Friday, October 26, 2012

I Built The Cross Releases EP

     A few months ago, Nevada band I Built The Cross released 'Banish The Disconnect', their new 5 song EP follow up to their much loved album 'Bridging The Gap'. For those not familiar, IBTC is a fiercely original metal band, featuring a unique sound and guitar style by Reed Mitchell. Some of the riffs are backed by sweeping arpeggios or a melodic run of some sort, that gives it a unique feel. Also, the vocals are also a huge asset to the sound. Singer Garrett McGeein flows through high screams and gutterals and everything in between with intent. Their lyrics provoke thought, and are never too redundant or predictable. The current lineup features the ultra-solid rhythm section of Zak Campbell on bass and Nathan Gillotti on drums.The band has recently signed to the label 'Rise And Conquer Records'.
     Reed and Garrett began the formation of IBTC in 2008, at the age of 17. The concept for the name is that Jesus not only died for our sins, but credited his righteousness to us. So therefore, it is us that 'built the cross'. I Built The Cross is very intent on providing a ministry. On their facebook webpage they invite people to email them with questions, thoughts and prayer requests, and are open to chatting online. They respond to all types of comments made on their facebook page, even 'atheist' comments, and are never derogatory or condescending towards the commenter.
    Although their tour has been postponed, it is likely we will see this band out on the circuit soon. They have a ton of ambition towards this project and it is doubtful that they will let it stagnate. Be sure to keep up with their facebook page for tour dates and lots of great music!

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