GRAMMY nominated, RIAA Certified Gold-selling rock band RED has released, amidst acclaim, its seventh studio album and first-ever independent, full-length album DECLARATION April 3, one week earlier than expected from RED ENTERTAINMENT / The Fuel Music. The album is available now at digital and streaming outlets.
A tour de force, DECLARATION features lead singer Michael Barnes crisscrossing the anthemic breadth of RED’s unique balance of raw refinement and poised aggression, blending nu metal and alternative hard rock with both classical and orchestral elements.
"Having honed its orchestral crossover for the past 18 years, RED simply dials it in like no other band,” notes Max Heilman of RIFF Magazine. "The unorthodox arrangements sneak their way through bold rock and roll, until you’re flying through the stratosphere with a harmony-fueled jetpack.”
This kind of journey is by design, as guitarist/writer Anthony Armstrong discussed with Loudwire’s Chad Childers in a feature story this week. “Every time we do a record, we try to do that, putting the tracks in order to where you do go on a bit of a ride.”
The ten-song DECLARATION includes the Loudwire-premiered lead single “The Evening Hate” and follow-up singles “From The Ashes,” “Sever,” “All For You” and “The War We Made,” which has been heard live by a few hundred thousand music fans at arenas around the USA this year before COVID-19 interrupted tours worldwide.
While rescheduling its US, Europe and Russia tours, RED is teaming with YouTube Live and Facebook Live to reach a global audience with its “DECLARATION” event (April 3) beginning at 9:00 am (Los Angeles) / 12:00 Noon (New York City / Rio de Janeiro) / 4:00 pm (London) / 7:00 pm (Moscow). During the event they will perform acoustic renditions of the new music, as well as take questions from fans.
Since bursting on the scene with breakout single “Breathe Into Me” and album End Of Silence (2006), both certified gold, RED has built its career not only on music, but a visual representation of matching scope. From cross-album narrative-weaving music videos to pyrotechnic infused graphic-novel-come-to-life arena tours, the band delivers a multiple sensory spectacle. The result is an intense, emotional connection with a global audience, now spanning more than 20 No. 1 radio singles and three million albums sold/streamed worldwide.