April 17, 2021
If you like Christian Rock then make sure to check out Contagion Fest Part 2 April 23rd-24th presented by Christian Rock X and iChristianRock. You can watch/stream it live from YouTube here or here. Watch the trailer for it below. Nate Parrish is one of the many artists playing so you can’t go wrong with that right?… Continued →
April 16, 2021
Names Without Numbers have dropped what is quite possibly, their BEST song ever and it’s called “Empire On Fire”. The song features backing vocals from Matt Baird of the band Spoken which just adds an extra dose of flavor to an already incredible new song. If you enjoyed their past material and wished they would amp it up a bit and even add in some screaming like the old days, well then you are in for a treat.… Continued →
March 15, 2021
Names Without Numbers are BACK! The band drops the new single “Empire on Fire (Feat. Matt Baird of Spoken)” on April 16th. It’s an explosive first single that truly captures the band’s unrelenting energy and righteous anger fueled rock n’ roll. This is heavy and melodic at the same time. If you enjoyed the band’s earlier music and are maybe just discovering them for the first time, you’ll be blown away. More info here.… Continued →
June 5, 2020
April 3, 2020
A new Spoken track saw the light of day today and is available wherever you get your music. Give it a listen below and let us know what you think!… Continued →
March 26, 2020
I loved Spoken from the moment their 3rd record dropped “Echoes of the Spirit Still Dwell”. The minute I heard this song, “Promise”, from the album “Moment of Imperfect Clarity”, I couldn’t shake my Spoken fandom. This band and their music came out at the perfect time post-9/11. It was uplifting, positive, and the songs were incredibly addictive in melodies. The Used, Story of the Year, Senses Fail, and Blindside all would have made perfect tour mates during this time period.… Continued →
February 14, 2020
Next week, Spoken will be releasing a new song to be featured on the next album set to release later this year. The guys are certainly keeping busy, writing for the upcoming release and kicking off a tour in the northeast next week. Keep an eye here for more info as it’s made available and check out where the tour is headed; maybe you’ll be able to catch a show.… Continued →
October 7, 2019
Some music videos deserve to be shared, even if they’re only 144p. “Falling Further” by Spoken tells a story of prodigality, placing emphasis on feelings of regret and the rejection of God’s love. While the band has a lot of great songs, I always thought the chorus for “Falling Further” was particularly strong in its emotional communication.… Continued →
October 1, 2019
March 31, 2019
Whoa, this new Death Therapy album is shaping up to be a definite highlight of 2019. I can literally feel this goth-prog-metal shaking me to my bones. This incredible new track is available for streaming/purchase on all digital networks and features Matt Baird of Spoken. Check out the song via YouTube, below. Pre-Order “Voices” right here.… Continued →
February 16, 2019
January 30, 2019
So, 2018 is behind us, another year on the books. After having put together a list of my favorite releases for the year, I decided to try going in the opposite direction and form a list of the albums I’m anticipating most in the coming year. Now, a bit of a heads up before we dig in; I am almost certainly missing some albums here. Some may have escaped my attention, and I’m sure there are more to be announced yet as well.… Continued →
November 5, 2018
Matt Baird and Spoken have begun work on album #10 which will see a release in 2019. This is a not only a monumental accomplishment but also reflects the longevity of a music project that has transcended music scenes and style shifts over the years. Matt will be auditioning Guitar, Bass, Drums for 2019 tours, so make sure to message them on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram if you have what it takes. Bring back Jef! jk… Continued →
December 25, 2017
2017 was a pretty decent year for music! Between finding newer bands, the resurgence of others from years of inaction, and great albums from bands we’ve come to love and depend on for great music, it was pretty tough to be disappointed. Below, are the 20 albums that I consider to be the year’s best. If there are bands there you haven’t heard of, I hope you check them out, you never know…maybe one of them would’ve made your top spot.… Continued →
August 26, 2017
Long running rock band, Spoken, will release their brand new record titled “IX” on September 8th through all digital networks and physical media as well. Check out the first two singles via YouTube below. You can also listen on Apple Music. There are a total of TWO singles available on iTunes right now. You can catch the band on some dates with Skillet and Art of Dying this September. Order some sweet merch direct from the band here.… Continued →
April 28, 2017
Check out this really cool new podcast called “The Broken Record Podcast“, brought to you by Tim Hopkins who is a DJ at the BrokenFM radio station up in Northern California. Listen to the debut episode below via SoundCloud. Andrew from Light The Way chats about the the new ep “Dude, Lame”, Matt Baird from Spoken talks about the new album campaign, and the guys in Flatfoot 56 chat about “Odd Boat”. You don’t want to miss this.… Continued →
March 28, 2017
Spoken just launched a campaign for their upcoming 9th studio album. Check it out here. All pre-orders come with an instant download of their new single. Despite all the band changes over the years the one consistent thread that weaves the signature Spoken sound together is the unmistakable voice of lead singer Matt Baird. Since 2003 the band has put out a ton of quality material and will continue to do so. Check this out!… Continued →
March 3, 2017
February 15, 2017
Back in 2014 we told you about 10 bands YOU needed to listen to as a fan of heavy music. Just over two years later, here are ten more.
January 17, 2017
Spoken are busy at it once again and have begun tracking their new album. This will be the follow up to “Breathe Again” which released in 2015. Unfortunately recent guitarist/songwriter Scoop Roberts will be stepping away from the band after they record this new album. You can watch a video below detailing why. I think they need to bring back Jef Cunningham and go out on tour playing hits from their earlier 4 albums from 2000-2007.… Continued →
December 16, 2016
With dates going from February all the way through May, the City Rockfest Tour will be making the rounds in 2017. Boasting a rather impressive lineup, this tour promises to be nothing short of amazing. For a full list of dates and to keep updated on potential new additions, be sure to check out their Facebook page at City Rockfest Tour. Who’s looking forward to this?? … Continued →
December 13, 2016
Looking to ring in the Christmas season with something a little more powerful than gramma singing Rudolf? We've got you covered.
November 29, 2016
Scoop Roberts, Guitarist of the band Spoken, has announced his departure from the band. Roberts has only been featured on Breathe Inside and their new upcoming album, set to be released in 2017. The band now will only consist of Vocalist Matt Baird, the only remaining original member. The band is going on this tour and then working on their new album, which Roberts will be featured on. Continued →
November 23, 2016
In case you missed it last year, don't let another moment go by without checking out Spoken's powerful follow up to 2013's "Illusion" as they get even better with "Breathe Again."
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. 5. Oficina G3 Oficina G3 is a Christian prog metal act from the late 80’s. Forming in 1987, the band began as a heavy metal/hard rock band, influenced by Stryper and Petra, but progressed into a Progressive metal/nu-metal/metalcore-ish band.… Continued →
March 3, 2014
A couple of weeks ago I spent an entertaining evening with Matt Baird (and some local talent) at a coffee shop, where Matt was performing an acoustic set. He had been traveling for 2 weeks playing acoustic gigs, just him, his guitar, and his family. The city of Minot, where I currently reside, was his final stop before a very short 2-day break until it was back on the road again, this time with the entire band in tow. … Continued →
December 5, 2013
In this edition of "In the Silence of the Mind" we take a look at some songs that are completely passionate "Love Songs to God."
March 8, 2013
Spoken opened up at the Diamond Ballroom in OKC on March 7th to support Volbeat. Check out some exclusive impressions, video of the show, and my conversation with Matt Baird.
February 3, 2013
Spoken is set to unleash their glorious return to the music world this month, so we chat with frontman Matt Baird about the new album, new band members, new label, and whether or not demons try to influence our lives. Be sure to keep checking back over the next couple weeks as we kick off "Spoken week" soon.
February 1, 2013
Spoken returns after a long hiatus to remind us all what great rock can and should sound like. But, is Illusion everything longtime Spoken fans have been waiting for?