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.



Seaway's Big Fall

Planned for the summer, 'Big Vibe' was moved to the Fall as COVID swept the nation. It turns out, the vibes were exactly the breath of fresh air we needed. HM contributing writer Danielle Martin talks with Seaway vocalist Ryan Locke about the band's new era, how they formed their sound for 2020, and why Harry Styles belongs in their lives.


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Payable on Death – P.O.D.

A Voice of Life

Almost 27 years after the band's first studio album, P.O.D.'s message is arguably more important than ever. "I believe (our message) is even more relevant now than it was then. If you really listen to 'Youth of the Nation,' we still have these tragedies going on. There’s a lot of searching still going on out there."


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