Rock of the Ages is an independent, original, four-piece Christian Rock act of intense power and devotion. This group uses its driving rhythms, slamming drums, grooving bass lines, and in-your-face vocals with a message of hope to create, and shape, their unique style of music. The band members describe their music as "rock reborn". While they have various influences, unlike many of the watered-down hard rock acts of today, you can really hear this band's originality on every track.
The members that comprise the band are all local rock veterans from the Dallas/Fort Worth area. They've been working diligently since early 2003 to bring their special brand of music to the masses. In their first year together, they released their initial studio recordings as a solo project: "Johnny Rhoads - Rock of the Ages". The title track became the band name shortly thereafter, as the members felt called to continue their group effort and reach out to lead the lost to Christ. Many fans have told them that this CD has been a blessing to them.
The music is the draw, but it's the anointing on what they do that changes lives. All the members of the band have been on the "flip side," and know what it's like out there. The members use their music to reach their audience - filled with listeners who share a similar background as the members themselves. They can truly relate to their audience, and their struggles. They believe in the Word, that anyone can be forgiven.
"We want to be used by God, to minister hope to young people; to tell them that God loves them, and that He'll meet them where they are. No matter what they've been through, or done, they can still receive the blessings He has for them. We are so blessed to be able to do this. It's a labor of love," says Johnny Rhoads, the band's drummer and group founder.
With a hard metal edge, and a message of hope, they strive to do the best for their Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. "Rock of the Ages" is a far cry from the norm these days, but they desire to change the world - one soul at a time.
We started as just a studio band in 2003 for our drummer Johnny Rhoads. We released that CD "Rock of the Ages" and then in April we released our 2nd effort "End of the Day," a 7 song EP. Currently, we're rehearsing and writing new material for a 3rd record.
We tend to play at a lot of festivals and such. We had a great time playing at Texas Motor Speedway last year. And we were well received at Mayfest in Fort Worth, TX in May of 2005.
If it's rock-n-roll or metal, it probably influenced one or all of us at some point.