Music Video:We The Gathered – Believer

Here is the first video from Strike First Records’ latest metal assault, We The Gathered, with the title track off of their October 25th debut, Believer. The video is kinda just a performance clip, but I really dig the song. Enjoy

Christian Music News December 8th,2009

Headlines

Just about every artist we cover on here seems to be coming out with some sort of Christmas song or album. There are too many to list, go out and check you favorite artist to see what they have to offer….

Owl City‘s latest release, Ocean Eyes, has hit Gold status with over 500,000 units sold. Good job man..

Gospelmusicchannel.com post an interview with Flyleaf this week concerning the recording and writing process of their latest record. Read Flyleaf interview. In other Fyleaf media news, Shockhound recently posted a four song live set from the band on their website including the songs “Again” and “Beautiful Bride” along with vocalist Lacey getting JACKED in the face by a swinging bass guitar….Watch Flyleaf performance.

Lights rocked a Daytrotter session recently. You can read the article, listen and download all the tracks. Check out Lights’ Daytrotter Session.

Believer, Impending Doom, House Of Heroes, Woe Of Tyrants,The Rose Hill, and Waking Lions are all in the studio working on new music for your listening pleasure.

Manchester Orchestra‘s van got robbed last week….what is up with people these days

Music Videos

Below is the new video from LA Symphony member CookBook with his song “Solid Gold”

A little Christmas cheer with The Almost and their version of “Little Drummer Boy”

Next up is the latest single from The Rocket Summer called “You Gotta Believe”

Lastly we have “Faith Is Fact” by LMNO

Free MP3 Album Download: Another Way To Fight Vol.2

another way to fight vol.2
So you may not have any idea about the website Beehave.fr (great name by the way), and that is ok, because we don’t really know much about it either.  It looks like a really cool website, so it is entirely in  language that we cant read.   It seems though that the kind people over at Beehave.fr were nice enough to put together a little sampler for all of us.  Im sorry, I misspoke, they put together a MONSTER sampler for us!  60 freakin tracks, from all kinds of bands and artists!  There is hardcore, worship, some electronica, quirky indie rock, progressive experimental rock, and so much more!
So I will shut up in a sec and let you dive in, but here is how it goes: the sampler is divided into four smaller parts, and below is the tracklisting for each part with the link to download below it.  Simply save the .ZIP file to your computer, EXTRACT ALL FILES once it is done, and start tearing through this amazing collection of music….

Another Way To Fight Vol.2-Pt.1

01. Maylene and the Sons of Disaster – Step Up (I’m On It)
02. Holding Onto Hope – Between Failure and Fraud
03. Escape From Sickness – How Few Can Destroy Much
04. Sleep for Sleepers - Thieves And Bones
05. Through Solace – We Were So Sincere
06. X-Sinner – World Covered in Blood
07. The Tug Fork River Band – Grave Digger
08. Venia – Seeker
09. The Blue Letter – Philadelphia
10. The Devil Wears Prada – Dez Moines
11. Sacrificium – I Am the Enemy
12. Underneath the Gun – Cutting Ties, Breathing Lies
13. Escape From Emptiness – Age of Conflict
14. Nitengale – Secret Police (4:20)
15. Everett – The Crown (4:37)
Download Another Way To Fight Vol.2-Pt.1

Another Way To Fight Vol.2-Pt.2

16. Fallstar – Open Hands
17. Parade Schedule – Backyard
18. The Rose McCoy – The Weather Outside Is Weather
19. Sons of God - Caution
20. Thieves & Liars – Fight Song
21. Abandon Kansas – I Wonder If It’s Me
22. Capybara - The Wimp
23. I Am Alpha and Omega – The Stars Will Bleed Your Name
24. Wolf Dragoons – A Voice in the Desert
25. Grave Robber – Altered States
26. The Red Baron – Latest Hot Shot
27. Great Awakening – New Life
28. Caleb Winn – Dunlap House
29. The Frozen Ocean – Ghosts
30. Hands – Of the Flesh
31. The Ember Days -Run to You
Download Another Way To Fight Vol.2-Pt.2

Another Way To Fight Vol.2-Pt.3

32. So Long Forgotten – Hills Humbled, Mountains Made
33. Yours for Mine - Call Me Distant
34. A Plea for Purging- Misanthropy
35. Anchors – Airplane
36. The Neverclaim – Revival
37. Perhapsy – Bow Song
38. Ian McIntosh – Come Away>
39. Cobra – Lady on the Bricks
40. Daniel Bashta – Awakening
41. Redemption – Lifeboat
42. Earth From Above - Numbered with the Transgressors
43. Max Justus – Bending Space and Time
44. The Normans – I Finally See
45. Abel – Dressed Like a King
Download Another Way To Fight Vol.2-Pt.3

Another Way To Fight Vol.2-Pt.4

46. Believer – Redshift
47. Sleeping Giant – Gang Signs
48. October Light – Hands High
49. All In – Charles Barkley
50. The Billen Brothers – Little Russia
51. Neviah Nevi - Virtue
52. Sam Billen – Returning
53. Preson Phillips – Then They Will Know
54. Solemn Vow – Cheer Up Charlie, Give Me a Smile
55. State Bird – I Don’t Luv U Anymore
56. Ascend the Hill – Sing
57. Deuteronomium - Of Life and Death
58. Lovelite – There You Are
59. Ambroise George – Messager De La Bonne Nouvelle
60. JTM Band – Que Ma Louange Te Plaise (Live)
Download Another Way To Fight Vol.2-Pt.4

The Weekly Christian Music News

Once again, here is a whole bunch of links to the various news items in the Christian music scene this week. Please click through and read some stories, watch some videos, and read some interviews, you never know what you will find. If you think we missed anything, please feel free to fill out that Contact Us tab over there and let us know.

I would also encourage every one to check out our new pages that have appeared at the top of the page, including our first round for the Christian Artists list and record labels.  We hope that these pages begin to help you find new and exciting music.

Take It Back!‘s fill-in bassist messed up his leg something bad at a show this week. Two days later, the same thing happened to their guitarist.

Read about Take It Back!’s bassist.

Read about Take It Back!’s guitarist.

Grammatrain speaks! After almost ten years of silence, Grammatrain has begun to roll out what the future holds from the classic Christian alternative band. Read Grammatrain’s address to their fans.

Modern rockers Willet have posted their monthly “WTV” video. Watch WTV’s latest episode.

Willet‘s tour pastor also posted his devotional for February. Read FEB DEVO.

Singer/Songwriter Corey Crowder is holding a T-shirt design contest. You can win $300 and get your design printed. Read about and enter the Corey Crowder t-shirt design contest.

CCM artist Justin Fox gave a studio update in the form of a video. Watch Justin Fox update video.

CCMmagazine.com is holding their annual Reader’s Choice Awards right now. You can vote for your favorite, and the winners will be announced shortly. Artists include Flyleaf, Jonezetta, Relient K, and Capital Lights, among others. Vote for your favorite band at CCM.

Indie rock band Esterlyn is going to holding a number of Bible studies before a number of their shows on the “Welcome To The Family Tour”. Check the dates to see if you can get involved. View tour dates and locations for Esterlyn Bibible studies.

Nu-metal band 12 Stones gave fans a small update on their activities. Read 12 Stones update.

KJ-52 posted the next in the long line of video devotionals, entitled “What Team Are You Cheering For?”. He has also started a live feed so you can talk to him while he is in the studio this week.

Watch KJ-52′s Video Devo #24.

Watch KJ-52′s live feed.

Staple is back! Read Staple’s announcement.

Country artist Brent Hill recently issued his latest press release. Read Brent Hill’s press release.

VOTA posted a behind the scenes look at the making of their latest video for the track “Hard To Believe”. Watch VOTA make their new video.

Stereosubversion.com posted an interview with Molly Jenson, in which she talks about the writing process for the new album, her duet with Switchfoot‘s frontman Jon Foreman , and her future in children’s books. Read Molly Jenson interview.

The new mewithoutYou artwork was revealed this week, along with the title of their upcoming release. View mewithoutYou artwork.

Solo artist Josh Wilson posted a video blog explaining the meaning behind his song “Savior, Please”. Watch Josh Wilson’s video blog.

Chris from the metal band The Ascendicate posted a blog explaining to the world what the band was all about. Read The Ascendicate blog.

Rapper Trip Lee wrote an article on offending people called “When Its Ok To Offend Without Remorse”. Read Trip Lee’s article.

The Almost talked about what the band has been up to lately and writing for the next CD. Read The Almost update.

Rockers DecembeRadio post a huge news update. Read DecembeRadio news.

Blood and Water is teaming up with TOMS Shoes and their charity efforts. Read about Blood and Water and TOMS Shoes.

Country artist Dan Evans video for his song “Goin’ All Out” debuted on CMT.com this week. Watch Dan Evans video for “Goin’ All Out”.

Solo Contemporary Christian artist Phil Stacey signed to Reunion Records this week. Read Phil Stacy’s announcement .

Surf-pop artist Colbie Caillat announced the launch of her official fan club this week. Read about Colbie Caillat’s official fan club.

Decibelmagazine.com has an exclusive clip from Believer‘s upcoming release, Gabriel. Listen to exclusive Believer clip.

Skillet posted a video of them recording their latest album. Watch Skillet in the studio.

Stuff From All Over

2009 is up and going, and things are starting to pick up again for us around here. Some formatting issues didn’t let me post a New Releases post this week, but we have taken care of it, so there will be one up next week. I promise.  Anyway, the music scene is starting to go back to work, so the news is a bit more plentiful than past posts. We do this every week (almost every week) to keep you, the reader, up to date on what is happening in the Christian music industry. If you think we have missed something, or you want to hear about your favorite Christian artist, hit us up in that Contact Us tab over there, and we will do our best to change our ways..

Friction Family did an interview that debuted on hearitfirst.com. They were also featured in Billboard Magazine. Watch Friction Family video interview. See Friction Family in Billboard Magazine.

Rapper Apple Jaxx put a new song called “Rebel” for free download. Download a free Apple Jaxx MP3.

Emery and Underoath announced their European tour together. Check tour dates for Emery.

HANDS updated fans from the road about their latest tour and whats going on with the band. Read HANDS tour blog.

Glam metal icons Stryper posted the track listing for their latest CD. Read Stryper’s tracklisting for their new CD, Murder By Pride.

Agraceful is streaming their entire CD right now on myspace. Listen to Agraceful’s full CD, The Great I Am.

A live video of Copeland surfaced on Buzznet.com this week. Watch a live music video of Copeland.

Skillet gave a huge update concerning new music and various band stuff. Read updates on Skillet.

Indievisionmusic.com did a great interview with Tooth And Nail Records owner/founder Brandon Ebel. Read the online interview with Brandon Ebel of Tooth And Nail.

Believer’s official announcement concerning their signing to Meta Blade Records was made public. Read Metal Blade Records official annnouncent on signing Believer.

Rapper KJ-52 posted another of his ongoing video devotionals, this one is entitled “Who Do You Compare To?”. Watch KJ-52′s video devontional #12.

Underneath The Gun posted an update concerning their new CD, Forfiet Misfourtunes, being featured on Smartpunk.com, new tours, and their purevolume site. Read updates for Underneath The Gun.

Yours For Mine‘s new album, Dear Children, was reviewed by highbeamreview.com, christianmusiczine.com, and jtindie.com. Read Dear Children CD review on highbeam. Read Dear Children review on christianmusiczine.com. Read Dear Children CD review on jtindie.

Red has new music video up for the song “Death Of Me” on their website. Watch Red’s music video for “Death Of Me”.

High Valley issued their latest e-news update concerning a new CD, tours, and joining a cruise next winter. Read news updates for High Valley.

Esther O’Conner gave a short update on her Christmas break, and some new songs from her new CD. Read Esther O’Conner updates.

Abandon Kansas posted their first tour vidoe blog from their “Left Coast Tour”. Watch video tour blog from Abanddon Kansas.

Open Grave Records signed I Built The Cross this week. Read Open Grave Records announce the signing of I Built The Cross.

The artwork for THE ASCENDICATE’s new album made its way online this week. See the cover art for the CD To Die As Kings.

Brain “Head” Welch will be holding open auditions for his touring band very soon. Read how to audition for Brian Welch’s touring band.

Veronica Ballestrini gave asmall update about her new album. Read updates from Veronica Ballestrini.

R-Swift‘s new video for the song “Lifetime” hit the web this week. Watch R-Swift’s video for “Lifetime”.

A rendition of of “A Little Help From My Friends” featuring Dustin Kensrue (Thrice), Jon Foreman (Switchfoot), and Aaron Gillespie (Underoath/The Almost) recorded at a recent To Write Love On Her Arms event was posted on Spin.com this week. Watch the all-star video of “A Little Help From My Friends”.

Anathallo gave an interview to AbsolutePunk.net this week. Read Ananthallo interview.

The HipHope 2009 website launched this week to promote the album in February. You can listen to many of the 15+ songs through the website, and also read short bios on each of the artists featured on this year’s compilation. Check out HipHope 2009′s website.

Cornerstone Festival revamped and updated their website this week. A few bands were announced, along with an address from the fest’s director. Visit the Cornerstone Festival 2009 website.

Mae will be releasing a new song in MP3 form, every month, for a year. All proceeds will go charity. Read information on Mae’s charity song drive.

A press release concerning August Burns Red was issued this week. Read August Burns Red’s official press release.

Facedown Fest 09′s website launch this week. Visit Facedown Fest 09.

Dolly Parton announced she will be taking part of the “From The Heart Series”. Read the official announcement about Dolloy Parton and the “From The Heart Series”.

A huge update on Rebecca St. James was posted this week on her myspace. Read Rebecca St. James updates.

The Fray‘s new video for their song, “You Found Me” premiered this week. Watch the video for “You Found Me” by The Fray.

KJ-52‘s video for his song “Stuck In The 80′s” palso premiered this week. Watch the video for “Stuck In The 80s” by KJ-52.

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.