Finding Hope Festival was founded with the intention of meeting people in the midst of their mental health struggles: depression, anxiety, addiction and suicidal thoughts. They meet people first with songs that provide anthems of hope for the hopeless. They follow up with practical ministries and resources to continue to support each person in their recovery journey.
The Letter Black has a lot of momentum following the release of their self-titled Rockfest Records debut. Sarah Anthony took a few minutes out of a busy personal and professional schedule to talk with Rock On Purpose contributor Matt Durlin about the new record, family life and why music matters.
Rock on Purpose writer Jessica Walker caught up with Josh, Jarob, and TJ from The Protest backstage at Kingdom Come Festival!
This guest article is contributed by Brandon Trlak, lead singer of The Midnight Wedding. "Kill Me" is the band's latest single, a song that takes us into Brandon's deeply personal struggle with suicidal depression.
Platinum-earning drummer, breast cancer survivor, producer: Lori Peters-George has worn a lot of hats in her lifetime. Although her years as drummer for Skillet saw her on stages around the world during the band's early ascent to fame, the ways she has spent her life in the years since that season came to a close might be even more significant. Rock On Purpose contributor Matt Sassano spent some time talking with Lori and her husband Chris George, taking a deep dive into their story, their studio, and the redemption testimonies that drive them.
2021 sees Love Like Gravity roaring back to life in a big way with "Devil's In the Details," a crunchy, grungy rock tune with a wild lyrical tone of warning. I caught up with lead singer Cale Kight about what the band has been up to and what led to their powerhouse return.
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.