Welcome to The Rock Report with Ryan Adams. This is the third edition in which I share five things from the Christian rock and metal scene. Perhaps you know someone who needs to hear a song or message, or maybe you do yourself! Either way, I hope you find encouragement and enjoyment here.
Relentless Flood was formed by Marshal Huffman and Dale Huffman in 2009 in Spruce Pine, North Carolina. Their first album, Stand released in 2012, followed by The Time is Now in 2014, then their latest, Escape the Fall in 2018. Their breakout songs were, "Still I Know" and "Come Home" from The Time is Now, which features T.J. Harris, formally of Decyfer Down.
Relentless Flood has been a supporting act for several bigger rock acts, such as Ashes Remain, Decyfer Down, and Scott Stapp, and soon, Disciple. Their music has well-balanced amounts of rhythmic rock and melodic rock. It creates a familiar, yet strong sound. To top it off, their faith is made clear throughout their lyrics. Listening through any of the three albums you will hear messages of hope and faith without having to dig deep into the lyrics. http://relentlessflood.com/ has some good footage of live performances and links to their music. Keep an eye on them! They promise more is coming soon!
New Tour: Disciple
Disciple's twelfth album entitled Love Letter Kill Shot is coming in hot and they have a headlining tour to support its release! The Love Letter Kill Shot Tour is supported by Relentless Flood and fellow Tooth and Nail labelmates Paradise Now. Disciple is known for giving a Gospel presentation from lead singer Kevin Young, having passionate shows, and have rewarding V.I.P. packages. September 15th to November 7th seem to be the tour dates for this line-up. Disciple is coming fresh off of numerous festivals around the country and have a few dates after this tour on their website as well. This tour is mostly going to be on the West Coast of the U.S.A. See the tour dates here
Watch the lyric video for one of their new singles:
News Headline: Random Hero's Debut Success
"The Billboard Charts are in! TENSION debuted at:
#13 Billboard Christian Album Sales Chart
#21 Billboard Heatseekers Charts
#26 Billboard New Hard Rock Album Sales Chart
THANK YOU ALL SO SO MUCH!
Keep listening, streaming and spreading the word!"
Random Hero released this statement after the first week of sales for their new album, Tension, which dropped August 24th, 2019. Following their successful debut, Random Hero went on to support RED on their tour, including several sold out shows. Tension has recieved positive critical reception and marks a great chapter for the band to move forward with. Check out the full news update here
Here is a live performance of the title track:
A Throwback Album: We As Human's self-titled album
Some bands only make a small of amount of music before their time is up, due to whatever circumstances brings about their ending. We As Human is one of those bands. They released an EP, We As Human EP in 2011. John Cooper of Skillet found the EP and the band and loved them! He took them to Atlantic Records and recorded their full-length self-titledWe As Humanin 2013. The album has two renowned guests on it, John Cooper, and Lacey Sturm, on separate songs. They tackle themes such as spiritual conditions, surrender, suffering, depression, and ends in a bold, declarative song of their faith. After the lead singer left in 2016, the remaining band members formed As We Ascend and have one album out so far.
The lyric video for one of their most popular songs is right here:
A Song Devotional: War of Ages, "Miles Apart"
We know that following Jesus will include times of suffering and hardships. The great benefit to following Jesus anyways, is His promise that the Holy Spirit will never leave us. Life would be a lot more difficult with the Spirit in us to help us. War of Age's lead single, "Miles Apart" talks about this truth. "This life is hell without you. I would trade it all to feel you." An acknowledgement of our dependence on Him to get us through until we meet in Heaven is key to keep going. They encourage us to "find strength through the suffering. Skies turn black, but the sun will rise." There will be a time when the sun shines, and you can see hope and feel love. Maybe not yet, so find strength through the suffering, and remember it will be much worse if you do not stay in relationship with Christ, because then, you will not feel Him with you anymore. That is truly the hell in all the suffering.
The music video for this powerful song is here:
Ryan Adams has grown to love music that focuses on Christ and Biblical messages. Thanks to one of his best friends, he fell in love with rock and metal music and even more so with the messages and artists. He currently lives in Ohio.
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