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Demon Hunter Deluxe Edition Of The Outlive CD…Already???

Since when does the Deluxe Edition of a CD come out on the album’s original release date?  Since March 31, 2017, that’s when…Demon Hunter’s Outlive album comes out…and the Deluxe edition will include a 28-inch fold-out poster, a 28-page large format booklet with lyric explanations from lead singer Ryan Clark, a DVD featuring the Outlive […]

Facedown Fest Lineup Announced, Packed With Implosion Bands

Sleeping Giant.  Impending Doom.  For All Eternity.  War Of Ages.   Overcome.  Those Who Fear.   Your Memorial. All of those bands will be helping Facedown Records celebrate 20 years at Facedown Fest on May 11th, 12th, and 13th, and that is less than 1/3 of the lineup. Most of these bands play here on […]

Phinehas Drummer Lee Humerian Departs The Band For Europe

Lee Humerian’s reign as drummer of Phinehas has lasted from 2008 until the early days of 2017.   Those days come to an end after Saturday night’s concert in Fullerton, California.   Lee and his wife Katie are called to the eastern European country of Ukraine to work in youth missions.   The kids over […]

Criteria For Adding Music To TheBlast.FM

by Colin Cruz, Program Director of The Blast and The Blast Blender. The criteria used to be a lot easier to be met: Back in the days when most Christian record labels were Christian-owned (late 1990’s, early 2000’s), it was easy. If the band was on a Christian label, the assumption was that this was […]