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Phinehas Fleshkiller New 2013 Christian Metal Song Single From Upcoming Album (Metal Song of the Day)

Phinehas Christian Metal Band PhotoPhinehas has released the first single off their upcoming album. The song is entitled “Fleshkiller”. This album will be the follow-up to the Christian metal bands last record, “TheGodMachine”.

I absolutely love it. Great song!

Phinehas is currently signed to Red Cord Records and is working on the follow-up to “TheGodMachine”.

Here is the Phinehas Crowns music video.

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Pray For Tim Lambesis, As I Lay Dying’s Band Members And Saved Victim And Families Following Christian Meal Lead Singer’s Arrest On Attempted Murder-For-Hire Charge

Me and Friends With Nick Hippa of As I Lay Dying

That’s me in the Demon Hunter shirt with Nick Hippa guitarist for As I Lay Dying.

As you may know, As I Lay Dying lead vocalist Tim Lambesis has been arrested and charged with hiring a hitman to kill his estranged wife. That hit man was an undercover police officer, who was tipped off about the potential murder plot 7 days earlier.

Tim Lambesis was arrested in a Barnes N Noble on May 7th 2013 at 2:00pm on Vista Way in Oceanside, California. He had just returned from touring all over the world including including China, South Korea, Hong Kong, The Philippines, Indonesia and Thailand. The Grammy-winning Christian metal titans were set to tour with Killswitch Engage on May 30th, and As I Lay Dying won Loudwire’s Deathmatch Hall of Fame Award recently, on April 2nd, for getting four consecutive wins when pitted against other bands including Killswitch. All seemed to be looking up… Now this.

Tim Lambesis Signing Guitar As I Lay Dying

Tim Lambesis signing my brother’s guitar as seen in the above pic. It’s also signed by Demon Hunter, Becoming the Archetype, Haste the Day, The Showdown, Living Sacrifice and Norma Jean.

Here is the official As I Lay Dying Police press release from the San Diego Sheriff’s Office:

“Murder for Hire Plot Foiled – Lead Singer for As I Lay Dying Arrested: Tim Lambesis, lead singer and co-founder for the heavy metal band “As I Lay Dying”, was arrested without incident today, May 7 2013 at 2:00pm in a retail business on Vista Way in Oceanside. Lambesis is charged with “Solicitation of Another to Commit Murder.” Information came to the San Diego County Sheriff’s Dept. on May 2nd that Lambesis was soliciting another individual to kill his estranged wife, who resides in Encinitas. The Encinitas Detectives, The San Diego Fugitive Task Force and the Sheriff’s Special Investigation Division investigators immediately initiated an investigation. The investigation culminated this afternoon, when Lambesis solicited an undercover detective to kill his wife. He was then arrested, transported to the Encinitas Station, and booked into the Vista Detention Facility.”

Tim Lambesis With Friend

Tim Lambesis with my friend from the above photo.

Here is the official statement from As I Lay Dying (excluding Tim, naturally), who have not given any more details than this short statement, via label Metal Blade Records.

As I Lay Dying Official Band Statement On Tim’s Arrest:
“To our fans,
As we post this, the legal process is taking its course and we have no more information than you do. There are many unanswered questions, and the situation will become clearer in the coming days and weeks. We’ll keep you informed as best we can. Our thoughts right now are with Tim, his family, and with everyone else affected by this terrible situation – and with our fans, whom we love and draw strength from. Thank you for understanding, and as always, for your support of As I Lay Dying.”
– Jordan Mancino, Nick Hipa, Phil Sgrosso and Josh Gilbert

Nick As I Lay Dying

Once again, this time with Nick. Whom they were squealing over.

Tim Lambesis appeared in court today, May 9th 2013 at 1:30PM for his arraignment, where he will be read his charges of: “Solicitation to Commit Murder” and “Conspiracy To Commit Crime”. Reportedly he will be facing 20 years to life if convicted. Considering that he solicited an undercover cop, it’s expected that he will be fully convicted and found guilty based on the evidence. Of course he is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law, and no specific details are known about the situation.

Tim Lambesis, 32 years of age, married his wife Meggan Murphy in 2004, and she divorced him in September of 2012. Some reports say he wanted the divorce and asked for it, not her. They have three adopted children, ages 4, 8 and 10 (two girls and a boy), from Ethiopia. Tim had said this about his kids in an interview with Loudwire earlier this year, “My kids are adopted and I’ve visited their country – they’re from Ethiopia and that was eye opening to what the world is really like, at least a third of the world. I think that just influences my entire world view even if I’m not necessarily writing a song about humanitarian work, I’m writing a song about what truly makes us happy in life and those types of think that have been influenced by my experiences.”

In the divorce papers filed, his wife describes recent alarming changes in Tim’s behavior and lack of parenting as reasons for the divorce. This included Tim Lambesis becoming “obsessed with body building”, spending “thousands of dollars on tattoos”, and often being distracted by other things when he was supposed to be looking after the kids; including often texting, talking on the phone and napping. He even fell asleep while they were at the beach on one occassion so say the papers. She also stated that his intense touring schedule meant he only spent 10 hours per week with the kids and was gone for months on tour. Although he saw the kids less after they split up and were no longer living together. The couple split amicably and agreed to private mediation to get child custody figured out. She also claimed however that he twice went to visit a girlfriend across the country.

However, as always in these cases, all of this is only one side of the story, and relationships are often complicated and full of issues, especially for someone as busy as Tim. However that is IN NO WAY any excuse for what Tim has now done. Some say he could be suffering from side-effects of steroids and too much protein intake, which can cause “rage” in certain individuals. And Tim buffed up quickly and become obsessed with protein (as he talks about in his workout videos you can see online) and working out. Could that have messed with his head? Or was a lethal cocktail of protein/steroids, touring, stress, legal battles with his ex-wife and the kids, and burnout from constant across the world touring. But who knows, this is all speculation.

I am completely broken apart by this story and my heart is truly wounded. Tim Lambesis, as others have stated, was one of the most down to earth and nicest guys you’d ever meet. And one of the most genuine personalities in metal. This news is shocking, disturbing, and sad beyond belief. Although I am not a HUGE fan of As I Lay Dying, I have been following the band since their debut album Frail Words Collapse, which I listened to online back in the day. That lead me to purchasing Shadows Are Security the day it came out, and I’ve been a fan ever since. I often listen to their songs and videos, although I did not get around to purchasing neither The Powerless Rise, Decas or Awakened (yet). For some odd reason, even though I listened to some of those albums online and several of my friends and brothers raved about The Powerless Rise when it came out. I love all the lyric videos for Awakened and all the songs I’ve heard so far. I remain a fan of the band although I don’t count them among my top favorites (which belongs to Demon Hunter, Becoming the Archetype and The Showdown. Most of my favorite bands are from Solid State, not Metal Blade or any other label and are more blatantly Christian and outspoken in their faith).

But even more than that, I respected and loved Tim Lambesis so much as the frontman and vocalist for the person he is. I saw the band in concert, and met with Tim and Nick outside the tour bus here in Phoenix, Arizona. I got my picture taken with Tim and Nick, Tim signed my brother’s bass guitar and we talked with them and they were very friendly. We were star struck. I feel like I know them after seeing so many interviews, seeing them in person, taking photos with them and watching the DVD documentary for “This Is Who We Are” with all my friends (all of the ones seen in the photos above).

Here are some of my comments in the aftermath of this HORRIBLE tragedy.

Comment #1: Oh no…. Holy crap. Pray that something is amiss here… Tim Lambesis, lead singer of As I Lay Dying, has just been charged and arrested for allegedly putting a hit out on his wife. :( Very, very tragic. Let’s hope his wife is okay, and pray for Tim. He’s gonna need it if this proves out to be true…. I hope to God this isn’t true.

Comment #2: It’s true, here is the official press release from the San Diego Sheriff’s office (website: http://www.sdsheriff.net/). Scroll down and click on “Murder for Hire Plot Foiled (Posted: 5/7/2013 5:00:49 PM)” and the PDF will download. I’ll type it out here I guess:

“Murder for Hire Plot Foiled – Lead Singer for As I Lay Dying Arrested: Tim Lambesis, lead singer and co-founder for the heavy metal band “As I Lay Dying”, was arrested without incident today, May 7 2013 at 2:00pm in a retail business on Vista Way in Oceanside. Lambesis is charged with “Solicitation of Another to Commit Murder.” Information came to the San Diego County Sheriff’s Dept. on May 2nd that Lambesis was soliciting another individual to kill his estranged wife, who resides in Encinitas. The Encinitas Detectives, The San Diego Fugitive Task Force and the Sheriff’s Special Investigation Division investigators immediately initiated an investigation. The investigation culminated this afternoon, when Lambesis solicited an undercover detective to kill his wife. He was then arrested, transported to the Encinitas Station, and booked into the Vista Detention Facility.”

:( Can’t believe it. So tragic. Pray for everyone involved.

Comment #3: Thank you guys for issuing an official statement. All I hope now is that we will actually hear from Tim himself, and get some kind of explanation. Even if it is true, I want to hear from him, so we can begin the healing process and the process of supporting him through this. In all of this we must not forget the victim as well and Tim’s family. And we must continue to pray for and support the band. I plan on writing Tim in prisonl, and I hope this is a life-changing event for the better. Even though he made the most tragic of mistakes that he can’t come back from, God can and will use this to change him for the better. Darkness took it’s hold this time and he gave into it’s power to destroy and consume. But it won’t win again after he’s done. At least that’s my prayer. All of us can give into that darkness and ruin our lives, people do it all the time. And it’s not rare for great men to fall and give into it. Now all we can do is hope, pray and support Tim and the band. I hope you guys, Nick, Jordan, Phil and Josh will continue the band and find someone to replace Tim. It’s sad, tragic, heartwrenching and will not be the same, since Tim WAS the band. But band’s often replace lead singers. Look at Killswitch Engage. You can come back from this if you desire too. However given the circumstances, I wouldn’t be surprised if any of you never want to play music again following this heartbreaking event. But you have my back and my support if you do. To Tim and the guys, Godspeed. Your true fans are behind you 100%, and Tim we forgive you. You must now pay the piper, but we’ll be rooting for your recovery. You’re in my prayers.

Here is one of the last interviews Tim Lambesis gave before his arrest from February of 2013. Ironically he talks about very dark subjects, including horror movies.

Their newest album, Awakened, was a lot darker than previous albums and a lot more personal. If you listen to it in retrospect, Tim often talks about his demons and a darkside, and some of the lyrics are really prophetic. One of the most prophetic and telling is the song “Cauterize”. It’s main chorus goes like this,

“I’m caught between the feeling. Of being pulled apart. Or stuffed into a cell.” – Wow.

At the bridge things get even deeper down the rabbit hole, when Tim says, “And now I am a patient on the table.” The song goes on to say, speaking to God, “I’ll give you the knife… Cut away as you see fit. Just promise me the patience. To wait for me to heal.” Followed by the chorus again, “I’m caught between the feeling. Of being pulled apart. Or stuffed into a cell.”

*sigh* Pray faithful soldiers. PRAY!

 
 

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The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses Season 2 Tour Announced. Atlanta, San Francisco, Montreal, LA, Austin, Philadelphia, Toronto, Seattle, Baltimore, Grand Rapids Through October 2013

Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses Skyward Sword Link Artwork

Awesome Zelda: Skyward Sword artwork!

The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses Tour 2 has been announced! This orchestral show of symphonic Zelda music will be coming to symphonies across the nation and Canada throughout 2013, from April through October! There will be a total of 10 shows! If any more are added I’ll update this page!

Here is the entire Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses Concert from West Palm Beach Florida At the Kravis Center of the Performing Arts on December 11 2012!

If you have the means, then DEFINITELY check out one of the upcoming concerts! You will NOT be disappointed! :D And if you have seen the show before, then you STILL should attend, because new music will be added to shows in returning cities! HUZZAH! Also don’t forget to look forward to the Final Fantasy: Distant Worlds Symphony Orchestra Concerts in 2013 as well! I will hopefully be able to attend BOTH in California!

The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses Symphony Orchestra 2013 Tour Dates Season 2

JUNE 2013
* Atlanta, Georgia on June 6th – @ Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre
* San Francisco, California on June 10th – @ Louise M. Davies Symphony Hall
* Los Angeles, California on June 12th – @ Greek Theatre
* Montreal, Quebec Canada on June 14th – @ Place des Arts
* Austin, Texas on June 29th – @ Long Center

JULY 2013
* Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on July 25th – @ The Mann Center For the Performing Arts
* Baltimore, Maryland on July 27th – @ Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall

SEPTEMBER 2013
* Toronto, Ontario Canada on September 7th – @ Sony Centre For the Performing Arts
* Seattle, Washington State on September 12th – @ Benaroya Hall

OCTOBER 2013
* Grand Rapids, Michigan on October 19th – @ Devos Performance Hall

Here’s the entire Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses Nintendo World New York Store Concert Event Video!

Press Release
By popular demand, The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses concert series is returning with “Season 2” to eight cities from last year’s tour and is coming soon to even more locations in North America. Based on one of the most popular and beloved video game series of all time, the tour features live orchestral performances of theme music from Nintendo’s The Legend of Zelda franchise.

Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses Orchestra Screenshot

This is what it looks like in person!

The newly announced The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses Season 2 Tour Dates include: Atlanta Georgia on June 6th @ Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre; San Francisco California on June 10th @ Louise M. Davies Symphony Hall; L.A. on June 12th @ The Greek Theatre; Montreal Quebec Canada on June 14th @ Place des Arts; Austin Texas on June 29th @ Long Center; Philadelphia Pennsylvania on July 25th @ The Mann Center For the Performing Arts; Baltimore Maryland on July 27th @ Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall; Toronto Ontario Canada on September 7th @ Sony Centre For the Performing Arts; Seattle Washington State on September 12th @ Benaroya Hall; And Grand Rapids Michigan on October 19th @ Devos Performance Hall!

In cities where the tour will be returning, audiences can expect to experience breathtaking new material exploring additional chapters from The Legend of Zelda franchise, along with traditional performances of the show’s now-classic repertoire from last season.

The name “Symphony of the Goddesses” refers not only to the concert program but also to the four-movement symphony recounting the classic storylines from The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker, The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess and The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past. The performance also will highlight orchestral renditions of music from other games in the series, including The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening, The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask and The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks.

Eímear Noone will conduct the full orchestra with arrangements by music director Chad Seiter, and the evening will be hosted by concert producer and lead creative Jeron Moore.

Guests will relish their favorite moments from the now-27-year-old series, carefully and beautifully timed with a gorgeous orchestral score approved by Nintendo sound director and Zelda franchise composer Koji Kondo. The concert is a festive experience for all walks of fans, many of whom attend “cosplaying” as their favorite characters.

“The demand for Zelda is amazing, and this special concert will deliver an unforgettable experience for fans,” notes Jason Michael Paul, CEO of Jason Michael Paul Productions, which is producing the concert tour. “These performances transcend culture and geography and unite people through a common love for this venerable and legendary series.”

Fans can view a complete tour schedule with ticketing information, and also sign up for a regularly updated digital newsletter, at Zelda Symphony.com. Club Nintendo members can enjoy an exclusive 15 percent discount to the show by logging into their accounts and looking for the discount code on the Symphony of the Goddesses banner. Consumers that are not Club Nintendo members can join for free at Club Nintendo. Exclusive concert packs also are available at select GameStop locations.

I absolutely CANNOT WAIT to attend this concert series. I previously attended the VideoGamesLive Concert Symphony Orchestra and it was INCREDIBLE. One of the best music experiences I’ve ever had. This year I hope to attend not only Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses but also the Final Fantasy: Distant Worlds concerts, both of which will be in California this summer. I live in Phoenix, Arizona, so it’s not unreasonable to drive to my neighboring state to check out the concert! I hope you can make it! Time for me to get a job NOW and start saving! :D

 

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2013 Final Fantasy: Distant Worlds Symphony Orchestra Concert Schedule April-July (Summer). Vancouver (Canada), Atlanta (USA), Vienna (Austria), Buenos Aires (Argentina), San Diego (California), Hong Kong (China)

Final Fantasy: Distant Worlds Nobuo Uematsu Arnie Roth Banner Artwork Concert Symphony OrchestraThe 2013 Final Fantasy: Distant Worlds Symphony Orchestra concert tour is headed to many countries this summer, including the United States, Canada, Europe, South America and Asia. These include stops in the USA, Canada, Austria, Argentina, and Hong Kong! Cities include: Vancouver, Atlanta, Vienna, Buenos Aires, San Diego and Hong Kong!

Final Fantasy: Distant Worlds 2013 Symphony Orchestra Concert Tour Dates

* Vancouver, British Columbia Canada on April 24th @ Orpheum Theatre
* Atlanta, Georgia on June 7th & 8th @ Atlanta Symphony Hall
* Vienna, Austria on June 14th & 15th @ Wiener Konzerthaus
* Buenos Aires, Argentina on June 20th @ Teatro Gran Rex
* San Diego, California on July 18th @ Embarcadero Marina Park South
* Hong Kong, China on July 27th & 28th @ Asia-World Expo, Chek Lap Kok Airport

Here is the entire Final Fantasy: Distant Worlds London November 5 2011 show video!

If you’ve never heard of Final Fantasy: Distant Worlds, the orchestra concert was launched in conjunction with the twentieth anniversary of Final Fantasy, this concert production features the music of one of the greatest RPG videogame franchises of all time from legendary composer Nobuo Uematsu. The concerts are performed by symphony orchestra, choir, and renowned vocal and instrumental soloists, under the direction of Grammy Award-winner and acclaimed conductor Arnie Roth. With HD video direct from the Final Fantasy game developers Square Enix projected onto giant screens throughout the concerts, a rapidly growing repertoire of classic Final Fantasy music, and an extraordinary fan base, Distant Worlds is a unique multimedia concert experience every time! Read the rest of this entry »

 

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Songs of the Day – There Is A Treason At Sea + Things Of This World (DC Talk Month Closers. Lyrics Included) From Supernatural And Nu Thang Albums

Closing out DC Talk Month are Songs of the Day “There Is A Treason At Sea” from their 1998 album Supernatural and Things of This World from their 1990 album “Nu Thang”. There Is A Treason At Sea is track #14 of 14. Meanwhile Things of This World is track #6 of 11 from their 1990 album “Nu Thang”.

“There Is A Treason At Sea” is an epic spoken-word poem that caps off the Supernatural album epicly. It is an amazing contemporary poem, an amazing metaphor of life and the reality that God is the only one whom is ultimately in control. As such, “There Is A Treason At Sea” is a perfectly fitting close out to DC Talk Month! I hope you enjoyed!

There Is A Treason At Sea DC Talk Song Lyrics

I am solo in this world of water
Only the tip of a sunrise visible
Like the morning light in a little girl’s eyes
I crave this freedom
I find it only in this little ship
Just my soul and its bread and butter
I am comfortable
But there is a reason at sea
Is it me?
It is a wonder, supernatural cover of war
The dark ones who eternal in damnation grow
Set about me now
How they whine and crow
I am solo
In this world of wet
And bitter is my temperament
I close the door to sentiment
And I relish all my youth
I realize that I am doomed
Fear of love and fear of You
But You give me the keys to Paradise
It is You who sympathize
You and Your perfection grow
I am cradled in Your ocean’s throw
I crave your freedom, in this little ship
For You alone can chart my trip
And like these waves, I lose my grip
And I sink into Your arms

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And closing out DC Talk Month for good is “Things Of This World”. This song is the only part of DC Talk Month hailing from DC Talk’s pre-Free At Last days. This song comes courtesy of the bands 2nd album from 1990 called “Nu Thang” (An album that was preceded by DC Talk’s debut self-titled album in 1989).

The reason I didn’t include much from Nu Thang or self-titled was due to the fact that I am unfamiliar with DC Talk’s material pre-Free At Last, which was the first album I got when I was a kid. For some reason or other I never sought out their previous material. I’ll have to do that now, as I just discovered this INCREDIBLE Nu Thang track called “Things Of This World”.

Just like “Treason At Sea”, Things of This World plays out like a highly intellectual poem that will get you thinking… even though it is, technically, a rap track. It sounds unlike anything else from DC Talk, and is proof once again at how great of a band they were. Enjoy! And hopefully you’ll now be familiar with one of the greatest Christian bands of all time.

Things of This World DC Talk Song Lyrics:

Seventy years is all we got
To accumulate goods that seem to mean a lot
For the first twenty years, you’re off to school
Learnin’ principles and learnin’ the tools
To make lots of money, the ultimate goal
Gain the whole world and yet lose ya soul
Huh, humanism is on a roll

Twenty gets the the knowledge, thirty years to apply
And just twenty years left for askin’ why
I didn’t realize what it was all about
And, was there any use in this rigorous rout because

Things of this world are passin’ away
Here tomorrow, but they’re sure not here to stay
Things of this world are passin’ away
So lay your treasure above
And start to live for Him today

All done for self in this world will pass
And all done for Christ in this world will last
Sounds like a simple task

But everyday life seems to get in the way
No time to serve, barely time to pray
Our focal points lost and we get tossed
In the wind, cold facin’ the cost
Of fallin’ without stallin’ or even callin’ the Lord
While you were blackballin’
He was waitin’ for you to see the light
And find for yourself, these things are trite

Things of this world are passin’ away
Here tomorrow, but they’re sure not here to stay
Things of this world are passin’ away
So lay your treasure above
And start to live for Him today

Our mind transforms a want to a need
A simple process that we call greed
Ya say ya like to have money, well I do too
The problem starts when the money has you
Workin’ overtime to keep up with the pace
A lifestyle that you want to embrace
But it’s two steps from where your needs are met
You’re keepin’ up with the Jones’, but your all in debt
Which will lead to stress, not meeting the bills
While ya sportin’ a Benz with all the thrills
The domino effect’s gotcha life in check
A temporary stitch and ya livin’ a wreck

Things of this world are passin’ away
Here tomorrow, but they’re sure not here to stay
Things of this world are passin’ away
So lay your treasure above
And start to live for Him today

Things of this world are passin’ away
Here tomorrow, but they’re sure not here to stay
Things of this world are passin’ away
So lay your treasure above
And start to live for Him today

Things of this world are passin’ away
Here tomorrow, but they’re sure not here to stay
Things of this world, the things of this world
The things, the things, the things of this world

Don’t lay up your treasures upon this Earth
They’ll soon pass away and all return to dirt
Don’t lay up your treasures upon this Earth
They’ll soon pass away and all return to dirt
Don’t lay up your treasures upon this Earth
They’ll soon pass away and all return to dirt

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For those wondering where the DC Talk guys are now, here is what they’ve been up to.

Kevin Max is now the lead singer for Christian rock band veterans Audio Adrenaline (as of 2012) and Michael Tait (the black guy) is now the lead singer for Australian Christian rock titans Newsboys (as of 2009). Finally, Tobymac founded his own record label known as “Gotee Records” and has remained an influential record producer in the Christian music scene to this day.

All three also released their own solo albums. These include: “Empty” (2001) and “Lose This Life” (2003) from Tait (he was also working on a third album called “Loveology” in 2007 but it never came out); “Stereotype Be” (2001), “Between the Fence and the Universe” (2004 EP), “The Imposter” (2005), “Holy Night” (Christmas Album 2005), “The Blood” (2007, which featured DC Talk returning as a group singing the Prince song cover “The Cross”) and “Crashing Gates” (2009 EP) from Kevin Max; Meanwhile TobyMac was also extremely busy and released “Momentum” (2001), “Welcome To Diverse City” (2004. Featured DC Talk returning to sing “Atmosphere”), “Portable Sounds” (2007), “Alive And Transported” (2008), “Tonight” (2010) and “Eye On It” (2012. Only the third Christian album ever to debut at #1 on the Billboard 200 charts and the first since 1997). So DC Talk may be only but a memory, but the guys are still alive and well!

Previous DC Talk Month Songs
* March 1st 2013 – Supernatural & Jesus Freak
* March 2nd 2013 – Dive
* March 3rd 2013 – It’s Killing Me
* March 4th 2013 – What If I Stumble
* March 5th 2013 – Into Jesus
* March 6th 2013 – Chance
* March 7th 2013 – Time Is
* March 8th 2013 – Consume Me
* March 9th 2013 – What Have We Become
* March 10th 2013 – Free At Last
* March 11th 2013 – Day By Day
* March 12th 2013 – Say the Words Now
* March 13th 2013 – Luv is A Verb
* March 14th 2013 – Red Letters + The Truth
* March 15th 2013 – Between You And Me
* March 16th 2013 – I Don’t Want It + That Kinda Girl + Since I Met You
* March 17th 2013 – Colored People
* March 18th 2013 – Jesus Is Just Alright
* March 19th 2013 – Sugarcoat It
* March 20th 2013 – Mind’s Eye
* March 21st 2013 – Wanna Be Loved
* March 22nd 2013 – I Wish We’d All Been Ready
* March 23rd 2013 – My Friend (So Long)
* March 24th 2013 – The Hardway Remix
* March 25th 2013 – In the Light
* March 26th 2013 – Lean On Me
* March 27th 2013 – Like It Love It Need It
* March 28th 2013 – Socially Acceptable
* March 29th 2013 – Godsend
* March 30th 2013 – So Help Me God
* March 31st 2013 – There Is A Treason At Sea + Things of This World

About DC Talk Month
March 2013 is dedicated to the Christian rock pioneers DC Talk, arguably my favorite Christian CCM (Contemporary Christian Music) rock band and follows January 2013 which was Demon Hunter Month and February 2013 which was Becoming the Archetype Month. March will feature songs from most of dc Talk’s discography (1992’s Free At Last, 1995’s Jesus Freak, 1998’s Supernatural and 2000’s Intermission) featured daily throughout the month, one a day. Whether you like rock/alternative/hip-hop music, believe in God or not, check these songs out as you may be pleasantly surprised and hopefully you will discover some new-to-your-ears music to enjoy. DC Talk features lots of variety in their tunes, from hard rock to hip-hop to slow ballads that will pull on your heartstrings to singable power pop, so there will most certainly be something you’ll like. Enjoy! Read the rest of this entry »

 

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Song of the Day – So Help Me God (DC Talk Month. Lyrics Included) From Supernatural Album

Today’s DC Talk Month Song of the Day is “So Help Me God” from their 1995 album Jesus Freak. This song is track #1 of 13.

So Help Me God is the first track from DC Talk’s monumental album “Jesus Freak”, and opens the album quite nicely. In my humble opinion, So Help Me God is the only song from Jesus Freak that sounds like it could’ve been from Free At Last, in that way it transitions well into the rest of the album and kind of acts like a bridge from Free At Last’s hip-hop sound to their more modern rock sound on Jesus Freak. I absolutely love the chorus for this song!

So Help Me God DC Talk Song Lyrics

Hoping, praying, I’ve been waiting
Everybody needs somebody to love
There’s no question, straight from heaven
You’re my angel, I’m so crazy for you

(chorus)
You’re a Godsend
A blessing from above
You’ve been God-sent to me
You’re the Godsend
I’ve been dreaming of
You’re a Godsend

Holding your hand, touching your face
I will love you now and always I swear
I will never forget that first moment we met
When two worlds collided and I found my best friend

(repeat chorus)

(bridge)
I was made for you, you were made for me
In this lonely world, we were meant to be in love

I will never forget that first moment we met
When two worlds, they crashed in
And I found my best friend

(repeat chorus)

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Here’s the absolutely awesome DC Talk So Help Me God Live Version from Welcome to the Freakshow. This So Help Me God music video is absolutely awesome!

Last but absolutely not least is this awesome rock cover. This So Help Me God The Showdown rock cover was released as part of the 2006 DC Talk tribute album “Freaked!”, which also featured Jesus Freak covers by bands like Family Force 5 and House of Heroes.

Previous DC Talk Month Songs
* March 1st 2013 – Supernatural & Jesus Freak
* March 2nd 2013 – Dive
* March 3rd 2013 – It’s Killing Me
* March 4th 2013 – What If I Stumble
* March 5th 2013 – Into Jesus
* March 6th 2013 – Chance
* March 7th 2013 – Time Is
* March 8th 2013 – Consume Me
* March 9th 2013 – What Have We Become
* March 10th 2013 – Free At Last
* March 11th 2013 – Day By Day
* March 12th 2013 – Say the Words Now
* March 13th 2013 – Luv is A Verb
* March 14th 2013 – Red Letters + The Truth
* March 15th 2013 – Between You And Me
* March 16th 2013 – I Don’t Want It + That Kinda Girl + Since I Met You
* March 17th 2013 – Colored People
* March 18th 2013 – Jesus Is Just Alright
* March 19th 2013 – Sugarcoat It
* March 20th 2013 – Mind’s Eye
* March 21st 2013 – Wanna Be Loved
* March 22nd 2013 – I Wish We’d All Been Ready
* March 23rd 2013 – My Friend (So Long)
* March 24th 2013 – The Hardway Remix
* March 25th 2013 – In the Light
* March 26th 2013 – Lean On Me
* March 27th 2013 – Like It Love It Need It
* March 28th 2013 – Socially Acceptable
* March 29th 2013 – Godsend
* March 30th 2013 – So Help Me God

About DC Talk Month
March 2013 is dedicated to the Christian rock pioneers DC Talk, arguably my favorite Christian CCM (Contemporary Christian Music) rock band and follows January 2013 which was Demon Hunter Month and February 2013 which was Becoming the Archetype Month. March will feature songs from most of dc Talk’s discography (1992’s Free At Last, 1995’s Jesus Freak, 1998’s Supernatural and 2000’s Intermission) featured daily throughout the month, one a day. Whether you like rock/alternative/hip-hop music, believe in God or not, check these songs out as you may be pleasantly surprised and hopefully you will discover some new-to-your-ears music to enjoy. DC Talk features lots of variety in their tunes, from hard rock to hip-hop to slow ballads that will pull on your heartstrings to singable power pop, so there will most certainly be something you’ll like. Enjoy! Read the rest of this entry »

 

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Song of the Day – Godsend (DC Talk Month. Lyrics Included) From Supernatural Album

Today’s DC Talk Month Song of the Day is “Godsend” from their 1998 album Supernatural. This song is track #7 of 14.

Godsend is one of the few real romantic songs from DC Talk, a song that is directly talking about a girl yet from a Biblical, Christian perspective. It’s a fantastic song. This song used to be my least favorite DC Talk song… I’m not sure exactly how or why I thought that, maybe cause I never was big on romantic songs… There are a lot of people who love this song and have even used it in their weddings! Enjoy! :)

Godsend DC Talk Song Lyrics

Hoping, praying, I’ve been waiting
Everybody needs somebody to love
There’s no question, straight from heaven
You’re my angel, I’m so crazy for you

(chorus)
You’re a Godsend
A blessing from above
You’ve been God-sent to me
You’re the Godsend
I’ve been dreaming of
You’re a Godsend

Holding your hand, touching your face
I will love you now and always I swear
I will never forget that first moment we met
When two worlds collided and I found my best friend

(repeat chorus)

(bridge)
I was made for you, you were made for me
In this lonely world, we were meant to be in love

I will never forget that first moment we met
When two worlds, they crashed in
And I found my best friend

(repeat chorus)

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Here’s a really cool video giving an intimate and behind-the-scenes look at Michael Tait as he sings Godsend. :)

Previous DC Talk Month Songs
* March 1st 2013 – Supernatural & Jesus Freak
* March 2nd 2013 – Dive
* March 3rd 2013 – It’s Killing Me
* March 4th 2013 – What If I Stumble
* March 5th 2013 – Into Jesus
* March 6th 2013 – Chance
* March 7th 2013 – Time Is
* March 8th 2013 – Consume Me
* March 9th 2013 – What Have We Become
* March 10th 2013 – Free At Last
* March 11th 2013 – Day By Day
* March 12th 2013 – Say the Words Now
* March 13th 2013 – Luv is A Verb
* March 14th 2013 – Red Letters + The Truth
* March 15th 2013 – Between You And Me
* March 16th 2013 – I Don’t Want It + That Kinda Girl + Since I Met You
* March 17th 2013 – Colored People
* March 18th 2013 – Jesus Is Just Alright
* March 19th 2013 – Sugarcoat It
* March 20th 2013 – Mind’s Eye
* March 21st 2013 – Wanna Be Loved
* March 22nd 2013 – I Wish We’d All Been Ready
* March 23rd 2013 – My Friend (So Long)
* March 24th 2013 – The Hardway Remix
* March 25th 2013 – In the Light
* March 26th 2013 – Lean On Me
* March 27th 2013 – Like It Love It Need It
* March 28th 2013 – Socially Acceptable
* March 29th 2013 – Godsend

About DC Talk Month
March 2013 is dedicated to the Christian rock pioneers DC Talk, arguably my favorite Christian CCM (Contemporary Christian Music) rock band and follows January 2013 which was Demon Hunter Month and February 2013 which was Becoming the Archetype Month. March will feature songs from most of dc Talk’s discography (1992’s Free At Last, 1995’s Jesus Freak, 1998’s Supernatural and 2000’s Intermission) featured daily throughout the month, one a day. Whether you like rock/alternative/hip-hop music, believe in God or not, check these songs out as you may be pleasantly surprised and hopefully you will discover some new-to-your-ears music to enjoy. DC Talk features lots of variety in their tunes, from hard rock to hip-hop to slow ballads that will pull on your heartstrings to singable power pop, so there will most certainly be something you’ll like. Enjoy! Read the rest of this entry »

 

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