Facedown Records has signed Mouth Of The South, a band we've been playing for over a year on the Blastmetal show. Their first Facedown single "Idle Hands" debuts tonight on the Blastmetal show, which airs Saturday nights for 3 hours from 9 to Midnight Central and Sunday through Friday from 11 pm to 12 Midnight Central Time.
Final: The Rapture is a critically acclaimed Christian movie about the disappearance of Christians worldwide as Christ comes back for His followers. It received rave reviews in the test market Houston in late 2013, and it is now showing in Orlando, before fanning out across the USA. The Blast's Colin Cruz interviewed Final: The Rapture movie star Mary Grace recently.
Here is the official website of the movie:
And here is the full interview:
The Blast is celebrating 7 years of Blasting the world. We Blasted off at Midnight Central Time on January 1, 2007 and have been Blasting ever since.
We love hearing testimonies about how The Blast has impacted your life over the last 7 years. You can share those at: http://www.theblast.fm/wp/blastbacks/
Or you can call it in, toll free the USA and Canada: 877-5-BLAST-5
Or call "TheBlast.FM" on Skype from anywhere.
The Blast Ministries is launching a very aggressive Hot CHR/Top 40 station, mixing pure pop, screamless rock, rap/hip hop/R & B, and EDM/Electronic Dance Music. And it Blasts off at Midnight Central Time! Just go to http://blender.theblast.fm.
Do NOT put any www's in the address. Use the above, or simply blender.theblast.fm.
Pre-launch audio is streaming now, countdown style!!!
We've updated our Mobile Blasting page with a link to our 80k Ogg Vorbis stream which plays in a pop-up HTML5 player in Firefox and some other browsers on supported phones. This is an easy way to get Blasted on phone types without a Blast app, assuming your OS supports HTML5.
The 80k Ogg Vorbis stream is back on the home page. This is a favorite of some of our Linux Blasters. It pops up in the built-in HTML5 player in Chrome, Firefox, and some other cutting-edge browsers. Launched from Internet Explorer, it will open in Winamp or VLC Player, with full metadata support in the media player. There is no metadata in the HTML5 players in the Chrome and Firefox browsers. Instead, you can get the metadata from our homepage, www.TheBlast.FM. In our re-testing of the player this week, it works much better in Firefox than in Chrome.; Since Winamp support ends December 20th due to AOL giving it the axe, download it while you can at www.winamp.com. It is free. VLC player can be found at www.videolan.org ;It is also free.
The multi-stream flash player is now packed with streams at various bit rates again: 64, 56, 48, 32, 24, 20kbps streams and the post-rapture backup stream are all in there. So you can find just about all of our streams in some fashion on the home page of TheBlast.FM. This weekend, our main web dev guru is tasked with helping to update the All Streams, All Media Players page and add another one of our streams to the home page. So, look for those updates soon, and keep it Blasty!
AOL, which bought Winamp from its developers Nullsoft…is ending support for the Winamp media player on December 20th. While Winamp is the media player of choice for some of our desktop and laptop Blasters, there are still plenty of other options: iTunes, VLC Player, and the flash and flash/HTML5 players on our site. We'll also be bringing the 80k Ogg Vorbis stream back to the home page shortly, as that is a favorite of Linux users and pops up in the built-in HTML5 player in Chrome and Firefox (with no in-player metadata support…use the display on our website for that). In other browsers, that stream will open up (with in-player metadata) in VLC if you have it on your computer. iTunes does not support the Ogg Vorbis codec.
This has been a long time coming. We've been bursting at the seams with seldom played, old Blast music and pre-Blast-aged music we used to Blast out regularly. The older these songs get, the less they play: from Skillet, Project 86, and Pillar songs from earlier in this century… back to the previous century… to even older modern rock and alternative stuff from the mid 1990's…to older hard rock/metal songs from Demon Hunter that used to get regular Blast full format airplay. "The Ghosts Of Rock And Metal Blast" airs weekdays, for an hour, at 6 pm (USA/Canadian Eastern Time) and weekends, for 2 hours, at 5 pm Eastern. This replaces "The Classic Alt Blast" which previously aired for 2 hours early Saturday mornings. We hope you enjoy the show as a nice change of pace on your drive home from work or school in the western hemisphere…or as a change of pace at whatever time it airs in your time zone.
Look at all those Blast stream choices! The Blast's iPhone app has finally been updated, joining The Blast's Android app in having 8 live streams and the post-rapture backup stream (too many streams to fit on the screen). There were all sorts of delays: the hacking of Apple's developer website; The Blast being approved as a developer; transferring our old app to the new developer; our developer aligning its app development with the latest iOS specs; and finally, having our new app approved. Go to the App Store and get your updated Blast app today!