The Christian Rock 20 will sign on to Ignite 107 FM in Winnipeg, Manitoba this weekend, making it the first station outside of the United States to carry The Christian Rock 20.

Adding to pre-existing stations, Ignite FM brings terrestrial radio audience for The Christian Rock 20 just short of 2,000,000.

Other stations recently added include 97X in Madison Wis., KRSA in Petersburg, Alaska, iMatter Radio in Elmira, N.Y., and Radio Free Florence in Florence, S.C.

 The Christian Rock 20 is offered free of charge to stations who wish to add it to their weekend playlist.

 Also, Doug Van Pelt, editor of HM Magazine (formerly Heaven’s Metal Magazine), has joined The Christian Rock 20 team, reporting music news in the “Hard News” segment.

 Paul Gibson and The Christian Rock 20 celebrate two years of broadcasting the show on this week’s show, featuring more than 70 different guest interviews, tons of giveaways and more.

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Gaerea

Trapped in Limbo

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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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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