GRAMMY® nominated, RIAA Certified Gold-selling Christian rock band RED has released its seventh studio album and first-ever independent, full-length album Declaration, one week earlier than expected from RED Entertainment/The Fuel Music. The album is available now at digital and streaming outlets globally.
A tour de force, Declaration features lead singer Michael Barnes crisscrossing the anthemic breadth of RED's unique balance of raw refinement and poised aggression, blending nu metal and alternative hard rock with both classical and orchestral elements.
"Having honed its orchestral crossover for the past 18 years, RED simply dials it in like no other band," notes Max Heilman of RIFF Magazine. "The unorthodox arrangements sneak their way through bold rock and roll, until you're flying through the stratosphere with a harmony-fueled jetpack."
This kind of journey is by design, as guitarist/writer Anthony Armstrong discussed with Loudwire's Chad Childers in a feature story this week. "Every time we do a record, we try to do that, putting the tracks in order to where you do go on a bit of a ride."
While rescheduling its US, Europe and Russia tours, RED is teaming with YouTube Live and Facebook Live to reach a global audience with its "DECLARATION" event today (April 3) beginning at 9:00 am (Los Angeles) / 12:00 Noon (New York City / Rio de Janeiro) / 4:00 pm (London) / 7:00 pm (Moscow). During the event they will perform acoustic renditions of the new music, as well as take questions from fans. Tune into the event at https://youtu.be/MJqes9DTgvs or www.facebook.com/events/624442314954846.
Since bursting on the scene with breakout single "Breathe Into Me" and album End Of Silence (2006), both certified gold, RED has built its career not only on music, but a visual representation of matching scope. From cross-album narrative-weaving music videos to pyrotechnic infused graphic-novel-come-to-life arena tours, the band delivers a multiple sensory spectacle. The result is an intense, emotional connection with a global audience, now spanning more than 20 No. 1 radio singles and three million albums sold/streamed worldwide.
Rock band RED, comprised of Michael Barnes (vocals), identical twin brothers Anthony (guitars) and Randy Armstrong (Bass), and Dan Johnson (drums), launched its RIAA Certified Gold album End of Silence in 2006 followed by five acclaimed albums that together amassed two million albums sold, hundreds of millions of streams, two Top 10 Active Rock singles, three Top 10 Mainstream Rock singles, 24 consecutive No. 1 hits at CRR radio and two Gold-selling singles ("Breathe Into Me," "Already Over"). The band has also received two GRAMMY nominations, six Dove Awards and multiple film, TV and gaming placements while being featured by Conan, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, USA Today, Rolling Stone, Guitar World and many more. The band's touring has taken them to more than 25 countries across 2,500+ concerts while their musical instrument endorsements include: Westone, PRS Guitars, Peavey.com, Mesa Boogie Amps, Line 6 and more. Forming RED ENTERTAINMENT last year, the band launches its DECLARATION everywhere April 3.