March 2014 Table of Contents

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Sorry for the Delay!

This month we were lucky to have a wide range of people contributing to the magazine. We really do look at this venture as a collective. We welcome input and articles from our friends and fans. We will even run older stories that were never published in the past.

In the future, look for the first musical issue from the Down The Line Collective as The Basement Tapes compilation is nearing the final stages of completion. If you have been listening to the Basement Tapes podcast, then you know what kind of great music to expect from that. Stay tuned for more details on that release as the date moves closer.

Action Spotlight:

Don’t just complain about the world – do something to change it

Freedom Firm is “dedicated to the liberation of children enslaved in commercial sexual exploitation, to their effective rehabilitation, and to justice against those who have profited from their misery. We unapologetically stand dedicated to this cause and this cause alone. We are motivated by our faith in God to conduct our work with the highest ethical standards and to allocate our resources with uncompromising stewardship. We believe that every person has immeasurable value and therefore the exploitation of any person is an unacceptable violation of their God-given value.” See for more details.

(Freedom Firm did not buy this ad nor do they endorse this magazine – just givin’ ya food for thought)

Print Articles:

  • Letters to Us
  • News
  • Steve’s Corner
  • Matt’s Musings and Meanderings
  • Dime Store Zombies: What Happens When Your Band is Eaten by the Undead?
  • Sammy Horner interview
  • Matt Hunt’s Brutal Planet
  • Seventh Circle: The Struggle 2013 2-CD Special Edition Remaster
  • Decrypting Under Midnight
  • This Band Is Our House: The Story of Adam Again
  • Adel Meisenheimer: Paying It Forward
  • Interview With Bram Cools
  • Glenn Peoples: Hell and Heavy Metal, we have found the connection!
  • 2013 Staff Picks


  • Soup The Chemist – Through My Window
  • Bride – Skin For Skin +2 (Collector’s Edition)
  • Stryper – No More Hell To Pay
  • Fluxtional – Not Yet
  • Deliverance – Hear What I Say!
  • Bill Mallonee and The High Desert Freaks – Dolorosa
  • Jagged Doctrine – Electrocuted
  • Wales Road – Radio Scripture
  • Archaeologist – Vol. I EP
  • The Way – I Keep Falling
  • False Idle – Threat
  • Jason Tyler Burton – Something Borrowed
  • The Sweet Sorrows – It All Belong
  • Grace & Thieves – Shepherd of the Wolves
  • Glenn Rowlands – Ancient Eagle
  • Easter Teeth – Being Alone With Your Thoughts Is For Inmates
  • Transistor Revival – Transistor Revival
  • Fashion Week – Darker Things
  • The Glance – Virtue, Vice, Grace & Sin
  • Kings & Daughters – The Lion
  • False Idle – California Or Bust EP
  • Bride – Incorruptible
  • And How – More Happy Than You Think You Are
  • Mike Indest – The Pretty EP
  • Eddie Parino – That’s Me Poppin’ A String
  • Lost Orchards – Deaf Kids EP
  • Dark Country – Tunes From The Darkside
  • The Distortion Mirrors – Zeros and Kings
  • The Insyderz – Soundtrack To A Revolution
  • Secret Archives of the Vatican – Storms
  • Food for Life Ministry Benefit Compilation
  • Dime Store Zombies – Dime Store Zombies


EDITORS: Matt Crosslin and Steve Ruff
MARKETING: Ulike-a Youtellafriend
WRITERS:Steve Ruff, Matt Crosslin, Mike Indest, Josh Lory, Doug Peterson, Chad Thomas Johnston, Todd Zeller
COVER IMAGE: Painting by Chris Taylor
LAYOUT: Matt Crosslin
WEB DESIGN: Matt Crosslin for Monsoon River Designs




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Down the Line covers bands that explored the intersection between faith and art in the 1980s through the early 1990s – even though they were probably never accepted in to what is called “Contemporary Christian Music” because they were too edgy or alternative or liberal or for whatever reason. Some of these bands may still be making music today, and others may have moved on. We cover these bands (active or dormant) as well as any new projects by former members of these bands and any new bands that may have the same spirit as these bands.



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