August Burns Red Debut New Video
Metal crusaders August Burns Red have debut the video for “White Washed,” the next single from the band’s celebrated album Constellations, on the homepage of MySpace. Shot in Philadelphia near the band’s home turf of Lancaster, PA, the video captures the chaotic energy of an August Burns Red live show – a fitting move for a song that has quickly become a live favorite for fans. “The video doesn’t have a concept, per se, and maybe because of that ended up being one of my favorite ABR videos,” says guitarist JB Brubaker. “We simply shot a performance video in a completely white studio space with lots of washed out shots. Get it? White Washed? It was a grueling day of shooting, but now that we’ve seen the end result, it was more than worth the effort.” The “White Washed” video’s release comes at the front end of a busy summer for the famously hardworking August Burns Red, whose packed schedule includes the recording of a live CD/DVD, the band’s first tours of Japan and South America, and a headlining tour of Europe, not to mention the summer festival circuit. Live dates below. Constellations, the band’s 3rd album, has been a critical success in the metal world, helping 8/BURNS RED to not only become one of the forerunners in the current metal scene, but also break out and reach newer fanbases. The album has sold in excess of 75,000 copies and has been lauded by taste making publications such as Revolver, AP, Outburn and more, further solidifying ABR’s stature.
Tour Dates:
6/4 – Manheim, PA
6/11 – Finland
6/17 – Nagoya, Japan
6/18 – Osaka, Japan
6/19 – Tokyo, Japan
6/20 – Tokyo, Japan
7/2 – Milwaukee, WI
7/3 – Marietta, IL
7/5 – Lansing, MI
7/6 – Toledo, OH
7/7 – Akron, OH
7/8 – Elgin, IL
7/9 – Oshkosh, WI
7/15 – Wilmar, MN
7/31 – Elmira, NY
8/1 – Houston, DE
8/6 – Hartford, CT
8/7 – Gunstock, NH
8/13 – Lewisberry, PA
8/21 – Sao Paulo, Brazil
8/22 – Curitiba, Brazil
8/24 – Buenos Aires, Argentina
8/25 – Santiago, Chile
8/27 – Bogota, Columbia
8/28 – Caracas, Venezuela
9/4 – Frenchtown, NJ

New Song From A Plea For Purging
A Plea For Purging has debuted a song from their upcoming new album The Marriage of Heaven and Hell on Facebook. The song, “The Eternal Female” is a sneak peak into the follow up album to 2009’s Depravity. A Plea For Purging have added another phenomenal album to their legacy with The Marriage of Heaven and Hell. A terrifyingly honest look at the age old wolf-in-sheep’s-clothing theme, The Marriage of Heaven and Hell is also an auditory thrill. Plea continue to edge out the competition in their unique metal genre niche by offering a genuinely original follow up album to 2009’s Depravity with The Marriage of Heaven and Hell. The album will be released on 7/ 6th. A Plea For Purging will be on the Scream the Prayer Tour most of the summer with For Today, In the Midst of Lions, and Maylene and the Sons of Disaster.
Tour Dates:
7/2 – Nashville, TN
7/3 – Charlotte, NC
7/4 – Douglasville, GA
7/5 – Orlando, FL
7/6 – Jacksonville, FL
7/7 – Birmingham, AL
7/8 – Pensacola, FL
7/9 – Houston, TX
7/10 – San Antonio, TX
7/11 – Dallas, TX
7/12 – Tulsa, OK
7/13 – Memphis, TN
7/16 – Willmar, MN
7/17 – Omaha, NE
7/18 – St Louis, MO
7/20 – Albuquerque, NM
7/22 – Las Vegas, NV
7/24 – Pomona, CA
7/25 – Orangevale, CA
7/27 – Seattle, WA
7/31 – Denver, CO
8/3 – Dayton, OH
8/5 – Gilford, NH
8/6 – Vineland, NJ
8/7 – Allentown, PA
8/8 – Baltimore, MD

As I Lay Dying Takes Over
AS I LAY DYING–whose last four albums count combines sales in excess of one million copies–have entered the Billboard Top 200 chart at #10 with over 38,000 copies sold of their much anticipated THE POWERLESS RISE album. THE POWERLESS RISE also reached #2 on Billboard’s Independent Albums Chart and #3 on Billboard’s Hard Music Albums Chart. In Canada, the new album debuted at #11 on the Top 200 Chart, #2 on the Indie Chart and #3 on the Hard Rock Chart. Additionally, the album reached the Top 40 in the following territories: Japan, UK, Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Potent and provocative, THE POWERLESS RISE elevates the group well-beyond their previous work, the new album marks their fifth disc and fourth to be released on Metal Blade Records. The Grammy®-nominated group made their national TV debut on Saturday, May 22 when they performed live on the Revolver Golden Gods Awards, America’s original hard-rock and heavy-metal music awards show–airing at 10:00pm ET/PT on VH1 Classic. During the hour-long broadcast, the group performed alongside iconic music legends Slash, Lemmy Kilmister and Dave Grohl as well as Rob Zombie, Zakk Wylde and Fear Factory. The show also welcomed special appearances by iconic rock and metal artists including: Ronnie James Dio, Dave Mustaine of Megadeth, Alice Cooper, Alice in Chains, Slayer and more. The Billboard chart debut comes on the heels of AS I LAY DYING’s acclaimed An Ocean Between Us. “Jordan and I started this band knowing we might be held back by the intensity of our music,” says lead singer TIM LAMBESIS. “Nine years later we’ve released our second record to make it into the Top 10! It’s an amazing testament to our diehard fan base, underground music and the heavy music listeners that truly know what they want despite what’s perceived to be more popular.”
Tour Dates:
6/7 – Solothurn, Switzerland
6/8 – Munich, Germany
6/11 – Derby, UK
6/13 – Nickelsdorf, Austria
6/15 – Budapest, Hungary
6/16 – Salzburg, Austria
6/18 – Jonschwill, Switzerland
6/19 – Clisson, France
6/20 – Enschede, Holland
6/22 – St. Petersburg, Russia
6/23 – Moscow, Russia
6/25 – Turin, Italy
6/27 – Dessel, Belgium
6/28 – Bochum, Germany
6/29 – Hamburg, Germany
7/1 – Tromoy, Norway
7/2 – Borlange, Sweden
7/4 – Leipzig, Germany
7/12 – Orlando, FL
7/13 – Atlanta, GA
7/14 – N. Myrtle Beach, SC
7/15 – Charlotte, NC
7/16 – Baltimore, MD
7/17 – Toronto, ON
7/18 – Royal Oak, MI
7/20 – Boston, MA
7/21 – Sayreville, NJ
7/22 – Philadelphia, PA
7/23 – Columbus, OH
7/24 – Milwaukee, WI
7/25 – St. Louis, MO
7/27 – Houston, TX
7/28 – Dallas, TX
7/30 – Mesa, AZ
7/31 – Los Angeles, CA
8/1 – San Francisco, CA

Scream It Like You Mean It Tour Announced
Artists Silverstein, Emery, Dance Gavin Dance, I Set My Friends On Fire, Sky Eats Airplane, Ivoryline and Close to Home set to perform for the first annual Scream It Like You Mean It Tour which kicks off 7/8 in Sayreville, NJ. To see exclusive video updates, news, alerts and purchase tickets log on to screamitlikeyoumeanit.com.
Tour Dates:
7/8 – Sayreville, NJ
7/9 – Detroit, MI
7/10 – Chicago, IL
7/11 – St Paul, MN
7/13 – Denver, CO
7/14 – Salt Lake City, UT
7/16 – Seattle, WA
7/17 – Portland, OR
7/18 – Orangevale, CA
7/20 – West Hollywood, CA
7/21 – Anaheim, CA
7/22 – San Diego, CA
7/23 – Tempe, AZ
7/25 – Dallas, TX
7/26 – San Antonio, TX
7/27 – Austin, TX
7/28 – Houston, TX
7/30 – Orlando, FL
7/31 – St Petersburg, FL
8/1 – Atlanta, GA
8/3 – Baltimore, MD
8/4 – Philadelphia, PA
8/5 – New York, NY
8/6 – Worcester, MA
8/7 – Hartford, CT
8/8 – Lancaster, PA

Stryper To Host Holy Land Tour For Fans In 2011
Platinum-selling rock band Stryper announced today that they will be hosting a 10-day tour of the Holy Land February 12-21, 2011. The once-in-a-lifetime VIP tour will be limited to 150 people. Stryper fans will be able to spend time with the band during this unique travel opportunity, with portions of the trip being filmed for an upcoming DVD. “Oz, Robert, Tim and I are excited to go to Israel and see first-hand the birthplace of Christianity,” says lead vocalist/guitarist Michael Sweet. “And to be able to share this experience with some of our fans makes this even more incredible.”
The tour will visit the following locations in Israel:
Caesarea: A city built by King Herod the Great
Mount Carmel: Where the prophet Elijah defeated the false prophets of Baal
Galilee Boat Ride: Where Jesus walked on the water
Caesarea Philippi: Where the disciple Peter first confessed Jesus as the Messiah
Nazareth Village: A recreation of a village at the time of Jesus
Jordan River Baptism: An opportunity for those who wish to be baptized in the Jordan River
Masada: Where the final Jewish revolt against the Romans took place
The Dead Sea: A chance to float in the most therapeutic waters in the world
Pools of Bethesda: Where Jesus healed the man who was lame for 37 years
Garden Tomb: The place of Jesus’ crucifixion and Resurrection
Yad Vashem: Memorial to the Holocaust
Western Wall Tunnels: 60 feet below the modern city of Jerusalem
Jerusalem: The City of God
Mount of Olives: Where Jesus rode the donkey through the Eastern Gate
Garden of Gethsemane: Where Jesus prayed before He was betrayed by Judas
Western Wall: Holiest site in Judaism
The cost for this unique travel opportunity is $3,299.00 per person, which includes airfare out of Los Angeles, New York or Toronto; hotel accomodations; all buffet breakfasts and dinners; air-conditioned transportation; an English-speaking tour guide and entrance fees to all of the sites. Price is based on double-occupancy and does not include airport tax, tip fee or lunch meals. Due to limited availability, this trip will sell out quickly. Reservations can be secured for only $300. To register, please contact ari@ihtours.com or 1-877-999-8868 ext 415.

Petra Returns
Petra will be back in the studio this summer to re-record a CD of previous hits from the records: Never Say Die, More Power to Ya, Not of this World, and Beat the System. Classic songs like More Power to Ya, Judas Kiss, Grave Robber, Adonai, and Beat the System will be revamped with a modern production edge. In addition, the band will craft some new songs to add to the classic hits on each record, with production scheduled to be completed 8/10th, 2010. The tour begins in the USA on October15th and stretches across the globe through 2011. Dates and venues are currently being scheduled.
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Runaway City To Release Debut Album
Vertusent Records readies the release of Armored Heart, the debut album from North Carolina natives Runaway City, on June 22, 2010. Runaway City is Vertusent’s flagship artist and the newly formed label’s first artist release. Produced by Jason Elgin (Collective Soul, Terrible Things) at Synchromesh Studios in Birmingham, Ala., Runaway City shines on its debut recording. From huge rock songs with massive anthems and choruses to beautifully melodic rock ballads, the band has crafted an album full of high quality, fully realized compositions, a true rarity in this day of flavor of the month songs. “It was evident upon meeting Runaway City that the band is genuinely committed to its music and ministry… these guys take great pride in what they do,” says Vertusent Records President Derek Graham. “The heartfelt meaning and integrity that comes across in Runaway City’s music make this band a perfect fit for Vertusent’s long-term vision and development.” The first single “Fade,” now available on iTunes, is currently impacting Christian Rock radio, climbing to No. 39 New & Active this week on the Billboard Christian Rock chart. With its anthemic chorus – All the world could fade away / You’re the only one I’d miss if you were gone / I just can’t believe you don’t see what I see in you – is both uplifting and poignant, which is what the band is all about. Runaway City guitarist Tyler Ricketts comments, “We want Runaway City to be a safe haven for people. Whether it be from a lyric or something said from stage, we want to offer listeners a chance to escape all the things going on in their lives. We hope to give them a glimpse of hope, if only for a moment, to help them carry on with their day to day.” And the name Runaway City illustrates that sentiment. In ancient Israel, those who committed serious crimes were forced to flee to one of six cities for refuge while awaiting a fair trial. The band explains, “By calling ourselves Runaway City, we want to be that refuge for our listeners, even if it is for just a 3-minute song.” Runaway City formed in a small town called Mount Airy, NC, which is the actual television home of “The Andy Griffith Show,” aka Mayberry, USA. The quintet is made up of Tyler Ricketts (Guitar/Backup Vocals), Chris Burrow (Drums), Josh Edwards (Vocals), Jace Bowman (Lead Guitar), and Jon Thompson (Bass Guitar). Summer tour dates will be announced soon.
Track Listing:
1. Daybreak
2. Scars
3. Fade
4. Longing
5. Try
6. Only You
7. Lately
8. No Escape
9. Save Me
10. More Than This

Tumbledown To Go Down To South America
World-traveling Bremerton, WA musician Mike Herrera is a familiar name to those involved in the pop-punk music scene. As songsmith for both his rockabilly band Tumbledown and the Left Coast three-piece punk band, MxPx, for over 17 years, Herrera has left an indelible impression on his fans and critics alike. Now, he is taking his own, very personal solo act south of the border and returning to his South American fans after a four-year hiatus. Having last soaked up the sun in Lima, Buenos Aires, and Sao Paulo with MxPx, Herrera is excited to return and perform his musical best for the rest of South America, in countries like Costa Rica, Columbia, and Argentina. “This trip is long overdue,” said Herrera, “and I can’t wait to share some new material with my South American friends and fans.” Beneath all the tattoos and piercings, the ranting and stage wrecking, Herrera is an accomplished and acclaimed songwriter, and along with his tour-mate Jose Garzon of FeelsLikeFriday, he promises that this South American tour will offer nothing but his best.
Tour Dates:
8/12 – Costa Rica
8/13 – Panama
8/14 – Guayaquil-Ecuador
8/15 – Bogota-Colombia
8/16 – Medellin-Colombia
8/18 – Lima-Peru
8/20 – Rosario-Argentina
8/21 – Buenos Aires-Argentina
8/22 – Sao Paulo-Brazil

New Hillsong Album
With more than 11-million albums sold worldwide, Hillsong LIVE returns with 12 new songs for its 19th recording, A Beautiful Exchange, set to release June 29 on Sparrow Records. Recorded live Nov. 8 along with thousands of worshippers gathered together in the Sydney Entertainment Centre and led by worship leaders Reuben Morgan, Joel Houston, Darlene Zschech and Jad Gillies, among others, the resulting collective expression of worship launches a series of firsts for Hillsong LIVE. A Beautiful Exchange will be the first release of brand new songs in the alliance announced last month with EMI Christian Music Group, and it launches amidst the group’s first radio single from the album and first ever U.S. tour. Each year Hillsong records songs from its worship community around the world that have resonated with the church throughout the year. Featuring these songs organically crafted in the creative environment at Hillsong Church, one of the world’s fastest-growing evangelical ministries, Hillsong LIVE’s A Beautiful Exchange includes “Forever Reign,” the first radio single to be released from the album. Known for such worldwide worship anthems as “Shout To The Lord,” “Mighty To Save,” “My Hope,” “From the Inside Out,” “Hosanna” and many more, “Forever Reign” is a message of hope written by Hillsong LIVE’s Reuben Morgan along with Jason Ingram. “So often I feel like I come to God, and I’ve got nothing,” says Morgan, “but when I feel like there is no good in me, no joy in me, no peace – He is peace, He is joy, He is our salvation. I love that confession. I love singing the chorus of this song with both hands raised: Running to Your arms, the riches of Your love will always be enough. It’s been humbling to see how the church has taken ahold of this song.” In addition to the confession of “Forever Reign,” A Beautiful Exchange explores themes of sacrifice and redemption in the title track, extraordinary love in “Our God Is Love,” and features songs of hope, reconciliation and praise. “The church didn’t want to stop singing, everyone was worshipping with all their hearts,” says Autumn Hardman, Hillsong LIVE Music Director, about the night A Beautiful Exchange was recorded. “Every song carried a sense of freshness right from the start, and even in the studio sessions weeks out, we could feel the excitement about this year’s recording. Everyone brought their ideas, keyboard sounds, guitar lines, drum grooves, and stayed late into the night many nights working out the songs and arrangements.” “This is Hillsong Church coming together from all over Sydney to celebrate, to pray, to seek God,” says Reuben Morgan. “We just press record. This is not about an album. This is really about a church, a family truly seeking God together…A Beautiful Exchange is a picture of that.”
Track Listing:
1. “Our God Is Love” (Joel Houston, Scott Ligertwood)
2. “Open My Eyes” (Reuben Morgan, Braden Lang)
3. “Forever Reign” (Reuben Morgan, Jason Ingram)
4. “The One Who Saves” (Ben Fielding)
5. “Like Incense/Sometimes By Step” (Brooke Ligertwood, Rich Mullins, David Strasser)
6. “Greatness Of Our God” (Reuben Morgan, Jason Ingram, Stu Garrard)
7. “The Father’s Heart” (Gio Galanti, Jorim Kelly)
8. “You” (Joel Houston)
9. “Love Like Fire” (Matt Crocker)
10. “Believe” (Reuben Morgan, Darlene Zschech)
11. “Beautiful Exchange” (Joel Houston)
12. “Thank You” (Ben Fielding, Reuben Morgan)
13. “Forever Reign (Radio Version)” (Reuben Morgan, Jason Ingram)
These same 12 songs are also featured on DVD and Blu-ray, along with a “Behind The Scenes” documentary and subtitles in 11 languages, reflecting the worldwide reach of Hillsong LIVE. The Special Edition DVD/Blu-ray further features five bonus recordings from Hillsong London: “The Answer,” “God Our Salvation,” “For All You Are/You Are Good,” “All Things New” and “Glorious One/To Bring You Glory.”

InnerWish Release New Video
The Greek melodic power metal band INNERWISH have released their video for the track “Burning Desires” online. The track comes off their up-coming album “No Turning Back” which will be released in Europe and North America on May 28nd through Ulterium Records. “Burning Desires” was directed by Bob Katsionis. Check out the video here.
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Deliverance Tribute Album
Roxx Records and the Christian Metal Realm are very excited to announce the details on their long in the works, highly anticipated tribute album celebrating the 25th Anniversary of Southern California Christian Thrash legends Deliverance! ‘Temporary Insanity – A Salute to Deliverance’ is set for release this 8/and hosts a variety of artists paying tribute to the band, some current, some past and even some special reunions all came together to lay down tracks for the disc! Including current and former members of bands such as The Crucified, Vengeance Rising, Deliverance and Hirax just to name a few. And special reunions from Oil and Eternal Decision all coming together just to contribute tracks for this project! Arttie Parker owner of the Christian Metal Realm says “This CD started out in our online forum well over a year ago when some of the bands that frequent the board wanted to do a few tribute songs to ‘D’, then I started talking with Bill over at Roxx Records about it and it morphed in to a full on tribute CD with tons of artists in the mainstream Thrash and Christian Metal scenes all wanting to contribute to this project and give props to Deliverance as you can easily see by looking at the list of bands and artists we have lined up!”
Track Listing:
Deliverance – Flesh & Blood (A 25th Anniversary Special Re-recording)
Deliverance – In U ( A 25th Anniversary Special Re-recording)
Oil – Attack (w/ Ron Rinehart, Blake Nelson, Jason Vanderpal & James ‘JJ’ Jenkins)
Applehead / Fasedown – Belltown (w/ Greg Minear, Michael Phillips, Jim Chaffin & Tim Kronyak)
Lambs Among Wolves – Greetings of Death (w/ Glen Rogers, Daniel Cordova& Roy Z)
Stricken – No Time
P / C / W – What a joke (Michael Phillips, Jim Chaffin, Scott Waters, Tim Kronyak)
Grave Robber – Awake
Ghostemple – If we faint not (features Josh Kramer of Saint & the members of Templar)
Faith Factor – Weapons of our warfare
Whisper from Heaven – Anymore
Venia – Desperate Cries
Days of Affliction – River Disturbance
Grave Forsaken – Bought by blood
Eternal Decision – Belltown (Marking the first time the band has recorded since they disbanded)
Not enough for you? All Pre Orders are going to come with a completely separately packaged 2nd disc with even MORE Salutes to Deliverance including a previously unreleased Deliverance track called ‘The Hunger and the Thirst’. You will want to get your pre-order in for this one as we will only be printing enough for all those that get in on this very special pre-order offer! And look at all the bonus tracks you will get on this exclusive disc…
Bonus Disc Track Listing:
Deliverance – Hunger and the thirst (Previously Unreleased)
Oil – Screaming (w/ Ron Rinehart, Blake Nelson, Jason Vanderpal & James ‘JJ’ Jenkins)
The Sacrificed – Slay the wicked
Krig – Weapons of our warfare
Coriolis – What a Joke
Leper – The Call
Unforsaken – Stay of execution
Crucible Divine – Ramming Speed
Walk on Water – Learn
Incarnate – If you will
Visions of Reality – Blood of the covenant
Saint Spirit – Prophets of Idiocy
Bloodpaid – Words to the…
Bi-Polar Echo – The Call
Pastor Brad – A space called you
AND we’re even going to throw in a limited edition Jimmy Brown signature guitar pick, pick # 2 in the series of limited edition signature guitar picks put out through Roxx Records only available to all of those that pre-order. The CD is just one of several 25th Anniversary celebration items lined up for Deliverance this year, with special 25th Anniversary shows already lined up playing a festival in Southern California and a possible festival date overseas this fall. As well the band well be putting together some special 25th anniversary commemorative items together this year including a very special limited edition T-Shirt. Need even some more Deliverance in your life? As well as debuting the tribute CD ‘Temporary Insanity’, the Up from the Ashes festival will also be one of your first opportunities to pick up copies of two brand spankin new releases from Jimmy Brown and Deliverance courtesy of Retroactive Records!! 8/will see the re-release of a historic release from the Deliverance back catalog with the Limited Edition CD release of ‘What a Joke!’ That’s right for the first time since it’s original release you will be able to get a completely restored and remastered edition of this Classic Deliverance Release to add to your collection, complete with bonus tracks! 8/will also see the release of the second installment of Deliverance front man Jimmy Brown’s alter ego band Jupiter VI entitled ‘A Message From Home Part1’. Following on the heels of their first underground classic release ‘Back From Mars’ this second installment is set to take you to the next level of what the underground scene has embraced as a true piece of cult rock history!
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Facedown Presents: Your Memorial
Facedown Records are proud to announce to newest member of their family, Your Memorial. Your Memorial came to Facedown Records from the Twin Cities of Minnesota bearing their self released debut album Seasons, and sporting an impressive touring history. Growing up in the shadow of such hometown bands as Martyr A.D., Nehemiah, and After the Burial, Your Memorial recognized the advantage of following the path blazed by the genre patriarchs and seized the opportunity, as well as the inspiration to make their own indelible mark on the genre. Your Memorial does just that with their brand of progressive crushing rhythms that meld into ambient swells of melody. Although their influences span multiple genres, their impassioned laser-focus is what makes Your Memorial a stand-out metal act. Guitarist Willy Weigel gives a peek behind the curtain of the writing process. “Coming into writing the new album we had one main goal in mind, to write songs with more interesting structure and flow while still creating a dynamic listening experience. We feel like these songs couldn’t achieve that goal any better and we’re really excited to get into the studio to record.” Your Memorial will be releasing their debut Facedown album in the winter of 2010.

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