So . . . . everyone wants a “little” respect now and then.   Velvet Blue Music has been around for 15 years and 139 releases !    We’ve remained 100% independent, and anyone familiar w/ the label knows we’ve put out releases out of a love for music, there’s been numerous releases we already knew wouldn’t be main stream or profitable.
Here’s where I’m going with this :  our newest band Seryn ( ) was hand selected by Paste Magazine to be part of a contest along w/ 4 other bands to play the Rombello Mini Festival (which takes place on a boat . . . but never mind that)
The point is Seryn represents the label, they do deserve to win + them winning is our way of getting a “little” respect  !
If you could take like 1 minute and cast a vote for Seryn it would be GREATLY appreciated.
You are supposed to watch videos from the 5 bands, then rate them . . .  we don’t care if you only watch 4 seconds of the other bands and give them a medium rating, we only care that you rate Seryn the highest.


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At their core, Atreyu is a hard rock band with metal riffs and pop choruses. Now, after more than 20 years, the band has stepped boldly into their next chapter with a change in lineup and an album that proves the lifeblood of Atreyu is stronger than ever.


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Heaven's Metal: An Oral History of the Genesis of Christian Metal

Heaven's Metal

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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