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RANDOM HERO OPENS NEW CHAPTER WITH ‘TENSION’
Band’s RockFest Records Debut Set For August 23
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Christian rock hitmakers and fan favorites Random Hero are set to drop Tension, their highly anticipated RockFest Records debut, August 23. Produced by Memphis May Fire’s Kellen McGregor, Tension is the band’s most melodic, hook-laden release to date, providing a musical foundation squarely focused on elevating Random Hero’s urgent message of Hope and healing.
Featuring 10 songs written by Random Hero, including six co-penned with McGregor and four tracks co-written by Disciple’s Josiah Prince, the project’s title-cut and forthcoming debut single serves as the album’s thematic cornerstone. “Tension,” a deeply personal song chronicling a season of change and growth for the band, offers encouragement for listeners navigating life’s unavoidable obstacles.
“Our goal is to always shine the Hope He’s given us, even in our roughest moments,” Random Hero frontman Aaron Watkins says of the project. “Know that it’s ok to feel hurt, pain and tension, but it’s also ok to heal and let go. I really want people to walk away with a sense of hope and empowerment. If we can do it, you can do it too.”
Further highlights of Tension include the explosive album opener “Weight Of The World,” a cautionary tale of the pitfalls of taking on too much responsibility alone, and the equally hard-driving “Public Enemy,” which touts the virtues of a countercultural life—doing the right thing no matter the consequence. Additionally, the cinematic “White Flag” is a soaring anthem of absolute submission to God, drawing Tension to a fitting close.
Showcasing the softer side of Random Hero is “So Close,” a love song from the band to their wives, as well as the reflective “Outgrown.” Written from the group’s perspective as fathers, the latter track ultimately explores the greater picture of God’s heart for His children.
Random Hero is comprised of Aaron Watkins (vocals), Rob “Los” McDonough (bass) and Patrick Madsen (drums). Since the Denver-based band’s debut more than a decade ago, they have earned numerous Top 5 Christian rock singles, including “Mirror Mirror,” “Not Alone,” “Burn Up the Night” and “Mercy,” in addition to the Top 30 mainstream rock hits “Impossible” and “Running.” Among the band’s accolades, Random Hero has worked with former Skillet guitarist Ben Kasica and they were featured on the hit MTV show “Made,” as well as multiple stops on one of rock’s biggest traveling festivals, the Vans Warped Tour. Regularly showcased on Christian music’s top rock outing, the CityRockFest Tour, Random Hero continues to be a mainstay at fairs and festivals around the country and internationally. Their discography includes 2013’s Carry Me, Bury Me; Oceans of Change(2014) and The Covering (2017).
Nashville Label Group and its RockFest Records imprint are helmed by Joseph Rojas, Seventh Day Slumber founder and frontman and creator of the City RockFest and Summer RockFest Tours. In addition to Random Hero, RockFest Records is home to Billboard hitmakers Fireflight, Seventh Day Slumber, The Protest and Zahna, as well as The Persuaded, Amongst the Giants and Silversyde. RockFest Records is distributed by New Day Christian Distributors, with digital distribution by Capitol Christian Music Group.
Tension will be available for preorder beginning August 2 with instant grat tracks “Tension” and “Desperate Measures.”
For further information visit randomheromusic.com or turningpointpr.com. Follow Random Hero on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
Part I: THE QUESTION
Part II: THE PAST
Part III: THE FUTURE
We are random hero
“On us who live in the dark shadow of death, this light will shine to guide us into a life of peace” (Luke 1:79)
Random Hero is an international rock band from Denver, CO. For over ten years, Random Hero has built a ministry through music. The bands foundation is firmly rooted in faith and each member has dedicated themselves to bringing a clear message of hope to those who otherwise may not hear it.
Starting in the summer of 2012, Random Hero hit the Billboard National Christian Rock Charts with their single “Breakdown” (Produced by Ben Kasica, formerly of Skillet) debuting at #28 and peaking at #4 remaining on the charts for six months, Breakdown continued to remain comfortably in the top 10 on the recurrent charts for another 5 months. since then, Random Hero has had four additional songs on the Billboard Charts in the top five, including “Mercy”, “Burn up the Night", “Not Alone” which peaked at #2, just twelve plays from #1 and “Mirror Mirror” which spent over 20 weeks in the top ten. Currently the bands single, “Impossible” sits at #26 on Billboard Christian Rock Charts.
In August 2017, Random Hero released their first single, "Impossible" to Main Stream Rock Radio in the first week of the singles release it was one the top 5 most added songs in the Nation and in the second week broke the Main Stream Rock Top 100 and peaked in the TOP 30 at #29 on Billboard Main Stream Rock Charts and #25 on The Under the Radar Charts. Random Hero also released “Running” to mainstream rock radio which peaked in the TOP 30 at #23 on Billboard Main Stream Rock Charts on March 7th, 2018.
Random Hero has released three full length records “Carry Me Bury Me”, “Oceans of Change” and “The Covering”. As well as, three EP’s “Breakdown” (Produced by Ben Kasica, formerly of Skillet), “The White EP”, and “The Black EP”. Their latest record “The Covering” has been Random Hero’s biggest and boldest project to date. Random Hero’s “The Covering” features Christian Rock and Main Stream Rock Radio hits, “Mirror Mirror”, “Impossible” and “Running” produced and mixed/mastered by Dove Award winning and Grammy Nominated Robert Venable (Twenty One Pilots, Kelly Clarkson, Megadeth, Disciple, INXS, Building 429) of Off The Wall Studios in Nashville, TN.
In February of 2018 Random Hero was approached by Joseph Rojas, of Seventh Day Slumber, and soon after signed with Rojas’s International record label, RockFest Records in association with Sony Music and New Day Christian. Random Hero’s new record, music video and single are currently in the works and will hit Mainstream and Christian Markets in late 2018.
Each year, Random Hero performs on main stages and premium stages at the top festivals Nationally and Internationally. Random Hero has had the privilege of touring and sharing the stage with some of the industries best including: RED, SKILLET, SEVENTH DAY SLUMBER, MEMPHIS MAY FIRE, SPOKEN, DISCIPLE, SWITCHFOOT, THIRD DAY, FF5, BUILDING 429, DECYFER DOWN, FIT FOR A KING, STRYPER, COLTON DIXON, PROJECT 86 and many many more.
Random Hero has many chapters yet to write in their journey, with thousands of fans that share their praise or spiritual connection to the band, packing out clubs and stages at National and International Festivals, with all that, the band has committed to staying focused and true to the path set before them, boldly speaking of the hope they have found and walking faithfully though the open doors where the possibilities they can achieve are endless.
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ALBUMS & LYRICS
OCEANS OF CHANGE
CARRY ME, BURY ME
OFFICIAL LYRIC VIDEO