Massive update. Read on for news regarding our bands, releases, new merch, and more.
January 20, 2017
January 19, 2017
“State of Mind” by Those Who Fear will be the soundtrack to my Hulk-like transformation of 2017.
January 17, 2017
January 16, 2017
Nashville-based metalcore/alternative metal act The Persuaded brings a heavy-yet-radio-friendly sound with overtly Christ-centered lyrics. Fans of Disciple, Project 86, and Spoken should definitely take a listen.
January 15, 2017
January 3, 2017
In 2016, I saw my tastes in music grow a bit more. This would account for why you’ll see some albums make an appearance on this list that, if you know me, you wouldn’t normally expect to see here. Overall, I thought it was a pretty good year for music, but a number of times some of the albums I was most excited about lost something after numerous listen throughs. Continued →
January 2, 2017
Here’s a little list of some of my favorite releases this year. Check them out!
December 18, 2016
Dallas Taylor the current vocalist for Maylene & The Sons of Disaster and former Underoath vocalist, has offered an update on his tragic accident a few months ago. He has certainly had a long road to recovery and is still on that path. His survival is a total miracle of God and the man appears to be quite optimistic about his trauma. Read more below. Continue to pray for Dallas and feel free to contribute to a GoFundMe page to help cover costs associated with his accident and hospital care. Continued →
December 17, 2016
The Ohio metalcore band Settle the Sky, is about to perform in February of 2017. The band has been inactive since 2010. The band formed in 2006 with JD Merill. The band was only around for four years (2006-2010). Settle the Sky only released an EP through StandBy Records, titled Now That We’re Waiting and a Demo. Continued →
These are some bands that were sort of popular, but didn’t get very far. Hopefully this sheds some light to the underground SFHC Scene or more appropriately, SFMC Scene.
5. One Way/Raid
Christian metalcore/hardcore One Way formed in… I don’t know when. Continued →
December 9, 2016
Read this review of Zao’s The Well-Intentioned Virus
Read this review of Destroy the Runner’s Void
December 6, 2016
Today, I’m doing something a little different. These bands are bands that people should know and that are on the rise. Check them out! And here you go!
5. Saints Can Lie
Metalcore acts have become very common in the United States. But Saints Can Lie seem to be doing something sort of fresh. The band formed in 2012 with the original lineup of brothers Vocalist Jake and Guitarist/Pianist Hunter Shaw, Guitarist John McDonough and Drummer Bryce Garland. The band comes from Texas, home to many amazing metal bands including Pantera and The Famine. On April 26, 2013, John, as well as Jake and Hunter, got into a car accident. John died that day, but the Shaw brothers survived. To this day, the band has memorialized him permanently on their Facebook page. The band is independent and has released an album titled Trial & Tribulation.
December 1, 2016
Here’s another one of those lists I’ve been working on. Primarily, the reoccurring genre this time ’round are in the ‘core genre. Hope you enjoy!
5. A Thousand Times Repent
Deathcore, as of late, has been extremely popular, especially with the last 4-5 years. If you want some good Christian deathcore, go listen to A Thousand Times Repent, as well as the Christian deathcore comps on Bandcamp. But back to the topic at hand. The band formed in 2006 as a sixpiece, one vocalist, one drummer, one bassist, and three guitarists. The band signed to Tribunal Records and released a single EP, Virtue Has Few Friends. Lineup changes ensued soon after and then disbanded around 2011, without any formal announcement. The band seemed to have some hype behind them back in the day, with the release of the EP. In more recent days, the band was given more press with… er… crime. Not the band members though, I assure you.
November 26, 2016
November 23, 2016
Read this review for Fit For A King’s new album “Deathgrip”
November 21, 2016
Today, I am posting a list of Christian Metal bands from the old days that aren’t mentioned very often when talking about Christian metal. Most of them tend to be Nu-metal, ironically, even though the 90’s was the time for Nu-Metal/Rapcore. Continued →
November 19, 2016
Muncie, IN metalcore act Send the Advocate has released a promising debut EP, but can they move past the pitfalls of an oversaturated genre?
For All Eternity, the Christian melodic metalcore band, has started to work on the demos for their third album. After the release of Metanoia, the band hit the ground running. Scoring high in the charts, the album hit 23 in Billboard Christian Albums and 21 in Billboard’s Top Heatseekers Albums. Continued →
November 18, 2016
Facedown Records has announced something incredible cool called “Facedown LTD.” which is a subscription based vinyl plan. There are 12 Vinyl Records available from Comeback Kid, xLookingForwardx, War of Ages (2), For Today, Gideon, Sleeping Giant, xDeathstarx, A Plea for Purging, Hands, xDisciplex AD, and Figure Four. Keep in mind that these are rare and limited to just 250 of each album. Some of these haven’t been pressed to vinyl before and the others will be rare collectors items in a few years. The price is $190 for all 12 Vinyl in a bundle (shipped at different times with last shipment in March 2017). You must pre-order by January 10th and there is a chance it’ll sell out before then. Order here. Continued →
I was browsing iTunes this morning and found a sweet pre-order from the band Phinehas for their upcoming ep “Fight Through The Night” (available December 16th). You can even listen to the samples on iTunes. It appears to be an “acoustic” release with the band backing up Sean’s strong hit worthy voice (if any guy is made for radio, it’s him). Continued →
November 16, 2016
November 15, 2016
Demon Hunter has announced that they are going to release their 8th full-length album, Outlive, in March 2017. The band formed in 2000 with brothers Ryan and Don Clark and Jesse Sprinkle on drums. The band then added on Jon Dunn and Kris McCaddon (ex-Embodyment, ex-The Famine) and the band progressed from there. Continued →
November 14, 2016
November 10, 2016
It’s been a very quiet handful of years for the North Carolina metal act “To Speak Of Wolves”. After releasing the thunderous “Find Your Worth, Come Home,” they vanished from the music scene with little having to say about it. Four years later, they’ve come back from the dead releasing an EP and a relentless touring schedule. Continued →
November 9, 2016
Jim Hughes of the bands Colossus and For Today released a parody video called “All the Fall Things” in October. The song is a parody of Blink 182’s song “All the Small Things”. The song is a pop-punk parody, rather than the metalcore/deathcore/djent Hughes has been involved with. Hughes also works for Facedown Records.
November 8, 2016
Over the years, the name “Memphis May Fire” has become nearly synonymous with the genre commonly referred to as metalcore. Some love metalcore, some not so much, but regardless of your preference, it’s hard to deny that Memphis May Fire is one of the best the genre has to offer. Continued →
Check out this review of My Heart To Fear’s “The Draft”