Free Download: Holding Onto Hope-Self-Titled

Holding Onto Hope Self-Titled

We have featured Holding Onto Hope‘s raw form of melodic metalcore on the site before, and after a year or so of silence, the band is back and have released a monster of an album.

Despite its display of intensity, Holding Onto Hope’s fundamental vision remains consistent on their self-titled release: expressing the love of Christ. The album’s outlook is split right down the middle. The first five songs portray a dark, desolate time in life. “It’s about being haunted by the past, not believing and not knowing God.”

There are simple not enough bands like Holding Onto Hope in the heavy scene today: bands that understand that the dark sound of the genre can be used to express struggle, and therefor be contrasted with light and redemption. If you are a fan of Life In Your Way, Oh Sleeper, or A Sequence Of Ghosts, download this album!

Download the self-titled album by Holding Onto Hope

New Releases For October 4th, 2011

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Come&Live!
Hardcore/Screamo
available for free at comeandlive.com

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Blind World
Canon

Reflection Music Group
Rap

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Beautiful Thing
Code

Go Global Entertainment
Pop Rock
Buy now: Amazon MP3

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Wildlife
La Dispute

No Sleep Records
Post-Hardcore
Buy now: Amazon

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Siberia
Lights

Last Gang Records
Electro-Pop
Buy now: Amazon

MUTEMATH-Odd Soul
Odd Soul
MUTEMATH

Teleprompt
Progressive Pop Rock
Buy now: Amazon MP3(Deluxe Version)

Phil Wickham-Response
Response
Phil Wickham

Fair Trade
Contemporary
Buy now: Amazon

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K Is For Karaoke EP Pt.2
Relient K

Mono Vs. Stereo
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K Is For Karaoke
Relient K

Mono Vs. Stereo
Rock

Robin Mark-Fly
Fly
Robin Mark

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Worship
Buy now: Amazon

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Clear As Day
Scott McCreery

Mercury Nashville/19 Recordings
Country
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The One You Need
Shane & Shane

Fair Trade
Folk/Worship
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The Garden
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Independent
Indie Rock

Free MP3 Album Download:HeBrews Compilation

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The good people at HeBrews Fort Wayne (non profit coffe shop/venue) were nice enough to alert me to a cool little sampler that they had put together. They are based out of Indiana, and they have some cool stuff to say.
The vision behind HeBrews is simple. We are here to provide a coffee house and music venue that is heavily focused on ministry. Churches often start coffee houses, only for it to close down a few years later. Our vision has always been, and will always be, to provide a place for ministry, and to bless the bands that come through our doors. So many bands have told me how difficult it is on the road, and how much they get taken advantage of. Each show we provide a home cooked meal, free coffee drinks & milkshakes, and even provide lodging for bands that need it. We have been incredibly blessed at HeBrews to have a lot of really awesome bands and singers come through our doors. I fully believe that God has His hand on our ministry, and this is evident in the fruit and the hearts and lives that have been encouraged and blessed by coming here. It is not about this place, rather a vision of ministry and living it out relationally through a building. Our heart is to raise up more venues and coffee houses with that same vision and passion for Jesus.

If you are in the area, you should hit them up, they do concerts twice a month, and based on the pictures, it seems like a really cool vibe of a place. Check out HeBrews website.

The compilation contains songs from Holding Onto Hope, So Long Forgotten, The Ember Days, Esterlyn, Darkroom and many more.  20 tracks in all!

Download HeBrews Digital Download Vol.1

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

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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

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.
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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

Free MP3 Albums Download:Summer Slam Vol.3

Special treat for you guys today. My buddies over at Indie Vision Music have put together another MONSTER of a free compilation.  This one comes in 3 parts, each with 17 tracks on them! That’s right, that would be over 50 songs for free!  Here is how it will work, click on each of the links below, save the .ZIP files to your computer, EXTRACT ALL FILES, and get ready for a long ride of free music!!

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01 – Take it Back! – New Empires *Appears courtesy of Facedown Records
02 – Sleeping Giant – Sons of Thunder *Appears courtesy of Facedown Records
03 – Everdown – WD40 *Appears courtesy of Urban Achiever
04 – Harmony – End of My Road *Appears courtesy of Ulterium Records
05 – Hands – Of the Flesh *Appears courtesy of Facedown Records
06 – Redemption – Lifeboat
07 – I Am Terrified – Falling on Everlasting *Appears courtesy of Gotee Records
08 – Impending Doom – More Than Conquerors *Appears courtesy of Facedown Records
09 – Venia (From Finland) – A Sigh of Redemption *Appears courtesy of Open Grave Records
10 – Theocracy – Laying the Demon to Rest *Appears courtesy of Ulterium Records
11 – Holding Onto Hope – Between Failure and Fraud *Appears courtesy of Come & Live
12 – Wolves Among Sleep – Red Hands Make for a Guilty Conscience *Appears courtesy of Blue Duck Records
13 – Burn the Ruin – Ruins
14 – We Set Fire – Deliverance
15 – For Today – Saul of Tarsus (The Messenger) *Appears courtesy of Facedown Records
16 – Through Solace – Change of Heart *Appears Courtesy of Strike First Records
17 – Hope in the Unseen – Before the Sky Falls
Download Part 1
Download Part 2

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01 – All Star United – Surface of the Sun
02 – The Echoing Green – Epiphany
03 – Advantage – The Miracle
04 – Ascend the Hill – Sing *Appears courtesy of Come & Live
05 – Beauti - The Great Pretenders
06 – To Tell – All I Need to Lose
07 – Ocean is Theory – A City of Water
08 – Dear Future – Can’t Wait Any Longer
09 – Rootdown – Taking Over Me
10 – Jeanna Krater – Goodbye New York
11 – The Radiance Effect – Prodigal
12 – Grave Robber – Fear No Evil
13 – Hello Madison – What You Deserve
14 – Storyline – Welcome Home
15 – TWENTYFOUR64 – We Are Taking Over
16 – Sleep for Sleepers – Thieves & Bones
17 – Cannonhands – You Fought Wars *Appears courtesy of Future Destination Records
18 – Mrenc – Yeah! (Alright!)
19 – Say You Will – Believing
20 – The Ember Days – Run to You *Appears courtesy of Come & Live
Download Part 1
Download Part 2

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01 – Thieves & Liars – Till the Walls Fall Down *Appears courtesy of Dreamt Music
02 – Abel – My Melody *Appears courtesy of Dreamt Music
03 – Ian McIntosh – Come Away *Appears courtesy of Come & Live
04 – So Long Forgotten – Hills Humbled, Mountains Made Low *Appears courtesy of Come & Live
05 – The Vanity Plan – Declare
06 – Hand Drawn Mountains – Oil and Water
07 – Great Awakening – New Life *Appears courtesy of Come & Live
08 – Delay Trees – About Brothers
09 – ApathyEdge – Wake Up Restart
10 – Facing Binary – Anomia
11 – Life of Branches – Every Day You Are
12 – Red Letter Band – Aint Ever Getting Me Down
13 – Paralysed Force – Save (Twilight Remix)
14 – Sinai Vessel – Listening
15 – The Skeleton at the Feast – I Hope Your Heart Attacks
16 – Surrendered – Where is the Love
17 – Awake Awake – Sight (Live Acoustic)
18 – Orphan Project – Head On Your Platter *Appears courtesy of Open Grave Records
19 – Orion Walsh – Freedom Lost or Freedom Found
Download Part 1
Download Part 2

Be sure to head over to Indie Vision Music to tell them thanks and check out all the great stuff they have going on theri site right now.

Top 5 Music Videos For June

Its that time again, we wade through the videos that debuted this month and bring you the best ones.  You may very well think our list is terrible, but then again, you arnt writing this blog, are you? Enjoy:

5. Dominic Balli-Warrior

Reggae and I have a uneasy history. I tend to like it in small doses, but Dominic Balli‘s release Public Announcement brings out the qualities of the genre that I love, without the elements I don’t. This is such a well done video, and despite some of the heavier subjects dealt within, the video is just so stinkin’ happy.


buy this song on Dominic Balli - Public Announcement - Warrior

4.Flynn Adam-Adios

I dont know Flynn Adam. I mean, I have met him, and we did an interview, but I dont KNOW him. However, in my short time with him, I can safely say that the best part about the video for “Adios” is that it is SOOOO Flynn. I mean from the retro look to the laid back atmosphere, Flynn most melodic single I have ever seen him do just seems so natural.


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3.Son Lux-Wither

This is an ultra artsy video, but if you have ever listened to Son Lux‘s trippy progressive electronic music, you know it works. This video very much reminds me of the older Nine Inch Nails stuff, which, lets be honest, were some of the most visual stunning videos ever created. This comes close, so it is our #3.


buy this song on Son Lux - At War With Walls and Mazes - Wither

2. mewithoutYou- The Fox, The Crow, The Cookie

So you may notice that there is no video for our #2. That’s because for some stupid reason, the video is ONLY available on Entertainment Weekly’s website. Does that not seem strange to anybody else? The sad part is that its such a cool video. The band performs a stage show that go along with the fable told in the song. I have watched it like 8 times, its that cool. To bad I cant show it to you..

1.Holding Onto Hope-We Are The Beacons

This video is simply gorgeous. It perfectly captures and exemplifies the essence and message of this heartfelt and passionate song. Even if you don’t like heavier music, watch the video. It gave me chills the first, second, and third time I watched it. This is one of those videos that can change people. Great work Mr.Lawler (the director) this is a masterpiece.

buy this song on Holding Onto Hope - Of the Sea - We Are the Beacons

Christian Music News 6/23/09

ANNOUNCEMENT: For the next few weeks, we will be not being posting a whole lot of new stuff. I will try and keep you up to date with the news, and get some free downloads up, but beyond that we are going on a bit of a blog hiatus. The reason is that we are killing ourselves to launch the all new The(ONE)21 Music website, including the biggest and most comprehensive source for Christian music artists on the web. We pray that you are patient with us and understand. Good things are coming…here are your headlines:

Brightwood has a video for their song “Swan Song”. Watch it below:

Rock/progressive rock band Abel have signed to Dreamt Music/Facedown Records. Read Abel announcement.

Holding Onto Hope have a video for their song “We Are The Beacons”. Watch it below:

mewithoutYou also has a new video for their song “The Fox, The Crow, The Cookie”. Watch it quick, because it will most likely get taken down:

So barely a month after their new album, Birtheater, was released, Oceana have decided to break up. Im sure their record label is SO excited.

Gwen Stacy posted a informative “20 Questions” interview on their Myspace. If you would like a quick rundown on this band, read the Gwen Stacy questionnaire .

A new video from Jars Of Clay for their song “Two Hands” can be viewed below:

Brian Lee & His Orchestra‘s new CD has been pushed back to a July 18th release date. It’ll be worth it!