A scar reminds us that the past was real. The memory of a scar links with pain of the moment of affliction. The moment of affliction leads us to either our salvation or our destruction, depending upon our inclination toward light or darkness. Few bands reflect the anguish of this spiritual struggle like CoveredScars, a Christian metal band from Chattanooga, TN. Referring to their genre of Christian music as “Life Metal”, each CoveredScars song is a Holy Spirit inspired message for the lost and the redeemed.
CoveredScars was conceived in 1999 by its founding members, vocalist Jason Eaves and guitarist Adam Bennett. After spending years playing secular music, battling personal demons and addictions, both men found salvation in 2006, reforming their musical vision God inspired for their lives. With the addition of drummer Jackie Cox in 2009, CoveredScars sought to bring the Good News of the Gospel of Jesus Christ to a heavy mainstream audience with their own musical and lyrical styling, echoing each band member's musical influences.
In 2011, Json, Adam and Jackie recorded their first album, "What Words Will Do". Json’s diverse styling, from dark guttural to light melodic vocals, are weaved between roaring melodies, Adam’s chunky guitar riffs, tasty fills and soulful guitar solos, all supported by Jackie’s thunderous beats laced with industrial samples. After the release of "What Words Will Do", CoveredScars was featured in magazines, held #1 for almost a year on ReverbNation, received airplay on many stations, won Best Metal CD on Metal Pulse Radio and was blessed with the opportunity to share the stage with Stryper.
In 2012 CoveredScars welcomed their new bassist, Patrick “P-Funk” Shipley, whose penchant for slap-bass and groove oriented bass lines have added a long desired bottom end flavor. The band’s sound has been compared to artists such as KoRn, Decyfer Down, Pantera, Static-X, Demon Hunter, & Coal Chamber. CoveredScars entered the studio in the Fall of 2012 to record their second album, "Flinch", which is scheduled to be released in the Summer of 2013. The 1st single off "Flinch", "THE LAMB", available on iTunes, debuted on Remnant X Radio along with interviews from the band, and has since received a ton of fan support and airplay on additional stations. Brand new merchandise supporting the upcoming album is now available @ www.CoveredScars.com.
In addition to performing with national acts, CoveredScars has shared the stage with Stryper, Thousand Foot Krutch, Love & Death (feat. Brian “Head” Welch of KoRn), The Letter Black, The Wedding, Children 18:3 & Project 86. As the finishing touches are put on "Flinch", CoveredScars focuses on booking shows, expanding their fanbase and preparing their hearts and minds for God’s Will in hopes that their Holy Spirit inspired music will touch the lives of lost souls.
Adam, Json, Jack and P. Funk - CoveredScars
IT'S NOT ABOUT US , THE BAND OR YOU , IT'S ABOUT OUR GOD GETTING ALL THE GLORY !! ABOUT JESUS CHRIST WHO CAME AND DIED ON THE CROSS FOR US AND OUR SINS, TO SAVE US FROM THE PITS OF HELL FOR ETERNITY, IT'S ABOUT US REACHING OUT TO OTHERS HELPING OTHERS IN NEED AND SHOWING THEM ALL THE LOVE AND SUPPORT WHILE THEY ARE GOING THROUGH THEIR TRIALS . IT'S ABOUT WHEN YOU ARE BROKE GIVING YOUR LAST DOLLAR TO SOMEONE WHO DOESN'T HAVE A ROOF OVER THEIR HEAD WHEN AT LEAST YOU HAVE A PILLOW TO LAY. IT'S ABOUT PUTTING "HIM" UP ON HIGH TO SHOW THE WORLD WHAT YOUR LORD AND SAVIOR HAS DONE FOR YOU AND THAT YOU ARE LIVING PROOF THAT NO MATTER WHERE YOU HAVE BEEN OR WHAT YOU HAVE BEEN THROUGH THAT YOU ARE A WALKING TESTIMONY OF HIS GREAT RICHES !~! THOUGH THERE HAS BEEN MANY TIMES THAT I HAVE WANTED TO GIVE UP I NOW SEE THAT GOD WAS RIGHT THERE WITH ME THE WHOLE WAY THROUGH , EVEN THOUGH I DIDN'T SEE IT THEN I CAN HONESTLY SAY THAT HE WAS THERE AND HE IS THE REASON I AM WHERE I AM TODAY , EVEN THOUGH YOU MAYBE GOING THROUGH A HARD TIME RIGHT AT THIS VERY MOMENT , GOD IS WITH YOU, YOU ARE THERE FOR A REASON , TO MAKE YOU STRONGER IN HIS UNCONDITIONAL LOVE , YOU MAY NOT SEE IT NOW AND MAY NOT UNDERSTAND IT ALL BUT ONE DAY , ONE DAY WE SHALL ALL SEE THE WOVEN BASKET OF OUR LIVES AND JUST SEE WHY WE WENT THROUGH CERTAIN THINGS IN OUR LIVES AND WHY CERTAIN PEOPLE HAVE CROSSED OUR PATHS IN LIFE , I AND YOU RIGHT NOW ARE ONLY ALIVE THROUGH GOD'S WONDERFUL GRACE , SO NOW RAISE YOUR HANDS UP IN THE AIR SOLDIER , PRAISE YOUR MIGHTY AND POWERFUL LORD THROUGH THE STORM , TELL HIM TO PULL YOU UP INTO HIS LAP AND WRAP HIS ARMS AROUND YOU AND LET HIM HOLD YOU FOR AWHILE !! HE IS THE GREAT ALMIGHTY GOD AND YOU CAN DO ALL THINGS THROUGH CHRIST , ARISE AND SPREAD THE GOOD NEWS !! BE THANKFUL AND GIVE PRAISE THROUGH ALL THINGS , HE WILL NEVER LEAVE YOU NOR FORSAKE YOU MY FRIENDS , NEVER FORGET THAT FOR WE ARE ALL "COVEREDSCARS" !! MUCH LOVE ALWAYS AND GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILIES !! Json "CoveredScars"