A Starset demonstration is genuinely an exhilarating experience, from start to finish.
Category: Thinking Deeper
Musings on music culture and the way it interacts with activism and spirituality.
Mental Health Awareness Month: Room For Healing
This year has been, as my mental health coach likes to say, a gnarly roller coaster ride of a year. In particular, I want to reflect back on how music has been integral throughout this year.
Mourn with Those Who Mourn: Thinking About Lament
Rock music has a unique way of communicating pain. Its often visceral and raw sound is the perfect complement to the weight hurt often carries. When all within us wants to shriek and scream, metal expresses for us what’s going on internally.
From meth addiction to ministry: Wayne Nale of Chains Unchained
This year, Rock On Purpose was a proud sponsor of Chains Unchained 2021. Our contributor Matt Sassano caught up with Chains Unchained founder Wayne Nale to learn more about the event's history and the man behind its origins.
Reflecting On Chains Unchained 2021: Where Metal Meets Ministry
Chains Unchained 2021 is in the books, with the proceeds from this year going to charities like His Table Ministries. The festival featured a lineup with headliners Chaotic Resemblance and The Protest, along with Zahna and Bred 4 War, and introduced a fiery fan favorite metalcore band, Brotality.
Finding Hope: A Festival With a Mental Health Mission
Finding Hope Festival was founded with the intention of meeting people in the midst of their mental health struggles: depression, anxiety, addiction and suicidal thoughts. They meet people first with songs that provide anthems of hope for the hopeless. They follow up with practical ministries and resources to continue to support each person in their recovery journey.
Agony Defined: “Kill Me” by The Midnight Wedding
This guest article is contributed by Brandon Trlak, lead singer of The Midnight Wedding. "Kill Me" is the band's latest single, a song that takes us into Brandon's deeply personal struggle with suicidal depression.
ROP Staff Review: Disciple Anniversary X Live Stream
Disciple's Anniversary X was an evening that celebrated where the band has been in the past while proving why they're still at the forefront of their industry in the present. Rock On Purpose contributing writers Jessica Walker, Sharayah Franklin, and Sam Segar took some time to reflect and share their thoughts on the experience.
Breast Cancer Can Stick It
April Samuels, founder of Breast Cancer Can Stick It, shared with Rock On Purpose's Matt Sassano about what inspired her to spread awareness through rock and roll.
ROP Throwback: DC Talk’s “Jesus Freak”
Jesus Freak wasn’t just a success for its time, but rather a revolutionary reshaping of how Christian music was written, produced, performed and perceived.