From Lo-Fidelty Records: “A new release from The Altar Boys in 2018? What? How? That’s crazy! And The Altar Boys are inclined to say: “Exactly, we’re totally surprised ourselves!”
Here’s the backstory: In 1991 and early 1993, Mike Stand made a series of smart and passionate recordings for a future, brand-new Altar Boys project titled, “No Substitute.” Try as they may, however, the band was never able to release this record. Sadly, it was all but abandoned and thrown on the “scrap heap.”
Fast forward to the fall of 2017.
Upon the urging of both fans and friends, these recordings were revisited. What was surprisingly discovered was a perfect “time capsule” that remarkably preserved both the urgency, music, and message of The Altar Boys – as it was, intact, from way back when.
This discovery did not happen in a vacuum. Instead, the focal point of this journey finds God temporarily taking something near and dear away from Mike, yet all the while giving him something back with strict marching orders: “To finish what you started!”
Now, some 25 years later, what was deemed impossible has miraculously happened…
With YOUR help, The Altar Boys will release their long-awaited 6th album: “No Substitute.” The band genuinely believed it was over, but “You can’t stop the Rebel Rock message of faith and hope, sent to this world of Rebel Rock Souls.” And so it is, because, as it was then – and now! – there’s “No Substitute.””