We liked how this Gift Guide thing came off,
so we decided to run it again in our January/February
issue, to offer a place for like-minded folks to highlight
what they’re working on and releasing as of late. When you
shop at these places, please tell them that HM Magazine sent ya!

Note to Mom...

Guitar Praise

(1) Guitar Praise ™
Grab the guitar and jam with the band!
Rock out to over 50 songs from top Christian artists,
including tobyMac, Relient K, Skillet and more!
Includes wireless guitar controller and CD-ROM game
with 4 levels of play per song.
Onscreen lyrics reflect Christian values.
For Windows and Mac computers. [www.guitarpraise.com]

Neal Morse

(2) Neal Morse
Prog’s reigning solo artist returns with
Dream Theater’s Mike Portnoy for a mind-blowing
fusion of prog-rock opuses and melodic anthems.
Download the free single, “Lifeline” at
Distributed by Sony, Metal Blade, and SPV.

Monty Python's Flying Circus

(3) The Complete Monty Python’s Flying Circus Collector’s Edition
Irreverent, silly, poignant; but most of all, side-splitting.
The fan of the show can’t get a collection any more complete
and comprehensive than this one. This is an upgrade from the
boxset released a couple years ago, which included the
Hollywood Bowl concert and previously unreleased German
television episode. To make it even bigger and better this
time, they added collections from Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle,
Michael Palin, John Cleese, Graham Chapman, and Terry Jones,
which feature candid interviews where the actors reveal what
was memorable about the skits that they like quite a bit.


(4) 300 Limited Collector’s Edition
For those that loved this epic and heroic movie,
here is a special package that loads all the extra
content from the 2-disc Special Edition
(including an Easter Egg with original test footage)
and adds a bonus disc with a documentary
(To The Hot Gates: A Legend Retold) about taking
the ancient legend through a graphic novel and then
onto the big screen. This package was the first DVD
we’ve had that has included an iTunes-ready digital
copy of the film, allowing the mind-boggling film to
stare at me from my iPod’s video screen. In addition
to all this, there’s a 52-page hardcover art book,
a cool 3D lucite display with motion film images
and collectible photo cards.


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.


Photo by Ashley Osborn

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Imperial Triumphant - 2021

Alphaville’s Metal Renaissance

With influences that span Miles Davis and Stravinsky to Geddy Lee and Les Claypool, jazz metal force Imperial Triumphant is the epitome of genre-bending. HM contributing writer Andrew Voigt spoke with the band about their unique style, the massive bass presence in their music, and the rise and fall of civilization.


Photo by Alex Krauss

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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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