2014 Staff Picks

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Josh Lory Top 20 2014 Bill Mallonee & the Darkling Planes – Winnowing – Underrated, underappreciated, consistent, amazing, heart on the sleeve, lyrics cut deep, these are a few words that come to mind when I think of Bill Mallonee. Winnowing holds my two favorite songs of 2014, both expressed a lot of what’s been…

Brian Godawa

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The last time we caught up with Brian Godawa was right before the books Joshua Valiant and Calab Vigilant were released. Since then he has come out with When Giants Were On The Earth and David Ascendant. This series is fascinating, full of great writing and has caused me and I’m sure most other readers…

Gordon Driver / Exile Records Interview

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For several years, I have sought out information on one of my favorite bands from the 80s. The Imitators only put out two albums on Exile Records, an eponymous 4-song EP and Once And For All, a full-length album. They were very impactful on me and my walk through life. Just this month, I finally…

Deni Gauthier

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So this interview has been “in the can” for at least 10 months… it was actually the first one completed for this issue. My apologies to Deni for the extreme delay, but the information in this interview is relevant and interesting still, and his album definitely will make by top 20 of 2014. So read…

Stranger Kings

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We reviewed this album a good while back. I’m consistently apologizing for being late with everything. This happens to have happened at the worst time because this album is out and probably on your record player as we speak. My severe delay on getting this interview finished has nothing to do with how absolutely brilliant…

February 2015 Table of Contents

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Download a free PDF of this issue Read online at Scribd.com (free) 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…