Free MP3 Album Download:I Built The Cross

I Built The Cross-Bridging The Gap Between Mind And Heart

For anybody that knows me, they know that I am a very big fan of “screamy music”. It seems though, that even though I am a fan, we have never really featured a metal or hardcore band for free download. So I am very excited to present I Built The Cross to you, a modern Deathcore band out of Nevada.

What i am not excited about is why this album is up for free download right now. This statement was posted on the webpage for the band’s label, Open Grave Records, earlier this week:

We have come to find out that the I Built the Cross album, “Bridging the Gap Between Mind and Heart” has been leaked on the internet a month and half before the release date. Because of this leak we would like to give you the opportunity to download this album in it’s entirety legally for no cost from our website. This is our way of saying thank you to the fans, we have best ones in the world. All we ask is that if you like what you hear, your support this release and purchase it from our webstore or Divine Metal Distro. The FREE LEGAL download will be made available until September 24th..

Hear that? You have two days to download this. SO DO IT NOW!!! THIS DOWNLOAD WILL EXPIRE ON SEPTEMBER 24TH, 2009!!

For fans of: Through The Eyes of The Dead, Suicide Silence, With Blood Comes Cleansing

The link will take you to a Rapidshare.com page. Click on the FREE USER button, and you will have to wait for a minute or so. Click on the DOWNLOAD button, save the the .ZIP FILE to your computer, EXTRACT ALL FILES, and turn the volume up with some tasty metal goodness!

NOTE: I had a hard time getting this to work in FIREFOX. You may want to open that link in Internet Explorer…

Download I Built The Cross-Bridging The Gap Between Mind And Heart

Christian Music News July 28,2009

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Here is a first look at the cover art for freak-folk pioneer Josh Garrels’ new album, entitled Lost Animals, which (according to his Myspace) will see a “August 2009″ release date. Isnt that next week?:
josh-garrels-lost-animals

Below is the video for August Burns Red‘s latest single, “Meddler”

Contemporary Christian/Worship mainstay Tree63 has decided to split after almost ten years together, all saying that they will pursue separate music careers.

Since October has a pretty sweet new video for their song “Guilty”. Cant show it to you though, because like most of the T&N, Solid State, and BEC Recordings videos, we cant embed the videos. I guess free viral advertising is not…..good….anymore….

According to their/his Myspace, Number One Gun is now recording new material. More as it comes to us….

Pop rock band Abandon Kansas is now the latest edition to the Gotee Records family. Congrats to them and Gotee…

Below is the artwork and tracklisting for Future Of Forestry‘s upcoming release, Travel EP II, which will be available Sept. 8th, 2009:
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1. Holiday
2. Set Your Sails
3. So Close, So Far
4. Slow Your Breathe Down
5. Hills Of Indigo Blue
6. Someday

Extreme metal band Sinbreed has signed with Ulteriaum Records, and will release their next album through the label sometime in early 2010.

Thousand Foot Krutch have canceled several of their upcoming performances due to frontman Trevor McNaven having an emergency appendectomy on Wednesday. Keep him in your prayers as he recovers from the surgery.

Speaking of Trevor, here is a new video from his other band, FM Static, for the song “Her Father’s Song”:

Last week, we debuted the cover art and tracklisting for Thrice‘s upcoming release, Beggars, which was originally supposed to see a October 8th release date. Not even a day later, the album was illegally leaked to the general public in digital form.  In response, Vagrant Records has pushed up the digital release date to August 11th, with plans to have a several special surprises for the physical CD release date, which Vagrant will give more details on in the very near future.

In celebration of the 10 year existence of Cool Hand Luke, their very first, self-released, full-length CD, I Fought Against Myself, will now be available for download on iTunes.  Don’t steal it, go buy it…and if you have already stolen it because you thought you couldn’t get it anywhere else, well now you can, so put up or shut up.

OneRepublic posted a huge update with details on their new album. Read OneRepublic update.

The Fray recently performed some “unplugged” versions of “You Found Me”, “Say When”, and a cover of Joan Osborne‘s “St.Teresa”. Videos of these performance were posted this week on the magazine’s website. If you read carefully into the article, you will also see that the band is helping American Idol winner Kris Allen with his debut album. Interesting…..Watch The Fray perform for Rolling Stone.

Below is the artwork for Sleeping At Last‘s upcoming release, Storyboards, which will see a physical release date in August (however, if you pre-order the new album from the band, you can already download Storyboards in its entirety):
sleeping-at-last-storyboards

Houston, Texas metalcore band Before There Was Rosalyn announced this last week that they have signed with Victory Records (Corpus Christi, Comeback Kid, With Blood Comes Cleansing) and will head to the studio very soon. Congrats guys….

An interview with Paramore‘s Hayley Williams was posted over at ShockHound.com. Read Paramore interview.

tobyMac,Wavorly, A Hope For Home, BarlowGirl and Seabird are all in the studio working hard on new CDs for YOU!

Below is the video for “Move”, by hip-hop band Jupiter 7. Enjoy:

Paste Magazine named mewithoutYou their “band of the week”. Read mewithoutYou profile in Paste Magazine.

Ska-core band Send Out Scuds are down a drummer after current stick master Brennen announced he was leaving the band this week.  Look for audition info in the coming weeks.

Below is the music video for Derek Webb‘s new song, “What Matters More”, which will be part of the original version of his upcoming release, Stockholm Syndrome. This album, because of the song below, has caused a lot of controversy for the artist due to some foul language, and as seeming support for the homosexual movement (even though I don’t believe that to be the case). On this website, we are committed to bringing you music that pushes the boundaries of what is traditionally thought of as Christian music. The song in this video is made to do that. However, it does contain language most would deem unsavory. We are posting this not to support Webb‘s decision, but to give you the opportunity to leave your feelings on the song, in a safe and unbiased place. Please though, do not comment if you have not listened first.

Stuff From All Over

It has been a little while since the last post or so. Travel and sickness has detracted from regular updates, but we are back on track!  Every Friday we try to keep you up to date on what is happening in the world of Christian music, and so without delay here are this week’s goings ons:

Indievisionmusic.com just threw up a huge music sampler for the holidays.  There are a few Christmas-like songs in there, but for the most part it is just a rockin’ sampler. Its called A Very Indie Christmas.

Ronnie from Joy Electric has issued an update on his recent recording process and the future of the band on his myspace.

Syntax Records talks about their new golden boy Kaboose and all of his recent good fortune.

Aaron from Copeland talks about his contribution to the Save The Music Foundation.

Showbread frontman Josh Dies is about to embark on a solo tour, and has posted the dates and a poster for it in anticipation.

Gnashing Of Teeth update everyone on their plans for shows, recordings, and the band’s status.

Christian metal pioneers Believer have signed to Metal Blade Records, and will release a CD in 2009.

Spoken is currently writing their new album, and Matt took some time to update everyone.

My Epic will be featured in the latest issue of AMP Magazine, go pick it up.

Indie Folkers Bodies Of Water contributed a version of “O Come O Come Emmanuel” for the Its Hard To Find A Friend- Peace On Earth: Vol II. You can download the track, and then buy the album.

The Afters new video for the song “Never Going Back To OK”, made its way onto the web this week.

The Glorious Unseen have a video of a recent interview on their myspace, although it dosent look like much got done.

The Becoming‘s new video for their song “I Cry” debuted this week.

Todd Agnew recently gave a interview for YES FM, and you can listen to it!

Christianity Today‘s Reader’s Choice awards were announced this week,  with Jeremy Camp and Skillet coming out as the big winners. Congrats!

Indie innovators Danielson give the details to their A Familyre Christmas Vol.II collection. Free Christmas music from crazy people will alwyas bring a smile to our faces.

Doomcore giants With Blood Comes Cleansing have finally given fans an update as to the future of the band.

Sixpence None The Richer have posted their video for “Silent Night”, which features vocals from Jars Of Clay frontman Dan Haseltine.

Underoath gave an interview to Metal Hammer this week, detailing their struggle over the last few years.

Addison Road‘s got robbed while they were on tour this week, read their blog to see how to help them out.

Blessed By A Broken Heart is going on tour!

Skillet video blogged some updates.

Destroy The Runner have parted way with their drummer this week, but have already replaced him.

Hearitfirst.com are celebrating 25 years in operation by giving away a bunch of tracks, 25 to be exact. You have to sign up, then you can download their massive sampler.