Mar 282020
 

Christian Thrash at its ultimate best is what you get here! The 3 track demo that started it all for one of the best new Christian thrash bands around, Ritual Servant! This is a very cool one time and one time only limited edition CD pressing of the very first 3 track demo as recorded by Ritual Servant.

Released only in digital format on April 30th 2016, this demo turns 3 years old on that day and in celebration we will release this special CD pressing on that day and only limited to 250 copies never to be pressed again! These 3 tracks were so special we felt the need to make a physical product to offer to the fans and collectors out there.

Check out the demo version of ‘Seven Trumpets’ below:

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Feb 132020
 

Roxx Records is extremely excited to announce the signing and releasing of the brand new album from Christian rap metal pioneer XL and Death Before Dishonor entitled “The Beginning of Closure”.

XL a.k.a. Todd Stevens started in the Christian music industry in the early 90s, playing guitar, bass, and drum tracks for some of the best West Coast Christian hip-hop artists. He was on the Dynamic Twins albums, SFC albums, and he helped produce demos for the Gospel Gangstas, and T-bone. He appeared on the sophomore release from Frontline Records recording artist Apocalypse. He has toured extensively with the Crucified, DC Talk, the Newsboys, Mortal, Applehead, Soldiers For Christ, and 12th Tribe. In addition, even sharing the stage with Bob Carlisle of Allies, Bryan Duncan, and Crystal Lewis. He has also been in the studio with Oz Fox of Stryper playing and recording on a song for Chuckie Perez, an Arcade Records artist.

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Feb 072020
 

Roxx Records is excited to bring you another excellent project featuring the talents of none other than the very busy front man Dale Thompson (Bride, No Other God, Perpetual Paranoia and more) along with another very busy guitar slinger Tiago James de Souza (Hand of Fire, Perpetual Paranoia) and rounding out this project is founder Garret Thomas to complete this amazing new project.

The Thomas Thompson Earth Project is a combination of Garret Thomas, Dale Thompson (Bride, The World Will Burn, No Other God, Perceptual Paranoia) and Tiago James de Souza (Perpetual Paranoia. Hand of Fire and Godman)

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The Lead – “Burn This Record +30”

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Feb 062020
 

Roughly 30 years ago, Christian punk rock pioneers, The Lead, released Burn this Record and now the whole thing has been remastered and re-released with a bunch of previously unreleased bonus track demos.

The Lead are one of those bands that have remained pretty much a well-kept secret over the years.  From their beginnings in 1984 or so, The Lead released seven different albums/eps to go along with four other self-released titles before ending up on Roxx Records to release This Past Behind and Burn this Record in 1989.  In 2018, the band released the Again (ep) on Roxx Records and now have followed it up with this re-release.

The Lead certainly are one of those bands where I  look back and wonder how I missed them.  I keep seeing the label “Christian punk rock pioneers” applied to them, but especially with Burn This Record, I’m thinking there more like the thrashy-crossover SOD, but with obviously different lyrical content.  Musically, most of the songs tend to lean toward the ultra-fast more metal sounding riffs and freight train drumming.  Nina Llopis vocals have that challenging, in-your-face punk rock sneer and work really well even in this metal/punk hybrid.  A good introduction for the unknowing is the “Skate or Die” lyric video from the remastered version here.  Lyrics are boldly Christian and pull no punches, being very straightforward.  As I noted on my review of the Again (ep) the songs tend to go on a bit longer than they really should almost as if the band had parts of other songs they couldn’t finish, so they added them into existing tracks.  That being said, one component that I do really like in some of these sections are the screaming guitar solos that seem to explode out of the mix, reminding me of some older Greg Ginn craziness.

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Feb 052020
 

Roxx Records is stoked to be able to bring you a very limited edition pressing of the debut release from 20 lb Sledge. If you recently picked up and enjoyed the new album “Electric Exodus” you are in for a treat to hear the debut album from this amazing band.

If you’re not familiar, its sound is wave after wave of sonic body blows, grizzly gospel, stone grinding grooves, and a well-balanced dose of glycemic melodies. The formula yields a sound that’s sweet a little bit like the God given gift of freedom with grit it takes to keep it. The lyrics are barked out with a bite of sharp toothed proclamation while keeping the mood in the light, and also adding syrupy melodies to the formula. 20 lb Sledge relates multi generationally, from snotty teens to old farts. 20 lb Sledge doesn’t promote anger, debauchery, misogyny, or butt hurt! It’s a dirty sound with a clean message!

Or just check out the killer track and single ‘Special Delivery’

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