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.
PS. Want to host a house show?? Check this out. It’s free and fun.
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!
The debut album by Pospolite Ruszenie is a fresh-sounding release on the contemporary heavy rock scene. The record showcases a modern approach to the more or less well-known musical and lyrical masterpieces of the Polish Mediaeval, Renaissance and Baroque period.
Based on the original works of Mikołaj Gomółka (c. 1535 – 1591), Władysław of Gielniów (c.1440 – c. 1505), Wacław of Szamotuły (c. 1525 – c. 1560) or Mikołaj Sęp Szarzyński (c. 1550 – 1581), Pospolite Ruszenie’s blistering rock hymns create an entirely new sonic experience. Their music takes the listeners on a journey back in time, reminding them about their ancestors’ values, ways of life, as well as the long forgotten moments in Poland’s history.
The album includes 10 tracks, on which a classic rock line-up is accompanied by a whole range of different vocals, a violin, a hurdy-gurdy, bagpipes, recorders, schawms, a lute, and a myriad of other historical and ethnic instruments. The band’s main recipe is fusing original tunes and lyrics with modern themes, and serving them in a heavy, rock sauce. However, there’s much more to their music than just that: the group is extremely versatile, and easily shifts from one style to another. Multiple influences from genres such as jazz, funk, folk, progressive rock or even extreme metal can clearly be heard throughout the record.
Lands & Peoples” will be a folk/folk rock type of album…with a religious worldview. 12-20 songs!
That being said?
There is nothing “preachy” here.
Call it some hard won impressions of the national/human condition…with our redemption and whole-ness at the end of the drive…
My views on things are nothing more than most folks would say are basic to human dignity and the dynamic of compassion and love.
I have no agendas here. Our history should always be up for scrutiny, I believe.
Yes, I believe passionately in the perpetual Love & Mercy of God.
“Accept you acceptance,” says theologian Paul Tillich
And thus, I believe in our bounded duty to love mankind, as well.
With that as my “true north” compass point, I’ve written a number of songs over the last year that I feel speak to these beliefs.
No, I’m sure this album won’t “change the world,” but worlds are informed one person at a time…
My hope is that these songs will change the way we view that broken, tired, old weary world, our neighbors, and very ourselves…
We’re in the early stage of recording Lands & Peoples, but it’s likely to be about 15 songs or more. I’m working with a 20 song set list.
SO: Please, please, PLEASE consider helping us with a pre-order of this album. It’ll definitely help sustain us over the few months that it takes to record and manufacture this album.
All the best to you & your loved ones for a grand New Year of Health, happiness and Good Friends…
Bill Mallonee, Muriah Rose & the Big Sky Ramblers
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Raven Faith Records is pleased to announce that it has signed a contract with Southern California punk rock band CPR.
CPR may be a new punk band on the music scene, but their sound stems from the classic punk rock of the early 1980′s. While influenced by British bands such as Sham 69, the Sex Pistols & Cock Sparrer , they also blend the sound of American bands such as Black Flag, The Ramones, and the Dead Boys.
This Southern California band delivers a hard hitting, load driving sound with some catchy choruses that make you want to sing along after the music stops. Regardless of influcence, CPR are far from being dead boys. Their open, out of the closet faith in God creatively comes through in their lyrics.
Their model is, “if the God of the universe can create this amazing world in 6 days, helping CPR spit out a few punk songs is a piece of cake”.
CPR is currently putting the final touches on their first CD which is a live performance album.
Raven Faith Records located in Ada, Oklahoma is a label that promotes creative, DIY (do it yourself) punk rock bands, spoken words poets etc. Raven Faith has also worked with Thumper Punk Records in doing co-releases with such artists as The Poor Geezers, Ambassadors of Shalom, and the Food For Life compilation.