Husband and wife team Dan and Lauren Smith are gifted musicians who are using their God-given talents to help those in need. Using modern rock and praise and worship formats, the Smith’s last album, Revive Project, was created specifically to draw attention to the poverty in Reading, PA (listed as the poorest city in the US [2010]) and released to critical acclaim.

Now it’s time for their follow-up album, tentatively titled Faithful. The Smiths have been aiding local churches in urban missions and directly supporting non-profits in the city of Reading, but they need your help in raising $12,000 or more to make their next musical project happen. If you’re interested in helping out, check out the information below.

After all, music soothes even the most savage beasts.

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Employed to Serve

Forward Under a Dying Sun

Most of these days, the sun rises and sets on a world that feels like it's dying. Across the pond, where Employed to Serve calls home, they're learning how to support their latest record a year into its release. HM contributor Andrew Voigt recently sat down with Justine Jones to learn more about the band, marrying your bandmates, and their outside shot at touring with Rammstein.


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HM covers from over the years

HM Magazine Turns 35

In 1985, Doug Van Pelt photocopied a letter-sized sheets of paper, bound them together, and handed them out in person on the campus of the University of Texas at Austin. It's all digital now, but, along the way, Van Pelt stirred up quite a few waves, played some seriously heavy music, and made a few friends along the way. Here: A quick look back at the magazine's 35-year history with Van Pelt and new owner, David Stagg.


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My Epic performing their last final show before COVID-19

Between the White Noise

My Epic's last full-length album came out in 2013; despite a number of EPs along the way, the band's dedication to their craft, lyrical approach, and unyielding approach to let the music come naturally has made them critical darlings. Now, they're learning to interact and feed a rabid fanbase in between albums and in a new normal.


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