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Sanguinary Vivification

True Strength

True Strength is a Christian Power Metal band from the U.S.A! Fans of bands like Sacred Warrior, HammerFall, Warlord, Iron Maiden, Bloodgood, Megadeth, Queensrÿche, Kamelot, Sabaton, Thin Lizzy and Rhapsody of Fire will love True Strength's new release!

True Strength is honored to announce that their third full-length studio album, Sanguinary Vivification, will be released on April 19th, 2019 (Good Friday) in both CD and digital format through Roxx Records! Fans of bands like Sacred Warrior, HammerFall, Warlord, Iron Maiden, Bloodgood, Bride, Journey, Megadeth, Queensrÿche, Deep Purple, Kamelot, Sabaton, Thin Lizzy and Rhapsody of Fire will absolutely love True Strength's new release!

Sanguinary Vivification track listing:

  1. “Immanuel”
  2. “Man Of Sorrows”
  3. “Silent Before The Shearers”
  4. “His Blood Is On Us”
  5. “The Punishment That Brought Us Peace”
  6. “By His Wounds We Are Healed”
  7. “A Grave Among The Rich And The Wicked”
  8. “Arisen Is The Suffering Servant”
  9. “Worthy Is The Lamb”

The album features the renowned American power metal vocalist, George Tsalikis of ZANDELLE in addition to songwriter, rhythm guitarist and bass guitarist Ryan "The Archangel" Darnell, lead guitarist Josh Cirbo and drummer Ryan Mey.

In late 2017, True Strength went into the studio to record their third album, "Sanguinary Vivification". As with "Steel Evangelist" they elected to work with Robert Sands on the recording of the album. The album was mastered by Rob Colwell of Bombworks Productions. Darnell recorded the rhythm guitar, bass, acoustic guitar and piano in three sessions. Josh Cirbo finished the lead guitar tracks after a year into the project and Ryan Mey completed the drum parts and both were sent to Sands to be added to the tracks. After being dissatisfied with his vocal performance on "Steel Evangelist", Darnell took a more patient approach and decided to hire a long-term vocalist for True Strength. During a single year, he went through over six different vocalists, with scheduling issues being the main reason for them being unable to perform on the album. Finally, Darnell's friend and former True Strength drummer Chris Clark was able to get him in touch with Zandelle's vocalist, George Tsalikis who Darnell was a big fan of since the late-90's, early-2000's. Immediately, Darnell hired Tsalikis and he completed the vocals for Sanguinary Vivification in January 2019.

The album is the first theme album that True Strength has attempted. Each song seeks to show the parallel between the "Prophecy of the Suffering Servant" in the Book of Isaiah, and the life and the passion of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and how He and He alone fulfilled the prophecy written nearly 700 years before His birth. The lyrics for each song derive from actual scripture in the Books of Isaiah, the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John, as well as the Book of Revelation!

*All digital sales of the "Sanguinary Vivification" album will be donated in the band's name to the International Christian Concern (, a charity that assists persecuted Christians and their families around the world.

*True Strength and Roxx Records are not associated with the International Christian Concern or their partners. All donations are given to the ICC without solicitation, sponsorship or their direct knowledge of the band (True Strength). All album proceeds are directly donated in the name of the band (True Strength) to the ICC without their knowledge.

Please visit the new website of True Strength!

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Steel Evangelist (Roxx Records Edition) [Remastered]

True Strength

Christian Heavy Metal Fans Rejoice! True Strength "Steel Evangelist" brings to you heavy metal in the True / Power Metal style that defined the 1980's; combining European Metal and modern influences with an uncompromising, overtly Christian message!

Roxx Records is very excited to welcome US metal band TRUE STENGTH to our roster, please join us in welcoming them as we get ready to unleash their latest album entitled “Steel Evangelist” upon the world!

TRUE STRENGTH's sophomore album "Steel Evangelist" was independently released digitally, May 15th, 2016, on Pentecost. However upon that original release, "Steel Evangelist" suffered slightly from production quality issues due to budgetary restrictions. However, all of this changed when the band was signed by Roxx Records in late 2016-early 2017. Bill Roxx put the band in touch with engineer Cliffy Walker (Guitarist of the renowned Christian punk band "The Huntingtons") to remaster the "Steel Evangelist" release, and this new version is like night and day in comparison to the original and the band and their label cannot wait for the world to hear it and own it for the first time ever on CD format!

Here is what the critics have to say about TRUE STRENGTH and “Steel Evangelist”…

"When it comes to the guitar work on this 2016 release, one is immediately taken back by the level of shred presented here. Yes, it's easy to tell that this isn't Ryan & Josh's first release. There were a few moments where I thought I smelled smoke ascending from the fret boards as my speakers began to melt down. Josh and Ryan deliver up a molten metal buffet of hard, galloping, driving, Power Metal to sink ones teeth into." - Jacob Folk from Christian Molten Metal Bands

"Lyrics are full-on for Christ showing both a love for the lost and for Christians as one can see here." - Jacob Folk from Christian Molten Metal Bands

"Steel Evangelist is a classic example of a traditional-power-epic-Gothic-doom metal hybrid album. It presents with some fantastic material accordingly, with “Don’t Take the Mark of the Beast”, “The War We Fight”, “The Fall of the Ripest Apple” and “Woe To The Sons Of Ishmael” standing out among my favorites. Sound performances in the areas of guitar and vocals add to the value at hand... In the end, due to its ability to not only incorporate various forms of metal but the specific styles they incorporate, True Strength ranks among the many bands in which I am waiting with baited breath for a follow up release." - Andrew Rockwell from Angelic Warlord

Roxx Records will be releasing the “Steel Evangelist” album in CD format for the first time ever with completely new cover artwork designed by renowned metal artist Scott Waters (Ultimatum). The updated and remastered version will also be re-released digitally with the new cover artwork and will be called "Steel Evangelist - Roxx Records Edition" (to differentiate between the independent version). Both versions of the remastered “Steel Evangelist” album are now available!

IMPORTANT TO NOTE: On Thursday February 9, 2017 the Christian Metal Community lost one of its most valuable players. Dale Huffman owner of Metal Pulse Radio succumbed to the cancer he had bravely been fighting the past couple of years. Dale was a family man, a great father, grandfather and husband to his wonderful family, as well as a great friend and supporter of many in the Christian Metal Community. Roxx Records and TRUE STRENGTH will donate all digital sales of the "Steel Evangelist - Roxx Records Edition Remaster" album to the family of Dale Huffman.

If you like the digital version of the album, you will LOVE owning the CD!

Purchase the digipak CD version of the album directly through Roxx Records here:

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Steel Evangelist

True Strength

The sophomore album of the U.S.A based Christian Power Metal band, TRUE STRENGTH!

Album information:


Ryan "The Archangel" Darnell - Lead Vocals, Rhythm Guitar, Bass Josh Cirbo - Lead Guitar Ryan Mey - Drums

Recorded, Produced and Mastered by Robert Sands

Official Track Listing:

True Strength "Steel Evangelist" (2016)

1) No Cheek Left to Turn 2) Steel Evangelist 3) Cilician Gates 4) Don't Take the Mark of the Beast 5) The Fall of the Ripest Apple 6) Gabriel the Archangel 7) Woe to the Sons of Ishmael 8) Blood Waters the Cedars of Lebanon 9) Twenty-One Martyrs Clothed in Orange 10) The War We Fight

© Copyright 2015-2016 True Strength

TRUE STRENGTH's sophomore album "Steel Evangelist" was released digitally, May 15th, 2016, on Pentecost. The album will be made available through CD Baby, Amazon, iTunes, Spotify, Rhapsody, XBOX Live and many other fine digital retailers. Like it's predecessor album, "The Cross Will Always Prevail", all digital sales of the album will be donated to the *International Christian Concern which assists persecuted Christians and their families around the world.

Notable changes on "Steel Evangelist" include the parting of the band with debut album lead vocalist Rus Gib and drummer Chris Clark; both had prior commitments and were unable to participate on the album. Taking over the lead vocalist duties is TRUE STRENGTH founder, Ryan "The Archangel" Darnell who already serves as Rhythm Guitarist, Bassist and primary songwriter of TRUE STRENGTH. The album features Ryan Mey on drums who most recently served as Audio Mastering Engineer on the band's debut album "The Cross Will Always Prevail". Returning as lead guitarist is Josh Cirbo who appeared on the debut album. The album was recorded, produced, mixed and mastered by Robert Sands.

*True Strength is not sponsored, endorsed or in partnership with International Christian Concern. All sales of the album are donated in the band's name to the International Christian Concern without the official knowledge or endorsement of International Christian Concern or their partners.

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The Cross Will Always Prevail

True Strength

True metal fans! This is the debut album of the Christian heavy metal band, True Strength! 100% of the proceeds of this album's sales will be donated to the International Christian Concern, assisting persecuted Christians around the world.

True Strength is inspired by the following bands: Iron Maiden, Saint, Bloodgood, Megadeth, Leviticus, Bride, Barren Cross, Judas Priest, Zion, Metallica, Deliverance, Stryper, Jacob's Dream, Helloween, Stairway, Blue Oyster Cult, Samson, Boston and Dio.

The album "The Cross Will Always Prevail" contains 8-songs:

True Strength "The Cross Will Always Prevail"

1) Exorcism 2) The Cross Will Always Prevail 3) Christian Battle Cry 4) Under the Scimitar 5) Starve the Fires of Moloch 6) Michael the Archangel 7) When We Meet at Armageddon 8) Key to the Abyss

True Strength is:

Rus Gib - Lead and Backing Vocals Ryan "The Archangel" Darnell - Rhythm Guitar, Bass Josh Cirbo - Lead Guitar Chris Clark - Drums

Recorded at Josh Cirbo Studios by Josh Cirbo Produced and Mixed by Josh Cirbo Mastered by Ryan Mey for Darkwave Media

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