8 March 2013 – Nashville, Tenn – The anticipated record from Audio Adrenaline is now just days away! Kings & Queens (Fair Trade Services) is the ten-song album featuring the band’s new lead vocalist, Kevin Max and long-time band member bassist Will McGinniss, who are joined by CCM vets Dave Ghazarian (Superchick) on guitar, drummer Jared Byers (Bleach), and singer-songwriter-keyboardist Jason Walker. AA’s other original member, Mark Stuart, having to step down as lead vocalist due to spasmodic dysphonia (causing involuntary muscle spasms of the larynx), is very much still part of band decisions and wrote on many of the new songs for this new album. Now, with new band members and a larger mission goal, there is no question the world is ready for the “new” Audio Adrenaline.
Almost six years ago, the band gathered in Hawaii along with their biggest fans for what they thought was their last performance. Since that emotional finale concert, founding AA members Stuart and McGinniss have tirelessly worked to raise awareness and support for the Hands & Feet Project, their organization comprised of two children’s villages in Cyvadier/Jacmel and Grand Goave, Haiti, which cares for 100 orphans and abandonded Haitian children. Net proceeds from the sales of Kings & Queens goes directly to Hands & Feet Project.
“I’ve never been more excited about an Audio A record,” shares Stuart. “We’ve collectively poured into each song for months, and I love every track. Being able to help write and direct the process of putting the band back together has been an absolute joy. I can’t wait to see our fans sing along with Kevin on the AA classics and fall in love with the new songs.”
The first single, “Kings And Queens,” continues to climb the Christian radio charts and can be heard on stations all across the nation. “It’s just an incredible song about this idea of when we love the least of these, God wraps these little orphans in his majesty and they can become kings and queens,” Stuart shares. “It gives you that idea that these are God’s favorites, these little kids that have been forgotten. There’s going to be a special place in heaven one day because of what they’ve been through here. It’s just a triumphant, majestic song that just connects so deeply with Hands & Feet and the message of Audio A right now.”
To support the new album, Audio Adrenaline kicked off their highly anticipated “Kings & Queens Tour” last Friday on the east coast. The tour is running in 30+ cities across the U.S. and is sponsored by ChildFund International. The “Kings & Queens Tour” also features Dove Award winning bands Group 1 Crew, Seventh Day Slumber, and Manic Drive.
For a review copy of Kings & Queens or for interview inquiries, please contact:
Stacie Vining at Merge PR – Stacie@Mergepr.com | #615.260.4679
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ABOUT HANDS & FEET PROJECT
In 2004, the members of Audio Adrenaline founded the Hands & Feet Project. Inspired by fan reaction to the band’s song “Hands and Feet,” HAF is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing long-term, family-style care for orphaned and abandoned children with the love of Christ. They strive to raise a generation of orphaned children who will grow up to reach their God- given potential, while empowering first world citizens to partner with them in service at home and abroad.
The organization broke ground on their first Children’s village in Cyvadier, a small town on the Southern coast near Jacmel, and began their journey of serving the forgotten children of the impoverished Caribbean nation. Currently tending to over 70 children in Cyvadier, a second village opened in Grand Goave in 2008 and is caring for 30 children. handsandfeetproject.org.
ABOUT FAIR TRADE SERVICES
Fair Trade Services, LLC launched in June 2011 by music industry veteran Jeff Moseley. Fair Trade Services is a partnership based on dialogue, transparency, and respect, formed for the development of remarkable Christian artists who desire artistic excellence, cultural relevance and spiritual significance. Located in Brentwood, Tennessee, their roster includes MercyMe, Laura Story, Audio Adrenaline, The Afters, Phillips, Craig & Dean, Derek Webb, Sara Groves, Phil Wickham, Disciple, Mark Schultz and more. Fair Trade Services is distributed by Provident Distribution and Sony Music. fairtradeservices.com.