From the release of its Tooth & Nail Records debut Hanging On By A Thread
through literally today, The Letter Black’s been on the road incessantly, amassing one
of the most passionate fan bases in the hard rock ranks. Though it’s been a lengthy wait
for its sophomore follow-up Rebuild
, the band’s never been absent when it comes to
communication, regularly posting “Dear Diary” blogs on the band’s website to keep fans
in the loop on life behind the scenes. As front woman Sarah Anthony shares with CCM,
there’s plenty for The Letter Black’s faithful to look forward to this season, starting with
a Rage Against The Machine
-inspired new album, some meaningful messages against
hypocrisy and a major tour alongside some famous faces.
CCM: How would you describe the new Rebuild record in a nutshell?
The lyrics and music are more mature and focused than the first record,
and it is good ol’ heavy rock n’ roll. here
CCM: What’s the message behind your “Sick Charade” single?
That song is written about phony people
who lead a double life. The song challenges listeners
to be wise and not follow anyone blindly, and to make
sure they aren’t doing any charades in their own lives.
CCM: You guys have been very active online with your
“Dear Diary” blogs. How has that helped you connect with
The “Diary” lets people get a glimpse into
the other 23 hours of our lives that they don’t see
on stage and fans really enjoy seeing that we are
just like them. We’re very down to earth and letting
people see that is great.
CCM: What have been the biggest lessons you’ve learned
from your label debut in 2010 until now?
We have done so many shows that I have
gotten very comfortable on stage now and I love
entertaining people. I used to be shy so it took a
while to get comfortable up there, but now I am!
CCM: Who’s been your favorite band to tour with so far and
what can fans expect next from The Letter Black on the
We can’t pick just one. We have toured
with so many amazing bands with amazing people!
Some of our favorite shows are actually festivals
because it’s like a family reunion for bands. We are
touring with Thousand Foot Krutch, Love and Death
[led by former Korn guitarist Brian “Head” Welch]
and The Wedding and we are very excited about that!
This year will be full of touring like usual, so check
Facebook for new dates, which are being added all