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Youth Conference with Tommy Green and Sleeping Giant Rock Band
Giant represents a call to arms. More than a band, more than a group of
close friends, Sleeping Giant is a unit of disciples who scream loud
from deep in the underground to the highest of the heavens.
"Since Sleeping Giant formed in 2006, they have been rewriting the
definition of what it means to be Christians in a metal band," wrote
Relevant Magazine. "They pulverize all preconceived notions of worship music."
They proclaim strength through submission to Jesus Christ across their
latest album, Kingdom Days in an Evil Age. They've headlined Scream The
Prayer; appeared at major Christian music festivals; toured with bands
like Demon Hunter and Bleeding Through. Wherever they are called, their
message remains the same: salvation.
Many bands call upon
their audience to worship at the alter of false idolatry. Sleeping
Giant, in opposition to the norms of the music business, invokes the
Holy Spirit instead. They beg the Holy Spirit to enter into the clubs,
schools, homes, hearts and minds of the lost, the forsaken, the left
behind, the downtrodden, the meek.
Across three studio albums,
North and South American tours and with social networking worldwide,
Sleeping Giant calls for nothing short of breakthrough for the broken,
by any means necessary. Their stage shows often erupt into full-on
praise and worship. They've baptized on the streets of Bogota, born
witness in neighborhoods where many fear to tread and offered up their
own testimonies to the tattooed brawlers they grew up with.
The close friendship between singer Tommy Green and guitarist Eric
Gregson creates a family type atmosphere forged by shared experience,
evocative communication, militant ministry based in love and evangelism
within the band as a whole. It's a true brotherhood. Green's pastoral
duties at Revolution Reality put him in Salt Lake City. Eric shepherds
Tithemi Outreach and runs a merchandise business in Redlands,
California, where he's alongside guitarist and co-songwriter Geoff
Brouilette and bassist JR Bermuda.
All four men grew up in the
California hardcore scene and at one time or another played together in
the multi-member straight edge outfit xDeathstarx. Eclectic tastes
running the gamut from old-school hardcore to metal of all stripes (and
beyond) formed Sleeping Giant's musical nucleus, as evidenced by the
dense power of their pair of inaugural releases: Dread Champions of the
Last Days (2007) and Sons of Thunder (2009).
Kingdom Days in
an Evil Age is Sleeping Giant's crowning achievement. The atmosphere,
energy and almost meditatively succinct approach of their driving and
rhythmic music shares many strengths with bands like Gojira, Neurosis,
Blood Has Been Shed and Isis. The heart and the spirit of Sleeping Giant
is found in the lyrics and furthermore in the vocal delivery of Green
(and often, Gregson) throughout the performances. Each of the men in
Sleeping Giant, including new drummer Matt Weir, approach each show with
focus and purpose.
Sleeping Giant commands the sleepwalking
within the church to awaken and spread the love of Jesus Christ across
the world. Sleeping Giant, acting in unison as more than the sum of
their parts, commands their brethren to break loose from the shackles of
short-sightedness, laziness and arrogance and embrace all of God's
children. Their message is forthright, outspoken, militant and
immediate. Their presentation is passionate, reverent and worshipful.
Sleeping Giant is no mere band. Sleeping Giant is the sound of
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