Critically acclaimed Gungor recently announced a pair of limited events in support of their newest album Ghosts Upon the Earth due September 20. The “Ghosts Upon the Earth Events” will take place at Atlanta’s famed Center Stage on September 21 and at Nashville’s Trevecca University on September 23. Though the group will be touring over 30 major markets this fall as a part of “The 7 Tour,” the “Ghosts Upon the Earth Events” will showcase their full, innovative performance with additional players.
“It’s actually quite an undertaking, and there will be a lot of us on the stage,” explains Michael Gungor in a statement to fans. “We also are working on some other little surprises and guest appearances in the night as well. We have been planning them for quite awhile now, and we think they are going to be pretty special experiences.” For ticket and time information, visit http://gungormusic.com/.

Appearing at the events and in Gungor’s most recent performance video for “When Death Dies” is acclaimed beatboxing cellist Kevin Olusola. Olusola has studied at Yale and has been featured on CBS and “The Today Show.” In addition to playing the cello, Olusola is also a saxophonist and composer. To watch the performance video, visit http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9vHFsXOdTt0.

Already being heralded by Relevant Magazine as a possible early pick for album of the year, Gungor’s Ghosts Upon the Earth will debut on September 20. Gungor released the following EPK giving an early look into the record, http://youtu.be/zGtvtLDicwA?a.
The follow-up to the critically acclaimed Beautiful Things project was composed as a full narrative celebrating both the beauty and frailty of existence.

Produced by the group’s namesake, Michael Gungor, Ghosts Upon The Earth was primarily written by Michael and his wife Lisa who is also a featured vocalist in this musical collective. Recorded in numerous locations, including the Gungor’s home, the album also includes seventeen players, four additional vocalists, a six-person string ensemble and a boy’s choir. Inspiration for the album was orchestrated from Gungor’s weeklong meditation in Assisi where he was inspired by the Saint’s view of the world, as well as from the birth of their daughter last year.

Gungor will take to the road with fellow GRAMMY ® nominees David Crowder*Band alongside John Mark McMillan and Chris August for “The 7 Tour” later this fall. For the latest tour information, visit www.GungorMusic.com.

# # #

About Gungor:
GRAMMY ® nominated Gungor earned critical acclaim with their latest record Beautiful Things (Brash) upon its release in February 2010. Amidst appearing at well known Passion and Catalyst conferences and headlining the unique “Beautiful Things Events,” this musical collective hailing from Colorado has earned two GRAMMY ® nominations as well as a GMA Dove Award nomination. Worship Leader magazine named Beautiful Things their top CD release of 2010 while both Relevant magazine and CCM gave the record honorable mentions in their celebrated year end lists. Gungor is set to release Ghosts Upon The Earth this September.

“Ghosts Upon the Earth Event” Dates:
* all dates subject to change, visit www.GungorMusic.com for latest tour information.
9/21 Atlanta, GA – Center Stage
9/23 Nashville, TN – Trevecca University
“The 7 Tour” Dates:
* all dates subject to change, visit www.GungorMusic.com for latest tour information.
9/28 Austin, TX – Stubbs Waller Creek Amphitheatre
9/30 Houston, TX – House of Blues
10/1 Dallas, TX – House of Blues
10/4 Lubbock, TX – City Band Auditorium
10/5 Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater
10/6 Phoenix, AZ – Grand Canyon University Arena
10/7 San Diego, CA – House of Blues
10/8 Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Palladium
10/9 San Francisco, CA – Regency Ballroom
10/11 Portland, OR – The Crystal Ballroom
10/12 Seattle, WA – The Moore Theater
10/14 Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre
10/15 Lawrence, KS – Lied Center / Univ. of Kansas
10/16 Tulsa, OK – Cain’s Ballroom
10/20 Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue Mainroom
10/21 Chicago, IL – Vic Theater
10/22 Grand Rapids, MI – Orbit Room
10/23 Detroit, MI – Royal Oak Music Theatre
10/25 Lafayette, IN – Long Center
10/26 Indianapolis, IN – Egyptian Room – Old National Centre
10/27 Cincinnati, OH – Bogart’s
10/28 Baltimore, MD – Rams Head Live
10/29 New York, NY – Irving Plaza
10/30 Philadelphia, PA – Electric Factory
11/1 Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore Charlotte
11/3 Greenville, SC – McAlister Auditorium / Furman Univ.
11/4 Lynchburg, VA – Vines Center / Liberty Univ.
11/5 Atlanta, GA – The Tabernacle
11/6 Sarasota, FL – Manatee Civic Center
11/10 Mobile, AL – Saenger Theatre
11/11 Orlando, FL – House of Blues
11/12 Panama City, FL – Marina Civic Center
11/13 Jackson, MS – Jackson Academy PAC

Features

Comrades 2020

Becoming Comrades

The trio of Comrades – husband and wife Joe and Laura McElroy alongside drummer John Gaskil – is used to living in a van and touring the country. Now, their new normal has provided them with a moment to "be adults" for once. We recently sat down with the McElroys to talk more about the spiritual reality within life, how soon they'll be able to release new music, and how koalas are their new normal.

By

Photo by Quinsey Sablan

Full Feature
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.

By

Full Feature
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.

By

Full Feature
All Features