Music Video: KJ-52 – They Like Me (feat. Lecrae)

In the video for “They Like Me”, KJ-52 and Lecrae really want you to understand that no matter where you are from or what you look like, we are all children of God and therefor dont need to see each other as “different”. Sounds good to me….

New Releases For April 3rd, 2012


Into The Glorious
Christy Nockels

sixsteps Records
Pop/Contemporary
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Open Your Doors
Jenny & Tyler

Independent
Folk
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Dangerous
KJ-52

BEC Recordings
Hip-Hop
Buy: Amazon


Plans Within Plans
MXPX

Red General
Punk
Buy: Amazon


The Fourth Wall
The Vespers

Black Suit Records
Indie-Pop/Bluegrass
Buy: Amazon MP3


Love On The Outside E.P.
Willet

Independent
Pop Rock
Buy: Amazon MP3

Free Download:Heath McNease-The Nintendo Thumb Mixtape

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Our boy Heath McNease is back with his nerdiest music yet! And that is saying alot!

A freakin ridiculous mixtape using Nintendo samples, pop culture references, a shoestring budget, anabolic steroids, and a lot of love

Its an entire album of Heath McNease rapping over beats with Nintendo video game samples, featuring ForBeatsSake, Davey Rockit, Playdough, Manchild (of Mars Ill/Deepspace5), Red Cloud, Okwerdz, Cas Metah, KJ 52, Sivion, and Fab Da Eclectic. Its all tongue and cheek and so much fun!

My real question is why you are still reading this and you haven’t already started downloading this yet? Enjoy!

Download Straight Outta Console: The Nintendo Thumb Mixtape by Heath McNease

Christian Music News Oct.13th,2009

Headlines

The new Living Sacrifice album, The Infinite Order, has been pushed back to a January, 2010 release date.

Nevertheless, after being together for several years, breaking up, deciding not to break up, have now announced that they are indeed, broken up.

An interview with HM Mag and I Am Terrified made its way onto the web this week. Read I Am Terrified interview.

The Coliseum has called it quits…

Canopy Red has signed with Creative Soul Records.

Greeley Estates has signed with Tragic Hero Records.

So, Brandon from Indie Vision Music has launched a new website called Old School Tribute, and it is a site completely devoted to all the great bands that have come and gone. We don’t talk alot about artists that are no longer active on THIS website, so maybe go check out OST to educate yourself on how the Christian underground got here….

Mark Nicks, aka Cool Hand Luke, has finally given a brief update on the current goings ons with CHL. Read Cool Hand Luke updates.

Both Seventh Day Slumber, Greeley Estates, High Valley, and Staple are preparing new music for YOU!!!

Videos

Below is the video for KJ-52‘s latest single, “He Did That”

Below is the latest video from Sleeping At Last with their new song “Green Screens”

Free MP3 Album Download:The B.Reith EP

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So I feel kind of bad for giving you a free download this week that you could only get for two days, so here is my compromise.  B.Reith is….well, B.Reith is kind a weird.  Don’t let that picture fool you, this dude is hip-hop.  Obviously not gangsta or anything, think more party rap in the vain of KJ-52 and tobyMac.  In fact tobyMac has taken this guy under his wing the last few years, and B.Reith just released a new album through Gotee earlier this week.

As far as I can tell, these tracks are pretty recent, so they will go perfectly with your recent copy of Now Is Not Forever.  This EP is a really good way to meet a new up and coming superstar…

For fans of: KJ-52, tobyMac

Now, this is AmazonMP3, so you have to download this little MP3 program from them, but dont worry, it is free, easy to use, and you can convert  the tracks over your iTunes or Zune (uck) jukeboxes with no problems.

Download The B.Reith EP

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:
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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

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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
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iTunes

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Confessions
Pillar
Provident Music Group
Hard Rock
Buy NOW:
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iTunes

Sacred Road
Sacred Road
Sacred Road

Indie Extreme
Pop Rock
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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
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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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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  • Below is the album artwork and tracklisting for blessthefall‘s new album, entitled Witness, which will be available October 8th, 2009.
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    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.
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    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

    The One21 Interviews Red Letter Rock Fest

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    In early June, The (ONE)21 will be headed up to Snyder, TX to cover Red Letter Rock Festival 2009.  We were very fortunate to get to have a behind the scenes look at this awesome two day event that is kicking off  the summer Christian music festival season. Despite it’s size, Red Letter Fest is packing quite a line-up, filling every minute they have with great music, interesting talks, and overall fun.

    We got a chance to ask festival director Reid Johnson a few questions about the history of this event and what things are going to be like this year.  If you are anywhere near Texas in early June, you may want to see what he has to say.

    The(ONE)21 Music: Obvious question first ,what is Red Letter Rock Fest ?

    Reid Johnson: Red Letter Rock Fest is an annual Christian music festival held the first weekend in June. We aim to book an eclectic mix of artists from the genres of rock, adult contemporary, metal, and even hip hop. Our theory is, “You may not like every band, but you’re going to LOVE some bands.” The event is indoors at The Coliseum in Snyder, Texas. Snyder is in West Texas, located approximately 1.5 hours from Abilene, Lubbock, Midland, Odessa, and San Angelo. Snyder is also approximately 4 hours from Dallas/Fort Worth, Austin, and San Antonio. This year’s event is June 5-6, tickets are $30 in advance and $40 at the door; they may be purchased online at www.itickets.com/RedLetterRock.

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    (ONE)21: How did Red Letter Rock Fest get started?

    Reid: Red Letter Rock Fest birthed from a radio show my business partner and I started in 2003: Red Letter Rock 20. Red Letter Rock 20 was an internationally-syndicated Christian rock countdown that was broadcast weekly on 63 stations all across North America and New Zealand. During each show, we would interview in-studio artists, and over the course of time, we built really strong relationships with many of them. In June 2006, we decided to take our radio show to the main stage with the first annual festival, inviting many of our new friends to perform: Skillet, Pillar, RED, Seventh Day Slumber, KJ-52, etc. Every year the festival has gotten bigger by both number of bands and number of attendees.

    (ONE)21: Does the name mean anything?

    Reid: Most translations of the Bible use red letters to identify when the Lord is speaking. We hope that through Red Letter Rock Fest, the Lord will speak to its attendees.

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    Superchick

    (ONE)21: Who is playing Red Letter Rock Fest this year?

    Reid: Performing artists include Skillet, Family Force 5, Audio Adrenaline Talks, Hawk Nelson, RED, Superchick, Disciple, Norma Jean, Haste The Day, Maylene And The Sons Of Disaster, Spoken, Decyfer Down, Children 18:3, The Glorious Unseen, Stars Go Dim, White Collar Sideshow, and a special mystery artist. Previous mystery artists were Pillar and The Wedding.

    Maylene & The Sons Of Disaster

    Maylene & The Sons Of Disaster

    (ONE)21: What other bands have played there in the past?

    Reid: We have had the following artists perform in 2006-2008: Jeremy Camp, Skillet, BarlowGirl, Thousand Foot Krutch, Demon Hunter, Living Sacrifice, Kutless, Pillar, MXPX, Project 86, RED, Disciple, Sanctus Real, The Afters, KJ-52, Falling Up, Day Of Fire, Kids In The Way, Spoken, Seventh Day Slumber, TAIT, Salvador, By The Tree, Decyfer Down, Fireflight, The Wedding, Ruth, Wavorly, and many more.

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    Kids In The Way

    (ONE)21: What is your favorite performance at Red Letter Rock Fest since you have been organizing it?

    Reid: Kids In The Way put on an amazing show, and at the time, we had no idea it would be the last of their career. I wish I would’ve known that ahead of time and we would promoted it to their fanbase so much more than we did. I also think Skillet is the best live show in the country, no matter the genre. They are the only band that has played all four years of Red Letter Rock Fest.

    Skillet doing their thing

    Skillet

    (ONE)21: Is there anything different about this year’s Fest?

    Reid: This year’s event is two days (June 5-6), whereas previous years have been one day. Because of the increase in days, we have also increased the number of performing acts.

    (ONE)21: What is the purpose of Red Letter Fest?

    Reid: Originally, I wanted to do something positive for the kids, the community of Snyder, and the Kingdom of God. I wanted to see lives eternally changed by the message within the music. Since then, my purpose has changed slightly; my hope is that if God the Father peered across this planet on June 5-6 and asked himself, “Which place is worshipping me the loudest today?” He would say, “Snyder, Texas!”

    Last words:
    Reid: I’d like to thank One21 Magazine for their help in spreading the word, and I’d like to invite all your readers to our event. If you’re looking for great music, great food, and an encounter with our Creator, you’ll find all three at Red Letter Rock Fest.

    Here is a little promo video featuring some of bands from last year’s line-up
    RED LETTER ROCK FEST 2009 PROMO

    You can visit Red Letter Rock Fest‘s Myspace to get any other info you would need. Visit Red Letter Rock Fest Myspace

    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.