Cryptic Rock Interviews Michael Barnes

Photo: Stephanie Pearl Photography

Photo: Stephanie Pearl Photography

"...the music talks about society and identity. We never pinpoint what a song is about because we want to leave it open ended. We do this because we want it to effect people at whatever point they are in their life at that time. When they hear the song again later, they might see it differently."

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Examiner.com/AXS Interviews Randy Armstrong

"With album five, though, we pushed ourselves farther than we ever have in music. We poured everything that we’ve learned up to this point in this album and the result is something that we’re really happy with. I went online and it said that this record was our ‘magnum opus.’ And I really feel that it is."

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RED’S ALBUM of BEAUTY and RAGE DEBUTS IN THE TOP 15 ON THE BILLBOARD TOP 200

RED’S ALBUM of BEAUTY and RAGE DEBUTS IN THE TOP 15 ON THE BILLBOARD TOP 200 AND #1 ON BILLBOARD’S CHRISTIAN AND GOSPEL ALBUMS CHART

BAND ON TOUR WITH ISLANDER AND 3 YEARS HOLLOW; MUSIC VIDEO OF SINGLE “DARKEST PART” PREMIERED ON LOUDWIRE FEBRUARY 23

Nashville, Tenn (March 4, 2015)— GRAMMY® nominated rock band RED debuted this week in the Top 15 on the Billboard Top 200, #1 on Billboard’s Top Christian and Gospel Albums chart, and is #10 on the SoundScan Top Current Albums chart - with the recent February 24 release their fifth studio album titled of BEAUTY and RAGE, on Essential Records.  Their 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 the “Darkest Part” premiered on Loudwire on February 23, and is also featured on Xbox Live consoles. Watch the video here -https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7KzK-1M3QjE. 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 - Michael Barnes (vocals) and twin brothers Anthony Armstrong (guitar) and Randy Armstrong (bass) has garnered two GRAMMY® nominations, five GMA Dove Awards, two Top 10 Active Rock singles, three Top 10 Mainstream Rock singles, and 10 consecutive #1 hits at Christian radio – and currently hosts more than one million Facebook fans. The band has sold more than one million albums collectively with of BEAUTY and RAGE, RELEASE THE PANIC, UNTIL WE HAVE FACES, INNOCENCE & INSTINCT and END OF SILENCE.

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, the 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.

of BEAUTY and RAGE’s 15-song track listing includes:

Descent (album only)

Imposter

Shadow and Soul

Darkest Part

Fight to Forget

Of These Chains

Falling Sky

The Forest (album only)

Yours Again

What You Keep Alive

Gravity Lies

Take Me Over

The Ever

Part That’s Holding On

Ascent (album only)

 

Official website - http://www.redmusiconline.com/

Twitter - https://twitter.com/redmusiconline

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Instagram – http://instagram.com/REDMUSICONLINE

Cryptic Rock Reviews of Beauty and Rage

"of Beauty and Rage begins and ends with heavy, rolling sounds. From the single performances of the musicians to the emotions generated by the songs, there is no doubt that this mission was successful. of Beauty and Rage is gut-wrenching, with heavy, musical depth and strong, polished visuals from the band’s associated, full-length graphic novel."

Read the full review here.