The 77s have pulled together a trio of live releases for fans – two double albums and an ep for a total of 5 discs! Included in these releases is the re-issue of the Echoes O’ Faith album plus many years worth or Cornerstone performances. Complete details can be found in the official announcement, and different packages can be pre-ordered at The 77s BandCamp page.
This one has been a bit under the radar, but the long out of print Rarities / Revelations series from Saviour Machine is being reissued by Retroactive Records:
“Originally released in February of 2006, the four volume Rarities/Revelations was a Limited Signature Edition (500 copies) set. Those copies are long gone, and now sell for exorbitant prices when showing up in collectible auctions. Each volume of this set chronicles choice cuts of demo, live, or alternate recordings from one of four eras of band life. The tracks were compiled and edited by Adam Pedersen and the voice of Saviour Machine, Eric Clayton who searched relentlessly through their own personal archives of rare Saviour Machine material. Other tracks were culled from the collections of numerous, avid Saviour Machine fans who also shared the desire to have a comprehensive collection of the best of rare and exclusive Saviour Machine material. The result is four Discs of five hours of music. The 2012 releases on Retroactive Records have each Disc/Volume packaged in its own 6 panel digipak with liner notes, and each Disc/Volume is sold individually. It’s worth noting that the Rarities/Revelations set is dedicated to one of the most loyal fans ever, Peter Kompanje (1978-2005), who amassed one of the most extensive collections of Saviour Machine rarities on earth. Days before his passing, Eric Clayton spent time with Peter, who openly shared his deep affinity and affection for these bootlegs and rarities. One of Peter’s greatest wishes was for all the Saviour Machine faithful to hear this unique material that had given him so much joy, encouragement, and strength! Four individual releases; each with 80 minutes of music; each wearing the passion and inspiration that makes Saviour Machine great. This collection is unique – much like the band – the music is dark, progressive, gothic, rock and metal – but yet still manages to defy description and comparison. The grandfathers of gothic music have done it again! Get all four Volumes of Rarities/Revelations to complete your collection!”
Other than a news report at HM Magazine, I haven’t seen much press about these. You can get each CD at Amazon:
Saviour Machine - Rarities/Revelations I (1993-1997)
Saviour Machine - Rarities/Revelations II (1994-1997)
Saviour Machine - Rarities/Revelations III (1997-2001)
Saviour Machine - Rarities/Revelations IV (2001-2005)
In preparation for the upcoming release of Eternal Teenage Angst, Veil of Ashes has launched an official website at veilofashes.com. You can find some great information on the site (Gene Simmons was a fan? Wow.) as well as blog for “Rants & Raves” and other information. You can also see a preview of the artwork for the new album by Jimmy Arceneaux (although people that follow VoA on Facebook saw it a long time ago :).
Jerry Wilson, author of First and Forgotten, has recently started an internet radio broadcast that will probably interest readers of DTL.
Every Sunday at 11 AM Eastern, tune in to BlackLight Radio to hear the best in Christian rock and pop from the 1980s, with an occasional nod to the 1970s and 1990s. If you grew up on Phil Keaggy, The 77s, Undercover, Crumbächer, Steve Taylor, The Choir, Altar Boys and so many more wonderful artists and bands that were the soundtrack to our lives, rejoice! We’ll be bringing you all these and more every week!
Details and archives can be found at the official website: http://goldfishandclowns.com/cephashour/
This is a bit of older news – sorry that we missed it. But Bill Mallonee is currently working on his next album”
Dear fans, “friends & relations,”
We’re making a new album this summer! I thought an appropriate working title for 2012 might be “Songs For The End…& The Beginning.”
Yes, this will be another full-band, professional studio record. And yes, we’re very excited about this!
PLEASE consider contributing to the making of this record. We depend of you as out grass-roots fan-base.
Whereas The Power & The Glory was more of a rock album this 14 song will likely take on a more acoustic-driven/folk-rock/country-alternative sort of feel.
And just like last year’s “The Power & The Glory,” this will be a pre-order CD.
You can find more details at http://volsounds.com/