Obsessed Album

XIII Minutes – Obsessed

Donn King | April 17, 2019

To start, I’m blown away by this album. I love the blend of metal styles. Growls, screams and melodic and some numetal sound all mixed in. Very uniqueness to their sound. I love new and different stuff in Christian Metal. I’m telling you that this is the next album you must have. They are going to take us by a storm of wonderfully blended heavy metal. I’m not the best at picking up the lyrics during listening but I’ve listened to the album 4 times so far and I can’t get enough of it. One thing you can tell is that they are souled out for Jesus.

The coolest tune is the last one which is a metal cover of Reckless Love. I love worship tunes given a metal flavor. I love the song Machaira. Definitely has a little P86 vibe going. There is not one bad song on the album. I know you’re thinking that of course I like it, I’m a metalhead. But I’m also picky. I usually end up liking an album over time but I’m rarely blown away by the first few listens. This one has blown my doors off from the beginning.

I’m going tell you that this is a true 4.5 star album. Very close to perfection for my ears. Release on Friday April 5th, 2019. Go and buy the album. Give these guys some love. https://rottweilerrecords.bigcartel.com/

THIRTEEN, this number conjures up several images depending on who is observing it. Every thirteen minutes, one American will take their own life. Every thirteen minutes, someone in America dies in a motor vehicle accident. Every thirteen minutes, a woman dies of breast cancer and thirteen minutes is the time the warning sirens give before a tornado hits. Insert XIII Minutes, the metal band from Tulsa, OK taking on the significance of thirteen in the spiritual realm. XIII Minutes is the time it takes every day to be spiritually fit. Thirteen is the number of great blessing. The number thirteen is the number of new life. God’s number (seven) together with man’s number (six) = Thirteen. The number thirteen is the difference of what man can do and what God can do. The dichotomy that is thirteen, perfectly describes XIII Minutes as they work together to infuse such dichotomy into their music blending traditional elements of metal with a touch of post hardcore and nu metal in an effort to expand their sound beyond any particular genre definition. Forming in Tulsa, OK in early 2016 out of the ashes of former projects, XIII Minutes aims to blend brutality with harmony, commercial and underground, the old and the new; taking on the sinful and the sacred. Let the dichotomy begin! XIII Minutes is set to battle on each and every stage in their path using their music to take on the
darkness and infusing it with the light; Depression/Hope, Sin/Redemption, Darkness/Light, Evil/Good….The Dichotomies of Life. Let the battle exercise begin.

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Linda Fau


With a passion for Rock and Roll with a purpose-driven message, I've dedicated myself to providing you with all the best news and resources possible for Rock 'n Roll with a Purpose. Rock on!

Lacey Sturm Rocks On with First Solo Album

Linda | January 5, 2017

Lacey’s highly anticipated album, Life Screams was released in February of 2016 living up to the expectations of Lacey’s Flyleaf fans as well as taking her music in some new directions. Lacey’s band includes husband and guitarist, Josh Sturm, Tom Gascon, drummer and Ben Hull, bass player. After spending a decade fronting rock band, Flyleaf and gaining quite a following, it took some time for fans to adjust to Lacey’s new endeavors. She shares some of the reasons that she made the decision to step down from Flyleaf in this short, explanatory VIDEO. Having been given amazing gifts Lacey’s talents come with many responsibilities and decisions.  After having been saved out of life’s hard places and meeting God along the way, she knows who to go to for answers. Lacey peforms Flyleaf songs as well as her new solo music. Watch her video performance of the Flyleaf song, Rot HERE.

Having a story to tell, Lacey has been using her life experiences with not only her music but by speaking and writing. Lacey has written, The Reason, How I Discovered a Life Worth Living and most recently, The Mystery, Finding True Love in a World of Broken Lovers. Pouring herself out the way that she does has been a hope and encouragement to so many. We all need the hope that only God can provide, ultimately, and Lacey is quick to share where her hope comes from. She is a beautiful flower in the garden of hard rock, metal, post grunge and alternative music. Beauty pours from her lips, but also honesty. Nothing about her is cliche or scripted. She is genuine to the core. Listen to the song, Impossible from the Life Screams album HERE.

With Flyleaf’s vocalist, Kristen May leaving the band there has been talk of Lacey’s return. When asked about it, she doesn’t rule it out but also doesn’t have any current plans to return. Lacey and Josh Sturm have two sons,  Joshua “Jack” Lewis Sturm (Lewis after  C. S. Lewis, one of Lacey’s favorite authors) and  Arrow David Sturm. Life is busy, for sure with touring, writing new music, writing books and being a family. With both mom and dad endowed with musical gifts, it will be interesting to see whether Jack and Arrow will be blessed wth musical talent like mom and dad or their own unique gifts and talents.

Lacey has made quite a splash with the Life Screams album last year, even being the first solo women to top the hard rock billboard charts. We knew the album would be amazing and we were not disappointed. The album has certainly been one of the highlight album releases of 2016. We look forward to any future projects that Lacy and the team,  as she calls her band, embark upon.

Linda Fau


With a passion for Rock and Roll with a purpose-driven message, I've dedicated myself to providing you with all the best news and resources possible for Rock 'n Roll with a Purpose. Rock on!