This month's artist is: Seventh Day Slumber!
I first heard about Seventh Day Slumber at my church's Youth Group. Our youth pastor, Greg Hahn, had been talking about having the group go and see a concert. I was all for the idea. And then I found out the band would be Seventh Day Slumber. I had no idea who they were and that kind of made me less excited. However, the concert was free, so I was like, yeah sure, I'll go I guess. And I went... and they rocked it! They have some great music with great meaning behind it.
SDS's lead singer's name is Joseph Rojas. He had a terrible life as a boy. He was drinking, doing drugs, you name it. Then, he tried to commit suicide and failed. On an ambulance on the way to the hospital, Rojas got saved.
Now, Rojas has committed his life to help as many people who were like he was as he can. His music focuses on the issues of drugs and abuse mostly, and his message is for kids to not be who the world thinks they should be, but who they are in Christ.
Another really cool thing about SDS is their drummer, Blaise Rojas, who is Joseph's son. He is only 13, and he is AWESOME at the drums! Even though I don't know him, I really look up to him, because he is already in a band at the age of 13, and he is really good!
--Have you heard Seventh Day Slumber before? What did you think? Do you like the "Artist of the Month" post idea? Let me know what you are thinking in the comments!