Christian metal band Soul Embraced is releasing their fifth album Mythos July 9 on Rottweiler Records after a five-year absence.
The long-awaited album features guest appearances by Bruce Fitzhugh of Living Sacrifice and Jeremiah Scott of Demon Hunter.
The first single "Like A Corpse" is available now at digital retail outlets worldwide and, for a short time, can also be downloaded for free on the music-sharing site NoiseTrade. The download also includes a teaser clip for the full album. more >>
The Love Good Music campaign launched today on the web and will feature a national summer tour where the fans will become an A&R of sorts to scout talent and promote artists who are of the Catholic denomination.
"In centuries past, Church leaders and wealthy individuals would often decide the destiny of an artist whether it was music, art or poetry," stated Mysterium Records President Jimmy Mitchell, the campaign's designer on Christian newswire. "More recently, record labels could make or break an artist, but now, it's the Catholic laity- the regular music fans- who can decide what artists have a shot. This campaign is a huge stride for the New Evangelization!"
The campaign will use crowd funding as a means of raising capital for the project taking investments as low as $10 a month to get exclusive music samplings from up and coming artists before their music is on iTunes or Spotify. more >>
Hillsong UNITED are currently on the U.S. leg of their "WELCOMEZION" tour and have seen huge success so far surpassing 15,000 people in attendance at their last concert in the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles.
The Australian worship group has sold out shows throughout the country and so far has totaled up to 80,000 tickets sold.
"Our goal with the "WELCOMEZION" Tour was to take it to the next level," said Jason Strong of Hillsong UNITED. "We believe we have been given an opportunity, and we want to make sure we do the best we can with that. Ultimately, it is about using what you have the best you can to bring glory to our Savior and King. We are excited to be doing some pretty famous venues, but our goal remains the same; that He is made famous and everything we do brings people closer to God." more >>
Erica Campbell, one half of the gospel music duo Mary Mary, has officially gone solo with her rising radio hit "A Little More Jesus" which will go on sale June 25.
"A Little More Jesus," will appear on Campbell's upcoming album, with production credits going to her husband and longtime collaborator Warryn Campbell.
Mr. Campbell spoke about his wife's upcoming solo debut. more >>
Christian music pioneer Carman was diagnosed with terminal cancer and being told he had three to five years to live, but he is not letting it keep him down as he recently shared his battle story with fans.
Carman spoke of coming to a flight of stairs with his personal trainer where UFC fighters run. He took the opportunity to make a metaphor for life in it.
"It looked like the road ahead of me. All uphill, intimidating and way over my head. So I tried to run up it and got about halfway before my lungs felt like they were going to burst," he said in a story he wrote to fans. more >>
With the release of his sixth solo album just days away, rapper Kanye West has finally shared the official tracklist for the much-anticipated Yeezus LP, which includes the controversial "I Am A God" song that apparently features an appearance by the Almighty.
The Yeezus tracklist, circulating on the Web Thursday morning, includes a total of 10 songs with collaborations by various recording artists, such as R&B crooner Frank Ocean on the song "New Slaves," rapper Chief Keef on "Hold My Liquor" and someone identified as "God" accompanying West on "I Am A God."
West debuted "I Am A God," purportedly a reference to Psalm 82, at the Governors Ball Music Festival in New York City over the weekend and surprised some listeners with the song's lyrics, which he performed on his own. more >>