Beyond Extraordinary Ep. 40: Dissident Prophet
“My heart is steadfast, O God, my heart is steadfast; I will sing and give praise.” Psalm 57:7
The Christian world is saturated with music, and rightly so. We see repeatedly throughout scripture the importance of music as praise and worship. But with the increase of popularity of contemporary Christian music, inevitably many of the bands and musicians have started to sound the same, to my ear anyway. Enter Dissident Prophet. This band’s sound is decidedly unique, drawing on influences outside of today’s top 40 hits, and highlighting themes that many of today’s artists would be timid to touch as evidenced by the title of their soon to be released 5th studio album, Red Moon Rising, which is their first since 2012’s Weapons of Mass Deception.
Robbie Maxwell, Andy Jennings (Please check out my previous interview with Andy by clicking essay about women empowerment), Melanie J, and Tom Livermore… along with manager and marketer extraordinaire Adrian Checkley have all joined me in this episode to discuss their music, their faith, and more; and as a fan of this band, I could not be more excited to introduce these wonderful people and their incredible music to all of you!
In this episode we discuss their music along with topics ranging from testimonies to transhumanism.. from faith to fellowship… and so much more. And let’s not forget the music!! Btw, Natalina even contributed some viola to the tracks Fly Away and Broken. I know, right?!?!
Tracks Featured in this Episode:
1. He Sat Down
2. Human 2.0
3. Comfortable in Babylon
6. All Coming Down
7. Writing on the Wall
8. Fly Away
From the Press Release for their upcoming album:
Dissident Prophet the apocalyptic indie rock band from Birmingham, England announce the 29th June launch date for their [highly anticipated] fifth studio album, Red Moon Rising. Red Moon Rising is the band’s first new release since 2012’s Weapons of Mass Deception and marks the ambition of that album with the immediacy of the bands earlier albums: We’re Not Grasshoppers (1996), 21st Century Spin (2002), Modern Man (2005).
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