The Face of Love contains hard-hitting songs portraying universal themes of love, brokenness and the sometimes elusive sense of God's presence. Inspired by real-life heartache and rediscovered joy, the emotions behind each track are vulnerable and undisguised, making this album the band's most accessible project. Further, Sanctus Real members Matt Hammitt (lead vocals), Mark Graalman (drums), Chris Rohman (guitars) welcome newest addition Dan Gartley (bass), a protégé of producer Mark Townsend. Gartley replaces former bassist Steve Goodrum.
Returning after their critically acclaimed debut Thrill Seeker, August Burns Red comes out with a dominating sophomore release in 2007 with The Messengers. When asked to compare the two records, guitarist JB Brubakker states "the new record is along the lines of what we did on Thrill Seeker, but it's faster, shreddier, and more riffs. We learned a lot since our last record and I think the songwriting and musicianship is a lot stronger. These Lancaster, PA youngsters have accomplished on their first two records what it takes most bands to do in a lifetime, combining the technical aspects of European Metal, the breakdowns of American Hardcore, and vocal stylings that leave no rock unturned in the Metal genre. Produced by T ... more
Kevin Max's second release since the dc talk schism features a modern rock & brit-pop inspired sound on 12 new songs. The Imposter includes straightforward messages of faith & trust in God on "Your Beautiful Mind," "Sanctuary," "Fade to Red," and others.
Family Force 5 is positioned to move to the next level with the release of Dance Or Die. This has been a story of artist development that has been rooted in the modern day fundementals of great songs, non-stop touring and a commitment to the bands deeply held beliefs.
There's something so incendiary about a solid metal show that pulls an audience in, one by one. With a wailing lead guitar combined with throaty growls and an explosion of moshing onlookers, metal allures the masses to join, and then doesn¹t let go. It¹s no wonder then that Indiana-born Haste the Day have charmed audiences with that same flurry of their musical onslaught.
Shocking critics by becoming the fastest selling new band in Solid State Records' history, Demon Hunter are heading back to the studio to raise the bar again. This time, in their sophomore release entitled, Summer of Darkness, their 13 new tracks offer a faster, heavier, and catchier take on their previous self-titled effort. Recording once again with Aaron Sprinkle at The Compound in Seattle, Washington, Summer of Darkness will hit stores May 4th and be followed up by a nationwide tour. Look for guest vocals on the album by Howard Jones of Killswitch Engage, Brock Lindow of 36Crazyfists, Mike Williams of The Agony Scene and Trevor McNevan of Thousand Foot Krutch.