Music Video: Love & Death – Chemicals

So, officially this is the first music video from nu-metal/hard rock band Love & Death, but if you look closely you will notice the guy singing is none other than Brian Welch, aka “Head” from the band Korn. Welch not to long ago announced that he would be putting his “solo” career on hold to perform with his band as Love & Death, and their first single is “Chemicals”. Love the video, and the song tells me Welch might work better within a band rather than on his own. Enjoy

Cornerstone Festival Day 3: Musical Heaven

Day 3 at Cornerstone Festival 2010 was the first official day for the majority of those in attendance, but our staff had already taken two full days of amazing music. Day 3 ended up being my heaviest day for shows, and it was also my day of “heavy hitters”. I didn’t get back to my tent until 1:45 AM, but I loved every minute of it!

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My first real show was the great Bradley Hathaway on the main stage. While I would have preferred a more intimate setting for his performance, Bradley was flawless on stage. He played a good mix from last year’s A Mouth Full of Dust, and his latest EP A Thousand Angry Panthers. It was indie folk at it’s best, with Bradley and the band bringing us story after story of pain, searching, redemption, and Christ. A note for all reading, Bradley Hathaway‘s new EP is phenomenal! Its only four songs, and its at the top of the best of the year list already. During the show, he shared with the crowd that this performance was the first in a year, and it seems like this year on main stage may have been a rare sighting to an incredible artist.
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Next up, Rebecca and I headed over to one of the generator stages to catch some ranted poetry with Levi The Poet. he doesn’t use music, and rarely uses a microphone to perform his emotionally draining and spiritually deep poems. He makes himself very vulnerable as he reveals his struggles with depression, pornography, and doubting God. At all times he brings the focus back to God, and shows that no soul is unworthy of Christ’s love. It was beyond moving….
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Then we saw Listener Project again. They were awesome……again.

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My next show of the day was one i was a little worried about. I first experienced mewithoutYou at the very first Cornerstone Festival I attended in 2002. I remember very distinctly that they were this very bizarre yet captivating band that wore layers of winter clothes in the 95 degree heat. i feel in love with their music, and they have been my favorite band ever since. This past year has shaken my affection for them with what i feel is their least genuine album to date, and they have seemingly embrace some spiritual practices that make us wonder if they even belong on this site anymore.
All this to say that what made mewithoutYou incredible was their passion. This performance, while great by any other band’s standards seemed uncomfortable, and a little messy. I still love this band, and they will always be one of my highlights of this festival, but it seems like this once great band may not really have their heart in it anymore.

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We took a break, hung out with the people from Anchor Fellowship, Come&Live!, Ascend The Hill, and The Ember Days. Great fellowship with some amazing people for sure. I cant stress again how much this group of people reached out to our staff during the week, and they really encouraged us in a way that felt heart-felt and honest. Love those guys

We then made our way across the grounds and arrived at a nearly full tent waiting to see Blessed By A Broken Heart. They put on a really fun show, but we were there witness the mighty Sleeping Giant do their thing. Somehow, my wife and were able to slip up to the front of the crowd and made our stand at the edge of the stage.

The show itself was unlike anything I have really ever experienced. While band was setting up, vocalist and pastor Tommy Greene came out and spoke to the crowd about his expectations for the evening, and that he and the rest of the band truly wanted to create a place of worship for not only us in attendance, but also for the musicians playing. He then began to pray over the crowd, and even lead the Body in pray for the wife of one of the bands whose wife had just been rushed to the hospital. By the time the band actually started playing, the crowd was completely consumed by the presence of God.

Their set was a mixture or their two albums, with Tommy talking in between. Most of the guys in this band are pastors at some level, so while on the outside, Sleeping Giant may seem like just a hardcore band, they are in truth a worship band that plays hardcore. To any parents reading this right now who are concerned that hardcore and metal can only bring about negative atmospheres, I beg you to watch the video below. This is worship if I ever saw it!

For those wondering, the woman singing and the dude in the pig mask are Veronica and Phil from White Collar Sideshow, who lended their talents to the performance of this brand new song that Sleeping Giant was playing for the first time at Cornerstone. later on in the set they were joined by Men As Trees Walking as members of White Collar Sideshow and Brian Welch looked on. We left the tent close to 12:45 and were completely taken away by the spirit in the room.
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Luckly for us, the tent that The Chariot was playing inwas right on the way back to our tent. Also lucky was that they hadnt begun their set on time. We werent able to get very close, but it was a Chariot show to the tenth degree. If you are confused by what this means, the video is of the final few minuts of the show. Pretty awesome.

Stuff From All Over- Happy New Year!!

From all of us here at The One 21, we hope that 2009 is a year for amazing things to be done in your life.  For us, it will be a long road of building and launching the site, but we know that God will guide us in the way that we need to go.  It will be a big year, so we hope the best for you and for us.

Like most Fridays, we post a whole bunch of links to various stories that have happened over the week in Christian music.  Please click through all the links to discover new music, catch up on old favorites, and to stay up to date with what is going on in Christian music scene.

Mute Math will be on Jay Leno TONIGHT (1/2/09)

Indievisonmusic.com has launched their new 4.0 site since we last spoke. Go in and look around.

Wrench In The Works have added a new member, thus ending their run as a three piece. The announcement of the new member and other news for Wrench In Ihe Works.

The Fold posted a video update for their fans concerning the near future for the band.

A Kiss For Jersey‘s new video for the song “oh infamous city” was posted recently.  Note: the video is a bit graphic, so watch with some care. =)

HillsongUnited posted a video teaser for their upcoming documentary “We Are All In This Together”.

Brian “Head” Welch announced about what early 2009 will hold for him and his music.

Indievisionmusic.com did an interview with Ivoryline before the holidays, they were even nice enough to share it with all of us.

Friction Family‘s new video for their song “When She’s Near” debuted over the holidays.

Punk band Fight Before Surrender (FBS) gave an interview on hxcchristian.com.

The Crucified have reunited. OLD SKOOL 4 NEW EARS!!

Sara Reeves gave a huge update on her myspace.

Joy Electric followed suit and also gave a huge update on their myspace (must be a good place to announce stuff).

In Fear And Faith give up a whole bunch of details concerning upcoming album, Your World On Fire.

Underoath posted a home video of their recent tour to South America.

Mae talks about their new song up for free download, all the other stuff that they are up to. News and downloads from Mae.

….and thats it. The news will most likely be a bit more numerous next week, along with some more releases. Have a great week, and let us know if we missed anything.

Stuff From All Over

Things have been a bit strange around here in that all of us at The One21 are out visiting family. This is usually a Friday thing when I post a bunch of links to various goings on in the Christian music world.  It is an attempt to keep everyone up to date on what is going on, and if you think that we missed anything, hit us up in the Contact Us tab over there…here we go:

Singer/Songwriter Todd Agnew talks about his upcoming Christmas tour here

Brett Dennen and Paste Magazine are running a “Thanks Giving” contest, read and sign up here

The Great Commission gives a slew of updates concerning tours and recording here

The Myriad have recently posted a video concerning drummer Randy Miller here

tobyMac talks remixes here

Former Korn guitarist Brian Welch was interviewed here

Hip-hop artist KJ-52 posted the latest in his series of video devotionals here

Hope For The Dying‘s new CD was reviewed here , and their new tour was announced here

Josh Wilson talks about his online advent calender here

The Almost posted an e-card for their recently released EP No Gift To Bring here

Southern mosh metal monsters Once Nothing talk about the departure of a few of their band members here

Jars Of Clay give a whole bunch of updates here

Jamie Jamgochian talks about her Christmas tour here

A small tour with Haste The Day, Sky Eats Airplane, and Inhale Exhale was announced here

Sleeping At Last talkabout the departure of their drummer here

Stuff From All Over

Every week I am going to try to post a whole bunch of links to kind of keep everybody up to date as to what is happening in the Christ-centered music scene. It will be different every week, so keep checking back.  If you know of any stories we should know about, let us know using the “Contact Us” tab over there…

Syntax Records posted a preview video for The Wages Of Syntax, Vol.2 here

As I Lay Dying, War of Ages, Impending Doom, August Burns Red, Brian Welch, Demon Hunter, Devil Wears Prada, Gwen Stacy, Maylene & TSOD, Oh, Sleeper, Straight Line Stitch and Underoath were all nominated for Headbangers Best Of ’08; you can vote for your favorite here

Paramore won mtvU’s Woodie Of The Year, a video and details can be found here

Dreamy rockers Sleeping At Last checked in to give a whole bunch of updates here

P.O.D. are headed out to South Africa, read some details here

Family Force 5 have a new video “Radiator”, watch it here

The Fray have a new song playing here

Strike First Records signed punk band The Rekoning, read about it here

Anberlin have posted a list of the places you can get tickets fro the upcoming tour here

Rebecca St. James gives a huge update on a lot of stuff here

Facedown Records is having a huge CD sale here