Rend Collective have released their brand new single 'Revival Anthem.' "God is on the move and we will not be brainwashed by the propaganda of the Enemy that tells us otherwise", said the band.
"Not even on the heartbreaking day we stepped up to the mic at Phoenix Park in Dublin, which was prepared for over a million Catholic Christians to attend the Pope's visit and we saw a tiny fraction of that number, standing scattered and defeated like the dry bones littering the valley.
We believe because we've heard an anthem rising up. I heard it in what I believe to be the voice of God, rousing me from my sleep at 3 am in the middle of a winter's night, with a promise to breathe life upon my homeland, like divine CPR. I've heard it in the war cries of 3000 German worshippers, rattling Hell's gates in Stuttgart. I've heard it deep underground in a grimy club in Budapest. I've heard it ring out in the capital of my own blood-stained city of Belfast. In Dublin. In Sweden. In the Faroe Islands. Across North America. To the ends of the earth Because there are no Godless spaces. This is our revival anthem. Can you hear it?"
Hailing from a small town off the coast of Northern Ireland, Rend Collective (Gareth Gilkeson, Chris Llewellyn, Ali Gilkeson, Patrick Thompson and Stephen Mitchell) wants to be known as a celebration band, worshiping for God's Glory and fame. Since the release of their first album, Organic Family Hymnal, the group's authentic and energetic style of worship has attracted an international audience, with career sales of more than 300,000 albums.
The group saw early success as their first ever single "Build Your Kingdom Here," peaked at No. 12 on the National Christian Audience Chart. Their 2014 release, The Art of Celebration, charted at No. 1 on the Billboard Christian Albums Chart within the first week of its release. Known for their electric lively worship, the band has been a part of several major tours with top artists such as Chris Tomlin, MercyMe, Kari Jobe, Lecrae and more. The group released critically acclaimed As Family We Go in 2015, followed by, Campfire Christmas Volume 1, their first Christmas record, and Campfire II, both in 2016. The critically acclaimed Good News released in 2017, followed by Good News: Deluxe Edition (2018), now available everywhere.