Sunday, 3 March 2013

Christian Music News: March 2013

Audio Adrenaline takes it to the Max
Kevin Max has joined Audio Adrenaline for his newest adventure, ‘Kings and Queens’. Kevin joins Audio Adrenaline after his solo career as well as his time with DC Talk. The new album goes on sale March 12 2013. Along with that, they are launching an American tour of ‘Kings and Queens’. The tour will include bands such as Seventh Day Slumber, Manic Drive, and Group 1 Crew.

Stryper releases new single off their upcoming album
On 26 March, Stryper will release yet another album, Second Coming. The new single, ‘Bleeding from the Inside Out’ will be one of 2 original songs on the upcoming album. The rest of the album will be new recordings of songs from the band’s first 3 albums.

Newworldson receives JUNO nod
The contemporary Christian band has been nominated in the category, Contemporary Christian/Gospel Album of the Year, by the Canadian organisation for their 2012 release Rebel Transmission. This is not the first time they have been nominated for this award.

From Delirious? to solo
Former Delirious? front man Martin Smith has announced that he will be releasing a solo album on April 23 2013. The album, God’s Great Dance Floor, Step 01 is said to bring worship into a new light. This is good news for all those Delirious? fans that have been missing the vibes of Smith and the gang.

Sanctus Real tour bus destroyed by fire
After the driver of the band’s bus saw flames coming from the back of the bus on the way home from a gig, he ordered everyone off the bus. The flames engulfed the bus and left nothing intact; all the belongings of the band members and their families were destroyed in the blaze. Thankfully no one was injured and it is still unknown as to whether there is any damage to the band’s equipment.

Hillsong brings us Zion
One of the most prevalent worship bands in history brings us yet another release, Zion, which was released on 26 February 2013. The album was and is being promoted through a world tour, starting with a number of sold out shows in South Africa. The reception for the new album is electric and we are excited for the new project.

Jeremy Camp tops the charts
One of the most reliable Christian artists presents yet another chart topping album with Reckless. This is the third album of Jeremy’s that has reached the top of the charts. The achievement is made even more notable due to it reaching the top 10 of the overall albums on iTunes.

Sanctus Real Hits No.1
Marking the eighth no.1 single in their career is Sanctus Real’s newest hit single, ‘Promises’. The band is enjoying their time at the top, with their top single as well as a potential chart topping album, they have gone into a tour that will end of this season with a bang.

Thousand Foot Krutch dominates first video
‘War of Change’, from the bands newest album, The End is Where We Begin proved to be a raging success. The professionalism of the video promotes a style that is akin to the overall feel of TFK. After watching the video ourselves, we can see why it has been given 5-star status, good job. Check our page for the video.

I Am Empire Anchors their place in the industry
Tooth and Nails’ signing, I Am Empire, will be releasing their second studio album on March 26. One of the most anticipated rock albums of 2013, Anchors will be set to cause a splash in the rock scene this year. The album promises to have a vibe similar to that of the alternative/indie rock genres. The album will still be purely I Am Empire as the lyrics are promised to be as personal as ever.

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