Christian Metal and Rock News

The Devil Wears Prada ‘Dead Throne’ is an Ambush of Sound – Album Review

By fusing the finest elements of American metal-core and European melodic metal, Dayton, Ohio’s the Devil Wears Prada are living the heavy music dream: delivering metal with a slight facelift to the next generation of headbangers. To do this, the guys have depended on pieces with real substance, not a manufactured, glossy image or facade. On the band’s latest exertion, Dead Throne (out Sept. 13), they continue with their distinct songwriting and tactful balance between melody and aggressiveness from the onset, with fast-paced, ear-bleeding openers “Dead Throne” and “Untidaled.”
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Blindside Kick Off North American ‘Shivering Hearts Tour 2011’

Stockholm, Sweden-based metal band Blindside have always brought together the polar opposites of brooding, dark musical textures and cathartic, hope-filled lyrics, and the band continues that trend with their latest single, “Our Love Saves Us,” and the just-released music video. Watch the video and find tour dates, here.
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Switchfoot ‘Dark Horses’ is a Rock Anthem – Song Review [Audio]

Switchfoot are on a lifelong quest to find meaning and hope in a challenging world, and on “Dark Horses,” the band’s debut single off Vice Verses (out Sept. 27), that pursuit meshes with catchy hooks and pop-rock rhythms that are buoyant and memorable.
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The Devil Wears Prada Prepares for ‘Dead Throne Tour’

Christian metal-core band the Devil Wears Prada just wrapped up a killer stint on the 2011 Vans Warped Tour, and now they’re taking that momentum and setting off on a headlining jaunt, the “Dead Throne Tour: North American 2011.” The 37-date tour begins Nov. 3 in Milwaukee, Wis., and runs through Dec. 18 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Regarding tour-mates, heavy bands Whitechapel, Enter Shikari and For Today will open on all dates.
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Texas in July ‘Thrilled’ to Sign European Record Deal

Congratulations are in order for rising metal-core band, Texas in July. The Pennsylvania guys have announced a new record deal with Nuclear Blast Records for all European territories, adding to their current North American arrangement with Equal Vision Records.
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MxPx Release ‘Triple Shot’ Album Set, Prep for New LP

Punk-pop outfit MxPx built a solid fan base in the ‘90s and 2000s writing high-energy, upbeat punk rock tracks with inspiriting sentiments that made the guys stand out from the standard punk dudes of the day, like Green Day and the Offspring. Now, the band’s label, Seattle’s Tooth & Nail Records, have released a collection of the guys’ earliest releases, and it’s an apt gift idea for any MxPx fan.
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August Burns Red Want Fans to Create Their Own Baseball Cards

Metal-core isn’t known for being a warm and fuzzy genre, but the guys of August Burns Red certainly have a knack for bringing an amusing, down home feel to their art. The band recently launched an online feature that allows fans to create their own virtual August Burns Red baseball cards, complete with a personalized photo, name and position.
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