HM is proud to premiere the new lyric video for “Lost,” the first single from Becoming Saints’ debut full-length record, Oh, the Suffering. The the Little Rock, Arkansas-based quintet signed on with Rottweiler for the release, and producer Simon Pettiford will helm the sound. “We’re exploring boundaries we’ve never really tried,” vocalist Drew Garrison wrote in to say about the album, “and taking a different approach toward all our songs. Simon is really pushing us. It’s an exciting time. We hope everyone loves it as much as we do.” Garrison continued:

“Our new record is the best work we’ve done as a band. We try to write from the heart with music and lyrics that coincide with the ups and downs in life that everyone can hopefully connect with. Rottweiler Records is a perfect fit for us. They really care about their artists and we’ve been nothing but happy with our interaction with them.”

Becoming Saints also features Jeff Bowie, ex-guitarist for Soul Embraced. The album comes after the success of their 2013 EP, Let This Not Be the End of Me, the first official music from the band, which originally formed in 2005.

The band is scheduled to play Audiofeed 2016 and will be featured as support for Living Sacrifice at the Serpent Stomp Festival at Route 66 Events Center in Tulsa, OK on April 23.


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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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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.


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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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