Any christian bands that RAWK?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Uncle K, Nov 9, 2012.

  1. Uncle K

    Uncle K The custodian is your enemy Supporting Member

    Aug 22, 2011
    Erie, PA
    So I have an audition with a christian band on Saturday. The keyboardist/bandleader was texting me today, setting up a time etc. and he gave me this song that the band wants to play. So I youtube the song.....and I HATE it. That's when it hit me: I find christian bands boring.

    I've commited to the audition, but if they play music like this I just won't join. So does anyone know any up-tempo, hard rocking christian bands? I'd like to go in and say "hey, you guys know any songs by (such and such)" and see what happens.
  2. neebs


    Oct 25, 2011
    Manteca, California
    As in christian members? Or christian lyrics?

    I try really hard to enjoy christian themed music.. it's very hard. Sometimes painful haha, but I do enjoy playing it. Only because my worship director given me the permission to be a cannon with no safety.

    I think the only actual christian themed music I enjoy listening to though.. is Demon Hunter.
    But I also like Emery.. but they're just 'christian' members.

    Demon Hunter is pretty raw. Oh yeah.. Sleeping Giant is pretty cool. But they're more metal type of music. I'm not even sure they're down with that.

    Are you allowed to incorporate your own style into their music... or they want you to do exactly as they say? That would get quite dull.
  3. curbowkid

    curbowkid Guest

    Jun 27, 2011
    Brooklyn, New York
    Ex guitarist for Korn. He puts out some heavy stuff

    POD is Christian but not to heavy. Still rock though
  4. paganjack


    Dec 25, 2007
    Los Angeles, CA
  5. hdracer


    Feb 15, 2009
    Elk River, MN.
    I am not really into that style of music but Norm Stockton is a great bass player. He has a lot of his own music and he plays with Lincoln Brewster
  6. SactoBass

    SactoBass There are some who call me.......Sactobass Supporting Member

    Jul 8, 2009
    Sacramento CA
    BROTHER: "And Saint Atila raised the bass guitar up on high, saying, 'Oh, Lord, bless this thy bass guitar that with it thou mayest play thy bass notes to perfection, in thy mercy.' And the Lord did grin, and bassists did feast upon the Alembics, and Rickenbackers, and Laklands, and Rob Allens, and Fenders, and Gibsons, and Spectors, and Ritters, and --"

    MAYNARD: Skip a bit, Brother.

    BROTHER: "And the Lord spake, saying, 'First shalt thou tune thy Holy bass. Then, shalt thou count to three, no more, no less. Three shalt be the number thou shalt count, and the number of the counting shalt be three. Four shalt thou not count, nor either count thou two, excepting that thou then proceed to three. Five is right out! Once the number three, being the third number, be reached, then lobbest thou thy Holy bass notes towards thou audience, who being Holy in my sight, shall love it.'"

    MAYNARD: Amen.
  7. neebs


    Oct 25, 2011
    Manteca, California
  8. Uncle K

    Uncle K The custodian is your enemy Supporting Member

    Aug 22, 2011
    Erie, PA
    Demon Hunter is exactly what I was thinking of, thanks.

    When I responded to their ad I was thinking along the lines of Hillsong, which probably would have been ok. But the song they gave me (Glorious by Martha Munizzi) is a straight-up R&B/soul tune, and I'm just not down with that (no offensive to R&B fans intended)

    Guess I'll just go and see what these guys have in mind.
  9. Rip Topaz

    Rip Topaz

    Aug 12, 2005
    Willow Street, PA
    Beta tester for Positive Grid

    Day of Fire.
  10. lpcarter

    lpcarter Supporting Member

    Jan 20, 2012
    Minneapolis, MN
    I toured with this band earlier this year:

    Not sure that he "rawks" but his music is pretty fun to play.

    Back when I played with this band:

    This band was awesome.

    Looks like they turned into a pop band too.

    Well anyway, you weren't asking for this genre at all, but after spending a hefty handful of years in the Christian music circuit, I learned a lot about how it works, just how many bands ARE terrible (and how many aren't. A few.)

    And I'll say that the heavy music side of it was never my jam. But there were a few...really really good ones.

    The biggest difference between Christian and secular music is Christian bands automatically get a bunch of support. So some pretty terrible bands make it pretty far. Secular music isn't like that. I don't really need to explain that any further :)
  11. BassDoc51


    Dec 20, 2011
    Fairborn, OH
    Demon Hunter
  12. tycobb73


    Jul 23, 2006
    Grand Rapids MI
    I'm a big fan of Fireflight.
  13. Jhengsman


    Oct 17, 2007
    Los Angeles, CA
    If they sent you Martha Munizzi then they are probably in the same CCM/Gospel crossover genre as her, Champion, Israel & New Breed, Ricardo Sanchez and others. The sound of the mutiethnic mega church. Just a generation ago Motown may have been the secular crossover music that appealed to different communities the R&B/Nasville pop crossover is today's choice to reach the most diverse audience as Hillsongs, while popular would leave out many on one side as much as Bluegrass Gospel, or Christian Rock. Meanwhile Neosoul Urban Gospel or Quartet, a bluesy gospel as opposed to R&B would leave out the other audience
  14. Thrice, check out Thrice. Also MuteMath.

  15. spectorbass83


    Jun 6, 2005
    Thousand Foot Krutch!
  16. Ricky Caboverde

    Ricky Caboverde

    Feb 26, 2004
    Miami, FL
    older Zao (spicy), stretch armstrong (mild), me without you (...not really, but good)
  17. spector_boogie

    spector_boogie No Limit Honky

    Apr 15, 2012
    The Woodlands, TX
    RED is so freaking awesome. I didn't know they were necessarily "Christian" til afterwards but yeah they're amazing.
    Their 4th album is due early next year.
  18. Lazarus.Bird

    Lazarus.Bird Mr. Personality

    Aug 16, 2010
  19. spector_boogie

    spector_boogie No Limit Honky

    Apr 15, 2012
    The Woodlands, TX
    Unfortunately this. I was in I think JH when Tooth & Nail records came out and looooooottta crappy bands were on that label that otherwise would've never gotten traction from big labels.