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.
Stonewall Static talks about everything from their music and mission to their unique merch table (we're not kidding: Mario Kart is involved).
David Pataconi is a rising musician, producer and mixing engineer who debuted this year at Kingdom Come Festival in Indiana. The Arizona-based artist is poised to launch his sound into the world— an industrial electronic rock sonicscape that draws on everything from Depeche Mode to Demon Hunter.
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.
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.
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.
We're here to introduce you to The Burgundy Years podcast, a show for both nostalgia-seeking fans of 1990s era Christian rock and new listeners looking to learn about an era when faith-based alternative music was a main event.
Before Pitfest 2020 in Marion, Indiana, artist and ROP contributor Matt Sassano sat down with The Midnight Wedding's Brandon and Caitlin Trlak to talk about their music, their mission– and their favorite movies.
Get to know Jenna Parr and enjoy the debut of her brand new music video for "Those Eyes!"