***METAL  NEWS 990522***
- First some great news! Some time ago I got a mail from one of the writers in Metal Hammer, the biggest secular Metal zine in UK. He had find the Metal For Jesus page and had some questions about Christian Black Metal. I answered them and the article is in the latest issue of Metal Hammer. The article also contains a link to this page and to some Christian Black Metal bands as well. Wow! So it went very well and I really thank God for opening up this opportunity. It's so awesome to see how God can open doors like this. God is truly awesome and I give Him all the glory for making this possible.
- George Ochoa Speaks!
I thought that I would give you some true facts about what's happening with
Deliverance. Almost everything that is listed as news is false. By the way,
Jimmy sends his regards. The only reason that Jimmy couldn't contact you
himself is that he doesn't have the Internet and I do.
Well, here it goes; Jimmy Brown and myself have been discussing about doing
a follow up album to Weapons of our Warfare. It has been about a year and
the good Lord hasn't quite let it work out as of yet. We have gotten
together a few times and written some material, but that's about it. It is
difficult, because Jimmy lives in Escondido, near San Diego and I live in
North Hollywood (Los Angeles County). We are about three hours apart. Jimmy
has his hands full with his family, which consists of his wife and two
lovely daughters, and he works at Guitar Center in San Marcos. As far as I
go, I am working as a Sales Manager full-time as well as going to The
Master's College full-time to get my degree in Christian Ministries, so
that I can move on to seminary. As you see, we are both very busy, but we
still want to use the musical talents that God has given us, to bring Him
At this point, it is only Jimmy and myself forming this reunion. We have
talked about bringing in Brian and Chris, but we are not sure at this
point. As far as the type of music; it would be in the vain of the Weapons
album. I am sure that there wouldn't be too much fast and speedy stuff on
it, but it will never lose the heaviness or THE CRUNCH! Jimmy and I are
throwing around ideas right now. We have talked about calling the album The
Pulling Down of Strongholds.
Jimmy and I have always been good friends, there wasjust a time in our
relationship that both of our prides caused some tension between us. Since
then, both Jimmy and I have been through a lot in our personal lives and
the Lord has done much work in our individual circumstances. Jesus is truly
good and merciful. He will never leave us nor forsake us and I now know
that truth first hand. Praise Him! Anyway, there is some accurate news for
you to report.
There is favor that you can do us. Could you please list the Deliverance
email address and ask your browsers to email us a response in relation to
their interest in a new Deliverance album, a Weapons of our Warfare, Part 2
entitled The Pulling Down of Strongholds? The official Deliverance email
Jimmy would like to let everyone know that he is currently working on the
Fearful Symmetry project, but it is not with Marcus Colon. He has written
material for this project and it is not clear who he will assemble as a
band to record this album or what label it will be on. The music is in the
vein of electronica. Thanks for your time and I hope to hear back from you
In His Service
George Rene Ochoa
The article above is reprinted by permission from HM Magazine. For more info, visit them online at
So all ya people that would like to see a Deliverance reunion mail George and tell him that you want Deliverance to crank out some speedmetal again!
- More Deliverance news! Jimmy Brown has a day job at Guitar Center and is presently working on Fearful Symmetry's first album (band named after a poem by William Blake, not the Daniel Amos album) . The line-up is
Jimmy Brown - Guitars, vocals & keyboards
Sean Bove - Keyboards & programming
Glenn Thayer - Keys sequencing
Adriane Gobolde - Guitars
Michael Caraway - Drums and sequencing & programming
Marcus Colon is not in the band. In his words "you can tell this is not a metal project but it will have a heavy element... in the vein of what I have been trying to do for years but could not develop Deliverance into". The album called "Looking For Kuta" is due in November 1999 on Seven Records.
- Guardian's lead singer Jamie Rowe has been working on solo material and
now you can get an early sneak peek by dialing yourself to:
www.mp3.com/artists/23/jamie_rowe.html. The boys
will be doing a Latin America tour this summer and still hope to do dates
from time to time. Visit them at: www.guard-dog.com or e-mail them at
- The new Shout album, aptly titled "Back," will be release this September
on and indy label. However, you can get a sneak preview on
www.KenTamplin.com and will be able to order from there too.
- There is also an interesting interview with Ken Tamplin at http://www.christianmetal.com/cmr/shout.htm
- Guitar metal band Impellitteri have a new album on the way. Tentatively it's going to be called CRUSH..
They are tuning down 1 whole
step to get a heavier sound... Glen Sobel their touring drummer will be laying down the drum tracks on
this album instead of Ken Mary...
Michael Wagener is the engineer (watever that means)
and they are in the process of demoing stuff and recording materials
it should hopefully be finished at the end of summer and out by 2000
or early 2000.. www.rapture.net/impellitteri
- All who want to support Antestor and/or would like to get a hold of Antestor merchandise such as t-shirt, long-sleeves, caps, hoods, whatever can send an email to Cacophonous at this address: email@example.com
and ask if they have any Antestor merchandise available as mentioned above.
If they receive enough of these requests, they might want to make a t-shirt or a long-sleeve,
because they see it would sell. So all you Antestor fans go ahead and mail them!
- The Power Metal band Seventh Avenue have just
Goodbye (Acoustic-Version) 6.27,
Where You Belong 7.26,
Gone With The Summer 6.50,
Southgate 16:39 (!),
Boat On The River 3.14 (STYX cover från 1979).
Goodbye (Radio-Version) 3.39,
Goodbye (Piano-Version) 6.13
- Swedish sanctified blackmetallers Sanctifica have put up some live mp3's at http://www.crimsonmoonlight.com/cm/mp3/
The tunes are from their gig at Ung Kraft. For more about sanctifica check out their page http://surf.to/sanctifica They also have a new email addy at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Talking about mp3 you can also find a couple of them at the metalcore band Deafaids homepage,s taken from their mini - cd. http://hem.passagen.se/deafaid
- The Christian Metal show Heaven's Metal have put out a zine. If you would like to have your music reviewed for The Heaven's Metal Zine, you can send 2 CDs or cassettes to: HEAVEN'S METAL
C/O THE ROCK @ WMUL FM 88.1,
400 HAL GREER BLVD,
HUNTINGTON, WV, 25755,
There is also a message board at the Heaven's Metal site, where you can promote your band, label or your favorite type of metal.
Find out more at http://www.angelfire.com/wv/heavensmetal
- DP99 is a big Christian festival 21-25 of July in Motangen,Blaker, Akerhus in Norway. The price will be around 250 Norwegian Crowns. Bands that will play are Extol (experimental death metal), Mordecai (atmospheric black),
Blindside (hardcore), Selfmindead (hardcore),
Drottnar (black), and many more. http://come.to/dp1999
- The symphonic metal band Delta have a mp3 of their tune Again at their page http://home.webcom.se/delta/
- The new official Extol page is now up at http://www.durling.com/extol
- THT Underground from Indonesia are releasing a tape from Bealiah (black
metal) later this month and a new Kekal (black metal) tape in July. (email@example.com)
- Feast Eternal is a
melodic/brutal death metal act out of northern Michigan. They have released a cd called "Prisons of Flesh" and it's told to be a cross
between Crimson Thorn and Extol.....firstname.lastname@example.org
- There is a cool Barren Cross page at
- Extol is playing at Cornerstone! The set time is from 8:30 - 9:30 PM July the 1st.
- Hearken has a new drummer, Jason. Hearken will be playing the Texas
RockFest and sadly their album will not be out by then. :(
- GrYP is a new Christian band in the veins of KoRn, limp bizkit, deftones, and Marilyn Manson
- Arni from Adonai Mag (Faroe Islands) is working on a one-man brutal death
metal project under the name "Zadok". This summer or fall he will release
a demo called "The Living Dead". (email@example.com) http://members.xoom.com/adonai_mag ..
- There is music festival in Sarons Dal, Sørlanne in Norway the 7th-9th of July. Jerusalem, Bride, Petra och Narnia will play...
- Carl - Johan Grimmark, the guitarist in Narnia have chosed to quit in Delta, the other band he has been playing in, so he can concentrate more on Narnia.
- Screams of Salvation, a label in the UK
recently released a cd entitled 'Cremation Of The Guilty by Day Of Atonement from Australia. They are at present one of
Australia's best Christian extreme metal bands, featuring both an ex-member
and a present member of Mortification. Musically it is brutality all the way
taking influences from all the biggest names in death/extreme metal.
For order info mail firstname.lastname@example.org
- Facedown Records have put Overcome's three song 7" on tape. Its availabe
for $4. (email@example.com)
- Inversion is a death metal band from California with a cd out. They are
looking for a new drummer so if your a drummer from CA or you want to
check out the Inversion cd, email Jeff at (Jeff.Wisdom@bubbs.biola.edu)
- Anyone remember Consecrator? They are back again and plans to release new material soon. Mail them at TONALA3@aol.com
- Swedish black metal masters Crimson Moonlight now have got an own domain! Check it out at www.crimsonmoonlight.com
- Blindside and Grace For The Fallen tour:
06.20.99 - Saint Petersburg , FL
06.21.99 - Miami , FL
06.22.99 - Orlando , FL
06.23.99 - Pensacola , FL
06.24.99 - Columbia , SC
06.25.99 - Charleston , SC
06.26.99 - Myrttle Beach , SC
06.27.99 - Fayetteville , NC
06.28.99 - Richmond , VA
06.29.99 - Virginia Beach , VA
06.30.99 - Baltimore , MD
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in
- Brazilian band Death Poems have a new page at www.deathpoems.cjb.net
- EXTOL IS TOURING! Also look for them July 1
at 7:30 at the HM Tent at Cornerstone... other dates include
Dallas, TX and Arizona.. email email@example.com or
firstname.lastname@example.org for more information..
- MORTIFICATION's "Hammer of God" is due to be released on Metal Blade records the first week
of July. .. They
are playing with SACRIFICIUM and NOIZ in Stuttgart, Germany on
June 27 to support their Euro tour..
- Look for EXTOL, EMBODYMENT, TRAINING FOR UTOPIA, BLINDSIDE and
more at the Solid State Showcase at the Showcase Theater in
Corona, CA on June 11..
- ELOI's new CD, "Mold", will be out June 1.. email email@example.com
or visit http://www.eloi.org ..
- Little Rose Productions, meanwhile, is putting out the new
LAMENT album, "Through the Reflection".. visit
- The new DEUTERONOMIUM album, "Here to Stay", is supposedly
heavier than "Street Corner Queen".. also out on Little Rose..
- WHITECROSS is a 2-year hiatus while singer Scott Wenzel is in
- NOIZ recorded a 10-song CD.. http://www.noiz.de But they need a label so pray that God will open a door for them.
***METAL  NEWS 990410***
- Mortification are looking for an excellent keyboard player / operatic
vocalist with professional equipment and own transport. Must be a
committed christian in a bible-believing church, male, single, fully into
heavy metal, look the part and have a vision to be involved in a
ministry-oriented band. Must be living in or happy to relocate to
Melbourne. Please send playing / singing demo tape, photo and church
reference to Steve Rowe, P.O. Box 2222, Carrum Downs, 3201 VIC
- CROSS-EXAMINATION is a christian power/heavy metal band with some progressive,black & death metal influences
- There is a new solo project on the way called PUTRIDILLUSION.
The sound is best described as HorrorMetal..There should be influences of
Goth, Death, Industrial, and Experimental Metal all mixed in
together. For more info visit http://listen.to/putridillusion The site
is not fully functional yet, but it will be very soon. The music will be very dark and Neil Olivier hopes that
this solo project can reach those that he wants to reach. The people
that all other bands, would rather not try to reach, because they
think there is no way possible to bring them to the lord. But there is a way to reach them, and he hopes that he in this way can bring more
people to Christ.
- Negative Thirteen's is busy working with their new album.
- BLINDSIDE 1999 Tour Schedule: (U.S. Tour with P.O.D. and Project 86)
05.01.99 - Ontario, CA - Grenada Theater/714-573-0245 or firstname.lastname@example.org
05.04.99 - Las Cruces, NM - 505-373-4706 or email@example.com
05.06.99 - Webster, TX (Houston, TX) - Clearlake Auditorium/281-338-2239 or
05.07.99 - Bedford, TX (Dallas, TX) - GPI/817-858-9995 or www.gpiconcerts.com
05.08.99 - Bartlesville, OK - The Where-House/918-337-0500 or firstname.lastname@example.org
05.11.99 - Kansas City, MO - New Earth Coffee House/816-931-8650
05.12.99 - Omaha, NE - Warriors Youth Center/402-943-2105 or email@example.com
05.13.99 - Minneapolis, MN - The New Union/612-781-8488 or www.newunion.org
05.14.99 - Mt. Prospect, IL - Heart & Soul Cafi,/847-506-1024
05.15.99 - Southfield, MI (Detroit, MI) - Bowman Center/734-434-4359 or
05.16.99 - Lansing, MI - Visions/517-482-2252 or firstname.lastname@example.org
05.17.99 - Ft. Wayne, IN - Sunset Hall/219-627-6537 or email@example.com
05.18.99 - Indianapolis, IN - Lakeview Christian Center/317-243-9396, x.113 or
05.19.99 - Toledo, OH - Theater Ballroom/330-971-9008 or firstname.lastname@example.org
05.20.99 - Akron, OH - Portage Lake Fellowship Auditorium/330-971-9008 or
05.21.99 - Columbus, OH - Westerville South HS Auditorium/614-899-2404 or
05.22.99 - Lancaster, PA Refton B.I.C./717-392-3206, x. 305
05.23.99 - Mitchellville, MD - Mt. Oak Church/301-249-2230, x. 5 or email@example.com
05.24.99 - Allentown, PA - Dieruff Senior High Auditorium/610-845-7061 or
05.25.99 - Richmond, VA - Lighthouse Community Aud./804-619-8955 or
05.26.99 - Virginia Beach, VA - Beach Fellowship/757-459-5724 or firstname.lastname@example.org
05.27.99 - Lexington, SC - The Warehouse/803-356-2273 or email@example.com
05.28.99 - Jacksonville, FL - Murray Hill Theatre/904-388-3179 or firstname.lastname@example.org
05.29.99 - Conyers, GA (East Atlanta) - The Teen Planet/770-487-1366 or
05.30.99 - Birmingham, AL - The Crush - 205-972-8288 or Crush1620@aol.com
05.31.99 - Nashville, TN - Vineyard Nashville/615-360-8463
06.01.99 - Little Rock, AR - Vino's/501-375-8468 or 501-666-2267
06.02.99 - St. Charles, MO (St. Louis, MO) - Mid-Rivers Baptist Chapel/314-926-0935 or
- STAUROS and DYNASTY are two new Brazilian bands Info: http://www.goldenlink.com.br/dynasty ..
- Laudamus, the melodic metallers from Sweden now have a page at http://hem3.passagen.se/laudamus They are also busy working with first their fulllength album.
- There is a new band that have an interesting twist musically.
Ballydowse, featuring members of Crashdog, have blended the sounds of punk
rock and celtic folk music. punk and folk??? Well, should be interesting to hear...
- Eso-Charis just broke up. Their playing their last show today. They are
still going to record a "7 record for Deadself Recordings and their still
going to do a show at Cornerstone Festival. They broke up because their
drummer left the band.
- Little Rose Productions is a metal label outta Finland. They are the only
label churning out Christian extreme metal at the moment so give them
your support! They have just released Mexican progressive death metal
band Lament's album "Through the Reflection" which is supposed to have a
perfect production and is said to be very cool. Also they
have a limited-edition Deuteronomium single with three songs, one from
the upcoming album, a studio live version of it and a song that won't be
found anywhere else. Its pretty cheap at only two bucks! Deuteronomium's
new fullength wil be released any day now. Email Little Rose at
- THT Productions out of Indonesia will be releasing some more tapes soon.
Sounds of Approaching Destruction 2 will feature Implacable, Rudra
(non-Christian), Nadir (non-Christian), Getsemani, Deuteronomium,
Cruciferae, Antestor, Kekal, Worldhate and Bealiah. THT will also
rerelease Getsemani's now out-of-print demo "Dreaming To Fly" Getsemani
is an Italian doom band with classical and black metal influences. A
Bealiah tape will be released in May and a Mournphagy tape in July.
- Face of Humanity's EP "As Darkness Whispers" has been delayed so it can
be remixed. As soon as its ready you will receive some devestating
hardcore metal. Their email is email@example.com
- Issue 2 of Loud Zine is out! It features No Innocent
Victim, Rackets and Drapes, Exist, Lucid, Death List (RIP), Graphic
Verses, Draco and Mindrage. Well written reviews and helpful columns for
musicians. Costs $3. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for
- A new issue of Brutal Reality have seen the light. It features interviews with Kekal, Immortal Souls and
Drottnar as well as tons of metal reviews. Email Jeremy at email@example.com for more info
- I hear Feast Eternal has reformed and they have a new death metal album
out. Their supposed to be playing a reunion show soon. In case anyone has
never heard of them, they were a Michigan death metal band that released
a pretty brutal although not original demo around '95 and broke up soon
after. Check out the Dead concert listings for more info. firstname.lastname@example.org for
Dead Concert web address.
- GRIM (God Rules In Metal) is a one man band from Illinois. He has a demo out and has recorded
a song for an upcoming compilation by Scary Man Records. Its supposed to
be some pretty brutal death metal. http://www.geocities.com/SunsetStrip/Vine/6477/
- All you death metal and black metal bands that need brutal artwork, get
ahold of Troy Dunmire at email@example.com He has done the two latest Mortification album covers.
- Disentombed Zine is a new Christian Metal Zine.
- Charizma´s album Rock the World have just been rereleased on CD!
It has two bonus tracks and clocks in at 50+ minutes! It's a 80's
styled melodic metal and is told to remind of early Holy Soldier, Stryper,TNT, Jerusalem,
Whitecross, and Leviticus. You can get it from
- www.unblack.de is a cool site about Christian Black Metal.
- VALEDICTION have been signed by the secular label Angular Records in Europe. Find out more at the Valedition site. www.valediction.com
- There is a new Christian death/black/power metal fanzine on the horizon, they are looking for demos and albums from bands who wish to be included in
our first issue.Lyrics must be accompanied with demo/album.
all promo materials may be sent to:
PRESUMED DEAD ZINE,
6325 W. BOEHLKE AVE.,
MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN 53223
Mail BloodSword@Ameritech.net for more info.
- Death List has broken up and Dave Campbell (drummer) is going on to form a
Meshuggah-type band with x-Triggerfuse,x-Slamcat members Janna and
understand he's also trying to get another aggressive death metal
going.. They still have Death List -"Severed" cds available for $12
and Chords of the Grave compilation cds for $8ppd. Dave's email is
- New Mexico technical thrash band Ultimatum are going into the studio
record their third cd for Rowe Productions. It will be recorded by
Scheetz. Mail firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com for more info.
Also for all you people that have links to Ultimatum's homepage, take
down, the page no longer exists! The new location is www.ultimatum.net
- Paramaecium have just released their new one.
Suffice it to say Jayson Sherlock's not in the band as drummer
Paramaecium's email is firstname.lastname@example.org
- Embodiment has finally released their album.
- Virgin Black's have released a CDEP? Email email@example.com
if you want to buy this gothic masterpiece.
- A new issue of Disentombed is out! Its got Mortification, Living Sacrifice, Virgin Black,
Detrimental, xDISCIPLEx, Crimson Thorn and Equinox. Its only $1ppd in the US and $1,5 abroad.
- Do you want your stuff reviewed in BIG secular metal zines?? Then send your stuff to
Metal hammer, Dennis
Publishing, 19 Bolsover Street, London W1P 7HJ and
METAL BLADE RECORDS, 2828 COCHRAN
ST. SUITE# 302, SIMI VALLEY, CA 93065, ATTN:A&R, USA
- ELOI will be releasing their second full length CD entitled "Mold" on June
1st. This is an incredible follow up to their first CD release "Degree's of
Freedom" which prompted the HM Magazine Readers Poll "#1 Favorite Indie Band"
for 1997. ELOI's CD "Mold" will be distributed exclusively through Cross
Rhythms Music. To get more information or to pre-order check out
- As I told you last update Shout have reformed and if you have something you would like to ask Ken, Chuck, Loren or Joseph, perhaps a
thought of your own about the reunion album? Then just ask! All mails will be forwarded to
the appropriate member for an e-mail reply! Send all mails to HowellMGMT@KenTamplin.com
- 24th of April there is a cool Metal Festival in Germany called FishCore 99 with Tourniquet, Narnia and Fono
playing, plus 5 German bands in 20 minute-show-case sets (Most Wanted
contest with: Lightmare, Noisetoys, Wooden Cross, Ancient Prophecy and
Sacrificium), It starts at 6 pm will run till close to 1 am in Haus
Ennepetal (townhall); Gasstr. 10, 58256 Ennepetal (centre of city, close to
bus-station) Enneptal is on the Bundesstr. 7 (B7) between Wuppertal and
Hagen. So go up the Sauerlandlinie (A45) till Hagen-Zentrum, in the
direction of the centre, and then you will cross the B7, yellow signs,
direction of Wuppertal.
Tickets are 40 DM presales, 45 entrance. We ship tickets via post after
receiving a cheque (of a German bank or Eurocheque), plus 3 DM porto on
total amount. Send to: Martina Westermann, Brunnenstr. 28, 58285
- VU Releases "Just As I Am" CD
March 15, 1999 --VU, a Christian rock band from Scappoose,Oregon
announces the release of "Just As I Am," its second CD. This CD
features a thirteen track combination of hard-hitting rock paired with
several lighter acoustic ballads. Sound samples can be previewed, and
CDs purchased, on the band's webpage at http://www.vutunes.com. VU CDs
may also be obtained by writing to VU at 51908 SW 4th, Scappoose, Oregon
97056, or by calling 503-543-SONG.
VU's first album "All I Need is U" had a great response locally and
internationally. HM magazine calls the first album "a strong album from
an independent rock band" and a "great album for its style." "All I Need
is U" may also be purchased online at www.vutunes.com.
- There is a cool Rage of Angelspage at
There is a limited number of the new Bride Live CD left. There were 2,500
printed and Bride has less than 400 left. The quality of this CD is much
better than Bride's Live In Germany because the majority of it was recorded
on 32-track ADAT in Germany during the Christmas Rock Night show in
December. There are also a few tracks taken from Bride's Brazilian tour in
September and from a show at The King's Place in Columbus, OH. This
recording is available for $12.00.
COMING THIS SUMMER
The next independent release scheduled from Bride is going to be Show No
Mercy in its entirety with some extra bonus tracks. http://www.bridepub.com
The Newest addition to the Bride library of video footage is Bride Oddities.
It is simply the most personable footage ever shot. This video contains
almost 90 minutes of candid conversation and live footage on their
"Oddities" tour of Brazil. (Contains the new studio video "Under the Blood"
and "Tomorrow makes no sense.")
April-16 Morocco, IN 219/285-8527
April- 17 Houghton, MI. 906/482-3357
April 24 New London OH 419/929-2120
April-30 Jackson, MS 601/354-1965
May-14 Baltimore, MD. 410/882-6522
May-15 Kittanning, PA 724/548-1251
May-27 Fenton, IA. 515/889-2870 (Dale speaking engagement)
May-28 Fenton, IA. 515/889-2870
May-29 Minneapolis, MN. MID-WEST ALBUM RELEASE PARTY (New Union) 612/781-8488
June- 3- 6 Brasilia & Campo Grande Brazil
June-12 Van Wert, OH 419-238-1586
June- 25 Crescent City, CA 707/465-6649
June- 26 PEARL FEST '99 Myrtle Point, OR. 541/572-2840
July- 4-10 Norway Festivals (Dates to be announced)
October- 22 Beginning Scandinavia & European tour (Dates to be announced)
Dec- 18 Basquisimeto Venezuela (information to be announced)
- TOURNIQUET UPDATE
Tourniquet has officially signed a multi-album deal with Metal Blade Records!!
We are pleased to announce that we will be entering the studio in mid to
late June of '99 to record our next full-length album for our new label -
Metal Blade. This will be a very heavy, aggressive, and progressive album.
Great sounds are anticipated with Bill Metoyer producing. A January 2000
release date is forecast.This will be a global release encompassing the US,
Europe, and many other countries through Metal Blade's extensive major market
secular distribution. Excellent distribution through the Christian market will
be handled by Diamante.
The bold stance for the Gospel that Tourniquet has always been committed to
will remain intact and we look forward to many being introduced to and
encouraged in their faith.
As a result of our current and upcoming songwriting and recording, we are
keeping live shows to a minimum until we are finished with the album. We are,
however, doing the 2 European shows April 23 and 24 in Holland and Germany -
we hope to see many of you there!
Luke, Aaron and I want to thank all of you for the continued encouragement,
laughs, and prayers as we embark on this new relationship with Metal Blade.
We will strive to use our God given talents to the best of our abilities...
Psalm 147:3 "He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds."
Best Regards, Ted Kirkpatrick Tourniquet
- Dependency is a metal band out of Greenville TX (near Dallas)
who have been compared to such bands as Pantera and Korn
Come check out their webpage at
- Metal Zone - is Christian radioshow in the Ukraine.
The sense of this program is to give to many people live gospel
through metalmusic. Mail firstname.lastname@example.org if you want your band to be played there.
- Are you looking for some cool buttons that you can sell to fans of your band? Then this might be something for you...
- !LOUD! magazine will Sponsor Rackets & Drapes On Tour. The unofficial tour dates at this time are October 8-31, 1999. People wishing to book this tour should be calling !LOUD! magazine at 616-361-5240 or e-mail at email@example.com .
- Extol have been played on Swedish National Radio playlist for six weeks - first time
ever for a Death Metal band - The most poular music radio show in Sweden
"Musikjournalen Rock" aired a interview with EXTOL in the studio. This is the radio show
that currently has the greatest impact on the Swedish scene. So all glory to God!
- PLENITUD and QUEJIDOS DEL SEOL are two new metal bands from Puerto
Rico.. http://home.coqui.net/hectorci ..
- DYING MAN is a thrash/death band .. http://www.dyingman.com ..
- GODS WAY is a new band from Brazil..
- More new bands? IMPLACABLE is a doom band from Norway..
- BOANERGES is a new HEAVY METAL BAND from Argentina! Looks like it's coming a wave of Christian Metal from Southamerica now....s
Web Site: http//www.boanerges.sion.com
- ERASE is wrapping up production on their second album,
"Conspiracy".. email firstname.lastname@example.org ..
- Blacklight Records recording artists FATAL BLAST WHIP continues
to hold at the top 10 for a few weeks now at
- 44 EVERGIVEN changes their name to GRACE FOR THE FALLEN and
their full length CD is due out in April.. "The Cost of
- OUTCRY and FACE OF HUMANITY are both signed to ClenchedFist
Records.. http://members.xoom.com/clenchedfist ..
- NOIZ goes into the studio to record their first album.. red
about Noiz in Issue #21 of SOA.. http://www.noiz.de and
The release date is in in approximately 3 months.
- LIVING SACRIFICE is to play with Meshuggah, Morbid Angel, Earth
Crisis and others at the New England Metal and Hardcore Fest
Apr 30 - May 2..
- Also read tragic news about DELIVERANCE, SACRED WARRIOR and
others.. http://www.christianmetal.com/cmr/news.htm ..
- The new KOHLLAPSE album, "Distant Mind Alternative", is now
out.. go to http://www.kohllapse.cjb.net .. also read their
interview in Issue #21 of SOA.. find out more at
- ZAO is confirmed for this year's Cornerstone..
- DEUTERONOMIUM recently opened for Sentenced.. and released a
single, "to die and gain", from their forthcoming 2nd album..
- Speaking of the band behind the label Little Rose Productions,
they just signed IMMORTAL SOULS..
- FEAST ETERNAL has reformed! They are releasing "Prisons of
Earth".. their new sound is influenced by In Flames and Bolt
- MANIFESTIUM will be releasing previously unreleased material
on the "Lofi Burns" metal compilation.. email
email@example.com for more info..
- SACRIFICIUM's new demo, "Mortal Fear", is out.. read their
interview in Issue #21 of SOA..
- June 1 is the release date of the new ELOI album, "Mold"..
- April 24 is a mini fest at Cafe Beracah in PA featuring PINK
DAFFODILS, FOREVERMORE, TERRA FIRMA, CRUTCH and more.. email
- SEVENTH BY SEVEN is the new band featuring Jay Mattingly of
- The new INVERSION album has been put off until later.. more
- GUERREROS and ARMAGEDON are two extreme bands from Guatemala..
BOBFEST 99 (19-21 March) in Stockholm, Sweden
Alright here we go... Woah, what a weekend!! Although many things went
wrong it was my best weekend, ever! So much happened so this will be kinda
long.... but please take the time and read it, I'm sure you will enjoy it...
We, the bobfestteam started Bobfest on Wednesday at Michael Hero's (singer
in Sons of Thunder) home with prayer and fellowship. We had a great time
worshipping our Great Lord and praying together. We especially prayed for
the secular concert on thirsday where we would be and spread
Thirsday came and we started the day with picking up 4 dudes that had come
all the way from Latvia to join us at Bobfest! Later that day we also
picked up 2 people from Hungary that had come only for Bobfest. Woah!
Isn't that amazing that people are coming all the way from Hungary to be
Later that day some of us also went out to meet Pastor Bob at the airport.
His plane was delayed 1, 5 hours and when it finally came Bob wasn't with
it, only his suitcase!!! But he arrived with the next flight and told us
what happened: He said that the Swiss government had told some passengers
to get off the plane in Switzerland cause they wanted to carry something
special with the plane so some passengers including Bob had to get off the
plane! It's unbelievable but true. I have never heard of something like
But the spiritual war had only begun, cause later that day we were about
to enter into satans territory and spread Bobfest flyers outside the
concert where Dimmu Borgir, Dark Funeral and some other very satanic bands
played. We had told many to pray for this and we surely felt that many
were praying for us and our protection. We had lots of problems to get to
the concert but when we finally got there everything went very smooth. We
spread the flyers and almost everyone that was standing outside got them
and many of them said that they wanted to go to Bobfest! Amen, some become
really happy when they saw that the Saturday concert were free and that it
was Metal. So it went great! Of course some of them recognized that the
bands were Christians and demolished the flyers they got, but that was
only a few, most of them received them and was thankful. So praise the
Lord, God was with us and it went great!
Then friday came and usual we started the day with prayer (we started
every day with prayer) and the battle became even harder... We had a
soundguy and equipment ready but then the soundguy suddenly became very
ill and couldn't help us! He couldn't even let us hire his equipment!! So
there we were standing without soundguy and equipment. We tried to get
soundequipment from other places but didn't get any. Then we find one addy
to a nonchristian company and he was very willing to help us! But we still
hadn't found any soundguy that could mix the concert. But then we talked
to Thorbjorn Weinesjo from Veni Domine and he was willing to help us
right away! But we didn't get the equipment and a soundguy until 3 - 4 in
the afternoon! Then there was another problem with the electricity and the
contacts didn't match. But by God's wonderful leading we talked with the
mechanic that was our closest neighbour and he had a contact that matched!
So we took the cable, opened the window and let the cable go out thru the
window to the mechanic's place!
So there were lots of problem but the rest of the evening went good.
Pastor Bob had a great sermon and 9:30 the concert was about to start.
Mercenary started off with their neoclassical metal. They got a great
guitarist and a good singer too. Good set and they got the audience (that
were 200+) going. Vital Decision followed next. They had changed their
style a bit since their demo and now their style is more metalcore than the experimental deathmetal they played on their demo. I prefered
their old style and their new style wasn't really my thing. Delta
followed, a symphonic metalband that now have Carl-Johan Grimmark as
secondguitarist! They also got a very good singer who can sing both low
and high. The music was a bit too slow for me to really love it, but they
did an extra tune that was faster and it was AWESOME! The audience loved
it and was pretty wild (in a good way). Bishop Garden ended the gig. They
too have changed their style and downtuned their guitars so now they are a
lot heavier than on their cd Garden of Relief. They got the crowd going
and played over an hour and mixed both old and new tunes. They also did
some bonus tunes.
Saturday came and we (the bobfestteam) splitted to be more effective. One
team went to Quantum to prepare the concert and the other took care of Bob
and everything that was happening at Stockholm Vineyard (the place where
the conference was held and where people also slept). Bob had some great
teachings between 10:00 am and 4:00 pm. During that time I and some others
in the Bobfestteam went to Quantum to prepare the concert. And now things
started to go very wrong!! When we arrived there, there was some other
people there having an exhibition when we had been told we should have
Quantum reserved for us for Bobfest! They didn't leave until 2 pm. Then we
realized that the stage was too little! We had been told that it should
been bigger than it was. Anyway we solved that by pulling some tables
close to the stage to get it bigger. And then the soundtechs without a
warning left for lunch for over an hour!! When they suddenly came back we
realized that we hadn't all the equipment we needed! So we had to get some
more amplifiers. All in all this caused the concert to be delayed 2 hours.
But God gave Victory! When the concert finally started there were 400+
people there and many of them unsaved. In the beginning of the concert we
also took the time to pray together backstage with some of the bands.
Tekla Knos, a swedish punk band started off with their energetic punk. A
really good band, if you like punk. Sons of Thunder followed next. They
played their thundering praise metal and was really Christ centered.
Unfortunately, the soundtech didn't mix them well so the guitars and
heaviness almost dissapeared. With a good mixing there heavy sound would
have come thru but now it sounded weak and that was too bad.
Anyway Narnia hit the stage and woah now things started to happened! The
audience were really moving, hair were flying, people were stagediving and
we had a great time! Christian, the singer was very straightforward and
talked a lot about Salvation and there was no doubt what Narnia stands
for. There were also a gang of satanist there (must probably have been
some of the people that got bobfestflyers at the Dimmu Borgir - concert,
amen!) that were shouting and yelling when Christian told them about
Christ. But he handled them very well and said a lot of good things. When
Christian said that God also loved them at least one of the satanists got
tears in his eyes, so God was truly working there. Narnia played tunes
from their both albums and had a great show. Carl-Johan was shredding on
and on with the guitar, the bassist Jakob did an awesome basssolo and the
drummer Andreas a drumsolo. When they had finished the audience shouted
for more... and they came back and rocked on with some more tunes. That
was truly the highlight for me and many others as well. Woah, Metal is
When Narnia had finished Crimson Moonlight followed next. Their second
guitarist Petter was in Israel so they had to play with only one guitar,
but they did it well. Their music was really fast and atmospheric
blackmetal that get the crowd headbanging. Crimson got a very cool image
too, especially the singer Simon Rosen. He truly looks like a real Viking
with lots of denim and a cool big sword in front of him. The whole band
have a perfect image for Black Metal. Anyway they shred and people were
really enjoying it. Simon was very straightforward from stage and spoke
about Salvation. So, the Word got out and I'm sure many was touched. Next
to Narnia this was truly my highlight of the evening.
Then it was time for some hardcore with Selfmindead. Since hardcore isn't
my thing I talked to friends and looked at the cds instead. :-) But
according to people that like hardcore they did a good set and people were
Then, it was time for.... EXTOL! Since everything was delayed two hours
they didn't start to play until 1 am! Nevertheless they rocked hard in 1
hour. It was a great joy just to see them live. They were headbanging and
doing the helicopter all the time, all of them! Woah, this must be the
best liveband I have ever seen!! Lots of hair were flying during their
set. They ripped thru their classics from Burial and also played some new
tunes. Amazing that they can hit the tones and play so perfect when they
are doing the helicopter all the time. I have to agree with Phil, this
must be the best Liveband there is!
So there this great evening ended. We had great evening and many seeds
were planted in the unsaveds hearts and God will continue His work in
On Sunday morning we had the last meeting with Bob and when we were ready
with everything at Vineyard we, the bobfestteam went to Michael Hero and
spent the evening there with Bob and his american friends Casey and
Adrienne. We had a great time and ended the evening as we had started the
whole bobfest with some time in prayer and just thanking God for all He
Bobfest was a real success, and in despite of everything that went wrong
every evening finished with Victory! Thank you so much Jesus for every
thing you have done during this weekend, we would never had made it
without you. To God Be The Glory!
In His Service
***METAL  NEWS 990302***
- First some GREAT NEWS! A Christian Metal Festival called Bobfest will take place in Stockholm, Sweden 19 - 21 of March!! Pastor Bob Beeman will speak and it will be concerts with Extol, Narnia, Selfmindead, Bishop Garden, Crimson Moonlight, Mercenary, Delta, Mercenary, Sons of Thunder and Tekla Knös. It's gonna be great so don´t miss it! Find out more about this big event at http://come.to/bobfest
- Immortal Souls have been signed to Little Rose Productions. They will release a fullength album next winter.
- The second album by the Mexican death metal -masters Lament will be
released on Little Rose during this month (March 1999). The album is titled
"Through The Reflection" and comparing it to their debut album on Rowe
Productions, "Tears Of A Leper", the new one is more melodic but still very
heavy death metal.
- Deuteronomium will release a single titled "...to die and gain" on March 5.
The single includes one song from their forthcoming album, one bonus track
and a demo version of the single track, recorded live in studio.
The full album is to follow in mid-April and it includes 13 songs.
- Deuteronomium has also got a new website, it is found in the same address
as the old one used to be: http://www.dci.fi/~kpaju
The site is still a bit under construction, there will be for example some
pictures and sound clips coming up, but you can already surf to the page.
- Little Rose -website will also be born again within a couple of months.
Actually the new site is already under construction. With the new site we
hope to get rid of the problems we've had with adding new products to the site.
For more info about Little Rose check out http://www.sci.fi/~lrose or mail them at
- SHOUT BACK TOGETHER
The second most prolific, Dove Award winning christian rock bands of the
80's is back in the studio with front
man Ken Tamplin.
"Some of the old band members contacted me with the idea and I said why
not," states Tamplin.
A new, full-length SHOUT album will be released ALL NEW SONGS from the
original band members. This
album is slated to be released soon (Z Records) and there are plans in the
works for a LIVE INTERNET
CONCERT OR CHAT SEESION! Stay tuned for more info! http://www.kentamplin.com
- A new issue of the swedish metalzine Noizegate has seen the light! It contains interviews with Stavesacre, Tourniquet, Mortification,
Mercenary, Deuteronomium, Soapbox, Charizma and more + lots of reviews and metalnews. For orderinfo and more check out http://surf.to/noizegate
- FACE OF HUMANITY has a new homepage:
http://members.xoom.com/faceofhuman .. their new CD is due out
on ClenchedFist Records..
- Bad news! Death List have broken up...
- The Metalzine Screams of Abel have a new issue out! Interviews with LIVING SACRIFICE,
VENI DOMINE, OVERCOME, DIRGE, KOHLLAPSE, UPLIFTED, HEARKEN,
CRIMSON MOONLIGHT, ISRAEL, SACRIFICIUM and NOIZ.. email
firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
Screams of Abel also have a new addy http://www.screamsofabel.com
- P.O.D. will be putting out an EP on Tooth and Nail which will be
released on April 20th. The EP will feature 8 songs including an intro and
outro and 2 instrumentals.
- For all of you Living Sacrifice fans....The first three Living Sacrifice
albums, (Self Titled, Inhabit and Non-Existent) which are long out of
print, will be reissued this year on Solid State!
- News about SACRIFICIUM's new demo, "Mortal Fear":
Actually the new Sacrificium Demotape should already be
finished. Actually it is already finished. The tapes are here, just the inlay is
We should have get them last weekend but that didn't happended.
But everything else is still the same:
- 'Pauper's Grave' 2:30 min
(as mp3-file on the Newspage
- 'In Your Eyes' 5:20 min
- 'Psalm Of An Unborn' something about 15min
- TOURNIQUET, NARNIA and FONO will all be in concert together
in Ennepetal, Germany on April 24..
- News about the brazilian bands DEATH POEMS and AZBUK:
Finally our CD is almost ready. The ReleasePresentation will be in Sao Paulo
(april/99) and the album will be called PSEUDOPROPHETF. AZBUK will record their first album intitled NOSFERATUS DARNESS EARL in the
Pray about it !
- Wreathe of Thorns have a new issue out! It has interviews with Veni Domine, Hearken, Salutary, Ultimatum, Necromanicide, Blissin Angel, Tefilla, Face of Humanity and more... For orderinfo check out http://wreathe.cjb.net
- Parable also have a new issue out with interviews with Getsemani, MainStay, Saviour Machine, Deuteronomium, Devout and Mental Destruction. www.geocities.com/SunsetStrip/Hall/8012
- Lightforce Records are looking for more Christian Metal bands to sign! If you are interested write Light_Force_Rec@hotmail.com
***METAL  NEWS 990214***
- The Immortal Souls/Mordecai split album have now been released.
The album includes 4 songs from both bands, 8 songs altogether, own cover
artwork for both. For more info write email@example.com or check their page at
- Stryper was recently aired on Radio!! This was the FIRST time for 7 years that they have done something together, all four of them. The show went on for 2 hours and was aired worldwide thru the net at http://www.rock411.com/planetrock They said that they were all open for a reunion when God saids the time is right. They also said that they need our prayers so they know what´s God´s will.
- Adonai Mag have started a mailordercompany for Christian Metal. Find out more at http://members.xoom.com/adonai_mag>
- German Power Metal band Lightmare now have their page to http://www.lightmare.de/ They also got a new email firstname.lastname@example.org
- The Unveiling is a Christian Rock Epic about the time to come. Really cool stuff, check it out at http://www.theunveiling.com
- Ascension is a new heavy Christian Hardrock band from the US. http://www.geocities.com/SunsetStrip/Amphitheatre/7920/
- Now there is a search engine for pure Metal sites! So if you have a Christian Metal site, use the opportunity and list it there. http://www.metalseek.com/
- Dependency is currently working on a cd release. Find out more at http://www.angelfire.com/tx/dependency.html
U.S. Tour with P.O.D.(Atlantic) and Project 86 (BEC)
04.30.99 - San Diego, CA
05.04.99 - Las Cruces, NM
05.06.99 - Houston, TX
05.07.99 - Dallas, TX
05.08.99 - Bartlesville, OK
05.11.99 - Kansas City, MO
05.12.99 - Omaha, NE
05.13.99 - Minneapolis, MN
05.14.99 - Chicago, IL
05.15.99 - Detroit, MI
05.16.99 - Lansing, MI
05.17.99 - Ft. Wayne, IN
05.18.99 - Indianapolis, IN
05.19.99 - Cleveland, OH
05.20.99 - Toledo, OH
05.21.99 - Columbus, OH
05.22.99 - Lancaster, PA
05.23.99 - Baltimore, MD (DC)
05.24.99 - Allentown, PA
05.25.99 - Richmond, VA
05.26.99 - Virginia Beach, VA
05.27.99 - Columbia, SC
05.28.99 - Atlanta, GA
05.29.99 - Jacksonville, FL
05.30.99 - Birmingham, AL
05.31.99 - Nashville, TN
06.01.99 - Little Rock, AR
06.02.99 - St. Louis, MO
- Embodyment tour
03.21.99 - Fort Worth, Texas - Abracadabras
Living Sacrifice tour
02.13.99 - Bartlesville, OK - Wherehouse
02.26.99 - Birmingham, AL - Slacker 66
02.27.99 - Chattanooga, TN - The Fathom
02.28.99 - Nashville, TN - Indie Net
04.23.99 - Worcester, MA - The Palladium
Training For Utopia tour
03.20.99 - Corona, CA - Showcase Theater w/ Zao, Project 86
03.21.99 - Corona, CA - Showcase Theater w/ Zao, Project 86
03.20.99 - Corona, CA - Showcase Theater w/ TFU, Project 86
03.21.99 - Corona, CA - Showcase Theater w/ TFU, Project 86
- Not yet confirmed reports of DELIVERANCE: a new album with the
original lineup expected out early part of this year.. lineup
includes Chris Hyde on drums and Manny Morales on bass.. see
- A LIVING SACRIFICE live webcast will be "aired" on Sun Feb 28..
see http://www.indienet.net/recordshop for emore info.. also
expect to see the re-release of their first three albums on CD..
- ULTIMATUM is to tour with MORTIFICATION in Australia and play
at Blackstump Festival in Australia..
- METANOIA is going into the studio for their 3rd album..
- ZAO is to play at Cornerstone this year..
- Malaysian band Necromanicide have a new addy to their page. http://members.tripod.com/necromanicide
- TEMPEST.. any oldtimers remember that band? They have a
homepage: http://www.angelfire.com/in/tempest777 ..
- TRIGGERFUSE officially broke up..
- Norwegian sensation VAAKEVANDRING has a homepage:
- DEATH POEMS and AZBUK will play in Sao Paulo on 2/6 .. the two
bands will also appear at the "Christian Metal Forces
Festival" with ANTI-DEMON, EX-HORTATION, PUNISH, REBORN and
others.. http://www.gospeltimes.com.br/deathpoems ..
- EKKLESIA is a death/"unblack" band from Massachusetts..
- KONSTRUX is a death/crust/hXc band from Colorado..
- Bride have recently released a Live album called "Bride Live" There will only be 2500
available and they will go quickly. This CD is discounted now for $12.00. Visit
the Bride Web Site for song sequence and ordering information.
- Bride have also released a new video that contains almost 90
sminutes of candid conversation and brand new live footage on their
"Oddities" tour of Brazil. (Contains the new studio video "Under the Blood.") http://www.bridepub.com
- The Doom Metalband Kohlappse have just released a new album. Mail email@example.com for more info.
- Tour dates with Mortification:
Saturday 26th June - Zurich, Switzerland
Sunday 27th June - Reutlingen, Germany - Poison Club
Wednesday 30th June - Rotterdam, Holland - Nightown Club
Friday 2nd July - Norway - Seaside Festival
Saturday 3rd July - Sweden - Stockholm Open Air
Sunday 4th July - Finland - Tampere Pirkkala
- Mortification will also record their ninth studio album titled
"Hammer of God" in March. They will record it in their own studio that just have been finished.
- If you play a US - concert you can mail the info to firstname.lastname@example.org and they will put it up on their site, and that will hopefully lead to more visitors at your gig.
- Living Sacrifice is the only Christian band on a big secular Metal and Hardcore concert in New England. Keep them in prayer that God will protect them and use them as a light at this event.
- Narnia have a new homepage at http://www.narniaworld.com There you can also found soundclips from their new album Long Live The King.
- Loud Magazine !LOUD! Magazine CD is about to release a compilation album with some of the best in Christian Hard Music.
Comp Coming Soon!! Interested band can send a promotional kit to the following address:
Mark Hodges, editor/publisher,
P.O. Box 3466,
Grand Rapids, MI 49501-3466, USA You can also mail email@example.com
- For those who may not know, !LOUD! magazine is also sponsoring the Texas Rock Fest 99. The event will be held from June 25-27, 1999, at Johnson Park in Marble Falls, Texas. The updated list of bands performing are the followin
Nailed (Rugged Records), Disciple (Warner Brothers), Ultimatum (Rowe Productions), Wedding Party (MCM), Fatal Blast Whip (Blacklight), and The Passion (Cling Recordings); independent bands Eloi, Faithbomb, Clearview, and Wrench; and underground bands Diezman Trio, Krush, Brazen Serpent, Tempest, Mainstay, Axiom, The Rock Angels, Hearts Of Fire, Bomfog, Igniter, Paradox, Third Crow, Hearken, and Sub-Train (formerly Jesus Freaks). http://members.aol.com/AxiomMusic !LOUD! Magazine also Plans On Supporting A Tour! Interested bands can contact !LOUD! at firstname.lastname@example.org
- IMMORTAL SOULS has a new site: http://www.netti.fi/~souls
Mordecai's homepage has been moved to a new address: http://www.netti.fi/~mordecai/
- Swedish metallers Deafaid have now released their demo http://hem.passagen.se/deafaid
- Oblivion, another heavy swedish band have also released a demo. http://hem2.passagen.se/woe/
- The Norwegian mailorder company Nordic Mission now have a page at http://www.geocities.com/SunsetStrip/Theater/5157/
***METAL  NEWS 990110***
- First of all I would like you to know that I now have made a new section aimed to all ya people that play in Christian Metal bands! There I list addys to both
Christian and Secular Metal Radio Stations, Metallabels, distributors etc so you know better where you can send your demos and cds. The directaddy is bands.html So use the info on this section to spread your music and most important the message of Salvation all around the world!
- Is the Yellow and Black Attack back? Stryper Bassist Tim Gaines spoke
recently of a possible reunion. “It’s not anything that’s planned. I think
it’s just a matter of the right timing. We had gotten to a point -- the four
members of Stryper -- where we hadn’t even spoken with each other, or been in
the same room together in seven years . . . until about 2 weeks ago. We
finally got together at a mutual friend’s house and talked about where each
other was at and why we hadn’t spoken in so many years. (We) kind of hashed
out our differences with one another. There was a lot of healing and a lot of
forgiveness that had taken place. So, I think as far as a reunion, that was
probably a reunion in itself -- just the fact that the four of us had gotten
together. As far as putting the band back together and making music, I think
that’s up to the Lord and His timing. If it’s going to happen, it’s going to
happen. I think it would be something that would be really great. It probably
will happen, but I couldn’t even put a time frame as to when it will happen...
I think Robert [Sweet]’s main concern right now is reforming Stryper. He’ll
probably be a real active figure in getting the reunion back together when it
does happen. What we had talked about at this point (is that) we wanted to
write an album together as a band and record it. I’m pretty sure it would at
least be a one-album deal. We’ll just take it from there. Maybe, do a live
album after that — it’s too hard to say at this point.” Sounds promising, eh?
- More great news: Mastedon plans to release a new album this year!!
- Here are some news from the Finnish Metallabel Little Rose Productions... The Immortal Souls/Mordecai split album will see the light of day within a couple of weeks!
The album includes 4 songs from both bands, 8 songs altogether, own cover
artwork for both. For more info write email@example.com or check their page at
- Our next release will be the new Lament -album, which should be released in
March! A finnish artist Juha Vuorma, who also has painted the cover
painting for Mordecai for the split album, is currently working with the
Lament -album cover painting.
- Deuteronomium goes into the studio on January 29 and a tight package of
very heavy death'n roll will be released in early April.
- Saviour Machine reports that Legend Part III is being
written: the chapter outline is complete and it WILL be a double disc consisting of
- Kremator is a new Death/Grind band.
- Sons of Thunder, a new heavy band from Sweden, have just released their debut - ep on CD. For orderinfo mail firstname.lastname@example.org
- Veni Domine´s homepage is now up and running at http://www.venidomine.com/
- The Christian Metalzine Adonai now has a homepage at http://members.xoom.com/adonai_mag
- Parable, another Christian Metalzine now have a page at www.geocities.com/SunsetStrip/Hall/8012
- Sanctuary, the coolest church around have moved their page to http://www.gotosanctuary.com/ If you want to reach Pastor Bob Beeman directly you can use his new addy email@example.com
- Swedish band Deafaid will have two tunes on a compilation from Scary Man Records. Musically it will sound like a mix of Sepultra, Korn and Fear Factory. http://hem.passagen.se/deafaid
- Mercenary, another swedish band have just released a demo with 4 tunes. For more info check out http://mercenary98.home.ml.org
- Cross Rhythms Music have released a 15 song
compilation cd called Chords of the Grave. It's featuring 4 pioneering Christian death metal bands. Obliteration, Disencumbrance,
Evisceration, and Oblation all have their demos included, plus some extra bonuses. Check out their page http://www.crossrhythmsmusic.com for more info.
- Akrythael is a new Christian Black Metal band. http://members.aol.com/akrytha/enter.html
- Swedish doomer's Holy Matrimony is now mixing their demo. It will have 4 tunes and the name will be "When The Curtains Fall". For orderinfo write firstname.lastname@example.org
- The San Diego Rock band KRUSH was named "Best Unsigned/Indie Band" by Pastor Bob Beeman of the
internationally distributed HM Magazine. Krush plans to release a cd during 1999 and this Summer they will also embark on their first national tour. http://www.geocities.com/SunsetStrip/1353/~kRUSH
- Crimson Moonlight will finally release their CD-EP, filled with melodic black metal. For orderinfo write email@example.com
- William Hieb will leave Seventh Avenue after the last 6 tunes EP "Goodbye"
that will be released arund January/February and which will include a 16 minute
version of the tune "At The Southgate". That could also be the end of
Seventh Avenue, cause William is the one who writes all tunes.
- William also has a new band called Iron Heart, and they will release a album sometimes in the middle of 1999. Probably they will have some guest musicians on this album, maybe Kreyson's guitarist and maybe Michael Sweet as well.
- During 1999 two Treasure Seeker album will be released, one in february, that will include 10-12 covers (like "A Tribute To The Past") + 1 new tune and a new album in september/october, where they only will have tunes of their own. German Power Metal is the style the play.
- The latest album from Paramaecium will be released on 15 January 1999,
less than a month from now.The new album will be the third album by Paramaecium and the first album
released in three years. It features Paramaecium's newest member on
guitar, Englishman Ian Arkley, formerly of Seventh Angel, and the music
is exactly what you've come to expect from Paramaecium; melodic doom and
powerful death metal. http://www.paramaecium.com
Lonestar Productions is a Film and Video production company that are offering their services to any Christian band that is interested
in doing a concept music video or short film AT NO COST! This is what they saids: "This is something for
God, we simply want to serve Christian Bands. We don't care about making
money. Right now if you're a Christian band and want a great concept video for
whatever reason, we can hook you up! We have the people and most of the
equipment, so the cost of a video is at the bare minimum!" http://www.ctelcom.net/cflynn/lonestar.htm
Lonestar Film & Video,
PO Box 1322,
Azle, TX 76098,
- Tour dates with Bride:
Dec- 31 West Burlington, IA 319/752-3916,
Jan- 09 Mayfield, Ky. 502/247-7736,
Jan-15 Waldrof, Md. 301/645-5460,
Jan- 16 Alexandra,Va. 703/580-0522,
Jan- 22 Chicago, IL 708/542-2517,
March- 6 Etown, KY. phone #502/769-9403,
March- 20 Harrodsburg, Ky. 606/734-0700,
March-27 Indianapolis, In. 317-783-2287 (Church of Acts),
April- 17 Houghton, Mi. 906/482-3357,
April-30 Jackson, Ms 601/354-1965,
- Second Wind Entertainment, LTD., along with a team of partners, is forming a full service restaurant and Christian entertainment venue in the tradition of ‘Hard Rock Cafe’ and ‘Planet Hollywood’.
The decor will be various memorabilia from
Christian music artists, athletes, and performers who have influenced the past and present Christian and secular culture. The Cafe’ will host casual concerts, autograph signings, theatrical performances, album release parties, comedians, talent searches, special appearances, and
Christian block parties.
Because of our café, we will have the opportunity to introduce the Christian lifestyle to several hundred people per day who might never step-foot into the doors of a church. Together we can fill the physical and spiritual hunger of all those who walk through the door. All amateur talent is encouraged to send a demo tape or CD to Second Wind for consideration of an appearance at our cafreleased t
For the full up to date details check out their web page at http://www.2wproductions.com
- You can now get VENI DOMINE, SAVIOUR MACHINE and NARNIA through
Century Media.. http://www.centurymedia.com ..
- Narnia released their second album the 15th of December in Japan and will be released the 15th of February in Europe..
- Loud Magazine will the official sponsor for Texas Rock Fest. Bands and record companies who have interest in auditioning for Texas Rock Fest 99 should send a promotional kit to the following address:
Attn: Blanche A. Pall,
1104 Bell Springs Road,
Dripping Springs, TX 78620 USA. You can also mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more info
- Asbuk is a new band from Brazil that are both brutal and Christcentered. http://www.terravista.pt/portosanto/2848
- Death Poems, another brazilian band have released a Live Tape called "Devotional Tour " For orderinfo check out www.gospeltimes.com.br/deathpoems
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