As a radio station that has been playing The Letter Black on the radio since August 2, 2007 when they were called “Breaking The Silence” with the song The Stand…TheBlast.FM is very excited about the fact that they have been in the studio for the last 3 days recording the first phase of the next album, which will be on Rockfest Records. They go back to the studio for phase 2 in August 2020!
TheBlast.FM shot a video of The Persuaded peforming Unashamed at the Kingdom Come Festival this month. Here it is: https://www.facebook.com/TheBlastFM/videos/1178241199219061/
That’s Spoken lead singer and founder Matt Baird above pouring his heart out through song at the Kingdom Come Festival near Greentown, Indiana earlier this month. We have a video of them performing their current Christian rock radio hit The Way Back Home here: https://www.facebook.com/TheBlastFM/videos/2762988670602682/
In case you haven’t noticed, there is a LOT of buzz about this band, Gold Frankincense and Myrrh. The three teenage sisters from Florida put on a blistering set of GFM tunes at Kingdom Come Festival, and it was received by a very enthusiastic mid-Saturday afternoon crowd.
We have the video of them performing the song Taking Over here:
Jason Wisdom, lead singer of Death Therapy, is on the left, and Spoken’s Matt Baird is on the right.
They did it! The Blast’s Colin Cruz had been wondering on air for this for weeks: since Spoken and Death Therapy played on the same day at Kingdom Come Festival…will Matt Baird hop on stage to do It’s OK with Death Therapy? We asked both bands online. Normally, they answer our questions. But not this one. And…surprise! It happened!
You can hear Colin Cruz say “Where’s Matt?!” early in the song and “There’s Matt!!!” later in the song when he shows up.
We have the video for the song here: https://www.facebook.com/TheBlastFM/videos/202328547886148/
Disciple put on another amazing show, as they were the headliner Saturday night at the Kingdom Come Festival near Greentown, Indiana. There was an equipment malfunction early in the show, within the first 2 or 3 songs. Undaunted, lead singer Kevin Young did his ministry talk early in the show and encouraged people to stop being “hating keyboard warriors” online. He also revealed that the whole band works out together, and that as he is filling time, he is sharing things he doesn’t normally share with the audience. He also mentioned that they haven’t played a live show in person “Since October. That was another great band,” Kevin Young said. “Yes, it was!” our own Colin Cruz blurted out loudly without hesitation (man do we miss that band…yep, we still play them). Once the gear was back in working order, Disciple blasted through songs old and new Invisible, Dear X, Dead Militia, Cuff The Criminal, Panic Room were among those…as was their recently arranged medley of old Disciple hits. Here is the video of them performing Radical (you’ll see Marco Pera of Amongst The Giants playing bass…he does that for them whenever possible): https://www.facebook.com/TheBlastFM/videos/1393926340997759/
Spoken was the Friday night headliner at this year’s Kingdom Come Festival near Greentown, Indiana last weekend. But at 10 pm Thursday night, a conundrum presented itself to lead singer/founder Matt Baird: their hired gun drummer couldn’t make it to the Friday night show!
So, Baird and guitarist JR Baries got on the horn with friends in other bands, particularly other bands that were playing at the same festival.
John Jakway, the drummer for Chaotic Resemblance, filled in admirably as the skin-banger Friday night.
His band played on Saturday at the festival.
Baird revealed during the show that their 10 year old song Dagger will be on the next Spoken album, but in a different form than the original.
Dagger has yet to land on a Spoken album. Well, finally the dagger is about to stick.
Check back daily for news and photos from Kingdom Come Fest 2020 as they will trickle in for awhile.
Random Hero’s song Tension, which enjoyed a long run in current rotation on both The Blast and The Blast Blender, enjoyed an 8-week run at number one on the Christian Music Weekly Christian Rock Radio chart (a USA radio airplay chart).
Kingdom Come Festival is STILL on for Friday and Saturday July 10th and 11th. Random Hero cannot be at the new date, but Amongst The Giants has been added to the bill in their place!
The Kingdom Come Festival happens near Kokomo,, Indiana. Blast bands include: Disciple, Spoken, The Protest, Set For The Fall, Seventh Day Slumber, Death Therapy, Gold Frankincense and Myrrh, Amongst The Giants, Zahna, Chaotic Resemblance, Danger Scene, Poetic Descent.
Each purple circle represents one listener location over the last 9 days of us testing some new listener geo-mapping software. Most of the world is completely blanketed, sans Siberia, The Outback, northern Canada, Greenland, central Asia, parts of Africa and Antarctica. This is composite picture of listening on all 4 of TheBlast.FM stations.