Christian Music News 6/11/09

I haven’t got a lot for you today, and I am sorry. We are furiously working on the database, and I am sending emails for the new Voices Of The Underground. Exciting stuff, just very time consuming. I hope you like that I have been embedding the videos instead of giving links, I think it is more convenient for you, and maybe will help you give some music a try you might not have before. Anyway, here are you headlines:

Moshcore heavy hitters Braveheart issued an update concerning the future of the band and their non-touring, non-physical CD ways. Read Braveheart update.

Solo artist Caleb Rowden has a BIG announcement for his fans. So BIG, he put it in a video:

Hip-hop artist Fedel has a new video for his song “Walk Like Im Changed”:

“Walk Like Im Changed” by Fedel

The album artwork and tracklisting for Oh, Sleeper‘s new Cd have hit the web. View Oh Sleeper’s new album.

Far-Less are now really wanting to go on hiatus/break-up. Read Far-Less update.

Christain Music News 6/03/09

Only a few more days until our coverage of Red Letter Rock Fest begins. If you are going to be there, come say hi, get a sticker, and hang out. If you aren’t  going to be there, then we will be more than happy to keep you up to date. As far as the site itself goes, you are starting to see some changes, but don’t get scared, I promise we are still the same guys, just new and improved…here are your headlines:

A review for Rise Records metal band Oceana‘s new CD, Birtheater (gross), was posted over at Indie Vision Music. Read Oceana review.

Hip-hop artist Tony Stone announced plans to create a completely instrumental album with the intention of the music being used in times of Bible Study. Read Tony Stone announcement.

Our boys (and girl) in Dignan have finished their upcoming new CD, Cheaters & Thieves, and will be releasing it independently on June 26th. Can’t wait…

Check out the cover for Showbread‘s upcoming CD:

showbread-the-fear-of-god-album-cover

Hip-hop artist Applejaxx has recently been forced to change the name of his upcoming album by Universal Pictures. Intrigued? Read Applejaxx article.

An interview with For Today made it’s way on to Indie Vision Music, discussing the new album, the band’s testimonies, and webcams. Read For Today interview.

Willet has a new video for their song “War & Peace”, watch it below:

Female metal/hard rock band Ilia addressed fans on the loss of their founding guitarist, writing new music, and cancelling all their tour plans for the summer. Read Ilia announcement.

Below is an interview with Peter Furler and Michael Tait concerning the recent frontman switch-up in The Newsboys:

Jimmy Needham‘s new video for the song “Firefly” can be viewed below:

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

Christian Music News 5/21/09

So, remember the girl fronted alternative band Plumb? Well they are back, and they have posted a blog updating everyone on what is going on with them. Read Plumb update.

Until June has got new video for their song “The Man Who Lost His Soul”. Watch The Man Who Lost His Soul by Until June.

Umm, in case you haven’t been reading this site or have been living under a rock lately, worship-leader Kris Allen, viewed as the underdog for most of the competition, took the American Idol crown last night.   Congrats man!

According to Tyler over at Christian Music Zine, Living Sacrifice is now recording their first new album in over 6 years. Read the Living Sacrifice announcement. Follow Living Sacrifice’s progress

AKissForJersey has disbanded. Read AKissForJersey announcement.

Sleep For the Sleepers‘ new disc, The Clearing, was reviewed over at Mixed Reviews. Read Sleep For The Sleepers review.


Weekly Christian Music News

So if you have been on the site this week, you know that Chuck and I have been hitting SXSW in Austin pretty hard this week. I hope we have been able to keep you going with all the regular stuff we do on the site along with a whole bunch of new content directed at SXSW.  Luckily for me, the news this week has been a bit slow, and thats good because I have not gotten to work on it like I normally do.  Next week will be a new week, and all of the stuff you love about us will return in full force. We have one more day (after this one) of SXSW, so pray for us that our energy stays up, and the music stays fun.

Anyway, here are your links to all the stuff going on in the Christian music scene this week. Let me know if I missed anything….

The Chariot are on tour. View The Chariot tour dates.

You can buy The Chariot‘s music on The Chariot

Everyday Sunday was involved in a pretty bad car accident. Read about Everyday Sunday’s car accident.rice

You can get Everyday Sunday‘s music on Everyday Sunday

Thrice updated their studio blog with details about their writing songs for a new album. Read Thrice update.

Thrice‘s music is available through Thrice

Indievisonmusic.com did an in depth interview with the metal band Theocarcy. Read Theocracy interview.

You can buys Theocracy’s music on Theocracy

Former Sunny Day Real Estate frontman Jeremy Enigk made a track from his upcoming album available on Pitchfork Media this week.  Listen to new Jeremy Enigk song.

You can find the rest of Jeremy Enigk‘s music on Jeremy Enigk

Randy Travis uploaded videos form his Jay Leno appearance s this week. Watch Randy Travis on Jay Leno.

Randy Travis‘s music can be purchased through Randy Travis

Hip-hop duo Cook & Uno posted their latest video blog from the studio this week. Watch Cook & Uno video blog.

The duo’s music can be found on CookBook & UNO Mas

Southern metalcore kids The Tug Fork River Band‘s latest CD was reviewed over at jtindie.com this week. Read The Tug Fork River Band CD review.

Thousand Foot Krutch side project FM Static posted a trailer for thier upcoming album, Dear Diary, this week. Watch FM Static album trailer.

You can buy FM Static’s music on FM Static

Endeavor The Sea‘s drummer, Bryce, has decided to leave the band. Read Endeavor The Sea’s update.


Stuff From All Over

So this our weekly effort to keep everyone up to date on what is going on in the Christian music world.  To be honest, it was a slow week, as I believe many of the artists are winding down for the holidays.  There isn’t much in the way of releases this week either, hence the lack of a posts in that area.  Just wait though, because as soon as the new year hits, it looks like there are going to be a ton of albums and tours to talk about. Anyway, here is what is going on this week.

Revive updated fans on the schedule for the band over the next few months.

Jonathan Jones finishes his solo record.

Since October gave a long overdue update on the near happenings for the group.

Switchfoot talk about a few things such as free music, holiday gift packs, tours on their myspace.

Addison Road‘s equipment that was stolen a few weeks ago has been recovered!

KJ-52‘s latest video devotional, Let The Past Go, hit the web this week.

Holland did an interview over at the Metal Resource ‘Zone.

Natalie Grant was one of the most played female artists on AC Christian Radio this year; a statement concerning the achievement was made this week on her myspace.

Before Their Eyes talk about a lot of new stuff this week.

Bombwork Records announced the signing of Usynlig Tumult, Bloodline Severed, Dagon, Disaffection, In Grief, A Hill To Die Upon,Deus Invictus, Monotheist,  and Penny For An Old Guy this week.

August Burns Red announced that they will be contributing their version of Britney Spears “Hit Me Baby One More Time” for the upcoming Fearless Records compilation Punk Goes Pop 2.

Prog-metal band Hands signed to Facedown Records this week and talked all about it on their myspace.

Newreleasetuesday.com posted their top 10 albums of the year. Kevin Davis’s appeared earlier this week, and Kevin McNeese’s was posted a few days ago.

Facedown Record‘s founder Jason posted an end of the year update for the label and himself this week.

blessthefall‘s new video for the song “To Hell and Back” premiered on Hurley.com today.

Phanatik talks about a new youth study, The Urban Remix Project, that he helped create on his blog this week.

Kyle from the band Stryper sent a message to his fans asking for prayer in relation to his battle with cancer.

Ambassador‘s new video for the song “Gimme Dat!” made its way online this week.

Impending Doom put a video update up concerning the recording of their new album,…..kinda.

Stuff From All Over

I am going to try to do this about once a week; post a whole mess of links to various news stories/updates from various artists in the Christian body.  It will be different every week, Im just going to try to keep you updated on all that is happening;

Metalcore monsters Gwen Stacy have posted the dates for their upcoming UK tour here

Paramore posted a bunch of info for their upcoming Final Riot! CD/DVD here

Toby Mac posted the first in a series of videoblogs dealing with his latest tour here

Doomcore headbangers Impending Doom announced their new album here

Dustin Kensrue (Thrice) has a album player up for his upcoming Christmas album here

Experimental rockers La Dispute released a new album this week, read about it here

DIG Magazine interviewed Jonzetta here

Hardcore heroes Inked In Blood broke up, they talk about it here

The Almost have posted a new song from their upcoming Christmas album here

God loves you always