The Devil Wears Prada News
As one of the brightest, rising stars in the metalcore world, The Devil Wears Prada has been named 2009’s Band of the Year by Alternative Press. The band will grace the cover of AltPress’ February 2010 issue, on stands January 5. With vocalist Mike Hranica having been featured on the cover of the magazine’s Warped Tour August issue, this is the second time in less than a year that TDWP has been on the cover of AltPress. The Alternative Press cover recognizes the breakthrough year that 2009 has been for The Devil Wears Prada – Hranica, guitarist/vocalist Jeremy DePoyster, guitarist Chris Rubey, bassist Andy Trick, keyboardist James Baney, and drummer Daniel Williams. The band’s critically-acclaimed third album, With Roots Above and Branches Below (Ferret Records), was released in May and debuted at #11 on Billboard’s Top 200 Albums Chart, immediately following a sold-out, 43-date headline tour; the band had a Main Stage slot on the Van’s Warped Tour, co-headlined the November/December 27-date Napalm & Noise Tour with All That Remains, and found themselves on the covers of Outburn, HM, and AMP. The Devil Wears Prada will join Killswitch Engage on their Winter U.S. tour as direct support beginning February 4, 2010. Live, the six-piece TDWP presents a powerful intensity that many other metalcore bands never quite achieve, with savage riffs, bulldozing guitar, thunderous beats, manic synths, and an assault of abrasive vocals. On this tour, the band will perform songs from all three of their releases – 2006’s Dear Love: A Beautiful Discord, 2007’s Plagues, and the new With Roots Above and Branches Below, including the video track, “Danger: Wildman,” which can be viewed here.
Tour Dates:
2/17 – Fargo, ND
2/18 – Minneapolis, MN
2/19 – Milwaukee, WI
2/20 – Royal Oak, MI
2/21 – Indianapolis, IN
2/23 – Tulsa, OK
2/24 – Austin, TX
2/25 – Houston, TX
2/26 – Dallas, TX
2/27 – Corpus Christi, TX
2/28 – Lubbock, TX
3/1 – Albuquerque, NM
3/3 – Las Vegas ,NV
3/4 – Tucson, AZ
3/5 – Tempe, AZ
3/6 – Los Angeles, CA
3/7 – San Francisco, CA
3/9 – Portland, OR
3/10 – Seattle, WA
3/12 – Magna, UT
3/13 – Denver, CO
3/14 – Kansas City, MO
3/15 – St. Louis, MO
3/16 – Nashville, TN
3/18 – New York, NY
3/19 – New York, NY
3/21 – Wallingford, CT
3/22 – Clifton Park, NY

Flatfoot 56 Returns With Black Thorn
Excitement continues to surround FLATFOOT 56 as the release of their forthcoming full-length album Black Thorn nears. Armed with a jam-packed tour schedule, the Chicago Celtic-punk outfit will bring their live spectacle to cities across the US alongside Project 86 next month before joining the Vans Warped Tour this summer. The band’s current dates also include their first-ever Canadian stops that include appearances in Toronto and Montreal. As 2010 marks the 10-year anniversary for FLATFOOT 56, the new album compacts the band’s celebrated history of eclectic and driving musical charge into thirteen tracks that highlight the pride of the working class and their Chicago roots. The collection of songs that make up Black Thorn delves into weighty thematic content while remaining fundamentally universal. “Everyone goes through hardships, but you aren’t alone,” explains Flatfoot front man Tobin Bawinkel. “Punk rock is about community and brotherhood. This record is our contribution to that.” As cathartic as it is ambitious, Black Thorn is an emphatic assault that remains vintage Flatfoot in its effortless combination of Celtic instrumentation and street corner punk rock. Bagpipes and mandolins remain just as vital as drums and guitars in defining Flatfoot’s sound.
Track Listing:
1. The Escape (Intro)
2. Black Thorn
3. Born For This
4. Courage
5. Smoke Blower
6. The Hourglass
7. Shiny Eyes
8. We Grow Stronger
9. Son Of Shame
10. Stampede
11. Way Of The Sun
12. You Won Me Over
13. Hot Head
Joined by his brothers Justin (Drums) and Kyle (Bass)—along with instrumentalists Eric McMahon (Bagpipes) and Brandon Good (Mandolin)—Tobin Bawinkel fuels FLATFOOT 56 with a sense of camaraderie that directly translates to their die-hard fans through passionate music and highly energetic live performances.
Tour Dates:
2/26 – Rock Falls, IL
2/27 – Davenport, IA
3/1 – Scottsbluff, NE
3/2 – Billings, MT
3/3 – Boise, ID
3/4 – Seattle, WA
3/5 – Portland, OR
3/6 – Spokane, WA
3/8 – Casper, WY
3/10 – Omaha, NE
3/11 – Dekalb, IL
3/12 – Franklin, IN
3/13 – Cincinnati, OH
3/14 – Flint, MI
3/16 – Akron, OH
3/17 – Milwaukee, WI
3/18 – St. Louis, MO
3/19 – Tulsa, OK
3/20 – Fort Worth, TX
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Fireflight’s New Album Hits
Dove-nominated “Artist of the Year,” Fireflight readies for the release of its third album this week, titled For Those Who Wait, on Feb. 9, as the dynamic first single “Desperate” hits No. 1 at Christian Rock radio, and moves up to No.14 on the CHR format. With its stunning new 10-song collection, Fireflight exceeds expectations, following its 2008 breakout sophomore album Unbreakable, which delivered two No.1 singles at Rock and launched Fireflight’s music into new realms, including the NBC network, ESPN’s Winter X Games and voted Taco Bell’s “Best of the Beat,” ultimately landing its prestigious Artist of the Year nomination at the Dove Awards in 2009. While securing its fifth career No.1 song at radio, on the eve of its new album release, Fireflight also receives high marks as the editorial staff at leading music web site Jesusfreakhideout.com votes For Those Who Wait as its No.1 “most anticipated album of 2010,” topping the staff’s list of the 25 new projects “we’re plain stoked about.” With For Those Who Wait, Fireflight offers hard-rocking urgency and emotion, and unveils the band’s thickest groove yet, showcasing lead singer Dawn Michele’s powerful vocals. The album’s transparent lyrics continue a defining trait for Fireflight’s songwriting, issuing an awareness of God’s magnificence amidst personal weakness. “This album is filled with even more personal stories of our own, our families, friends, and our fans,” relates Michele. “It’s our lives, our hearts, and our pain just poured out.” She adds, “For Those Who Wait is a maturation in understanding that sometimes you don’t appreciate why you’re on the path that you are. A lot of times, we get bogged down thinking about things that we’re waiting for. And when we do that, we totally miss out on what’s happening in-between now and our goal. God has times of waiting in our lives because He has something for us to learn. Hard things that happen, that throw us off of our plan, can become the most important things in our lives because God will take them and use them to shape our character and who we are.”
Musically, drummer Phee Shorb puts it, “For Those Who Wait sounds as good as I’ve always hoped we could sound.” Fireflight is currently playing to an average of more than 9,000 fans a night in arenas across the nation as part of the WinterJam Tour.
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Rosanne Cash In Live HD Performance
Global Media Group & Our World Live (OWL) celebrates new technology to unite fans worldwide with a Live HD concert featuring Rosanne Cash on BillboardLive.com. Fans can easily access the series by simply logging onto BillboardLive.com where they will be able to safely and securely download the Microsoft Silverlight and OWL HD player onto their computer free of charge with a one-time, simple download. Acclaimed singer-songwriter Rosanne Cash released her 12th studio album, The List, late last year in which the track “Sea Of Heartbreak” (feat. Bruce Springsteen) was nominated for a Grammy in the Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals category. The List features 12 classic songs that were culled from a list of essential country tunes that her legendary father Johnny gave her in 1973, and filtered through her own unique, sophisticated perspective. The result, a stunning catalog of Cash’s contemporary interpretations in her first-ever covers record. The performance will be on Thursday, February 18th at 9 pm EST/6 pm PST.

Ortolan Debuts On Sounds Familyre
Sounds Familyre Records will release Ortolan’s debut full-length Time On A String on March 9, 2010. You can download “Sticky Situation” from Time On A String here. A hot minivan barreling down the highway, filled to the brim with siblings, sleeping bags, and travel checkers sets—this is the setting for a decades-old American tradition upheld by millions: arguing over the radio dial until consensus is happily found at that hallowed institution, the oldies station. Thus begins the story of Ortolan, four young women from Southern New Jersey with music-loving, art-teacher parents, devoted to each other in laughter, bickering, love, and play. Sisters Stephanie (16), Brianna (18), Lara (20), and sister-in-law Jill (23) also happen to create music that is singularly winsome, disarming, and sincere, possessing the same kind of universal appeal of 1950s and ’60s rock and roll, with its earnest abandon and joy in simple and uncluttered gestures. Ortolan’s sound is at once familiar and new, a sort of musical déjà vu—where listeners remember that which they are hearing for the first time. The group came together in a remarkably unassuming manner, almost unintentionally, with Stephanie Cottingham (at the time just thirteen years old) signing up with a friend to play at a church coffeehouse. Having only picked up guitar a few months prior, she was surprised by the audience’s enthusiasm for her fledgling attempts at songwriting. Encouraged to give greater heed to the writing impulse, Stephanie spun more melodies and drafted more lyrics, and one year later, she signed up to play the coffeehouse again, this time joined by sisters Lara and Brianna on drums and bass respectively. Ken Fabianovicz of Sounds Familyre was in the audience that night and was so struck by the maturity of song-craft present in this humble outfit that he recommended that the band go into the studio. A few months and several penny-jars later, the group found themselves recording a four-song demo at the New Jersey Recreation Room, home to one of indie music’s most creative producers, Daniel Smith. Smith immediately recognized something special in Stephanie’s beguiling voice and songwriting, and in the remarkable support these sisters showed for each other, cheering one another on as only siblings can. Throughout the next several months, Stephanie and the others continued to write, Jill was added on keys and vocals, the band crafted and refined arrangements—and within a year Ortolan was signed to Sounds Familyre Records and back at the Recreation Room recording their first full-length album, Time On A String (to be released in March 9, 2010). The original four-song demo was mixed and mastered as well, and has become the perfect introduction to the group, simply titled Ortolan EP (released July 14, 2009). Much like the beautiful, thumb-sized songbird from which the band derives its name, the music of Ortolan possesses the kind of startling beauty that reintroduces wonder to the weary. With playful lyrical themes ranging from sandcastles to buckets of light to fanciful creatures following you home, it’s music with sass and spunk, born from fierce imaginations and young hearts just as enamored with the classic sounds of The Ronnettes, The Shirelles, The Beatles and Motown, as with modern songwriters Regina Spektor, Feist, and Joanna Newsom. Perhaps what is most striking about Ortolan’s music is its satisfying inevitability: the melodies, the chord progressions, the instrumentation, the production all boil down to the right note followed by the right note followed by the right note. All this inevitability and sense of rightness—and yet quirkiness, spontaneity, and joy scamper rambunctiously through every measure. The sound makes you feel that perhaps there are things in the world that exist as they are meant to, and that is no small feat.
Track Listing:
1. Anything
2. Be So Bold
3. Changes
4. Gaze
5. Insist For More
6. Just Like Me
7. Ludwig
8. Mirror Image
9. Opposites
10. Sleep, Sleep, Sleep
11. Sticky Situation
Tour Dates:
3/07 – Philadelphia, PA
3/08 – Brooklyn, NY
3/10 – Baltimore, MD
3/11 – Chapel Hill, NC
3/12 – Athens, GA
3/13 – Orlando, FL
3/15 – Tallahassee, FL
3/17 – Austin, TX
3/18 – Austin, TX
3/19 – Denton, TX
3/20 – Memphis, TN

Owl City Release Deluxe Edition
Owl City is THE success story of 2009 and the story just keeps getting better! They’ve kicked off 2010 with a sold-out headlining tour of the US, a certified gold album and a triple platinum single. Universal Republic has just gone to commercial radio with the second single “Vanilla Twilight” and not only have they been racking up adds super fast, but the song has already gone gold and is nearing platinum. On top of all this, they released a deluxe edition of Ocean Eyes on January 26th with seven bonus tracks including “Sunburn,” “Hot Air Balloon,” and “Butterfly Wings.” After completing his sold-out US tour, Owl City will be making his way to Europe and the UK to perform a sold-out headlining tour there where he’s also topping the charts (“Fireflies” has been the #1 song in the UK for the past 3 weeks!) and than over to Australia to join up with Cobra Starship before returning Stateside for yet another headlining tour of the US – which is nearly sold-out as well!
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Urgent Prayer For The Myriad
Just days after The Myriad played their last show of 2008, Randy Miller (drummer) went in for a surgery to have a lump removed from his shoulder. Shortly after that he was diagnosed with an incredibly rare form of bone cancer called chondrosarcoma. Statistically speaking things looked incredibly challenging, but Randy had youth and determination on his side. Starting almost immediately he would begin an incredibly intense season of chemo-therapy; every 3 weeks for the duration of 2009. Randy was doing so well that towards the end of 2009 he was able to tour with the band for a month long run with Tyrone Welles in support of the Humane Society of the United States. The tumors appeared to be shrinking and it looked like he was heading towards recovery and remission. Last week Randy received the devastating news that the tumors are back and growing. Because of its intensity, they can’t continue the chemo. It doesn’t appear that there are any medical alternatives left. Please join us in praying for Randy, his wife Krystin, and their two children Conner and Jillian during this trying time for their family and loved ones. To quote Randy, “I don’t always understand God, but I have to believe. No one can take that from me.” If you’d like to find out more info on Randy, you can watch the video here. There is a giving option for the family’s growing medical costs set up as well through Randy’s home church The Stirring in Redding, CA. You can access that my going to thestirring.org and navigating to the online giving tab. On behalf of the Miller family and The Myriad, thank you for your prayers and continued kindness.

Catalyst Music Project Unites Artists
INO Records and Catalyst, a leadership development organization, recently joined forces to create the Catalyst Music Project – an album inspired by churches and songwriters nationwide. Acknowledging that it was time to let the Church show the world what songs are impacting this generation, INO Records asked worship leaders and songwriters to submit music that was already connecting in their communities and churches – ultimately permitting the voice of the people to be heard. More than 350 worship leaders and songwriters submitted 750 songs – from which the Catalyst Music Project emerged. Produced by Nathan Nockels (Phillips, Craig & Dean, Passion and Matt Redman), the resulting Catalyst Music Project features 12 organic anthems performed by the creators and worship leaders, along with artists like Phil Wickham, Laura Story, Fee and Heather Williams. Jeremiah Jones, writer of “What A Savior” – the first radio single released from the Catalyst Music Project – says, “While there have been countless inspired worship songs produced for the Church by the music industry, it’s refreshing to hear well-worn, time tested songs written by local leaders.” Released to radio on January 15, 2010, “What A Savior” – featuring Laura Story – is already being played on more than 30 radio stations nationwide. INO Records and Catalyst are streaming a preview of the album, as well as offering the single and the accompanying chord chart as free downloads here.

Relient K Head Out For Spring Tour With Paramore
Taking their irreverent live show to the masses, Grammy®-nominated Relient K will head out on the road with Paramore this spring, including a stop in New Jersey for the The Bamboozle on May 1, announced today. Tour starts April 26 in their home state at the Knoxville Civic Auditorium. Relient K’s current release, Forget and Not Slow Down (#15 debut), is co-produced and written by Thiessen—one of the busiest songwriters in the business. Thiessen has been doing studio time this winter co-writing with Andrew McMahon and Katy Perry for each of their forthcoming releases. Currently, the song “Longshot” featuring Matt Thiessen who co-wrote along with Katy Perry for Kelly Clarkson’s current release, All I Ever Wanted, can be heard on American Idol network promo spots. Thiessen’s work continues to hold on Billboard’s Top 200 with Owl City’s Ocean Eyes featuring the Thiessen produced, #1 Billboard Hot 100 smash hit single “Fireflies” (platinum single). Relient K is Matthew Thiessen (vocals, piano), Matt Hoopes (guitar), John Warne (bass), Jon Schneck (guitar) and Ethan Luck (drums). Named after Hoopes’ first car, co-founders Thiessen and Hoopes formed the band in 1997 while in high school in Canton, Ohio. In the decade since their first release they’ve put out five full-length albums three of which have been certified Gold, toured the globe, and racked up several hit singles and a Grammy nomination. Their new indie-influenced modern rock record Forget and Not Slow Down (Mono Vs. Stereo/JIVE Records) was released on October 6th and blends thought provoking lyrics with a distinguished new sound. Forget… is their second Top 15 debut on the Billboard 200, and is co-produced by Thiessen with longtime producer Mark Townsend.
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Tour Dates:
4/26 – Knoxville, TN
4/28 – Charlottesville, VA
4/30 – Atlantic City, NJ
5/1 – East Rutherford, NJ
5/3 – Columbus, OH
5/4 – Grand Rapids, M
5/6 – Rockford, IL
5/7 – Moline, IL
5/8 – Council Bluffs, IA
5/10 – Salt Lake City, UT
5/12 – Seattle, WA
5/15 – Bakersfield, CA
5/16 – Las Vegas, NV

John Schlitt Joins The Gang
Legendary recording artist John Schlitt—solo artist, lead singer for Grammy Award-winning Christian band Petra and former lead singer for mainstream rock band Head East—recently joined multi-platinum, Grammy and Dove Award winning artist Michael W. Smith, who gathered a who’s-who list from the music community to record “Come Together Now” at Belmont University’s Ocean Way Studios. The song, penned by Smith, David Mullen and Cindy Morgan—and produced by Bryan Lenox—was written to remind people of the need to help those in Haiti. “The crisis in Haiti has left us all trying to figure out how we can help,” shares Smith. “We wanted to create something that the community could support, for the greater good of those in Haiti. Everyone gave of their time: the studio was donated, the musicians donated their time and all proceeds from this song will go to designated charity/relief work through The American Red Cross and Samaritan’s Purse. It’s incredible to be part of something that is going to help so many people.” Schlitt adds, “It was a real joy to be able to share the talent that God has given me with so many others who have been given the same ability—all wrapped in a spirit that was truly straight from the Lord. It was a great evening.” In addition to lending their voices in song, Schlitt and several other artists also recorded PSAs for The American Red Cross and Samaritan’s Purse for use in upcoming months. Contributing artists include: Aaron Shust, Alathea, Amber Hezlep, Anthony Moreino, Anthony Skinner, Ashley Cleveland, Austins Bridge, B. Reith, Brady Toops, Brandon Heath, Britt Nicole, Byron Chambers, Calvin Nowell, Charmaine, Chris McClarney, Chris Sligh, Chuck Girard, Dana Jorgensen, Darwin Hobbs, David Mullen, Don Poythress, Donovan Tea, Dorothy Savage, Duane Allen, Echoing Angels, Everlife, Francesca Battistelli, Greg Jennings, Hillary McBride, Jaime Jamgochian, Jared Anderson, Jasmine Sagginario, Jason Baird, Jason Dunn, Jimmie Allen, Jody Davis, John Ford Coley, John Schlitt, Joseph Martino, Julia Ross, Justin Rivers, Kate Lazar, Kate Schettler, The Katinas, Kevin Max, Kirk Sullivan, Lara Landon, Lanae Hale, Lannie Anderson, Lee Greenwood, Mandisa, Manic Drive, Margaret Becker, Mark Hall and Megan Garrett of Casting Crowns, Matt Dowley, Matthew West, Matt Maher, Melinda Doolittle, Meredith Andrews, Michael Cavallo, Michael Olson, Michael Tait, Michael Tash, MIKESCHAIR, Mike Weaver, Natalie Grant, Nicole C. Mullen, The Oak Ridge Boys, Paige Armstrong, Phil Stacey, Point of Grace, PureNRG, Rachael Lampa, Rachel B. James, Reco Hight, Restless Heart, Ruben Mundo, Russ Mohr, Sarah Ross, Sarah Sadler, Selah, Shannon Cochran, Shawn Cavallo, Stephanie Smith, Steven Curtis Chapman, Terrence James, TobyMac, Tommy Coomes, Travis Cottrell, Trey Heffinger, Wynonna, Yellow Cavalier and a childrens choir of more than 250 elementary school students including 14 from Haiti. The song will be made available for sale soon, with all proceeds going to benefit relief efforts to Haiti. More details on the song’s release date are forthcoming. With more than three decades worth of water under the musical bridge, John Schlitt has earned multiple Gold Records, Grammys and Dove Awards. He has toured all over the world and has been inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame as a member of Petra, one of the most successful rock bands in Christian music history. Schlitt was recently named the best rock singer in Christian music history by GospelMusicChannel.com. According to the website, Schlitt “remains one of the most distinctive and impactful men to ever stand behind a microphone.” For Schlitt’s latest solo album, The Grafting, he called on the multiple talents of son-in-law and rising star producer/songwriter/drummer Dan Needham (Amy Grant, Petra, Michael McDonald) to help craft his vision. The Grafting finds Schlitt exploring uncharted musical territory, while remaining anchored by his unmistakable voice. At once intimate and accessible, The Grafting is without a doubt Schlitt’s most potent solo album to date. The Grafting is available on 4K Records and is distributed by New Day Christian Distributors in the U.S. and internationally by Go Global Entertainment.
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Megadeth Reunites With Dave Ellefson
Megadeth founder and frontman Dave Mustaine has announced the return of original bassist David Ellefson (1983-2002) to the iconic multi-platinum group. This reunion is appropriately timed to Megadeth’s upcoming historic month-long Rust In Peace 20th anniversary tour which launches March 1 in Spokane, WA. At these incredibly special shows, Megadeth will play their landmark, genre-defining 1990 album Rust In Peace in its entirety, in addition to other Megadeth favorites. “This shows the power of brotherly love and forgiveness,” Mustaine says. “David Ellefson belongs in Megadeth.” David Ellefson concurs: “This is a huge moment for all of us, band and fans alike. It is a great celebration of the music from one of the biggest landmark albums of our career.” Ellefson will join Mustaine and Megadeth band members Shawn Drover (drums) and Chris Broderick (guitar) on tour in support of the group’s current CD Endgame, which has received some of the highest critical accolades of the band’s career. “We’d like to thank James LoMenzo for several years of loyal service on the bass, and wish him the very best,” Mustaine adds.

Woe Of Tyrants To Release Third Album
Woe Of Tyrants spent the entirety of 2009 criss-crossing the US on a multitude of tours. After the grueling schedule came to a close, did they head home to rest and take some time off? NOPE! They dove right into songwriting for the follow up to their sophomore album and Metal Blade debut, Kingdom Of Might. This time around, the guys have seriously turned up the shred-knob and churned out some of the most exciting songs we’ve heard swirling around the Metal Blade offices in quite some time. On this record, you’ll find equal parts speed, groove and over the top guitar soloing. Headbanging will be mandatory. The new album, Threnody, will be released worldwide on April 13th while the band will be on the road with Overkill and Vader. The artwork and first track will be up on the band’s myspace, in the coming weeks. Before then, SiriusXM Liquid Metal listeners will be treated to an exclusive premiere of the first single, Creatures Of The Mire on Friday, February 12th. Vocalist Chris Catanzaro discusses the themes of Threnody: “Well 2009 proved to be a monstrous one for Woe of Tyrants. It was a year of accomplishing goals such as releasing our debut Metal Blade album, touring with bands we’ve grown up listening to, and meeting thousands of awesome people all over the country. As we embark into 2010, our goals have shifted up a few gears. We have a brand baby spankin’ new record that we finished recording at the end of 2009 with Jamie King producing, and to embrace the cliché “this is the most epic brutal stuff we’ve ever done and we’re stoked on it!” The album is entitled Threnody. Now for those of us who do not know what that word means right off hand (I had to look it up as I was reading a passage from Ralph Waldo Emerson long ago), a threnody is a song or hymn inspired by the grief of losing someone you love. The album tells a story of a non-specific individual traveling between planets searching for answers, while paralleling Satan’s fall from grace to damnation at the same time. We all experience a change at some point as we travel through life, albeit not of the same magnitude as Lucifer, that will render us either content, or disgusted. When disgust is the feeling, then we begin to miss our former self as if they were an entirely different person. I’d like to be clear that I’m not referring specifically to Christians, or Muslims, or Amish or whatever else the kids are doing these days. Threnody, as we are using it, is a story of grief over losing oneself. This album will surprise those familiar with our band, and hopefully surpass any preconceived notions of those who are listening to us for the first time. If you have expectations for this record to sound like our last two albums, it doesn’t. Well, a little like the others, as we still prefer playing leads over doing breakdowns, and we still wish we were Wintersun or Decapitated. But for the most part, this record is new territory for us and we are excited to unleash it. We have a huge touring schedule kicking off in the spring, preceded by some regional shows in February as a part of the “Metal as Art” tour with Hypno5e, Starring Janet Leigh and Fallen Martyr. At the end of March, we leave on the KILLFEST tour which features Overkill, Vader, God Dethroned, Warbringer and Evile. We couldn’t be happier about being involved with such an epic tour, and to join Overkill on their 25th anniversary tour is truly an honor. Much love!”
Track Listing:
1. Tetelestai
2. Creatures Of The Mire
3. Venom Eye
4. Tempting The Wretch
5. Threnody
6. Bloodsmear
7. The Venus Orbit
8. Lightning Over Atlantis
9. Singing The Surrender
10. Descendit Ad Inferos (The Harrowing Of Hell)
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Heaven's Metal: An Oral History of the Genesis of Christian Metal

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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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Black metal may not be the first thing on your mind when you think of Portugal, but GAEREA is here to change that. HM contributing writer Andrew Voigt sat down with GAEREA to discuss the band’s music, their mysterious name and image, and how office work can be art.


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