Feb 052017

Norwegian post-rock/metal band Leonov just signed a bookings deal with Desert Rose Agency from the Netherlands. The bookings agency brings back the Norwegians to the Netherlands in September, where Leonov will be playing a show at the Metal Female Event femme in Eindhoven. (More shows tba.)

Last November Desert Rose Agency arranged a short tour for Leonov through the Netherlands and Belgium. At Brainstorm Festival in Apeldoorn, the band was one of the big surprises  – “A very pleasant discovery” says Metalfan.nl.

This cooperation tasted for more, and it is now sealed with a multi-year contract. Continue reading »

Jan 282017

Atlantic Records has announced its release of “The Shack: Music From And Inspired By The Original Motion Picture”, due everywhere on Friday, February 24 to coincide with the nationwide release of the film from Lionsgate‘s Summit Entertainment label on March 3. The video can be seen below.

“The Shack: Music From And Inspired By The Original Motion Picture” is available now for pre-order and accompanied by two instant grat downloads: “Keep Your Eyes On Me” from multi-Grammy Award-winning superstar music couple Tim McGraw and Faith Hill, and “Stars (The Shack Version)” by Grammy-nominated rock band Skillet, which is currently top 20 on Mediabase‘s National Christian Audience chart. Both tracks are available for purchase and streaming at all DSPs, with the latter also joined by a new companion video, which can be seen below. McGraw and Hill‘s “Keep Your Eyes On Me”, co-penned by McGraw and Hill along with Lori McKenna and Shane McAnally, is currently featured in film trailers for “The Shack”. McGraw also narrates the film and appears as the character Willie. A new soundtrack trailer revealing the album’s superstar artist lineup also includes the song, as well as an exclusive audio preview of the forthcoming single from Dan + Shay, “When I Pray For You”. Continue reading »

Nov 302016

cover_816Conventionality is an overcrowded road. The same chords and beats are duplicated en masse for the masses. Ospreyshire chose a much needed and cathartic detour.

Ospreyshire, the moniker of Illinoisan artist Curtis M. is a project that involves spoken word vocals, abstract soundscapes, and postminimalist aesthetics. His debut EP “Verses Vs. Anhedonia” is a seven poem journey that’s roughly five minutes in total length. This urgency and brevity in these tracks lend itself to this attention deficit and sound byte culture. “Verses Vs. Anhedonia” is a quick mini-concept EP that revolves around the brief psychological journey of someone who is losing interest in several hobbies and the meaning of life before slowly becoming aware that there’s some semblance of hope in this otherwise dark world. Manipulated found sounds and the occasional omnichord make appearances to give some avant-garde edge to this already experimental album. Continue reading »

Nov 242016

following_yonder_star_80aThis 2016 Holiday season Roxx Records and Christian Metal Distro have teamed up again to bring you their 4th annual end of year “Best Of” series. This year’s Best of 2016 CD, entitled “Following Yonder Star”, features cuts from all the Roxx Records titles released this year as well as some of our favorites and best sellers from our Christian Metal Distro site which features the best in Christian indie releases from 2016.

“Following Yonder Star” features cover art designed by our friends over at Frame Werks Graphics, and once again the CD is absolutely free as a part of our annual end of year Holiday sale, every order placed will receive a free copy. Check out this year’s track listing…. Continue reading »