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Seventh Day Slumber is an American Christian rock band from Dallas, Texas formed in 1996.  They were an independent band for five years until they signed with BEC Records in 2005. They are best known for their song "Oceans from the Rain" which was the 14th most played song on Christian CHR radio in 2006 according to the Weekend 22. Their songs have been featured frequently on X the album series.


== History ==
Joseph Rojas tried to commit suicide following a cocaine binge, and became a Christian while being taken to the hospital in an ambulance. Joseph Rojas and Bernie Dufrene formed Seventh Day Slumber in the summer of 1996 at Christ for the Nations Institute in Dallas, Texas, where they met, wrote, and raised money for their first four-song demo project. The band was later signed to BEC Recordings. He teamed with guitarist Evan Weatherford, bassist Joshua Schwartz and drummer Adam Witte. After signing to the Afinia label the group issued Matthew Twenty-Five three years later. Their second album Freedom From Human Regulations was also released on an independent album before they made their major-label debut with Picking Up the Pieces in 2003.
Seventh Day Slumber released Once Upon a Shattered Life in 2005 which spanned their hit singles "Caroline" and "Oceans from the Rain". The album hit No. 1 on the Billboard Heatseekers Albums chart and No. 26 on the Top Christian Albums chart. After re-releasing Picking Up the Pieces that same year, they released Finally Awake in 2007. It peaked at No. 16 on Billboard's Top Christian Albums chart. The Spanish-language album Rescátame contained re-recordings of previous songs and it won the 2009 Dove Award for Spanish Language Album of the Year at the 40th GMA Dove Awards. It was followed by Take Everything, an album of new arrangements of Christian music worship songs. The album peaked at No. 141 on the Billboard 200 and No. 11 on the Top Christian Albums charts. The Anthem of Angels was released in November 2011. The "Small Town America Tour" ran from August 2011 to February 2012 to promote the album. Joseph Rojas began hosting a national-syndicated radio program.In April 2018, Joseph Rojas formed a new record group called Nashville Label Group. Seventh Day Slumber signed with the group's RockFest Records.The band's name Seventh Day Slumber comes from Genesis 2:2 where on the seventh day, after creating the universe, God rested.


== Members ==

Joseph Rojas – vocals, guitar
Jeremy Holderfield – guitar
Blaise Rojas – drums
Ken Reed – bass guitarFormer members

Talia Haughn-Comer – bass guitar
Joshua Schwartz – bass guitar
Ray Fryoux – drums
Elliot Lopes – drums
Rusty Clutts – drums
Adam Witte – drums
Tim Parady – keyboards, vocals
Evan Weatherford – guitar
Michael Johns – guitar
Juan Alvarez – drums
Phillip King – keyboards, vocals
Jamie Davis – drums
Matt Norwood – drums
Anthony Garcia – bass guitar
Isaac Rodriguez – guitar, keyboards
Ruben Trevino – drums
Bernie Dufrene - drums


== Discography ==
Studio albums

Matthew Twenty Five (November 30, 1999)
Freedom From Human Regulations (2001)
Picking Up the Pieces (April 8, 2003) (re-release September 13, 2005)
Once Upon a Shattered Life (February 1, 2005)
Finally Awake (March 20, 2007)
Take Everything (March 10, 2009)
The Anthem of Angels (November 15, 2011)
Love and Worship (2013)
We Are the Broken (2014)
 Found (2017)
 Closer to Chaos (2019)
Unseen: The Lion and the Lamb (2020)EPs

Redline EP (2015)
Unseen: The Lion (EP) (2020)
Unseen: The Lamb (EP) (2020)Compilations

Rescátame  (May 27, 2008)
A Decade of Hope (March 29, 2011) (contains full albums Picking Up the Pieces, Once Upon a Shattered Life, and Finally Awake)Billboard charting albums (North America) 


== References ==


== External links ==
Official website
Seventh Day Slumber at AllMusic
Cross Rhythms Magazine, Issue 78 - From Cocaine to Christ
"Joseph Rojas' (Seventh Day Slumber) Testimony from CMSpin". Archived from the original on September 29, 2011. Retrieved April 5, 2020.
"Seventh Day Slumber Bio". ChristianMusic.com. April 8, 2003. Retrieved April 5, 2020.