(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) – Slanted Records’ recording artists DecembeRadio are bringing in the Christmas season with a new three-song digital EP entitled Comfort & Joy, which will be available at online outlets on November 25th. The release includes a unique rendition of the classic “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen,” which has been serviced to Christian AC and CHR radio, as well as a cover of the rollicking “Run Run Rudolph,” made popular originally by the legendary Chuck Berry. “Run Run Rudolph” has been serviced to Christian CHR and rock formats.
“We hit the road pretty much ongoing the year round,” stated lead guitarist Brian Bunn. "But we take off much of December to be with our families, which is a very special time for us. Getting this time to be at home and rest in the Lord just adds to our Christmas celebration. We enjoyed celebrating it this year in song as a band and hope fans will enjoy these Christmas classics.” Bunn added with a laugh, “We really wanted to record ‘What Child Is This?’ but MercyMe did it recently, so we figured we’d better pick something else!”
Christianity Today (ChristianityToday.com), known for their detailed Christian music reviews, has just released their Best of Christian Albums of 2008 list which honors DecembeRadio's Satisfied release coming in at #10.
"This is a rock lover's album clearly descended from Southern-flavored bands like Lynyrd Skynyrd and The Black Crowes, as well as the classic pop-metal of Petra,” stated the reviewers. “Time together on the road has only tightened their rhythm section and blistering guitars, and it's refreshing to hear unadorned rock instrumentation without flashy effects or studio enhancement. There's also something to be said for a band such as this being so forthright with their beliefs. Regardless of which DecembeRadio album you prefer, this one lives up to its title, if not more so.”
DecembeRadio’s current CHR single, “Believer,” from their latest acclaimed release Satisfied, has just hit the Top 20 R&R chart this week, garnering four new adds and over 172,000 impressions. The first rock single from the new release, “Better Man,” received the #2 most increased plays this week nationwide and was #1 on the New & Active chart for the week. “Better Man” has been on the New & Active chart for seven weeks.
"’Better Man’ is a great song - one of the better rocking tracks this year,” stated Bob Felberg, music director/program director of New Creation Radio in Myrtle Beach, SC, "It stampedes out of the speakers with a message of encouragement and strength!”
DecembeRadio is currently headlining a tour that also features bands Ruth (Tooth & Nail Records) and Sevenglory (7 Spin Music) as well as speaker Billy Wayne. The tour runs through North Carolina, New York, Maine, Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Illinois, Minnesota, Iowa and South Carolina.
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