Nashville, Tenn. — GRAMMY®-nominated rock band RED debuted this week in the Top 15 on the Billboard Top 200, No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Christian and Gospel Albums chart, and is No. 11 on the SoundScan Top Current Albums chart – with the Feb. 24 release of its fifth studio album of Beauty and Rage on SONY MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT’s Essential Records. The band’s song “Darkest Part” is currently Top 5 on Christian Rock Radio and “Yours Again” has been released to Christian CHR/Hot AC. The music video for “Darkest Part” premiered on Loudwire.com on Feb. 23, and is also featured on Xbox Live consoles. of Beauty and Rage marks the fifth consecutive RED album to chart on the Billboard Top 200. RED is currently on tour with Islander and 3 Years Hollow – to see a full list of tour dates, please visit www.redmusiconline.com.
RED consists of Michael Barnes (vocals) and twin brothers Anthony Armstrong (guitar) and Randy Armstrong (bass). The popular alt rock band has garnered two GRAMMY®nominations, five GMA Dove Awards, two Top 10 Active Rock singles, three Top 10 Mainstream Rock singles, and 15 consecutive No. 1 hits at Christian radio. The band currently hosts well over a million Facebook fans.
Along with this new album release, RED has had Billboard 200 top-charting successes with its four previous releases: Release The Panic (2013), Until We Have Faces (2011), Innocence & Instinct (2009), and its stunning debut album End of Silence (2006). The band has sold more than 1 million albums and more than 2 millions single-song downloads.
Says The Prelude Press: “RED’s new album of Beauty and Rage is a theatrical masterpiece. Right off the bat, this album hosts a huge sound that many bands strive to achieve, yet miss the mark. RED, however, have created a captivating, memorable, and most of all huge release with of Beauty and Rage.”
Echoes NewReleaseTuesday.com: “Showcasing RED’s signature brutal guitar riffs, darkly shimmering string section and introspective, high-concept lyrics alongside a mastery of melody achieved more recently, of Beauty and Rage is a triumph in RED’s breathtaking discography.”
Over the last decade, RED has performed alongside such artists as Hinder, 3 Doors Down, Creed, Breaking Benjamin, Three Days Grace, Godsmack, Sevendust, Drowning Pool, Flyleaf, Seether, Papa Roach, Buckcherry, Saving Abel, Stained, Third Day, Switchfoot, Skillet and others.
The 15-song track listing of the album includes:
Descent (album only)
Shadow and Soul
Fight to Forget
Of These Chains
The Forest (album only)
What You Keep Alive
Take Me Over
Part That’s Holding On
Ascent (album only)
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