ROCK KILLS. And it's Showbread that's totin' THAT gun. Guitarist
Matt Davis explains, "Our word for all forms of 'good'
is 'raw.' No one ever knew what to say when people asked what
style of music we were, so rather than come up with some hyphen-filled
moniker, we just started saying 'raw rock' and turned it into
our campaign." Bursting out of the South and across the
nation, Showbread present a show not easily shaken from memory.
"No Sir, Nihilism Is Not Practical," is 13 tracks
of battering raw rock with infectious tunes like their single,
"Mouth Like a Magazine" while still feeling their
unstoppable intensity throughout. Lyrically, the topics explore
some pretty raw concepts: "Gossip and bitterness, art,
Christians versus controversy, a lament from a man to his
dead wife, a song about the author Franz Kafka meeting the
giant roach from his story, 'The Metamorphosis...' It's a
pretty broad spectrum," That's what Raw Rock is all about,
right? Well, here's a raw interview with guitarist/vocalist,programmer,etc.
Josh Dies from Showbread on tour in Nashville...
Deathway: How are things within the
Josh Dies: Things are great. Half
of us are vampire,s and other half are werewolves, and I am a zombie.
DW: How is the current tour going?
JD: Good, except for the fact that
the guys from Blindside are vampire, werewolf, and zombie hunters.
DW: What went into the writing of "Matthias
JD: It was basically a letter written
to Jesus as a conversation between an imperfect person and a perfect
person. We were looking for a really intimate moment on the album,
and this song was more than we could have asked for.
DW: What does being a "Christian band"
mean to you?
JD: Christians who are making music
and using their faith as a driving force behind what the band is
saying and doing.
DW: How do you stay grounded in Christ as a touring
JD: We meet for a nightly Bible study,
and we do our own personal quiet times, while keeping each other
DW: How can we better reach this generation?
JD: The greatest commandments, LOVE. We need to
show our generation what true love is and how important it is to
ministering. It's easy to talk about it, but we need to shown it
without saying a word. Then they will know what we are talking about.
DW: What do you think of the Church today?
JD: Touring so much we really don't
have a church home, but we received a large amount of rejection
from our home church, a Southern Baptist church in Georgia. The
church today needs to be more like the church of Acts. In a lot
of cases people are trying to do it the right way, but in others
people just aren't doing it Biblically.
DW: What do the words "Dead to this World"
mean to you?
JD: The verse "Do not be conformed
to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind,"
is what comes to mind when I hear that. It's like being a zombie.
No, really! A zombie is dead, but it still walks around and is driven
by the basic needs in life. In the same we as Christians, who are
infected with Christ, should walk around in this world and not become
affected by its influences.
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