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Music Contemporary Christian music group SONICFLOOd picture (pic) and photo gallery, albums covers pictures.
The band started under the name Zilch from dc Talk's traveling band: lead singer & guitarist Mark Lee Townsend, keyboardist Jason Halbert, and bassist Otto Price. Zilch released its first Christian rock album, Platinum, in 1997 on Gotee Records and received very little publicity. Mark Lee Townsend left the band and was replaced by then-independent artist Jeff Deyo. After performing in various clubs for a while, Gotee Records producers saw the band perform a cover of Lord, I Lift Your Name on High and suggested that the band consider recording a praise & worship album. The album was in the process of being recorded as Zilch's second album under the title Millennium, but before it was finished, the band changed its name to SONICFLOOd. SONICFLOOd added Seven Day Jesus guitarist Dwayne Larring and drummer Aaron Blanton to its lineup, not to mention a host of additional guitarists appearing as studio guests. Otto Price played bass on the album but dropped out of the core band. Rick Heil, Big Tent Revival bass player, took Otto Price's place in February of 1999 before Sonicflood began touring, but did not appear on the photo as the packaging was already finished when Rick became a member of the band.
In February of 1999, SONICFLOOd released its debut and eventually sold 900,000 units, had two #1 hits, and garnered three Dove Awards nominations and one win, for "Praise and Worship Album". In 2000, SONICFLOOd went through a series of changes that ended in all members but Rick Heil leaving the band. SONICPRAISe, their live album, was recorded at the 1999 Flevo Festival in The Netherlands, but was only released in 2001 after the band split up. The new album earned a Grammy Award nomination for "Best Gospel Rock Album".
Heil continued on with SONICFLOOd, recruiting new members and releasing Resonate (2001), Cry Holy (2003), This Generation (2005)and "Glimpse" (2006) with INO records. Aaron Blanton joined the band By the Tree, and principal songwriter Jeff Deyo stayed with Gotee Records as a solo artist with the rights to the music from the first two SONICFLOOd albums.
The band is credited with helping along the modern rock-worship movement that Delirious? began by putting electric guitars, distortion, and audio effects to lyrics that directly worshipped Jesus as Lord and Savior.
SONICFLOOd Discography (albums):
* 1997 - Platinum.
* 1999 - SONICFLOOd.
* 2001 - SONICPRAISe - live.
* 2001 - Resonate.
* 2003 - Cry Holy.
* 2004 - Gold - best-of compilation.
* 2005 - This Generation.
* 2006 - Glimpse -live.