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Disciple Interview This Week On TheBlast.FM

The Blast’s Colin Cruz interviews Disciple this week on TheBlast.FM.  The first 3 segments of the interview are Wednesday August 18, 2021 in the 1 PM hour.*

Oh, and…we’ll have a surprise special guest from another band in segment 2 Wednesday.  Hint D +DD= D3.

On Thursday the second set of interview segments will air in the  12 Noon hour.*

On Friday, the third set of interview segments will air in the 2 PM hour.*

*All times= USA/Canada Central Time.

Behold The Beloved Rocks At KCF 2021

Behold The Beloved rocked the main stage Saturday afternoon at this year’s Kingdom Come Festival.  And no, Disciple’s Kevin Young did not venture out early in the day of their set to join in the collaboration they recorded.  That would have been too much strain on Young’s voice, with all the screaming, yelling, singing and preaching Kevin does during Disciple’s 14-song sets.  But it was a good BTB show, nonetheless.

Here is a video of the first song of the set:

https://rumble.com/vj5vx5-behold-the-beloved-at-kcf-2021.html

 

Kingdom Come Festival 2021: Even Bigger Than Last Year

Kingdom Come Festival (Friday and Saturday, June 18th and 19th), 2021 is like two festivals in one, as (at least for now), KCF has absorbed the Capstone Music Festival and encapsulated into a side stage at the Kingdom Come Festival.  (See what we did there?) (Previously, it was two separate Christian rock festivals in Indiana, spaced two hours and a week apart).  The two fest are friendly with each other and working together as the body of Christ.

Well, this year…

KCF sees the the return of Disciple as a headliner and The Letter Black headlines as well.

Other Blast bands on the main stage include:  The Protest, Chaotic Resemblance, Awaken, Behold The Beloved, Relent, Amongst The Giants, Attaboy, Zahna, We Are Vessel, and TJ Harris of Decyfer Down. 

And on the Capstone Music stage:  Gold Frankincense and Myrrh, Grave Robber, The Persuaded, Theody and Firebrand.

The festival was a lot of fun last year and TheBlast.FM will be back again this year.  Stop by our Blastin’ booth and meet us, get some free glossy Blast Cards and stickers and buy a Blast t-shirt.

The festival is at the Howard County Vietnam Veterans Reunion Grounds near Greentown, Indiana.

 

Disciple Online Concert # 2 Is Less Than An Hour Away

Disciple’s second online concert, which celebrates the 10th Anniversary of the Horseshoes And Hand Grenades album, is live in a little less than an hour.  You can snag tickets here:

https://www.itickets.com/events/449963?fbclid=IwAR2miQLY6PSID4mHraHsHA1gkAOB3MgEDfhrgFLfeQDSjTlTozPBOo8nP1Q

 

No B-Sides Songs Will Play At Disciple’s Horseshoes & Hand Grenades Online Concert

It’s pure greed on our part at TheBlast.FM.  Our own Colin Cruz just asked Disciple lead singer Kevin Young if the band will be playing any of the B-Sides songs at their online concert on Saturday January 23rd.

The B-Sides, you ask?

Yeah.  Remember?  That Disciple album that came out 10 years ago called Horseshoes & Hand Grenades…also had some digital add-on songs that didn’t make the main record.

It was called Horseshoes & Hand Grenades B-Sides.   And it had some fabulous songs on it that we have Blasted over the years:  namely The FuryComedy TragedyDisasterpiece, and Watch It Burn.

And the answer is?   No.

Young reminds us that they are playing the entire (main) Horseshoes & Hand Grenades album from front to back, plus playing two new songs, including The Blast hit Darkness Dies.    

Those two songs plus the 12 on Horseshoes & Hand Grenades makes 14, and Young says he can only handle 14 songs a night.

Fair enough.  It was worth asking.   Inquiring minds wanted to know.

Disciple And Kutless Sending Bibles To Public Schools In Croatia

 

This is a far cry from what’s happened in America…where secularists have tried to kick God out of our schools:

In Croatia, they are asking for Bibles to be donated to their public school systems, where they are teaching the Bible!

Christian Rock bands Disciple and Kutless are getting involved in the efforts.

Learn more about the program and how to donate here:

https://www.facebook.com/disciplerocks/videos/704368403545701

 

Disciple Postpones Online Concert And Multiplies…

Disciple has postponed their second online concert until Saturday January 23, 2021, due to someone in one of the bands’ households testing positive for Covid-19.

In other group news, Disciple has multiplied into two bands.  The second band is Honor & Glory , the name for the new worship arm of the band.

Disciple says this about their offshoot band Honor & Glory:  Where the mission of Disciple is to reach the unreachable, the vision of Honor & Glory is to create a musical atmosphere where hearts, minds, souls, and voices center on the greatness and wonders of our amazing God through worship.

The debut album from Honor & Glory drops on BEC Records in 2021.

Disciple/Kevin Young Dominating The Top Of The CMW Christian Rock Chart

Talk about chart dominance!

Not only is Disciple’s song Darkness Dies atop TheBlast.FM chart this week…it is #1 nationally again this week on the Christian Music Weekly chart…AND…Behold The Beloved Come Alive (featuring Kevin Young–of Disciple) is # 2!

Christian Music Weekly (CMW) is a free online publication.  The Blast reports to the CMW Rock Chart.   You can read more and subscribe here:  http://christianmusicweekly.com/

In 10 days, Disciple does their second online concert…performing the entirety of the Horseshoes And Hand Grenades album (to commemorate its 10th anniversary).   They will also perform Darkness Dies for the first time in front of an audience.  You can purchase tickets here:  https://www.itickets.com/events/449963

 

Disciple To Perform Entire Horseshoes & Hand Grenades Album In Concert

Horseshoes & Hand Grenades was a big album for TheBlast.FM when it came out  in 2010 and for a couple years after that.  We played Battle Lines, Comedy Tragedy, and Disasterpiece, and we still play all three songs.

So this is very exciting news for us, plagiarized from Disciple’s Facebook page:

Ten years of Horseshoes & Handgrenades. Two Disciple lineups. One once-in-a-lifetime livestream event.
HORSESHOES & HANDGRENADES: ANNIVERSARY X will stream on November 21, featuring the ENTIRE Horseshoes & Handgrenades album played front to back with some help from “Disciple 2.0:” Micah Sannan, Andrew Welch, Israel Beachy, and Trent Reiff! We’ll also be playing Love Letter Kill Shot deluxe tracks “Enemy” and “Darkness Dies” for the first time. Get your ticket now: itickets.com/events/449963
Horseshoes & Handgrenades left a lasting impact on us as a band, and we have so many ways we want to celebrate all of the support you’ve shown this album over the past decade. All seven of the Horseshoes & Handgrenades b-sides will be sent to ticket holders VIP and above, there’s a special event shirt designed by our friend Jarob at

Quiet Strength Design (Blast note:  that’s Jarob from The Protest!)
We’re doing a VIP Q&A hangout with all of the current members as well as the 2.0 guys, we’re offering a very limited run of reprint H&H merch for the Anniversary X ticket package, and there might even be a way that you can be a crucial part of the evening (stay tuned for details).
Like with our other livestream concerts this year, all ticket holders will get access to a full audio and video download of the show afterwards, so you can get a ticket even if you won’t be free to watch live! There are more details on the ticket page.

Update: Blasters Say War! 2020 Dove Award Nominees For “The Rock/Contemporary” Album Of The Year

These are the four most valid choices for what should be the Dove Awards’ 2020 “Rock” Album Of The Year category:  Demon Hunter War  (definitely the more hard rockin’ of the War and Peace double album release this year); Disciple Love Letter Kill Shot; Red Declaration; and Skillet Victorious.

But this is not a Rock album of the year category…it is a “Rock/Contemporary” Album of the Year.

First of all, what the crap is “Rock/Contemporary”, anyway?  I miss the long-gone “good old days” when the Dove Awards had straight up Rock categories.

But, alas, this is the Duh-v Awards…and this is the “Rock/Contemporary” category.

Longtime Blasters know one of our old pieces of radio imaging said “Contemporary is a 12-letter word that we have no use for at TheBlast.FM”.   So there’s that…to spew forth a ridiculously dumb cliche saying.

The fifth nominee is a cool pop band called Apollo LTD with an album called Out Of Body.  They are in this category because their music is far too cool to be in an adult contemporary category.   There is no category for edgier pop that is too cool and edgy for adult contemporary radio.

The Christian music industry has all but killed the Christian CHR/Top 40 format…the format that is musically in between Rock and Adult Contemporary, because the know-it-all-powers-that-be think all of the “CHR” and AC stations “should all be punching a hole through the wall in the same spot.”  Ah: conformity.

Well, we will have none of that.  This is why we launched Christian Hot CHR station The Blast Blender in 2014.  Formatically, it lies in between Rock and where most Christian “CHR’s” and Hot AC stations are.

Incidentally, we predict that Apollo LTD will win this (mostly) Rock category.  Because that is the result that will be most maddening, and make the least amount of sense.

Snarkily yours,

Colin Cruz…Program Director of TheBlast.FM

Update:  our final Twitter poll results:

According to Blasters, Demon Hunter should win the Dove Award in the “Rock/Contemporary Album Of The Year Category”. Final results:
 
1. Demon Hunter “War” 38.1%
2. Red “Declaration” 28.6%
3. Skillet “Victorious” 23.8%
4. Disciple “Love Letter Kill Shot” 9.5%
5. Apollo LTD “Out Of Body” did not qualify for the poll as: a. they are a pop group; b. we are a rock station; and c. Twitter only allows 4 choices.