North Carolina-based rockers Decyfer Down has announced their new album, The Other Side of Darkness, scheduled to drop April 1. This is the first new music from the band in two years. The band is currently on tour with Disciple, Spoken, Seventh Day Slumber and Children 18:3 for City Rock Fest and will be playing Cincinnati, OH the day the album is released. The first single, “Nothing More,” has reached No. 15 on Billboard’s Christian Rock chart.

Vocalist TJ Harris spoke about the new album via press release:

“Ten years plus of doing this has been a crazy trip, but it’s been awesome. After taking time off and going back out, it’s been great to see some familiar faces and hearing how they’ve grown as people and in their relationship with Christ, plus we still hear from people who heard us on mainstream radio and how a song changed their life. Everyone’s from all different backgrounds and situations, but hopefully we’re all growing.”

Dates for the City Rock Fest are below.

17-Feb – Carthage Civic Center, Carthage, TX
18-Feb – Fiesta Latina Ballroom, Corpus Christi, TX
19-Feb – First Baptist Church, Rio Vista, TX
20-Feb – M.K. Brown Memorial Auditorium & Civic Center, Pampa, TX
21-Feb – Crossroads Church of Denver, Wheat Ridge, CO
24-Feb – Sunnyside Baptist Church, Cheyenne, WY
27-Feb – Alamogordo Civic Center, Alamogordo, NM
28-Feb – Nile Theater, Mesa, AZ
4-Mar – Long Beach 1st Church of the Nazarene, Long Beach, CA
5-Mar – San Bernardino Co. Fairgrounds and Event Center, Victorville, CA
9-Mar – Civic Auditorium, Idaho Falls, ID
10-Mar – Idaho State University – Frazier Hall, Pocatello, ID
11-Mar – Mansfield Convention Center, Great Falls, MT
13-Mar – Holiday Inn Convention Center, Minot, ND
16-Mar – NFAA Easton Yankton Archery Complex, Yankton, SD
17-Mar – Mercy Hill Church, Rochester, MN
18-Mar – River lawn Christian Church, Wichita, KS
19-Mar – Pace Events Center, Perry, IA
20-Mar – Waldorf College Auditorium, Forest City, IA
31-Mar – Jackson Friends Church, Massillon, OH
1-Apr – The Underground, Cincinnati, OH
3-Apr – Larry’s Pizza, Fort Smith, AR
4-Apr – Firepoint Baptist Church, Nixa, MO
5-Apr – Christpoint Church, Galena, KS
8-Apr – Downtown, Wilmington, NC
9-Apr – Genxaret, Columbia, MD
15-Apr – Twin City Baptist Church, Lunenburg, MA
16-Apr – TBA, Presque Isle, ME
17-Apr – Lincoln Center, Rockland, ME
20-Apr – Chemung County Family Fitness Center, Elmira, NY
21-Apr – ALTAR, Pittsburgh, PA
22-Apr – McMorran Place Sports & Entertainment Center, Port Huron, MI
23-Apr – Battle Creek Friends Church, Battle Creek, MI
24-Apr – Midland Nazarene, Midland, MI
26-Apr – Church At The Depot, Scott Depot, WV
27-Apr – Whitley County Middle School Gym, Williamsburg, KY
28-Apr – Set Free Church of Dawsonville, Dawsonville, GA
29-Apr – Lifepoint Community Church, De Land, FL
30-Apr – OpenWater Church, Odessa, FL



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