MATW is a Christian band formed in 1987 in Southern California by brothers Roger and Randy Rose.  They have released eight 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 next 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.  Their latest album Hope brought back the synthpop/europop sound with new, innovative music.




hopeMATW's newest album Hope was officially released on December 22, 2017.  Roger and Randy Rose brought back the synthesizers and collaborated together to bring us a synthpop album along the lines of Depeche Mode, Duran Duran, and Tears for Fears.  Hope was completely supported by the fans through a Kickstarter campaign that was funded on July 10, 2017.  This album is the first in a possible three album series.  The plan for future releases would include a change in styles that would progress to an all-out rock album.  Digital downloads of Hope can now be purchased on Amazon, iTunes, and CD Baby.  More information can be found 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.  In 2017, MATW released Hope on the Hindenburg label.

















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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 - 2017)
Matt Bovett - keyboards (2017)
Kit Bovett - drum programming (2017)
Jason Squire - cello, flute (1995)
Matt Duffy - guitar (1995)
Julia Rose [live shows] - keyboards, tamborine (1995)






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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.


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