A bit of underground music trivia: Way back in 1999, Sean Doty (of Veil of Ashes fame) decided to do a side/solo project that he called Unveiled. He got Michael Roe to produce and the 77s to be his backing band. This independent album (originally called Youth Music) quickly became a much sought after collector’s item. Finally, after too long in the vaults, it has been re-issued. Now more accurately labeled as Sean Doty and the 77s, the album itself is called Unveiled and features new artwork. You can snag a digital copy at CD Baby and iTunes.
The new issue of Down the Line is now out! Check out interviews with Unteachers, Riki Michele, Glower, Harry Barnes (discussing Blue Collar Records, home of 441, Undercover, and Adam Again), DW Dunphy, and commentary on the Stained Glass Rainbows documentary. Download your free copy now.
You read that right – Bill Mallonee (Vigilantes of Love) interviews Chris Taylor (Love Coma). A very interesting and insightful interview. Check it out here: https://songsforthejourneyandbeyond.wordpress.com/2015/08/14/an-interview-with-singersongwriter-chris-taylor-about-his-new-album-creatio-ex-nihilo/
South Africa based hardcore punk band the Old-timers release TWO new EPs called “TURN IT OFF” and “TURN IT UP!” Not content with one release, the Old-timers deliver more spirit-filled karate chops than one album could handle. Building on their unique Animal Hardcore sound, share their faith and hope through unapologetic answers and heartfelt pleas.
The Old-timers’ continue their unusual recording process, with Dave (vocals) and Don (guitar and bass) twelve hours apart in South Africa, and their drummer Phil (also of False Idle) records at the Simpul Studios in Boise, Idaho, in the United States. The purpose of The Old-timers is to glorify God in every song, to reach a desperate world with the Good News of God’s grace and love, and to have a ton of fun while doing it.
Released jointly by Thumper Punk Records and Veritas Vinyl, digital versions are available through iTunes, AmazonMP3 and most other digital retailers, along with the Thumper Punk Records and Veritas Vinyl webstores. All proceeds from the sale of “TURN IT OFF” and “TURN IT UP!” will be donated to U-Turn Homeless Ministries in Cape Town, South Africa (http://www.homeless.org.za/).
OnTheAttack Records is pleased to announce the official release of “Fourth Plague”, the debut of Los Angeles based hardcore band xDEFIANTx. Heavy, pure, straight edge hardcore with elements of beatdown and groove. xDEFIANTx features Tim Gomez (Vocals), Jojo Rodriguez (Guitar), Ric Arguera (Guitar), Randy Rios (Bass), and Nick Moreno (Drums). The track listing for “Fourth Plague” includes:
2) My Only Regret
3) Letting Go
4) It’s Never Enough
5) I’ll Never Go Back
7) Out of Line
“Fourth Plague” was recorded at The Legacy Rooms, in Los Angeles, California, with mixing and mastering by Jon Lundin. CDs are available for pre-order through the OnTheAttack Records webstore (http://ontheattackrecords.storenvy.com).
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!
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.
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
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 (www.thumperpunkrecords.com) helps artists record, produce and distribute music that reflects a positive, Christ-centered message.