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New Music Friday — Dec. 13, 2019

BLOODGOOD | Trenches of Rock: The Documentary Film Soundtrack

Soundtrack/Rock; Meis Music Group — STREAM / BUY album

Executive Produced by Oscar and GRAMMY-winner James Moll (Foo Fighters: Back and Forth) and the recipient of 12 film festival awards, Trenches of Rock depicts the career of 1980s heavy metal band Bloodgood, who was targeted not only by a mainstream music industry that found their blatant use of faith-based lyrics an unfitting marriage with heavy metal, but also by Christians who believed their music was the work of the devil. Bloodgood became a trailblazer of Christian Metal, touring the world and facing adversity head-on while confronted by death threats, picketers and protests against these “metal missionaries.” Trenches of Rock had its world premiere at the Atlanta Film Festival, and has garnered the attention of festivals worldwide, receiving numerous accolades including multiple “Best Feature Documentary” and “Best Director” awards. Trenches of Rock marks the directorial debut of filmmaker Paul Michael Bloodgood.

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JAMIE GRACE | “The Story (Noel)”

Christmas/Holiday, Christian; Jamie Grace — STREAM / BUY single

Jamie Grace is a Dove Award-winning, K-LOVE Fan Awards-winning, and 2x GRAMMY/Billboard-nominated singer, songwriter and actress based in Los Angeles, California. At just 19, she earned her first GRAMMY and Billboard Award nominations, while taking home New Artist of the Year at the annual Dove Awards in Nashville. To date she has four #1 radio singles in addition to her latest album titled ’91 reaching a Billboard #1.

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JON STICKLEY TRIO | “Bluegrass in the Backwoods”

Bluegrass; Organic Records — STREAM / BUY single

Guitar Player Magazine says, “The Jon Stickley Trio churns out a mixture of bluegrass, Chuck Berry, metal, prog, grunge, and assorted other genres—all thoroughly integrated into a personal style.” The Trio has zig-zagged the nation as of late, playing over 120 dates in just 2017 alone. Recently signing to Organic Records, The Jon Stickley Trio is releasing their third single in anticipation of an LP in 2020. Stickley claims, “[We] feel fresher and hotter than ever, we’ve hit our stride in terms of creating tunes that are uniquely us and that’s a really exciting place to be musically. Not to mention we are so stoked to get back to many of our favorite festivals and clubs, and even more excited to play some the ones we’ve always dreamed of.”

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SOJOURN | “Late Night”

Hip hop/Rap, Instrumental; Illect Recordings — STREAM / BUY single

Former member of Tunnel Rats and Future Shock, San Diego rapper and producer Sojourn signed with Minnesota-based hip hop label Illect Recordings in early 2015. Sojourn has been described in the media as a “brilliant writer” including “a knack for smooth production.”


SAM HART & CHRISTIN HART | “Never Alone”

Christian; Aromaphone Recording Co. — STREAM / BUY single

Husband-wife duo featuring two extremely talented individuals in their own right. Sam Hart is a sought-after Southern California songwriter and producer, who has also enjoyed making and releasing music for his solo work. Sam’s wife Christin is a powerhouse vocalist, and the two began embarking on this joint-venture in 2019.

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GRAVE ROBBER | Scary Christmas to You

Christmas/Holiday, Rock; Rottweiler Records — STREAM / BUY album

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