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The Devil Wears Prada Release New Track
“Born To Lose,” the first track from The Devil Wears Prada’s new album (title yet to be announced), has just been released and is available now at iTunes. According to TDWP’s Mike Hranica, “Our new album contains the heavy aspects of the ‘Zombie EP,’ meshed with the melody of the the full-lengths. ’Born to Lose’ captures some of those elements and serves as a comprehensive preview to the album.” The Devil Wears Prada’s new album will be released on September 13 (Ferret).

New August Burns Red Album Out Now
After weeks of teasing fans with new songs from their highly anticipated fourth album, Leveler, genre giants AUGUST BURNS RED are proud to unleash the beast of an album on the public. Over the last 5 weeks, the band revealed four standout tracks from Leveler that built anticipation for the new album to a fever pitch. Old and new fans alike eagerly consumed the new material, racking up more than two-thirds of a million plays across various platforms. Leveler has been garnering critical praise as well. Alternative Press – who had annointed the album one of the “Most Anticipated Albums of 2011? – called Leveler “exhilarating” and the band’s “strongest work to date” – an impressive statement considering the critical and commercial success of the band’s lauded 2009 album Constellations. “The biggest risk we took on this album was not limiting ourselves to stay inside the standard metalcore box,” explains Brubaker. “If there was a part that didn’t sound like a traditional metalcore part we ran with it and made it as wild or unorthodox as we wanted. I think that’s one of the advantages to being on your fourth album. We have a dedicated group of listeners who are supportive of us trying new things and breaking some of the unwritten rules of metal. It’s a luxury we are very thankful for and do not take for granted.”

Reform The Resistance Release Debut
REFORM THE RESISTANCE is pleased to announce today’s physical release of their new album, The Truth is Dangerous, on Wuli Records! A limited digital release also went out on April 26th, 2011 with select digital music outlets. The album is now available for purchase at your local music distributor, and at all participating digital music outlets, such as iTunes, Amazon, Walmart, Napster, Rhapsody, and many more. The Truth is Dangerous was completed in October 2010 and was produced by REFORM THE RESISTANCE vocalist/guitarist Jason Moncivaiz. The entire album was recorded and produced in Moncivaiz’s personal studio, with exception of the drums which were recorded in Chicago, IL at Gravity Studios. REFORM THE RESISTANCE will be appearing this summer at the 2011 Cornerstone Festival! The band will be performing at 11:59pm on Thursday, June 30th on the Sanctuary Stage (technically 12am, Friday, June 31st). The band is thrilled to mention that their new track, ‘Tonight We Ride’, has been added for download on the RockBand Network! Fans can purchase the track for RockBand at this link.

Skillet, P.O.D. & Chevelle To Play Epicenter
EPICENTER–Southern California’s Rock Festival–is set for Saturday, September 24 at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in Irvine, CA. The day-long rock festival will feature headliners Limp Bizkit in their first Southern California show in over a decade and their first American live performance of 2011. EPICENTER will feature 12 hours of rock music with performances from over a dozen bands on two stages, including: Limp Bizkit, Staind, Five Finger Death Punch, Papa Roach, Buckcherry, P.O.D., Puddle Of Mudd, Asking Alexandria, Skillet, Chevelle, Middle Class Rut and Drive A.

Sons Of God Changes Name
Lead singer Aaron Newberry released a video detailing these keys points to the changes to the band. First, they changed the band name to “SONS.” Promotional materials will soon reflect this change. In addition to this image alteration, Newberry introduces drummer Michael Lopez and a new promo photograph. He also updates fans on the status of the previous Kickstarter campaign, ensuring the rewards will be sent as soon as possible. Newberry also confirms the status of the band’s upcoming record, stating that the full length will be available later this year. No tours are currently scheduled, but will be as soon as SONS is in a position to do so.

Deas Vail Premieres New Video With AP
Deemed by Alternative Press Magazine as a ‘Band To Watch’ in 2010, the publication continues to show belief in the band as they premiere the new music video for the song Summer Forgets Me here. Summer Forgets Me is from the band’s upcoming September 6 self-titled album release from Mono vs Stereo, produced by Relient K guitarist and Mono Vs Stereo A&R Matthew Hoopes. Over the course of twelve songs, love takes the shape of a fiery dragon, a closed doorway, a distant tower and an unpredictable ghost. This is the follow up to the band’s 2009 release Birds & Cages. There is indeed a positive uplift in the sweeping contours of the opening tracks, as ‘Desire’, ‘Sixteen’ and ‘Summer Forgets Me’ provide a powerful and emotional kick start to the record. As Blaylock pushes his sky-scraper of a voice up, over and around jangling guitars and head-bobbing grooves, he articulates beautifully poetic and eloquent metaphors.

These Hearts Release Debut On Victory Records
It takes a lot to be considered a sensation. Christian group These Hearts have entered into an industry tangled with webs of passing fads and copycats only to come out with a fresh batch of songs giving pop music a much-needed shove into the ranks of remarkably composed, rock-flavored hits bound to please the masses. Sensation, indeed. The Fargo, North Dakota-based high-spirited, pop group unleashes their magnetically addicting album, Forever Ended Yesterday, today. The Victory Records debut certainly has the essential spark to be one of the most exciting releases of the summer. With addictive hooks that will instantly have you singing along and an effortless flair for weaving gritty heaviness in all the right places, Forever Ended Yesterday is an unstoppable force by way of a new approach to pop. Kicking off with the standout track “Apology Rejected”, the album is packed full of what can only be pinpointed as an angst-filled, roller coaster ride of dangerously infectious songs in a promising collection of new favorites to rock fans everywhere. Rounding off the album is the acoustic track “Thinking In Terms Of Two” – a charming addition showcasing the group’s musical talent as a beautifully played out bonus to the record. Trekking ahead of the rest musically and otherwise, Forever Ended Yesterday manages to give pop/punk legends a run for their money. A bold statement, yes, but their creative concoction carried out in the album has set a fantastic new standard for the pop, rock, and heavy hardcore genres. In support of the new release, These Hearts will be spreading their fiercely energetic, upbeat tunes to crowds everywhere this summer at Sonshine, Cornerstone, and other renowned festivals along with embarking on a tour across the U.S to finish out the year. Get your copy of Forever Ended Yesterday¸ available in stores everywhere and digitally on iTunes and Amazon.

Megadeth Releasing 25th Anniversary edition Of Peace Sells
Megadeth’s vital, Platinum-certified album, Peace Sells… But Who’s Buying?, has been digitally remastered for the first time and expanded for a commemorative 25th Anniversary release in multiple configurations on July 12 by Capitol/EMI. All of the versions, including a 2CD lift-top box, digital album, and a deluxe 5Disc+3LP box set, include a previously unreleased 1987 concert from the band’s first world tour and new liner notes written by Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine and Metallica’s Lars Ulrich. The deluxe box set also includes previously unreleased and rare mixes of the album’s tracks and hi res audio for the remastered album and concert, as well as an expanded 20-page book, plus 8”x10” photos and reproductions of vintage Megadeth memorabilia. The cover of the box uses a new, unique process of lenticular 3D which reinterprets the original cover, creating the illusion of Megadeth’s Vic Rattlehead character jumping out of the art. Released in 1986, Peace Sells… But Who’s Buying? was Megadeth’s second album and the band’s first Capitol/EMI release. The acclaimed album thrust Megadeth into the international spotlight, and it remains a powerful thrash metal staple. In his liner notes for the new edition, Dave Mustaine reflects on writing the album’s title track: “I had written other lyrics by now, but there was something different about ‘Peace Sells’ because it told my story about my faith; my beliefs; my distrust of government; my work ethic; my integrity. This was MY song.” “If there’s a new way, I’ll be the first in line” “Amen!,” continues Mustaine. “I was so tired of not shaving, not bathing, not eating, not having a home, a companion, NOTHING. Yeah, I’ll be the first in line, but it had better work this time. Well, it was working, thank God, just fast enough for what I needed, but not nearly as fast as I would hope.” “Whether you heard this record for the first time in 1986, or you hear this record for the first time today or tomorrow, Peace Sells is a great heavy metal album,” writes Lars Ulrich in his liner notes for the new edition. ”Nothing more, nothing less. It has stood the test of time. And will continue to do so.” Dave Mustaine pioneered the hugely successful Megadeth after his departure from Metallica. Beginning with the band’s 1985 debut album, Killing Is My Business…And Business Is Good!, and evolving through a shifting series of lineups, Megadeth has crafted a dynamic, intelligent style that combines the aggressiveness of thrash metal, the improvisational nature of jazz, and cynical, articulate, politically-charged lyrics into an innovative mix that has built a rabid worldwide following. For nearly three decades, Megadeth has taken heavy metal into the future – musically, lyrically, and culturally. The band has enjoyed great success on Billboard’s album and single charts, including three Top 10 titles on the Top 200 Albums chart and four Top 10 Modern Rock singles, “Almost Honest,” “Trust,” “Breadline,” and “Crush ‘Em.” With defiance and grace, through unusual quality and intelligence, Megadeth has raised a generation on a diet of truth serum and bitter pills. Instead of being kicked to the curb for their insolence, they’ve been rewarded with nine Grammy Award nominations, six Gold, five Platinum, and one double Platinum albums, and three Gold-certified DVD releases, in addition to last year’s double Platinum concert DVD, The Big 4: Live From Sofia, Bulgaria.

Peter Furler’s First Solo Album Out Now
With multiple GRAMMY nominations and Dove awards, “Songwriter of the Year” nods and musical talent that has driven the sales of five RIAA Certified Gold records, over seven million albums sold and 25 No. 1 songs, Peter Furler returns to music after ending his long tenure in 2009 as the lead singer of newsboys, the band he founded in Mooloolaba, Queensland, Australia. Refreshed and reawakened to the joy of music, Furler steps out with his first solo album, on fire, releasing today amidst wide critical acclaim on Sparrow Records and available on iTunes, Amazon, Walmart, Family Christian Stores, LifeWay Christian Stores or at your favorite Christian retailer.

New Mat Kearney Video Online
Oregon born and Tennessee based musician, Mat Kearney, just recently released a new single titled “Hey Mama” from his forthcoming Young Love album and here is the video for the single. Catch Mat Kearney on the road right now touring the US with Owl City. His new album Young Love is due out August 2nd on Universal Republic.

Affiance On Tour
THIS OR THE APOCALYPSE’s upcoming headline tour with Affiance, Last Chance To Reason, and Deception Of A Ghost begins next week! See below for all current tour dates, and make sure to catch the band again on supporting dates in July with Impending Doom and MyChildren MyBride. Here are the tour dates:
6/24 – Amarillo, TX
6/25 – San Antonio, TX
6/26 – Houston, TX
6/27 – Tallahassee, FL
6/30 – Atlanta, GA
7/1 – West Springfield, VA
7/2 – Chesapeake, VA
7/3 – Trenton, NJ
7/18 – Clinton, NJ
7/19 – New York, NY
7/20 – Annapolis, MD
7/21 – Richmond, VA
7/22 – Lynchburg, VA
7/23 – Raleigh, NC
7/24 – Columbia, SC
7/25 – Jacksonville, FL
7/26 – Douglasville, GA
7/27 – Nashville, TN
7/28 – Kettering, OH
7/29 – Cleveland, OH
7/30 – Horseheads, NY

Josh Wilson Launches Special Website In Response To Song
Sparrow Records’ critically acclaimed artist Josh Wilson has a history of penning riveting songs that tug at the heartstrings of listeners. As with his captivating chart topper “Before the Morning” (Life is Not a Snapshot, 2009) and now his latest single “Fall Apart” (See You, 2011) testimonials from fans are pouring in explaining how the song has touched their lives and how God has pulled them through when they too had “fallen apart.” Due to the influx of responses, Wilson has launched whenifallapart.com, where listeners can watch a touching video from Wilson and hear personal accounts of how their faith pulled them through tough times. Wilson’s hope is that the website can serve as an outlet and resource for those who want to share their story or be encouraged. Wilson was moved to write “Fall Apart” after he witnessed a friend endure a difficult divorce. “Right in the middle of it, we had this really amazing conversation, and he said that even though everything was falling apart, he felt God’s presence more than he ever had,” says Wilson. “He saw how much he needed God. Hard times are a magnifying glass on how much we need him. That’s when we feel God’s presence the most.” After just being release to radio “Fall Apart” is off to a strong start as it was the most added song at AC out of the gate and made its debut to the National Audience Chart just two weeks after its launch. “Fall Apart” is also the follow-up to two consecutive Top 5 AC singles including his debut hit from See You, “I Refuse.” The song continues to hold its place on the charts, currently placing in the Top 3 at AC and the National Audience Chart. This fall, Wilson will continue to perform the single in addition to other songs from See You, as he shares the stage with GRAMMY ® award winning artist Steven Curtis Chapman and Andrew Peterson.

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