HAWK NELSON FRONTMAN JASON DUNN TO BEGIN RECORDING DEBUT SOLO RELEASE AS: “LIGHTS GO DOWN”

Jason Dunn, vocalist for the Christian rock group Hawk Nelson has set the wheels in motion to record and release his first solo album. The project will go under the name Lights Go Down. Dunnʼs band, Hawk Nelson hail from Ontario, Canada and have been signed to Tooth and Nail Records since 2004. Since that time the band has racked up 5 fulllength
albums and over 600,000 units sold.
Studio veteran Steve Kravac has been selected to produce, engineer and mix the release, which will be entitled “Abandon Progress”. Steveʼs history with the Tooth and Nail family is well documented. From a stellar run with M.X.P.X. culminating with their RIAA gold recording “Slowly Going the Way of the Buffalo” to his Dove Award nomination for O.C. Supertones Modern Rock Alternative Album of the year “Supertones Strike Back”, Steve has always blazed a trail of artistic originality and commercial success in the environs of the Christian music and entertainment world.
Dunnʼs solo project has been on deck since 2010 and with sessions now locked down for the month of January 2012, his vision is about to become a reality. Drummer Justin Benner of Hawk Nelson will also be participating in the sessions. Information on a street date and label partner for the project will be released shortly. Recording will take place in Vancouver B.C. at Profile Studios and mixing is scheduled for Hipposonic which is the former home of the iconic Mushroom Studios (Heart, Bachman–Turner Overdrive, Sarah McLachlan)
Said Steve “the opportunity for both Jason and I as Canadians to work in Vancouver seemed like refreshing and appropriate setting to create his new project, sometimes you have to come home to find your path”. Jason added, “I’m very excited to make my record in Vancouver. It’s such an honor to do the record with Steve. I’ve been a fan of his work for years.”

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
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.

By

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
All Features