Red Cord Records is excited to announce the recent signing of Los Angeles’ metalcore band Phinehas (FEHN-ee-uhs). Above the ashes of a dry and thirsty scene, where towers of pride rise and fall, stands Phinehas. Formed in 2001 on the outskirts of Los Angeles, Phinehas is a band of Christians with the purpose of being a shining light amidst a dark scene. They recognize that a message is only perceived as good as the messenger, so music quality holds an equally important role in their ministry. What initially began as a thrashy hardcore band has flourished into a brand of metal that not many can emulate.
As with many bands, a few member changes were inevitable as touring life is not cut out for everyone; but through every transition, Phinehas has never lost momentum. Their intense and passionate live show is a hit everywhere. Largely influenced by the music of bands like As I Lay Dying, Killswitch Engage and Van Halen, Phinehas is a band who loves fast beats and guitar solos while never forgetting their roots by weaving in powerful breakdowns.
Following the release of their self-titled, self-produced EP, Phinehas toured throughout the West Coast and out to Cornerstone, growing a loyal fan base with their impressive live show. Through their endless work ethic, they sold out of their EP in a very short time. Through Phinehas never-ending assault, they gained acclaim in the strong music scene, which has brought recognition in publications such as Hails & Horns and Indie Vision Music.
Now, having signed with indie label Red Cord Records, Phinehas is preparing to release their first full-length album, entitled thegodmachine on June 7, 2011. The band is set for an extensive North American touring schedule in support of their new record. thegodmachine will be packed full of aggressive songs to the tone of “I Am the Lion”. Phinehas will also slow it down a bit in a few tunes that are rhythmic and dissonant. This, along with the signature solos, riffs, breakdowns and double bass is certain to make the album extremely dynamic. The concept of the songs arc into a story about how humans always make gods for themselves (godmachines) in petty things and allow these things to grow and destroy their lives, but God is faithful even when we are not. His true love is there throughout and there to redeem us when we turn back to Him.
Sean McCulloch – Vocals
Ryan Estrada – Bass
Lee Humerian – Drums
Jason Combs – Guitar
Dustin Saunders – Guitar
1. thegodmachine: The Speaking Stone
2. Bad Blood
3. A Pattern in Pain
4. I Am the Lion
5. From One End of the Sky to the Other
8. The Wishing Well
9. My Horses Are Many
10. Grace Disguised by Darkness
12. thegodmachine: The Rider
13. That I May Love You