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3/8/2011 - Brian “Head” Welch Join Forces with Decyfer Down for Over My Head Tour This Spring
GRAMMY ® nominated rock band Decyfer Down joins forces for the first time with Brian “Head” Welch, known as the former lead guitarist and co-founder of the multi-platinum metal band KoRn, as they co-headline the Over My Head Tour. Presented by the Mocha Club and Hard Music Magazine, the tour is set to launch this spring.
Slated to open the rock show for all of the show dates are Tooth & Nails’ The Letter Black and emerging band The Wedding. The Over My Head Tour kicks off March 25 in Greenville, SC and continues through to April 23, wrapping up in Kansas City, MO. (see full list of tour dates below).
"We are very excited to partner with such great bands to bring an awesome rock show and hopefully a life changing experience to many people this tour,” says Josh Oliver, drummer for Decyer Down. “Can't wait to see all the fans there!"
Head shares the excitement saying, “My band and I are itching to get on the road again since our tour with Red last fall. We're so stoked to play a full tour with our friends from Decyfer Down, The Letter Black and The Wedding. This is our guarantee to all fans who come to see the tour - you will be completely satisfied!"
KoRn, Brian “Head” Welch rocked the music world by announcing his resignation from the metal band. At the time, Head was committed to moving away from the crazy KoRn life to continue to care for his daughter Jennea, as a single father. Additionally, Head committed his life to Christ with the goal of touching people’s lives and giving back to those most in need. Since his spiritual transformation, Head is the author of three books, one of which, Save Me From Myself, made the New York Times Best-Sellers List. In 2008 Head released his first record as a solo artist also titled Save Me From Myself, and the record debuted at No.13 on Billboard’s Hard Rock charts and industry experts have repeatedly described the project as a “pick hit,” with consistent 4+ Stars reviews. This past year was Heads return to touring sharing the stage with major acts including Blindside and Flyleaf. He also speaks at various events around the country sharing his testimony and more. Head has also made numerous television appearances since his solo debut including “L.A. Ink,” “VH-1’s Top 100 Rock Songs,” “Huckabee” just to name a few. For more information on Head, please visit www.brianheadwelch.net
Decyfer Down will be entertaining the crowd singing songs off their GRAMMY ® nominated sophomore release CRASH, which debuted at No. 3 on Christian Soundscan charts while topping iTunes ® Christian Chart at No. 1. Produced by Paul Ebersold (3 Doors Down, Saliva, Sister Hazel, Skillet) the band has three No. 1 singles on Christian Rock Radio: “Crash,” “Fading”and “Desperate” to their name and their title-track was featured on WWE’s Hardy History Montage a Brother vs. Brother WrestleMania preview. Fans were introduced to Decyfer Down in 2006 with their debut album, End of Grey, which garnered four No.1 hits and had a top 10 song at WARQ in Columbia, SC, a mainstream Alternative Rock station. “Fight Like This” was also the band’s fourth consecutive No.1 Christian Rock single, and was heard by millions in a special promo promoting an Ultimate Fighting Championship title fight. Also from their debut album, “Break Free” was played during some of the most watched sports games of the year and heard by over 9 million sports fanatics through website and television views. The rock band has found itself playing with mainstream rockers like Skillet, Cold, Puddle of Mudd, Breaking Benjamin, Theory of a Dead Man, Pillar, Thousand Foot Krutch, Red and now Brian “Head” Welch.
2/26/2010 - Satellites & Sirens Preparing for 35-City "Blood, Sweat, & Rock N Roll" Tour with Disciple and Decyfer Down
Satellites & Sirens, the latest rock addition to the Word Records family, is preparing for an extensive tour with Disciple and Decyfer Down. Launching on March 4 in Longview, Texas, the “Blood, Sweat, and Rock n Roll” tour, will hit 35 cities during the months of March and April.
The band’s self-titled, full-length release debuted in the iTunes Top 10 Christian & Gospel chart the first week of the exclusive release. Satellites & Sirens will release to all outlets Tuesday, March 2. The new single, “Anchor” was just released to CHR/Rock Radio as a follow-up to the hit single “Take Me Back.”
For a full list of tour dates or for more information on Satellites & Sirens, visit http://www.satellitesandsirens.com
12/3/2009 - INO Records' Rock Band Decyfer Down Garners First Grammy Nomination
Nashville, TN…Dec. 3, 2009... INO Records’ burgeoning rock band Decyfer Down garnered their first GRAMMY ® nomination for Best Rock or Rap Gospel Album of the year for their sophomore release Crash (5.5.09). The 52nd Annual GRAMMY ® Awards will be held January 31, 2010 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA and will air on CBS at 8pm (EST).
"We are very grateful and honored to receive this nomination,” says drummer Josh Oliver. “It has been amazing to see the overwhelming response to Crash and we look forward to connecting with new fans on the 2010 tour. We are excited to represent our genre with such great fellow nominees."
Decyfer Down has had a year of success playing to sold out crowds across the country on Skillet’s Awake & Alive Tour, seven consecutive radio hits and career high chart placement: Crash debuted at No.3 spot on Christian Soundscan chart, No. 66 on Billboard’s Top 200 and topped the iTunes ® Christian chart at No. 1.
In addition to their chart topping success, earlier this year the band’s debut single “Crash” was featured on America’s top rated cable television show World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) Hardy’s History Montage, a Brother vs. Brother WrestleMania preview.
“What a great bunch of guys,” says President of INO Records Jeff Moseley. “I love their music and their hearts. I am excited that others are finding out what we have known for years.”
For more information on Decyfer Down, please go to www.decyferdown.com.
9/14/2009 - Decyfer Down Continues to Dominate the Charts as Current Single "Desperate" Tops Christian Rock Radio at No. 1
Sept.14, 2009…Nashville, TN…INO rockers Decyfer Down continue to dominate the charts as their current single “Desperate” recently topped the Christian Rock Radio chart at No. 1. This is the band’s seventh consecutive No. 1 single on Christian Rock Radio following the success of their previous hits “Crash” and “Fading,” from their sophomore album Crash (May ’09), along with “Break Free,” “Life Again,” “Fight Like This” and “No Longer,” from their debut release, End of Grey.
“We’re very excited about the response for the new record Crash and to have our 3rd consecutive No. 1 single from this album has been very energizing to see,” says drummer Josh Oliver. “We are super pumped about the fall tour with Skillet and Hawk Nelson and look forward to connecting with many ‘Decyferites’ and meeting new people along the way. We desire to bring the hope and truth that God has given us into people’s lives through the music and conversations this fall. Be sure to come out to the tour and say hello and be prepared to receive what God has for you. Thanks everyone for your support!”
Decyfer Down will be sharing the stage with Hawk Nelson as they accompany headliner SKILLET on their “Awake & Alive” tour and they travel across the U.S. hitting major markets such as New York City, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Phoenix, Seattle, Dallas and Chicago. The tour kicks off September 24th and carries on through December 6th. For more information on Decyfer Down and the tour please go to www.decyferdown.com .
5/13/2009 - Fans Respond to Decyfer Down's New CD Crash
May 13, 2009…Nashville, TN…Fans respond to Decyfer Down’s new album Crash purchasing nearly 9,000 copies in its first week. The project landed in the No.3 spot on Christian Soundscan chart, debuted at No. 66 on Billboard’s Top 200 and topped the iTunes ® Christian chart at No. 1. The band garnered their second consecutive No. 1 hit with “Fading” at Christian Rock Radio charts last week and the single is continuing to build at CHR following the No. 1 success of the album’s title cut, “Crash.”
“Fading” started spinning on radio stations in February and has been receiving airplay in large markets such as Radio U in Columbus, OH, The Call in Miami, Power FM in Dallas, The Effect Radio Network, M88, Yes FM, The Z. CHR stations include Air 1, Way FM, KXWA in Denver, WAYG in Grand Rapids, and more.
iTunes ® and Rhapsody will also be offering exclusive bonus songs for Decyfer Down fans from the new album. iTunes ® will feature the bonus studio cut, “Now I’m Alive,” and Rhapsody will present an acoustic version of “Best I Can.”
There has been an outpour of raving reviews about Crash since the album became available nationwide on May 5:
“It’s truly excellent, mixing it up but remaining true to who they are as a band. Melodic and guitar-driven… keeping the hard-rocking feeling throughout but varying how that’s interpreted. This is ten out of ten stars!”-Hollywood Jesus
“Crash is a must have for fans of Decyfer Down as well as for those who simply like their music loud, proud and uncompromised.”-About.com
Rock music fans have also had the opportunity to hear the new songs from Crash as Decyfer Down has opened Skillet’s Comatose Tour, which has seen several sell-out dates in the 17 shows they have held thus far. Playing for over 35,000 people so far on the tour, nearly 70% of the shows have been sold out or capacity-filled crowds, in cities including Pittsburgh, Indianapolis, Nashville, and Oklahoma City. The 30+ city tour launched on Apr. 2 and will continue through May 24. Tour dates are listed below.
For more information on Decyfer Down, please visit: www.decyferdown.com.
3/6/2009 - Skillet to Launch "Comatose" Spring Tour with Disciple and Decyfer Down
On April 2nd, two time GRAMMY®-nominated band Skillet will launch the second leg of their “COMATOSE” tour in follow up to their 2008 run where 60% of the shows sold out, placing the tour in Pollstar’s Concert Pulse Top 50 Tours. Completing the bill and joining Skillet in 32+ cities will be labelmates and fellow rockers Disciple and Decyfer Down (full tour listing below).
Skillet has spent the last few months in Los Angeles recording their next studio project with producer Howard Benson (Three Days Grace, Daughtry, Flyleaf, P.O.D.), and with the “Comatose” album approaching Gold status and having just received GMA Dove Award nominations for Group of the Year, Rock Album of the Year and Long Form Video of the Year (for the critically acclaimed live CD/DVD project, “Comatose Comes Alive”) they are ready to hit the road. Following the spring tour Skillet will be headlining several summer festivals, including Creation, Agape, Red Letter Rock, Ictchus, Alive, Atlantafest, Summerfest, Sonshine, Hills Alive, Soulfest, Kingdombound, Newsong, and Disney’s Night of Joy, all leading up to the new release.
“We’re pumped up and ready for this tour to get started,” remarked Skillet frontman John Cooper. ”I personally have wanted a tour with Disciple for several years now and I think it’s going to be an awesome tour package. We have been working incredibly hard on this new record, so we are also looking forward to playing some new material for everyone!”
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