Call To Preserve Post New Song
Call To Preserve have released the first new song from their upcoming 7? Validation. The song is “Exploit, Neglect, Condemn” and it’s up now on Facebook. Validation will be a 7? vinyl record containing 4 brand new tracks from the band, released on July 5, available only on vinyl or digitally. The band will also be kicking off their farewell tour this summer with Dead Icons and Strike First’s Dynasty. This will be your last chance to see Call To Preserve live, so be sure to come out and give them a proper send off!
Tour Dates:
6/15 – Fayetteville, GA
6/16 – Columbia, SC
6/17 – Whitesburg, KY
6/18 – Cookeville, TN
6/19 – Southhaven, MS
6/20 – Little Rock, AR
6/21 – Tyler, TX
6/22 – Houston, TX
6/23 – McAllen, TX
6/24 – San Antonio, TX
6/25 – Fort Worth, TX
6/26 – Tulsa, OK
6/27 – Springfield, MO
6/28 – Springfield, IL
7/05 – Evansville, IN
7/06 – Chattanooga, TN

Hands News
The new Hands album is being met with early critical acclaim, and now you can pre-order your copy. Give Me Rest is now available in various bundles for pre-order, including limited edition vinyl which comes with a code for a free digital download of the album. Check out all the different packages here.
Hands has also released this morning a second new song from the album. You can listen to “The Helix” here.

Red Cord Records Releases Free Compilation
Red Cord Records has released a 12 song compilation for the summer titled Red Cord Records Heavy Summer Meltdown. The compilation can be downloaded at Hails & Horns Magazine, and features music from our upcoming summer releases as well as some of our hottest albums from 2010. The compilation can be downloaded here.
Track Listing:
1. Phinehas – I Am the Lion (from the album thegodmachine, available 7/19/2011)
2. Day of Vengeance – Horseback Riding In Arabia (from the album He Who Has Ears, available now)
3. Your Chance to Die – Requiem for the Blessed Damned (from the album Suscitatio Somnus, available 8/16/2011)
4. A Past Unknown – What If You’re Wrong (from the album To Those Perishing, available 7/19/2011)
5. Righteous Vendetta – The Dawning (from the album The Dawning, available now)
6. Not One Is Upright – The State vs. The Librarian (from the album God Is Not a Watchmaker and The World Is Not Ticking, available now
7. Joliet – Buried Alone (available late summer/early fall 2011)
8. Milosny – Battle Line (from the album Babylon, available now)
9. From the Eyes of Servants – Bridegroom (from the EP El Elyon, release TBD)
10. NoLoveLost – Are You Here To Join The Party? (from the album Without Beginning, Without End, available 5/31/2011)
11. Nigh Is the Hour – Key On The Tree (from the album Moments, available 5/31/2011)
12. Above the Abyss – Complexity Is Chaos (from the album Yeah…. That Just Happened, available 6/21/2011)

Mychildren Mybride Announce Tour Contest
MYCHILDREN MYBRIDE are proud to launch the “Nocturnal Alliance Tour” contest! MYCHILDREN MYBRIDE are offering fans an opportunity to win a stellar prize pack including tickets to the show in their area for everyday of ‘THE NOCTURNAL ALLIANCE TOUR. “We are so excited for this tour,” comments MYCHILDREN MYBRIDE’s Matthew Hasting. “We are thankful to our sponsors and friends to make this tour the best it can be. We hope you will help us promote and win some great prizes!”
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12 Stones To Release New Album
12 STONES–Paul McCoy (vocals), Eric Weaver (guitars), Justin Rimer (Guitar), Michael McManus (drums)–will release their fourth album, ONLY HUMAN, August 23 on the Executive Music Group label via Fontana/Universal. The band joined forces once again with producer Skidd Mills (Saving Abel, Skillet, Saliva), who had previously worked with 12 STONES on 2007’s ANTHEM FOR THE UNDERDOG, which was inspired by the effects of Hurricane Katrina on their hometown of New Orleans. The first single and video from ONLY HUMAN—which was mixed by Mike Shipley (Green Day, 30 Seconds To Mars)–will impact radio and be available next month. Says singer Paul McCoy: “We are very pleased to have signed to Executive Music Group, we felt they had our best interest at heart with wanting to get our music back to all our fans worldwide not only in the rock world but our fans in the Christian community. We appreciate all our fans and our main priority is to make sure our music is available to all who support us.” The New Orleans band’s previous albums and singles have sold over two million copies in the U.S., in addition to singer Paul McCoy winning a Grammy® Award for “Best Hard Rock Performance” for his contribution on Evanescence’s “Bring Me To Life” smash hit single which went on to sell over 14 million albums worldwide. The band has also garnered multiple GMA Dove Nominations for their singles “Broken” and “Lie To Me.”
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Manafest To Release Live CD/DVD
BEC Recordings’ and two-time JUNO nominated Manafest is set to release his first live DVD/CD Manafest Live in Concert on June 7th. This DVD/CD is just another career milestone for this artist that has sold more than 200,000 albums worldwide along with 45,000 digital singles of his hit “Avalanche” from his recent release The Chase, which is also currently No. 1 Soundscan Canada – Canadian Christian Chart. Manafest fans can check out a preview of the DVD/CD by “Like”ing his Facebook page now. In addition the pre-sale of the upcoming LIVE release with multiple options is available now – click here. The Manafest Live in Concert was recorded in full on the Superchick Reinvention Tour last fall. The project includes Manafest’s hit songs from his albums Glory, Citizens Activ, and the most recent and award-nominated project The Chase. “I’m so stoked to get this LIVE project out so fans that have never seen a show before can experience it,” shares Manafest. “We bring a killer live show right into their home. All band all rock!” This LIVE project comes at a perfect time for Manafest as his notabilty continues to rise with the radio and tour success. The hit single, “Avalanche,” gave Manafest his highest charting single at CHR peaking at No. 4 as well as No. 10 on Rock. The recent radio single “No Plan B” produced his second Top 15 CHR hit off of this album coming in at No. 13. The third single off of The Chase will release “Every time You Run” to radio on June 10th. Since the release of The Chase, this Canadian has traveled to the United Kingdom, Ireland, Japan, United States, and New Zealand.
Manafest Live In Concert Track listing:
1. Avalanche
2. 4-3-2-1
3. Top Of The World
4. No Plan B
5. Bounce
6. Impossible
7. Bring The Ruckus
8. Fear
9. Every time You Run
10. Renegade
11. Fire In The Kitchen
12. The Chase
13. *Full LIVE Concert DVD included
14. *Bonus videos for Avalanche, No Plan B & Impossible

Joey Puente Puts Together Supergroup
A band 25 years in the making… The Fall of Vegas is comprised of rockers, Joey Knight (Stryken) on Lead Vocals, Ron “Zilla” Campbell (Monsterus) on Drums, Ez Gomér (Jet Circus, Leviticus) on Bass/Vocals, Paul Cawley (Guardian) on Rhythm Guitar/Vocals, Michael Tyrrell (Doro Pesch, Mylon LeFevre) Lead Guitars, and Brent Jeffers (Stryper/Guardian) on Keyboards. Founded by former Stryken drummer turned vocalist Joey Knight, these Christian rock veterans have come together to forge their own blend of new rock sound in following with the success of such supergroups as Velvet Revolver, Audioslave, and Chickenfoot. FOV marks the spot for a new beginning from this band of brothers united by some legendary pasts and a suddenly brighter future. For over a year the band has been putting the pieces in place, and the sound coming forth is a sonic amalgamation that forges a number of classic rock influences, all slathered with a heavy dose of hard rock muscle. “I’m excited for what’s ahead,” explains the group’s lead singer Joey Knight. “This band has been a total God thing in how He brought us all together – we’re looking forward to sharing His message once again through the medium of rock-n-roll and having a great time together doing it!” The formula for FOV has been brewing for sometime, as the guys lives have been intertwined through mutual friendships for years. “Joey actually came out to work with us for about a month back in the early days of Monsterus,” explains drummer Ron. “Then I get a call from Van Pelt (HM Magazine Founder) saying that Joey has been trying to contact me for sometime and needed to chat. Joey spotted me on Facebook… sent a chat with his digits… and three hours later the FOV embryo was born.” Fortunately, Ron had been friends for years with Ez… even being tapped to do some European dates on drums in support of Jet Circus’ sophomore release ‘Look at Death Now.’ “When we started talking prospective bass players, I told Joey if we wanted the best, we needed Ez,” says Ron. “So I shot my Swedish Brother an email and it was Game On!” Ron was also spending time socially with Paul, and helping to pull things together to assist with a forthcoming all original Guardian reunion. Through the process, Ron mentioned to Paul about joining FOV and they were off to the races. Within a couple weeks, Paul was catching up with Brent (currently on the road with rock legends, Journey) and began sharing with him the vision for FOV. An hour later the FOV circle became one member away from completion. “A few nights after Brent signed on, Ron and I were discussing options for Lead Guitarist,” says Joey, “while going through a folder of some of his contacts Ron started going nuts as a Fender Endorsement Ad with Michael fell out on the floor.” “It was crazy! Michael and I have been good friends for 20 years and have talked about doing something together at different times but I guess God was waiting for FOV,” says Ron,”It was totally God that put him right in front of us so I shot him a note through Facebook about what we were doing and that we needed a Lead Guitarist… he responded with ‘What about Me?’ As they say the rest is rock-n-roll history!” The band has been hard at work and while FOV inevitably offers a few echoes of its members’ pasts, their sound is defiantly forward-looking and truly fresh. “The development of the sound is evolving,” says Joey ” but we’re firing on all cylinders.” So much so, that Joey’s lifelong best friend, Dug Pinnick (King’s X) has signed on to produce the project. “Dug will bring fresh collaboration with a modern element that will represent now,” says Joey. “We talked a lot of old school producers but kept coming back to Dug. We knew we needed to go in a different direction… this needed to be relevant and not a tribute to anything but the future” The band now readies for their forthcoming debut album and subsequent supporting dates.

7eventh Time Down Signs To BEC
BEC Recordings’ is thrilled to announced the newest rock signing to the family – 7eventh Time Down. The four-member band hailing from Kentucky has been touring together for the past seven years while sharing the stage with such names as Skillet, Kutless, Pillar, Disciple, Fireflight, Stellar Kart, Family Force 5, Decyfer Down, Jars of Clay, and many more. The band will release their first CHR and Rock single “Alive in You” on June 3rd. They will be releasing their label debut on September 13th – more details to follow. “I have been listening to BEC and Tooth & Nail bands for years now. They put out some of my favorite records with my top bands,” shares Mikey Howard, lead vocalist. “To now have the opportunity to be on the label is so incredibly humbling. Knowing God is allowing and enabling us to impact this world for the One to come through BEC Recordings is a dream come true.” 7eventh Time Down features members Mikey Howard (vocals), Eric Vanzant (guitar), Cliff Williams (bass), and Austin Miller (drums). The four members of the band are best friends and share their Christian faith that is the driving force behind every guitar hook and vocal melody. Their label debut album is produced by Grammy-nominated producer Scotty Wilbanks (Echoing Angels, DecemberRadio, Unhindered) at the Rockporium in Atlanta, GA.
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False Idle To Release New EP
False Idle (Hymns of Punk Rock Praise) are about to release a brand new, four song EP of all original songs called “I Refuse”. They are releasing this EP as a free download on the website. False Idle is also in the process of planning a short Pacific Northwest tour this August to promote the EP and to start spreading the word on the upcoming Hymns of Punk Rock Praise, Volume II, full length CD that will be released in early 2012.

Jonathan Jones Releases New Single
JONATHAN JONES, current singer of We Shot The Moon and former singer of rock quartet Waking Ashland, has just released “Duracell,” the first track being made available from his upcoming solo album Community Group, out June 14. Located at his website, the song is available for unlimited streaming and a free download, if you provide a valid email address. Community Group is a fan-funded, self-released album, made possible by Kickstarter, a website where supporters were able to pledge money to Jones in order to help him finance this new release. “The title of the album largely (but not entirely) comes from the Kickstarter experience of making a record in a non-traditional community setting with my fans,” says Jones. “I wrote this album looking to challenge myself on making a recording that was a departure from my previous projects’ over-produced sound.” Community Group features an array of instruments, such as a string quartet, brass, harp, and a heavy dose of piano. “I was dependent on these instruments as the backbone to this project, instead of always going to the guitar.”
Tour Dates:
6/22 – Logan, UT
6/23 – Provo, UT
6/24 – Salt Lake City, UT
6/25 – Rexburg, ID
6/27 – Boise, ID
7/13 – Anaheim, CA

New Winter’s Fall Available As Free Download
The folks at One Track Mind were kind enough to debut the Winter’s Fall track “In Your Head” and make it available as a FREE download. Check it out here.

Thunder Camp Announces This Year’s Event
Thunder Camp is a power-packed seven-day intensive that any young creative warrior will not want to miss! We will have some of the very best teachers and experts equipping the troops for this time. Topics include… Explosive Worship Experiences, Hands-on Outreaches, Creative Compassion, Serving the Poor, Creative Evangelism in the Streets and Character building to last a lifetime! Creating, Songwriting and Recording Music, Arts and Media for the greatest Harvest and much more! So, if you know someone 13 – 18 years old and who would like to join us, please let them know about THUNDER CAMP!
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