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 September 27, 2011

New Releases For September 27th, 2011

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Free MP3 Download: Tooth & Nail Facebook Sampler

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So Tooth & Nail Records is at it again with a another huge sampler for you guys. If you have downloaded any of their samplers in the last few months, you will see some of the same tracks, but there are some new songs. All in all, it is a very good taste of everything the label(s) have to offer. Check out the tracklist below; then click on the link, it will take you to a Facebook page, click on the graphic and follow the instructions. ENJOY!

Poema – “2 A.M.”
Children 18:3- “Cover Your Eyes”
Fair- “Disappearing World”
The Almost- “Hands”
The Letter Black- “Hanging On By A Thread”
Ivoryline- “Instincts”
Sent By Ravens- “New Fire”
The Classic Crime- “Solar Powered Life”
Oh, Sleeper- “Son Of The Morning”
MyChildren MyBride- “Terra Firma”
Secret & Whisper- “Warrior (Southern Arrowwood)”
To Speak of Wolves – “Darkness Often Yields the Brightest Light”
Emery – “Edge of the World”
Living Sacrifice – “Rules of Engagement”
Advent – “Pack of Fools”
Gwen Stacy – “The First Words”
Demon Hunter – “Collapsing”
Mae – “In Pieces”
Write This Down – “Renegade”
Inhale Exhale – “Did You Ever Have A Touch To Lose?”
Surrogate – “Exercise Machines”
Haste The Day- “Travesty”
The Showdown- “Blood In The Gears”
Download The Tooth & Nail Records Facebook Sampler

Free Download: Tooth & Nail Summer Soundtrack

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It seems like Tooth & Nail always does this. They release a big ol sampler through another company, and then say to themselves “ya know, we should just do another one……by ourselves”.

Well thats what they have done, and this time around they have included a whole bunch of music that hasn’t even been released from all three of their departments (BEC Recordings, Tooth & Nail Records, and Solid State Records are all the same company). If you already downloaded the other sampler I put up, well good, you should have. there are a few repeat tracks on this one, but for the most part you will get a whole bunch of new music here. Enjoy!

1. Poema-”2 AM”
2. The OC Supertones- “Hallelujah”
3. Rapture Ruckus- “All Things New”*new unreleased
4. Manafest- “Avalanche”
5. Children 18:3- “Cover Your Eyes”*new unreleased
6. Fair- “Disappearing World”
7. Write This Down- “Handgrenades”
8. The Almost- “Hands”
9. The Letter Black- “Hanging On By A Thread”
10.Ivoryline- “Instincts”*new unreleased
11. Queen’s Club- “Less Talk”
12. Since October- ” Life, Scars, Apologies”*new unreleased
13. The Museum- “Never Look Away”*new unreleased
14. Sent By Ravens- “New Fire”
15. The Classic Crime- “Solar Powered Life”
16.Oh, Sleeper- “Son Of The Morning”
17. MyChildren MyBride- “Terra Firma”*new unreleased
18. Jaymes Reunion- “Trouble”
19. To Speak Of Wolves- “Trust But Verify”
20. Secret & Whisper- “Warrior (Southern Arrowwood)”

Download Tooth & Nail Records Summer Sampler

Free Download:Tooth & Nail Bamboozle 2010 Sampler

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Do I REALLY have to talk you guys into these samplers any more? I mean, every year Tooth & Nail Records (along with BEC Recordings and Solid State Records), possibility the most successful underground Christian label out there puts out a sampler of their biggest and brightest. This has already been a huge year the T&N guys, so it is no surprise that there are a lot of new faces in the tracklisting. Unlike most of these samplers, there is a little something for everyone; pop, rock, metal, hardcore, contemporary genres are represented. So here is the tracklisting:

The Almost – “Hands”
The Classic Crime – “Solar Powered Life”
Secret & Whisper – “Warrior (Southern Arrowwood)”
Queens Club – “Less Talk”
Write This Down – “Renegade”
Sent By Ravens – “New Fire”
Poema – “2 A.M.”
Fair – “Disappearing World”
To Speak of Wolves – “Darkness Often Yields the Brightest Light”
Oh Sleeper – “Son of the Morning”
Number One Gun – “Forest”
Emery – “Edge of the World”
Living Sacrifice – “Rules of Engagement”
MYCHILDREN MYBRIDE – “Faithless”
Inhale Exhale – “Did You Ever Have A Touch To Lose?”
Advent – “Pack of Fools”
Gwen Stacy – “The First Words”
Demon Hunter – “Collapsing”
Since October – “The Show”
The Letter Black – “Hanging On By A Thread”
Mae – “In Pieces”

Click on the link below, fill out some info, and tear it up!

Download the Tooth & Nail Records Bamboozle 2010 Sampler

Oh, Sleeper Posts New Music Video

Below is the latest music video from Solid State Records metalcore band Oh, Sleeper with their song “The Finisher”. The track comes from their stellar 2009 album, Son Of The Morning, and features the band doing their thing intermingled with some cool looking animations. ENJOY!!

Christian Music News Oct.6th, 2009

Headlines

Paramore‘s MTV Unplugged performance was posted over on MTV.com this last week. Watch Paramore Unplugged.

HM Magazine posted an interview with Before There Was Rosalyn. Read Before There Was Rosalyn interview.

Dreamt Music has signed on Shapes Stars Make! from Dallas, TX. Congrats guys, I think you are the first Texas band to ever sign with a Facedown imprint…

A rather extensive interview with Lights was posted over at Absolutepunk.net. Read Lights interview.

Videos

Below is the new video from The Letter Black for their song “Hanging By A Thread”

Below is the video for Oh, Sleepers song “Son Of The Morning”

Below is the video for “Lost” by Da T.R.U.T.H.

Below is the music video for The Wrecking‘s song “Sound of the Resistance”

Below is new video from Flyleaf with their new song “Again”

Below is the new music video for “Lonely Wheel” by The Almost

Album Info (more in the Release Dates page)

Below is the album artwork and tracklisting for Joy Electric‘s upcoming covers album entitled Favorites At Play, which will hit stores November 3rd, 2009.
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1. 1,2,3,4 (Feist)
2. Viva La Vida (Coldplay)
3. I Miss You (Blink 182)
4. Falling Slowly (Glen Hansard & Markéta Irglová from the film Once)
5. When You Were Young (The Killers)
6. Somewhere Only We Know (Keane)
7. It Ends Tonight (The All-American Rejects)
8. Decode (Paramore)
9. Say It Right (Nelly Furtado)

Below is the album artwork and tracklisting for Tooth & Nail newcomers Queen’s Club and their upcoming October 27th, 2009 release, Nightmarer EP
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1. Nightmarer
2. Dust
3. Family Ties
4. Greinke
5. Uh Huh
6. Nightmarer [Max Justus Remix]

Below is the album artwork and tracklisting for Eisley‘s upcoming October 13th, 2009 release, entitled The Fire Kites EP
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1. Ambulance
2. The Valley
3. Away We Go (demo)
4. 192 Days (demo)

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

New Releases August 25th, 2009

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Searchlights
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Love Is On The Move
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Son Of The Morning
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Into The Light
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The Covers EP
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You Deliver Me
Selah

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Let The Light In
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Start To Believe EP
Silverline

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Pop Rock
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Awake
Skillet

Atlantic Records
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Live
Smokie Norful

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Gospel/R&B
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The Things We Can See and The Things We Cannot
So Long Forgotten

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Progressive Rock

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Moving In Pairs
Stephen Petree

Universal Records
Rock

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These Simple Truths
Sidewalk Prophets

Word Records
Pop Rock
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Christian Music News August 11th, 2009

Below is the video for The Devil Wears Prada‘s latest video for their song “Danger:Wildman”

Below is the album artwork and tracklisting for Avalon‘s upcoming September 15th 2009 release, entitled Reborn.

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1. Alive
2. Reborn
3. Destined
4. Feel
5. Fragile
6. Stay
7. Holy
8. Arise
9. California
10. Angels

An interview with Everyday Sunday was conducted and posted over at Relevant Magazine this week. Read Everyday Sunday interview.

Below is Corey Crowder‘s video for his song “Look How Far We’ve Come”

An interview with former As Cities Burn vocalist Cody Bonnette by HM Magazine was posted on their website this week. Read As Cities Burn interview.

Below is a video interview with Micah from Oh, Sleeper, in which he explains the story behind his band’s upcoming album, Son Of The Morning.

Legendary spirit-filled hardcore band Overcome has returned after a long hiatus. Welcome back guys.

Below is the video for Disciple‘s latest single, “Lay My Burdens”

Living Sacrifice have officially named their new, upcoming album The Infinite Order. It will be released through Solid State Records at a date not yet made available to the public, although the album is in the later stages of being mixed right now.  In other news, guitarist/vocalist Bruce Fitzhugh did an interview with Indie Vision Music This week. Read Living Sacrifice interview.

Spoken have fullfilled their contract with Tooth & Nail Records, and have said that they are writing new material and shopping for a new label home.

Below is the music video for And Then There Were None‘s song “Reinventing Robert Cohan”

An interview with Ryan from Sleeping At Last about the band’s upcoming release, Storyboards, was conducted over at Relevent Magazine. Read Sleeping At Last interview.

Advent vocalist (and former Beloved drummer/vocalist ) Joe Musten will be joining former Beloved guiatrist Dusty Redman in The Almost as the band’s touring drummer.

Apparently MercyMe‘s tour bus was involved in a very serious car accident this week involving several other vehicles this week. No one aboard the bus was hurt, but unfortunately the drivers of the car that caused the accident were killed by the impact. Please pray for the families involved adn the band as they deal with this unfortunate event.

Below is the new music video from Barlowgirl with their song “Beautiful Ending”

Strike First Records metal band Hope For The Dying announced the departure of longtime drummer Brice this week, and that they will be holding auditions in the near future to replace him.

Below is the new video for Jive The Universal‘s song “One Song At A Time”

FINALLY!! It is with great pleasure that present to you the video for Maylene & The Sons Of Disaster‘s music for their song “Step Up (Im On It). The video premiered over a month ago, but was only available on Rollingstone.com and their awful video player. Now we can embed it, so here you go!