Decyfer Down will have their fourth album, The Other Side of Darkness, hit stories on April 1, but today the band is proud to premiere the lyric video for the debut single “Nothing More” from the upcoming release. After their 2013 release Scarecrow, the North Carolina-based quintet were on the verge of calling it quits, the stress of touring and being away from their families taking its toll. But after they were unexpectedly asked to join Disciple, Nine Lashes and Seventh Day Slumber on the City Rockfest Tour last year, they regrouped and, once they played the shows, reconnected with their desire for the music and the fans.

The resulting work, The Other Side of Darkness, will be released independently and was made possible by a successful IndieGoGo campaign. We spoke with guitarist Chris Clonts about the single, “Nothing More”:

“We all have toxins and struggles that we deal with every single day, whether it’s a bad relationship or some sort of thing in our lives that is weighing us down and hindering our relationship with God and His ultimate plan for our life. We want nothing more than to sever toxic ties and to move forward with God.”

The band is currently back on the City Rockfest Tour with Disciple. Decyfer Down has had seven singles reach No. 1 on the Christian Rock charts.


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