The Edge Stage

About the Edge Stage

This stage features Christian Music with an Edge! Join us for some of heavy metal, punk, grunge, and other non-traditional Christian Rock. 

THE EDGE STAGE

LINEUP 2018

Saul of Tarsus

Saul of Tarsus is a hardcore punk band from the Inland Empire of California with influences in crust punk, death metal, and thrash metal.

Headnoise

Headnoise is one of the main pioneers of old-school christian punkrock, appearing in mid 1990's, and lasting well over a decade. Known for being on the forefront of the southern California based "JCHC" underground movement, along with Officer Negative, NIV, and The Crucified.
They were characterized as being non-compromising in their faith, with guitar-driven, powerfully fast, sophisticated hardcore punk music and mature christian lyrics. Their songs were often sharp, deep, and intelligently written, with subjects ranging from modern pragmaticism, social injustice, personal struggles, and practical spiritual insights.
Originally based in Orange County, California, they moved in 2000 to Illinois to join with Jesus People USA (aka JPUSA), an intentional christian community and urban ministry serving inner-city Chicago with national and international branches of ministry. There, they became one of the top bands on the JPUSA-run record label, Grrr Records.
In the winter of 2005 they took a hiatus from touring and recording in order to focus on their families and other ministry callings. 2011 They are now back together with new members and new music.

C.P.R.

While influenced by British bands such as Sham 69, the Sex Pistols & Cock Sparrer, CPR also blends the sound of American bands such ...as Black Flag, The Ramones, and the Dead Boys.

 

This Huntington Beach, California band delivers a hard hitting, load driving sound with some catchy choruses that make you want to sing along after the music stops. Regardless of influcence, CPR are far from being dead boys. Their open, out of the closet faith in God creatively comes through in their lyrics.

Their model is, "if the God of the universe can create this amazing world in 6 days, helping CPR spit out a few punk songs is a piece of cake".

Divine Ryte

Divine Ryte is a Christian Heavy Rock band in the Southern California area. The band's sound is akin to Led Zeppelin, Aerosmith , Rolling Stones. Etc. Divine Ryte is : Jim Beeson- Vocals,Guitar Steve Centanni- Bass Phil Clowes-Drums

Weak Made Strong

Weak Made Strong is a Christian worship anthem band based in Whittier, California. With a sound that combines their Southern California hardcore scene influences with singable and worshipful melodies, they have captured audiences of all ages: Christians and non-Christians alike.  In a live setting they radiate contagious passion and energy. The group has a heart for bringing the community together as one to sing. The importance of community is also embraced lyrically as words like "I", "me", or "my" won't be found in any of their songs. Every song is written to embody the notion that "we are in this together." Unwilling to compromise biblical truths and convictions, their songs are largely inspired by the infallible Word of God. Their ultimate desire is for Him to receive all praise and adoration through the music they make.  

Romans 11:36, "For from Him and through Him and for Him are all things. To Him be the glory forever!"

Shield of Faith

AndEver

Coming from other bands and solo projects, AndEver was formed in 2011 by Lindsay Hail and Steve Almos. With a vision in mind to share personal trials and testimony through music and lead the “lost” to Jesus Christ. The duo began working on recording their first album entitled Pathways in the Spring of 2012, and performing their music in acoustic clubs and writing the key elements to complete their first album. By 2014, AndEver finished tracking the songs that would make the album. Released in September of 2014, AndEver began working on establishing its fan base by getting their music aired on local San Diego radio shows such as Loud n Local spotlight on ROCK105.3 and Homegrown Hour hosted by Cathryn Beeks (formerly of KPRI 102.1). In 2015, Lindsay and Steve began focusing on playing in local worship teams and leading worship for Celebrate Recovery, as their search for finding a drummer and bassist launched. In the beginning of 2016, Steve Almos was reunited with longtime friend Richard “SikRik” Thomason, immediately joined AndEver as the band's bassist. Rick, brings in serious low end attack,confidence and has great stage presence. In 2016, AndEver played the Relay for Life Cancer Benefit, SOMA San Diego on a local showcase, and is opening for Sonata Arctica and direct support for Xasthur (acoustic) in December. The band is currently writing its follow-up material to their debut album, Pathways. They plan to schedule preproduction for the beginning of 2017.

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