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Trans4mation Records has signed Minnesota-based artists JP Roquet (formerly Halo Muzic) and DJ Kirk to their expanding roster of artists, adding a mix of positive, high energy, dance, pop, and R&B to the label.
Read the press release below and check out the music video for JP Roquet’s single “Never Backing Down (feat. WIZE)”.
Internationally recognized Christian Hip Hop artist and Trans4mation Records CEO Tru-Serva, made wave…
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Extol – Extol
Starflyer 59 – IAMACEO
Sounds of Salvation – SOS IV: Rise of the Ska Machine
Sean Michel – Electric Delta
Spoken – Illusion
Jars of Clay – Inland
Attalus – Gospel Hymns
John Elefante – On My Way to the Sun
Falling Up – Machine de Ella
Fiction Family – Reunion
Love & Death – Between Here and Lost
Living Sacrifice – Ghost Thief
Five Iron Frenzy – Engine of a Million Plots
Stryper – No More Hell to Pay
Decyfer Down – Scarecrow
Audio Adrenaline – Kings and…
Guardian have released the video for their new song “The Real Me”! The song is the first single off of their upcoming album Almost Home, which is set to release in early 2014. The new single will be available on iTunes on December 13th.
Halo Muzic has released the new music video for the single “Never Backing Down (feat. WIZE)” off of his upcoming album One of One. The video was directed by Joel Kapity of Dreams on Screen. You can download the single here on iTunes.
Here’s a look at the making of the video.
Mark Nicks of Cool Hand Luke and Robbie Williamson of Quiet Science have launched a Kickstarter in order to fund the first album for their new project POLYVALENT. The album will be recorded at Glow in the Dark Studios and produced by Steven Tracy of The Myriad. POLYVALENT’s first two singles are available here on iTunes.
“Let There Be Light…Again” is the first full-length album by the rock, reggae, worship outfit mr.MSA. After two years of mission trips, leading worship for a myriad of local events and headlining at Superior, WI’s Lake Fest, mr.MSA proudly announces the completion of this album.
The album draws from a variety of genres while retaining mr.MSA’s signature rock, reggae vibe. Rock fans will appreciate the raw energy of songs like “Eyes” and “My Great Hope”. Fans of…
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Project 86 – Wait for the Siren
Newworldson – Rebel Transmission
The Choir – The Loudest Sound Ever Heard
John Schlitt – The Greater Cause
House of Heroes – Cold Hard Want
Ben Rosenbush and the Brighton – A Wild Hunger
P.O.D. – Murdered Love
The Insyderz – The Sinner’s Songbook
MxPx – Plans Within Plans
Christafari – Reggae Worship: A Roots Revival
Flatfoot 56 – Toil
Anberlin – Vital
Jonathan Thulin – The…
I’m not sure how this was overlooked, but Burlap to Cashmere have launched a Kickstarter project in order to fund their new live album! So far they’ve raised just over $8,000 of their $30,000 goal. Will they be able to rally and meet their goal in time? I sure hope so!
Christian Pop/Hip Hop artist Halo Muzic has launched a Kickstarter project in order to fund his new album One of One. The album is being produced by Cole Walowac of Capital Kings and will be a mix of energetic Pop and Hip Hop in the same vein as artists such as Justin Timberlake, TobyMac, and Chris Brown. Halo’s first single, the album’s title…
Salvador have debuted the lyric video for their song “God of Forever”, the first single off of their upcoming album Make Some Noise! “God of Forever” is also available for download on iTunes.
After four years without a new release, Salvador has finished recording their new album Make Some Noise, which is set to release later this year. Today, the band released the song “God of Forever”, the first single off of the new album, exclusively to Christian radio. The band has also posted a request on their Twitter and Facebook pages, asking fans to call into their local radio stations and request the song.
“Today’s the day.
Call your local…
Official Press Release – Courtesy of Billboard.com
After calling it quits in 2006 due to frontman Mark Stuart‘s vocal problems, Audio Adrenaline is revving up again with former dc Talk member Kevin Max taking over as lead vocalist for the Grammy winning Christian rock band. The rebooted Audio A has signed with Fair Trade Services and are working on an album due next spring. The lead single, “Kings and…
The UK’s finest Christian ska band, Sounds of Salvation, have released their new single “Worship You”, giving fans the first taste of what to expect from their upcoming album, which is scheduled to be released in early 2013! The new album is being produced by Dez Minjto (yFriday) and Michael Whiteman, recorded at Broadwater Studios, and mixed by none other than Masaki (Five Iron Frenzy‘s mixing engineer) at One Way…
The OC Music Awards have just opened up the voting for their People’s Choice Award, and what band could possibly more deserving of the award than Orange County’s finest ska band The O.C. Supertones? Click on this link to submit your vote!
It appears that you can vote multiple times, so make sure to vote every day until voting closes on February 15th! The winner will be decided by text votes March 9, 2013 at the main…
It has been confirmed by both CCM Magazine and Jesusfreakhideout that Kevin Max will, in fact, be joining Audio Adrenaline as their new lead singer. This new version of AudioA will also include former Superchick member Dave Ghazarian on guitar, Jared Byers of Bleach on drums, Jason Walker of Know Hope Collective on keys and vocals, and last but not least, Will McGuinnes, the only original, returning member of AudioA on bass.
***Update: JesusFreakHideout has confirmed the members including Kevin Max*** As I wrote about in an earlier article, Audio Adrenaline has been teasing fans with the possibility of a reunion. In a recent twist to the story, there’s been a rumor floating around the web that Kevin Max will be joining AudioA as their new lead singer. Can anyone confirm or deny this?
Ben Rosenbush and the Brighton have debuted their new music video for the song “West” from their upcoming album A Wild Hunger! The album will be available on iTunes on September 6th!
If you follow Ska Lives at all, or happen to be a big fan of The W’s, then you’ve probably known for some time that former W’s lead singer, Andrew Schar, has been working on a new project featuring a few other former W’s members and a host of new musicians. Today, he has finally announced that the new band is called The Big Fix. The band…
In this recent interview with WJTL at Creation Festival, The O.C. Supertones announce that their new album will be coming out on November 6th! As of yet, they still haven’t announced what the title of the album will be.
P.O.D. have released the music video for the title track off of their new album Murdered Love. The video features Sick Jaken of Psycho Realm, and was directed by Ramon Boutviseth. Murdered Love hits stores on July 10th!
Christian Ska band Make Up Your Mind have changed their name to Draw the Parade! The band has just released a brand new music video for their first single titled “Tricks and Traps”! They’ve launched a brand new website as well, which you can check out at www.drawtheparade.com!
Make Up Your Mind, the Ska/Swing band from the Netherlands, and of the many fantastic bands to be featured on “Ska Lives Vol. 2″, have announced that they are changing their name to Draw the Parade! On the 2nd of July, they will be launching a brand new website www.drawtheparade.com! They will also be releasing a brand new music video for their song “Tricks and Traps”! You can see a video of…
Ethan Luck, the current drummer for Relient K, and former guitarist for The O.C. Supertones ,The Dingees, and Demon Hunter, has announced that he will be releasing a new punk/ska/reggae album under the name Ethan Luck & The High Pressure System! He will be recording the album in his home studio and releasing it via Bandcamp. He will also be releasing an EP by the end of the summer as well as a number of…
After seven years and a hundred plus shows all over Australia, Just Like Josiah have decided to put the band on hiatus, effective immediately.
The Hiatus comes on the verge of recording a new EP which was something we were excited about but due to personal reasons we have decided to put JLJ aside and focus on other areas of our lives, hopefully this is something that we will re-evaluate in the future. Our primary concern is following the…
Download Sounds of Salvation’s new LIVE album “Nuking the Fridge LIVE” for free via bandcamp right here. Check out all this UK ska band has to offer. Press release below.
While most of the music world may be fully embracing the digital age, for some reason I just can’t seem to move past buying physical albums. Maybe I’m old fashioned, but I just love being able to hold a physical album in my hands and flip through the album artwork. Though I appreciate the convenience of iTunes, and I will often preview albums with Spotify, more often than not, I will still go out and buy the actual CDs by…
Audio Adrenaline has created a new facebook page, and it looks as though they could be planning a reunion. Just check out this post here in which Mark Stuart writes, “What if Audio Adrenaline were to make a come back? What if the music, the concerts, the message was all directly focused on bringing the hope of Christ to the orphaned and abandoned children of the world. That would be worth doing…don’t you think? We are praying!!!”
Veteran Christian rock band Guardian has launched a campaign for a new album on Kickstarter.com–the world’s largest funding platform for creative projects.
“It’s been exciting to see the amazing outpouring of support that some musical artists have been able to generate through Kickstarter” says bassist David Bach. “It’s a new and unusual way to raise funds for creative projects–but our fans are great…so we’ve humbly decided to ask our Guardian friends worldwide for their help”.
“Making the “Three…
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October Light – Free
Seventh Avenue – Tale of Tales
Switchfoot – Vice Verses
Needtobreathe – The Reckoning
Classic Petra – Back to Rock (Live)
Downhere – On the Altar of Love
Theocracy – As the World Bleeds
Jonathan Thulin – Anatomy of a Heartflow
Overcome – The Great Campaign of Sabotage
August Burns Red…