METAL NEWS 2013
Welcome to the news - section! Here I try to keep you up to date with all the cool stuff that's happening in theChristian Metal scene!
I try to update this section once every two months so come back regularly to catch up with the happenings in the Christian Metal Scene.
- METAL BIBLE NEWS
The Metal Bible is now released also in Danish. The interest of it was really huge on Roskilde Festival where 9 000 Metal Bibles were distributed! It is now available in English, Spanish, German, Swedish, Danish, Polish and Dutch. Versions in Russia, French, Portugese and other languages are also on the way.The Metal Bible is distributed in the US by Metal HelmMore info about this megacool special Bible edition for metalheads can be found at www.themetalbible.com
- PANTOKRATOR RELEASES NEW ALBUM
Swedish Death Metal band Pantokrator new album Incarnate will be released by Rottweiler Records in USA & Canada in January 21, 2014. and by Soundmass in Europe and Australia January 27th. Soundmass will also release the album as a vinyl! Release date yet to come but it will be ahead of the CD. The band is very satisfied with the album and have made sure that the sound is both brutal and yet catchy with a topnotch production. https://www.facebook.com/Pantokrator?fref=ts
- FEAST ETERNAL RELEASES NEW EP
Melodic Death Metal band Feast Eternal is back with the brand new EP Forward Through Blood. Hear a preview of it at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vEQTg_1vZ2o&feature=player_embedded#t=20For more info visit https://www.facebook.com/feasteternal?fref=ts
- ULF CHRISTIANSSON IS WRITING A BIOGRAPHY
Ulf Christiansson from pioneering Christian Hardrockers Jerusalem is writing a biography.
- METAL PRAYER DAY IN SWEDEN
Talking about Ulf Christiansson, he will also participate on the Metal Prayer Day (MPD), which is a yearly event in Sweden. During the day there will be plenty of prayer for a breakthrough for the kingdom of God in the Metal world and specific prayer topics concerning this. Besides prayer there will also be gigs with Messenger & Simon Ådahl. The event is organized by Metal Sanctuary and takes place on 23 November in Brickebergskyrkan in Örebro, Sweden. http://www.metalsanctuary.org/metal-prayer-day-2013/
- EXTOL - BACK WITH A NEW ALBUM
After years of absence the Progressive Thrash/Death Metal band from Norway has reformed and released the critically acclaimed album Extol. http://extolofficial.com/
- CRIMSON MOONLIGHT IS IN THE STUDIO
Crimson Moonlight, the classic Swedish Black metallers For Christ are working hard with their new album. Vocalist Pilgrim Bestiarus are currently in the studio recording vocals. https://www.facebook.com/Crimsonmoonlight.official
- SACRED WARRIOR HAVE A NEW ALBUM OUT
Yes, the holy warriors have taken up the sword and are back again with a brand new album! This time with the talented new vocalist Eli Prinsen. www.sacredwarrior.net
- WORLDVIEW = REY PARRA + RECON
Rey Parra, previously from Sacred Warrior has now teamed up with the members from Recon creating an all star band called Worldview! They describe their sound as Journey on steroids. Worldview is currently working hard with the recording of their debut album. https://www.facebook.com/worldviewmetal
- BLOODGOOD WILL RELEASE A NEW ALBUM THIS FALL
Classic Metal fans rejoice! Bloodgood will release a new album this Fall titled Dangerously Close. Setting now includes Mr Oz Fox from Stryper, that now plays in both Stryper and Bloodgood.
Here is the video of the brand new track Lamb of God https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t9I7H1ZROqc&feature=player_embedded#t=33
Bloodgood also performs at Christmas Rock Night Festival, Ennepetal, Germany, December 6-7, 2013 http://christmasrocknight.de/
For more info about Bloodgood check out http://www.bloodgoodband.com/
- BARREN CROSS IS BACK AND WORKING ON A NEW ALBUMYeah folks, the Classic Metal band Barren Cross is back again! The setting is the original with Steve Whitaker, Jim LaVerde, Michael Drive (Lee)and Ray Parris. A new album is also on the way. Stay tuned. https://www.facebook.com/barrencross
- THEOCRACY RE-RELEASING THEIR FIRST ALBUM ON CD & LP
The self-titled debut album from Theocracy has been out of print for several years, and fans have constantly asked for a re-issue. In order to improve upon the drum machine and amateur production of the original release without losing the charm of the recordings, Theocracy drummer Shawn Benson recorded drums on all tracks, while nothing else was re-recorded. Matt completely re-mixed the album, with the mastering handled by Mika Jussila.The result is mind-blowing. The classic tracks and the great feeling from the debut album are still there, but with a production and sound that is so dramatically improved that it feels like a completely new album.Highly recommended for fans of high quality Melodic and Progressive Power Metal.Click here to check out an album teaser over at YouTube: http://youtu.be/ffoULa9OfCU The album is also released on 12" double gatefold vinyl edition strictly limited to 500 copies.The European release date is set to November 15th on Ulterium Records.More info at http://www.theocracymusic.com and http://www.ulteriumstore.bigcartel.com/
- VENI DOMINE IS MASTERING NEW ALBUM
Doom Metal band Veni Domine have completed the recording of their album and are currently mastering it. They are also talking to labels to secure a deal.New album will be 67 minutes long!https://www.facebook.com/pages/Veni-Domine/120561201327004?fref=ts
- CHRISTIAN METALHEADS INTERNATIONAL (CMI)
CMI is a cool International Metal Ministry with the base in Sweden working hard with spreading the kingdom of God in the metal world through Metal Bible outreaches, prayer, building metal cell groups and more.More info can be found at http://www.christianmetalheadsinternational.com or at Facebook https://www.facebook.com/groups/253275048028154/
- STRYPER RELEASES NEW ALBUM
The Melodic Metal masters will release an new studio album with brand new material on Frontiers Records!The album will be available in 3 different format; standard CD, deluxe digipak featuring exclusive video content and also on a double LP on blue vinyl.The LP is limited to 1000 copies.
Produced by frontman/guitarist Michael Sweet himself, the set features some of Stryper’s strongest and heaviest material ever. Check out a special video message from Michael Sweet at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OMXZcXYNemg
Sweet also commented, “NO MORE HELL TO PAY marks our 30 year anniversary and what a journey it has been! It's our eleventh studio release since our first album in 1984 (THE YELLOW & THE BLACK ATTACK) and it's quite possibly our best record to date. Why? It's everything you might expect from a Stryper record - high octane vocals, layered vocal harmonies, guitar solos galore, driving drums and bass and an energy that hasn't been achieved since our glory days. The message is equally as powerful as it offers hope and inspiration to anyone listening. If you're a Stryper fan, it'll make you proud to be one. If you're not, listen with caution as you may actually become one. We've been waving the striped flag for 30 years and we're proud to say that it's an honor to still be making music with you and for you. The best is yet to come and it's coming November 5th!”
The album will be released on November 1st in Europe and November the 5th in USA. A video of the title track NMHTP can be seen at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O7ecl6Hm0MkMore info at official website http://www.stryper.com
- METAL FOR JESUS ALBUM RELEASED
This is a very cool special metal album made for evangelization. It also works great as introduction to quality Christian Metal. The album is filled to the bone with world class Metal tunes with very strong Christ centered lyrics featuring some of the very best tracks with the bands Narnia, Golden Resurrection, Audiovision, Divinefire and Modest Attraction. The album clocks in for almost 78 minutes, so you get much great music for your money on this release. The album is a cooperation between Johannes Jonsson (The Metal Bible) and Christian Liljegren (Liljegren Records, Narnia, Golden Resurrection). It was prereleased on Sweden Rock on the Swedish National Day 6/6 and officially released on Liljegren Records 2013-08-30. This album is top notch all the way and is the perfect album to give away to your friends to let them know about Jesus and also works as a good introduction to Christian Metal.
This is not just an album - it is a BOLD proclamation for the kingdom of God in the Metal World! Johannes Jonsson says: "We feel that in this crazy world we live in it is definately time to stand strong and get bold for what we Christians believe in and take a stand for JESUS in the Metal World! The world is getting more chaotic every day and people are looking desperately for the meaning of life. But many search in all the wrong places and get trapped in drugs and other bad things. My heart is bleeding for these people and I really want to do ALL I can to reach them with the message of hope that Jesus can fill the emptiness in their lives and give their lives real meaning and satisfaction. That's why I spend so much time, energy, money and work so hard that I do with Christian Metal Ministries like The Metal Bible, The Metal For Jesus Page, Christian Metalheads International, Prayer Warriors, Metal Community and now also the Metal For Jesus album. Because I want more people to find Christ and be saved for eternity!"
Here is a little teaser of what the album sounds like https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=aD3OMmMjUOk#t=33
Narnia - People of the Bloodred Cross
Narnia – Living Water
Narnia – Long Live The King
Audiovision – The Way (Stryper cover!)
Audiovision – We Will go
Divinefire – Divinefire
Divinefire – Live My Life For You
Golden Resurrection – Proud To Wear The Holy Cross
Modest Attraction – Down On My Knees
Golden Resurrection – The Final Day
Golden Resurrection – God’s Mercy
Divinefire – Never Surrender
Golden Resurrection – Flaming Youth
Golden Resurrection - Golden Resurrection
Divinefire – Open Your Eyes
Divinefire – Bright Morning Star
Divinefire – The Way To Eternity
All tracks have been remastered exclusively for this release.
Johannes Jonsson says: "Lots of prayer have been going into this album to make sure that the right tracks were chosen and right comments written so that it should be everything God wanted it to be. We want Jesus to be glorified and we dedicate this album to Him! Focus on the album is totally on God and what Christian faith is all about. Booklet contains salvation prayer and comments by me where I explain the lyrics and talk about God's mercy, why Jesus is the only way to God, second coming of Jesus, prayer and how to get to know Jesus and overall what true Christian faith is all about."
Lyrics and order info can be found at http://www.metalforjesus.org/metalforjesus.html
- HERO - NEW ALBUM AFTERLIFE
Hero is a dark melodic metal band from Sweden. New album Afterlife is filled to the bone with catchy and heavy melodic hooks. More info at http://www.herosweden.com
- DELIVERANCE - NEW ALBUM ON THE WAY!
Classic Speed Metal band Deliverance reports that the recording process for new album 'Hear What I Say!' is done and the tracks are now off to be mastered. https://www.facebook.com/DeliveranceRocks?fref=ts
- DEUTERONOMIUM - THE AMEN
The Finnish Death Metal veterans celebrates 20 years with an excellent Melodic Death Metal release showing that they are better than ever. http://www.deuteronomium.net
- LEVITICUS - RE-RELEASE OF THE STRONGEST POWER
Leviticus acclaimed second release The Strongest Power CD has now been re-released on Ektro Records. It has been remixed by the bands founder/guitarist Björn Stigsson. www.leviticus.nu
- VENGEANCE RISING - Human Sacrifice released on Picture Disk Vinyl!
The mega classic Thrash release Human Sacrifice with the coolest cover ever, has now been released on Picture Disk Vinyl! Roxx Productions has done fantastic job with this and picture quality couldn't be better!Sound quality is also excellent. The LP has been released in 300 copies only, so you better be fast before they are sold out www.roxxproductions.com
- SAINT NEWS
Classic Heavy Metal band Saint is working on a new album that will see the light in 2014. This will also be the first album with new vocalist Brian Miller. Retroactive Records will also be reissuing the 2004 re-recorded version of Warriors of the Son. This time it will also be remastered by the remaster expert Mr. Jonathan Walker AKA Cliffy, who made the excellent mastering on Saint's latest releases. http://wwww.saintsite.com
- Andy J. Fredes is a talented Power Metal soloist with an EP out titled Battle Hymns. http://www.andyjfredes.com/Back To Top or Mainpage