This new rock/alt/metal band is kickin’ ass left and right. These guys came together in 2004 formed by Vocalist Michael Barnes and his identical twin childhood friends, Randy and Anthony Armstrong in Western Pennsylvania. They practiced non-stop and they knew they had something. They took off from their home town of Western Pennsylvania knowing that, if they wanted to make it big they had to get to the city as soon as possible. They left Western Pennsylvania and went straight to Nashville in search of like-minded musicians like themselves. Soon after settling down in Nashville, they came across Jasen Rauch who was one hell of a guitar player and added him to the band, they also added Andrew Hendrix on drums who was later replaced with Hayden Lamb. With their entire band put together and rockin’ out, they were ready to kick ass and get down to business. They forged fast friendships with recording studio worker and guitarist Jasen Rauch as well as drummer Hayden Lamb, and spent over a year and a half applying their diverse influences to create "End of Silence.” That album was released in 2006 and was nominated in the category of “Best rock group” at the 49th annual Grammy Awards, that’s huge, they were totally stoked! If that’s not enough, these guys came out with their first single, “Breathe into Me” and that was an instant hit peaking at #15 on the U.S Mainstream Rock Charts and flying into the top 10, before they could say a word. With that being said, they also won the “Rock Recorded Song of the Year” award at the 38th annual GMA Dove Awards in 2007. These guys put together a killer band and they deserved it. They know how to rock out and they’ve already toured with some major bands including, Flyleaf, Three Days grace, Breaking Benjamin, Seether, Puddle of Mudd and Sevendust. Then on November 27, 2007, tragedy stuck as RED’s van and trailer crashed on Interstate 24. There was major damage to the vehicles involved, all the members survived but Hayden Lamb suffered some major injuries that forced him to sit out on their headlining tour. On January 8, 2008 the band switched record labels going from Essential Records to Epic Records (both operated by Sony BMG). Their music has it’s own sound and vibe, going from intense heavy metal to calm and chill, very dynamic and it’s killer! A lot of their songs reflect the message, “you’re not alone.” As bass guitarist Randy Armstrong tells it, "You never know what people are dealing with in their everyday lives, but I am willing to bet that at some point, we all have experienced the same feelings of anger, sadness, and confusion.” With that being said, their songs address a lot of different experiences, feelings and the situations that caused them, you can’t help but relate to the songs in one way or another. With songs that seem to draw you in and guide you through the darkest depths, but ultimately show you the way out, RED rocks! They have their own style, a huge fan base and they know how to rock! These guys kick ass and are here to stay! They're currently on tour in support of their album with Seether and Flyleaf, don't expect them to be going anywhere anytime soon, expect to be seeing and hearing more of these guys this 2008!