The Order of Elijah has returned with a new single, “I Am the Storm.” The single represents the band’s return to their original lineup and a return to the Dethrone-era sound. The single comes from the Missouri-based band’s upcoming and as-yet-unnamed album.
Of note to HM readers, the band has been vocal about returning to the scene religiously unaffiliated but with a more positive message. When the band began, the group was rooted in the Christian faith, though a couple of years later, the band switched labels and became more vocal in their critique of organized religion. This eventually led vocalist and founding member Shannon Low to ultimately leave the Christian faith with a bad taste in his mouth. (Low and HM Owner and Editor David Stagg spoke about this on the Godspeed podcast shortly thereafter.)
Low would return to school where he adopted a new approach to treating his historically poor interactions with the religion, though still remains unassociated with the faith. We spoke with Low about his band’s life post-Christianity:
“After stepping away from tours so I could finish college, I was finally able to attain my bachelor in science and minor in philosophy. Through philosophy, I found closure for many of the negative connotations I had developed toward Christianity. Upon resurrecting an OG lineup with our original drummer, we pumped out the first new Order song since 2018. With a sharp focus on our roots, the song is definitely a glimpse at the old school brutality we began with.”
You can find The Order of Elijah on Facebook.
Photo by Elaine Bezhold