Free Downloads:Facedown/Blood & Ink Samplers

A whole lotta hardcore going on today! Facedown Records and Blood & Ink Records have been the voices of faith-based hardcore and metal for over over a decade now. Many of the bands that they sign shape the very scene that is happening today. Lucky for you good people, you get some free stuff from both!

blood and ink spring sampler 2011
First up is Blood & Ink’s Spring Sampler. This one is mainly composed of hardcore bands, and some of the songs are from upcoming releases! That means that some of the songs are unreleased as of right now, so be one of the first to hear them!
1.Jawbone-Faithless
2.Ironwill-Visionaries
3.Venia-Crux
4.Thirtyseven-Everyday (Demo Version)
5.Dependency-Convicted
6.Thin Ice-You Were There
7.Debtor-Escape

Download the Blood & Ink Records Spring Sampler

facedown fest sampler 2011
Next up is healthy helping of the bands that will appearing at this years Facedown Fest in California. Every year, Facedown puts this festival on to celebrate their roster and bring the whole Facedown/Strikefirst family together. This year you get to celebrate as well!
1.Gideon-Virtue
2. Your Memorial-Surface
3. My Epic-Lower Still
4. Hope for the Dying-Transcend
5. For Today-Devastator
6. Messengers-Anthems
7. Onward To Olympas-The War Within Us
8. War Of Ages-Collapse
9. A Hope For Home-The Overman
10. Call To Preserve-Empty Promises
11. Hands-Resistance
12. Overcome-Alone in a Crowd
13. A Plea For Purging-And Weep
14. Take It Back-Defamator
15. In The Midst Of Lions-The Machine
16. The Burial-Demons Never Sleep
17. Saving Grace-All, But The Archer

Download the Facedown Fest 2011 sampler

Free Facedown Records Spring Sampler Download

facedown spring sampler 2010

Facedown Records was kind enough to give us a ll a little taste (a “sampler” if you will) of the music that is being released through the label right now. The free download includes 17 tracks, from 17 different artists, and features songs from album that havent been released yet.

Artist list includes: For Today, Sleeping Giant, Wrench In The Works, A Hope For Hope, War Of Ages, and many others.

Click on the link below, enter the password “FACEDOWN” and you email into the top right box, and they will email the smpler to you promptly. Enjoy!!

Download Facedown Records Spring Sampler 2010

War Of Ages Ready New Album

Below is the album artwork and tracklisting for Facedown Records metal band War Of Ages‘ upcoming , April 13th, 2010 release entitled Eternal. The album promises to be another neck breaking metal whirlwind no doubt, and one of the songs even features Sonny from P.O.D.!

war of ages eternal

01. Collapse
02. Desire
03. Failure
04. My Resting Place
05. Eternal(feat. Sonny Sandoval of P.O.D.)
06. Indecision
07. Lack of Clarity
08. The Fallen
09. Your Betrayal
10. Instrumental

for more new releases, please check out our ALBUM RELEASE DATES page to stay up to date on all the new music coming out

Live Videos Of For Today Posted

for today 09

A live show from Facedown Records hardcore band For Today was recently taped and posted for your viewing pleasure. The videos really capture what For Today is all about: movement, intensity, and ministry. Here are the first three videos, I am sure there will be more

A Hope For Home Ready New Album

Below is the album artwork and tracklisting for Facedown Records post-hardcore band A Hope For Home and their March 30th, 2010 release, Realis. A Hope For Homes last album, The Everlasting Man, was really very good, so there are high hopes for Realis and this talented up and coming band.

a hope for home realis

01. Nightfall
02. The Overman
03. Withering Branches
04. The Machine Stops
05. No Light
06. Post Tenebras Lux
07. First Light of Dawn
08. The Crippling Fear
09. The Warmth of the Heavens
10. Seasons
11. Ascension
12. After

for more new releases, please check out our ALBUM RELEASE DATES page to stay up to date on all the new music coming out

Impending Doom Lose Members

impending doom 2009

Facedown Records doomcore band Impending Doom announced formally today the loss of drummer Isaac and guitarist Manny. The following was posted on the band’s Myspace earlier today:

Yes, it’s true we have parted ways with both Manny and Isaac. Both of them felt like this was not for them anymore; it happened a while back before we entered the studio. Not everyone can maintain the amount of passion that Impending Doom requires. That being said, we are still great friends with both Manny and Isaac and wish them both nothing but the best.

Our good friend Brandon Trahan (ex Mirror of Dead Faces) has stepped in on drums and just recently finished tracking on our upcoming record, which will be released this summer. As for rhythm guitar, we have someone stepping in for our upcoming tours and summer festivals. Be on the look out for new tour dates and a new record.

Facedown Records’ Young & Wreckless Tour Announced

youngandwrecklesstour

Yesterday, Facedown Records (home of War Of Ages, For Today, A Plea For Purging, ect.) announced a monster tour featuring their newest artists to the label. the tour will feature A Hope for Home, Hands, Onward To Olympas,In The Midst Of Lions:

We are happy to announce the Facedown Records “Young & Wreckless Tour” that spotlights our up and coming bands. This will be a full US tour that kicks off in mid March and runs through April. The tour consists of In The Midst Of Lions, Hands, A Hope For Home and Onward To Olympas. Check out the tours section for all the dates and make sure to check out all 4 of these great bands. The “Young & Wreckless Tour” is brought to you by Outburn Magazine, Merch Now and Black Rose District Clothing.

March 12 – Carthage, MO @ The Powerhouse
March 13 – Camdenton, MO @ The Warehouse
March 16 – Terre Haute, IN @ THMV The Venue
March 18 – Fort Wayne, IN @ Broadripple
March 19 – Grand Ledge, MI @ Imagine This
March 20 – Pittsburgh, PA @ The Smiling Moose
March 22 – Montclair, NJ @ The Meatlocker
March 23 – Baltimore, MD @ Macc
March 25 – East Ridge, TN @ The Warehouse
March 26 – Cape Girardeau, MO @ 4H
March 27 – Bartlett, TN @ T.H.A.T. Church
March 28 – Dacula, GA @ Awake
March 30 – Jacksonville, FL @ Murray Hill Theatre
March 31 – Tampa, FL @ Transitions Art Gallery
April 1 – Kissimmee, FL @ Second Saturday Showcase
April 3 – Madison, AL @ Cornerstone Church
April 5 – Little Rock, AR @ Vinos
April 6 – Tulsa, OK @ The Marquee
April 7 – Wichita, KS @ Eagles Lodge
April 8 – Dallas, TX @ Fat Daddy’s
April 9 – Waco, TX @ Art Ambush
April 10 – San Antonio, TX @ White Rabbit
April 11 – Wichita Falls, TX @ Falls Music Complex
April 13 – Albuquerque, NM @ TBA
April 14 – Tempe, AZ @ 23 West
April 15 – Yucca Valley, CA @ Joshua Spring Calvary
April 16 – Canoga Park, CA @ Cobalt Cafe
April 17 – Rancho Cucamonga, CA @ The Nitty Gritty
April 18 – Palmdale, CA @ The Crossing
April 19 – Sebastopol, CA @ Mt GIlead
April 20 – Klamath Falls, OR @ Contemporary Artist Kitchen
April 22 – Twin Falls, ID @ River Christian Fellowship

Onward to Olympas Post New Music Video

Facedown Records newcomers Onward to Olympas have posted their first music video from their latest release, This World Is Not My Home. ENJOY!

A Hope Home Set Title For New Album

Facedown Records newcomers A Hope For Home have set Realis as the title for their label debut album. A Hope For Home posted the following earlier this week:

We have decided to name our new record “Realis.” It will be coming out on March 30th, 2010. We should have some new studio updates here really soon, and sooner or later we will have a new song for all of you to hear!!

For Today Vocalist Readies Solo Album

Mattie Montgomery is best known as the vocalist for Facedown Records hardcore band For Today, but in the next month or so he will be releasing a solo spoken word collection of sermons and messages. The effort is entitled When The Sons Become Fathers, and Mattie was nice enough to let us have a sneak peak at the album artwork and tracklisting in advance.

Here is what Mattie Montgomery has to say about When The Sons Become Fathers:

God established something in the spiritual realm that would resound throughout all generations, and would change everything forever when he promised Abraham, “Through you, all the nations of the earth will be blessed” (Genesis 12:3). God also said to Abraham, “As for me, this is my covenant with you: You will be the father of many nations” (Genesis 17:4). Now, this covenant that God made with Abraham is one that has been made with all of Abraham’s offspring as well; that being, the Jewish people, firstly, then everyone that has come to know God since and through the coming of Christ.

As a modern church, we are a people that hold firmly to John 1:12, as it says “Yet, to all that receive him, to those that believe in His name, He gave the right to become children of God.” As wonderful and truly glorious as it is to stand on our rights and our inheritance as God’s children, that is not all we have been commissioned to do.

I have a dream of a new generation of believer who will truly press into our inheritance of holiness, who will contend to approach God as sons and daughters, and establish a real relationship with the King of Glory. I believe that, when this happens, God will impress it upon our hearts to become “Fathers of nations”; leaders, revolutionaries, and visionaries. And as this shift comes, we will see the nations of the earth gripped and shaken under the weight and presence of Almighty God.

We talk of Revival….

We talk of a Great Awakening…

We talk of Reformation…

We talk of Revolution…

These will come to pass, When The Sons Become Fathers.

“The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few.” I have been given a grace speak into the lives of a generation, and to do so with influence and authority to unleash revelation of the Glory of the Uncreated One. So, I released this album in hopes of encouraging my generation–my brothers and sisters, my family–toward their destiny as laborers for the sake of the Kingdom of Heaven. I believe that we are the generation that will usher in the second coming of Christ, but I also believe that it will take a radical, electrified movement of young people whose words, actions and prayers are energized by the Holy Spirit through true, passionate connection to the Creator God.

Arise as the face of a new revolution in spiritual authority! Declare freedom for the captives! Awaken a generation to see the face of the Living God!

Mattie Montgomery when sons become fathers
1. Joshua Generation
2. Restless
3. Vision
4. The Cycle
5. You Are Worth It
6. House of Mirrors
7. Connected
8. Prayer