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Showbread is a Raw Rock band from Guyton, Georgia. They were signed to Tooth and Nail Records, but recently signed to Come & Live!. They are known for their spastic vocals and energetic live shows. They tend to change their style of music from one album to the next. The band had two full time vocalists until Ivory Mobley’s departure in 2007. Josh Dies, the band’s primary vocalist, is also an author, penning The Spinal Cord Perception, Nevada, and The Insect. Showbread gained media attention when, in 2006, a fan made video for the song “Dead By Dawn” was featured on YouTube. The video was seen by the band and posted on their own site, giving rise to controversy over Showbread’s lyrical themes. According to Matt Davis, the band’s name comes from “a biblical reference that Jesus used to show how Christianity isn’t so much about rules but about love.”

Showbread is known for giving ridiculous statements in the press and in interviews. Most interviews, regardless of purpose, vary from nonsense to outright absurdity, becoming serious only when answering questions dealing with their faith. They have made many absurd claims, ranging from the accusations that Blindside’s members are vampire, werewolf, and zombie hunters, to accusations that Pillar’s band members are made of grass clipping. Despite the nature of many of these statements, it appears they were meant to be taken in a light-hearted manner.

Very open with their Christianity, the group has even been known to point out that the only serious things they will say during their set are those that deal with their beliefs.

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  • nDroae

    "Bruce Campbell on that time he officiated at a zombie wedding" obviously brings to mind two classic Showbread tracks.

    6 Mar 11:38pm Reply
  • 1part4thewolves

    fuck show bread fuck the name show bread

    18 Feb 7:28am Reply
  • knight_88

    I'm really digging 'Cancer'!

    3 Jul 2013 Reply
  • alexschelldorf

    Showbread fans: I've been writing about a different album each day this year for my project One Record Per Day. Yesterday I wrote about "No Sir" and you can check it out here: http://onerecordperday.wordpress.com/2013/04/22/day-112-310-showbread-no-sir-nihilism-is-not-practical/ the Showbread dudes were and probably will always be the most gracious and genuine "music people" (bands, managers, record store people, whatever) i've ever met. thanks for checking it out.

    25 Apr 2013 Reply
  • mrmichel0927

    Haha now that I've listened to the album more I think I know what you mean by ska influence. There's that kind of driving offbeat rhythm in some songs that you find in a lot in ska. I was thinking in terms of instrumentation earlier.

    11 Apr 2013 Reply
  • emilybabyy

    <3

    17 Oct 2012 Reply
  • a_spaceman

    The Fear of God is their best album but the new one's also pretty rad.

    3 Oct 2012 Reply
  • mrmichel0927

    Hmm I'm not really seeing the ska influence, but ska generally isn't something that I listen to much so I could be wrong.

    26 Sep 2012 Reply
  • simonvanderveen

    I disagree with @ROSSSSS. I loved their lyrics within their hardcore sound. There's almost what sounds like a ska influences on some tracks on Cancer which I really dislike, I love the harder tracks, though. The lyrics on You Will Not Die In A Prison absolutely rule.

    26 Sep 2012 Reply
  • ROSSSSSS

    I wish they hadn't become such a praise band. Their sound on The Fear of God was perfect.

    26 Sep 2012 Reply
  • mrmichel0927

    Check out a review for "Cancer" on my metal blog. There's a link at the top of my page. Drop by and let's chat about it!

    25 Sep 2012 Reply
  • xVOxMITx

    Escape From Planet Cancer!!! <3

    25 Sep 2012 Reply
  • Johaenniman

    What an ugly strange cover...

    25 Sep 2012 Reply
  • a_spaceman

    okay man

    28 Aug 2012 Reply
  • beasdd

    stupid band name

    20 Aug 2012 Reply
  • super-pangolin

    I definitely hear a little Children 18:3 and As Cities Burn... but yeah, there's definitely more suited similar artists. Refused, At The Drive-In, Dananananaykroyd... hear the likes of them long before I hear any of the similar artists in Showbread's music.

    12 Jul 2012 Reply
  • one3rd

    The similar artists are based on other artists that people who listen to Showbread also listen to. If you're going to be mad at someone, be mad at people who listen to Showbread, not Last.fm.

    28 May 2012 Reply
  • rawhidekobayash

    i also am very pissed with the similar artists. showbread deserves way more than the sub-par christian rock bands they are paired with. when i see refused, manson, flaming lips, DIES, NIN, and like genesis or some sort of post-hardcore on there, i will be satisfied. give josh die's influences they deserve.

    15 May 2012 Reply
  • thehatchet777

    holy shit that sounds amazing for the next CD.

    12 May 2012 Reply
  • shivaki07

    Nowy tekst na blogu! Z działu nowości prezentujemy szósty już album studyjny grupy Demon Hunter "True Defiance"! Czy spodobał się redakcji? Zobaczcie sami ;) http://lamuzi.blogspot.com/2012/04/recenzje-nowosci-demon-hunter-true.html

    21 Apr 2012 Reply
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