This year has been, as my mental health coach likes to say, a gnarly roller coaster ride of a year. In particular, I want to reflect back on how music has been integral throughout this year.
This year, Rock On Purpose was a proud sponsor of Chains Unchained 2021. Our contributor Matt Sassano caught up with Chains Unchained founder Wayne Nale to learn more about the event's history and the man behind its origins.
Chains Unchained 2021 is in the books, with the proceeds from this year going to charities like His Table Ministries. The festival featured a lineup with headliners Chaotic Resemblance and The Protest, along with Zahna and Bred 4 War, and introduced a fiery fan favorite metalcore band, Brotality.
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.
Disciple's Anniversary X was an evening that celebrated where the band has been in the past while proving why they're still at the forefront of their industry in the present. Rock On Purpose contributing writers Jessica Walker, Sharayah Franklin, and Sam Segar took some time to reflect and share their thoughts on the experience.
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.
Jesus Freak wasn’t just a success for its time, but rather a revolutionary reshaping of how Christian music was written, produced, performed and perceived.
The Rock On Purpose staff (who have all been impacted by this album in some way) got together to share their thoughts about what Jesus Freak means and why it still matters so much, a quarter century later.
James Franchise, a solo artist from New York, has been making a name for himself by taking worship songs and giving them a metalcore spin.
Jessica Walker and Matt Sassano reflect on a unique year of Kingdom Come Festival in Greentown, IN.