Christian hardcore or Christcore refers to hardcore punk bands that promote Christian beliefs. How these bands promote Christianity, and to what extent, varies between bands. Christian hardcore bands often openly state their beliefs and employ Christian imagery in their lyrics, and may be considered a part of the Christian music industry. Fans of Christian hardcore music are not exclusively believers in the Christian religion. Thanks to some innovators in the hardcore movement such as Extol , Zao , Living Sacrifice , and the hardcore movement in general, the audience has become less exclusive.
Check out our gallery of Emmy nominees in the leading and supporting acting categories in real life and in character. See more Emmy nominees. Christian Hardcore musicians Harp and Lyre, from Oklahoma City, explain their passionate desire to play heavy music while promoting Jesus Christ to their fans.