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Red

Red is an alternative rock band from Nashville, Tennessee. The band consists of vocalist Michael Barnes, guitarist Anthony Armstrong and bassist Randy Armstrong. Joe Rickard was the band's full time drummer, but now he only contributes in studio. Red will only be hiring temporary live drummers from now on, as Joe quit live drumming to focus on his family. Jasen Rauch is another former live Red member who now only works with them in studio.

Red was formed by twin brothers, guitarist Anthony and bassist Randy Armstrong, lead vocalist Michael Barnes, drummer Andrew Hendrix, and ...read more

Red is an alternative rock band from Nashville, Tennessee. The band consists of vocalist Michael Barnes, guitarist Anthony Armstrong and bassist Randy Armstrong. Joe Rickard was the band's full time drummer, but now he only contributes in studio. Red will only be hiring temporary live drummers from now on, as Joe quit live drumming to focus on his family. Jasen Rauch is another former live Red member who now only works with them in studio.

Red was formed by twin brothers, guitarist Anthony and bassist Randy Armstrong, lead vocalist Michael Barnes, drummer Andrew Hendrix, and guitarist Jasen Rauch. According to the End of Silence album booklet, Rauch was the band's primary composer. Enlisting the talents of Grammy-nominated and Dove award-winning rock producer, Rob Graves, Red signed a development contract with Graves' independent production company. After recording several demo songs, the band was quickly signed by Sony BMG imprint, Essential Records. Hendrix parted ways with the band and after an extended search, the band chose Hayden Lamb (twin brother of former Paramore guitarist, Hunter Lamb) as his replacement on drums. As a result of his successful early work with Red, Graves was chosen to produce the band's debut album End of Silence.

The band's debut album End of Silence was released in 2006, and was nominated for a Grammy Award in the category of Best Rock Gospel Album at the 49th Grammy Awards. The album's first single, "Breathe Into Me," peaked at No. 15 on the U.S. Mainstream Rock chart and won the "Rock Recorded Song of the Year" award at the 38th annual GMA Dove Awards in 2007. The music video is set to photographs in a film lab, where the band plays. "Breathe Into Me" also broke the top ten on Active Rock charts. Throughout 2007 Red toured with Three Days Grace, Breaking Benjamin, and Candlebox. On November 27, Red's van and trailer crashed on Interstate 24. There was major damage to the vehicles involved, and former drummer Hayden Lamb suffered injuries to his shoulder that forced him to sit out on their headlining tour.

The band's second album, Innocence & Instinct, was released on Feb 10, 2009 and debuted on the Billboard 200 chart at No. 15 selling 39,000 copies in its first week. The album peaked higher on the charts than the band's previous album and has received overwhelmingly positive reviews from critics. The album also peaked at No. 5 in its first week of release on iTunes overall top albums chart. The album features 10 songs, including the first rock radio single, "Death of Me". The Deluxe Edition was released the same day, featuring 4 additional tracks: Including "Forever", the "Death of Me" music video, photo gallery and a behind-the-scenes "Making of Innocence & Instinct" video documentary. The track "Shadows" was co-written by Benjamin Burnley.

Until We Have Faces was released Feb 1, 2011. The band released a teaser video on Facebook via YouTube which featured the band name on a sheet of parchment, which burned away, revealing the album title. Vocalist Michael Barnes stated on his Facebook page that the new album would be produced by Rob Graves, who also produced the first two albums. A picture was posted on producer Rob Graves's Twitter account showing three guitars with tape on them showing tunings of A#, A, and G#, which hinted that this record may be heavier than the previous two. Also, videos are displayed from the making of the record on Red's Youtube, Facebook, and website. Christian Book Distributors released a partial track listing on their official website. As part of the preliminary hype for the album, Red asked fans to send photos of their faces to the band. On December 9, codes were given to all fans that sent in pictures of their faces to download an MP3 for the song "Feed the Machine". On Jan 6, 2011, the new Red website was unveiled. The fan photos were used to create a mosaic poster. Red appeared on Conan O'Brien on Feb 8, 2011, as their first ever live television performance and appeared on The Tonight Show on Feb 16, 2011. The album also debuted at No. 2 on the billboard list. "Feed the Machine" started to be added to Active Rock Radio stations in mid-February. Until We Have Faces has sold more than 100,000 copies. "Start Again" won the award for Best Rock Recorded Song of the Year at the 2011 GMA Dove Awards.

On Jul 10, 2012, Red posted that a new album would be in the works. The album was be produced by Howard Benson, and was released on Feb 5, 2013. The post said that fans would hear a new song from the album before the end of the year. On Sep 17, 2012, Red posted a YouTube video on their website with the release date of Feb 5, 2013. Jesusfreakhideout.com published that the new album would be called Release the Panic and confirmed the Feb 5, 2013 release date. A teaser for the album, "Release the Panic", was released on Nov 9, 2012. Red also participated in the WinterJam 2013 Tour Spectacular along with artists TobyMac, Matthew West, and others. Alongside Release the Panic, Red released an anthology titled Who We Are: The Red Anthology on the same day. The album debuted on the U.S. Billboard 200 chart at No. 7, with first week sales of around 41,000. « hide

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LPs
Release the Panic
02/05/2013

2.8
166 Votes
Until We Have Faces
2011

3.3
294 Votes
Innocence and Instinct
2009

3.8
446 Votes
End of Silence
2006

3.6
525 Votes
EPs
Not Alone (Performance Tracks)
04/11/2012

3.3
2 Votes
Connect Sets
2007

3.8
4 Votes
Compilations
Release the Panic: Recalibrated
2014

2.8
23 Votes
Who We Are: The Red Anthology
02/05/2013

3.5
2 Votes

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