May 202017
 

Glenn Rogers best known guitarist for such metal veterans such as Vengeance Rising, Die Happy brings you his newest project to life Final Decree. Based at Garden Grove, CA Final Decree are reigniting the heavy/thrash metal sounds brought to you Vengeance Rising all those years ago. Other than Glenn Rogers on guitar, there is also Daniel Cordova (Bass) and Steve Bertram on Drums. Which leads me to the announcement of Rod Arias  (Recon  /New Eden / Dragonrider) becoming the new vocalist for the band. Debut E.P. for scheduled release for later in 2017.

Check out the video announcement below. Continue reading »

May 182017
 

Retroactive Records have announced the release of Haven – “III” remastered and enhanced original artwork (below) – The album will be released on June 13th. all Pre-orders come with a free Haven sticker of the album cover (4.75 x 4.75)! Pre-order your copy of “III” now.

Originally released by the band independently in 1995, four years after the sophomore release, “Age of Darkness.” The album was pieced together by golden throat vocalist, Kevin Ayers as various members of the band were available over the four year period. Also, gone are the million dollar studios and producers that recorded the first two Haven classics. Haven “III” was recorded on Kevin’s home recording studio in his garage in the 90’s!

With 8 of the 13 tracks tracking in at 6-7 minutes, you know you are in for a tremendous melodic, progressive power metal adventure! This Retroactive Records reissue has been carefully remastered by veteran, Rob Colwell (Bombworks Sound), along with a 4 panel insert and jewel case release with superbly enhanced original artwork. In fact, we love you so much, we included an unreleased bonus track left off the original release because it has more of an industrial metal vibe to it, called, ‘From Everlasting’. Haven’s third masterpiece has never sounded, or looked better! For fans of Sacred Warrior, Iron Maiden, Recon, Queensryche! Continue reading »

May 182017
 

Awakening Evangelism has launched BASE (Biblical Application, Supernatural Evangelism), an interactive 16-week course created to help encourage and empower Christians from around the globe to share their faith in their own areas of influence. The mission statement of the ministry states their heart to equip believers to touch and transform their world with the power of radical love, relentless courage, and timeless truth. During their time in this online training course, BASE students will develop the ability to confidently communicate their beliefs in any situation. Applications are now available, and the inaugural class will begin in August 2017.

Awakening Evangelism was founded by Evangelist Mattie Montgomery. After spending a decade traveling the world and sharing the gospel (with his band For Today), Mattie had a simple realization: “We kept hearing from people who had never tried to share their faith, either because they felt unprepared, or because they believed that evangelism was for preachers and traveling evangelists.” He continues, “If the gospel will ever reach the world, it will not be because of Christian rockstars or mega-ministries, but because of the courageous love of every-day Christians, who advance the kingdom in their own sphere of influence. We want BASE to connect a global network of local church soul-winners. We want every believer to be inspired and equipped to share the good news of Jesus fearlessly in any situation, to make God the center of attention, and to have an eternal impact on the world around them.” Continue reading »

May 172017
 

The first official trailer for W.A.S.P.‘s upcoming 25th anniversary release “Re-Idolized” can be seen below.

In 1992 W.A.S.P. released “The Crimson Idol”. It’s the story of Jonathan Aaron Steele, an abused child looking for love. Discovering music years later, he rises to international superstardom. Later followed by a catastrophic fall.

2017 marks the 25th anniversary of the original release, which is still considered to be the best album of W.A.S.P.‘s career, and one of the greatest concept albums of all times. “The Crimson Idol” undoubtedly belongs in every metal head’s record collection. The album about the anti-hero Jonathan Steele was originally intended to be accompanied by a movie, with several hundred hours of film that were shot to create approximately 50 minutes of movie footage.

This film has never been released — until now! Continue reading »

May 172017
 

San Diego’s For The Win has a new label home of Victory Records. They will release their new album, “Heavy Thoughts,” this August. Alternative Press described them as “sweat-soaked, pit-ready pop punk and riff-heavy metalcore.”

“Over the years we’ve seen some of our favorite bands thrive on Victory and do some amazing things in this scene, and we are extremely proud to announce our signing and be a part of that,” exclaims vocalist Kyle Christensen. “We are excited to work with a label that has put so much effort into some of our favorite bands that we grew up listening to. After visiting the Victory office and meeting all of the amazing staff, we knew this was going to be a massive opportunity for us to put one of our own gold records on that same wall as some of our favorite artists.” Continue reading »