Schlitt back to rock with “The Greater Cause”

For the past few years, John Schlitt’s fans and friends in the music industry have been asking for a rock record.

And the former Petra and Head East lead singer delivered with the release of his new solo album “The Greater Cause,” which he describes as “a blessing from God.”

The album was funded through a successful Kickstarter campaign.

“I’d rather have fans for bosses than record labels anytime,” Schlitt said by phone from his home in Nashville. “They caught the fever.”

“The Greater Cause” returns Schlitt to the sounds of rock from the 70s-90s.

“It was my intention to play a music style that I loved,” Schlitt said. “There was a lot of bold messages on the album I felt I couldn’t do with newer rock. I’m very concerned as Christians if we are relevant and make a difference in society.”

“The Greater Cause,” which was released two weeks ago, has claimed top spots on Amazon sales charts as well as iTunes’ “New and Noteworthy” list.”

“It has been an exciting week,” Schlitt added in a press release. “Interest in the CD and reaction to The Greater Cause has been great. I couldn’t be more encouraged with personal comments I’ve heard and reviews. And it looks like it’s just getting started.”

Schlitt has solo dates scheduled around the world as well as plans for a U.S. tour.

Although Schlitt supports the work of Classic Petra and says he would consider performing in the future with members of Petra from its “Farewell CD,” he says his main goal is to develop his solo ministry.

“The Greater Cause” is available from 4K Records and distributed by New Day Christian Distributors. For more information about Schlitt and “The Greater Cause,” go to johnwschlitt.com.

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Posted on May 22, 2012, in Pop Culture and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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