In the 11th issue of the Pure Rock Report, Mary Nikkel spoke with David Zach of Remedy Drive about the coronavirus crisis, social distancing, and how songs are serving as beacons of community and hope.
Rusty Shipp is an independent rock band from Nashville, TN. Fresh off the release of their sophomore album Liquid Exorcist, the band took some time to hang out with us and answer some questions about the new album, how the band came together, and their goals for the future. We met at a Mexican restaurant [...]
We recently caught up with Jennifer Benson to get to know more about the band, their influences, and the new single and video "Demons 777."
Disciple is one of the most enduring forces in their genre, a powerhouse driven by the dual passions of rock and roll and the message of God's restorative love. Some bands might not have much to say after over two decades and eleven albums. But if you've heard Disciple's twelfth studio album Love Letter Kill Shot, you know that they still have plenty to talk about.
Egypt Speaks is one of the most unique voices in contemporary faith-based art. She's an established instrumentalist, songwriter, and speaker-- but her voice has been heard most consistently as a powerful poet and spoken word artist. This year, Egypt released her third full recorded album, a project titled Wanderer. The 12 tracks are equal parts artistry and conversation, like finding a new friend in the verses. I had the privilege of talking to Egypt about Wanderer and her unique story as an artist.
In this in-depth interview, Random Hero takes us behind the album Tension, what the creative process looked like, how the got connected to Rockfest Records, and what their heart is for you-- the listener.
Random Hero performed the track "Tension" from their upcoming album of the same name for Rock On Purpose. You can find Tension on all major digital retailers August 23, including Spotify and Apple Music.
We talked with The Persuaded about their debut Rockfest Records album, Dawn of Destruction, and the way that a heart for the suicidal, depressed, and broken informs everything the band does.
Last month, we heard the first fruit of Red's renaissance, a track titled "The Evening Hate." Red bass player Randy Armstrong took some time to share with Rock On Purpose about the song and what the future looks like as this veteran rock band starts something new.
Remedy Drive has transformed their band into a support for the work of justice, from the music they make to the merch they sell to actual undercover work overseas with The Exodus Road.