From Highland Park to YouTube: Meet ‘Metal Jesus’

We’ve noticed his handle in WSB comments now and then … but didn’t realie till today that Metal Jesus is a West Seattle-based video personality/producer with a much-subscribed YouTube channel, “dedicated to all things retro video games and music,” that’s drawn 1.6 million-plus views. MJ’s real name is Jason and his channel Metal Jesus Rocks releases a new original video every week – above, today’s edition is a retrospective on the ’90s Seattle music scene – the sleepers as well as the superstars.

Jason, er, Metal Jesus describes himself as “a long-haired West Seattle rocker dude who used to work in the video game industry back in the 90′s at Sierra On-Line (Bellevue publisher of PC classics like Quest for Glory, King’s Quest, Leisure Suit Larry and much more),” later becoming “the editor of a professional video-game-review website, and (dabbling) in audio & video production.” You can join his channel’s 13,000+ subscribers (or just browse through the archives) here.

6 Replies to "From Highland Park to YouTube: Meet 'Metal Jesus' "

  • Sound Ad Group October 27, 2012 (7:22 am)

    I met Metal Jesus at an art walk once and he’s a really nice guy, love his YouTube channel.

  • Metal Jesus Rocks October 27, 2012 (8:19 am)

    Thanks for highlighting us on the web site! You can often see Rebecca & I running around West Seattle shooting footage at Easy Street Records, Coffee to a Tea, Lincoln Park or other local spots for our silly YouTube channel. West Seattle is such a great community and we love it here!

  • datamuse October 27, 2012 (11:56 am)

    Leisure Suit Larry! That takes me back…

  • East Coast Cynic October 27, 2012 (2:19 pm)

    Loved Bone Cellar-distorted garage rock guitar sound (with the original bass player-good low end sound) and Willard–Black Sabbath Grunge:).

    Unfortunately, Willard broke up far too soon. Saw them only once open for GG Allin at a place in Belltown called under the rail around 93—good set in a fine show.

  • Lachlan October 28, 2012 (8:53 am)

    Love these two. Same of our best and most creative friends!

  • Drunken Master Paul October 29, 2012 (2:39 pm)

    You gotta watch these two. If you’re not careful you will wind up in their basement making a fool out of yourself in front of the whole interwebs screaming “pong” at the top of your lungs and waking up covered in pug slobber. Not that I would know…

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