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After Tedashii released four solo LPs between 2006-2014, the 116 veteran revealed details about his first solo EP this weekend.

The cover of an EP titled This Time Around is above, and the tracklist below

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Reach Records has not announced a release date for This Time Around. However, the label declared spring as “GAWVI Season,” and GAWVI’s album is unannounced, so This Time Around will likely either release this winter or be one of two Reach projects to come out this spring.

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One of today’s best-loved, adrenaline-fused rock bands, THOUSAND FOOT KRUTCH (TFK), is beginning to loudly “exhale” after “inhaling” for the last year-and-a-half with its second consecutive Hard Rock No. 1 and Billboard Top 10 overall album, OXYGEN:INHALE. With TFK’s EXHALE slated to release in May, the band unveils its debut track from the new album, “Incomplete,” which went first to fans as a lyric video on Facebook and YouTube Feb. 1. Receiving over 100,000 views on YouTube in less than a week, “Incomplete” is available today (Feb. 12) from iTunes and Amazon.com.

“‘Incomplete’ started with a riff, and had that special energy a good driving song has– it made me want to hop in the car and take the freeway! It’s a song about our journeys in life, personally inspired by our journey as a band,” says TFK frontman, songwriter and guitarist, Trevor McNevan.

“No one sees behind the curtain in others’ lives; the sacrifices made, the obstacles faced, the mountains climbed, or the fear, faith and failure involved to stay the course,” continues McNevan. “This song says ‘we’re not perfect’ and that’s ok, we’re not expected to be, but we’ll fight tooth and nail for the truth we know and the journey that’s before us. The song has a charge to it, that opens up into this beautiful moment of honesty.”

As the curtain in front of the new album begins to open, TFK will premiere live its first radio single from EXHALE, during today’s 4th Annual RadioContraband Rock Radio Convention 2016 in Las Vegas. Headlining this evening’s concert at Vinyl at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas for this industry event, Thousand Foot Krutch has impacted Active Rock radio with six hits to their credit just since going independent in 2012, nine hits overall. The title of the new radio single will be announced publicly next week along with a radio broadcast premiere Sunday, Feb. 21. A debut of the song’s brand new concept music video will also be announced soon.

Inspired to create new music by its fans that the band members prefer to call friends and family, TFK has a relationship that goes both ways. Late last year, TFK delivered an unannounced free song download for a limited time as a Christmas present to all its fans and anyone who trekked to the band’s website, http://www.thousandfootkrutch.com. Tens of thousands of singles were downloaded of the track, “Born Again,” which may be again brought back for fans as a bonus track on EXHALE. The song can also be viewed as a lyric video now on YouTube, where it has more than 150,000 views.

Taking the new songs and fan favorites on tour around the globe, TFK’s McNevan, along with bandmates, bassist Joel Bruyere and drummer Steve Augustine, will be featured on the Axes & Anchors Cruise (2/20) before jetting to Kiev, Ukraine (3/17) and hitting Minsk, Belarus (3/18) and Moscow (3/20) and Saint Petersburg (3/21), Russia. TFK will also be featured at many of the major US rock festivals this summer, including first-time mainstage performances to be announced soon. (See http://www.ThousandFootKrutch.com for the latest tour updates.)

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RED’s graphic novel The Ever, which ties into the storyline behind their last album Of Beauty & Rage, is now available online and at shows. 

The graphic novel was a part of the band’s PledgeMusic campaign for Of Beauty & Rage, which released in February 2015. As part of their pledge rewards, some fans were actually drawn into the graphic novel, which made the creative process to complete the project lengthy. The band has shared some images from the final product on their facebook page.

“Inspired by the mysterious and epic storyline that has been running through the band’s musical and video content over the past decade, platinum-selling rock band RED has co-written the graphic novel entitled The Ever with their producer, Rob Graves,” the band shares in their official description of the book. “The graphic novel follows and precedes the action-filled and self-reflective journey RED has created for their fans and inspired songs on their latest album, of Beauty and Rage. The Ever depicts RED as they encounter the darkness that we all face, follows their tumultuous path through, and ends with a surprising twist.”

You can purchase the graphic novel online through RED’s official merch store. You can also find it at their merch table as they continue to tour across the country with WinterJam through April. 

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Aaron Gillespie has announced a headlining tour for this fall and winter on which he’ll be playing songs from the primary bands he has been a part of, Underoath and The Almost.

Speak Low If You Speak Love and Nathan Hussey of All Get Out will be joining Aaron as opening acts. The 18 city tour will run from the end of November through December. Tickets for the tour are on sale now through Aaron’s official website at http://aarongillespie.com/tour/

The solo tour will take place before the recently announced Underoath reunion tour, currently scheduled for next Spring, where Gillespie will return to playing drums and singing for the band for the first time since his exit in 2010 and the band’s dissolution in 2013. The tour also caps off a busy 2015 for Aaron, who released his second solo worship album, continued serving as touring drummer for Paramore, played solo dates and offered guest vocals on a number of tracks.

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Remember VERIDIA? They launched their successful debut EP with a slew of successful radio hits last year, and then they toured with WinterJam this year. Now they’re back with a follow-up EP. Pretty Lies finds the group running with the sound that won them a growing arsenal of fans and takes it a huge step towards a signature sonic offering with 4 new songs that are sure to cement the group as one of the premiere new rock acts in Christian music.

Head over to iTunes to pick up this hard hitting EP.

C__Data_Users_DefApps_AppData_INTERNETEXPLORER_Temp_Saved Images_phpThumb_generated_thumbnail(2)Grammy-nominee Kari Jobe is one of Christian music’s best-selling female artists and one of the most respected worship leaders in the country. Her last album, Majestic, captured a powerful night of worship in Dallas at the Majestic Theater and landed #1 on the Christian Billboard chart. As Majestic brought you powerful moments of corporate worship, this project features those same tracks but re-imagined in a way for times of personal reflection and devotions. The album features songs including “Forever,” “I Am Not Alone,” “Hands to the Heavens,” and many more. Head over to iTunes to pick up a copy.

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Joel and Luke Smallbone, co-leaders of juggernaut alt rock group for KING & COUNTRY, have announced that they are filming a movie.

The film is titled Priceless, in keeping with the message they have been speaking from stage for years. In an email update to fans, the brothers elaborated “So many of you have rallied with us and stood alongside us when it comes to a woman’s worth… Around America and the world, there are well over 150,000 of you with priceless necklaces around your neck and bracelets on your wrist. And now, this message is coming to the silver screen!”

Joel himself is playing the lead in the film, acting the role of James Stevenson, a man who finds himself in the middle of the world of human trafficking and ultimately has to fight to shut down a trafficking ring. The dramatic story is being filmed in New Mexico.

The band has already been sharing updates and pictures from the filming process on the movie’s official social media accounts, encouraging fans to keep up through facebook, instagram and twitter. The brothers also hope to see this movie become even more of a rallying call, saying “We can be a part of spreading this Priceless message and movement into theaters and peoples homes around the world!”

Reconcile has released the cover and tracklisting for his upcoming EP Catchin’ Bodies, which will be released September 18.

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The project’s cover art is above, and the tracklist/production credits are below. This is Reconcile’s first project since he signed his production deal with Track or Die. Catchin’ Bodies has been executively produced by Street Symphony.

Tracklist
1. Plottin (prod. by 808XEliTE & D.O. Speaks)
2. 5AM (prod. by Zone Beats)
3. Catch A Body feat. No Malice (prod. by Real Chance Beats)
4. Temptation feat. John Givez, Alex Faith & Tasha Catour (prod. by 808XEliTE & D.O. Speaks)
5. Collateral feat. Adia (prod. by Zone Beats)

 

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (August 6, 2015) – Cinder Entertainment has announced that multiple GRAMMY Award winning artists Tye Tribbett and Jason Crabb, along with Dove Award winning comedian Akintunde, have joined forces to create what is shaping up as one of the most unique, must-experience concert tours of 2015. The Up Close and Personal Tour will not only allow audiences to experience the artists in an intimate concert setting, but it will also provide the artists the opportunity to express their desire to break down barriers that too often separate generations, cultures, denominations and races.

“Jason and I felt it was important for us to join forces to impact the Kingdom of God,” says Tribbett. “This fusion of high energy and creativity provides a dynamic experience. Plus, I just love Jason Crabb’s music and I know my audience will as well!”

“So many times we let what makes us unique and special separate us,” says Crabb. “But, when all of God’s people come together, it’s like nothing else! Sharing the platform with Tye Tribbett and Akintude is a blast–I’ve never experienced anything quite like it! When the audience sees us come together, in harmony, in Christ, it unites them in Christ! This is a night you don’t want to miss.” The Up Close and Personal Tour, presented in conjunction with Feed the Children, will feature popular comedian Akintunde (BET’s The Monique Show and Comicview, TBN’s Praise The Lord, CBN’s The 700 Club) as the tour’s host.

The juxtapostion of three different genres–Gospel, CCM and comedy–will allow each of the featured artists the opportunity to minister in their own inimitable styles, offering fans the chance to enjoy the artist they love, while also being introduced to fresh and exciting new styles from artists they may not have experienced yet.

The Up Close and Personal Tour is more than a concert; it’s an experience–one that will make a lasting impact on those who attend. Attendees with have the opportunity to walk the red carpet, meet the artists and take photos with them. But the Up Close and Personal experience is so much more than a traditional meet-n-greet. Attendees will be invited to participate in ministry impartations, and also gain valuable insight into the artists’ hearts and souls through panel discussions with Crabb and Tribbett as they share their desire to present a united front of love, respect and harmony in the wake of the ungodly racial divisiveness that has gripped the nation during the past year.

“New Life had the opportunity to experience the ‘Up Close and Personal’ Tour last month,” says John F. Hannah, pastor of New Life Covenant Church Southeast-Chicago. “Needless to say, we were extremely blessed, uplifted and inspired by the amazing ministry of Tye Tribbett and Jason Crabb.”

The dates of the Up Close and Personal Tour are as follows:

 

  • September 17, 2015 – Griffin First Assembly in Griffin, GA
  • September 18, 2015 – Beulah Grove Baptist Church, Augusta, GA
  • September 20, 2015 – Full Gospel Tabernacle, Hinesville, GA
  • More dates to be announced soon!

 

The Up Close and Personal Tour features two exclusive ticket packages, including the Platinum Package and the Gold Package (see details below), in addition to a General Admission option.

PLATINUM Up Close and Personal Package:
One Reserved Concert Ticket in the first 3 rows, Exclusive Meet & Greet with Jason Crabb and Tye Tribbett, One Individual Photograph with Jason Crabb and Tye Tribbett, Entry into Pre-Concert Reception, Exclusive “Up Close and Personal Experience” Panel Discussion with Jason Crabb and Tye Tribbett, Tour gift bag (exclusive to VIP guests), Exclusive log-in for download and purchase of photos from the event, Official autographed “Up Close And Personal” laminate, Separate VIP red carpet check-in.

GOLD Up Close and Personal Package:
One Reserved Concert Ticket in rows 4-10, Entry into Pre-Concert Reception, Exclusive “Up Close and Personal Experience” Panel Discussion with Jason Crabb and Tye Tribbett, Tour Gift bag (exclusive to VIP guests), Exclusive log-in for download and purchase of photos from the event, Official autographed “Up Close And Personal” laminate, Separate VIP red carpet check-in. GENERAL ADMISSION: Concert-only tickets are also available.

For more information, visit upclosetour.com. Like on Twitter (@upclosetour), Instagram (@upclosetour) and Facebook (facebook.com/upcloseandpersonaltour).