New Releases For June 24th & 25th, 2013

Extol - self titled

Facedown Records
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New Releases For June 25th

the almost - fear inside our bones
Fear Inside Our Bones
The Almost

Tooth & Nail Records
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August Burns Red – Rescue and Restore
Rescue & Restore
August Burns Red

Solid State Records
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skillet - rise

Atlantic Records
Hard Rock
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Music Video:August Burns Red-Empire

The mighty August Burns Red return with the video for their song “Empire”. I love the song, but the clip was surprisingly low-budget looking compared to some of their other videos. Dont let that stop you, its still a sweet music video. Enjoy

New Releases For June 21st, 2011

Aaron Keyes-Dwell
Aaron Keyes

Kingsway Music
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Above the Abyss-Yeah…. That Just Happened
Yeah…. That Just Happened
Above the Abyss

Red Chord Records

august burns red-leveler
August Burns Red

Solid State Records
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Bodies Of Water-Twist Again
Twist Again
Bodies Of Water

Secretly Canadian
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The Crimson Armada-Conviction
The Crimson Armada

Razor & Tie
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divide the sea fear anger strife ep
Fear. Anger. Strife. EP
Divide The Sea

Blood & Ink Records
Southern Metalcore
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The Katinas-Collage
The Katinas

Destiny Music

men as trees walking-lions roar ep
Lion’s Roar EP
Men As Trees Walking

Reggae Worship

Shonlock-Never Odd Or Even

Arrow Records
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Sintax the Terrific and  DJ Kurfu - Prince With A Thousand Enemies
Prince With A Thousand Enemies
Sintax the Terrific & DJ Kurfu

ILLECT Recordings
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These Hearts-Forever Ended Yesterday
Forever Ended Yesterday
These Hearts

Victory Records
Pop Rock
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Cornerstone 2010 Schedule: Rebecca

So, we are a week from leaving and I think I have finally nailed down my schedule for Cornerstone 2010. Here are few of the highlights that I’m going to see.

Monday: This is my only really slow day of the week, but as soon as camp is set up I’ll head out and see what new bands I can find. These are just the two I don’t want to miss!

Take It Back!10:30pm – Solace Stage: A post-hardcore band from Arkansas. This is a band you won’t want to miss. Although, if you can’t make it to this particular show they are playing a couple of more times during the week.

The Burial11:15pm – Raging Storm/Sancrosanct Stage: A deathcore band from South Bend, Indiana. If you are a fan of August Burns Red or Becoming the Archetype, then you’ll love The Burial.

Tuesday: And the craziness begins! For 12 hours  I will be running from stage to stage trying not to miss anything. A lot of the bands this day are going to be my first time seeing them live.

Fire from the Gods/Let the Dead - 12:00pm – Legacy Stage: Two bands from deep in the heart of Texas, Austin! These bands will show you what Texas hardcore is all about.

Hand Drawn Mountains1:40pm – Chasing Canadia Stage: This will be my first time to see this band live.

Switchfoot - 8:00pm – Main Stage: We all know Switchfoot. I’ve never had the opportunity to see them live, so here’s my chance.

The Ember Days - 9:00pm – Solace Stage: A progressive worship band from New Zealand. Another band I have never seen live.

The Showdown - 11:00pm – Encore Stage: Hardcore/Classic Rock from the backwoods of Tennessee. These guys put on a phenomenal show. If you are a fan of Maylene and the Sons of Disaster or Becoming the Archetype, then don’t miss this show!

Wednesday:  This will probably be my favorite day all week. All of my favorite bands play this day. I can’t Wait!

Bradley Hathaway3:30pm – Main Stage: A mix of spoken word and singing. Some of the most amazing stuff you’ll hear. He’s become kind of a staple at Cornerstone.

Levi the Poet - 4:30pm – Solace Stage: Spoken word with a mix of sporadic instruments. I have been waiting to see him play for quite some time now.

Listener6:00pm – Jesus Village: I’ve never seen him, but I’ve been listening to his stuff and I can’t wait! It’s going to be awesome!

mewithoutYou – 7:00pm – Main Stage: One of the most amazing bands ever! Another must see for Cornerstone.

Sleeping Giant - 10:50pm – Underground Stage: This band puts on one of the most moving, worship filled hardcore shows I have ever seen. If you go to this show you will be changed. You won’t be able to stop it! It cannot be  contained!

After a very long day, I get to end it with my favorite band:

The Chariot- 12:00pm – Encore Stage: Of course, I’ll have to leave Sleeping Giant early…but it will be worth every second. The Chariot always puts on an insane show. You never know what craziness they are going to bring to the stage

Thursday: This day is going to be an eclectic mix of music

John Reuben3:15pm – Main Stage: Just about the only chance for Hip-Hop at Cornerstone this year.

Brooke Waggoner4:15pm – Gallery Stage: I’ve never seen her live, but I’ve been listening to her for over a year now. It’s going to be amazing I just know it!

Hands7:30pm – Underground Stage: I have been waiting to see this band for a while now. Since they never come to Austin, I definitely will be at this show!

I’ll have to split my next hour to be able to see both bands:

The Almost8:30pm – Main Stage: One of my favorite bands.

The Farewell Drifters - 8:30pm – Gallery Stage: I love me some bluegrass, so I’m sure to catch at least part of this show

For Today- 10:50pm – Underground Stage: This show will be a lot like Sleeping Giant the night before. These guys are an amazing Hardcore band that puts on a show full of worship.

Friday: I’m hanging out at the Gallery Stage for most of this day.

The Glorious Unseen9:00am – Main Stage: This would be a great way to kick off the day. This band is made up of several youth leaders with a passion for music and a heart for God.

Timbre - 2:05pm – Gallery Stage: You’ve gotta’ see this harp playing girl!

Over the Rhine4:15pm – Gallery Stage: This Ohio duo plays awesome Americana music.

Dignan - 6:00pm – Gallery Stage: I haven’t seen this band live yet, but I look forward to hearing this progressive indie rock band

Paper Route - 7:15pm – Gallery Stage: An atmospheric rock band out of Nashville, Tennessee. If they are half as good live as their CD’s are, then this should be a real treat

Children 18:3- 9:00pm – Underground Stage: An awesome family punk band from Minnesota. These guys are the next big thing in Christian punk rock right now!

Eisley10:00pm – Gallery Stage: I have been listening to these guys since their beginning. It’s been a while and I am very excited to see them again.

White Collar Sideshow- 12:00am – Underground Stage: Here is another show that has an unbelievable power to change you. This is an amazing theatrical band that will move you. Besides, these are some of the coolest people you will see at Cornerstone.

Saturday: The last day and there is still so much to see!

The Glorious Unseen - 12:15am – Main Stage: I know this was on Friday too, but if 9:00 am was too early before than be sure and catch these guys at this show.

O’Brother6:00pm – Gallery Stage: I have never seen this band before, but everyone says I have too. I’m game!

August Burns Red7:00pm – Main Stage: This band rocked last time I saw them on Main Stage at Cornerstone. They never cease to amaze me.

Ivoryline8:35pm – Gallery Stage: A post-hardcore band from Tyler, Texas. I have seen these guys play so many times and they are always great!

Seabird- 10:00pm – Gallery Stage: An atmospheric rock band from Ohio. The perfect way to end Cornerstone 2010.

Cornerstone 2010 Schedule: Ian

So in about 3 weeks, The ONE21 is headed out to Cornerstone Festival 2010. There are hundreds of bands and performers sweating it out from around 11AM to close to 2 in the morning every day. It can be very overwhelming to to take in everything that Cornerstone has to offer, and the sad fact is that you are almost guaranteed to miss a lot.

Well, we are here to help!

With the help of a nifty new website called, the four of us attending have been able to begin planning out our Cornerstone experience. Below, I am going to list a few highlights from every day of the festival. Hopefully this will help you plan your week out a little better if you are attending.

Check out my full schedule, and maybe come say hi. I will be the guy with the giant red beard and shaved head. Its kinda hard to miss me. I will have free stickers and buttons for ya!

MONDAY: typically a slow day, but there are a ton of generator shows going on, and you can get very up close and personal with the performers. Also be on the lookout for “surprise” shows. I saw Blindside play a show on the lawn back in 2003. Keep your eyes open!
Love Begotten 3:00PM- Raging Storm/Sancrosanct Stage: the band puts on a wild stage show and seemlessly blend it with a heavy dose of profound ministry.  They were also one of our “Voices Of the Underground”

A Hope For Home 7:30PM- Solace Stage: These guys are one of the more promising bands to come out of the post-hardcore/rock scene in the last few years. They were also one of our “Voices Of The Underground”.

Take It Back! 10:30PM- Solace Stage- This will be my first time seeing the posi-hardcore band that have been blasting through my speakers all year. If you want to see earnest punk/hardcore, you need to be at this show!

Tuesday: The unofficial 1st day of the fest. In past years, Tooth & Nail have run this particular day, but the economy has forced the label to step back. Once again, this may seem like a slow day, but there is still alot going on
Fire From The Gods/Let The Dead 12:00PM/12:45PM- Legacy Stage: These two bands are actually friends of mine from right here in Austin, Texas. Come a behold the next great Texas metal/hardcore superstars!

The Ember Days 9:00 PM- Solace Stage: I am really excited to get to experience the progressive worship of The Ember Days. The band recently relocated to the States from New Zealand, and are working on some new material which hopefully will make it into their set at Cornerstone. They were also one of our “Voices Of The Underground”

Flatfoot 56 10:00PM- Legacy Stage: While everybody else is at Switchfoot on the main stage, I will be getting a rowdy dose of celtic punk with the legendary Flatfoot 56. Once again, this will be the first time seeing these guys despite the fact that I have been a fan for a very long time!

Wednesday: This will be the first official day of Cornerstone Festival 2010, with all the seminars, Bible studies, and events beginning along with the music and the Main stage running all day. The festival gets kind of….crazy from here on out. This will be one of my longest days
So Long Forgotten 12:45- Solace Stage: I have heard that So Long Forgotten‘s live shows are nothing short of amazing, so this will be an amazing way to start my day off. The band’s latest album, The Things We Can See and The Things We Cannot was on our best of the year list from 2009.

Bradley Hathaway 3:15PM- Main Stage: If you dont see Mr. Hathaway at Cornerstone, you havent truely done Cornerstone right. Nuff said!  Bradley also had one of our best albums form 2009.

Levi The Poet 4:00PM-Solace Stage: Levi The Poet is a gifted spoken word artist who’s performances range from quiet recital to wild thrashings as he covers everything from the love of God, self doubt, and pornography addiction. Also, I will finally be able to pick up his CD!

Listener 6:00PM- Jesus Village: THIS IS ONE OF MY MUST SEES! I promise you that this will be one of the best live shows you have ever seen!

mewithoutYou 7:00PM- Main Stage: Once again, if you dont see mewithoutYou at Cornerstone Festival, you havent done Cornerstone right. Nuff said…..again.  Once again, the band’s latest CD was one of the best from 2009.

Sleeping Giant 10:50PM- Underground Stage: This “hardcore” band is known to create an atmosphere of worship that most churches miss by miles. People have given their lives to Christ, been healed, and rebuked demons at these guys shows. At clubs. This is Cornerstone! Of course there will be moshing too, but thats how Sleeping Giant does it! Did I forget to mention that this is a 2 hour show? Well, it is…..

The Chariot 12AM- Encore Stage: If you happen to leave Sleeping Giant early, or are able to still walk afterwards, go catch the last 30 or minutes of The Chariot. Their live show is nothing short of insane!  they also had one of our best albums from 2009 along with being one of our “Voices of The Underground”

Thursday Day two of the festival in full swing slows things down a little for me, but Thursday is possiably my most diverse day.
John Reuben 3:15PM- Main Stage: Regrettably, there isn’t a whole lot of hip-hop at Cornerstone this year, so I am going to be sure and not miss one of my all time favorites. Hey John, if you happen to read this, play “Doin’”, I will lose my mind over that song!

Brooke Waggoner 4:15PM- Gallery Stage: THIS IS A MUST SEE! We met Brooke Waggoner in 2009 at SXSW, and her live show made me a life long fan. If anything, you need to see this girl play piano, it will blow you away.  She was also featured in the original series of “Voices of The Underground”.

Hands 7:30PM- Underground Stage: i have already told the entire staff that Hands is the band I am most excited to see this year. They combine prog metal with worship music, and they never come around Austin. This will most likely be the highlight of my week.  They also had one of our best albums from 2009.

The Farewell Drifters 8:35PM- Gallery Stage: Sue me, I love folk/bluegrass music. The Farewell Drifters are one of the better bands today doing it. Therefore, I will be there.

For Today 10:35- Underground Stage: Like Sleeping Giant the night before, For Today bring a worshipful experience that just happens to be in the for of metal/hardcore. These guys speak truth, and this is one of those shows that can really have an impact.

Friday By this point most of yall will be getting tired, but dont snooze just yet because some great stuff is yet to be seen.
Timbre 2:05PM- Gallery Stage: What a great way to get things going with some soothing progressive harp music. Yep, I said harp….

Dignan 6:00PM- Gallery Stage: Once again, we met Dignan at SXSW in 2009 and were intimidately taken away with their dark , progressive indie rock. Haven’t had a chance to catch them again, so this will be a treat for sure.  They also released one of our best albums from 2009.

Paper Route 7:15PM- Gallery Stage: Would you like a little electronic dance music with your rock? Of course you would.  They also had one of our best albums from 2009.

Children 18:3 9:00PM- Underground Stage: This is possibly the best pop-punk band in the music scene today. we saw them at Red letter Rock Fest last year, and I am not going to miss this show.

Eisley 10:00PM- Gallery Stage: Ironically, the last time Chuck and I saw Eisley (known as Moss Eisley then) was the FIRST time we attended Cornerstone Fest in 2002. Some of the members were in their early teens, and they apologized after every song. Most of them are married now, and we have fallen in love with their music over and over again since. This will be a great reunion.

White Collar Sideshow 12AM- Underground Stage: I will end my day with a performance that has the ability to cut to the core of any person struggling with themselves. Besides the fact that the members of White Collar Sideshow are some of the coolest people ever, but their show will make you take a deep look within, and let change fill you up.

Saturday Last day, keep your head up, you are almost there.
Starting at about 1PM, The Legacy Stage is going to have a mini Hip-Hop showcase featuring some amazing talent including Odd Thomas, Propoganda, and Theory Hazit. If you are a fan of Hip-Hop, this would be a great place to hang out on Saturday.

O’Brother 6:00PM- Gallery Stage: I saw these guys with Manchester Orchestra, and I don’t think I’m stretching too much to say that they blew the crowd away. They are the heaviest indie rock band I have ever hear, and I am ready for round two.

August Burns Red 7:00PM- Main Stage: ABR is kind of another one of those bands that if you haven’t seen them at Cornerstone, then you haven’t really seen them. It is not too much to say that they owned Cornerstone 07 like nobodies business.

Seabird 10:00PM- Gallery Stage: My Cornerstone experience will end with the power pop/rock of Seabird. I saw them at SXSW, and now that I know their music a little better I know this will be the perfect closer to my week.

Thats about it, but certainly not my entire plan for the week. Go check my full schedule to see all the other shows I am going to try and hit. See you there!

Purple Door Festival Announces Line-Up

Purple Door Festival, which takes place in Lewisberry, Pennsylvania at the beginning of August, has announced the first round of bands that will be making up their line-up. For the most part, these names will change a bit, and there are plenty more to come, but for now here is what the festival has lined up for you guys:

Main Stage
Family Force 5
Thousand Foot Krutch
August Burns Red
Project 86
The Classic Crime
House of Heroes
Children 18:3
I Am Terrified

HM Magazine Stage
Demon Hunter
Mychildren Mybride
Texas In July
Ace Augustine
War of Ages

Gallery Stage
Bradley Hathaway
Paper Route
John Mark McMillan
Deas Vail
B. Reith
Oceans in Love

The Forum
Derek Webb
Bradley Hathaway
Andrew Schwab (vocalist for Project 86)
Family Force 5 acoustic

Top 5 Music Videos For July

So for those of you who read this site often, you know that when a month is about to close we take a little time and reflect. On music videos that is. There were quite a few this month, so obviously these may not be YOUR favorite, but then again you can always leave a comment and tell us what you think.

5. John Reuben-Town Folk

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John is one of those guys in the Christian hip-hop scene that seems to want to surprise people at every turn. His quirky video for his latest single is no different.

4. August Burns Red- Meddler

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August Burns Red are one of the most solid bands in the heavy scene today. With their third Solid State Records release, Constellations, people are starting to take notice in a real way. The videos keep getting better and better, and the band keeps evolving.

3. Derek Webb- What Matters More

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Yes, I know, Im posting this song AGAIN. The ubber-controversial song from the Caedmon’s Call member has already been the center of hot debate on this site and many others since this video hit the web. The song is pretty good, and the video is cool as well, which is why it is on the list. However, I would like to once again open the floor to any comments or perspectives on this track.
WARNING: This song does contain a bit of profanity.

2. Bobby Bishop- Please

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I am really liking this trend of having the lyrics pop up in hip-hop videos. Bobby Bishop‘s plead against gang violence makes for a truly stunning and beautiful video that is watchable over and over and over….

1.Owl City-Fireflies

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This is just a cool song, from a new up and comer calling himself Owl City. The video is way cool, which makes for a generally enjoyable experience. If you like the song, AmazonMP3 there has it for free (as of 7/31/09), so go and grab it.

We had a pretty good group this month, but I would like to say something before we go. Over the last few months, I am noticing more  and more labels and bands making music videos that cannot be embedded.  The latest being my REAL number one video for Maylene and The Sons Of Disaster‘s latest single “Step (Im On It)”.  While I understand that you dont want your music to be stolen, a video is at its core an advertisment for the band and the album from which the song comes from. Why would you not want that to be spread all over the place, so the everybody can enjoy your product and in turn maybe buy music in response? Just asking….

New Releases 7/14/09

August Burns Red

Solid State Records
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Curb Records
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The Big Picture
Da T.R.U.T.H.

Cross Movement Records
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Ocean Eyes
Owl City

Republic Records
Pop Rock
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A City Built On Its Dead
All Or Nothing

ETHOS Records
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Don’t Waste Another Day
James Grear Company

Habakkuk Records
Picket Fence Cartel
Project 86

Tooth & Nail Records
Nu Metal/Rock
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The 2nd Coming
Mali Music

Dedicated Music Grp.
World music
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Frozen Hands

Blood & Ink Records
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The Winner Is In Me

Light Records
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Year Of Grace
Robin Mark

Integrity Records
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Popular Mechanics

Tooth & Nail Records
Indie Rock
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Wake Me
Tal & Acacia

Essential Records
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Come Alive
Mark Schultz

Word Records
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The Real Thing

Fervent Records
Teen pop
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Against The Silence EP

Modern Rock

Christian Music News July 7th 2009

Pray for us, crucial moments are upon us at all times. Trying to keep up, but we need some rest. Anyway, I heard that Cornerstone was a blast besides for the mud, and the world can now continue turning. Here are your headlines:

Below is the album trailer for August Burns Red‘s new CD, Constellations, which will see the light of day July 14th.You can currently stream the entire album on the band’s Myspace.

Pillar have announced that their next CD will be entitled Confessions, and will be released September 22nd, 2009.

Hip-hop duo/collaborators Odd Thomas and Propaganda have signed on with Syntax Records.

Here is the artwork for Derek Webb‘s latest/most controversial album to date, Stockholm Syndrome, which will be released to the public on September 1rst.


Former member of The Procussions, Mr J Medeiros has sweet new video for his song “Holding On”:

Female front hardcore band Bloodlined Calligraphy have returned from their hiatus and signed to Sancrosanct Records. The band is currently writing their next album, which will be out in early 2010.

mxpx-anniversary-showMXPX celebrated their 17 years as a band together this last week. In celebration, the band will hold a live broadcasted “best of” show from the same location they played their first performance. There will also be Q&A sessions during the set, making the experience a true gift for the fans that have supported them all these years.

Below is the artwork and tracklisting for progressive worship band The Glorious Unseen‘s new album, entitled The Hope That Lies In You, which will be released August 25th of this year.

1. All Around
2. Take What’s Left Of Me
3. How He Loves
4. We Can Be Renewed
5. Heavyhearted
6. Falling Into You
7. Come, Heaven
8. Sustain
9. Breathe Life Into Me
10. Awakening
11. The Hope That Lies In You
12. Sweet, Sweet Sound

Hip-hop artist Sareem (Sharlok) Poems (of LA Symphony) has announced he will release a new album within the next few weeks entitled Black & Read All Over. The first single, “Lower The Boom”, is already on iTunes.

Below is screamo band Confide covering The Postal Service’s song “Such Great Heights”. Enjoy:

The live footage from Cornerstone Festival 2009, including pictures, testimonials, live videos, and exclusive performances have been posted online. View the live coverage from Cornerstone Festival 2009.

Yet another interview with mewithoutYou has surfaced online, this time with Read mewithoutYou interview.

The visually stunning music video from rapper Bobby Bishop and his song “Please” can be viewed below:

Over The Rhine have resurfaced a little bit to play a few shows, and have announced that they will be not only be going on tour, but also that a live CD set is on its way, along with a Over The Rhine songbook. Chuck is going to be happy.

Below is the artwork and track listing for atmospheric rock band Conditions new effort, You Are Fogotten EP, which will be released in late July.

1. American Castles
2. Born Again Question
3. Man To Mannequin
4. Citizen
5. Illuminati
6. Goodbye Good Name

Free MP3 Download:Tooth & Nail Fuel Sampler 09


Its that time of year again, Tooth & Nail along with FUEL Magazine are giving a MASSIVE free sampler of some the best stuff from their 3 imprints (BEC, Tooth&Nail, and Solid State). This time around, there are a ton of unreleased tracks, including brand new songs from August Burns Red, Living Sacrifice, Oh Sleeper, and Showbread. Dont believe me, check out the track listing

And Then There Were None – Reinventing Robert Cohn
As Cities Burn – 84′ Sheepdog
August Burns Red – Thirty and Seven
Becoming The Archetype – Dichotomy
Children 18:3 – All My Balloons
Copeland – The Grey Man
Corey Crowder – Look How Far We’ve Come
Emery – Cuthroat Collapse
Family Force 5 – Fever
FM Static – Boy Moves To A New Town With Optimistic Outlook
Haste The Day – 68
Hawk Nelson – Let’s Dance [Dojo Dominating Remix]
Ivoryline – Days End
Jonezetta – Sick In The Teeth
Living Sacrifice – Overkill Exposure (Rough Mix)
mewithoutYou – Every Thought A Thought Of You
MxPx – Punk Rock Girl
Mychildren Mybride – On The Wings Of Integrity
Neon Horse – Strange Town
Oh, Sleeper – Son of the Morning
Secret & Whisper – Anchors (Acoustic)
Showbread – Nothing Matters Anymore
Since October – Guilty
Surrogate – Exercise Machines
The Ascendicate – Scottish
The Chariot – Daggers
The Crucified – The Pit
The Showdown – [Achilles] The Backbreaker
Thousand Foot Krutch – Bring Me To Life
Trenches – Sacrament
Underoath – Desperate Times Desperate Measures

Were you counting? Thats over 30 tracks, and most of them are from up coming albums. Yea, I know, you need to download this right now. Click on the link below and save the .ZIP file to your computer, EXTRACT ALL FILES, then tear into some great new music!

Download the Tooth & Nail Records Fuel Sampler 2009