Altar'd

Altar'd

 Alexandria, Louisiana, USA
BandAlternativeRock

Christian Rock music that's not afraid to be real about the faith walk, nor timid about the gospel. It'll rock your face off and inject the message in your veins.

Biography

Change is something the Louisiana-based alternative rock band Altar’d has gotten quite used to. Since forming in 2004, the four-member group has gone through multiple members during the process of defining their sound. Founder Matt Johns says the long and arduous honing process was a small price to pay considering the band’s success as of late.

With over 6 years of national touring and five albums under their belt, the band has found the sound that resonates with audiences around the world. Last year the band’s first global radio release, “You Are There”, hit the #1 spot on four Christian Radio Weekly charts and helped Altar’d sell thousands of records across the globe.

Over the years, Altar’d has played hundreds of dates and shared the stage with some of today’s top artists including Toby Mac, Skillet, Red, Family Force 5, Seventh Day Slumber, Thousand Foot Krutch, Barlow Girl, Hawk Nelson, David Crowder Band, Newsboys, Kutless, Flyleaf, Switchfoot, Leeland, Fireflight, Britt Nicole, Jars of Clay, NEEDTOBREATHE, Sanctus Real, Taylor Swift, Jason Aldean, LeAnn Rimes, Craig Morgan, Breaking Benjamin, Three Days Grace, Seether, and Foreigner. Altar’d has played major festivals across the country including Creation Northwest, Big Spring Jam, X-Fest, Christfest, ChristJam, and Shoutfest.

The band has received radio play on hundreds of stations across the world, which helped them hold down the #1 spot for CRW’s Global AC charts for 10 weeks and stay on the charts for 38 weeks.

The band’s 2007 cd/dvd combo project, “Altar’d LIVE”, received much acclaim from the Momentum Awards, earning the band nominations for Rock Band of the Year, Rock Album of the Year, Song of the Year, and Male Vocalist of the Year.

Altar’d released their newest album, “Divided”, in the summer 2010. The band will tour the South-Eastern United States in support of the release. “Divided” is the first album for the band under the Star Creek Record label and was produced by Dove Award winner and Grammy nominee, Barry Blair (Audio Adrenaline).

Altar’d is Matt Johns (vox), Blake Powell (drums, bgv), Jon Lafitte (bass), and Corban Calhoun (guitar). They are proud to endorse Gibson Guitars, Composite Acoustic Guitars, Risen Drums, and Mack Amps.

Website: www.altardband.com

Myspace: www.myspace.com/altardband

EPK: www.sonicbids.com/altard

Video: http://www.youtube.com/altardband
(“Falling” Music Video featured on FUSE-TV)

Discography

Wait (2005) 13 song praise and worship album, with three live tracks. Several of the songs have been released to local college radio for airplay. Available at Indieheaven.com

Crimson Dove (2006) This project includes eight of the band's originals, two covers (Dottie Rambo's "I've Never Been This Homesick Before" and Ben and Robin Pasley's "Faithful") and an instrumental. Available at Indieheaven.com

Altar'd LIVE (2007) An energetic recording packaged as a dvd/cd combo. It includes three brand new songs as well as remixes on some fan favorites. Available on itunes and cdbaby.com

Falling EP (August 2009) Five song preview of a 2010 full length release produced by Dove Award winner and Grammy nominee, Barry Blair. Includes first song for music video "Falling" and first global radio single, "You Are There". Avaiable on itunes and cdbaby.com August of 2009.

Divided (August 2010) Full length album also produced by Barry Blair. First radio single, Divided, hit the top 50 on Christian Music Weekly's rock chart.
Available on itunes, altardband.com, and cdbaby.com August 2010.

Set List

Set lists vary with venue. For youth rallies, Disciple-Now Weekends, revivals, etc. Altar'd sticks with more traditional praise and worship to encourage participation and the facilitation of worship. These songs include Meet with Me, I Will Not Forget You, Clean Hands, Jesus Lover of My Soul, Heart of Worship, and more. For concerts, Altar'd brings a rock show that will stick with audiences for a lifetime.

The Originals to Date

Speak to Me
Through with You
He Wants to Save Us
Promised Land
Fingertips on Glory
Use Me
All the More
You Chase Me
The Intro Song
I Am Not Ashamed
Awake Me
Only a Shadow
Fantasy in Disguise
All I Want to Be
You Are There
Take Me Away
Falling
All I Want
Paper Savior
Burn
Divided
Red Words