New Live Acoustic Video: “To Whom It May Concern” from Atlas Rhoads

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The Bride has dragged her veil through mud and smeared it across the face of her dearest, Jesus Christ. We are told, “LOVE. ABOVE ALL, LOVE.” But the world doesn’t see that, it sees the mud dripping from our veil.

“To Whom It May Concern” was originally written to a specific person, and rooted from a place of sadness and pain over the secular perception of the Christian Church. Why does Christianity have such a broken and distorted identity? Our true essence is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. But millions across our planet would say otherwise.

This song is an apology for my actions.. and for the global Church. It’s a screaming plea that the goodness and beauty of the Savior not be judged by His saved children. It’s a conversation with anyone who has experienced anything but love from those who claim Christ. We claim Christ in our brokenness and because of our muddiness. He sees it all, every bit of our sin, and pursues us still. But until glory and full restoration, we will fail to reflect the perfection of our pursuer. Forgive us.

 


“Here We Go Again” From Atlas Rhoads Now Available for Radio Servicing

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Song Background:

This song came from a deeply rooted reality that each of the band members face in different ways. I believe when a human presses into a relationship with the holy Creator of the world, the journey of sanctification and the pursuit of holiness is met with a very heavy and violent battle of the flesh. I believe the awareness and hatred of the flesh directly correlates to one’s nearness to and love for the Father. I think that’s what we were experiencing during the season of writing this song. We have each grown in our spiritual journey immensely this year, and have continued to grasp the seriousness and weight of this battle. The battle may look very different for each Christian… whether it’s fighting the lust in your eyes, facing depression, fear,  laziness.. or whatever it may be. Here We Go Again simply portrays the life of a follower of Jesus, and the many monsters we agree to face in this beautiful journey of KNOWING Him. There is a specific line I would like to highlight:

“But oh, there is hope within the fight, this struggle brings one truth to light; a dead man does not fight, he has forsaken life. 

What you feed will truly grow, and what you starve will surely die. Resistance won’t survive, it must not survive.”

Simply stated, the reality that we ARE facing this “resistance” should bring hope and joy to our spirits. James encourages us by saying, “Find it pure joy my brothers when facing trials of various kinds.” 

The second line in the bridge was inspired by the story of the two dogs that were always fighting each other (one was named spirit, and the other named flesh). The man who owned these dogs was once asked “which one of these dogs wins the fight?” He responded, “the dog I feed the most.”

Run the race, hold onto Hope, and press into Jesus.


 

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Lyrics

Verse 1
I dreamt through the night
I blame the alarm,
but it’s all in my mind
Oh, what’s wrong with me?
I want to be free.

Verse 2
I feel this cold resistance
Eating away at who I’m born to be
Oh I want to be free
God, I wanna be free
A dark gravity

 

Verse 3
It seems those little demons
Have come out to play again with me
Oh, I wanna be free
I wanna be free
What’s wrong with me?

Chorus
A vicious cycle wars within
A battle I can’t seem to win
Here we go again. Here we go again.

Life is slipping from my veins
And I’m the only one to blame. Here we go again. Here we go again. Here we go again

Bridge
But oh, There is hope within the fight
The struggle brings one truth to light
A dead man does (cannot) not fight
He’s forsaken life

What you feed will truly grow, what you starve will surely die.
Resistance won’t survive..
It must not survive.

Chorus
A vicious cycle wars within
A battle I can’t seem to win
Here we go again. Here we go again.

A vicious cycle wars within
A battle I can’t seem to win
Here we go again. Here we go again.

Life is slipping from my veins
And I’m the only one to blame. Here we go again. Here we go again. Here we go again

Raging Storm Records Signs Indie Rockers Atlas Rhoads

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Raging Storm Records Signs Indie Rockers Atlas Rhoads

Lynchburg, VA – Raging Storm Records is proud to welcome Atlas Rhoads to it’s artist roster. Self described as “Symphonic Indie Gospel-Inspired Rock”, they bring forth a style of music that is uniquely their own. Currently hard at work in the studio recording their sophomore album, the band just released an advanced single titled “Here We Go Again”. With 10,000 monthly listeners on Spotify, the single is already picking up playlist attention, and is available immediately from Raging Storm for airplay.

“After talking to a few labels, we finally concluded that we would take the indie/unsigned route. We couldn’t find a label that we felt truly accompanied our vision and calling” says Atlas Rhoads guitarist and lead singer Timothy Riordan. “Then out of nowhere Raging Storm pops into our conversations, and we are signing the dotted line soon after. Raging Storms Records exists to serve and love creative Christian artists. They have already been such an encouragement and support to us. We have such high hopes and expectations for the months to come. So many great and exciting dreams and realities in the works, and we couldn’t be more pumped to join forces with this A-team and new family.”

“It is not often that an indie rock band stirs such emotion and passion for life and what’s important, as Atlas Rhoads does” says A&R rep Clay Dukes. “When I heard their new single “Here We Go Again” I was taken in by the honesty and sincerity of the lyrics, let alone the arrangement of song and melody. It is clear from their first single “Bride” that Atlas Rhoads is a band that seeks to cultivate a response from the listener that goes beyond just surface level to something that reaches the heart and soul of what it means to be human in this fallen world. The band excels creatively with wonderful lyricism and each song encompasses a wonderful message: we were made for something and someone greater, come along and join me. It is easy to find good bands, but it’s hard to find a great one. We at Raging Storm Records look forward to serving this amazing artist and watching them grow their ministry.”

 

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I’m Done from BoughtXBlood Now Available for Radio

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Radio stations that play heavy music can now get the latest single “I’m Done” from BoughtXBlood.

Song Background:

After spending time on the road playing with other Christian artists, the band found that there was something lacking in the industry: accountability. So many bands preached about God’s love, but no one said anything about being held accountable for their sins. When they felt the Lord leading them to address the problem, they could not stay quiet.

Inspired by the verse 2 Peter 1:10, which instructs us to make sure our calling and election is sure, and the previous verses that instruct us how to do that by increasing our knowledge and living Godly: the thought provoking, new single “I’m Done” was created.


 

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Lyrics

It’s time to forget everything that you’ve learned.
How long will this go on?
We say we’re fighting, yet these lies go on and on.
And how much hell must we go through?
We haven’t lost yet, but it’s up to me and you.
Run, run away from the appearance of evil.
Stand, stand on the word of God, and stop looking to men before they fail you.
For far too long I’ve stood silent in the shadows of those who seem greater.
But as I look I see them lead the lost down their own road of failure.
I’m standing boldly now.
Not the weak minded boy you ran over.
It’s not over yet. Cause knowledge is power and power will spread.
You’ve heard the truth and twist it up to make your life seem better.
Admit defeat, repent, believe.
Put off the old man and make everything new.
Well done thy good and faithful servant.
These are the words I want to hear.
I’m tired of all the lies that I keep hearing.
Until I hear Him say well done. I’m done.
I can’t believe that you have made it this far.
Your life reflects everything that you are.
With every chance you get you take it too far.
I’m done with it and everything that you are.
I’m done, done with it
I’m done, done with it
I’m done.
Well done they good and faithful servant.
These are the words I want to hear.
I’m tired of all the lies that I keep hearing.
Until I hear him say well done. I’m done.

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