At the end of one decade and the beginning of the next, the Rock On Purpose staff took some time to reflect on the albums that shaped the musical (and personal) landscape for them over the past 10 years.
Many years over the past decade, it has been a struggle to find enough albums to round out a satisfying end-of-year list. 2019 bucked that trend in a powerful way, offering up a wide range of outstanding albums in every sub-genre of rock and metal.
Switchfoot presented the tour as a way to thank their fans for more than 20 years of music. Really, it also ultimately served as proof of why this group can easily fill out auditoriums after over two decades. The songs cast a little light on the things that survive the shipwrecks, the things that outlast the storms: love, hope, redemption, melody, community. The resilience of those things through all the worst chapters we live is truly a joy invincible.
In honor of a decade of Innocence & Instinct, the Rock On Purpose team reflected on a few of their personal favorites from this milestone record.
Skillet recently kicked off their Victorious Sky tour with Alter Bridge, bringing their customary energy to Columbus, OH.
Meeting Josh and Lacey Sturm and seeing a live performance after all these years of listening to and following the music and ministry was such an incredible experience. I would encourage anyone who hasn't to get out to a live show-- it is a spiritually and emotionally awakening experience.
Contributor Sharayah Franklin reflects back on the once-in-a-lifetime experience that is the Jesus Freak Cruise.
Every year, the organization To Write Love On Her Arms carefully crafts a campaign around World Suicide Prevention Day (September 10). The nonprofit has a long history in the music scene, a legacy that continues as artists participate in this year's theme. This year, the WSPD campaign theme is "You Make Today Better." According to [...]
The new songs from Victorious held up just as well in this setting as the older classics, leaving the room satisfied by a set that felt energetic and cohesive. Skillet's set on the Victorious War tour was a statement to me, to the whole world: Skillet doesn't need an arena to put on a good show.
Breaking Benjamin has always been intentional in investing in charitable work, most recently bringing their music directly to those who need it most with the St. Jude Sessions.