AFC-Volume 5

Huzzah! A Familyre Christmas – Volume 5 is officially complete and available for download!! Ahem…killer stocking stuffer. All proceeds from Volume 5 (and from Volumes 1-4) go directly to The Red Cross to help those affected by Hurricane Sandy. You can even give more than the required amount! To quote the wise Lenny Smith, “Never pass on an opportunity to give”. So listen, buy, share, lend a helping hand and spread some Christmas cheer! Just click on the image above (created the extremely gifted young artist, Ansa Stamper), and have fun!

Last but not least, a huge thank you to Aaron Roche, Rachel and Jon Galaxy, Half-handed Cloud, Gutter Sparrow, Octa#grape, Lauryn Peacock, Jørn Åleskjær, Glockenbass, Young Honey, A/E, Lenny Smith, Brewer, Rosie Galaxy and the Galaxy Girls, Danielson Famile, Elin K. Smith, Vesper, Joshua Stamper, Evan Mazunik, Soul-Junk, Dan Zimmerman, and Ortolan (and all their musician friends who lent their phenomenal talents). You have all brightened our Advent season in amazing ways!

Good tidings, friends, and great great joy! Everyone at Sounds Familyre

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Imperial Triumphant - 2021

Alphaville’s Metal Renaissance

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Heaven's Metal: An Oral History of the Genesis of Christian Metal

Heaven's Metal

When rock emerged from blues and 'heavy metal' began to surface, faith-based metal acts also rose to start their own journeys. Initially shunned by both believers and non-believers, they were fighting for their spot at the table, ultimately building a legacy that would go on to change the genre forever. HM presents an oral history of the beginning of Christian metal music, featuring Guardian, Tourniquet, Holy Soldier, Whitecross, and, of course, Stryper.

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Atreyu- 2021

Atreyu's Baptism

At their core, Atreyu is a hard rock band with metal riffs and pop choruses. Now, after more than 20 years, the band has stepped boldly into their next chapter with a change in lineup and an album that proves the lifeblood of Atreyu is stronger than ever.

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