True Strength: Sanguinary Vivification
TRUE STRENGTH is honored to announce that their third full-length studio album, Sanguinary Vivification, will be released on April 19th, 2019 (Good Friday) in both CD and digital format through ROXX RECORDS! Fans of bands like Sacred Warrior, HammerFall, Warlord, Iron Maiden, Bloodgood, Bride, Journey, Megadeth, Queensrÿche, Deep Purple, Kamelot, Sabaton, Thin Lizzy and Rhapsody of Fire will absolutely love TRUE STRENGTH's new release!
Sanguinary Vivification track listing:
- “Man Of Sorrows”
- “Silent Before The Shearers”
- “His Blood Is On Us”
- “The Punishment That Brought Us Peace”
- “By His Wounds We Are Healed”
- “A Grave Among The Rich And The Wicked”
- “Arisen Is The Suffering Servant”
- “Worthy Is The Lamb”
The album features the renowned American power metal vocalist, George Tsalikis of ZANDELLE in addition to songwriter, rhythm guitarist and bass guitarist Ryan "The Archangel" Darnell, lead guitarist Josh Cirbo and drummer Ryan Mey.
In late 2017, True Strength went into the studio to record their third album, "Sanguinary Vivification". As with "Steel Evangelist" they elected to work with Robert Sands on the recording of the album. The album was mastered by Rob Colwell of Bombworks Productions. Darnell recorded the rhythm guitar, bass, acoustic guitar and piano in three sessions. Josh Cirbo finished the lead guitar tracks after a year into the project and Ryan Mey completed the drum parts and both were sent to Sands to be added to the tracks. After being dissatisfied with his vocal performance on "Steel Evangelist", Darnell took a more patient approach and decided to hire a long-term vocalist for True Strength. During a single year, he went through over six different vocalists, with scheduling issues being the main reason for them being unable to perform on the album. Finally, Darnell's friend and former True Strength drummer Chris Clark was able to get him in touch with Zandelle's vocalist, George Tsalikis who Darnell was a big fan of since the late-90's, early-2000's. Immediately, Darnell hired Tsalikis and he completed the vocals for Sanguinary Vivification in January 2019.
The album is the first theme album that True Strength has attempted. Each song seeks to show the parallel between the "Prophecy of the Suffering Servant" in the Book of Isaiah, and the life and the passion of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and how He and He alone fulfilled the prophecy written nearly 700 years before His birth. The lyrics for each song derive from actual scripture in the Books of Isaiah, the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John, as well as the Book of Revelation!
BONUS: All copies of the "Sanguinary Vivification" CD will come with a Limited Edition "True Strength Psalm 118:14 - Ryan "The Archangel" Darnell" Signature Custom Guitar Pick by Steve Clayton USA Guitar Picks!
*All digital sales of the "Sanguinary Vivification" album will be donated in the band's name to the International Christian Concern (https://www.persecution.org/), a charity that assists persecuted Christians and their families around the world.
*True Strength and Roxx Records are not associated with the International Christian Concern or their partners. All donations are given to the ICC without solicitation, sponsorship or direct knowledge of the band (True Strength). All album proceeds are directly donated in the name of the band (True Strength) to the ICC without their knowledge.