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The Remission Flow Flood The Nations With “Rhythms Of Grace” On New Album

Review Date: 4/22/2014 Review By: Iain Moss Release Date: 4/22/2014 Rating: In October 2012, the Monaghan, Ireland based worship outfit The Remission Flow released their debut album The Light That Floods. Now, More »

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Guvna B’s Star Keeps Shining Brighter With New Mixtape “Scrapbook II”

Review Date: 04/16/2014 Review By: Christopher Johnson Release Date: 03/31/2014 Rating: With his fourth album since 2008, and his third in as many years, British hip hop phenomenon Guvna B keeps up More »

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New Empire Shine Bright With New Album “In A Breath”

Review Date: 4/17/2014 Review By: Jessica Morris Release Date: Aus/NZ – 04/18/2014, Rest of the World – 4/29/2014 Rating: Sydney based pop/rock outfit New Empire have been engaging the hearts of Australians More »

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Emery Surpass “You Were Never Alone” Campaign Goal; Additional Packages Added

Veteran rock band, Emery, is excited to announce that it has met and surpassed its $50,000 You Were Never Alone crowdfunding goal in under two weeks. The campaign, which launched earlier this month More »

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Disciple Launch Kickstarter Campaign To Fund New Album

A little over an hour ago, the popular rock band Disciple launched a kickstarter campaign to fund their upcoming brand new album. The album is expected to be released around August time More »

The Remission Flow Flood The Nations With “Rhythms Of Grace” On New Album

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Review Date: 4/22/2014
Review By: Iain Moss
Release Date: 4/22/2014
Rating: 9.5 Stars (9.5 / 10)

In October 2012, the Monaghan, Ireland based worship outfit The Remission Flow released their debut album The Light That Floods. Now, today, they return with their sophomore offering Rhythms Of Grace (7Core Music).

The 7-piece worship band’s vision is to lead people in experiencing the radical love of God and encourage them to return to their individual lives completely impassioned and transformed, so they can impart a positive impact on the community around them. They’re also seriously passionate about setting our churches on fire (not literally!) for God and uniting people in worship captivated by the Word of our Lord and Saviour so the united body of Christ can worship in freedom and abandonment. It’s safe to assert that with Rhythms Of Grace they’ve continued their trend of filtering this vision through into their music.

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The Remission Flow – Rhythms Of Grace Album Cover

After the initial burst of quiet distorted guitar riffs, the reverberations set the backdrop as Darren Mulligan’s raw, honest and gritty vocals pierce through the music after just a second to commence Rhythms Of Grace with the album opener “Grace And Truth.” Immediately you are transported away from your current surroundings and into your own blissful place, be it your living room, a hilltop overlooking a lake, a clearing in the woods, as Darren opens up with the strikingly relaxing and reassuring lyrics, “Yeah it was grace that brought me near, and it was truth that set me free, and it was love that healed my aching soul, but only blood can make me whole.” Considering the fact that the striking album cover is simply emblazoned with a lone drummer hammering away on a kettledrum, one would expect the drums to feature prominently throughout Rhythms Of Grace. That is indeed the case, and after just 20 or so seconds they burst into life to really help give the track the extra emphasis it needs to effectively carry the message of hope deep into the listener’s soul. “You are grace, you are truth, you are merciful and kind, your name, it echoes through the ages, your arms are open wide.” Lyrics such as the repeated, “God you are for me, I want you all, I need your grace, and in truth I’ll never fall,” really go the extra mile to hammer home the message.

Guvna B’s Star Keeps Shining Brighter With New Mixtape “Scrapbook II”

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Review Date: 04/16/2014
Review By: Christopher Johnson
Release Date: 03/31/2014
Rating: 8 Stars (8 / 10)

With his fourth album since 2008, and his third in as many years, British hip hop phenomenon Guvna B keeps up his torrid pace of releasing quality music of substance.  Aside from his frequent pace of album releases, Guvna B, known for his song and catchphrase “Allo Mate,” has also found time to introduce a successful clothing line (Allo Mate), acquire multiple degrees, and he’s also won multiple music based awards and been nominated for many more.

As an acknowledged thank you to the fans for making his previous studio album Odd 1 Out a chart topper in both Great Britain’s gospel and mainstream album charts, the recently released Scrapbook II is a free to download mixtape.

Scrapbook II accomplishes the rarely achieved goal of releasing highly entertaining and dance inducing tunes while infusing substance and messages of hope through a relationship with The Almighty. With 17 full length tracks, the album welcomes guest vocals on virtually every song.  There is also an interlude, or testimonial of sorts, from legendary artist/actor Ja Rule.

New Empire Shine Bright With New Album “In A Breath”

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Review Date: 4/17/2014
Review By: Jessica Morris
Release Date: Aus/NZ – 04/18/2014, Rest of the World – 4/29/2014
Rating: 10 Stars (10 / 10)

Sydney based pop/rock outfit New Empire have been engaging the hearts of Australians for years. With two albums under their belt, playing at the Warped Tour and touring with the likes of Owl City and Switchfoot, the steadfast group of friends have made themselves known as worthy contemporaries of some of the most coveted musicians in the world. Comprising of Jeremy Fowler (lead vocal, piano, guitar), Kyle Lane (lead guitar), Nathan Cairns (bass) and Kale Kneale (drums), the release of In A Breath has the quartet firmly launching themselves into the global music market after signing with Tooth & Nail Records.

Opening with “Tale Of Jonah,” the purity of Fowler’s vocals balanced with a soft instrumental welcomes listeners in to the well-known Bible story. As the tempo builds and the chorus introduces the band’s trademark pop/rock sensibilities, listeners are invited to take an introspective look at the state of their own soul. In this, there is a sense the band is more than a stage show; their solid friendships formed in the beachfront town of Cronulla allowing them to work together to form each melody and lyric exquisitely throughout the album. With hauntingly truthful lyrics, the cry, “I once was king of the world…I’m lost without you” establishes the lyrical honesty found throughout In A Breath.

Emery Surpass “You Were Never Alone” Campaign Goal; Additional Packages Added

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Veteran rock band, Emery, is excited to announce that it has met and surpassed its $50,000 You Were Never Alone crowdfunding goal in under two weeks. The campaign, which launched earlier this month on BadChristian.com, will continue for 30 more days, with new packages, including a more affordable vinyl package, available now at: http://badchristian.com/campaign/newemery/. All packages will also include downloads of two new, rough-version tracks from the upcoming album. The band plans to announce what the excess funds will be used for next week.

We were honestly a little nervous going into to the launch,” admitted guitarist, Matt Carter. “I couldn’t believe how quickly people got involved. I stayed up refreshing the page on my phone all night when it went live. Now that we have achieved our goal, we are brainstorming what we can do with the extra money and will announce our plans for a stretch-goal next week.”

Disciple Launch Kickstarter Campaign To Fund New Album

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A little over an hour ago, the popular rock band Disciple launched a kickstarter campaign to fund their upcoming brand new album. The album is expected to be released around August time and, aside from founding member Kevin Young, will be the first album to feature the brand new Disciple line-up. Since the start of the campaign a little over an hour ago, $2795 has already been raised of the $45,000 target, a target they need to raise by May 18th, so, if you want to help Disciple raise the rest of the money needed to reach their goal, you can head on over to the campaign page below and help them raise the necessary funds by backing and pre-ordering their brand new album.

In the campaign video Kevin Young shares about the mission behind Disciple and what partnering with them to fund this new album is all about, “When disciple started its journey so many years ago, we knew we wanted to try to be a great band, with great songs, and a great live show, but we also knew we wanted those things to be secondary. we wanted our message to be the most important aspect of our band, not just a message of words, not just a message of hope, or self improvement, but a message about a man, a man whose one act of true love would rescue mankind from the curse that we all must face in this life…a message of Jesus.

Southbound Fearing To Release New Album “Undefeated” on May 27th

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Ohio rockers Southbound Fearing are gearing up to release their third LP, titled Undefeated on May 27th.  This highly anticipated album will showcase the bands songwriting with the songs “Easy Way Out” and “Standing In The Way.” Be sure to pre-order the album at Red Cord Records online store.

“Undefeated is our most honest and most straightforward rock record yet. No filler, no gimmicks, just rock and roll! I can’t wait for our fans to hear these songs!” -Brady Leonard (vocals/guitar)

In support of the album release, Southbound Fearing will be hitting the road on the “Undefeated Tour” with label-mates Random Hero starting April 30th in Melvindale, Michigan. As a special treat to the fans, the band will have physical copies of Undefeated available all tour.

NEEDTOBREATHE Debuts at No. 3 on Billboard 200 and No. 1 on Christian Albums Chart

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NEEDTOBREATHE and Atlantic/Word Records are thrilled to announce that the band’s new album Rivers In the Wasteland has debuted at No. 3 on the Billboard 200 and No. 1 on the Christian Albums Chart. Released last week, Rivers went straight to No. 1 on the iTunes® chart and stayed in the Top 10 all week.

The band performed new single “The Heart” on The Ellen DeGeneres Show last Friday, a song the UK’s Clash Magazine spotlights as “strident, anthemic songwriting” that “matches Southern rock to gilded Americana with the trio’s voices gathered in rapture.” Watch the performance here.
NEEDTOBREATHE will return to The Late Show with David Letterman tonight for a performance of “The Heart,” joined by the legendary Paul Shaffer.

Skillet Captivates Crowds, Sells Out over 70% of Spring Tour with Third Day

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Platinum and Award winning rockers Skillet continue to dominate in one of the ways they are most known for, which is captivating crowds with their live show. Recently wrapping a 19 city co-headlining run with Third Day, that sold out over 70% of its shows, it also saw record numbers for tour sponsor Food for the Hungry, with over 3,000 children and their families being sponsored.

I was blown away when I heard from Food for the Hungry that over 3,000 kids were sponsored, as I live in a town of only 6,000,” remarked tour promoter Dan Fife of Awakening Events. “The amazing thing is that it’s not just about the number of kids sponsored but also the 10’s of thousands of people in the communities that these sponsored children live in that will also be impacted. There isn’t a better way to do this than with music, and in our case, Skillet, Third Day, Mandisa, Brandon Heath, Peter Furler and We As Human together saw something happen that was awesome.”

Legendary Rock Singer John Schlitt Releases New Single “Live It Loud”

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4K Records has announced that “Live It Loud” from The Greater Cause, the current CD from multiple Grammy and Dove Award-winning recording artist John Schlitt, has been released to both Christian and mainstream radio as of yesterday.

The single, co-written by Schlitt; Dan Needham, the CD’s producer; popular Nashville session player and touring musician Chris Rodriguez; and songwriter and recording artist Scott Faircloff, went for adds yesterday to Christian Rock and Mainstream Rock radio-formatted stations.

Cover Story: Bethel Music – You Make Me Brave

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Written by Mark D. Geil

Bethel Music follows the success and impact of their first all-studio release Tides with a unique and no-less-powerful project, You Make Me Brave.  The CD and companion video chronicle the worship experience during a 3-day women’s conference held at The Civic in Redding, California in August. As the event was planned and executed, organizers realized it was transcending a typical church conference. Words were changing lives. Songs were moving hearts. Worship was erupting as voices were lifted and souls were renewed. Though participants were unaware, God had carefully woven a theme through the messages and music. The songs were written independently by a gifted team of worship leaders – Jenn Johnson, Kari Jobe, Steffany Frizzell Gretzinger, Kristene DiMarco, Amanda Cook, and Leah Valenzuela – but they took on a consistent character and a common voice. To 1,200 people at a conference, and to so many more who will watch and listen, the Spirit spoke: God is present. God is forever. God is for you, to give you strength and to make you brave.

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