DISCOVER THE ESSENTIAL GOSPEL STARS OF 2020: Gracing the global music world with his brand new single, Billboard Top 30 artist ‘Christopher Bender’ is back with an incredible, uplifting and gloriously heaven sent single entitled ‘Glad in it’.

Gracing the global music world with his brand new single, Billboard Top 30 artist Christopher Bender is back with an incredible, uplifting and gloriously heaven sent single entitled ‘Glad in it’.

Born in Stoughton, Massachusetts and raised by his mother in Brockton, Massachusetts, Christopher Bender was surrounded by a loving and God-fearing environment.

With a foundation built on the love of God, Chris grew up watching his family serve and operate in ministry.

See Chris Bender performing the forthcoming single ‘Glad in it’ live.

At the age of seven, Chris felt compelled to know Christ as his personal saviour.

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At the age of thirteen, it was revealed to Chris that his purpose was to minister through worship, leading Chris to where he is today, sharing the love and gospel of Christ to the world.

Chris has been privileged to minister alongside some of Gospel’s most influential such as Shirley Caesar, Donnie McClurkin, JJ Hairston, Fred Hammond, and Israel Houghton just to name a few.

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He has also been favoured to work with Rashad McPherson (Featured on “You’ll Live, Not Die”, 2015), Ayana McDonald, David Altenor (Featured on “We Praise You”, 2015), Amante Lacey (Featured on “Alive“, 2016), and Matthew Greaves (featured on “Great is Yahweh”, 2017).

He was also recognized for winning the 2014 “Artist of the Year” Angelic Award in the winter of 2014 and “Best New Single” Eddy Award in the winter of 2019 for his first single, “More of You”.

Chris has since released his sophomore single, “The Blood Song” which debuted at #22 on the Billboard charts.

Chris’s desire is to see to it that the believers of God are instructed on the essence of vertical worship & ultimately placed before the presence of our Almighty King.

The amazing new single ‘Glad in it’ from Christopher Bender is out on 24 July 2020.

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LYRICS SPECIAL – CHRISTOPHER BENDER – GLAD IN IT.

Verse 1:

So many of us are going through,
Your burdens get so heavy
you don’t know what to do,
But I’ve been sent on assignment
to encourage you,
You can’t give up now you have so much to do

Bridge:
The enemy wants you to quit
Wants you to throw in the towel
And say this it,
But I’ve been sent to remind you
Your help is here today,
Whenever you feel life’s pressure
Here’s what you gotta say

Chorus:
I will be glad in it (4x)

Verse 2:
So many things are going wrong
But these trials come to
only make you strong
The Father really needs you
to keep holding on
And keep a praise on your lips
Cause it won’t be long,

Bridge:
The enemy he wants you to quit
Wants you to throw in the towel
And say this it,
But I’ve been sent to remind you
Your help is here today,
Whenever you get in trouble
Here’s what you gotta say

Chorus (2x):
I will be glad in it (4x)

Bridge 2:
Everybody clap those hands (2x)

Vamp 1:
Even on a bad day, I will, I will (repeat)

Vamp 2:
Oh, Oh , Oh
Oh, Oh , Oh

Oh,Oh , Oh
Oh, Oh , Oh

Vamp 3:
I got the joy of the Lord

DISCOVER CLASSIC GRUNGE PIONEERS: Get the rock n’ roll 3 decade lowdown on Seattle grunge legends ‘The Fire Ants’ as they get you rocking and ‘Stripped’

The Fire Ants may not have gained worldwide popularity yet, but they need no introduction to the fans of the Seattle sound that defined a generation.

The year was 1992 when Seattle’s grunge scene was making waves across the city, and the band released their six-song EP “Stripped” on Dekema Records.

The EP was recorded by legendary Sub Pop and grunge producer Jack Endino, who also recorded and produced albums for Nirvana, Mudhoney, and Soundgarden.

He is credited with helping to create Seattle’s grunge movement and sound. The album was remastered by Endino in 2015 and re-released by Dekema Records as a Deluxe Edition with nine additional demo tracks the band recorded back in 1992, prior to the Endino sessions, with Marty Jourard, a member of 80’s New Wave band The Motels.

Members of The Fire Ants band include Chad Channing, Nirvana’s original drummer, Brian and Kevin Wood (brothers of Andrew Wood, formerly of Mother Love Bone) and Dan McDonald (former bassist for Native Messiah and Strait Face).

Chad was the drummer on Nirvana’s first album “Bleach”, and he originally played on demos for what would become the “Nevermind” album.

Brian and Kevin’s brother Andrew Wood was the lead singer of Mother Love Bone until his passing in 1990. The members of Mother Love Bone went on to team up with Eddie Vedder and became Pearl Jam.

Prior to The Fire Ants, Kevin and Andrew Wood were in the influential Seattle band Malfunkshun.

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The band’s record Stripped received a great response from grunge fans when it was initially released back in 1992.

The opening track of the album, “Bodies by the Side of the Road” reminds one of bands like Guns N’ Roses and Stone Temple Pilots while “Mine, His, Alive” is the most hard-hitting track on the album with its monolithic guitar riffs and gnarly vocal tones.

The song “100 Wives” has Led Zeppelin influences, and the intro to “Waiting on Your Love” has a hard-hitting rock and roll vibe.

The demo track “She Drove Me Crazy” offers a cool insight into the band’s rehearsal process.

All in all, the album has a certain nostalgia as it acts as a memory of an era when grunge music evolved over a decade from having a softer side to taking a dark twist in the second half of the ’90s.

Listen to the album Stripped (Deluxe Edition) on Spotify.com.

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