It seems that Christian rock music comes in waves of every 5 to 10 years when a group of bands sweep onto the scene and dominate music. In the late 90s early 2000s it was P.O.D., Project 86, Blindside, and others. The mid 2000s saw Underoath, Haste the Day, As Cities Burn, and a slew of other hardcore bands. The late 2000s and early teens had more alternative groups such as RED, Skillet, and Flyleaf. So who is in the new class that will take Christian rock into the next few years?
Christians Disagree on Aftermath of Oregon Shooting; Gov. Ramsey Says Get Guns, Rev. Schenck Says That's 'Not The Answer' [SEE HERE]
In a Facebook post last Friday, Tenn. Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey responded to the mass shooting at Umpqua Community College in Oregon by saying that "fellow Christians" should consider getting a handgun carry permit to protect themselves. Ramsey provided a link on how to obtain a handgun permit at the end of his posting. That post was met with opposition by Rev. Rob Schenck, the president of the National Clergy Council and chairman of the Evangelical Church Alliance, who is a minister to top government officials in Washington. He says more guns is not the answer.
Chick-Fil-A NYC Draws 1000's; Christian Company has Lines Wrapped Around the Block During Grand Opening Week [PHOTOS]
How busy can a fast food restaurant get during lunchtime in NYC? BREATHEcast decided to take a stroll over to the brand new Chick-Fil-A on 37th st and 6th ave in New York City to find out.
Soulful, spiritual and amazing are just a few of the adjectives fans of social media singing sensation Bri use to describe the Louisiana native's riveting YouTube and Instagram performances. This past Monday, before an invitation-only audience of friends, family and music industry tastemakers, she recorded her first album - a powerful live session - at the legendary Doppler Studios in Atlanta, Georgia.
'Wake the Bride' Says We Are Closer to Christ's Return; Book Walks Reader Through Revelation, The Rapture & Romance [SEE HERE]
The prophecies in Revelation, though earthshaking and apocalyptic, also give great comfort and peace in uncertain times. Knowing that God Himself is orchestrating history brings calm in the midst of a gathering global storm.
Francesca Battistelli's 'Christmas Tour' Kicks Off for Third Straight Year in December with Shaun Groves & Tim Timmons
Christian artist Francesca Battistelli just announced the dates for her upcoming annual Christmas tour.
Christian emcee Derek Minor just released his new single "No Quit" last week, and the rapper is urging people not to give up.
Aaron Gillespie's Acoustic Fall/Winter Tour will Include Songs From Underoath & The Almost and Feature Special Guests
Christian artist Aaron Gillespie just announced a solo headlining fall into winter tour where he'll be pleasing fans by playing songs from both Underoath and The Almost.
Christian Stars React to Umpqua Oregon Shooting: 'There Were Brave Ones ... They Loved Christ More Than Life' [SEE POST]
Thousands across America are mourning the loss of the victims in the horrific Umpqua Community College shooting in Oregon. It has now been widely reported that the shooter asked the victims if they were Christian and anyone who said yes was shot dead. Christian stars took to social media to express their thoughts on the tragedy. See below:
Natalie Grant's 'Be One' Releases in November; New Album Features Her Daughters & a More 'Personal Perspective'
Popular Christian singer Natalie Grant announced her new record Be One will be arriving on November 13, and the title track is last week's highest debuting digital single on the Billboard Christian Digital Chart and most added single on Christian Radio.
Canon Releases 'Grateful' Music Video Documents His Near Death & Shows Clips of Tough Recovery [WATCH HERE]
Christian rapper Canon has been on an incredible journey of recovery after a near fatal fall almost took his life, and now he has just released a music video for "Grateful" that documents the whole thing.
In partnership with Feed My Starving Children (FMSC) K-LOVE will send 40 nutritious MannaPack™ rice meals for every EZ $40 gift given during K-LOVE’s Fall pledge drive from October 6-16, 2015. More than 700,000 meals will be provided through this effort.
Worship leader Ricardo Sanchez released his new album Grand Symphony today marking his debut on Difference Media.
Actor & Evangelist Kirk Cameron Embarks on Family Action Book; 'Kill the Dragon, Get The Girl' Releases Full Theatrical Trailer [VIDEO]
In partnership with Canon Press, actor Kirk Cameron presents a new book titled 'Kill the Dragon, Get the Girl'.
TobyMac Honored as One of Nashville Lifestyle Magazine's 25 Most Beautiful People; 'This is Not a Test' Tour Begins Tonight
Legendary Christian artist TobyMac was honored as one of the Nashville Lifestyles 25 Most Beautiful People of 2015.
New Episode of 'Last Hope With Troy Dunn' Helps Bring Redemption to Family Torn Apart by Their Dad's Wild Past [EXCLUSIVE CLIP]
Check out this BREATHEcast sneak peek into episode #104 of the UP Original Series 'Last Hope With Troy Dunn' titled "The Third Side."
Blessed Assurance Fanny Crosby Hymns Album Features Darlene Zschech, Michael W. Smith, Matt Redman, & More
The incomparable Fanny Crosby's gift to the Church shines anew in Blessed Assurance: The New Hymns Of Fanny Crosby releasing globally Oct. 9 from Integrity Music.
Award-winning vocalist Michael O'Brien is paying homage to classic hymns with his eighth studio recording, Psalms, Hymns & Spiritual Songs.
Contemporary Christian crooner/pianist Caleb Collins is releasing a holiday album simply entitled "Christmas" (Caleb Collins Music) on October 2nd.
BREATHEcast was given the wonderful opportunity to premiere the lyric video for singer/songwriter and worship leader John Tibbs' "Dead Man Walking" off his EP of the same name.
Capital Kings Release Upbeat Sophomore Album 'II' Oct 2; Duo Host Live Album Streaming Event Tonight [SEE HERE]
Gotee Records' Capital Kings will release their anticipated sophomore full-length album, II, tomorrow at all digital outlets. The digital release of II will feature two bonus tracks plus the original version of the No. 1 single "Fireblazin." Click here to purchase the album at iTunes or Amazon.
Hootie & the Blowfish Drummer Jim Sonefeld Overcomes Past Demons and Substance Abuse with 'Love' [INTERVIEW]
Jim Sonefeld is most known for his work as the drummer of Hootie & the Blowfish. However, what some music fans don't know is that he is also quite an accomplished solo artist who recently released a Christian project called Love. Sonefeld took some time out to answer questions for BREATHEcast, and shared some intimate details about letting go of his demons and living his faith 24/7.
Bear Hug Band Set to Release Inspirational Children's Album 'Who's Got Their Armor On?' Oct 2 [VIDEO]
The goofy quintet of musicians and singers known as Bear Hug Band is releasing a new album for children on October 2nd titled Who’s Got Their Armor On? This is the third release from the band but first release partnered with Super Big Robot, a Christian music label for younger audiences and their families.
'Happy Days' Star Scott Baio & Family Keep Their Faith in God as Wife Suffers Health Problems [VIDEO]
'Happy Days' star Scott Baio took to social media this summer to ask for prayers after they found out that his wife was in a life threatening health battle. In a recent interview the couple spoke out about their faith and how they found strength in God.
NF Announces 'The Drop Tour' with Capital Kings and DJ Promote; Emcee Keeps Making Waves in the Mainstream
Christian emcee NF just announced the The Drop Tour which beings in October and runs through November as it ranges from the West to East coast with Capital Kings and DJ Promote.
Blindside Guitarist Talks 'Silence' Reunion in NYC, Touring with P.O.D., & 'Pitiful' Breaking Ground for Christian Music [INTERVIEW]
Christian alternative/hardcore band Blindside is coming back to the U.S. for the first time in four years to play one show in NYC, and BREATHEcast had the opportunity to speak to guitarist Simon Grenehed.
Justin Bieber Unashamedly Talks Relationship With Jesus Christ & Preaches on Mainstream Outlet [SEE HERE]
Both the mainstream and Christian world is raving about Bieber's recent comments on Christianity during his latest interview with Complex and whether you agree with him or not you have to give him credit for speaking so openly about his faith.
Kari Jobe 'Majestic (Revisited)' Contest Looks to Give Fans Super Package of Special Items [DETAILS HERE]
Worship artist Kari Jobe just released her Majestic Revisited album last week, and along with rave reviews fans are clamoring for more. Jobe is delivering, and offering a huge giveaway for the fans that includes a candle, mugs, a book, jewelry, and more.
Christian band the Newsboys will be releasing three different versions of their new 'God's Not Dead 2' single "Guilty" and so far there are two out.
Christian emcee Andy Mineo's new album Uncomfortable debuted as the No. 1 independent record in the country.
Actress Judi Evans Talks Going from 'Days of Our Lives' Star to Funeral Worker; 'I am Making a Difference' [INTERVIEW]
BREATHEcast caught up with 'Day of Our Lives' actress Judi Evans to talk about her faith, interesting career change and her attraction to the Catholic Church.
Award winning artist Jason Crabb celebrated the release of his new studio album Whatever The Road on his new label home Reunion Records by debuting at No. 4 on the Billboard Top Christian and Gospel Albums chart and at No. 1 on Soundscan's Adult Contemporary Albums chart.
'Just Let Go' Movie Tells Powerful Story of Man's Journey to Forgive After Drunk Driver Kills His Wife & Kids [INTERVIEW]
'Just Let Go' the film, hit select U.S. movie theaters on Monday with a powerful message of forgiveness. BREATHEcast caught up with Chris Williams to discuss the inspiring true story of how he forgave the young man who killed his wife and kids in a drunken car crash.
Rend Collective Announce 'Campfire Christmas Volume 1', Tour with Chris Tomlin, and 'FOX & Friends' Appearance
Worship band Rend Collective will be bringing Christmas spirit to fans everywhere on October 23 with the release of Campfire Christmas: Volume 1, and also making an appearance on "FOX & Friends" on October 4.
On Saturday October 24th, Switchfoot frontman Jon Foreman will play a series of 25 pop-up shows - all within a 24-hour period.
Big Idea Entertainment, a division of DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc., and Capitol Christian Distribution, the market leader in Christian and Gospel music distribution, have announced a new, long term agreement.
Hillsong Worship's 'Open Heaven/River Wild' Album will be First Live Project Recorded at Annual Conference
Hillsong Church just announced a new live worship project, Open Heaven / River Wild, which is set to release on October 16.
Dove Awards 2015 Performers and Presenters: Crowder, Big Daddy Weave, NF, & More Added to Performance List
The 46th Annual GMA Dove Awards just got more exciting as more artists were added to the performance list: Crowder, Big Daddy Weave, NF, I Am They, and Karen Peck.
Sherwood Returns for 4th Studio Album; Band Uses IndieGogo & Bad Christian Music Partnership to Launch New Record
Spending the last six years on hiatus, the band Sherwood just announced their return with the hopes to release a crowd-funded fourth album. And so far, their $20,000 is over half way reached in just a day.
Christian rock band Decyfer Down is in the process of making their new EP and they took to creating an IndieGoGo campaign to crowdfund the money for the album.
Sandi Patty and World Vision are partnering for the tour of a lifetime in celebration of her long career in Christian music.
Grammy Award Winning Legend Sandi Patty Announces 'Forever Grateful: The Farewell Tour' & New Album [VIDEO]
Together with World Vision, the most awarded female vocalist in contemporary Christian music presents the tour of a lifetime, in celebration of hers.
Kutless Announce New Album 'Surrender' Coming in November; Band Release Single 'Bring It On' & Begin Tour [DATES]
Longtime Christian rock band Kutless has been in the studio creating their new album,Surrender, which is scheduled for a November 13 release.
TheOverflow, the first and only unlimited, on-demand Christian and Gospel music streaming service, recently announced TheOverflow Fans Favorite Artist Award, a special accolade that will be presented at the 46th Annual GMA Dove Awards to the artist with the most “favorites” within TheOverflow app. In addition, TheOverflow will serve as the official music streaming service for this year’s Dove Awards.
Christian hardcore band Silent Planet will be hosting an AMA Reddit today at 6 p.m. EST as they prepare for their national tour.