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|Title: Day Of Fire [Music Download]
By: Day of Fire
Format: Music Download
|Vendor: Essential Records
Publication Date: 2004
Stock No: WWDL128336-CP
First, of course, is the array of tattoos that cover nearly every square inch of his skin. But even more impressive than his head-to-toe ink is an almost Pentecostal preacher-like enthusiasm about his faith in Christ. And Browns fervor? It stems from being on the other side and realizing exactly what hes been saved from.
As a former member of Island/Def Jam hardcore act Full Devil Jacket, Brown struggled with depression and heroin addiction but knew that, once he eventually met God, he didnt want to make music that didnt point people toward Him. So, in what he calls a harsh break-up that felt like a really bad divorce, Brown left the band and eventually teamed up with Gregg Hinois, a guitarist he met at his home church in Jackson, Tenn., to record spiritually-charged rock & roll as Day of Fire.
The band released its self-titled debut via Essential Records in late 2004 and saw the album land a GMA Music Award (Rock Album of the Year), garner a GRAMMY nomination and enjoy sales in excess of 80,000 copies, according to SoundScan. Since Day of Fires release, Brown has added three new members to the group (guitarist Joe Pangallo, bassist Chris Pangallo and drummer Zach Simms) and now returns with an even more focused resolve on the bands sophomore disc, "Cut & Move," which hit stores this past summer.
Surprisingly enough, this new resolve came shortly after Day of Fire performed at a tattoo convention. We went there and played a rock show, Brown recalls. We didnt preach from stage or anything like that. What was really cool, though, was that my music pastor from Jackson Family Worship Center came to this show. Hes a guy who leads worship and looks like someone who works at a church. But, a couple days later, he called me back and said, Man, I will never be the same after that experience.
I was like, What happened? And he said, Well, man, when I left that place, God broke my heart. God showed me that all those people at the tattoo convention are not going to come to our churches, no matter how relevant we are. Theyve already been there, and they were hurt or didnt find love. And thats why theyre at the tattoo convention.
After several conversations and further biblical investigation, Brown says the bands mission became more specific, namely to love people wherever they are. For us to be the light of the world, we will have to go to the places that dont have light. Weve got to be who Gods created us to be and love people at all cost, whether they choose to accept our faith or not, Brown affirms. Weve got to love homosexuals. Weve got to love drug addicts. Weve got to love Muslims. Weve got to love agnostics, atheists thats what were called to do. We feel like our music is a vehicle. Wherever this music reaches, thats where we want to go and what were going to do.
And going is exactly what they are doing. For those who havent seen the band live yet, you can catch it on the Reborn Tour or at a summer festival near you. Says tour mate and Decyfer Down guitarist Chris Clonts, [Being on the road] with Day of Fire has been an awesome experience and a breath of fresh air for us. Not only do we all have a great time together, but both bands styles really complement one another.
Christa Bannister, 2006
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