Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Michael Buble - Christmas 2011 English Christian Christmas Album

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Christmas is the latest Christian Christmas album released by Canadian Singer, three times Grammy award winner Michael Buble. This album was released on October 24, 2011 and released under the label Reprise Records.


Album Details ::

Album :: Christmas

Artist :: Michael Buble

Release Date :: October 24, 2011

Genre :: Christian, Christmas

Label :: Reprise Records

Location :: British Columbia, Canada



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History ::
For starters, Michael Bublé wanted the doors of the studio left open during the recording sessions for “Crazy Love.” He wanted to hear the drums bleed into the horn section. He wanted his fans to feel what it was like in the studio - to feel like they were sitting with him - to have them be part of his experience. So the engineers miked the floor and put up sky stand microphones and it was all recorded just like that with the thrill of the moment in mind – even though the songs were written over the course of 80 years. It wasn’t all that different from the way it might have been in a Louis Armstrong session in the '40s or even Elvis Presley in the late 50s. The strings would get to carry an extra micro-vibration along with the bows. Sometimes acapella - other times with live bands and even huge orchestras - even some sessions with primitive 8-track recording devices that are a rarity in the crystalline perfection sound of 2009. But it isn't just the time period that is crucial but the breadth of emotional territory a man is willing to live through and share by coming clean emotionally -- in front of a bunch of strangers no less.

Aside from discovering a fresh way to deliver the live authentic feeling musical goods he is known for, his choice of material shows an artist still hungry to innovate and make his mark both as a stylist, but also as a songwriter. He has already proven his mettle composing the smash “Home” that is the remembrance song for so many soldiers and their loved ones in these times of war. The homesick homage scored as a number one hit around the world. More evidence of the song’s power would come from cowboy crooner Blake Sheldon's No. 1 country version of "Home." And lest we forget Michael's performance of his song "Everything" which launched gazillion of newlywed’s first dance as Mr. and Mrs. That voice has evolved from breezy, funny, and passionate. Now it’s sometimes as strong as a hockey player with a stick. Old fans will quickly notice that the callow youth of MB yore has given way to a complex man who takes the stage in top form even in the recording studio.

Like it or not, Michael Bublé is now at what playwright David Mamet once referred to as "The Big Table.” The place comes with weight and license to express any emotion artistically as long as it is authentic. Are you willing to be taken at your word? Or lyrics? Now at the big table of singers who can sell out Madison Square Garden, he has to summon the heat and nerve to navigate the icebergs and cruise ships at sail on the ocean of love. Yet, a smile is still easy to come by on Michael's face. His essence remains solid as a rock. Like Elvis he is a guy girls love and many guys want to be like. He's been a heart breaker a few times. (OK, maybe more than a few). And keeps his childhood friends and family close to him always.

It's also impressive the wide bite Michael tears imaginatively from the fantastically varied American Lovesong Feast. He goes from Live at the Sands to Heartbreak Hotel in a skipped heartbeat. In many of the tunes, too, you hear that love of melody matched with a clever lyrical refrain.

The open door feeling is taken a step further on the two new songs Michael wrote including "Hold On" and the first single “Haven’t Met You Yet,” which carries a Beatles vibe with even the fabs Love-love-loooove refrain. Though the Beatles as a band had long broken up by the time he was born in British Columbia in 1975, it is clear he has absorbed the Quirky Queen's Quartet with Mersey Beat playful melodies with an optimistic message.

It would have been easier to kick back, but instead he has the cojones to take the title cut, already one of the best loved songs from the canon of no one less weighty in the music cosmos than Van Morrison. “When I sing ‘Crazy Love’ it’s not that I am going to sing better or sound better than Van Morrison, it's that it's going to be different than Van Morrison. It is going to be my interpretation of the song. That can only come from my life experience and what I have gone through. Or the love or the loss I've gone through.” You can listen and decide if he sells his version.

“One of the great challenges of a song stylist is to take highly familiar songs like "Stardust" and "Georgia On My Mind" already recorded by hundreds of artists and ask myself, can I bring something special to this song? Otherwise why waste everyone's time in the studio -- just go get drunk and sing at a Karaoke bar -- and I've done that too!"

You hear many facets of a man from the optimistic happy go lucky boy, the angry jilted ex - a perfect boyfriend, - a maybe not-so-perfect suitor or the only man in a crowded room. You hear him sing of accepting lasting friendship as a replacement following a bitter-ended break-up as is recounted in the story of the star-crossed couple who broke up but never break their connection in the Bublé penned "Hold On." Or the heartbreaking final scene in "At This Moment."

Another door opened on a tiny little studio hidden away in the noir bowels of Brooklyn where Michael convened with a comparatively stone age 8-track device and recorded a Motown vibed swinging harmonious r & b tune that was a hit for Dinah Washington and Brook Benton as a duet in 1960. On this go round, he sang with the legendary Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings. ”It was completely outside of what I've ever done-- out of my comfort zone but I had a blast,” says Bublé.

Bublé reveals a rowdy world weary party animal in a reworking of the great country rocker "Heartache Tonight" written by rugged rock legends and a mega-hit for the Eagles. And then returns to a sentimental yet again hopeful "All I do Is Dream of You.” Reaching both further out into the margins of other songs to interpret his deeper truth is the pain and happiness the resides within Bublé as he delivers the wise and almost wistful goods of “You're Nobody Till Somebody Loves You” while at the same time taking it cool even beyond Dean Martin, one of Michael's idols.

After all, the trademark of Bublé's love songs is a voice that evokes his passion for life and an edgy sense of humanity and romance. The honesty of feeling sprawls out in the vocals that cut through the night like a dark echo of an aching heart.

It surely becomes clear listening to “Crazy Love” that you don't need to read the headlines of a gossip tabloid or read obscene tweets to know Michael has had his heart walking around the block of late. But just as often you can find him basking in the sunshine of the day.

As Michael Bublé opens wide the doors to his own emotions for the world to see on “Crazy Love”, he knows he has no other choice. "I can't bullshit my fans, he says. They will know it’s real because they will feel it too -- and after that we are no longer strangers."

Michael Buble - Christmas 2011 Christmas Album tracks an lyricsMichael Buble - Christmas 2011 Christmas Album tracks an lyrics
Tracklisting ::

01. It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas
02. Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
03. Jingle Bells
04. White Christmas
05. All I Want For Christmas Is You
06. Holly Jolly Christmas
07. Santa Baby
08. Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
09. Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)
10. Silent Night
11. Blue Christmas
12. Cold December NIght
13. I’ll Be Home For Christmas
14. Ave Maria
15. Mis Deseos Feliz Navidad
16. Winter Wonderland
17. Frosty The Snowman
18. Silver Bells
19. Shout Out Merry Christmas


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Keith & Kristyn Getty - Joy An Irish Christmas 2011 Christian Christmas Album

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Joy An Irish Christmas is the latest Irish Christian Christmas album released by Irish Christian Song writer, composer, best known for pioneering "Modern Hymns" Keith & Kristyn Getty. This album was released on October 25, 2011 and released under the label Getty Music.


Album Details ::

Album :: Joy An Irish Christmas

Artist :: Keith & Kristyn Getty

Release Date :: October 25, 2011

Genre :: Christian, Christmas

Label :: Getty Music

Location :: Lisburn, Northern Ireland



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History ::
Keith and Kristyn Getty have been at the forefront of the modern hymn movement over the past decade demonstrating the ability to successfully bridge the gap between the traditional and contemporary.

Keith and Kristyn Getty are currently living in the United States where they write have just finished their second album together ‘Awaken the Dawn’, a collection of hymns that takes you on a lyrical ...journey of grace and hope for all the nations. This follows their first collection of hymns, the successful 2006 realease ‘In Christ Alone’.

Whether on a recording or leading worship with a congregation, Kristyn's lilting, crystal-clear soprano is an ideal contrast to Keith's richly melodic piano arrangements and accompaniment. An acclaimed soloist in her own right, Kristyn began singing in her family's church in Northern Ireland - a congregation her father helped plant - as a teen. Today she is both an accomplished songwriter and artist, having penned children's musicals and been featured with Christian music's Margaret Becker and Celtic artist Joanne Hogg on the New Irish Hymns series, among her diverse credits. However, since her marriage to Keith two years ago, the plight and power of the modern hymn has won Kristyn's heart too, and she's equally dedicated to reviving the art alongside her husband.

A multi-talented instrumentalist and composer, Keith first learned to play guitar, but later began to study flute which included a summer masterclass under renowned Irish flautist Sir James Galway. Ironically, it was Keith's piano - not flute - arrangements that most intrigued Galway and helped open the world of the music industry to him. Keith has since orchestrated and arranged more than 200 projects for recordings, concerts, theater, television and film, including arrangements for Michael W. Smith's 2004 Healing Rain album, as well as producing and composing (with Kristyn) various projects for the internationally renowned African Children's Choir.

Though he was raised in a Christian home in Northern Ireland, it was ultimately a yearlong study of the life of Christ during his time at university that affirmed and crystallized Keith's faith. Since then, he has carried a passion to communicate the basic tenets of Christianity through music in a universally appealing way. Now, after several years in various aspects of the entertainment industry, Keith has returned to his roots to use his gifts for the benefit of the Church.

"I was challenged by a pastor in Belfast to perhaps try and bring some of what the old hymns of the faith had brought to the Church through the centuries to the contemporary Church," Keith remembers. "I didn't set out to create the modern hymn. I wanted to write songs that contemporary, traditional and liturgical churches could all use."

"There are two reasons we write modern hymns," explains Keith. "First, it's to help teach the faith. What we sing affects how we think, how we feel and ultimately how we live, so it's so important that we sing the whole scope of truth the Bible has given us. The second reason is to try to create a more timeless musical style that every generation can sing, a style that relates to the past and the future."

"Our hope is not in ourselves, it's in Christ," Kristyn says of their purpose. "We want music for the Church to be able to lift us beyond our circumstances and become a plumb line for bringing all of our life experiences to the Truth."

"In the Church, the purpose of singing is to express the community we have as the Body of Christ," his wife, Kristyn, adds. "To try to search for the melodic ideas and song structure that might bring more people in - that's what we're trying to investigate. Is there a way to bring everyone together musically?"

As Keith & Kristyn Getty stand at the helm of an emerging group of new hymn writers today, it seems the Church need not fear the death of the medium in this modern age. With songs that are timeless in theology and melody, much akin to the prolific works of Wesley, Crosby and Newton, it's not hard to imagine the esteemed roll call of the Church's greatest writers will one day include the name Getty, as they carry forward the great standard of the hymn for generations to come.

-Bio written by Emily Kohl

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Band Members ::
  • Keith Getty
  • Kristyn Getty
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Tracklisting ::

01. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
02. Hark the Herald Angels Sing
03. What Child Is This?
04. Magnificat
05. How Suddenly A Baby Cries
06. Joy Has Dawned / Angels We Have Heard on High
07. Jesus Joy of the Highest Heaven
08. Carol of the Bells
09. O Savior of Our Fallen Race
10. Fullness of Grace
11. Joy to the World (finale)
12. An Irish Christmas Blessing


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Matt Wertz - Snow Globe 2011 English Christian Album

Matt Wertz - Snow Globe 2011 English Christian AlbumMatt Wertz - Snow Globe 2011 English Christian Album
Snow Globe is the latest American Christian Christmas Album released by American Christian Rock artist Matt Wertz. This album was released on October 25, 2011 and released under the label Hand Written Records.


Album Details ::

Album :: Snow Globe

Artist :: Matt Wertz

Release Date :: October 25, 2011

Genre :: Christmas

Label ::
Hand Written Records

Location :: Nashville, TN, USA



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History ::
Hi. My name is Matt Wertz, and this is my bio. Usually these aren’t written by the artist, at least at this level- but as I was trying to decide who could tell my story the best, I felt like that person was me. So, I’d like to be the one to tell you where I come from, why I write music, what I’ve seen happen along the way, and where I see things going according to my finite vision.

I’m from Libe...rty, Missouri, but have called Nashville, Tennessee, home for the last seven years. It seems fitting that I would be writing my own biography on the cusp of my first major label release, just as I did eight years ago before releasing my first independent album. This time, though, I’m not trying to play it off like I didn’t write it.

I grew up in a home where I was encouraged to explore and dive into whatever grabbed my attention. Sports? Sure. Art? You bet. Girls? Yep. Music? Obviously. There was no expectation other than to do my best “and let God do the rest,” as my Mom always says. With that kind of freedom end encouragement, I did just that—I played sports for the fun of them, made art because I loved to create, and eventually, I wrote and performed music… because I had to.

My love for visual art led me eight hours from home to the University of Illinois, where I studied Industrial Design. As a result of that experience, music became my respite—my escape from the responsibility of class work. Dorm life served to provide a small, built–in audience who graciously embraced my first attempts at songwriting. Before I knew it, I was recording versions of those songs on my roommate’s computer and burning copies for my new cohabiting fans. Eventually I started playing concerts outside the walls of Scott Hall and made the leap to register my name as a dot-com. That may not seem like a big deal today, but at the time, those were the early, shaky steps I took toward a full-fledged career in the music industry.

Early on, I was shown many graces—like a loan from my parents to pay for the first 1,000 copies of my debut record, Somedays (2001). To assuage their fear that I was throwing my life away, I democratically assured them that I’d get a job after the summer was over. Needless to say, that never happened.

What did happen was that my summer burst at the seams with bookings at camps for high schoolers… which spilled over into a fall schedule of touring their hometowns… which set up a spring full of shows at colleges… followed by more summer camps. Rinse, wash, repeat—and you have the first few years of my career.

The days between then and now have been a series of “baby steps” that have somehow afforded me success as an independent artist. All these things really kicked into gear after the release of Twenty Three Places (2003), the first record I recorded with producer and friend, Ed Cash. The album featured some of the songs that set the tone for the rest of my career—“Everything’s Right,” “Marianne,” “Red Meets Blue,” and “Counting to 100”— songs that are still staples in my set today.

On the heels of the Twenty Three Places release, people started taking notice. Creative Artists Agency got involved booking my shows. Nettwerk took over my management. And a bunch of record labels started knocking down my door. But none of them felt like a good fit. So what did I do? I did what I’d always done: I recorded another record on my own and kept touring.

Ed and I began working on Everything in Between in February 2005, hitting the studio sporadically whenever I had breaks from the road. “The Way I Feel” was the first song we approached and it provided the compass for the record, ushering in an energy and musical depth that redirected my career to a new level. The tone of the record was my musical response to what I learned playing hundreds of clubs a year—I realized the need for up-tempo, lively songs to get the room going. The album also meant a lot to me personally—it was written and recorded during my first dating relationship since college, and much of the album followed the progress of the relationship. “5:19” was written on July 7, 2005, at 5:19 p.m., while I waited for the phone call that would inevitably be the end of that relationship.

Everything in Between was the first record I released with any kind of organized push behind it. We came out of the gates strong, charting high on the iTunes pop charts and filming a video for the song “Carolina.” Some of the songs landed in unexpected places—on TV’s “Brothers and Sisters” and in theaters via movies like My Super Ex-Girlfriend.

Since the start of my career, I’ve sold around 75,000 albums, played shows with Ben Folds, Jamie Cullum, and One Republic, as well as headlined sold-out clubs around the country. This was all done, mind you, as an independent artist. Over time, momentum built and more labels took notice, including Universal Republic. Finally I encountered a label that felt right, a label that could pull the trigger, a label that understood where I was coming from. And so, I signed.

The record that will be released on Universal Republic is called Under Summer Sun and it is a combination of my favorite songs from my first few independent releases, like “5:19” and “Everything’s Right,” as well as four new songs. Among the new tracks are “Waiting,” an introspective bedroom song that deals with the fear that I’m “growing old but not quite growing up,” and “Summer Sun,” my best effort at a nostalgic summer love song in the vein of Stevie Wonder musically and Don Henley emotionally. And the rest of the songs will strike a chord with anyone who enjoys soulful, carefree, singer-songwriter pop music.

How do I know? Because these songs emanate from the pages of my life, and I’ve seen first-hand the way that people have connected with them from their own experiences. In eight years of touring through hundreds of venues, playing three albums’ worth of songs for thousands of listeners, that connection is what fuels my passion. Ultimately, the thing that you and I have here—between the words and the chords and the lights and the beats—that is the thing that encourages me to keep singing.

Matt Wertz - Snow Globe 2011 English Christian Album tracks and lyricsMatt Wertz - Snow Globe 2011 English Christian Album tracks and lyrics
Tracklisting ::

01. Walking in a Winter Wonderland
02. Snow Globe
03. White Christmas
04. Tennessee Christmas
05. Christmas Just Ain't Christmas (Without You)
06. Christmastime Is Here
07. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
08. O Holy Night
09. Sleigh Ride
10. Christmas In The City
11. Wake Up! Wake Up!
12. Christmas Just Does This To Me


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Close Your Eyes - Empty Hands and Heavy Hearts 2011 English Christian Album

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Empty Hands and Heavy Hearts is the latest American Christian Hard Rock album released by American Christian Hardcore / Pop Punk / Progressive band Close Your Eyes. This album was released on October 25, 2011 and released under the label Victory Records.


Album Details ::

Album :: Empty Hands and Heavy Hearts

Artist :: Close Your Eyes

Release Date :: October 25, 2011

Genre :: Hard Rock

Label ::
Victory Records

Location :: Abilene, UN, USA



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History ::
Using their faith as a driving force, CLOSE YOUR EYES has silenced all stereotypes and emerged as a leader in delivering their powerful and inspiring message through music. The band’s infectious, explosive energy and uncompromising musical capabilities transcends the aggressive posturing that so often limits the genre. Luckily, a scene so overpopulated with lackluster talent has struck gold with this special melodic-hardcore outfit.

Abilene, Texas-based CLOSE YOUR EYES recently opened the ears and hearts of fans across the world with 2010’s promising Victory debut, We Will Overcome. With their hardcore, heavy rock sound and inspirational lyrics, it was no surprise that the band received such an intense initial response. The album has since sold over 15,000 copies in the U.S. to date, and the music video for the hit track, “Song For The Broken,” has been viewed by over 1.2 million devoted listeners. It’s hard to imagine that a band who has garnered such notoriety began with two of the original members simply commenting on each other’s t-shirts.

Vocalist Shane Raymond and guitarist Brett Callaway met at Hardin-Simmons University, unaware that their casual encounter would morph into the emergence of one of the most powerful, uplifting groups around. Sonny Vega (bass) and newest addition Tim Friesen (drums) complete this talented line-up.

Delving into the subject of Christianity as a major influence for their existence, CLOSE YOUR EYES makes it a point not to preach, like many others so often do. “We don’t hide who we are, but a big reason we don’t emphasize the fact that we’re a Christian band is because we don’t want our faith to be our primary marketing point,” states Raymond.

This fall, a brand new album, Empty Hands and Heavy Hearts, channels the impressive momentum that CLOSE YOUR EYES has become notable for. The album couples powerful melodies with inventive hardcore, furthering CLOSE YOUR EYES’ signature dynamic with their catchiest anthems, strongest vocals, and most monstrous guitar riffs to date.

“Musically and lyrically, we poured our hearts into this one. The short time span that we had to record really brought the band closer together and allowed everyone to openly express themselves more than ever before,” states Raymond.

Bringing their vibrant, energizing performances across the country in 2011, CLOSE YOUR EYES has certainly marched their way to the forefront of the hardcore elite. Attracting audiences to major festivals such as Cornerstone and Sonshine, touring with A DAY TO REMEMBER and UNDEROATH and performing on the SCREAM THE PRAYER TOUR, the band will continue to pave their memorable road with a headlining tour this fall to support the new album with labelmates COUNTERPARTS.

Make no mistake; CLOSE YOUR EYES’ massive sound encompasses their signature one-two punch of aggressive, melodic-infused elements. Empty Hands and Heavy Hearts will certainly be the catalyst to drive this passionate brand of hardcore into the hearts and minds of audiences everywhere.

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Band Members ::
  • Shane "BooBoo" Raymond - Vocals
  • Brett "DayDay" Callaway - Guitar and Vocals
  • Andrew "Goofy" Rodriguez - Guitar
  • Sonny "Spider" Vega - Bass
  • Tim "Gumby" Friesen - Drums

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Tracklisting ::

01. Hope Slips Away (The World Is Ours To Change)
02. Empty Hands
03. Erie
04. Valleys
05. Injustice
06. Paper Thin
07. Wormwood
08. Keep The Lights On
09. Carry You
10. Wolves
11. Scars
12. Heavy Hearts


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Pavilion Tower Worship - Crisis Worship 2011 English Christian Worship Album

Pavilion Tower Worship - Crisis Worship 2011 English Christian Worship AlbumPavilion Tower Worship - Crisis Worship 2011 English Christian Worship Album
Crisis Worship is the latest American Christian Praise & Worship Album released by American Christian Praise & Worship band Pavilion Tower Worship (Ren Paul & Cortney Jo). This album was released on October 25, 2011 and released under the label Society Revival Music Group.


Album Details ::

Album :: Crisis Worship

Artist :: Pavilion Tower Worship

Release Date :: October 25, 2011

Genre :: Praise & Worship

Label ::
Society Revival Music Group

Location :: USA



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History ::
During a time period when we constantly hear phrases like, "financial crisis", "economic crisis", and even "mid-life crisis", Pavilion Towers Worship has given us the key to the way of escape with “Crisis Worship”. Led by Worship Pastor Cortney Joi, this album makes you want to strive forward in spite of life's current conditions. Immediately, the album grabs your attention with a type of musical diversity not typically used in contemporary worship or gospel. With pop music synths, rock guitars, and hip-hop drums you quickly realize that this isn't your everyday worship album! Crisis Worship introduces us to urban-contemporary worship music in a way that has yet to be experienced, with screaming anthems like “I Want To” along with the infectious melody of “However You Come”. Then, the purity of Cortney's voice takes the listener even higher as they are compelled to worship while imagining “Heaven On Earth”. The album comes to a mind blowing conclusion with the get up on your feet and dance radio single "Love Of My Life". Society Revival Music Group has their hands full with this project and that's a good thing. With the already scheduled videos, tours, and promotional creativity, the wealth and freedom of Crisis Worship is guaranteed to be shared with the rest of us.

Pavilion Tower Worship - Crisis Worship 2011 english christian worship album band member cortney JoPavilion Tower Worship - Crisis Worship 2011 english christian worship album band member cortney Jo
Band Members ::
  • Ren Paul
  • Cortney Joi

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Tracklisting ::

01. Crisis Worship
02. No One Like You
03. Yours
04. It's In You
05. I Want To
06. Send Me
07. However You Come
08. Great God
09. Consumed
10. Delight In Me
11. Broken Pieces
12. All Hail The King
13. Heaven On Earth
14. Free To Praise
15. I'll Never Leave
16. Love Of My Life


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Tuesday, October 25, 2011

We The Gathered - Believer 2011 English Christian Hard Rock Album

We The Gathered - Believer 2011 English Christian Hard Rock AlbumWe The Gathered - Believer 2011 English Christian Hard Rock Album
Believer is the latest American Christian Hardcore album released by American Christian hardcore metal band We The Gathered. This album was released on October 25, 2011 and released under the label Strike first/ Facedown Records.


Album Details ::

Album :: Believer

Artist :: We The Gathered

Release Date :: October 25, 2011

Genre :: Hardcore, metalcore
Label ::
Strike first / Facedown Records

Location :: Johnstown, PA, USA



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History ::
The band We The Gathered are a very new Melodic Hardcore band formed from Thoughts of Tomorrow, Death To Eternity, Into The Eyes of Beauty, and Crazy Beautiful. Expect 5 nice dudes, and an unforgettable live show :]

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Band Members ::
  • Lance - Vocals
  • Randy - Guitar
  • Dusty - Guitar
  • Stephan - Bass
  • Kyle - Drums

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Tracklisting ::

1. Believer 3:08
2. Savior 4:23
3. Idolizer 4:35
4. Seeker 3:15
5. Tragedy 1:34
6. Surrounded 4:07
7. Antihero 3:32
8. Undefined 3:53
9. Vision 3:06
10. Era Revive 6:01


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No Other Name - The Other Side 2011 English Christian Album

No Other Name - The Other Side 2011 English Christian AlbumNo Other Name - The Other Side 2011 English Christian Album
The Other Side is the latest American Christian Adult Contemporary album released by American Christian Adult Contemporary rock band No Other Name. This album was released on October 25, 2011 and released under the label Curb Records.


Album Details ::

Album :: The Other Side

Artist :: No Other Name

Release Date :: October 25, 2011

Genre :: Adult Contemporary

Label ::
Curb Records

Location :: Nashville, TN, USA



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History ::
Rarely does an up-and-coming artist impress industry and fans so readily as to be recognized with a New Artist of the Year nomination before releasing a single project. Such is the legacy of Nashville-based vocal group No Other Name. The 2011 Dove Award nominated act is impacting audiences not only with its music but also its heart for sharing the gospel.

Comprising brother-sister duo, Sam and Laura Allen, along with their friend Chad Smith, the group met at a Nashville music conference. All three admit to knowing early on they shared a musical chemistry.

“During a break in classes, we decided to be tourists and visit the Ryman Auditorium,” says Laura of their decision to check out the legendary Nashville concert venue. “They were letting people get up on stage that day, so we were all taking turns. Then Chad got up there and sang. Sam and I looked and each other and said ‘Wow! He is good!’”

Sam and Laura soon recruited Chad to audition for a special concert to be held at the event’s conclusion. “We auditioned and made it on the program,” recalls Sam. “It was good to partner with somebody like Chad because so often you meet people who are great singers but can’t hear harmonies. Chad could do both really well.”

Sam and Laura not only realized how well Chad’s voice blended with theirs but how his commitment to ministry mirrored their own. Within a few months the siblings left the Christmas tree farm they had grown up on near Tampa, Fla. while Chad said goodbye to family in Louisiana. Soon all three young singers took up residence in Music City. Though No Other Name could easily have found success as a country or pop act, the style of music they wanted to sing was never in question.

“I was a music major in college and involved in every ensemble you could imagine,” says Sam, “but I think there is something special about using the gift God gave you as a specific ministry. I truly believe that you can minister with any kind of music.”

Laura agrees, “I would never say that music can take the place of preaching God’s word” says Laura, “but at the same time people will listen to a song where they might not listen to a sermon. Music is clearly a language that can communicate to everybody.”

While Sam was attending Nashville’s famed Belmont University as a commercial music major, he caught the attention of legendary record executive Mike Curb who soon tapped No Other Name to become part of the Curb Records roster that includes Natalie Grant, Selah, Plumb and other Christian music notables. The group’s national debut, The Other Side, releases on Curb in October 2011.

Working with award-winning writer/producer Bernie Herms (Natalie Grant, Casting Crowns) in cooperation with Jason Kyle and Blake Bollinger, the trio gathered songs for The Other Side that are equal in strength of message to its vocal firepower. Songs like “The Only One” emphasizes the believer’s total and utter dependence on God, while “Let It Start With Me” inspires listeners to fulfill The Great Commission. Likewise, lead single “Lead You to the Cross,” is a vibrant anthem that proclaims the essence of No Other Name’s ministry.

Shooting music videos for “Lead You to the Cross” in Dubai, United Arab Emirates and “Let It Start With Me” in Bangkok, Thailand also served to underscore the group’s aim to spread the gospel worldwide. No Other Name is a strong proponent of international missions and has partnered with the International Mission Board to help recruit missionaries while joining the organization on recent trips to Nicaragua as well as Brazil.

Chad concludes, “Our favorite group verse is Acts 4:12; ‘Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to men by which we must be saved.’ This scripture encapsulates our vision statement, as we strive to make His name known among the nations.”

Ministering together for over 10 years, No Other Name brings a creative, interesting and powerful presentation of songs full of truth and meaning. Featuring thoughtful and scripturally based lyrics with a tight harmony, they have ministered in churches all over the nation. From arenas to the local church, No Other Name's message is evident - it's all about Christ and what He did on the cross.

Worship service
No Other name strives to be flexible and meet the needs of any service. If it's a Sunday morning song service, they'll work closely with the pastor and music minister to "match" the music to the mood and the sermon theme. Of course, they also can fill an entire service with music, leading to a poignant time of worship and introspection.

Conference
No Other name has provided music for many pastors' conferences, conventions and other special events, including the Tennessee Baptist Convention and the Louisiana Baptist Convention.

Revival
No Other Name enjoys being part of a revival team, working with the pastor, evangelist and even the choir to make the music and preaching as seamless and effective as possible.

Choir participation
No Other Name has several fun, singable songs that are perfect for including church choir or even a band or orchestra. You can get materials in advance for your church's musicians to learn and then hold a rehearsal with No Other name prior to the service. Your choir and congregation will love it!

What People Say
"No Other Name offers a unique blend of spiritual power and musical excellence. Their music reflects their vibrant relationship with Christ. It is a joy to hear No Other name lift their voices in praise unto the Lord."
-- Dr. Tommy Green, Pastor, First Baptist Church Brandon, Fla.; former president of the Florida Baptist Convention

"I know personally the members of No Other Name. What qualifies their performances as moving and powerful is their sincere heart for ministry. Their musical excellence is made all the more real by their ministry vision. In a day when many pastors are hesitant to recommend individuals or groups for fear of the lack of integrity, I recommend No Other Name without reservation. They're the 'real thing' because they know the 'real person of Jesus Christ.'"
-- Dr. Kevin Shrum, Pastor, Inglewood Baptist Church, Nashville, Tenn.; former president of the Tennessee Baptist Convention

"No Other Name is a fresh approach to gospel music. Our church enjoyed their warm, spirit-filled leadership in our worship ... in fact, we were so impressed we are having them back again this year!"
-- Chuck Weatherford, Music Minister, Christ United Methodist Church, Jackson, MS.

"I love everything about No Other Name -- their tight harmonies, total honesty and great sense of humor. But the thing that stands out the most about them is their clear focus on the gospel."
-- Stacy Beam, Singer/songwriter, Nashville, Tenn.

No Other Name - The Other Side 2011 band members Sam Allen, Chad Smith, Laura AllenNo Other Name - The Other Side 2011 band members Sam Allen, Chad Smith, Laura Allen
Band Members ::
  • Sam Allen
  • Chad Smith
  • Laura Allen
No Other Name - The Other Side 2011 Tracks and lyricsNo Other Name - The Other Side 2011 Tracks and lyrics
Tracklisting ::

01. He's Alive
02. The Other Side
03. Even Angels
04. Lead You To The Cross
05. The Only One
06. Before I Go
07. Let It Start With Me
08. Mapplewood Methodist Church
09. Christ Arose
10. Midnight Cry


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Monday, October 24, 2011

Family Force 5 - III 2011 English Christian Album

Family Force 5 - III 2011 English Christian AlbumFamily Force 5 - III 2011 English Christian Album
III is the latest American Christian Rock album and 5th studio album released by American Christian Crunk Rock band Family Force 5. This album was released on October 18, 2011 and released under the label Tooth & Nail Records.


Album Details ::

Album :: III

Artist :: Family Force 5

Release Date :: October 18, 2011

Genre :: Rock

Label ::
Tooth & Nail Records

Location :: Atlanta, GA, USA



Family Force 5 - III 2011 Biography and historyFamily Force 5 - III 2011 Biography and history
History ::
Mix a handful of thunderous beats and a dash of dirty Souf swagger in a bucket filled with Southern-fried, greasy guitar. Then roast ingredients all day in the sweltering Georgia heat, pepper with good-time lyrics, and enjoy the spicy southern rock jambalaya of FAMILY FORCE 5. Since 2005, the genre-obliter...ating Atlanta quintet has been setting audiences’ feet alight with their incendiary dance-rock anthems, turning that dance floor into hot coals, refusing to let fans keep their kicks still.

Part party-bangers, part grimy rockers, FAMILY FORCE 5’s booty-quaking beats and face-melting synths have earned them a devout following culled from their seemingly ceaseless touring and chart-topping albums, the group’s previous album 08’s Dance or Die debuted on the Billboard Top 200 chart at #30 and at #8 on the Modern Rock with 13,000 copies sold in the first week.

Their frenetic 2006 debut Business Up Front, Party in the Back was released on Maverick records, but when the major label politics became burdensome, FAMILY FORCE 5 forged their own path, pushing their release to sell over 350,000 digital singles and well over 150,000 albums. It’s the DIY-style that has made this musical family (made up of the brothers Jacob, Josh, and Solomon Olds, and brothers-from-other-mothers, Nathan Currin and Derek Mount) into a self-made juggernaut that steamrollered audiences with their upbeat party anthems and raucous stage antics. Their 2008 follow-up Dance or Die pushed the band further into electro-groove territory, with Solomon’s passionate vocals leading the synth-powered cavalcade.

Now after three years of touring the universe and electrifying crowds at big festivals like Sonisphere and the Vans Warped Tour, the band is back with their new release, III. “We wanted this to be our Thriller album. We just didn’t land the guest appearances by Paul McCartney or Eddie Van Halen,” guitarist Derek Mount jokes about the much-anticipated follow-up to Dance or Die. “We wrote this record everywhere while we were on tour,” says Solomon. “It was written on my laptop and recorded in studios around the world. We wrote nearly 70 songs in the back of the bus, on airplanes, in barbecue joints, and in a cabin in the north Georgia mountains.”

III takes FAMILY FORCE 5 back to their rock roots, and those early days when the Olds brothers would perform in a backyard shed at their parents’ Marietta, Georgia home. Music wasn’t a choice for these brothers; it was in their blood. “We were destined for music,” Solomon says. “We knew we had to do it.” Their father Jerome Olds was a well-regarded singer and their mother was a music teacher. While they were just adolescents, they founded a band, honing their musical chops on stages across the country, until the spirit of rock compelled them to pick up guitars in the 2000’s.

On the new album’s return-to-rock sound, the band resurrects the heavy guitars and bombastic beats of their debut. Opening track “Can You Feel It” explodes with searing guitars and Solomon’s distorted voice slices through the boom-bap of tumultuous drums. “Our goal was to make jock jams for the future,” Derek says about the album opener. “At the time, we were listening to a lot of Sleigh Bells, and we wanted to create something mean and gritty that you could hear on Sportscenter. This track gets people hyped up, and it perfectly sets the tone for the rest of the album.” Unadulterated energy ties the band’s unstoppable genre-hopping as FAMILY FORCE 5 explores low slung bass booms and harmonica howls on “Wobble” and the tongue-in-cheek “scenie baby” call-out pop song, “Tank Top.” These are songs for blaring at maximum volume, blasting from a sweaty club or a low-riding pick-up truck. “III sounds like rock and roll with barbecue sauce,” Derek laughs.

Although they aren’t afraid to take a trip on the ironic side, the band tips their hats to authenticity and the places where they grew up. “We embraced the redneck part of where we are from,” Solomon says. “We tried to run away from it for so long, but there’s no denying: there’s some country boy in us.” On III, the band wanted to infuse a taste of reality too, exploring more than just the party scene that they had been espousing for their career. On “Paycheck,” the band addresses the challenges of living in a country suffering with economic collapse and seemingly incurable unemployment.

“I’m broke/broke as a joke/thinkin’ ‘bout movin’ back in with my folks,” Solomon sings on “Paycheck.”

Along their tireless touring schedule, FAMILY FORCE 5 heard the stories of their fans who were down on their luck, unemployed and struggling to survive. “A lot of America is pretty poor right now,” Solomon explains. “We kept hearing our fans say that they were living paycheck to paycheck. So we wanted to write a song about that, with a positive message that turns it around.”

On the downbeat “Not Alone,” they dig a little deeper as Solomon sings about the anxiety and tribulations induced by leaving their families at home amidst their relentless tour schedule. The song’s desperate longing for restoration also drew inspiration from the severe illness of his brother and bandmate Joshua, who nearly died from kidney failure during the band’s Christmas tour. “We were on tour, and I was in emergency room with him, so there was nobody else out there when I found out that he was really sick,” Solomon remembers. “I felt so alone at that moment in time and I wanted to talk about that in this song. It’s one of the most serious songs we’ve written. We still have some crazy, stupid-fun songs, but now we can get a little deeper. I feel like we’re growing up.”

After a lifetime of making music, FAMILY FORCE 5 have unmistakably come into their own. They’ve forged together their disparate musical influences, their reckless attitude, and heartfelt authenticity into III. Now, with hardships behind them and the open road ahead, the band is on a mission to keep their fire spreading and their family growing.

“FAMILY FORCE 5 is a real, authentic community that transcends the music,” Derek says. “We make music that we love, and we hope other people love it too, whether it makes them break-dance, two-step, or simply smile.”

Welcome to the Family.

Family Force 5 - III 2011 Band MembersFamily Force 5 - III 2011 Band Members
Band Members ::
  • Soul Glow Activatur
  • Crouton
  • Fatty
  • Nadaddy
  • Chap Stique

Family Force 5 - III 2011 Tracks and lyricsFamily Force 5 - III 2011 Tracks and lyrics
Tracklisting ::

01. Can You Feel It
02. Paycheck
03. Wobble
04. You Got It
05. Mamacita
06. Tank Top
07. Not Alone
08. Dang Girl
09. Love Gone Wrong
10. Get On Outta Here


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