Come&Live! just announced the September 14th scheduled release of Ascend The Hill’s newest free full length. Hymns: Take The World, But Give Me Jesus, features a collection of favorite hymns – ranging from “I Surrender All” to “How Great Thou Art” – recreated to engage listeners and lead them into a time of praise and worship.
 
The band had a productive time using fun, innovative instrumentation such as sleigh bells, cellos, and many guest appearances. C&L! videographer Andy Reale spent four days filming a behind-the-scenes DVD of the band while they recorded. “We spent an afternoon in a 135-year-old chapel. It was built for freed slaves after the civil war,” says Joel.  “We filmed one on one interviews there and got a bunch of legit B-roll. The footage we’ve seen from the time with Andy in the studio is unbelievable.” The DVD will also include a recording of two hymns being tracked.
 
Fundamentally, the classic Ascend The Hill sound remains. Their signature slow build ups, huge guitar sounds and stripped down, intimate segments are all on this record. Joel shares that there is, “a little more progressive, technical guitar work, moving drums and bass stuff that we’re really in love with. We hope you will be too!”
 
The band hopes that the powerful lyrics will compel listeners to draw closer to Christ. “If we can get people into His presence, there is no denying His power to save, to deliver, to heal and breathe life! Our goal is to point as many people as possible to Jesus.”
 
The record is now being distributed to press for review and interviews with the band are being scheduled. In order to receive your copy, speak with Ascend The Hill, or any other press inquiries, please contact: rebecca@comeandlive.com
For management, please contact: Nathan@comeandlive.com
 
ABOUT Ascend The Hill:
About to release their second full-length worship album on Come&Live!, Ascend The Hill is quickly gaining ground. Since their debut dropped in 2009, the Tampa, FL band has played places like Cornerstone Festival, Revelation Generation, Pierced Festival, Soulfest, numerous youth camps and shows across the country. They are currently on The Kingdom Come Tour with The Ember Days, and will be on the Come&Live! Tour in New Zealand in January 2011.

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