Thursday, June 21, 2007

New Inhabited song

Sara from Inhabited has recorded a special video intro to their song "Song to the Fatherless". Watch it below, and then visit their Myspace page and listen to the song here.

Avalon recording new album

Christian music’s premier vocal group Avalon gathers at The Lealand House in Nashville, Tenn. to record its ninth studio album, Another Time, Another Place: Timeless Christian Classics, releasing Sept. 18, 2007.

Produced by Shaun Shankel (Kimberly Locke, Hilary Duff, Natalie Grant, Mandisa), the project will be a collection of classic CCM songs, including Amy Grant’s “El Shaddai,” Crystal Lewis’ “People Get Ready,” and Michael W. Smith’s “Place In This World.”

Pictured left to right are Janna Long, Shaun Shankel, Greg Long, Melissa Greene and Jody McBrayer.

Monday, June 18, 2007

Rebecca St. James Australia video

This isn't new, but it was so encouraging, we thought you might like to watch it. Rebecca St. James gives us a tour of some sights in Australia, including the church where she gave her life to the Lord.

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Kevin Max & wife Amanda's new baby!

Kevin Max's wife Amanda has given birth to their second child, Wilder Liam Max, who came into the world at 7:01pm on Wednesday, June 6, 2007, at Baptist Hospital in Nashville, Tennessee. Wilder, who joins big sister London, age 2, weighed 8 pounds, 1 ounce.

The Max family recently relocated to the Nashville area, where Kevin is working on his upcoming album, The Blood, due this fall from Infinity Music Distribution. With dcTalk, Max accrued album sales exceeding 8 million, as well as numerous Grammy and Dove Awards. In recent years, Max explored his art and his faith with several critically acclaimed solo projects, and live performances worldwide.

Visit Kevin online at his website.

Sunday, June 10, 2007

Barlowgirl talks about "How Can We Be Silent"

We caught up with the ladies and chatted about their upcoming and much anticipated album How Can We Be Silent. They also shared advice on how to keep the world from defining us, how to stay on track spiritually, and much more. You'll also learn some fun facts about the band including what's always in their refrigerator and their favorite vacation spot.

Read our interview here.

"Don't let the world define you. Find out who God is and you'll be an amazing person."
--Lauren Barlow

Thursday, June 7, 2007

New Carried Away album coming August 28th

(NASHVILLE, TENN.) -- Carried Away's debut album Closer To You (Word Distribution) was Canada's best selling debut for 2005, and earned the group two 2005 Covenant Awards (Canadian Gospel Music Association) for Song of the Year (“I know”) and Pop/Contemporary Album of the Year. Since the release of their critically acclaimed disc, the trio has been on a whirlwind journey both professionally and personally. The Ontario-bred group comprised of sisters Colleen and Pam Walker, plus their cousin Christine Prankard, have spent the past few years touring full-time, including the Shoutfest Tour, Women of Faith and Pure Fashion events, solo headlining dates and opening slots for artists like Point of Grace, Casting Crowns and Avalon.

Now in their 20's and with a few years of experience under their belts, the girls of Carried Away have come of age with their music and ministry, reaching out to hundreds of thousands of people throughout North America. With their sophomore CD I Want You set for release on August 28th through CMC Distribution (Canada) and a new partnership with Infinity Music Distribution (USA), the trio is demonstrating significant artistic and spiritual growth, while simultaneously possessing an even more direct set of goals for the new album.

The new album merges numerous musical styles, including pop, acoustic rock and inspirational worship. “Smile,” about the joy of being alive, evokes popular praise leaders such as Aaron Shust and Chris Tomlin, while “Feel It Inside” and “Just Believe” take on the modern radio approach of Natasha Bedingfield or Michelle Branch. Yet the group points out that their influences range from the likes of Natalie Grant, Avril Lavigne, Coldplay and The Fray.

I Want You will be released on Canadian label Glide Records on August 28th, with distribution in Canada through CMC Distribution, and in the USA through Nashville-based Infinity Music Distribution. A major marketing campaign includes Gospel Music Week and ICRS appearances, heavy touring, numerous television appearances including a recently taped episode of Live at Studio B, and a new EPK shot by Kingsbury Films. "Mystery," the album's first radio single, is going for adds in June.

For more information on Carried Away, please visit the official website at

Friday, June 1, 2007

Stryper's Original Roxx Regime Demos

On July 10, 2007, Fifty-Three Five Records will release the original demo recordings of legendary Christian metal band Stryper, or Roxx Regime, as they were known in 1983. The CD known as The Roxx Regime Demos, contains no over-dubs or re-recordings, and includes the original version of the MTV and Billboard hit song "Honestly," will be in stores nationwide through Infinity Music Distribution and Redeye Distribution, Inc.

"We're excited to release what the fans have always wanted - the original demos that got the band signed to Enigma Records," says lead singer Michael Sweet, who recently released a new solo project titled HIM. "Without the fans, we wouldn't be here and this is a small way to say 'Thank you'. For all of you who have requested this time and time again, it's finally here - in their original raw form!"

Long before Stryper's multi-platinum albums and chart-topping videos, brothers Robert and Michael Sweet teamed up with high-school classmate Oz Fox and local bass player Timothy Gaines to form a band that would forever change Christian music. The group released a demo project in 1983 under the name Roxx Regime and started playing the local Hollywood club circuit. They eventually caught the ears of Enigma Records and changed their name to Stryper before the release of their national debut album, The Yellow and Black Attack, in 1984. Stryper would go on to sell more than 8 million albums worldwide, with several projects striking RIAA-certified gold. The group’’s unprecedented 1986 album To Hell with the Devil went platinum and was named one of the ““100 Greatest Albums in Christian Music”” by CCM Magazine.

Starting today, Stryper fans can pre-order The Roxx Regime Demos exclusively at, where an original vintage Roxx Regime T-Shirt will also be available. All pre-orders will ship on 7-7-07.

Track Listing - The Roxx Regime Demos
1. From Wrong to Right
2. My Love I'll Always Show (original rock version)
3. Loud N Clear
4. You Know What To Do
5. You Won’’t Be Lonely
6. C'mon Rock
7. Tank (Robert Sweet drum solo)
8. Honestly (the original demo version)

The group is currently writing and recording the follow-up to their successful 2005 release Reborn. They anticipate a late 2007 release, with a world tour to follow. For more information, visit the band's official website at