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)

 

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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."

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New Release Tuesday Reviews of Beauty and Rage

"This is an album that is in every way what Red fans have hoped for from the band.

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."

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RED TO RELEASE FIFTH STUDIO ALBUM of BEAUTY and RAGE ON FEBRUARY 24

RED TO RELEASE FIFTH STUDIO ALBUM of BEAUTY and RAGE ON FEBRUARY 24

AWARD WINNING GROUP ON ESSENTIAL RECORDS PARTNERS WITH PLEDGEMUSIC FOR PRE-SALE OF ALBUM INCLUDING GRAPHIC NOVEL AND SPECIAL FAN OFFERINGS

Nashville, Tenn (January 13, 2015)— GRAMMY® nominated rock band RED will release their fifth studio album on February 24 titled of BEAUTY and RAGE, on Essential Records.  Their song, “Darkest Part,” will be released to Christian Rock Radio and “Yours Again” to Christian CHR/Hot AC, in February (date forthcoming).   Produced by Rob Graves, the new collection features the talents of Michael Barnes (vocals) and twin brothers Anthony Armstrong (guitar) and Randy Armstrong (bass).   RED has had Billboard 200 top-charting successes with their four previous releases – RELEASE THE PANIC, UNTIL WE HAVE FACES, INNOCENCE & INSTINCT and  END OF SILENCE.  They have also 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.  The band has sold more than one million albums to date and currently hosts more than one million Facebook fans.

In conjunction with the new release, RED has partnered with PledgeMusic.com to offer fans a chance to pre-order the album at available on the site at http://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/red.  The album purchase includes an exclusive, collectible, full-length graphic novel inspired by their music and videos, including the new music video for the song “Darkest Part,” due in February. With the pre-order packages, fans will receive instant access to special updates directly from the band via the ‘AccessPass,’ and will be the first to hear song samples, view exclusive photos, and get a behind-the-scenes view of the creation of the graphic novel. 

The PledgeMusic.com campaign also offers one-of-a-kind experiences and exclusive items for fans, including Skype guitar lessons with the band, playing golf with the band, attending an NFL game with the band, purchasing a RED customized Harley Davidson motorcycle, autographed CDs, exclusive t-shirts, handwritten lyrics, and much more. 

Says Barnes of the new release, “of BEAUTY and RAGE is about suffering and finding the beauty in that.  I know that no one in this world, especially in this country, likes to suffer, but we only become the strong individuals we are today from the trials and hardships we have faced in the past.”  Adds Randy Armstrong, “The album takes a look at the darkest, most inner struggles we face, whether they are self-inflicted or brought on by the outside world.  RED has always tried to challenge listeners to be real with themselves and to confront their struggles head on.”

The songs on of BEAUTY and RAGE reflect the band’s deep convictions about the human condition.   Says Anthony Armstrong, "Our struggles are the catalyst for us to experience both the beauty of life and the difficult times that bring rage and confusion. One can't exist without the other. It's okay for us to descend into the darkest parts of our souls to recognize and learn how to draw the beauty out of difficulty and character flaws."

Plans for a 2015 RED tour are to be announced.  RED’s extensive touring over the last decade has seen the band perform alongside such artists as Hinder, 3 Doors Down, Creed, Breaking Benjamin, Three Days Grace, Godsmack, Sevendust, Drowing Pool, Flyleaf, Seether, Papa Roach, Buckcherry, Saving Abel, Staind, 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)

 

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Twitter - https://twitter.com/redmusiconline

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Instagram – http://instagram.com/REDMUSICONLINE