New Releases For June 22nd, 2010

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Stories
Addison Road

INO Records
Pop/Rock
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Jesus High
Applejaxx

Fadacy Music
Rap
Buy NOW:
Amazon MP3

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Quarantine
Grits

Revolution Arts
Hip-Hop
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Amazon

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Blink
Revive

Essential Records
Pop/Rock
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Amazon

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2012
The Sacrificed

Roxx Records
Hard Rock

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Between Two Worlds
Trip Lee

Reach Records
Hip-Hop

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Threshing Floor
Wovenhand

Sounds Familyre
Goth Folk
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Addison Road’s Tour Van Catches Fire

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It seems that last week, pop rock band Addison Road once again ran into some very bad luck when it comes to touring. The following statement was posted on the band’s website last week:

Just one week into their spring tour, 30-minutes before they were going to the take the stage in Vegas, Addison Road received a disturbing call from their bus driver saying their RV and trailer were up in flames. Within seconds after the driver had pulled off to the side of the deserted road, the entire vehicle erupted in flames destroying all of the band’s sound equipment, instruments and personal belongings. The flames were so powerful that the highway was shut down for multiple hours to control the fire, which had melted the concrete underneath it. Immediately, Addison Road received an outpouring of love and support from churches, friends, family, fans and Christian radio helping the band restore what was lost in the accident. As a result, all of the bands’ needs have been met above and beyond measure, and for that they are truly humbled and grateful.

Addison Road shared this devastating experience with their fans on their website and blogs and soon a flow of prayers, money, clothes and other miscellaneous items began to pour in.

“We are completely blown away by the generosity, love and support we have received from the body of Christ,” said lead singer Jenny Simmons. “Through your financial donations, personal stories, prayers, and reminders of so many beautiful passages of scripture, you have not only met our needs physically but you have been a part of restoring or souls and re-igniting a passion for our ministry as a band. We are incredibly humbled to know that we have played a small part in your lives and overwhelmed with gratitude and joy that you have played a HUGE part in ours.”

“It’s crazy because when we sing our songs, the words we are singing hit home for us,” continues Simmons. “Everything does lie on ‘hope now,’ and there is a new song on our record that really makes us laugh because of how true it stands:

‘And do you feel the fire when the flame gets hot, are you living each day like it’s the last you’ve got, Will you step aside when it all falls down and watch it burn away, Have a little faith when the walls cave in, Pray for strength to fly against the wind, Will you walk away when the fire gets hot, Or fight another day.’

The fact of the matter is, we all have plans whether it’s a plan for tomorrow or for years to come, but God has other plans. When things don’t go as you hope them to, you have two choices: to hang your head low in defeat, or fight it out and get through it because God will get you through. We chose to fight.”

Another report said the fire was so bad that the highway had to be shut down because the heat was MELTING THE PAVEMENT. We are just glad that no one was hurt, and please pray for this band because this is like the 18th bazillion thing that has gone wrong for them on tour in the last few years…

Santus Real/Above The Golden State Tour Announced

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This week, a pretty sweet little tour with Santus Real (headliner), Above The Golden State, Me In Motion, Addison Road, and Sammy Adebiyi was announced. The tour will keep the bands out on the road for almost two months, and is sponsored by in part by the Mocha Club charity. This is a pretty big show, so go out there and support these guys!

03/04/2010 Phoenix, AZ
03/05/2010 Las Vegas, NV
03/07/2010 Paso Robles, CA
03/09/2010 Bakersfield, CA
03/12/2010 Kennewick, WA
03/13/2010 Lake Stevens, WA
03/19/2010 Minneapolis, MN
03/20/2010 Waukesha, WI
03/26/2010 Springfield, MO
03/27/2010 Shawnee, KS
03/28/2010 Naperville, IL
04/8/2010 Waverly, OH
04/9/2010 Lancaster, PA
04/10/2010 Zanesville, OH
04/13/2010 Mansfield, OH
04/15/2010 Rome, GA
04/16/2010 Springfield, GA
04/17/2010 Boca Raton, FL
04/18/2010 Melbourne, FL

Stuff From All Over

So this our weekly effort to keep everyone up to date on what is going on in the Christian music world.  To be honest, it was a slow week, as I believe many of the artists are winding down for the holidays.  There isn’t much in the way of releases this week either, hence the lack of a posts in that area.  Just wait though, because as soon as the new year hits, it looks like there are going to be a ton of albums and tours to talk about. Anyway, here is what is going on this week.

Revive updated fans on the schedule for the band over the next few months.

Jonathan Jones finishes his solo record.

Since October gave a long overdue update on the near happenings for the group.

Switchfoot talk about a few things such as free music, holiday gift packs, tours on their myspace.

Addison Road‘s equipment that was stolen a few weeks ago has been recovered!

KJ-52‘s latest video devotional, Let The Past Go, hit the web this week.

Holland did an interview over at the Metal Resource ‘Zone.

Natalie Grant was one of the most played female artists on AC Christian Radio this year; a statement concerning the achievement was made this week on her myspace.

Before Their Eyes talk about a lot of new stuff this week.

Bombwork Records announced the signing of Usynlig Tumult, Bloodline Severed, Dagon, Disaffection, In Grief, A Hill To Die Upon,Deus Invictus, Monotheist,  and Penny For An Old Guy this week.

August Burns Red announced that they will be contributing their version of Britney Spears “Hit Me Baby One More Time” for the upcoming Fearless Records compilation Punk Goes Pop 2.

Prog-metal band Hands signed to Facedown Records this week and talked all about it on their myspace.

Newreleasetuesday.com posted their top 10 albums of the year. Kevin Davis’s appeared earlier this week, and Kevin McNeese’s was posted a few days ago.

Facedown Record‘s founder Jason posted an end of the year update for the label and himself this week.

blessthefall‘s new video for the song “To Hell and Back” premiered on Hurley.com today.

Phanatik talks about a new youth study, The Urban Remix Project, that he helped create on his blog this week.

Kyle from the band Stryper sent a message to his fans asking for prayer in relation to his battle with cancer.

Ambassador‘s new video for the song “Gimme Dat!” made its way online this week.

Impending Doom put a video update up concerning the recording of their new album,…..kinda.

Stuff From All Over

It has been a little while since the last post or so. Travel and sickness has detracted from regular updates, but we are back on track!  Every Friday we try to keep you up to date on what is happening in the world of Christian music, and so without delay here are this week’s goings ons:

Indievisionmusic.com just threw up a huge music sampler for the holidays.  There are a few Christmas-like songs in there, but for the most part it is just a rockin’ sampler. Its called A Very Indie Christmas.

Ronnie from Joy Electric has issued an update on his recent recording process and the future of the band on his myspace.

Syntax Records talks about their new golden boy Kaboose and all of his recent good fortune.

Aaron from Copeland talks about his contribution to the Save The Music Foundation.

Showbread frontman Josh Dies is about to embark on a solo tour, and has posted the dates and a poster for it in anticipation.

Gnashing Of Teeth update everyone on their plans for shows, recordings, and the band’s status.

Christian metal pioneers Believer have signed to Metal Blade Records, and will release a CD in 2009.

Spoken is currently writing their new album, and Matt took some time to update everyone.

My Epic will be featured in the latest issue of AMP Magazine, go pick it up.

Indie Folkers Bodies Of Water contributed a version of “O Come O Come Emmanuel” for the Its Hard To Find A Friend- Peace On Earth: Vol II. You can download the track, and then buy the album.

The Afters new video for the song “Never Going Back To OK”, made its way onto the web this week.

The Glorious Unseen have a video of a recent interview on their myspace, although it dosent look like much got done.

The Becoming‘s new video for their song “I Cry” debuted this week.

Todd Agnew recently gave a interview for YES FM, and you can listen to it!

Christianity Today‘s Reader’s Choice awards were announced this week,  with Jeremy Camp and Skillet coming out as the big winners. Congrats!

Indie innovators Danielson give the details to their A Familyre Christmas Vol.II collection. Free Christmas music from crazy people will alwyas bring a smile to our faces.

Doomcore giants With Blood Comes Cleansing have finally given fans an update as to the future of the band.

Sixpence None The Richer have posted their video for “Silent Night”, which features vocals from Jars Of Clay frontman Dan Haseltine.

Underoath gave an interview to Metal Hammer this week, detailing their struggle over the last few years.

Addison Road‘s got robbed while they were on tour this week, read their blog to see how to help them out.

Blessed By A Broken Heart is going on tour!

Skillet video blogged some updates.

Destroy The Runner have parted way with their drummer this week, but have already replaced him.

Hearitfirst.com are celebrating 25 years in operation by giving away a bunch of tracks, 25 to be exact. You have to sign up, then you can download their massive sampler.