I was honored to have a conversation with Alex about the project, the way these songs have become woven through the living tapestry of his life– and the lives of so many others. The result was a deep dive into what it means to be a musician, and what it means to be human.
For David Zach of Remedy Drive, darkness is not a stranger. For seven years, he has transformed the work of his band to align with the work of justice– specifically, the work of freeing enslaved individuals around the world in partnership with The Exodus Road. Imago Amor is the third album centered on telling the stories he's encountered along the way. The songs capture a defiant hope that resonates both in the work of justice, and in the work of being human and whole in a broken, breaking world. I had the opportunity to catch up with David about what it means to be made in the image of love, how he's navigated the past year of human history, and what it means to practice hope as a sacrament.
Reclaim the Day is a key voice in the new class of faith-based rock and roll. Their song "Who You Are" introduced the band to the world, showcasing a passionate and dramatic rock sound reminiscent of Skillet and Evanescence. 2021 has kicked off with the band's follow-up single, "Sentenced to Life." The band's mission is driven by the power of their own personal experiences with depression, anxiety, and grief, every lyric screaming with the force of the hope they've found. On behalf of Rock On Purpose, Matt Sassano caught up with the band on their new single and what lies ahead.
Zahna is gearing up for a busy 2021, so what better way to close out 2020 than with a very loud reminder that she is very much a force in the hard rock and metal genre? Contributors Matt Durlin and Jessica Walker bring you an exclusive look at all things Zahna.
We are kicking off a new year and by introducing a brand new metal band, hailing from North Carolina. Aseity is exploding out of the starting blocks in 2021 by dropping a fierce and heavy debut single, "Losing Myself," and a corresponding concept video.
April Samuels, founder of Breast Cancer Can Stick It, shared with Rock On Purpose's Matt Sassano about what inspired her to spread awareness through rock and roll.
Listen to "Enforcers" by The Midnight Wedding (featuring Kevin Young of Disciple) exclusively right here on Rock On Purpose. Then read lead singer Brandon Trlak's thoughts on the powerful message behind the song.
With an impressive musical resume including five years playing for Kutless and stints in rock worship bands Worth Dying For and Kingdom, Nate is an experienced instrumentalist. With his debut album I'm A Wreck, for the first time the world had the opportunity to hear his perspective as well as his notable guitar riff skills. The result is true Christian punk rock: the kind that challenges the ruling powers of our modern landscape while pledging allegiance to the Kingdom of Heaven alone. We talked about that kind of music, and about his impressive DIY work ethic, in this exclusive interview.
Before Pitfest 2020 in Marion, Indiana, artist and ROP contributor Matt Sassano sat down with The Midnight Wedding's Brandon and Caitlin Trlak to talk about their music, their mission– and their favorite movies.
Get to know Jenna Parr and enjoy the debut of her brand new music video for "Those Eyes!"