New Releases For April 2nd 2013


Prevailer EP
For Today

Razor & Tie
Mosh
Buy: Amazon MP3

Hawk Nelson - Made
Made
Hawk Nelson

Fair Trade
Pop Rock
Buy:Amazon

Kerrie Roberts - Time For The Show
Time For The Show
Kerrie Roberts

Reunion Records
Pop
Buy: Amazon

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Electric Delta
Sean Michel

Independent
Southern Rock/Soul
Buy:Amazon

Video Interview With Hawk Nelson Posted

Enoch Magazine posted a fun little video interview with Hawk Nelson this week.  They cover life on the road, recording Live Life Loud, working with the homeless, and even who Jesus is to the band.  Cool interview, check it out!

Christian Music News Sept.23rd,2009

Headlines

A few weeks ago we announced that folk rock icon Jennifer Knapp has resurfaced after three years of seemingly self imposed exile. This week, Knapp herself addressed her return to music and explained her absence in a letter addressed to her fans posted on her website. Read letter from Jennifer Knapp.

Paramore‘s first album, All We Know Is Falling, was certified Gold this last week with over 50,000 units sold. Congrats kids!

Apparently, pop rock band Kids In The Way are getting back together. Don’t believe me? Read the blog Run Kid Run just posted.

Dance rock band Queen’s Club has signed on with Tooth & Nail Records. Interesting
selection for sure…

Following the Insyderz‘s footsteps, both Five Iron Frenzy and The OC Supertones have eluded through various contacts that reunions and DVDs in the near future…

Long time Yours For Mine member Jonathan has decided to leave the band.

New Zealand moshcore band Saving Grace has signed with Strike First Records.  Congrats to all involved….

An interview with Micah from Oh, Sleeper was posted over at Lambgoat.com. Take my advice though, read the interview with Oh, Sleeper, but do NOT read the comments anywhere on that website. Lambgoat has got some borderline sociopaths for readers.

The Day Of has signed with Southpawl Records.

A cool little interview with Bradley Hathaway was posted over at Blue Indian. Read Bradley Hathaway interview.

Since October, Stand Your Ground, and Holding Onto Hope are all in the studio right now (or heading there very soon) making some news tunes for YOU.

Videos:

Below is the new video from John Reuben with the song “Confident”

Below is the latest from Hawk Nelson called “Live Life Loud”

Below is the video from progressive band The Contact for their song “The Divine”.

Below is the new video from Jeremy Enigk for his song “Mind Idea”

Below is the music video for The Crimson Armada‘s new song “The Serpent’s Tongue”

Album Info (more in the Release Dates page)

Below is the album artwork and tracklisting for The Almost‘s upcoming release, entitled Monster Monster, which will hit stores November 3rd, 2009.
The Almost Monster Monster
1. Monster Monster
2. Lonely Wheel
3. No I Don’t
4. Hands
5. Young Again
6. Summer Summer
7. Hand Grenade
8. Books & Books
9. Souls On Ten
10. Want To
11. Get Through
12. Monster

In addition to the album above, The Almost will release a exclusive EP through Hot Topic on October 6th, 2009 called The Monster EP. It will contain three songs from Monster Monster, along with two B-sides. In addition, there will be a special addition which will contain not only the EP, but all the packaging for Monster Monster and a blank CD to burn a free copy of the full-length when it becomes available through Shockhound.com. Below is the album artwork and tracklisting for The Monster EP.
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1. Lonely Wheel
2. Hands
3. July
4. Birmingham
5. Monster

Below is the album artwork and tracklisting for John Reuben ‘s upcoming December 22nd, 2009 release, Sex, Drugs, and Self Control
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1. Jamboree
2. No Be Nah
3. Burn It Down
4. In The Air
5. Paranoid Schizophrenic Apocalyptic Whisper Kitten
6. Town Folk
7. Confident
8. Everett
9. Radio Makes You Lonely
10. So Sexy For All The Right Reasons
11. Wooden Whistle Man
12. Joyful Noise

Below is the album artwork and tracklisting for We Came As Roman‘s new album, entitled To Plant A Seed, which will hit stores November 3rd, 2009.
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1. To Plant A Seed
2. Broken Statues
3. Intentions (ft. Tyler “Telle” Smith of The Word Alive)
4. Roads That Don’t End And Views That Never Cease
5. Dreams
6. We Are The Reasons
7. Beliefs
8. I Will Not Reap Destruction
9. Searching, Seeking, Reaching, Always
10. An Ever-Growing Wonder

Below is the album artwork and tracklisting from Plumb‘s upcoming compilation entitled Beautiful History: A Hits Collection . It will be available November 3rd, 2009.
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1. Stranded (2010 version)
2. Here With Me (2010 version)
3. Damaged (Redemption Extended Version)
4. God Shaped Hole (2010 version)
5. Real
6. I Can’t Do This
7. Cut
8. Better
9. Blush
10. In My Arms (Radio Edit)
11. Hang On
12. Beautiful History
Disc 2:
1. In My Arms (Bimbo Jones Radio Edit)
2. Cut (Bronleewe & Bose Radio Edit)
3. Hang On (Digital Dog Radio Edit)
4. Always (jRyann Radio Edit)
5. In My Arms (Bronleewee & Bose Extended Mix)
6. Cut (Digital Dog Extended Mix)
7. Hang On (Dave Audé Extended Mix)
8. Always (Bimbo Jones Extended Mix)

Below is the album artwork and tracklisting for Gwen Stacy‘s upcoming October 20th, 2009 release, entitled A Dialogue.
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1. The First Words
2. Profit Motive
3. A Dialogue
4. Creation and How I See It
5. Words of the New Prophet
6. Devil Devil
7. Addictionary
8. Braveheart
9. A Middle Ground
10. The Making Of
11. The Sound of Letting Go

Below is the album artwork and tracklisting from the long awaited sophomore release from hard rock band Flyleaf, entitled Memento Mori, which will hit stores October 27th, 2009.
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1. Again
2. Beautiful Bride
3. Arise
4. Bittersweet
5. Break Your Knees
6. Chasm
7. Circle
8. Have We Lost
9. Missing
10. Set Apart This Dream

New Releases For Sept.22nd, 2009

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Christ Is Come
Big Daddy Weave
Fervent Records
Worship/Christmas
Buy NOW:
Amazon
iTunes

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Now Is Not Forever
B.Reith
Gotee Records
Hip-Hop/Rock
Buy NOW:
Amazon
iTunes

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Introducing Brenton Brown EP
Brenton Brown
Kingsway Records
Contemporary/Praise & Worship
Buy NOW:
Amazon

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Church Music
David Crowder Band
SixSteps Records
Progressive Worship
Buy NOW:
Amazon
iTunes

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The Reason
Diamond Rio
Word Records
Contemporary Country
Buy NOW:
Amazon
iTunes

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Love Unstoppable
Fred Hammond

Verity Records
Gospel
Buy NOW:
Amazon

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Live Life Loud
Hawk Nelson
BEC Recordings
Pop Punk
Buy NOW:
Amazon
iTunes

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About Business
Humble Tip
Strictly 4 Jesus
Hip-Hop
Buy NOW:
Amazon
iTunes

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presents…
I’m OK You’re OK
Dream Records
Pop Rock
Buy NOW:
Amazon
iTunes

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Live From My Church
Jared Anderson

Integrity Music
Contemporary/ Praise & Worship
Buy NOW:
Amazon
iTunes

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Jaymes Reunion EP
Jaymes Reunion
BEC Recordings
Pop Rock
Buy NOW:
Amazon
iTunes

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KiKi’s Mixtape
Kierra Sheard
EMI Gospel
R&B/Gospel
Buy NOW:
Amazon
iTunes

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Five Two Television
KJ-52
BEC Recordings
Hip-Hop
Buy NOW:
Amazon
iTunes

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Beloved
Lara Landon
Whiplash Records
Pop
Buy NOW:
Amazon
iTunes

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(M)orning
Mae
Cell Records
Atmospheric Rock
Buy NOW:
Amazon
iTunes

matt-maher-alive-again1
Alive Again
Matt Maher
Essential Records
Contemporary
Buy NOW:
Amazon
iTunes

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October Hill
Michael Larson
Word Records
Praise & Worship/Contemporary
Buy NOW:
Amazon
iTunes

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Friends Enemies Apples Apples
Mr.J Medeiros
De Medeiros
Hip Hop

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Taking It Back
Nicole Faithful Franklin
Thank You Entertainment
Hip Hop/Gospel
Buy NOW:
Amazon
iTunes

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Confessions
Pillar
Provident Music Group
Hard Rock
Buy NOW:
Amazon
iTunes

Sacred Road
Sacred Road
Sacred Road

Indie Extreme
Pop Rock
Buy NOW:
Amazon
iTunes

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Everything Is Different Now
Stellar Kart

Independent
Pop Rock

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Breaking The Silence EP
The Letter Black
Tooth & Nail Records
Hard Rock
Buy NOW:
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iTunes

Christian Music News August 4th, 2009

  • Below is the album artwork and tracklisting for Advent‘s second Solid State Records releases, entitled Naked and Cold, which will be out September8th, 2009.
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    1. Nothing
    2. Overcome
    3. Naked and Cold
    4. Fatherless
    5. Pack of Fools
    6. Revival
    7. Crown of Thorns
    8. Golgotha
    9. Pierced With Grief
    10. With Anger
    11. Out of Line
    12. Blackness of Day

  • An interview with Paul Meany of Mutemath made its way online this week over at offbeat.com. Read Mutemath interview.
  • Brady Murphy, former guitarist/singer for the now inactive metalcore band Nodes Of Ranvier, suffered a near fatal acciedent that cost him both of his arms recently. Read article on Brad Murphy of Nodes Of Ranvier.
  • Below is the cover art and tracklisting for Hawk Nelson‘s upcoming CD, entitled Live Life Loud, which become available September 22nd, 2009.
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    1. Live Life Loud
    2. Never Enough
    3. Eggshells
    4. Meaning Of Life
    5. Alive
    6. Ode To Lord Stanley
    7. Long Ago
    8. The Job
    9. Shaken
    10. Lest We Forget
    11. Tis So Sweet
    12. The Final Toast

  • Below is the new video from hip-hop artist Humble Tip for the song “Body Of Death”.
  • Thrice will be opening up for Brand New on the dates below. Tickets are already on sale for many of the shows. This is going to be awesome:
  • October 25th Lubbock, TX – Lonestar Amphitheater
    October 27th Austin, TX – Stubb’s BBQ
    October 29th Tulsa, OK – Cain’s Ballroom
    October 30th Dallas, TX – The Palladium Ballroom
    October 31st Houston, TX – Verizon Wireless Theater
    November 04th Lake Buena Vista, FL -House of Blues
    November 05th Tampa, FL – The Ritz
    November 07th North Myrtle Beach, SC – House of Blues
    November 09th Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore Charlotte
    November 10th Richmond, VA – The National
    November 11th Baltimore, MD – Sonar
    November 13th Norfolk, VA – The NorVa
    November 14th Philadelphia, PA – Electric Factory

  • Norma Jean are back home and are already working on new material to follow up 2008′s The Anti Mother.
  • Pennsylvania hardcore band Debtor has signed with Blood & Ink Records. Congrats to all involved…
  • Below is the cover art and tracklisting for Ruth‘s upcoming The Covers EP, which will be available August 25, 2009.
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    1. Everyday (Buddy Holly)
    2. Dream (Everly Brothers)
    3. I’m The One Who Wants To Be With You (Mr. Big)
    4. Give Me One Reason (Tracy Chapman)
    5. Fix You (Coldplay)

  • Switchfoot‘s upcoming album Hello Hurricane‘s release date has been pushed back in to “some time in November”. Just a little longer….
  • An interview with Chris of Tooth & Nail indie rock band Surrogate was posted over at Indie Vision Music this week.  Read Surrogate interview.
  • Experimental art-core band Life On Repeat has signed with Equal Vision Records. Sweet…..
  • Below is the album artwork and tracklisting for Bethany Dillon‘s upcoming album, Stop & Listen, which will hit stores September 8th, 2009.
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    1. Everyone To Know
    2. Get Up And Walk
    3. Stop & Listen
    4. I Am Yours
    5. Deliver Me
    6. Say Your Name
    7. So Close
    8. In The Beginning
    9. Reach Out
    10. The Way I Come To You
    11. Everyone To Know [Acoustic]

  • Sara Watkins (ex Nickle Creek) recently recorded a live performance with Woodsongs Old Time Radio, which has been made available for your listening pleasure by clicking on the link to the right. Listen to Sara Watkins.
  • Producer/electronic duo Shiloh gave an interview to 365Mag International last week concerning rumors of their demise. Read Shiloh interview.
  • Below is the new video for Jonzetta‘s latest single, “Busy Body”.  I hope you dig it because apparently this might be one of their last videos as there are rumors of a break-up in the near future.
  • Progressive rock band Leone was named “Blarer Of The Month” by Blaremagazine.com.  View Leone profile on Blaremagazine.com.
  • Metal band Before Their Eyes are now writing/recording tracks for a new album, due out some time in late 2009.
  • Below is the album art work and track listing for Silverline‘s upcoming EP, entitled Start To Believe, which will be available August 25th, 2009.
  • silverline-start-to-believe-ep
    1. Get It Right
    2. Start Yo Believe
    3. Wake The Nations
    4. Stop Me Now
    5. All Consuming Love
    6. One Step Back
    7. Wake The Nations [Acoustic]

  • Singer/songwriter Orion Walsh was featured in an article in The Lincoln Journal Star. Read Orion Walsh article.
  • Veronica from our friends in White Collar Sideshow posted a massive up date on their recent and future travels, including Cornerstone, IchThus, and filming for Daystar TV (which was yesterday, T said things went well).  If their was ever a band you might consider donating a few bucks to, maybe think about these guys, they are truely some sold out people for Christ. Read White Collar Sideshow update.
  • Below is a video interview with hip-hop artist Lecrae in which he talks about his latest release, his latest tour and much more…
  • MXPX will be featured in September’s issue of AP Magazine, and a screen shot of the article was posted on the band’s website.  View MXPX in AP Magazine.
  • The Appleyard now has a new vocalist and is working on new material, so get ready.
  • Below is the album artwork and tracklisting for The Letter Black‘s upcoming EP, entitled Breaking The Silence, which will hit the market  on September 22nd, 2009.
  • the-letter-black-breaking-the-silence
    1. Moving On
    2. Hanging On By A Thread
    3. Best Of Me
    4. Collapse
    5. Away From Me
    6. Perfect
    7. Best Of Me [Acoustic]

  • Winston Audio will be featured on the cover of Southeast Performer Magazine this month. View Winston Audio magazine cover.
  • Pop rock band Sent By Ravens have signed on with Tooth & Nail Records. The band has been working with Aaron Sprinkle on new material, and a release date will be made public soon.
  • Below is the new video from power-pop band Eleventyseven with their song “Evil Genius”.
  • Below is the album artwork and tracklisting for David Crowder Band‘s September 22nd, 2009 release, Church Music.
  • david-crowder-band-church-music
    1. Phos Hilaron [Hail Gladdening Light!]
    2. Alleluia, Sing
    3. The Nearness
    4. Shadows
    5. Eastern Hymn
    6. SMS (Shine)
    7. The Veil
    8. We Are Loved
    9. All Around Me
    10. How He Loves
    11. Can I Lie Here
    12. Birmingham (We Are Safe)
    13. Church Music – Dance[!]
    14. What A Miracle
    15. Oh, Happiness
    16. God Almighty, None Compares
    17. In The End [O Resplendent Light!]

  • It seems that despite reporting the opposite earlier in the year, Michael Tait will actually be laying down some vocal parts with his touring band, newsboys. Specifically, the band will re-record the song “Glorious” with Tait‘s voice instead of long time front man Peter Furler.
  • Below is the album artwork and tracklisting for KJ-52‘s upcoming CD, Five-Two Television, which will drop September 22nd, 2009.
  • kj52-five-two-television
    1. Five-Two Television
    2. Adventures of Tweezyman
    3. End of My Rope
    4. The Chris Carlino Story: Day One [Interlude]
    5. Headline News at 5 (co-starring Theory Hazit)
    6. He Did That
    7. Let’s Go (co-starring Trevor McNevan of Thousand Foot Krutch)
    8. The Chris Carlino Story: Week Two [Interlude]
    9. Are You Online?
    10. Calling You (co-starring J.R.)
    11. Headline News at 11 (co-starring Braille)
    12. Picture
    13. Shake It Off
    14. Gonna Be Alright
    15. Help Me Change (co-starring Rob Beckley of Pillar)
    16. Swagged Out With Tags Out (co-starring Da’ T.R.U.T.H.)
    17. The Chris Carlino Story: Week Four [Interlude]
    18. Fuego (co-starring Funky)
    19. Tweezy Dance
    20. Let it Go
    21. Firestarter (co-starring Manwell & Bianca Reyes of Group 1 Crew)
    22. Broken People
    23. The Chris Carlino Story: Week Five [Interlude]
    24. Dear God

  • Below is the artwork for the first of many single song releases from metal outfit Becoming The Archetype, entitled Necrotizing Fasciitis. Guitarist Seth also did a baseball themed interview with Noisecreep. Read Becoming The Archetype interview.
  • becoming-the-archetype-necrotizing-fasciitis

  • Below is the album artwork and tracklisting for blessthefall‘s new album, entitled Witness, which will be available October 8th, 2009.
  • blessthefall-witness
    1.2.0
    2.What’s Left Of Me
    3.To Hell And Back
    4.God Wears Gucci
    5.Hey Baby, Here’s That Song You Wanted
    6.Witness
    7.Last Ones Left
    8.Five Ninety
    9.We’ll Sleep When We’re Dead
    10.Skinwalkers
    11.You Deserve Nothing and I Hope You Get Less
    12.Stay Still

  • Below is the album artwork and tracklisting for The Elms upcoming Sepetember 15th, 2009 release, entitled The Great American Midrange.
  • the-elms-the-great-american-midrange
    1. STRUT
    2. UNLESS GOD APPEARS FIRST
    3. COUNTY FAIR
    4. THE WILDEST HEART
    5. LONG GONE
    6. THE SHAKE
    7. THE GOOD GUYS
    8. THE LITTLE WAYS
    9. BACK TO INDIANA
    10. THIS IS HOW THE WORLD WILL END
    11. THUNDERHEAD
    12. A PLACE IN THE SUN

    Free MP3 Download:Tooth & Nail Fuel Sampler 09

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    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

    New Releases 6/16/09

    This is a good week for Pop fans.  A few good additions are being released this week, but unfortunately, two of our four CDs are NOT available on Amazon, so you will have to wait till tomorrow for a place to buy them. I will have the iTunes links as soon as they are available.  Now get out there and support this scene.

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    The Best Night Of Our Lives
    Everyday Sunday

    InPop Records
    Pop/Rock
    Buy NOW:
    Amazon

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    Lines, Vines, And Trying Times
    Jonas Brothers

    Hollywood Records
    Pop
    Buy NOW:
    Amazon

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    Summer EP (iTunes only)
    Hawk Nelson

    BEC Recordings
    Pop/Rock

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    Son Of A King
    Viktory
    Viktorious Music Group
    Hip-hop

    Red Letter Rock Fest 2009: Day Two Wrap-up

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    Well, I started to write this post at about Midnight last night (Saturday), but I was watching my team fall asleep as they were editing the pictures from the fest so we decided to call it a night and get up in the morning to have this for you.

    Day two of Red Letter Rock Fest 2009 was a full day of music. We had a lot more to do, and a lot of stuff to cover in a very short amount of time. Like I mentioned before, we had all access passes, so we were able to walk around where ever we liked, and it made the experience very rich. Everybody needs to understand that putting the festivals on is not easy work, there are hundreds of people that make it happen minute to minute. If you are reading this and you know Reid or Cody, give them a hug next time you see them, because they need it after this weekend..

    Anyway, on to the music. The day started off with new comers Stars Go Dim. Well, I say new comers, but the band features members of both Pillar and rapcore band Justified. They don’t really recreate the sound of their former bands though, and instead go for the alternative/emotional sound captured by band like Matchbox 20 and Third Eye Blind. If you are into those bands, then you may really dig Stars Go Dim, and they seemed to get a pretty good response despite being brand new to the fest.

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    Stars Go Dim At Red Letter Rock Fest 2009

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    The White Collar Sideshow took the stage next, and oh man, I dont think anybody knew what to expect. The White Collar Sideshow isnt a band as much as a production, a show that is meant to express the visions of ring leader T Benten. They play saw blades, wear masks, and in general really push the boundaries of any audiences imagination. We did an interview with these guys, so Im not going to say much more about them (the pictures speak for themselves), but I do want to say that this crew are some of the nicest, coolest, most sold out for God people that I have met in a long time. You will be reading a lot about these guys in days to come.

    White Collar Sideshow at Red Letter Rock Fest 2009

    White Collar Sideshow at Red Letter Rock Fest 2009

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    White Collar Sideshow at Red Letter Rock Fest 2009

    Next up was Tooth & Nail pop/goth punks Children 18:3 These guys were awesome! These guys were one hundred percent the entire time they were on stage, they never stopped moving! Their music was fast and loud, but still very happy and carefree. The crowd loved them, and they made a new fan out of me.

    Children 18:3 at Red Letter Rock Fest 2009

    Children 18:3 at Red Letter Rock Fest 2009

    Children 18:3 at Red Letter Rock Fest 2009

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    Stage two lit up as the guitars rang out from Children 18:3, and revealed the festivals mystery performer, who ended up being hip-hop main man KJ-52. I love KJ, and I have been listening to him for a long time. The crowd really loved him, but I was a little frustrated that this extremely talent emcee didn’t seem to really play a song, but instead played beat after beat to get the crowd moving. Im not hatin’, just wanted to hear “The Hard Way”, call me sentimental.

    KJ-52 at Red Letter Rock Fest 2009

    KJ-52 at Red Letter Rock Fest 2009

    Decyfer Down destroyed the speakers with their high octane hard rock for the next thirty minutes. I have never seen these guys before, but I understand why I hear about their show so often. Eve though this style of heavy music isn’t my cup of tea, I tip my hat to the band for knowing their audience, and keeping the energy high from moment one.

    Decyfer Down at Red Letter Rock Fest 2009

    Decyfer Down at Red Letter Rock Fest 2009

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    Decyfer Down at Red Letter Rock Fest 2009

    The show I was looking forward to the most was Maylene And The Sons Of Disaster, and they did not disappoint. Heavy, southern, and a whole lot of fun! One of the funnier moments was when virtually every member of the band would walk down into the crowd and just casually walk around, still playing their instrument. Their bassist was down on the floor for almost two songs!

    Maylene And The Sons Of Disaster at Red Letter Rock Fest 2009

    Maylene And The Sons Of Disaster at Red Letter Rock Fest 2009

    Maylene And The Sons Of Disaster at Red Letter Rock Fest 2009

    Maylene And The Sons Of Disaster at Red Letter Rock Fest 2009

    Maylene And The Sons Of Disaster at Red Letter Rock Fest 2009

    Haste The Day brought the mosh, as they were the most hardcore band on the line-up. Their real talent lies in their ability to blend soaring ,melodies with brutal breakdowns, and that dichotomy was not lost on their live show. The down-to-the-floor back bends from one of their guitarists was defiantly a sight to see as well (luckily we got pictures right).

    Haste The Day at Red Letter Rock Fest 2009

    Haste The Day at Red Letter Rock Fest 2009

    Haste The Day at Red Letter Rock Fest 2009

    Next up was Superchick. They have been around for ever, and they worked the stage like pros. I haven’t seen these guys in about 6 years, and they haven’t lost a step. I was also surprised that this younger crowd seemed to know almost ever word of this band’s songs. But then again, that is the power of Superchick!

    Superchick at Red Letter Rock Fest 2009

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    Superchick at Red Letter Rock Fest 2009

    Superchick at Red Letter Rock Fest 2009

    Hard rock band RED hit the stage like a freight train. They were flawless, the vocalist’s voice was out of this world. In all reality, this band has had the most cross over success out of all the bands on the show, and after seeing a few songs, I understand why they are able to hit the road with bands like Staind and Seether, and hold their own. RED will be around for a long time…

    Red at Red Letter Rock Fest 2009

    Red at Red Letter Rock Fest 2009

    Red at Red Letter Rock Fest 2009

    Red at Red Letter Rock Fest 2009

    At the end of RED, we snuck out to do one of our interviews, which ran pretty long, so I am sad to say that we missed the majority of  The Glorious Unseen‘s progressive take on Praise & Worship. They blend a lot of more modern elements into their worship music, and it was really refreshing, even if it was just for a few minutes, to close my eyes and hear 800 kids sings praises at the top of their lungs.
    Directly after, Kevin Kirkland spoke to the crowd and shared God’s word. Giving a nice break in the music, and reminding us why we were all there to begin with.

    Fan favorite Hawk Nelson hit the stage around around 7:30 with their fun blend of pop-rock. Despite their size (they are kind of little dudes, and after seeing the six man team of Maylene, four guys just didnt seem to fill up the stage), Hawk Nelson had the crowd’s heart from note one. massive sing-alongs, big guitars, and lots of fun ensued. Good job guys.

    Hawk Nelson at Red Letter Rock Fest 2009

    Hawk Nelson at Red Letter Rock Fest 2009

    Hawk Nelson at Red Letter Rock Fest 2009

    Headliner Skillet wore their experience on their sleeves, and rolled in with pyrotechnics, hydrological lifts, and a amazing girl drummer. They mixed up the song list well, playing songs from virtually every record, along with a brand new song called “Monster”. Great light show, great stage performance, and Skillet left the crowd exhausted but happy.

    Skillet at Red Letter Rock Fest 2009

    Skillet at Red Letter Rock Fest 2009

    Skillet at Red Letter Rock Fest 2009

    Skillet at Red Letter Rock Fest 2009

    Skillet at Red Letter Rock Fest 2009

    If you are reading us for the first time because you either met us at the festival or took a sticker, you will agree that Red Letter Rock Fest was a lot of fun. As far as I am aware, nobody got hurt, and every performance was something that people will remeber all year. I say all because, of course, everybody read this should go to Red Letter Rock Fest next year. You wont regret it, in fact it may spoil you. All the other summer festivals may just not seem the same….

    Christian Music News 5/28/09

    We As Human are in the studio right now, and they (like most bands nowadays) have been keeping up with their progress with video blogs. Here is the latest:

    Never to be outdone, Gwen Stacy also has a new studio video, get out the popcorn:

    Deathcore band Earth From Above have parted ways with a few of their key members. Read Earth From Above announcement.

    Goth/Industrial mainstays Coriolis have signed with Youngside Records. Read Coriolis announcement (via IVM).

    A brief update from Hawk Nelson made its way onto Indie Vision Music yesterday. If you are a fan, read it. Read Hawk Nelson update.

    PM Today have signed with Rise Records. Read/watch PM Today announcement.

    Jesusfreakhideout.com has a new interview with Project 86. Andrew always has some interesting stuff to say…Read Project 86 interview.

    Exit The Ordinary will have a bunch of their songs on various MTV, VH1, and many other network’s shows. Congrats guys.

    Hip-hop group Scribbling Idiots have a new video for their song “Almost Famous”. Watch it now:

    Apparently Derek Webb is going underground for a while due to some controversy over his latest album. He issued a letter to his fan email list this last weekend, saying:

    friends-
    i haven’t sent many personal emails to this email list but we’re in a situation that has gotten a little out of control and it’s time to fill you in. as some of you may know, i’ve been working for months on my new record, ’stockholm syndrome’, which i’ve recently finished and turned in to the record label. they’ve been very supportive over the years, but this time we didn’t get the response we expected. it seems i’ve finally found the line beyond which my label can support me, and apparently i’ve crossed it.

    i consider this my most important record and am adamant about all of you hearing it. we had originally hoped to have ’stockholm syndrome’ out this month (next week even), but at this point we’re not sure when the record will come out and in what form. the majority of the controversy is surrounding one song, which i consider to be among the most important songs on the record. so we’ve decided it’s an appropriate time to break the rules.

    but because of various legal/publishing issues we’re having to be rather careful with how we do what we’re going to do next. that’s really all i can say for now and i’ve probably said too much.

    we have a plan and we’re moving ahead, but we’re not sure what kind of trouble we might be getting into. we’ll let you know as soon as we know our next move-
    derek

    Free Album Download: Jonathan Steingard- Atlantis EP

    Jonathan Steingard is better known as the guitarist for rock band Hawk Nelson.  He is hard at work on his new solo album right now, and decided to put a 3-song EP togeather to hold people over until then.  Its kick back mellow stuff with a lot of substance. Click the link below, save the ZIP file, extract the files, and you have a new CD… for free!!!

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