Following Grammy and Dove Award nominations, a trio of best-selling major label albums and seven chart-topping singles alongside viral videos, Decyfer Down returns today (April 1) with the release of The Other Side Of Darkness through The Fuel Music. The album is available now on iTunes, Amazon.com and many more locations where great music is sold.
After more than a two-year hiatus from recording and touring, the band, collectively Brandon Mills and Chris Clonts (guitars), TJ Harris (vocals/guitar), Benjamin Millhouse (drums) and Chris Furr (bass), is reveling in its newfound freedom as an independent band to write, record, release and perform new music. Making a conscious decision to shatter comfort zones, whether they be artistically or thematically, the band held a no-holds-barred approach to The Other Side Of Darkness.
“I know every artist says ‘this is the best album we’ve ever done,’ but there is definitely some of the best sounding stuff we’ve done in a long time just because there are no limits,” says Clonts. “We can write about whatever we want to write, and we’re not in a box.”
Taking the new music from The Other Side Of Darkness, as well as its growing list of fan favorites, on the road, Decyfer Down is traveling heavily in 2016. Already 20 concerts into the massive, 39-date run on the City Rock Fest 2016 tour with Disciple, Seventh Day Slumber, Spoken and Children 18:3 (see remaining itinerary below), this tour follows Decyfer Down’s own successful headline tour last fall, as well as 32 packed events on the 2015 winter/spring leg of the City Rock Fest tour.
“Ten years plus of doing this has been a crazy trip, but it’s been awesome,” says Harris. “After taking time off and going back out, it’s been great to see some familiar faces. Everyone’s from all different backgrounds and situations, but hopefully we’re all growing.”
“We definitely hope people are encouraged and challenged through this record,” sums up Mills. “We love playing everywhere, and we love meeting people. We are just enjoying the whole process again.”