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2013 Dove Award Winners - Rock Edition

Here are the winners of the 45th annual dove awards in the rock categories or with winners that are ChristianRock.Net artists:

Artist of the year - TobyMac

Rock song of the year - "Sick of It" by Skillet

Rock contemporary song of the year - "Keep Your Eyes Open" by Needtobreathe

Rock album of the year - "Release the Panic" by Red

Rock contemporary album of the year - "A Messenger" by Colton Dixon

Pop contemporary album of the year - "Eye On It" - TobyMac

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WE AS HUMAN to Thrill Audiences on Tours with Filter, RED and Family Force 5

Rock newcomer WE AS HUMAN has enjoyed a thrilling ride so far in 2013 following the release of their debut, self-titled album WE AS HUMAN in June of this year. The album was greeted with nearly unanimous praise, calling the band "perfect" and "the epitome of what rock music is missing these days." The album shot to the Top 10 on the iTunes® Rock Chart and peaked at No. 31 on the iTunes® Overall Chart.
Their lead rock single "Strike Back" enjoyed a steady climb to the Top 5 on ... More Details

Love & Death To Re-issue Debut Album Between Here and Lost

September 12th, 2013 - Love & Death, the band led by former Korn guitarist Brian "Head" Welch, will re-issue its debut album “Between Here & Lost” as an expanded edition September 17th via Tooth & Nail Records. Recorded in Nashville with producer Jasen Rauch (RED, Breaking Benjamin) and mixed by Paul Pavao & Ben Grosse (Marilyn Manson, Slipknot), and Jim Monti (Korn), the “Expanded Edition” will feature 3 new tracks in addition to the 11 songs on the original release.

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Inaugural Stryper Fan Weekend to be Held October 11–13 in Nashville

Legendary rock band Stryper is proud to announce that the first annual Stryper Fan Weekend will be held in Nashville, Tennessee from October 11-13, 2013. The multi-platinum band will host the three-day fan event, which will be packed with exciting events and exclusive access to the band.

Stryper Fan Weekend will include a Stryper concert, an exclusive first listen to the upcoming album, a sneak peek at the band's upcoming music video, Q&A sessions with the band, access to a national ... More Details

44th Annual GMA Dove Awards Nominations Announced

The Gospel Music Association (GMA) announced today, from Allen Arena on the campus of Lipscomb University, the nominees in 42 categories for the 44th Annual GMA Dove Awards.  The awards show will take place on Tuesday, October 15, 2013 at Allen Arena on the campus of Lipscomb University in Nashville, TN at 7:30pm CT.  The show will be broadcast on Monday, October 21st at 8:00ET exclusively on the UP! Television Network. Voting for the final winners will run from September 3rd ... More Details

Skillet Rocks Russia's Black Sea Kubana Festival

Following several sell out shows in Russia in 2011, Skillet returned to country's Black Sea this week to play before over 35,000 fans at the Kubana Festival with System of a Down.   While on the other side of the planet, the Grammy® nominated and platinum selling rockers garnered their second No. 1 hit from their critically acclaimed project RISE as "American Noise" hit the top spot on the Christian Hot AC Chart.    "American Noise" follows their Top 10 Mainstream ... More Details

Skillet Holds on to No. 1 Billboard Hard Rock & Christian Sales This Week

Yahoo! premieres "American Noise" video
One week since their critically acclaimed project RISE entered Billboard's Top Rock, Hard Rock and Top Christian Charts at No. 1, as well as No. 4 on the Top 200, GRAMMY® nominees and platinum rockers Skillet have held on to the No. 1 slot on the Billboard Top Hard Rock and Top Christian Albums Charts. Solid sales in week two also gave the band a firm spot at No. 2 on the Billboard Top Rock Chart and No. 11 on the Top 200.  ... More Details

Critics Agree: Skillet's RISE 'Pushes its Musical Limits'

Platinum selling and GRAMMY®-nominated band's first album in nearly four years hits today to a flood of praise
RISE already Top 5 on iTunes® Overall Chart
Everyone agrees – RISE was worth the wait. Nearly four years since their last album, two-time GRAMMY®-nominated and platinum selling rock band Skillet aren't showing signs of slowing down. The new release, out today, comes as the highly anticipated follow-up to Skillet's mega-selling project AWAKE. The praises for ... More Details

Skillet Announce June 25 Release For New Album

Two-time GRAMMY®-nominated rock band SKILLET have announced a June 25 release for their highly anticipated new album RISE
(Atlantic/Word). The album's lead singles "Sick Of It" (Mainstream Active Rock/Christian rock) and "American Noise" (Christian CHR) will go to radio on April 8 and 9, while "Sick of It" and "American Noise" will be available at iTunes® on April 9 and 16 respectively.
RISE follows the band's 2009 blockbuster, Awake, which was recently certified platinum ... More Details

BEC Recordings Announces The Re-Signing of Kutless

Since signing to BEC Recordings in 2001, Kutless has been transformed from a new rock band to a staple artist in the industry that has multi-format, top-charting hits and has sold millions of records. BEC Recordings is proud to announce that Kutless has re-signed and will continue their ministry along with the Seattle-based label.
"Kutless is a perfect example of the type of artists we want to continue to work with at BEC Recordings: ministry-minded, quality music and a strong ... More Details

Iconic Christian Rockers Stryper Sign To Frontiers Records

Frontiers Records is proud to announce the signing of iconic Christian rockers Stryper to a multi-album deal. The first release, SECOND COMING, will be released in North America on March 26th. Produced by Stryper frontman Michael Sweet, the new 16-track album includes new recordings of 14 songs from the band's early years as well as 2 brand new songs.

Sweet commented, "We're really excited about this record. The re-recorded songs are sounding awesome...better than the originals in ... More Details

Red Expands Signature Sound On Release The Panic

Whatever you thought you knew about Essential Records rock band Red, think again.  In fact, that's exactly what the four-man alternative rock band wants you to do with every track on its fourth project Release The Panic...think again.
Think past your first blush take on Red's lyrical ideas, think beyond the signature aggressive
paint-peeling riffs and new-found evocative grooves, and think through the universality of struggle, pain and ultimately hope living in these new ... More Details

Kutless Announces Partnership with Samaritan's Purse

BEC Recordings' Kutless announces the Kutless Military Mission Project.  This is a partnership with Operation Heal Our Patriots, a project of Samaritan's Purse, that ministers to service members of all U.S. military branches. After touring around the world, Kutless has had the privilege of meeting many men and women serving in the nation's armed services. Recognizing the sacrifice that those individuals have made, Kutless wants to give back to the troops.
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Jason Truby Releases Our Time Here

World-renown guitar aficionado, JASON TRUBY (P.O.D., Living Sacrifice), has released his fifth solo album, a collection of songs about faith, family, hope, struggles, and life 20 years in the making. Out today, Our Time Here goes back to Truby's singer-songwriter roots and features a special appearance from long-time friend, Phil Keaggy. The album is available for digital download through iTunes and physical copies can be purchased from CD Baby. Visit for links.

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Disciple Makes Noise with O God Save Us All November 13

Following their successful 2010 release, Horseshoes & Handgrenades, FairTrade Services band, Disciple is ready to make some noise once again with the November 13 release of O God Save Us All. The group's latest project is a tight, vibrant collection of hard-hitting rock songs with a redemptive heart and includes their current hit single "Draw The Line" which has already hit the Top 5 on the Billboard Christian Rock chart and Top 15 at CHR. To kick-off the release of O God Save Us All, ... More Details

Kutless Set To Kick Off The Believer Tour Sept. 12th

 Top-selling modern rock/worship band Kutless will headline The Believer Tour this fall, featuring Grammy-nominated rockers Fireflight, Minneapolis-based rock band Hyland, southern-rock newcomers Rhett Walker Band, and artist/speaker Eric Samuel Timm. The Believer Tour kicks off Sept. 12, and will travel to 23 cities across the U.S. through the end of October.

The Believer Tour takes its name from Kutless' newest studio album, Believer, which debuted at No. 1 on the iTunes ... More Details

Project 86 Debut 'Off The Grid' From Forthcoming Album

With less than a month to go before the release of Wait for the Siren, seminal rock band Project 86 has premiered a new track, "Off The Grid," today, exclusively on 

Stream "Off The Grid" now, exclusively at

Wait for the Siren is scheduled release on August 21 and is ... More Details

P.O.D. Releases New Studio Album, Murdered Love

New P.O.D. Song "Beautiful" (From Murdered Love)
To Be Featured Tonight (7/10) On Comedy Central's Workaholics
Airing At 10:30 PM ET/9:30 PM CT
"Still building big-chorus riff bombs designed to set off the youth of the nation…Murdered Love is best when all the anthemic stuff comes equipped with the sort of infectious grooves that the band's SoCal stomping ground is known for."- Revolver Magazine

"SoCal rap-metal band brings back the boom after a four-year absence, ... More Details

Project 86 To Release Epic New Album On August 21

Orange County rock band Project 86 has announced plans to release their long awaited, new album, Wait For the Siren, on August 21.  After a catalogue of successful releases on both major and independent labels, P86 decided to go an entirely new route with this new release: partnering directly with their fans.  After a successful Kickstarter campaign which raised tens of thousand dollars, they have emerged with a reinvented sound which demonstrates why they are one of the most ... More Details

Underoath Awarded RIAA Gold Record

Tooth & Nail / Solid State Records' announces the RIAA Gold Certification of They're Only Chasing Safety from the globally successful and acclaimed heavy rock group UNDEROATH. With career album sales over 1.4 million, this achievement follows another Gold-selling album, Define the Great Line, for the band. Over the years, UNDEROATH has evolved and thrived into one of heavy music's biggest successes and has headlined sold-out shows on six continents.
"We are thrilled to be able to ... More Details
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