The internationally recognized praise band Planetshakers globally released their new album REVIVAL this week. The album is available to stream/purchase now at all major outlets. The album was recorded live during the REVIVAL Conference held April 1-3 at Planetshakers Church in Melbourne, Australia during a brief break in the pandemic lockdowns.
With curfews set at 8:00 pm and with only trips to the grocery store and up to two hours of outdoor exercise allowed, a word of hope, of revival, came from Planetshakers Pastor Russell Evans.
"As the world faces one of its most challenging predicaments and the church globally faces restrictions in the free world that are surprising, to say the least, God declared over Planetshakers as a movement, 'REVIVAL!'" exclaims Worship Leader and Pastor Sam Evans. "He then opened up a window of opportunity for us to join together as a church to hold REVIVAL Conference. It was raw, emotional, and powerful! In the midst of restriction, God was not restricted. He moved in healing power -- restoring, renewing, reviving.
"After being oppressed for months and months, it was such an incredible blessing to gather together," continues Pastor Sam. "The songs we were singing and the declarations we were making were so the opposite of what we were experiencing. We want to share this experience with the world with the hope of encouraging and empowering others to stand on God's promise and believe in His ability to revive any situation with His mighty resurrection power."
Capturing the pent-up, heartfelt roar of praise and worship that erupted during the conference in perhaps the rawest live recording ever released from Planetshakers, REVIVAL is a full production experience. The album not only introduces some new worship leaders but also features the core Planetshakers worship team consisting of Joth Hunt, Sam Evans, Andy Harrison, Josh Ham, Aimee Evans, and more.
Although Melbourne is again locked down with one of the harshest restrictions in the world despite relatively low numbers of COVID cases, Planetshakers continues its mission to "empower generations to win generations." The ministry is seeing huge streaming numbers online with hundreds of thousands of people from all across the globe connecting to its worship services and resources remotely.
"The passion to see other people connected to God through worship hasn't changed. It is my greatest source of joy and continues to motivate me and propel me forward," shares Pastor Sam. "I want everyone all over the world to experience what I experience."
In conjunction with the release of the album, there is also a special Planetshakers Revival 7 Day Devotional available now on YouVersion. You can read it by clicking here.