MATW is a Christian band formed in 1987 in Southern California by brothers Roger and Randy Rose.  They have released seven studio albums, one retrospective album, and two multi-disc reissues.  Their musical styles varied over the years, beginning with electronic synthpop on their first two albums Mad at the World and Flowers in the Rain.  Then, in order to have a sound more amiable for live performances, the band's musical style shifted to hard rock on Seasons of Love, Boomerang, and Through the Forest. The last two albums The Ferris Wheel and The Dreamland Café have an alternative rock sound to them, with Dreamland having more of a retro 60's, power pop style of music.

rosePrepare yourselves for a new MATW album!  The Kickstarter was successfully funded on July 10, 2017.  Roger and Randy Rose will be spending the next few months writing and recording for this new album which will be titled Hope.  This will be the first MATW album in over 22 years -- the first in a possible three album series.  This first release will be a synthpop album along the lines of Depeche Mode, Kraftwerk, and Pet Shop Boys.  The plan for future releases would include a change in style that would progress to an all-out rock album.  Check back for more information regarding the new album Hope.  Supporters of the Kickstarter will receive their music first, and then it will be available to the general public.  Get ready for some awesome music!


roseRandy's metal band ROSE released a new album Songs For The Ritually Abused. Along with Randy, the new lineup includes Randy Rose Jr., Steven Rose, Ray Rose Jr., and Joe Giddings. Guest vocalists include Marc Martel, Ken Stringfellow, and Jon Auer. The album was mastered by Gavin Lurssen who has worked on Queens Of The Stone Age, Iggy Pop, The Foo Fighters, and Johnny Cash. The album is available on vinyl, CD, and for download.  Info and purchase information available at the official website here.

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Between 1987 and 1995, MATW released seven studio albums under the Frontline/Alarma label: Mad at the World, Flowers in the Rain, Seasons of Love, Boomerang, Through the Forest, The Ferris Wheel, and The Dreamland Café.  In 1998, a greatest hits/retrospective album titled World History was released under the KMG label.  In that same year, KMG also released two multi-disc reissues -- the first included Mad at the World and Seasons of Love, and the second included Flowers in the Rain and Boomerang.  Over the years various MATW songs have also been featured on a number of promos, samplers, and compilations.

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The MATW YouTube channel contains music videos, concert footage, and interviews.  The two official music videos are for the songs "Dancing on Your Grave" and "Eyes of Heaven."  The concert footage includes sets from venues such as the Cornerstone Festival (in Bushnell, Illinois) and a location in northern Texas. Also included is a two-part interview from 1993 on the Real Videos television show.

Roger Rose - vocals, guitars, keyboards, synths (1987 - present)
Randy Rose - vocals, drums, percussion (1987 - present)
Ben Jacobs - lead & rhythm guitars (1993 - 1995)
Mike Link - bass (1993 - 1995)
Mike Pendleton - bass, guitar, percussion (1987 - 1992)
Brent Gordon - lead & rhythm guitars (1990 - 1992)

Ray Rose - bass, guitar (1988 - 1995)
Jason Squire - cello, flute (1995)
Matt Duffy - guitar (1995)
Julia Rose [live shows] - keyboards, tamborine (1995)

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Jolly Lamas

Rockin' the Standards

Click on the banners above to explore other bands that MATW members have been involved in.  Randy Rose formed the metal band Rose in which he is the vocalist, Ben Jacobs was a guitarist, and Mike Link was the bassist.  Randy also formed Mothership and worked on other side projects (which can be explored in the Mothership banner as well.)  Ben Jacobs formed the band the Jolly Lamas in which he is the vocalist/guitarist, and he is also the vocalist/guitarist in the band Rockin' the Standards.