This week BEC Recordings’ proudly releases the new studio project from Kutless, Believer, which debuted and currently is No. 1 on the iTunes Christian Albums chart.  Touted as the best Kutless release yet, Believer has produced a widely popular and touching radio single, “Carry Me To The Cross.” This single is in the Top 10 on AC Indicator and Inspo charts as well as Top 20 on CHR and National Audience charts.  Fans can purchase Believer at iTunes, AmazonMp3, Target, Wal-Mart, Family, Lifeway and Mardel.

To celebrate this release, Kutless spent the day in Minneapolis. They began their day at KTIS on their morning show followed by a performance for 200 men at the Union Gospel Mission shelter and concluded their evening with a free concert at the famed Mall of America.  More than 3,500 fans gathered to watch the band perform last night.
Kutless performs at Union Gospel Mission – a men’s shelter
Kutless performs for more than 3,500 fans at the Mall of America (above photo).  A free concert last night presented by KTIS radio station.
The band also did a signing following the concert for their fans (photo below).
Media have also been talking about this album this week including features on GMCtv.com, HM Magazine, AllAboutWorship’s Songwriters Cafe as well as they will grace the cover of CCM Magazine (March issue). Fans can also hear the band featured on this week’s NewReleaseTuesday.com podcast here.  Check out what is being said about Believer:

“The lyrics on Believer are thought-provoking, moving, and requesting change — And the music is a lesson in diversity from ballads to the band’s hard-rock rhythm…”
– Denver Post “Higher Note” blog

“Believer is the band’s crowning achievement featuring thirteen excellent rock worship songs. The album has a perfectly balanced mix of rockers and ballads and Jon Micah’s vocals have never sounded better.”
– NewReleaseTuesday.com – 5 star review

Believer blends gritty rockers, contemplative worship cuts and piano-punctuated ballads. At all turns, the guys cover plenty of meaty lyrical ground, vividly detailing the crucifixion one minute and urging listeners to find their identity in Christ the next.
– CCM Magazine, 4 stars

“Believer finds the band focusing on what they do best – delivering a heartening message set to memorable rock melodies. While the music on Believer will churn out numerous hits, it’s clear the band has its head and heart on one primary thing; a message of hope and grace for those who will listen.”
– HM Magazine

Believer blends a more mature edition of the group’s modern rock beginnings with more recent worship musings (though this batch is all originals), resulting in both gritty anthems and crisply-crafted, gradually intensifying ballads.”
– Christianity Today, 4 stars

“Believer is the seventh record that Kutless has put out and it is by far their best work. Everyone who listens to it will be able to relate with several (or all) of these songs. This album encompasses a journey that all Christians resonate with and that is being human, and being a Believer.”
– Christian Music Zine

About Kutless

This Portland, Oregon-based Kutless has emerged as one of the premiere rock, worship bands. With over two million albums sold, a RIAA Gold-selling album, AC Song of the Year in 2010, and 11 No. 1 radio singles, Kutless has transformed from that new rock band from Oregon to the one new bands look up to, the band whose music is all over the radio in multiple formats and on major tours.

Believer finds Kutless using a decade of growth to deliver an expertly crafted set of songs with as much diversity in the music as there is consistency in the message.

Twitter @kutless


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