Tag Archives: Rock

Review: Third Day – Lead Us Back: Songs of Worship (Deluxe Edition)

ThirdDayIn a time when the worship “genre” so to speak was still in its infancy, artists having to toe the line between being a rock, pop, or country artist versus a “worship artist,” Third Day helped to rewrite the book on what worship was for the time with the release of their record, Offerings: A Worship Album. Building on their strong foundation of worship as part of their band’s DNA, the Georgia-based collective delivered a killer set of new and old songs, infused with the southern rock they were known for, following with a sequel to that project a few years later, and setting into motion a trend that has yet to abate. The band’s latest project, Lead Us Back: Songs of Worship, finds them picking up the worship mantel once again and once again they deliver, unpacking a solid set of original corporate worship songs.

Review: RED – of Beauty and Rage

REDAll of life is a unique collision of seeming opposites, the good and the bad, the ugly and the beautiful. And on their latest outing, of Beauty and Rage, hard rock outfit RED places that compelling dichotomy front and center, tackling the darkness of the world while juxtaposing it against the beauty that is found in grace and mercy. It’s a sound and mission that is squarely within the band’s wheelhouse and they take it and run, resulting in a strong, emotive effort.

Review: Aaron Gillespie – Grace Through the Wandering

AaronGillespieAaron Gillespie is an artist who, in a relatively short amount of time, has managed to don a number of hats. The former drummer for celebrated rock outfit UNDEROATH, frontman for his own rock undertaking The Almost, drummer for Paramore, and, for just over a year, worship pastor Gillespie has done just about everything, leaving one to wonder where his journey will take him next. Gillespie himself seems to embrace this question and on his second solo worship outing, Grace Through the Wandering, he contemplates the journey while celebrating the grace and mercy of Christ.

Audio Adrenaline Drops New Single, “Love Was Stronger”

AudioAdrenaline“Love Was Stronger,” the highly-anticipated new single from two-time GRAMMY® Award-winning recording artist and one of Christian music’s most popular bands, Audio Adrenaline, drops today, in advance of the May 5 release of the group’s Fair Trade Services sophomore album, Sound of the Saints.

Jimmy Needham Set to Release New Album This May

JimmyNeedhamFollowing his highly acclaimed 2012 release Clear the Stage, Platinum Pop President Dale Bray announces that Jimmy Needham will be releasing his first studio album for the company on May 5, 2015.

Newsboys Set to Launch “We Believe…God’s Not Dead” Tour

newsboysGRAMMY®-nominated, best-selling mega group Newsboys is poised to launch the “We Believe…God’s Not Dead” 2015 Spring Tour next week, on the heels of the band’s four K-LOVE Fan Awards nominations, which were recently announced.

NEEDTOBREATHE Announces Dates for the “Tour De Campadres” Tour

NEEDTOBREATHEAtlantic recording group NEEDTOBREATHE has announced details for their first North American headlining tour of 2015.  Dubbed “Tour De Compadres,” the 40 city run supports the GRAMMY-nominated rock band’s latest album, RIVERS IN THE WASTELAND, and will kick off at the Tuscaloosa Amphitheater in Tuscaloosa, AL on April 23rd.

Review: Drew Holcomb & the Neighbors – Medicine

Drew HolcombEver since the release of their debut album, Washed in Blue, Tennessee-based act Drew Holcomb and The Neighbors have steadily been making waves. The band’s rising success has garnered them numbers of television placements on shows like “Army Wives” and Showtime’s “United States of Tara” as well as the opportunity to perform alongside acts like Ryan Adams, The Avett Brothers, and Dave Barnes, among many, many more. And with the release of the band’s latest effort, Medicine, that trend doesn’t seem in any danger of stopping as they deliver more of their signature Americana-flavored stylings.