We as Human

We as Human
Origin Sandpoint, Idaho, U.S.[1][2]
Genres Christian rock,[3] alternative metal,[1] hard rock[4][5]
Years active 2006 (2006)โ€“2016[1]
Labels Atlantic
Associated acts As We Ascend
Website www.weashuman.com
Past members
  • Justin Cordle
  • Adam Osborne
  • Dave Draggoo
  • Jake Jones
  • Justin Forshaw
  • Brooks Holt

We as Human was an American Christian rock band from Sandpoint, Idaho, United States, formed in 2006.[1] They were discovered by John Cooper, lead singer of the band Skillet, in 2010[6] who introduced them to Atlantic Records,[6] their current label. They moved to Nashville, Tennessee in September 2011, where they resided until they disbanded. They have played shows with Avenged Sevenfold,[7] Skillet,[8] Korn,[9] Alter Bridge, Papa Roach, and Shinedown.[6] Their music has been accepted in both the Christian and mainstream rock markets.

As of 2016, former members Justin Forshaw and Jake Jones, with the help of music producer Robert Venable, formed a new band under the name As We Ascend, and with the help of a PledgeMusic campaign, released their debut album, Farewell to Midnight, on March 17, 2017.[10]

History

The band released their first album independently on September 20, 2006 entitled Until We're Dead.[1] Next, the band released an independent EP called Burning Satellites EP.[3] Then, they released their first major label debut EP in 2011 on Atlantic Records, which was called We as Human EP,[3] and this charted at No. 35 on the Billboard Top Christian Albums chart and No. 27 on the Heatseekers Albums chart. The band signed to Atlantic Records, and then released their debut major record label album, We As Human, on June 25, 2013.[3] It debuted at No. 3 on the Billboard Christian Albums chart and No. 8 on the Billboard Hard Rock charts.[3] The song "Strike Back" was nominated for 2013 Best Rock Song of the Year Dove award[11] as well as peaking at No. 20 on the Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks chart. The band charted their first No. 1 single in May 2014 with their song "Take the Bullets Away".[12][better source needed]

The band broke up in 2016 due to lead singer Justin Cordle's extramarital affair.[13] In February 2016 on "Ruined Radio", a podcast by former members Justin Forshaw and Jake Jones, it was said that they, along with former drummer Brooks Holt (who later decided not to join), were continuing their career through a different name as Justin Cordle owns the rights to We as Human.[14] Forshaw and Jones recently started a new band called As We Ascend.[15]

Band members

Former [16]
  • Justin Cordle - vocals
  • Adam Osborne - drums
  • Dave Draggoo - bass, background vocals
  • Jake Jones - rhythm guitar, background vocals
  • Justin Forshaw - lead guitar
  • Brooks Holt - drums

Discography

Awards

Year Award Nominated Category Result
2013 GMA Dove Awards "Strike Back" Rock Song of the Year (Category 11) Nominated
2014 GMA Dove Awards "Zombie" Rock Song of the Year (Category 11) Nominated[17]
2015 GMA Dove Awards "Dead Man" Rock Song of the Year (Category 11) Nominated[18]

Tours

Year Tour Headline artists Support artists No. of dates
2014 The Roadshow Tour[19] Skillet We as Human, Third Day, Andy Mineo, Royal Tailor, Jamie Grace 22
2014 Skillet/Third Day[20] Skillet, Third Day We as Human, Peter Furler, Mandisa, Brandon Heath, Jeremy Camp 17
2014 Summer Shed Tour[21] TobyMac, Skillet Lecrae, Capital Kings, Tedashii, We as Human 7
2014 Hard Drive Live Tour[22] Black Stone Cherry We as Human, Kyng, Fifth Freedom 16

References

  1. ^ a b c d e "We as Human - Music Biography, Credits, and Discography". AllMusic. 2006. Retrieved July 3, 2013. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "We As Human Artist Profile". Newreleasetuesday.com. April 22, 2013. Retrieved July 3, 2013. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ a b c d e Jesus Freak Hideout. "We As Human Discography, We As Human Artist Database, We As Human Lyrics". Jesusfreakhideout.com. Retrieved July 3, 2013. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ Brehm, Sarah (June 4, 2013). "We As Human โ€“ We As Human". HM. Retrieved July 3, 2013. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ New Release Tuesday (June 14, 2013). "We As Human by We As Human". Newreleasetuesday.com. Retrieved July 3, 2013. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. ^ a b c "Justin Cordle of We As Human". Hardrockhaven.net. Retrieved May 16, 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  7. ^ "Rock On The Range 2014 // May 16, 17 & 18 // Columbus, OH". Rockontherange.com. Retrieved May 16, 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  8. ^ "TobyMac, Skillet and LeCrae Join Forces to Thrill Crowds on Summer Shed Tour - Skillet Official Blog". Skillet.com. Retrieved May 16, 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  9. ^ "AFTERSHOCK 2013". Aftershockconcert.com. Retrieved May 16, 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  10. ^ "As We Ascend: Be Our Label". PledgeMusic.com. Retrieved November 17, 2016.
  11. ^ "We as Human's Justin Cordle Talks Debut Album, Touring + More". Loudwire.com. December 31, 2013. Retrieved May 16, 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  12. ^ "Christian Rock : May 31, 2014 | Billboard Chart Archive". Billboard. Retrieved May 23, 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  13. ^ Justin Cordle. "An Open Letter & Farewell from Justin Cordle". Archived from the original on May 2, 2016. Retrieved February 11, 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  14. ^ "We As Human Members Share Plans for Future". newreleasetoday.com. Retrieved August 24, 2016.
  15. ^ "As We Ascend". Facebook.com. Retrieved June 1, 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)[non-primary source needed]
  16. ^ Fanelli, Damian (June 18, 2013). "Exclusive: We As Human Premiere Self-Titled Debut Album". Revolver. Retrieved July 3, 2013. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  17. ^ "join the newsletter". Hear It First. Retrieved February 2, 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  18. ^ "Nominees - The 47th Annual GMA Dove Awards". Retrieved February 2, 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  19. ^ "The Rock & Worship Roadshow Tour 2015". The Roadshow Tour.
  20. ^ "Skillet announces co-headline U.S. Spring Tour with Third Day and all-star line up including Mandisa, Brandon Heath, Jamie Grace and more!". Skillet Official Website.
  21. ^ "TobyMac, Skillet And Lecrae Join Forces To Thrill Crowds On Summer Shed Tour". newreleasetuesday.com.
  22. ^ "2016 hardDrive Live Tour with Sick Puppies". Harddrivelivetour.com.

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