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Friday, June 1, 2012

New Releases - June 5, 2012

Altars - Conclusions - FaceDown Records - Provident
 Altars formed in early 2010 with the drive to present forceful passionate, heavy, hardcore/metal.  The focus on the intensely spiritual foundation of the band is displayed through hardworking ideals and DIY methods to share their creation with whomever they can, wherever they can.  After releasing their debut EP "Opposition" in July of 2011 on Strike First Records, Altars are back with 12 tracks that make up one of the finest heavy albums of 2012 on "Conclusions".  The creative songwriting and top notch production on "Conclusions" are sure to make a mark for Altars in the heavy music scene in 2012 and beyond.

Maranatha! Music - Top 25 Praise Series Classics Edition - Maranatha! Music -  EMICMG
If your walk with Christ had a soundtrack, this would be it! 2 timeless CDs feature classic choruses from the best-selling Praise Series, including "As We Gather"; "Glorify Thy Name"; "In His Time"; "Open Our Eyes"; "You Are My Hiding Place"; "Behold What Manner of Love"; "Jesus, Name Above All Names"; "Humble Thyself in the Sight of the Lord"; "Seek Ye First"; and "I Love You, Lord."


Write This Down - Lost Weekend - Tooth and Nail Records - EMICMG
Write This Down has spent the last two years touring in support of their Tooth & Nail Records self-titled debut, and they’re back and ready for more with their sophomore release Lost Weekend. Picking up where Write This Down left off, Lost Weekend will not be a disappointment for fans that fell in love with the dirty riffs and soaring melodies of the first record. 

Amy Grant - Rock of Ages... Hymns & Faith - EMICMG Music Label Group - EMICMG
In 2005 Amy Grant released her 20th career album, Rock of Ages…Hymns & Faith as a follow-up to 2002's gold-certified Legacy...Hymns & Faith. This GRAMMY® Award winning collection, produced by long-time collaborators Brown Bannister and Vince Gill, picks up where Legacy left off and is available through EMI CMG Distribution for the first time.






Rev. Milton Brunson - Platinum Gospel: Rev. Milton Brunson - SonOrous Entertainment - EMICMG
Rev. Milton Brunson was more than just a choir leader. In 1948, while attending McKinley High School in Chicago, Brunson formed what eventual be known as The Thompson Community Singers. They would go on to perform some of the largest Gospel concerts in their time, including appearances at Madison Square Garden and Carnegie Hall. Brunson was musical innovator whose ministry and social impact will be remembered for many generations to come. Today a post office in his native Chicago is named after him to preserve his memory. Enjoy his greatest works with The Tommies with this newly re-mastered collection.

Petra - Best of the 80's - Star Song Music - EMICMG
The 1980’s were the peak of Petra’s career. They were playing in front of sold out arenas nationwide, selling hundreds of thousands of albums each year and racking up numerous radio hits. This collection of music, not only defines a generation, but is a historical look at Christian rock music through the songs of the band who paved the way for many more Christian rock bands to follow. Best of The 80’s, is a must have collection for an amazing low price of $7.99.



Regina Belle - Higher - Pendulum Records - EMICMG
Grammy Award Winning Artist, Regina Belle, releases her second Gospel album, Higher following up on her award winning first gospel album Love Forever Shines on Pendulum Records, LLC in association with Walker Davis Entertainment, LLC. This project has collaborations from award-winning artists, Pastor Shirley Ceasar, Kathy Taylor, Lowell Pye, and some of the industry top producers including Pajam, Terence Vaughn, Chris Walker and Micah Stampley.

Switchfoot - Vice Re-Verses - Credential Recordings - EMICMG
The Grammy award winners, Switchfoot, are releasing Vice Re-Verses, a limited edition CD featuring remixes of songs from Vice Verses, the band’s fast-selling and critically acclaimed release from last year. Remixes came in from a wide range of genres and artists eager to get their hands on a Switchfoot song, including Paper Route, Owl City’s Adam Young, Photek and MUTEMATH’s Darren King. In addition to these artists, band mates Drew Shirley and Jerome Fontamillas tag teamed the remixing of “The War Inside.” 

Various - Platinum Gospel: Mighty Men of Gospel - SonOrous Entertainment - EMICMG
This collection celebrates the music of some of the most powerful and inspiring male vocalists the world of gospel has ever known. From the massive wall of sound created by Rev. James Cleveland and his Voices of Tabernacle to the smooth harmonies of Richmond Virginia’s Harmonizing four, this compilation covers the full spectrum of sounds from Gospel’s past. Each of these tracks has been hand selected and carefully re-mastered to create a whole new listening experience. Please join Sonorous Entertainment in paying homage to the Mighty Men of Gospel!