About Under the Red
“The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing”. - Edmond Burk
The wide range of music displayed by Under the Red flows out of an intense passion that comes straight from the heart. They weave together heavy, melodic guitar lines, drums and bass with unique rhythmic patterns, and emotional lyrics arising from real life experiences that pierce the soul. Bringing a message of hope and love to the masses with a variety of musical influences, Under the Red strives to reach this generation - no matter the cost
Ever since the band’s formation in the summer of 2005, their style, technique, and chemistry has constantly been developing. Front-man, Justin Wendel, and guitarist, Stephen Billingsley - the original members - are an explosive combination when it comes to songwriting. The band was made complete through divine intervention when drummer, Will Nuckles and bassist, Matt Reeder, were added to the mix. Their mission is not to achieve fame and fortune but to stand up for what they believe in by being a light in the dark places; by sharing in the suffering of others, and holding on to truth while allowing it to reveal itself
The “Becoming Who We Are” EP is the first studio project recorded by Under the Red. The songs written embody some thoughts and views of the band, but are only the beginning of things to come. After recording the EP it left the band with more desire and inspiration to create even better material leading to the anthem “A Reason To Wake Up”(Battle Cry). The song is featured on the Matt Evans Project album, “A Thousand Steps Toward Forever.” Other bands also featured on the album include: Becoming Saints, After The Tragedy, Throwdown, and Underoath. The album was released on September 9th, 2006 and was dedicated to a friend - the late Matt Evans - who passed away of cancer shortly after graduating high school
Under the Red continues to travel and perform with lots of incredible bands. They shared the stage at Vertical Fest with Kutless, Seventh Day Slumber, and Last Tuesday. The band has also played with bands from NW Arkansas including: The Wedding, The New Ending, and Schema. Gaining more experience, building more relationships, writing more music, and finding more fulfillment is what the band continues to do. Whatever doors may open, Under the Red is more than ready to walk through them.