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So tell me a little bit about the formation of Sons of God. How did the band come about, where did you get the name and what significance does it have? Where are you guys located? Originally it was a solo project of mine that I intended to be a band, but early on it was so difficult to get members with a similar mindset artistically and spiritually. I had just flown out to play bass for As I Lay Dying and it didn’t pan out, so naturally I was bummed and thus started writing more. I was living in Atlanta at the time, and was working with a hip-hop rockabilly rocker dude named Alex Trackstar and he came up with the name. I believe it was prophetic really because we’ve really grown in to the name and the implications that come with a name so bold.

Prior to Sons of God, what band or bands were you a part of? How did those experiences shape you as a musician and leader of Sons of God? Oh man, this is a question I almost despise answering because of its extent. I’d played with/filled in/toured with Mourning September, Brighten, The Tide, Terminal, Chasing Victory, Spoken, So Long Forgotten, The Wedding, As I Lay Dying among others. Each experience shaped me so much, I can’t even begin to express how each of these experiences really stretched and grew me. It was either humbling because I couldn’t cut it, encouraging because I was writing with phenomenal musicians, or short lived because of an unbelievable amount of circumstances; I wouldn’t trade any of it for anything different. As far as the leadership aspect, it exposed me to a lot of “what not to do” ideals and decisions in all honesty, that’s probably what I take away most from it all.

What reasons did you have for starting Sons of God? What inspired you to create the band and write the music that is found on the Genesis Prologue? It just seemed natural to keep writing and trying to grow myself as an artist, I haven’t ever really felt there was anything else I could be doing that I had a niche for quite like I did with music. I always wanted to help people, reach people, speak to their heart, show them someone cares, show them that because of my imperfections we can relate, and have brothers that would last for a lifetime – those are all adequate reasons that come to mind. The thought process has changed from simply being a band that wanted to be huge, to now, “Lord have your way,” and that is a vast difference. The inspiration for TGP was humanity, a flowing of the Holy Spirit to be as honest as I could and to let him do the rest. Sometimes I feel dry, and sometimes like a giant, Doubt and Manipulators really confront that personal conviction of the heart of any man or woman. Caution is just a call to be bold and abolish the mindset of what Dietrich Bonhoeffer refers to as “Cheap Grace.”

You hooked up with the small east coast ministry of Come & Live, how has that experience been so far? Anything you’d like to share? Are you a fan of any of their other artists? It’s been amazing, it’s way more of a family than a label. It’s not a team of A&R and PR Departments biding to figure out our target market and how to sell our records to those markets. It’s just a bunch of dudes that care for us like brothers, that want the best for us, that want to help us in any and every way they can. We spend hours in prayer with them, we spend hours a week talking to them about things aside from business, they are just – family. Though we’ve not seen a gigantic response or a massive support effort, I believe more than just about anything that it’s only a matter of time; I think Come&Live! is going to blow the doors off of the music industry.
I’m a HUGE fan of So Long Forgotten, I am also very close with those gentlemen, it is a delight to know such wonderful guys. Also Ascend The Hill is wonderful, those are just a couple of my fav’s.

You’ve recently filled out your ranks with new members. Do you care to list those members and their duties? Absolutely, I’m so humbled and blessed to get to say I’m in a band with these guys, it’s seriously an honor. Alex Rust plays Guitar/BGV’s, Jacob Bundren is on Bass/BGV’s, Kyle Laster on Guitar/BGV’s and Jordan McGee is on the Drums and BGV’s. Extremely talented young men, and even better friends! 3 live in NC, 1 in Alabama and myself in OK. It’s wild how it worked out and how we make it work, but it does!

Do you have any touring plans scheduled for 2010? How serious do you intend to make Sons of God in the new year? Since 2010 is so close, and we as a full lineup are so new, our plans tend to remain discrete until closer to the fall. There’s talk of a short run in the summer, but we are focusing on getting ourselves ready for the fall and writing a full-length that is worth the wait everyone has had to put up with. It’s our full intention to play 160+ shows a year, release a handful of records and then some! I can finally say with confidence, expect us to be in yo - indievisionmusic.com


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The Genesis Prologue EP (2010)
Doubt and Caution are streaming

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Surrender. Those nine letters described a discouraged, burned- out heart as Aaron Newberry gave up his dream of creating music that he could truly and wholeheartedly love. After touring with many successful, renowned acts, Newberry found himself looking to piece together a music venture of his own. “I recorded everything on my own. It was just a solo project. I couldn’t find members, and I wasn’t happy with my current writing and circumstances. I just gave up and quit.” However, this breaking point was just what was needed.

As Newberry surrendered his prior aspirations of making Sons of God a household name, God began working through four previously established friendships. The results of this obedience, trust, and patience became evident as Jacob Bundren partnered with him in his musical aspirations. "The following week I received a phone call," Newberry recalls. It was a phone call that ultimately led Kyle Laster, Alex Rust and Jordan McGee to merge with and therefore complete the Sons of God lineup.

“We want to let people know that we’re not just up here playing music. It’s the medium in which we serve,” Newberry states. Sons of God is built with the intent to minister to, encourage, convict, and send out disciples who are ready for battle. “I really want to communicate to people that we’re currently in a generation that is okay with going to church and not really being Christians. But church doesn’t save you… and Biblical illiteracy is killing us.” Newberry also warns of the coming oppression here in the West – an oppression that could cause Christians to cling to Christ all the more, or simply fall away in the face of opposition. “It’s time to get prepared,” he shares. “I think that we’re going to understand what it was like for the saints. I just want to say that this is war and you need to understand that and equip yourself.”

Lyrically, Sons of God talks about doubt, grace, sanctification, and many other aspects of spiritual life. They write in hopes of challenging listeners not to accept complacency, but to continue to learn and move forward. Musically, the sound that emanates truly is one of epic proportions. With an unmistakably darker tone, Sons of God hopes to capture what would be the “soundtrack to the book of Revelation” by exploring the dark and even frightening aspects of what the future holds.

With a solid lineup, intense sound, imploring lyrics and a growing fan base, Sons of God is delving deep into the act of ministry through music. “I think of it as nothing but [ministry]!” Newberry shares. They hope to tour in the latter half of 2010, as well as begin recording a new record.