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'Tension' rises for Random Hero

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Fri, Jul 26th 2019 06:10 pm

Christian rock hitmakers and fan favorites Random Hero are set to drop “Tension,” their anticipated RockFest Records debut, on Aug. 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. 

Further highlights of  include the explosive “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.

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