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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Comrades 2020

Becoming Comrades

The trio of Comrades – husband and wife Joe and Laura McElroy alongside drummer John Gaskil – is used to living in a van and touring the country. Now, their new normal has provided them with a moment to "be adults" for once. We recently sat down with the McElroys to talk more about the spiritual reality within life, how soon they'll be able to release new music, and how koalas are their new normal.

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Employed to Serve

Forward Under a Dying Sun

Most of these days, the sun rises and sets on a world that feels like it's dying. Across the pond, where Employed to Serve calls home, they're learning how to support their latest record a year into its release. HM contributor Andrew Voigt recently sat down with Justine Jones to learn more about the band, marrying your bandmates, and their outside shot at touring with Rammstein.

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HM covers from over the years

HM Magazine Turns 35

In 1985, Doug Van Pelt photocopied a letter-sized sheets of paper, bound them together, and handed them out in person on the campus of the University of Texas at Austin. It's all digital now, but, along the way, Van Pelt stirred up quite a few waves, played some seriously heavy music, and made a few friends along the way. Here: A quick look back at the magazine's 35-year history with Van Pelt and new owner, David Stagg.

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My Epic performing their last final show before COVID-19

Between the White Noise

My Epic's last full-length album came out in 2013; despite a number of EPs along the way, the band's dedication to their craft, lyrical approach, and unyielding approach to let the music come naturally has made them critical darlings. Now, they're learning to interact and feed a rabid fanbase in between albums and in a new normal.

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