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Raven Faith Records signs with The Bricks

November 22, 2014
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Raven Faith Records is pleased to announce that it has signed a contract with American punk rock band “The Bricks”

Bricks Bio

Two friends from different sides of music came together and asked the question “why haven’t we played together before?” Out of that one question Kelly Turney and Chris Smith started looking for a band to play with and not finding what either was looking for decided to start a band of their own. Kelly brought in a friend Jimmy Hobbs to do vocals/guitar and the next step was finding a drummer. Through a weekly meeting at a local taco joint Kelly was introduced to Jared Collins. Jared tried out and instantly fit and toward the end of 2010, The Bricks were born.

With a love for hard in your face music and Jesus, the four members began writing songs that displayed the gospel message and in your face punk rock. The first full show was with Destroy Nate Allen at the Hole in Omaha, NE and after many shows around the Omaha area the band was in full stride developing their style. A year later Jared moved on to college and The Bricks picked up Mathew Lewis as their new drummer. Mathew and Kelly had played together before in another local group. Mathew tossed some new ideas into the ring and his first show with The Bricks was an opener up for Flatfoot 56.

The Bricks don’t hold back and will play with anyone who asks no matter the size of the crowd. Their songs are deeply personal and show their love for Jesus and the roots of punk rock as well as their thoughts on life, love and unity. Their shows are energetic and bring a little bit from everywhere in the musical world. Jimmy, Chris, Kelly & Mathew are The Bricks- straight out of Omaha, NE.

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.

Boston’s A Common Goal and Boise’s False Idle now taking pre-orders for joint “Split Decision” release

November 22, 2014
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Pre-orders are now being taken for “Split Decision”, the split CD featuring 3 tracks from A Common Goal, and 3 tracks from False Idle. Order your copy now, and get an immediate digital download of “Where Do We Go” (ACG’s cover of False Idle) and “The Cavalry” (False Idle’s cover of ACG):

https://thumperpunkrecords.bandcamp.com/album/split-decision

CDs and digital preorders are available on December 16, 2014, from Thumper Punk Records.

Frontline Records REWIND Episode 41 – Veil Of Ashes

November 22, 2014
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Episode 41 – Veil Of Ashes

In Rewind Episode 41 host Les Carlsen has an opportunity to interview 3 of the original 4 Veil Of Ashes members at a music concert event. Sean Patrick Doty, Sterling and Lance Harris share stories of the band’s origins, favorite songs and their chemistry.

The session includes reflections about songs from their Frontline Records release, “Pain” and an independent album, “Eternal Teenage Angst”.

New Music Video for “Vanity” from Hardcore Band Revivalist

November 22, 2014
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Abilene’s hardcore act Revivalist today releases their new music video for their song “Vanity”, which is part of their free debut EP “brother.”  See the video at:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mw3zIP-UVBY&sns=fb

Download a free copy of the EP here: http://hmmagazine.com/blog/hm-exclusives/free-ep-revivalist-offers-brother-ep-download/

Revivalist  - www.facebook.com/RevivalistTx

OnTheAttack Records (www.ontheattackrecords.com) began in the Bronx in 2005, and moved to California in 2013.  Same heavy music… Same uplifting message.

Doug Jutras to Release Acoustic “Miss That Walk” EP on Thumper Punk Records

November 21, 2014
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Orange County punker Doug Jutras has unplugged and unwound, and sat down with his acoustic guitar to craft three new songs that form his upcoming “Miss That Walk” EP.   Doug blends rock and blues over a musical foundation rooted in a lifetime of punk rock.   Three honest, working class songs that reflect Doug’s own person journey from chaos to clarity through his belief in Jesus Christ.
“Miss That Walk” will be available for digital download through Thumper Punk Records and all major digital retailers on December 9, 2014.  Doug’s previous solo release “God Bless the World, Not Just America” by the band FEAR GOD is also available through the TPR webstore (www.thumperpunkrecords.com).

New Electronic Project from Ryan Clark (Demon Hunter) and Randy Torres (Project 86)

November 21, 2014
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From the NYVES Kickstarter page:

In early 2013, Randy Torres and I started talking about writing some songs together. I mentioned to him that I had been recently consumed with the idea of a project that explored my love for heavy electronic music. Randy has always shared my passion for bands like Nine Inch Nails, Depeche Mode, Portishead, etc. I knew he would be the perfect person to collaborate with.

My songwriting has always been a bit archaic in process. I managed to find a way to plug my guitar into my computer about a decade ago, and my methods haven’t changed much since then. My knowledge of “recording for real” is limited to what I’ve seen over the shoulders of extremely talented producers and engineers over the past 20 years. I can write it, I can (for the most part) play it, but I’m at the mercy of those whose talents lie in the big picture to make it sound incredible during the process. Randy, for instance, is one of those people.I’ve known Randy for a long time. Before (my current band) Demon Hunter, I played in a band called Training For Utopia. Living in Sacramento at the time, we made a habit of traveling to play in Southern California where the crowds were bigger, due to an already thriving scene. At several of these So Cal gigs, we’d play with Randy’s then band, Project 86. We saw each other infrequently, making small talk (if anything) for years. It wasn’t until nearly 10 years later, when fate had thrown us both up north to Seattle, that we really got to know each other.

Our first time actually working together was in 2007, when Demon Hunter was recording our 4th album, Storm The Gates Of Hell. Randy had recently been assisting our long-time producer Aaron Sprinkle — editing drums and guitars, and helping record my vocals.

Over the next few years, Randy and I started hanging out a lot. We bonded over our mutual adoration for heavy metal and electronic music, as well as authentic Mexican cuisine. We eventually ended up working together at Tooth & Nail Records — Randy as A&R, and me as Art Director. On several occasions Randy helped out Demon Hunter by filling in on guitar.

In hindsight, it seems like we’d been working towards NYVES for years. Both of us had been so enveloped in the world of heavy metal/hard rock for so long, I think we were both anxious to explore something different. We’ll always be metal heads at heart, and I still very much enjoy writing and performing Demon Hunter songs, but in the same way I find fulfillment in my design/illustration work, my creativity is hard to keep in a box.

In September of 2013, Randy sent me the first instrumental track for this (still unnamed at the time) project. The song was a rejected remix for another band, but it was exactly the kind of thing I’d heard in my head when we started to conceive this endeavor. It was the perfect catalyst for the style and aesthetic that would define the NYVES sound. I couldn’t wait to write lyrics and melodies to it.

Demon Hunter and Project 86 have never been strangers to electronic components. Both bands have explored these elements in the details of the songs. NYVES essentially puts a microscope to these elements, using them as a foundation, and adding familiar sounds like gritty, distorted guitars and real drums. The outcome could be described as a fitting extension of any of our other musical endeavors — just with an emphasis on these electronic details.

Over the course of the next few months, we managed to write and record a handful of songs that we were really proud of. When we realized that this was becoming something of legitimate substance, we quickly started putting together all of the pieces that you see now — from the band name and logo, to the photo shoot and more. We couldn’t wait to see every element of NYVES come to life.

Here we are, a year later, ready and anxious to complete our first full-length… with your help.

Randy’s programming and production skills have reached levels that shock me. Not only is he creating the kind of material that is thrilling to write to, his knack for building beautiful soundscapes, attention to detail, and production talents ensure that this record will sound absolutely incredible.

As a designer, having created the aesthetic surrounding Demon Hunter, as well as dozens of other bands, I’ve always been enthralled with the visual identity behind a music project. With NYVES, I want to create a visual language that transcends the average. As a collector myself, with an appreciation for fully-realized artistic expression, I would love the opportunity to bring NYVES to life with a bang — offering multiple physical formats of the record itself, as well as shirts, posters, and other items that further expand the world of NYVES.

The reason we’re reaching out to you is simple — we want to produce the best sounding album possible, and deliver a final product that embodies the passion and hard work that we’ve put into it.

By funding this record through Kickstarter, we’re able to eliminate the middle-man and offer an amazing product that we’ve personally carried all the way from inception to completion. Our collective experience in the music industry means that we fully understand what it takes to make this record a reality. In essence, we can bring this project straight to you exactly as it should be — without the standard music business limitations, and with some unique and amazing perks.

We appreciate your belief and investment in this project. We’re so excited to show this record to the world. With your help, NYVES will become an incredible reality.

-Ryan Clark & Randy Torres

Lights To Lights Experimental Ambient Guitar-Based “The Book of Psalms: Chapters 1 – 25″

November 21, 2014
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Lights To Lights presents experimental ambient guitar-based music below the recited words of Holy Scripture. Two and a half years in the making, the debut album “The Book of Psalms: Chapters 1-25” contains the first twenty-five Psalms…read in a careful, contemplative manner and backed by original, visceral music which reflects the mood and message of each particular Psalm. Twenty-five songs clocking in at a total of just under 80 minutes, this album is an audio-Bible like no other.

Lights To Lights is the solo project of Jimmy Sisco (lead singer/guitarist/bassist for Platoon 1107; lead singer/guitarist for Absolved) who wrote, played, recorded, and produced the album himself. The term “lights to lights” comes from Marine Corps boot camp (Jimmy is a Marine veteran). If a drill instructor is on duty, with the recruits when the lights are turned on in the early morning for Reveille, is there all day with the recruits, and is still there when the lights are turned off at night for Taps, he is on “lights to lights”. There was always such an omnipresence regarding that drill instructor. He was there from start to finish with the recruits. Watching. Teaching. Disciplining. Guiding. Always there. God’s presence in our lives is like that. There with us as we wake. There with us as we fall asleep. Lights to lights.

“The Book of Psalms: Chapters 1-25” is available now via MMLJ Records and can be purchased online atmmljrecords.bandcamp.com or other online digital music stores.

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/LightsToLights
iTunes link:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/book-psalms-chapters-1-25/id923032604?uo=4

Deliverance Front Man Announces Sophomore Jupiter VI Release

November 11, 2014
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JUPITER VI “mOVEABLE wALLS” PRESS RELEASE

The year was 2005, founder and brainchild of speed metal band Deliverance, Jimmy P Brown II was approached by the owner of PyschoAcoustix Records. He asked Jimmy if he could make an album along the lines of David Bowie’s ‘Ziggy Stardust’ or something along those lines of inventing a character and creating a record to go with this concept. The question intrigued Jimmy, especially since he has always had a tremendous amount of love and respect for the music of Bowie, so he agreed to think about it.

Having no idea what or how to go about it, Jimmy then created the idea of Jupiter VI. A band that in a science fiction setting would be sent from Earth to the planet Mars to find notoriety, fame and acceptance. He loosely based the story of Jupiter VI on his experience in the Christian Music Industry with the band Deliverance. The result was ‘Back From Mars’ which was a record that was a throwback to 70’s Glam Rock, while retaining a slew of influence from that time frame. ‘Back From Mars’ was well received and the project grew from a project to an actual band, performing a few shows over the next year after its release. But, as in the story of Jupiter VI, they vanished as quickly as they appeared. Until…

2014 marked a year of significant change for Jimmy. He began writing a conceptual piece based on his experience in the work force and the travels he had experienced. This time, not wanting to create a quirky, kitsch style album, he began to draw from his influences growing up, and cultivated a story of desperation, decent into darkness and madness and ultimately redemption.

He’s aptly titled this new body of music “mOVABLE wALLS”. The storyline takes you on a journey of being drawn into the corporate world, the gratification, the loneliness, the depression and the will of one man to claw his way out to find love, happiness and redemption once again. It’s a psychological metaphor for the walls we put up emotionally that fortify over years of ignoring what a human being can become if they allow themselves to be overcome by the lust for money, power and greed.

This musical offering shows an evolution for Brown and is quite possibly his most accomplished and ambitious work to date. Unlike ‘Back From Mars’ in which Jimmy played all instrumentation, he recruited the extraordinarily talented Jeff Ceyba. Jeff served as musical director for the live band incarnation of Jupiter VI when the band became a live entity. Ceyba, being no stranger to the industry, and having an impressive musical resume was excited to work with Brown on this project. He refers to the music as “celestial and meaningful”!

There’s Pop Music, there’s Rock Music, and there’s JUPITER VI! You are not going to want to miss this so jump on board and get ready for the ride!

“mOVABLE wALLS” is set to be released on ROXX RECORDS on December 16, 2014, just in time for Christmas and this release promises not to disappoint. Even better those that get in on the special pre order can also get a completely separate Limited Edition bonus disc EP entitled ‘Covered Stars and Undiscovered Planets’.

For full track listings, release dates and special packages visit http://www.roxxproductions.com

Title: mOVEABLE wALLS

1. Sleepless End pt. I-IV (19:54)
2. Wasting Away (06:53)
3. Running (05:40)
4. Face in the Sky (03:42)
5. a Message from Home pt. I (12:16)

Total Running Time: 49 Minutes

Style: Ethereal Rock / Progressive Rock
Style: Dramatic / Emotionally Driven Music / Pink Floyd


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