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3/29/2012 - Baton Rouge Based Worshipers Deluge to Release Swell April 17th
Integrity Music announces the April 17th release of Swell, a new live recording from the critically acclaimed, Louisiana-based worship band Deluge.
Known for their ability to engage church audiences of all ages and worship traditions, Deluge calls Baton Rouge’s Bethany World Prayer Center home. Not only do the band members attend Bethany, “frontman” Jonathan Stockstill serves as Bethany’s lead pastor, following in the footsteps of his father and grandfather in service to the church.
Hailed by ChristianityToday.com for their “rock-solid musicianship” and “inventive, hard-to-peg style,” Deluge first caught the attention of music critics and fans with the release of their self-titled Integrity Music debut in 2008. Two years later, the band returned with Unshakable, an album filled with songs inspired by faith-trying testimony. Now the band offers up Swell, a 12-track album produced by Brent Milligan (Steven Curtis Chapman/Audio Adrenaline) that features all new songs recorded live at the church’s annual 220 Conference. The project includes songs written by Deluge’s Stockstill, Andrae Harrison and Corey Bastin with guest co-writes by Milligan, Martha Munizzi and Stu G (Delirious), who also serves as a guest musician on the album.
“I can’t remember being this excited about a recording as long as we have been doing live worship records,” says Stockstill of Swell. “I feel the songs are among the best we’ve ever written and they are a lot of fun to sing in a corporate setting.”
The complete tracklist for Swell is:
1. Lift Him High 7. You Are Welcome
2. Swell 8. All Lovers of Jesus
3. Your Joy 9. He Rose
4. Coming On The Clouds 10. 220 Song
5. Simple Offering (Intro) 11. We Respond
6. Simple Offering 12. Healing Is Here
*A live music video for “Your Joy” is available at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kqtf3xr_WBs <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kqtf3xr_WBs> .
Beginning April 17th, Swell will be available in Christian book and music stores and through all major digital service providers including iTunes and Amazon.
About the band: Deluge originally developed out of Bethany World Prayer Center’s intense “DELUGE” worship conferences. As new songs emerged from these times of corporate prayer and worship, Jonathan Stockstill and his bandmates began honing their unique sound, a gumbo of the music styles found in their home state.
But Deluge is way more than “a sound.” The band represents the dynamic worship found at Bethany, one of the most vibrant multi-cultural ministries in America with a congregation of thousands, a global network of affiliated churches and a youth ministry attended weekly by over 3,000 students. Led by Stockstill, the Deluge team has evolved into a collaboration of worship leaders, musicians, singers, and songwriters within the Bethany community. For more information, visit http://www.bethany.com <http://www.bethany.com> .
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