DENS is a four-piece rock band based in Richmond, Virginia, that finds its mission in using music as a platform to creatively and honestly explore the themes of faith, hope, redemption, and grace. From the album to the stage, this is a band that seeks to find the overlap between energetic entertainment and invoking a sense of contemplation in the listener, all while finding a voice all their own.
In 2016, this voice resulted in the release of their freshman album “From Small Seeds Come Giant Trees,” a full-length record that was born out of their experiences playing concerts and a national music festival in Lithuania. The band was also able to play a wide array of shows in support of the album, including winning Creation Festival NE’s 2016 tournament.
2017 promises to bring new and exciting things for DENS. In February the band joined Come&Live!, an organization dedicated to creating “a worldwide mission community that will provoke and inspire Christian artists to use their God-given creativity to revolutionize the world for Jesus.” This partnership will lead to more opportunities to use their music, in concert with the rest of the Come&Live! community, in a variety of venues and mediums to reach the world with the Gospel. In March, DENS released a music video for their song “Hopebringer.” The band also plans on developing their next recording project while continuing to play venues and festivals along the east coast and midwest throughout the year.
- Reverend, Gretsch, Gibson, and Fender guitars
- Dr. Z, Bad Cat, Friedman, and Ampeg amps
- Anchor Drums custom kit
- DW hardware & Meinl cymbals
- 64 Audio/Shure in-ear monitor rigs
- Winner of the Creation Festival Music Tournament 2016
- Shared the stage with Silverstein (Rise Records), Like Moths to Flames (Rise Records), Conditions (Good Fight Music), Switchfoot (Vanguard Records), Family Force 5 (Word Records), We Are Messengers (Word Records)
- International Tour, Lithuania
- Creation Festival, Mt. Union, PA
- Audiofeed Festival, Urbana, IL
- Canal Club & Strange Matter, Richmond, VA
- The Ante Room, Charlottesville, VA
- Speakertree Records, Lynchburg, VA