Drummer Patrick Madsen Announces Solo Album

Patrick Madsen by Chad Fenner

Patrick Madsen (current drummer for Zahna and co-founder of The Guilty Party Podcast) shared some surprising and exciting news today on his social media: "Finally breaking ground on my first ever solo record!"

Live Music Returning: Show and Festival Roundup

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent precautions taken by authorities, the past year has been largely void of live music, save for a handful of tours and socially distanced festivals that proceeded cautiously. The industry has adapted by providing a multitude of livestream events, such as Disciple Love Letter Lockdown and Anberlin [...]

Silent Planet and Fit For a King Release Collaborative Singles

Silent King Merch and Single

Silent Planet and Fit For a King released a special dual single on April 9, trading vocalists on recent tracks from the bands. "Trilogy" by Silent Planet was reimagined with Fit For a King vocalist Ryan Kirby at the helm, while Garrett Russel put his vocal stamp on "Stockholm" by Fit For a King. The two Solid State bands have offered the joint singles in service of a greater cause, playfully calling their collaboration "Silent King."

The Sacrament of Hope: A Conversation with Remedy Drive’s David Zach

Remedy Drive The Sacrament of Hope

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.