Tag: Sleeping Giant

August 8, 2021

June 10, 2021

HolyName Could Be The Biggest and Most Important Music Act of Our Time

What seemingly began as a solo project of sorts for Tommy Green of Sleeping Giant, HolyName is likely to become one of our music scene’s most important and dare I say, “influential”, acts in a long time. The music hits you in all the right spots, digging deep into the most hardened of hearts. The emotions swelling up between heavy, chugging guitars, thundering drum beats, and soft, soothing vocals building into this sort of adrenaline fueled, aggressive, and violent (sounding) worship music that you’ll never hear at a Church on Sunday morning.… Continued →

July 1, 2020

August 16, 2019

Lifelong Return With New Full Length

In what appears to be a complete surprise, the band LIFELONG are working on their new music. It appears to be that debut full length everyone has been patiently waiting for. Featuring former members of the band Confide, Lifelong took a decidedly more spiritual turn mixed with heavy melodic hardcore and pure passion meant to move people. If you’ve been hungry for the next generation of heavy spirit filled hardcore and fill the void left from the departure of Sleeping Giant, then Lifelong are perfect for you.… Continued →

April 23, 2019

Reading is Listening and Listening is Reading

I’ve enjoyed listening to music much longer than I’ve enjoyed reading books. Reading has only been an interest of mine for the past five years, especially subjects like philosophy, religion, and sociology. What I’ve found through reading books, though, is that it complements listening to music. The relation between books and music in terms of their content, especially lyrically, is undeniable. Even musically, there seems to be room for reading to influence listening, with pictures derived from words being transformed into pictures derived from sound.… Continued →

March 23, 2019

Sleeping Giant Farewell Documentary That You All Need to See

The Sleeping Giant documentary is equal parts joy and sadness. You feel uplifted by the band’s message and testimony but a bit of sadness overwhelms when the realization sets in that this is the band’s swan song. It’s a great piece of work and a fitting reminder of the power of heavy music on the masses. This band may not have been a worldwide mainstream success story like say Imagine Dragons or Cardi B (barf) but none of that mattered when you saw the band’s overall message of love and hope for a lost world.… Continued →

January 6, 2019

Best of 2018: Rob Jensen

2018 had a number of great albums, all of which I couldn’t list here, but after careful consideration, these are my top 20, none of which are listed lightly. See which ones you’d have picked out and maybe find some new music to check out. And please remember, if you do end up finding something new, please support the artist by picking up some of their music! 1. Amongst The Giants – Obscene Part of the roster of the fairly new label, Rockfest Records, this hard rock/metal outfit released not just the best album of 2018, but the best in their genre over the past few years.… Continued →

June 6, 2018

January 26, 2018

REVIEW : Sleeping Giant - I Am

With the coming of I Am, one of the most influential metal bands in the scene has come to pass. What a big hole they leave in their absence. But let us get to the album that begins with the gang vocals yelling “Sleeping giant!” Preachcore Lives! begins the final album with a message to be left behind for the next bands to rise up. With phrases like, “Kingdom over everything,” “Recognition of the one true name,” and “Don’t perform for the crowd, but for the crown.”Continued →

January 15, 2018

December 1, 2017

November 30, 2017

October 21, 2017

New Sleeping Giant Album In The Works

Sleeping Giant fans, rejoice! 3 years after the release of “Finished People”, the band is back in the studio recording a new album! Check out their Facebook page for pics and updates, and of course, keep tuned in here for more info on what they’re up to as it becomes available! So who’s eager for some new Sleeping Giant??… Continued →

August 25, 2017

MyChildren MyBride Releases "Thorns", Announce New Album "Vicious World"

MyChildren MyBride released “Thorns” today and announced their fourth new album, Vicious World. The band’s been working hard at it for the last three years, after losing Guitarist Cory Johnson (ex-Sleeping Giant, ex-xDeathstarx, ex-Impending Doom), Bassist Nelson Flores (ex-The Great Commision, ex-Sovereign Strength) and Drummer Mathis Arnell (The Plot in You). This leaves Founding member Vocalist Matthew Hastings and longtime member Guitarist Robert Flores. Their new song “Thorns” was described Bloomfield through Alternative Press as being the love child of Marilyn Manson and Advent.… Continued →

March 29, 2017

DIRE Signs to Sancrosanct, Release Lyric Video

The metalcore band DIRE, has a some exciting news! They have announced that they have signed to the label known as Sancrosanct Records. The label has had bands such as Remembrance (one member is now in Sleeping Giant) and Bloodlined Calligraphy. There is not much else to talk about the label. DIRE has also released a new lyric video for their song “Watch it Burn”. Check it out! Continued →

January 24, 2017

Facedown Records Announces Facedown Fest 2017 Lineup

Facedown Records has just announced the lineup for Facedown Fest 2017. The festival has hosted many bands that were signed to other labels or the subsidiary Strike First Records, including Clear Convictions (Strike First), Comrades (ex-Blood and Ink), Bloody Sunday (Strike First) and several others. This year is the 20th anniversary of the label so they have had many of their prominent acts come join in or even reunite. The label is also hosting the Fest for 3 days, which is very abnormal as it is usually a one day event.… Continued →

January 19, 2017

December 29, 2016

November 18, 2016

Facedown Records Announces "Facedown LTD."

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.… Continued →

November 7, 2016

September 11, 2014

REVIEW : Sleeping Giant - Finished People

For anyone familiar with Christian hardcore legends, Sleeping Giant, you already have a pretty good idea of what to expect on their newest release, “Finished People”. A raw production style, riffs focused more on getting the crowd moving than technicality, and front man Tom Green’s passionate vocal performance. “Finished People” takes this basic formula the band have used in the past and refines it to become perhaps the best Sleeping Giant record to date.

February 4, 2013

November 11, 2012

November 5, 2012

Immersed by Sinai Beach

7 Incredibly Energetic Metal and Hardcore Albums You Need to Hear Before You Die

Energy is something that is extremely hard to gauge on a music album. Energy is the tone and excitement portrayed by the musicians. It’s the passion you hear in the sound. But how does one contain the energy of The Chariot and put that into an album? If you’ve ever seen them live, you know exactly what I’m talking about. Or Emery. They know energy. Ever notice the first track on any of their albums is one of their heaviest or hardest songs?… Continued →

September 19, 2012

INTERVIEW : Gideon

Check out my interview with Alabama-based band, Gideon. See what they had to say by spiritual guidance from Sleeping Giant, their new album, fall touring and more.

July 24, 2011

July 12, 2011

December 10, 2009

INTERVIEW : Sleeping Giant

A friend and I recently caught up with Tommy, front man of Sleeping Giant, before one of their shows on the  Winds of Plague and Stick to Your Guns tour. A very clean cut, straightedge guy, he spoke about worship, ministry, and plans for a new album. It’s rather lengthy – but more than worth the read. After the interview, we were able to witness their incredibly energetic and powerful set.  With determination and backing from fans both in and out of the church, Sleeping Giant shows no signs of slowing down any time soon.… Continued →

July 8, 2009