We as Human was a Christian rock band from Sandpoint, Idaho formed in 2006. The band independently released their first album, Until We're Dead, in 2006, followed by an EP entitled Burning Satellites in 2008.
After touring throughout the region alongside a soundtrack slot in a national commercial for Xbox 360's "Section 8" video game, the guys scored an unexpected networking opportunity of a lifetime.
"Our road manager at the time was working a Skillet show as a runner and a couple of the band members ended up in our touring van," recalled frontman Justin Cordle. "As they were driving around, he said ‘Hey, I know you get CDs all the time, but this one from We As Human is way more awesome than all the others.' It wound up making its way to the band's frontman John Cooper, kind of as a joke at first because they really do get demos pitched to them all the time, but he put it in, absolutely loved it and said we were one of the best bands he's heard in quite a few years."
From there, the multi-platinum, chart-topping Skillet made the introduction to Atlantic, who agreed on its leader's assessment. The band signed with Atlantic, and in 2011, they released their self-titled major label debut EP. It charted at No. 35 on the Billboard Top Christian Albums chart and No. 27 on the Heatseekers Albums chart.
Their debut major record label album, We As Human, was released in 2013. It debuted at No. 3 on the Billboard Christian Albums chart and No. 8 on the Billboard Hard Rock charts. The song "Strike Back" was nominated for Best Rock Song Of The Year at the 2013 Dove Awards, as well as peaking at No. 20 on the Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks chart. Two more songs, "Zombie" and "Dead Man" were also nominated for Dove Awards in 2014 and 2015. The band charted their first No. 1 single in May 2014 with their song "Take The Bullets Away" featuring Lacey Sturm.
In early 2016, the band ended after the departure of lead singer Justin Cordle, who owns the name We As Human.
Jesus| Posted October 29, 2014
One of the reasons I consider listening to an artist is the character behind the band. I love great hard rock songs, live or recorded, along the lines of bands like Decemberadio or 7eventh Time Down, for example.
The reason the band does what it does is really important to me, too. It's hard to tell what sets We As Human apart from any other band out there. Do you play to glorify God? Do you want to use your incredible musical gifts to help others listening draw closer to Christ. What role does Jesus play in your personal and professional lives? These are the kinds of questions I would love to see addressed in your summary here. Actually, these are the questions I would hope New Release Tuesday would seek for a band to address in some way for any band it posts to its artist database.