Portland, OR, worship band The Neverclaim is the latest addition to Essential Records’ roster of artists. The group will release its debut label project, a self-titled CD, Sept. 24, 2013, while on tour to promote the album with Sanctus Real this fall.

The Neverclaim comprises Jeremiah Carlson (lead vocals, acoustic guitar), Mitchell Maldonado (keys, banjo, guitar), Chuck Hill (bass, upright bass), Josh Anderson (lead guitar), Matthew Warren (guitar), and Jared Key (drums, percussion). The band first entered the national music scene after winning a talent contest held by radio network Spirit FM. Its unabashed rock sound combined with a pure collective heart for worship resonated with fans and garnered widespread critical praise, earning The Neverclaim tour billing alongside such notable acts as Newsboys and Third Day.

Consequently, it was Third Day’s Mac Powell who introduced The Neverclaim to Essential Records, who is now releasing the band’s national debut. Produced by Paul Moak (Matt Kearney, Third Day, Matt Maher) and Jason Ingram (Chris Tomlin, Tenth Avenue North, Building 429), The Neverclaim is laden with profound moments of worship, reflecting the group’s genuine longing for spiritual revival among this and future generations.

Carlson comments, “Life is more than working and making money. There’s a greater story of redemption at work, and God is calling us into that story. He is calling people to their true identity, radical relationship with Him. We’re all made for more than mediocrity; God calls us to shift cultures because of His love.”

The Neverclaim will preview songs from its new record as a guest on Sanctus Real’s 20+ city “The Run Tour,” kicking off Sept. 19. Visit www.TheNeverclaim.com for a complete list of tour dates. The group will also appear at all three 2013 National Worship Leader Conferences (its last independent release was touted by Worship Leader magazine as one of the “Top 15 Worship Releases 2012”), the Vineyard Church Pastors conference, Experience Worship Conference, and other worship events.