Capstone Music Festival 2020 Is Cancelled

Capstone is a Covid-casualty.   Yes, unfortunately, the Capstone Music Festival has been cancelled for 2020 due to Covid-19 shutdowns in Indiana lasting into next month.  The festival would have featured Amongst The Giants, Chaotic Resemblance, Gold Frankincense and Myrrh, Ignescent, Leper, Rusty Shipp and XL & DBD.

The festival also would have featured a number of bands played on The Implosion and The Blastozoic Era.  Organizers say they will put together a new festival next year.

There Is Now A Skillet Video Game

You know you’ve hit the big time as a rock band when they make a video game about you.

A generation ago, the mainstream band Journey had a video game named after them called “Journey Escape”, for play on the Atari 2600 video game system, released in 1982.

A number of other mainstream bands have had video games themed after them in the meantime.

And as we fast forward to 2020,  the band that is on the top of the heap of Christian rock bands has a video game of their own called  “Save Me”, themed with the band’s latest rock track and music video of the same name.

In the game, John, Korey, Jen and Seth are characters that fans can select and play as.

Once a character is selected, the characters run through a maze where players are meant to avoid various aspects seen in the “Save Me” music video: the hand (callout to John’s scene), water/poison (callout to Jen’s scene), and fire (callout to John’s scene/smoking hands burning his eyes), which will be floating around chasing them; similar to the ghosts in Pac Man.

If you want to give the game a try, go here:

https://skilletgame.atlanticrecords.com/

Kingdom Come Festival 2020 Status Is Still Up In The Air

The Kingdom Come Festival 2020 will be an awesome fest…if it happens.  This growing, annual Indiana festival would feature a ton of great Blast bands, and some bands that we play on The Implosion and The Blast Blender.   But of course there’s that pesky coronavirus, Covid-19 that’s been wreaking havoc on concerts all over the world over the last couple of months.  The venue has a meeting on May 2nd that may decide the festival’s fate.  We’ll pass the word once we hear the news.

Skillet “Save Me” Video Premiers In Minutes

The video for the Skillet song “Save Me”…the song we’ve been playing for over 20 weeks, while waiting for their record companies to finally release an official 2nd Rock single from Victorious…debuts online here in a few minutes:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4RF9-efhHuE&eml=2020April3%2F4957414%2F6010689&etsubid=39309116

Ocean Dark Video For Die For Me

Ocean Dark is a new Christian rock band from Helsinki, Finland that TheBlast.FM recently started playing.  Their first single is Die For Me, and here is the video for that song:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6DozUkEDXyk#action=shar

The Letter Black Is Back And Working On Album # 4

The Letter Black announces tonight that they are back together; they are signing a record deal; shows are getting booked and they are writing and recording album number 4!  This is exciting news for listeners of The Blast and The Blastozoic Era, as The Blast has been playing them since 2007, prior to them signing their first record deal.   A teaser to the next record will come out within a week.  Welcome back to The Letter Black!!!

Dens Releases Art House Video For Foolish

Dens has released the video for the song Foolish, seen here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pXknmnc75Vo

The song, and the first radio single, which we are playing, called Even, are on the new record called Taming Tongues, which drops from Facedown Records on Friday March 6th.

Remedy Drive’s David Zach Talks About The Fight Against Human Trafficking At The U.S. Capitol

What was Remedy Drive’s David Zach doing at the U.S Capitol this week?  He was speaking to over 200 members of Congress about human trafficking and the band’s fight against it, in partnership with Safe House Project.

“We were honored to have David join Safe House Project at the Capitol and visiting offices of more than 200 members of Congress as we activated cultural leaders, corporations and communities to unite against child sex trafficking in America,”  said Safe House Project CEO Kristi Wells. “David is the embodiment of ‘freedom requires action,’ and we value his deep understanding of this issue that has been learned in the trenches in the fight for freedom. In his undercover work he has seen the horrors of trafficking and uses his art to impact culture and affect change. We have already seen national impact from this event. David was part of a spark that has ignited a wildfire to once again burn the flame for freedom in our country.”

 

Testimony About How God Used The Protest Valor Video

Christian Music Weekly, in its latest edition, reports that The Protest says a fan of the band who is a recovering alcoholic was turned back from having another drink by the impact of watching the video for the song Valor.

You can read more about it and subscribe for free at: https://www.christianmusicweekly.com/

Here is a link to the issue that has the article in it:  this link will only be valid during the month of February 2020:

https://tinyurl.com/CMW-200212

Here is the video for that song:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dfA90Vr1Kro

 

 

Skillet And Ledger Kick Off Victorious Tour In Middle America: Feel Invincible Live Video

Skillet and Ledger kicked off the Victorious Tour Friday night in Omaha and Saturday night in Sioux Falls.  Ledger was the opening act, and curiously, at least on Saturday night, during the song Warrior, John Cooper was not on stage singing, but Jen Ledger pulled off the song seamlessly without his male vocal parts.  Ledger kicked off her concert with the song “Iconic”, which we play on both The Blast and The Blast Blender.  Skillet started off their show with “Feel Invincible” which we shot in its entirety:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J5wnPau1kVQ