Rock band Disciple releases independently worldwide today its first new album in nearly two years, Attack, through The Fuel Music. Receiving wide critical acclaim, the crowd-funded and 10th studio album is also the first recording featuring front man, founding member and band leader Kevin Young with four new Disciple members, but established musicians in their own right: Josiah Prince from Philmont and Andrew Stanton from I Am Empire on guitars, Jason Wilkes from High Flight Society on bass and vocals, and Joey West from After Edmund on drums.
While each of the band members except for Young are new, Disciple brought back into the mix Travis Wyrick (P.O.D., Pillar, TobyMac), who produced the first seven Disciple records. A year in the making, and with the added freedom of now being independent for the first time since 2003, Disciple’s Young says, “I know what we’ve been called to do, and that’s to do our best to show Christ to people with our music, and with how we interact with them, both on and off the stage. I thought about this new album for a year before we started in the studio, and I knew that the lyrics would be the boldest Disciple has ever put on a record. I wanted to talk about Jesus loudly and without shame.”
The resulting album is hitting high marks with critics:
“This album is one of the strongest of Disciple’s career, promising to be an instant favorite with the fans who made it possible. Attack is built of ferocious guitar riffs, swelling melodies, searing vocals and a provoking and compelling declaration of the gospel that instantly sweeps the listener into spiritual awareness. Despite the lineup revolution, this album has Disciple’s identity stamped on it more firmly than perhaps ever before, lending the album momentum born of confidence and dedication to its message.” – NewReleaseTuesday.com
“Lyrics that are as powerful as the guitar licks are found on every song…you get an authentic Disciple experience that is almost like going back in time to when you first heard them and fell in love… Attack is authentic all the way.” – About.com
“As a Christian Hard Rock/Metal album, Attack has it all – walls of bass and drums act as a backbone to the massive guitar driven anthems that should move any listener to throw up their fists to the heavens and sing along. The album features amazing vocals, catchy sing-along choruses, and lyrics that challenge, edify, and encourage believers to step up in their relationship with Jesus…this is by far their best album to date.” – Christian Review (5 Stars)
“Attack is a strong representation of not only thrashing rock and killer talent, but truly a way of life…Attack is the closest thing to elemental genre substance that I’ve come across in this arena for a while. And for that fact alone, it’s not only worth the listen, but a pleasure to absorb into the bones and heart.” – The Underground
“The heavy guitar intros are simply beautiful. The drums get your heart pumping. The bass guitar fires you up…The heavy music and talent will draw fans in, as they hear the beautiful message of Jesus loud and clear.” – Christian Music Review
“Attack is just a fun album to listen to…Disciple is back and as good as ever.” – 365 Days of Inspiring Media
“Disciple’s new album offers a fast paced, hard rock driving tune called ‘Crazy.’ The album, like the song, is ‘Crazy Good’!” – Rockin’ God’s House
“…Disciple has gone above and beyond with this album…best album to date; a must own.” — Hopebeat
Taking the acclaimed new music from Attack on tour, along with a bevy of No. 1 hits and fan favorites, Disciple launches a two-week club tour beginning at Mojoes in Chicago (Joliet, IL) Oct. 2 and travels into significant markets across the country before wrapping up Oct. 23 in Battle Creek, MI. Special guests on the tour are Project 86 and A Life Set Apart.
Immediately following the club tour, Disciple joins the massive, No. 1 Pollstar-ranked Winter Jam tour. NewSong’s blockbuster Winter Jam Tour Spectacular kicks-off Nov. 6 at Albuquerque, New Mexico’s Santa Ana Star Center, and hits Sacramento’s Sleep Train Arena, Long Beach Arena (Long Beach, CA), Boise’s Taco Bell Arena and Tacoma Dome (Tacoma, WA), among others, before concluding November 16 at Portland’s Moda Center.
For the latest on Disciple tour dates and more, go to www.DiscipleRocks.com.
Story Source: Hoganson Media
Our review of Attack is coming soon.