Luxury is looking to make a documentary about their journey as a band: “Follow the story of Luxury, a band who, on the cusp of success suffer a devastating wreck. In the intervening years, they continue to make records and three members of the band become Eastern Orthodox priests. Through interviews and archival footage, Biography / Autobiography will tell the gripping and poignant story of Luxury and will follow the making of a new record, now as priests.” If you would like more details on how to support this project, please see their Kickstarter project page.
On the 7th of February, 2015, The Bricks officially released their first full length album through Raven Faith Records. The album entitled Here We Come is 10 tracks of in your face, old school punk rock. Incorporating the sound of working class punk or blue collar punk with a touch of Oi, the album was recorded in Two Dogs studio located in Sioux City, Iowa.
The band decided to record the album as a unit instead of independently tracking each member giving it a raw more vintage sound rather than the modern polished sound. The Bricks are no stranger to punk rock having many influences such as Casualties, The Clash, Barmy Army, Black Flag, Minor Threat, The Cro Mags, Misfits, Sham 59, The Damned, and many others. The band has a deep respect for those that came before them. The Bricks are: Jimmy Hobbs – Guitar/Lead Vocals Kelly Turney – Bass Chris Smith – Lead Guitar Mathew Lewis – Drums.
Thumper Punk Records proudly announces the release of The Lonely Revolts second full length album Broken Bones Burning Hearts. The Lonely Revolts are true punk rock out of the working class lines that seek a bailout of the everyday struggles of life with soul surrendering hearts. Broken Bones Burning Hearts hits you squarely with thirteen songs of faith, hope and love, from down to earth guys who play with passion and conviction. Be prepared to join this lonely revolution where you will never feel alone again. Join THE GOOD FIGHT!
OnTheAttack Records is pleased to announce the release of “The Altar” from Judgement Day from Orange County, California. Fast tempos and heavy sludgy breakdowns forged with brutally honest lyrics about living life with integrity. “The Altar is a 6 song album of gritty hardcore that sets the bar high for hardcore in 2015,” says Giants In The Sound music blog. “The Altar is a non-stop, breakdown-heavy thrill of American hardcore.”
Unafraid. Unashamed. Steadfast strong. CDs are available through OnTheAttack Records (http://ontheattackrecords.storenvy.com/), and digital downloads are available through iTunes and the usual digital outlets.
You might have thought we were long gone, but the reality is it was just an extended break. The new February 2015 issue is available now! Check out interviews with Stranger Kings, Deni Gauthier, The Altar Billies, Dan Zimmerman, Gordon Driver (who discusses Exile Records, The Imitators, Modern Mission, and Fourth Watch), and Brian Godawa. We even managed to get a few 2014 Staff Picks in there. Oh, and then there is the new streamlined, retro redesign from front to back. So download or read online Issue 17 for free now!
1990 was a seminal year for Christian Metal and some of those artists and albums that helped shape the Jesus Metal movement. Two of the most notable and relevant bands from that era who were at the Christian metal forefront of the music scene are both celebrating 25th anniversaries of their debut releases in 2015. Roxx Records is very excited to announce this year we will be celebrating these anniversaries with several very special Limited Edition remastered releases, on both vinyl and CD formats. Join us as we revisit and explore these two artists and their groundbreaking releases.
First we celebrate Australian metal legends Mortificationwith their debut album Break the Curse, which was actually the band’s very first demo originally recorded under the Lightforce banner, and it would take the death metal world by storm! This would be the world’s first introduction of the band that would go on to pave the way for Christian Death Metal bands to come!
Break the Curse was the initial release that would start it all, this release has long been out of print and it has NEVER been printed or released on vinyl! In 2010 Roxx Records released a very special Limited Edition 20th anniversary 2 Disc Gold Edition CD/DVD of Break the Curse which is now out of print. Now Roxx Records has a very special release planned to celebrate the 25th Silver Anniversary of Break The Curse with a one-time pressing of 300 VINYL copies of Break The Curse on both a colored and black vinyl edition.
Up next we have the smashing US power/speed metal debut from Deliverance axe master George Ochoa with his explosive band Reconand their groundbreaking debut album Behind Enemy Lines. Released shortly after their debut tracks raised the bar for metal with the very well received tracks – Light The Fire & Dreams which were released on the California Metal 2 compilation released in 1988.
The album was originally released on CD and cassette tape, both of which are extremely rare and hard to find today with a one-time CD reissue from M8 records which is equally as rare these days. In addition a very small limited amount of vinyl was originally released in Europe only, which is next to impossible to find or locate at all today, until now.
Roxx Records is releasing a one-time Limited Edition vinyl reissue of this classic metal album featuring all the original tracks completely remastered for vinyl on both colored and black vinyl. As well, the band is working on some very special brand new tunes to mark this 25th anniversary with a very special line up for a very special CD pressing of Behind Enemy Limes completely remastered and expanded!
2015 is set to be an excellent year for Christian metal fans and we are just getting started and have much more in store for you as this year goes on so stay tuned!
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Good day to you. The last video I did was Into The West, and honestly it exhausted me. In the video creating sense anyway. So I’m long overdue. And here it is.
We chose “All I Really Want” and got a bit creative. Red Rubber Studio and I wanted to do something a little different. A bit strange even, to draw parallels from the feelings of childhood memories and reality. The video truly enhances the song, like a good video should. You will hear sounds now with the visuals that you might have missed otherwise. Please go have a look when you get a chance and let me know what you think! Just click here. If you love it, share that thing around.
I’m working on another video right now with a very talented animator… keep your eyes open, we should be able to share it with you sometime next month. Want to see a sneak peak of it?? Just click here :)
That’s it for now. Hope you are well. Thanks for being awesome. Thanks for coming out to shows and supporting the arts. If you haven’t heard Quiet Town yet, just click on that link. Hope you love it.
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PPS. I’m working on a special EP project… It’s themed, and it’s going to be pretty cool. But shhhh, don’t tell anyone yet, it’s a secret.
Those swingin’ gospel cats, the one and only Altar Billies, have a brand new video out for their new single “Aimin’ High” from their amazing debut LP “Headin’ Out West”! Airplane hanger, vintage planes, swing dancers, Mike Stand, Chuck Cummings, Johnny X, sounds like a recipe for a swell time! Check out the video here!