All the articles published by Ian DeVaney

About the author Ian DeVaney

Ian DeVaney currently resides in Minneapolis MN, and is attending North Central University for Music Business. He is probably most well known as the founder/manager of Ska Lives, though he is a fan of many genres including Classic Rock, Alternative, Metal, Folk, Blues, and yes, Ska. He also has experience as a promoter/booking agent. In his spare time he enjoys playing drums and has played on several worship teams over the past few years. Follow on Twitter @Lakesider92

Jonah 33 – Blood is Thicker

Lyric Video : Jonah 33 – Blood is Thicker

Jonah 33 have released a new lyric/promo video for the single “Blood is Thicker” off of their upcoming EP, Dead Man Walking, which releases on April 29th via St. Muse Records!

Jonah 33 Reveals Cover Artwork for ‘Dead Man Walking’

Jonah 33 Reveals Cover Artwork for ‘Dead Man Walking’

Jonah 33 has just debuted the cover artwork for their new 5 song EP, Dead Man Walking, which will release on April 29th via St. MUSE RECORDS.

In regard to the cover artwork, Singer/Songwriter Vince Lichlyter states: “Jesus became a criminal for us. There are a lot of people who can’t grasp that. But he was tried in court, convicted and sentenced. He just wasn’t guilty. We are. I believe that every man is a Dead Man Walking. You’re either fighting to…

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Jonah33 Reunite with Plans to Release New EP

Jonah33 Reunite with Plans to Release New EP

After a five-year hiatus, Christian hard rock band, Jonah33, have reunited with plans to release a new EP titled Dead Man Walking. The EP will be released on April 29th via St. Muse Records.

Lead singer, Vince Lichlyter, will also be making an appearance on the Mike Huckabee Show (Fox) on June 21st, and will be performing the song “American Dream”, off of his latest EP, Helium Revisited.
***Update***
Vince Lichlyter has just launched an Indiegogo campaign in order to support…

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JP Roquet (formerly Halo Muzic) and DJ Kirk Sign to Trans4mation Records

JP Roquet (formerly Halo Muzic) and DJ Kirk Sign to Trans4mation Records

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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Best of 2013 by Ian DeVaney

Best of 2013 by Ian DeVaney

Top 20 Albums

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…

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Guardian – The Real Me

Lyric Video : Guardian – The Real Me

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.

Extol – A Gift Beyond Human Reach

Music Video : Extol – A Gift Beyond Human Reach

Extol has released the new music video for their song “A Gift Beyond Human Reach”, off of their upcoming self-titled album Extol. The album will be released on June 21st via Facedown Records and is available for pre-order at Extol’s online store.

Halo Muzic – Never Backing Down feat. WIZE

Music Video : Halo Muzic – Never Backing Down feat. WIZE

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 Launches Kickstarter for New Project

Mark Nicks of Cool Hand Luke Launches Kickstarter for New Project

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.

Brian “Head” Welch Reunites With Korn for New Album

Brian “Head” Welch Reunites With Korn for New Album

Rolling Stone has reported that Brian “Head” Welch will be reuniting with KoRn for the recording of their new album. It was announced earlier this year that Welch would be reuniting with KoRn for some select tour dates, including Rock on the Range Festival in Columbus, OH. Welch has also hinted of permanently reuniting with KoRn in the past, but now it appears that the news is official!

What are everyone’s thoughts on this?

 

Stryper’s New Album “Second Coming” Now Available!

Stryper’s New Album “Second Coming” Now Available!

Source: https://www.stryper.com

Stryper‘s latest album ‘Second Coming’ is now available at local retailers, iTunes, AMAZON.COM & the Stryper Online Store!

The album features sixteen tracks, including new recordings of fourteen songs from the band’s early years as well as two brand new songs recorded especially for SECOND COMING, and is produced by Stryper frontman Michael Sweet. Sweet commented, “We’re really excited about this record. The re-recorded songs are sounding awesome…better than the originals in many ways! One word…

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New Lead Singer and New Album for HB

New Lead Singer and New Album for HB

Johanna Aaltonen, the lead singer of Finnish Christian symphonic metal band, HB, has announced that she will be leaving the band to pursue a new career. Johanna will be replaced by Miia Rautkoski, current female vocalist of Rammas Atas and former lead singer of G-Powered. HB will be releasing a new Finnish album this spring, and the English version of their album Pääkallonpaikka (Place of the Skull) will be released…

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Salvador – Make Some Noise

Music Video : Salvador – Make Some Noise

Check out the music video for the title track off of Salvador‘s new album Make Some Noise!

mr.MSA to Release Debut Album “Let There Be Light…Again”

mr.MSA to Release Debut Album “Let There Be Light…Again”

“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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Best of 2012 by Ian DeVaney

Best of 2012 by Ian DeVaney

Top 20 Albums

Tourniquet – Antiseptic Bloodbath
Andrew Peterson – Light for the Lost Boy
The O.C. Supertones – For the Glory
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…

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Burlap to Cashmere Launches Kickstarter Project… Only 3 Days Left

Burlap to Cashmere Launches Kickstarter Project… Only 3 Days Left

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!

Halo Muzic Launches Kickstarter to Fund New Album

Halo Muzic Launches Kickstarter to Fund New Album

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…

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The O.C. Supertones – For the Glory

Lyric Video : The O.C. Supertones – For the Glory

The O.C. Supertones have debuted the lyric video for the title track off of their new album For the Glory! The album comes out on November 6th!

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Salvador – God of Forever

Lyric Video : Salvador – God of Forever

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.

Audio Adrenaline – Kings and Queens

Music Video : Audio Adrenaline – Kings and Queens

Audio Adrenaline have debuted the new music video for their song “Kings and Queens”!

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Salvador Release First Single Off of New Album to Christian Radio

Salvador Release First Single Off of New Album to Christian Radio

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.
#GodofForever
Call your local…

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Ska Lives Interview with the Insyderz

Ska Lives Interview with the Insyderz

Ska Lives recently posted a great interview with Joe Yerke, the lead singer of the Insyderz! You can check it out at this link!

Audio Adrenaline Reboots With ex-DC Talk Singer, New Single, Label

Audio Adrenaline Reboots With ex-DC Talk Singer, New Single, Label

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…

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Sounds of Salvation Release First Single Off of New Album

Sounds of Salvation Release First Single Off of New Album

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

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Vote for The O.C. Supertones in the OC Music Awards!

Vote for The O.C. Supertones in the OC Music Awards!

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…

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It’s Official, Kevin Max is the New Lead Singer of Audio Adrenaline!

It’s Official, Kevin Max is the New Lead Singer of Audio Adrenaline!

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.

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Could Kevin Max be the New Lead Singer of Audio Adrenaline?

Could Kevin Max be the New Lead Singer of Audio Adrenaline?

***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 – West

Music Video : Ben Rosenbush and the Brighton – West

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!

Ben Rosenbush and the Brighton, “West” from the record “A Wild Hunger” from Will Keeler on Vimeo.

Andrew Schar of The W’s Announces New Band Name and Releases First Single

Andrew Schar of The W’s Announces New Band Name and Releases First Single

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…

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The O.C. Supertones Announce Release Date for New Album!

The O.C. Supertones Announce Release Date for New Album!

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. – Murdered Love

Music Video : P.O.D. – Murdered Love

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!

Draw the Parade – Tricks and Traps

Music Video : Draw the Parade – Tricks and Traps

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!

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Make Up Your Mind is Now Draw the Parade!

Make Up Your Mind is Now Draw the Parade!

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…

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Ethan Luck Releases Single and Announces New Solo Project

Ethan Luck Releases Single and Announces New Solo Project

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…

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Just Like Josiah Announce Hiatus

Just Like Josiah Announce Hiatus

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…

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Sounds of Salvation’s ‘Nuking the Fridge LIVE!’ Now Available FREE at Bandcamp

Sounds of Salvation’s ‘Nuking the Fridge LIVE!’ Now Available FREE at Bandcamp

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.

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Any Vinyl Collectors Out There?

Any Vinyl Collectors Out There?

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…

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Audio Adrenaline Reunited?

Audio Adrenaline Reunited?

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!!!”

Will…

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Guardian Launches Kickstarter Campaign for New Full-Length Record

Guardian Launches Kickstarter Campaign for New Full-Length Record

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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Best of 2011 by Ian Devaney

Best of 2011 by Ian Devaney

Top 20 Albums

The Violet Burning – The Story of Our Lives: Liebe über alles, Black as Death, and The Fantastic Machine
Cool Hand Luke – Of Man
Mutemath – Odd Soul
Burlap to Cashmere – Burlap to Cashmere
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…

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