Tooth & Nail Records’ new band Nine Lashes is gearing up for their label debut, World We View, releasing on February 14. This Alabama-reared band worked with producer Aaron Sprinkle (Anberlin, The Almost, Jeremy Camp, Hawk Nelson) crafting their national debut. Together, the team turned in a sophisticated blend of modern, alternative and indie rock, undercut by a slew of rhythmic influences, cutting edge beats and even an appearance from screamo legend Ryan Clark (of Demon Hunter fame) on “Our Darkest Day.”
“Rock has always been our musical centering, but we definitely wanted to showcase diversity on this record since we’ve matured as musicians since our demo days,” explains frontman Jeremy Dunn.
With the rock and diversity on this project, hope also exudes the album at every turn, thanks in part to members’ unwavering commitment to Christ. In fact, the group’s very moniker references the whip used to beat Jesus (cat of nine tails), while using Isaiah 53:5 to remember the wounds He suffered for humanity’s restoration. That grounding even inspired the album title World We View, which as Dunn so eloquently describes, furthers the group’s vision for impacting its listeners with positivity and truth.
“The more we travel and meet people, the more we find a lot of people with an incorrect view of God,” he shares. “So many people think He’s an angry and vindictive God who wants to punish them for everything, but the World We View is one where we draw close to God and strive to make His point of view our point of view. When we start to see the world the way God sees it, our vision won’t be blurred anymore.”
This album has already produced a No. 1 Rock single with “Anthem of the Lonely,” which was at the top for two weeks and in the Top 10 for more than six months. The debut is also garnering the attention of the media as JesusFreakHideout and NewReleaseTuesday both give their thumbs up to World We View before the album streets next month.
“If you are not familiar with the band’s work, think of a mix of Red and 12 Stones with a little TFK. Nine Lashes have easily released the best modern/hard rock album since Red’s Until We Have Faces early last year…”
– JesusFreakHideout.com Certified Pre-Order Worthy
“This ambitious album already promises to be one of the most solid rock debuts of the year. This album is an achievement that promises great things from the future for Nine Lashes, and could easily hold its own amidst rock heavy weights in both Christian and mainstream rock formats.”
– NewReleaseTuesday.com Official Review – 5 star review
Nine Lashes will be hitting the road next month on the REDvolution tour featuring RED, Thousand Foot Krutch and Manafest. Dates listed below. Nine Lashes is Jeremy Dunn- vocals, Noah Terrell- drums, Jared Lankford- bass, Adam Jefferson- guitar and Jonathan Jefferson- guitar. Follow their journey on Twitter @NineLashes and on Facebook.
REDvolution Tour Dates – all dates subject to change
February 10 Rochester, MN
February 11 Thief River Falls, MN
February 12 St. Cloud, MN
February 15 Washington, DC
February 17 Richmond, VA
February 18 Cary, NC
February 19 Blountville, TN
February 24 North Charleston, SC
February 25 Jacksonville, FL
February 26 Saint Petersburg, FL
March 8 Corpus Christi, TX
March 9 Dallas, TX
March 11 Tulsa, OK
March 15 Las Vegas, NV
March 16 Redlands, CA
March 17 Phoenix, AZ
March 21 Wichita, KS
March 22 Fort Smith, AR
March 23 Sauget, IL
March 24 Fort Wayne, IN