With an in-your-face sound, and an incredible stage presence comes Becoming Sons out of San Antonio, TX. When asked what genre would you categorize yourself as, they respond, "metal-praise-core!". With such an unique and interesting sound, the music itself is not the focal point of the band. "Ultimately, we are on stage, and performing for an audience of one. That's our King in heaven, Jesus Christ".
Birthed in 2015 by their drummer Roger Stack and a lifelong friend, Becoming Sons originally started as just an "harder" sounding praise band. Throughout the years, the band members were always heavily influenced by metal and hardcore, and soon enough the "sound" made its way into the music. From face ripping guitar solos, vocal screams, melodic attack and blast beats on the drums, there is no doubt that Becoming Sons is heavier than heavy.
With an already released album "Flesh to Death" in November 2018, Becoming Sons continues to become a fan favorite. Songs that highlight the album are: "Slaves", "Because You Were The Lamb", and their rendition of the classic hymn "Nothing But The Blood". Becoming Sons is also widely known for their rendition of DC Talk's "Jesus Freak" that they've been performing live since 2018.
After opening for national touring acts, such as Red, Disciple & Kutless from 2018 to 2019, Becoming Sons returned to the studio to record two singles: "Open Arms" and "Illuminate". "Illuminate" was released in May of 2020, and continued to climb on the Christian Music Weekly Chart and receive national radio play. The single debuted at no.4 on the CMW Rock Chart, ranked on Billboard's Top 100 for one week, stayed on Christian Music Weekly's Loud Chart at no.1 for sixteen straight weeks, and was also no.1 on the CMW Top Loud Sounds of 2020.
In 2021, the band gained traction going on it's "Set It Ablaze Tour" after the Christian Rock festival, Sound For The Crown, which started out the previous year in 2020, as a tour shortened by covid. They were joined on the Set It Ablaze Tour by Bred4War, DivideMe and Faithead. That same year in 2021, Becoming Sons played Rock'N TheRiver Festival, the KOUJ Block Party and Chains Unchained for the second straight year.
In 2022, the band went through some line-up changes. Marcus Allen, from the band Forever Alive, who previously joined Becoming Sons as a hired gun (for the KOUJ Block Party and Chains Unchained Festival), committed to be a permanent member officially joining as guitarist and vocalist. The next line-up change was Justin Barrera joining on guitar.
Completing the current line-up change in 2023 is Chad Perkins on screaming vocals, who amazingly says, "It just comes natural". All together, joining original members Roger Stack and Brian Derby, this new line-up completes Becoming Sons and looking forward, will record new material in 2023 with their first release projected in late Spring of 2023.
Becoming Sons is currently booking and looking to throw down in your home town!
Justin Barrera, guitarist, brings a dynamic influence to the band and is the perfect compliment to Marcus. He is active in his church's worship team.
Marcus is Becoming Sons' lead guitarist. He is also the frontman for Forever Alive and plays drums for his church. A multi-talented musician
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Brian Derby is a versatile musician, and has been active professionally abroad. He is Becoming Sons' bassist, but is also a very talented guitarist. Brian's solidness makes him the backbone of the band. He is active in community service, as well as serving local churches with volunteering. Brian is a lifelong musician friend of Roger Stack, as they were former bandmates of Hollowpoint, prior to their reuniting to form the Christian ministry band, Becoming Sons..
Roger Stack, drummer for Becoming Sons, and founder of the band, Roger served in the Marine Corps and lived abroad for many years before returning to Texas to form a secular band called, Stimple. Although a professional, successful band, Roger felt the need to walk away, and commit his life to Christ.
He gave his life to Christ, and was baptized by immersion in 2010, and ever since been on fire for the Lord. Utilizing his drumming skills for praise, and briefly playing in the Christian praise band, Rev14, Roger formed Becoming Sons, and has never looked back.
He is an unashamed Christian, ordained Deacon, wanting to take Becoming Sons wherever God wills, and spread the gospel to every creature, through heavy music.