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CCM How did you guys find each other?
We were actually in separate bands…we all ended up
breaking up at the same time, and we’d all played shows
together and kind of became friends. It just clicked. We
started writing songs, and it came really fast. That was
about a year ago.
CCM: Did you always want to be a musician in the
Christian industry, or were you just hoping to be a
musician…and a Christian?
When we started writing songs, they’re definitely all
from a Christian perspective, whether a song is about
our relationships with our wives, a loved one or about
God, we think people can take meaning from both those
things. We definitely want to be playing churches, but
we also opened for Motley Crue earlier this year. So we’re
open to a lot of different venues and places to share our
CCM: Motley Crue…Church…that’s
quite a stretch! What drives you to
We want to take our message and
our lifestyle out. We love playing
churches and it’s kind of a refueling
for us to be with people who share
Christ in common with us, but we
really like the evangelistic part of
this to be able to talk to people at
the merch table or fans backstage.
We really enjoy that opportunity for
them to see our personalities and
CCM: For some reason, when I see
your name, I think of the show
“Lost,” yet I suspect that much of it comes from
someplace deeper than primetime. What does your
It came from the Old Testament. They used to have cities
of refuge where criminals could go and have a safe haven
to await trial. That’s where the name started. We wanted
to have that place for people to find a refuge in a song or
a lyric to escape what they’re going through.
CCM: Given the broad scope of your ministry, when
you throw out “church” words like redemption and
redeeming love, chances are lots of people won’t have
a clue as to what you’re referring. When you talk about
redemption at a place like the Motley Crue concert and
most of the people don’t know what you’re talking
about, how do you explain it?
Love no matter what. There’s nothing that you’ve been
through…there’s nothing that you’ve seen or committed
that trumps this love. This love can cover that.
album: armored heart
label: Vertusent music group
Release Date: June 22, 2010
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