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,
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 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.
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!”
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.
Neil Roddy breathes deeply and exhales four textured masterpieces reflecting his unique wisdom garnered from love, loss, suffering and redemption. The former frontman of punk band Ambassadors of Shalom, Roddy’s musical path has taken a reflective turn following his own life-threatening medical emergencies and the free-fall of a child’s bout with cancer. After the angst and rage grew cold, Roddy soberly sings from new chapters of life awakened by the comforting love and assurance provided by his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
“Tales from the Secret Garden of Cobwebs and Grapevine” is available now via MMLJ Records and can be purchased online at mmljrecords.bandcamp.com or other online digital music stores.
iTunes link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/tales-from-secret-garden-cobwebs/id985324284?at=&ct=&ign-mpt=uo%3D6
MMLJ Records Bandcamp: https://mmljrecords.bandcamp.com/album/tales-from-the-secret-garden-of-cobwebs-and-grapevine
Tis the season for cool vinyl re-issues it seems. IF you are still reading this, then have probably already decided whether to get this or not. Tourniquet’s classic 1990’s album released on double vinyl. Check out the Kickstarter page for details.
Remember Poor Old Lu? Or maybe any of the various solo and band projects Aaron or Jesse Sprinkle have been involved in? Indie Vision music reports that the Sprinkle Brothers are forming a new band called Blank Books. Details are scare, but what is know can be found in the Indie Vision news blurb.