We as Human

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We as Human
Origin Sandpoint, Idaho[1][2]
Genres Christian rock,[3] alternative rock,[1] hard rock[4][5]
Years active 2006 (2006)–present[1]
Labels Atlantic
Website www.weashuman.com
Members Justin Cordle
Adam Osborne
Jake Jones
Justin Forshaw
Dave Draggoo

We as Human is a Christian rock band from Sandpoint, Idaho 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 and still currently reside there.

History[edit]

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[7] 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".[8][better source needed]

They have played shows with Avenged Sevenfold,[9] Skillet,[10] Korn,[11] Alterbridge, Toby Mac,[12] Papa Roach, Shinedown[6] and others.[13]

They have been accepted in both the Christian music and mainstream rock markets.

Band members[edit]

  • Justin Cordle - vocals
  • Jake Jones - guitar
  • Justin Forshaw - guitar
  • Dave Draggoo - bass
  • Adam Osborne - drums

[14]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Year Album Peak chart positions
US
200
Top
CHR
Top
Rock
Top
ALT
Top
HR
2006 Until We're Dead
  • Released: September 20, 2006
  • Label: Independent
  • Format: Digital download
2013 We as Human
  • Released: June 25, 2013
  • Label: Atlantic
  • Format: CD, Digital download
66 3 21 13 8

EPs[edit]

Year Album Peak chart positions
Top
CHR
Top
HEAT
2007 Burning Satellites EP
  • Released: 2007
  • Label: Independent
  • Format: CD, Digital download
2011 We as Human EP
  • Released: October 4, 2011
  • Label: Atlantic
  • Format: CD, Digital download
35[1] 27[1]

Singles[edit]

Year Single Title US
Main.
Christian
Rock
Active
Rock [15]
Album
2014 "Strike Back" 21 4 20 We As Human
2014 "Take the Bullets Away" (featuring Lacey Sturm)[16][8] 1 12

Awards[edit]

Year Award Song Category Result
2013 GMA Dove Awards Strike Back Rock Song of the Year Nominated

Tours[edit]

Year Tour (Co)Headliner Support Bands # of dates
2014 The Roadshow Tour[17] Skillet We As Human, Third Day, Andy Mineo, Royal Tailor, Jamie Grace 22
2014 Skillet/Third Day[18] Skillet / Third Day We As Human, Peter Furler, Mandisa, Brandon Heath, Jeremy Camp 17
2014 Summer Shed Tour[19] TobyMac Skillet, Lecrae, We As Human 7

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g Allmusic (2006). "We as Human - Music Biography, Credits, and Discography". Rovi Corporation. Retrieved July 3, 2013. 
  2. ^ New Release Tuesday (April 22, 2013). "We As Human Artist Profile". New Release Tuesday. Retrieved July 3, 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c d e Jesus Freak Hideout. "We As Human Discography, We As Human Artist Database, We As Human Lyrics". Jesus Freak Hideout. Retrieved July 3, 2013. 
  4. ^ Brehm, Sarah (June 4, 2013). "We As Human – We As Human". HM. Retrieved July 3, 2013. 
  5. ^ New Release Tuesday (June 14, 2013). "We As Human by We As Human". New Release Tuesday. Retrieved July 3, 2013. 
  6. ^ a b c "Justin Cordle of We As Human". hardrockhaven.net. Retrieved May 16, 2014. 
  7. ^ *Please enter your name. (December 31, 2013). "We as Human's Justin Cordle Talks Debut Album, Touring + More". Loudwire.com. Retrieved May 16, 2014. 
  8. ^ a b "Christian Rock : May 31, 2014 | Billboard Chart Archive". Billboard.com. Retrieved May 23, 2014. 
  9. ^ "Rock On The Range 2014 // May 16, 17 & 18 // Columbus, OH". Rockontherange.com. Retrieved May 16, 2014. 
  10. ^ "TobyMac, Skillet and LeCrae Join Forces to Thrill Crowds on Summer Shed Tour - Skillet Official Blog". Skillet.com. Retrieved May 16, 2014. 
  11. ^ "AFTERSHOCK 2013". Aftershockconcert.com. Retrieved May 16, 2014. 
  12. ^ "TobyMac, Skillet And Lecrae Join Forces To Thrill Crowds On Summer Shed Tour". Newreleasetuesday.com. Retrieved May 16, 2014. 
  13. ^ Rocked, Reviews. "We As Human interview". Rocked Reviews. 
  14. ^ Fanelli, Damian (June 18, 2013). "Exclusive: We As Human Premiere Self-Titled Debut Album". Revolver. Retrieved July 3, 2013. 
  15. ^ "we as human search results". All Access Music Group. Retrieved July 11, 2014. 
  16. ^ "Rock Future Releases". All Access Music Group. Archived from the original on March 6, 2014. 
  17. ^ http://theroadshowtour.com
  18. ^ http://www.skillet.com/blog/skillet-announces-co-headline-us-spring-tour-third-day-and-all-star-line-including-mandisa
  19. ^ http://www.newreleasetuesday.com/news_detail.php?newsid=102

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