The Texas rockers known as Abandon formed after brothers Josh and Justin Engler moved from their home state of Indiana during high school and met cousins Dave and Stevan Vela at church.The group played worship together but soon felt a calling to write original music and put more purpose into their performances.
In the 60s, the popular "sex, drugs and rock 'n roll" lifestyle that many were living in the decade of "free love" met its match with the "Jesus movement" (Christian rock).
Using electric guitars, passionate vocals and drum kits producing killer back-beats, Christian rock was a way to share the Message of Hope with people in churches who wanted more than traditional hymns and with those outside of the church that didn't know Jesus.
Today, Christian rock bands use the same tools, just with more sub-genres thrown into the mix.
They rock for The Rock with no apologies and their hearts show us all just where they stand.
1 radio hits and several GRAMMY and Dove award nominations and wins, Audio Adrenaline retired in 2007 due to lead singer Mark Stuart's vocal problems.
However, in 2012, Will Mc Ginniss reformed the group with a new line-up and a new lead singer - none other than Kevin Max of dc Talk fame.Kevin stayed at the helm of the group until 2014 and was then replaced by Adam Agee (Stellar Kart).Under Adam's leadership, a whole new face of Audio A came to the forefront with a whole new line-up.Just like their name, which comes from Ephesians (Let no foul or polluting language, nor evil word nor unwholesome or worthless talk [ever] come out of your mouth, but only such [speech] as is good and beneficial to the spiritual progress of others, as is fitting to the need and the occasion, that it may be a blessing and give grace (God's favor) to those who hear it.- AMP), the members of Building 429 are all about building people up with their music.After over a decade of music, that's a lot of building.