The Triptych is a pounding, seamless display of the band’s ability to masterfully craft an unforgettable metal experience. While their debut Demon Hunter and sophomore record Summer of Darkness were well done, there’s an urgency buried within The Triptych that makes it exhilarating and one of the band’s best pieces of work. 15 years later, it holds the same energy and power that it did at its release.
Anberlin Announces “We Are The Lost Ones” Livestream Event
Anberlin announced another live stream concert opportunity for June 26, 2020. This live stream event is called We Are The Lost Ones.
Switchfoot Releases Reimagined Version of Throwback Tune “Sooner or Later”
Switchfoot has released a video for their reimagined take on old classic "Sooner or Later." The song is part of their throwback series, revisiting old albums and songs.
ROP Throwback: Chasing Furies “With Abandon”
For the short lived family band Chasing Furies, their 1999 album With Abandon—the only piece of work they’d release as a group—fused the angelic vocal qualities of dream pop with instrumentation laced with both shoegaze and jangle rock fundamentals. They created a distinctive sound that most artists in similar industry circles avoided.
ROP Throwback: Blindside’s ‘Silence’
18 years after its release, Silence still holds as much tangible emotion and spirit within its 13 tracks as it did in 2002.
The Rearview Mirror: The 2010s in Rock
At the end of one decade and the beginning of the next, the Rock On Purpose staff took some time to reflect on the albums that shaped the musical (and personal) landscape for them over the past 10 years.
ROP Throwback: Guardian’s “Buzz”
For the band Guardian, their album Buzz is excellent evidence of their ability to adapt to the musical transitions that were happening around them.
The Screamo Signature: Beloved’s “Failure On” (ROP Throwback)
Solid State Records alumni Beloved only spent a few years in the spotlight, but during that short period, they created a single full-length album that has withstood the test of time (as well as the disbandment of its creators).
Timeless Music: Introducing Jessi Zilka
Hey there. My name is Jessi Zilka. I’ve recently been brought into the Rock on Purpose family as a contributing writer with a focus on what people have lovingly labeled “throwback” music. In my eyes, however, I’m simply writing about amazing, relevant rock and roll that likely hit your ears decades ago.
Switchfoot Launches Throwback Merchandise Line
Switchfoot has launched a collection of throwback merchandise to accompany the freshly re-recorded version of "You." The throwbacks commemorate the 20 year anniversary of the band's debut album Legend of Chin. In an email to their fans, Switchfoot shared "We can hardly believe that it's been 20 years since we released our first album, Legend Of [...]