What Have We Been Up To?

Website fixes and upgrades coming soon, a new explainer video, and more.

Yup, it will be mobile!

Many of our bands live on the road, and need access to our network.  And when our Host Homes are away from their computers, they need access to respond to the band’s requests and prayer needs.  We’ve been hard at work, listening, making adjustments.  And we look forward to sharing them with you soon….

PLEASE STAY TUNED!

We Are Simplifying…

…our message and our website. Some see RYFO as a website. Others think of us as a host home network. But we want you to know that our heart and vision is to see the love of Jesus unavoidable inside the music community. Offering host homes is one way we do that. And our website is simply the tool we use to connect people together. But the RYFO heartbeat is not a website. We have a desire to see a very dark and hope-less community find joy-filled grace. We hope that when you think of RYFO, you think of Jesus, not a website or a service.  He is our message.

What have YOU been up to?  We want to hear from you!

What drives you to serve musicians?  What has your experience been?  What opportunities have you had to connect with and serve musicians through RYFO?  We would love to hear from you!  Please reply and let us know!

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Imperial Triumphant - 2021

Alphaville’s Metal Renaissance

With influences that span Miles Davis and Stravinsky to Geddy Lee and Les Claypool, jazz metal force Imperial Triumphant is the epitome of genre-bending. HM contributing writer Andrew Voigt spoke with the band about their unique style, the massive bass presence in their music, and the rise and fall of civilization.

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Heaven's Metal: An Oral History of the Genesis of Christian Metal

Heaven's Metal

When rock emerged from blues and 'heavy metal' began to surface, faith-based metal acts also rose to start their own journeys. Initially shunned by both believers and non-believers, they were fighting for their spot at the table, ultimately building a legacy that would go on to change the genre forever. HM presents an oral history of the beginning of Christian metal music, featuring Guardian, Tourniquet, Holy Soldier, Whitecross, and, of course, Stryper.

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Atreyu- 2021

Atreyu's Baptism

At their core, Atreyu is a hard rock band with metal riffs and pop choruses. Now, after more than 20 years, the band has stepped boldly into their next chapter with a change in lineup and an album that proves the lifeblood of Atreyu is stronger than ever.

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Photo by Ashley Osborn

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