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Mike Indest Releases 45

July 26, 2015

Mike Indest has released the two song single 45, Produced by the one and only Sean Severson (And How). Severson notes: “Mike drove up to MN to record these songs in my “No Hoop” studio. He sent demos of each song and I recorded the live drums prior to his arrival. We recorded his keeper vocal and baritone ukulele for “side B” the first night and 3 more songs the next day, including “side A”. And How finished up, after he left, by adding the guitar, bass and background vocals to the songs. It all happened so fast, but it sure was a blur of fun!

Volume 2 of the Michael Knott Tribute is Now Out!

July 16, 2015

Following hot on the heels of Volume 1, the second volume of the Michael Knott tribute album is now available. Shine A Light – A Tribute To Michael Knott Vol. 2 is available for streaming or purchase at the Blonde Vinyl Records BandCamp site. Featuring Black And White World, Dead Artist Syndrome, Jeff Elbel + Ping, The Electrics, Jesse Sprinkle, Deni Gauthier (who also provides the tribute artwork), Leper, Glower, Destroy Nate Allen, the Bloody Strummers, the b-attitudes, While Rome Is Burning, Barefoot Journeymen, David The Good, Angus McKinney, Marcus Larson, and a special collaboration between Sean Doty (Veil of Ashes), Ric Alba (The Altar Boys), and Gym Nicholson (Undercover). You don’t want to miss this one.

No Lost Cause to Release New “Fight” EP on August 18, 2015

July 2, 2015

Thumper Punk Records is pleased to announce the second release from No Lost Cause called “Fight” on August 18, 2015.  Following up their high energy, ska-tinged pop punk debut “NLC”, No Lost Cause put together another set of songs that speaks hope and encouragement to both the believer and unbeliever alike.  From Toms River, New Jersey, No Lost Cause is on your side and ready for the Fight.  The track listing for “Fight” includes:

1)  Your Days Are Numbered
2)  So Amazing
3)  TPR
4)  Fight
6)  Mainstream (Turn It All Around)

“Fight” is being recorded at Eightsixteen studios in Bayville, New Jersey, with mixing and mastering is by Buddy Eirman.

Thumper Punk Records ( helps artists record, produce and distribute music that reflects a positive, Christ-centered message.

New Bill Mallonee Album “Slow Trauma” Available for Pre-Order

June 28, 2015

From Bill Mallonee:

SLOW TRAUMA is the working title of the new album.
Think 70’s singer/songwriter heroes. Think: Young, Dylan, Jackson Browne, John Prine, Kris Kristofferson, Townes, Gordon Lightfoot…Hence the “distasteful”/tasteful cover!;
Heavy themes. Very studio. Very cool.

NOTE: There’s a FREE song from the album for each Pre-order/audio Preview of SLOW TRAUMA.
The Free song is called “Reno Is A Hell of a Place To have Your Luck Run Dry.”

YES: The new album is already in the works! Incredibly excited about this. *I KNOW it’s on the heels of Lands & Peoples, but we think these songs gotta be heard!)
SLOW TRAUMA will be available in download or CD formats.

“Baby’s” due date? SLOW TRAUMA download & CD drops in November, maybe earlier. It will have some 12-15 songs on it, maybe more.

As always: THANK YOU for your interest in my work and Love,

Dissident Prophet Releases “Red Moon Rising”

June 16, 2015

After teasing us for months with weekly unreleased songs (hope to see Stripped and Pierced” released for real someday!), UK band Dissident Prophet unleashes their new album Red Moon Rising on BandCamp. For those that aren’t familiar, Dissident Prophet has been active in the Christian alternative music underground since at least the early 1990s. If you were part of that scene, you probably saw their 1996 album We’re Not Grasshoppers floating around in mail order catalogs and zine reviews. YOu can stream it for free on their BandCamp and purchase a copy.

Eymard Releases “Ambient Tracks for Film: Two”

May 29, 2015

Eymard has released a third album, which is also a follow-up to 2011’s Ambient tracks for Film: One. Eymard is the ambient mellow-fi project of Rick McDonough, who has contributed many photographs to the back covers of Down the Line. He has also participated in many bands our readers might be familiar with, such as Hidden From Blackout, Struck Last May,LS Underground, and many others. You can check out the new release on BandCamp, as well as several of his past releases.

Holy Blood Releases “Day of Vengeance”

May 19, 2015

Bombworks Records recently announced the newest album from Holy Blood: “Ukrainian Christian metal band, Holy Blood helped launch the fledgling Bombworks Records off the ground with each of their first two releases selling an astounding 2500 units each! Over a decade later, band is now releasing their fifth album with Bombworks, DAY OF VENGEANCE! Known in the past for their Folk/Medieval/Pagan Metal, the new album is in your face, full on melodic death metal/viking metal that would be comfortable playing alongside Amon Amarth, King of Asgard, and Manegarm. The artwork is striking, featuring a warrior, perhaps an Аrchangel, the leader of the Heavenly Host, holding a severed head оf a defeated arhi demon. This shows a triumph over the world’s human powers, as well as a defeat of the powers and principalities, and the rulers of the darkness of this world. For fans of creative extreme metal, with something worth saying!”

Volume 1 of the Michael Knott Tribute Now Available!

May 17, 2015

After several delays, the new Down The Line Basement Tapes : A Tribute To Michael Knott Volume 1 is finally available! Featuring classic Knott tracks covered by The Radiant Dregs, Stellar Mass, Mike Indest, Eddie Parrino, Hidden From Blackout, Spy Satellite, Rob Gallas (of Black & White World), Leper, Paravell, And How, and many others. All tracks were compiled by Josh Lory and Steve Ruff and mastered by Deni Gauthier. Be on the lookout for Volume 2 in the future, as well as a special ongoing Volume 3 on the Knottheads on H tribute site (for those that missed the deadline for submission to Volumes 1 and 2). You can stream or download at the Blonde Vinyl BandCamp site.

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