Exactly one year after our interview for IDIOTEQ, Cincinnati based Christian hardcore / metalcore act SPIRIT AND THE BRIDE returns with a new record called “Dry Bones”. You can find it on iTunes, Spotify, Pandora, and in many other digital outlets, including On The Attack Records‘ Bandcamp, embedded below. The record grabbs you by the ankles and pulls into the rabbit hole where the dizzying ride begins. Clearly the next level for this band is on. Listen below.
DryBones explodes with spirit-filled, old school hardcore with both metalcore and punk influences. Each song deals with spiritual matters, from being in the Bloodline of Christ (“Bloodline”), to praying for the heavens to open (“Open Heavens”), to the epiphany of the thief on the cross. The album has a spiritual progression throughout — one of hope, redemption and love. God provided a way for us to rid ourselves of self-hatred, and this album explores all aspects of the journey.
Spirit and the Bride features Josh Simmons (vocals), Adam Simmons (drums), Jeremiah Medley (bass), and Josh Summerville (guitar). Dry Bones includes special guest appearances by Nick Detty from Wolves at the Gate (song Dead Men), and Zack McKim from Take it Back! / Paperweight (song Jesus Wept).