Spoken Writing And Recording More New Songs, Adds Guitarist

Spoken fans waiting for another new album from the band:  count on it, but we don’t know how soon.  Spoken founder and lead singer Matt Baird tells TheBlast.FM that he has been “writing a lot, and filling in the gaps of what types of tunes are still needed to make a cohesive record”.  Spoken recently acquired guitarist JR Bareis from Love And Death for a player to be named later.  Sorry, good joke, it’s baseball season.  But JR did leave Love and Death and has become an official member of Spoken.    Baird says he has no idea how soon they will release the first single from the next album.  The Blast still has “Dying Without You” from IX in current rotation.

JR Bareis, above left;  Matt Baird, above right.

The Blast World Premiere Of New Seventh Day Slumber Song Today

The Blast World Premier of a new Seventh Day Slumber song from the next album Closer To Chaos airs this hour on the Colin Cruz radio show on TheBlast.FM.  Closer To Chaos drops on May 1st on Rockfest Records.   The song will also go into regular Blast rotation this week.

Scott Stapp Video For The New Blast Hit “Purpose For Pain”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wDRQXrRtE5M

Former Creed lead singer Scott Stapp has his life back on track with Jesus Christ and he has a new album coming out soon.  The Blast saw this track and jumped on it early, before it was even released in the Christian radio market.  We were the first to report this to the national Christian rock chart.

The video features an intense performance by Scott and his band intercut with the narrative of a young boy’s escape from the pain of an abusive home. As he runs down a lonely road, his journey goes from bad to worse when he is offered a chemical “solution” for his pain, but refuses, knowing there’s a purpose for his life outside of the struggles he’s enduring. He then arrives at a make shift fort he’s created where he’s covered the walls with pictures of his dreams, his hopes, and hand-written reminders to keep believing and stay strong. There, the boy breaks in frustration and pain. He screams, grieves, and lashes out in a moment of doubt fearing he will never overcome his situation. He then continues to run, desperately searching for answers and peace.  He finally stops on a mountain top, gazing up towards the heavens, looking out into the great unknown knowing one day he will find freedom, peace, and the life he dreams of, if he just holds on to hope, knowing this struggle, this pain, will not last forever. He just has to hold on.

With lyrics that insist, “There’s got to be more cuz this life is insane. Gotta turn this around and find the purpose for pain,” and considering Scott’s real-life story of recovery, it’s clear which choice will win in the end.

Long time Creed/Stapp collaborator, Director Daniel E Catullo III filmed Scott Stapp’s performance in Puerto Rico where the rocker recently performed a sold-out show at the Centro de Bellas Artes Luis A Ferre Theater. The narrative of “young Scott” was shot on location in Joshua Tree, CA and portrayed by actor, Omar Mughannam.

“I’ve worked with Scott for many years now and consider him one of my dearest friends. I was honored to be able to collaborate with him on this video and to direct the first video on the album.  Coming up with creative ideas is always fun with Scott and it is an extra bonus that we think alike in so many ways. For this video it was a true collaborative effort and we went back and forth on a bunch of ideas until we decided on the final storyline.  I think the final video captured the essence of the song perfectly”, said Director Daniel E Catullo III.

 

Spoken Lead Singer Matt Baird Is Touring Europe In Late April / Early May

Spoken founder and lead singer Matt Baird is doing a solo acoustic tour of Europe in late April and early May.

He is looking to fill the open dates shown below.

April tour dates:

Thur-25 – Austria
Fri-26 – Switzerland
Sat-27- Daaden, Germany 
Sun-28 – Oldenburg, Germany
Mon- 29 –
Tue-30 – Ansbach, Germany

May tour dates:
Wed-1 Netherlands
Thur-2
Fri-3 – Denmark
Sat-4 – Denmark

Who Is Excited For New Red Music?

The band Red has been in the studio working on new material.  They are purposely independent now, so the tunes and the radio single selections will hopefully be better than ever.

Here at the Dark Horse in Nashville recording our new music! We absolutely cannot wait for you guys to hear it soon! #thebandRED ➡️ bit.ly/2H2tfze

Posted by RED on Sunday, March 17, 2019

 

Demon Hunter “More Than Bones” Lyric Video

Here is the lyric video for Demon Hunter’s first official radio release off of the War and Peace albums.  From the Peace album…More Than Bones:

My Epic f Cory Brandan Video For The New Single “White Noises”

Facedown Records has released a video for the new single The Blast recently added from My Epic featuring Cory Brandan…White Noises.   It is from My Epic’s new EP called Violence, which comes out on May 10th.

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#MyEpic #CoryBrandan #AaronStone #JesseStone #JeremiahAustin #TannerMorita

 

Blasty Concert In Indianapolis: Foreveratlast + More

This Friday at The Gear all ages music venue in the south metro Indianapolis suburb Franklin, Indiana…it’s a metalcore concert from Forgotten Tragedy.   Blast band Foreveratlast will also play along with a slew of other bands.

You’ll hear The Blast before, between and after sets, and maybe even The Implosion http://Implosion.TheBlast.FM before the headliners, since they are metalcore, after all.

The concert runs from 6 to 10 pm.

 

The Letter Black Has A New Addition (Not A Band Member…Yet, Anyway)…

The Letter Black lead singer Sarah Anthony and her husband, guitarist, Mark Anthony are the proud parents of a baby daughter, Audrey Grace Anthony, who was born on Sunday night.   In other news from The Letter Black camp, they have been raising funds to get a new album going and have put out an untitled demo song on their Facebook page.   The Letter Black told The Blast in late 2015 that a new single would ready in January.  Delay, delays.   

Demon Hunter Outlive CD Deluxe Edition…Right Out Of The Gate? Yep!

Since when does the Deluxe Edition of a CD come out on the album’s original release date?  Since March 31, 2017, that’s when…Demon Hunter’s Outlive album comes out…and the Deluxe edition will include a 28-inch fold-out poster, a 28-page large format booklet with lyric explanations from lead singer Ryan Clark, a DVD featuring the Outlive documentary and a music video for the song “Died In My Sleep”, an Outlive bandanna, a 5-piece art card printed with metallic gold ink on black stock, a certificate of authenticity signed by the band, an Outlive commemorative ring in a white satin bag, and a 10 by 6 drawer style box with metallic gold foil.