Life Support
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Life Support

Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada | SELF

Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada | SELF
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"Radio Press"

“I enjoyed them (Life Support) very much!!! They are a great, high energy band with good sounds and deep worship.”

~ Lisa McLean, CKOE Radio

- Lisa McLean, CKOE Radio

"Record Review"

Cut from the same cloth as bands like Hillsong United, "Roar of Heaven" is a cut and dry worship album with edge... "Made For This" and "Roar of Heaven" are reminiscent of Jeremy Camp and Paramore. Another stand out track is the paired down hymn, "Nothing But The Blood" - Inspired Magazine


Debut release: "Life Support"

Sophomore release: "Roar of Heaven"

Radio single: "Made For This" from "Roar of Heaven"

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Life Support is a worship collective / “art rock” ensemble whose passion is to lead people into God’s presence. The band’s second album, “Roar of Heaven” is a thoughtful and compelling call to worship that pushes the musical and lyrical boundaries of the genre.

The bands journey began at St. Francis Xavier University in Antigonish N.S. when a few friends decided they wanted to change the atmosphere on campus. With a handful of instruments and an abandoned chapel, they began to gather for worship. Within two years the small group of ten exploded into hundreds of students. Many lives were radically changed; God’s Kingdom had begun to invade.

Life Support consists of Deanna Leil (vocals/synths, Alex Stephen (vocals/synths), Chris Lively (bass), Jordan Mattie (guitars/vocals), Rob Reid (guitars/vocals), and Matt Stride (drums).

Life Support has been together for five years and has since moved beyond the walls of St. Francis Xavier University to become missionaries to Canada. The band has been touring their country full time for two years, partnering with organizations for major conferences such as Toronto’s Mission Fest, Global Day of Prayer, BCOQ's Blizzard, Jesus To The Nations, Maritime Youth Convention, and East Coast Convention with Franklin Graham. They are also actively involved in ministering to churches, youth groups, camps, and retreats.

Life Support released their full-length debut in April 2006. Mixed and mastered by Tim Abraham at the Hive in Toronto, the album picked up a nomination for a 2007 East Coast Music Award under "Gospel Recording of the Year." Their song “Out Of Order” was also nominated for a 2006 Canadian Gospel Music Award for “Rock Song of the Year”.

For their second album the band joined forces with Tim again. This time he took on the role of producer, engineer, and mixer. They also teamed up with Craig Douglas (The Craig Douglas Band / The Meeting House) and both Tim and Craig lent a hand to composition. The band spent the spring and summer of 2007 writing and reworking material for their sophomore release. Through the pre-production process, the band began shaping a new, experimental sound with more complex compositions, atmospheric sonic textures, and extended instrumental explorations. The result could be called “art rock” worship, and draws on the influences of Mute Math, Switchfoot, and Hillsong United. The album picked up a 2009 JUNO Nomination and a 2009 East Coast Music Award Nomination. Their song "Roar Of Heaven" reached #1 on the Canadian Christian Music Charts and stayed there for 2 months.

It was Life Support’s desire with this album to capture the sounds of Heaven, creating music that will be an expression and extension of the Kingdom, and ultimately bring glory to God!

The album was recorded between the Hive and Metalworks Studios, Toronto and mastered by Phil Demetro (Our Lady Peace, The Trews) at Lacquer Channel, Toronto. J.T. Daly (Mute Math) of Nashville took care of the album artwork and design.