Natasha Owens' 'No One But You' Speaks Encouragement to the Downtrodden Believer in Need of 'One Name' [REVIEW]
Powerful singer Natasha Owens is gearing up to release her next EP, No One But You on August 28. Produced and co-written by Ed Cash, the album dives into Owens' search for Jesus through the storms.
JJ Heller's signature dreamy, poetically suggestive style investigates the stuff of life with a bouncy optimism and inviting melodies on her latest offering, 'Sound of a Living Heart.' Gentle vibes, simple truths, and a hint of bluegrass on these songs make for easy listening that's ideal for a summer day's drive.
Josh Wilson's 'That Was Then, This Is Now' is Musically Beautiful, Vocally Impressive, and Consistently Positive [REVIEW]
Josh Wilson is gearing up to release his latest album That Was Then, This is Now next Friday July 31, and BREATHEcast had the opportunity to hear this incredible musician's record early.
Christian music tends to follow the trends of mainstream music to try and follow what's happening and what's hot for listeners. During the pop explosion in the late 90s/early 2000s of boy-bands, girl groups, and mixed groups, Christian music provided that answer the following acts.
Family Force 5's 'III' Continues to Make Time Stand Still with Excellent Catchy Dance Beats & Feel Good Vibes – Throwback Thursday [REVIEW]
Christian pop/rock/rap/dance and little bit of everything else band Family Force 5 released the album III in 2011, and today BREATHEcast is looking back for this Throwback Thursday at what made this album so great.
'Amazing Grace' On Broadway – the Visually Stunning, Inspirational & Racial Reconciling Story of John Newton's Life [REVIEW]
'Amazing Grace' on Broadway is an unforgettable experience that will wow the critics, captivate the crowd, and inspire people to pursue love and freedom despite racial tensions in the country. [WARNING SPOILERS BELOW]
Justifide's 'The Vault Sessions' Returns Band to Their Mid-2000s Glory with a Modern Take on Old Sounds [REVIEW]
In a perfect blast from the past, Justifide released their long awaited The Vault Sessions after a vigorous campaign that saw interest in the band's return.
Kristene DiMarco's new worship album, recorded live in Redding, CA, feels itself like a standing stone -- a testamant to a God whose love and grace are unshakable. Appropriately, it is called 'Mighty.'
Same Sex Marriage Legalized: Ray Comfort Takes on Faith & Homosexuality in New Film ’Audacity' [MOVIE REVIEW]
What would happen in this day and age if a Christian had the audacity to warn a homosexual about their lifestyle just as they would to an adulterer or a fornicator? Popular evangelist Ray Comfort has taken on the delicate subject in a new film titled 'Audacity.' Read BREATHEcast's review below: (CAUTION THERE ARE SOME SPOILERS)
Experimental rock band The Ongoing Concept are taking music to new and creative places just by simply changing their approach, and literally starting from scratch. Their latest album, Handmade, was released on June 16 and is quickly gaining the attention of music fans and media outlets alike.
Summertime and the living's... well, if not exactly easy, hopefully just a little more relaxed than usual. With the longer days and warmer weather upon us, it's the perfect time to get caught up on titles for and about Christian life and Christian music. Check out these fan favorites by Plumb, the Benham Brothers, Tina Campbell and Lysa TerKeurst for stories of hope, courage, determination and freedom found in Christ. Whether you're hitting the beach or just on your way to work on a sunny day, make sure to take one of these titles along!
When choosing someone to spend life with, it's essential to find a person that shares your own hopes, dreams, and aspirations for the future. But what if you don't know what you want your life to look like? This is the question "Love Finds You in Charm," a new movie on UPtv, seeks to answer.
Addison Road Singer Jenny Simmons Takes Readers on the Scenic Route with 'The Road to Becoming' [BOOK REVIEW]
In 2010, it seemed like Jenny Simmon's career was going from strength to strength. Her band, Addison Road, had just released their second album, Stories, and it was a smash hit on Christian radio. But behind the scenes, Addison Road was in dire straits financially after suffering a calamitous string of material losses. At the end of the Stories tour, Jenny Simmons found herself at the end of the road when the group was forced to disband. In a new memoir, 'The Road to Becoming', Simmons details the circumstances that led to the dissolution of the beloved band, as well as the unexpected route her life has taken since.
K-LOVE Fan Awards 2015 Red Carpet: Blanca Shares Insecurities About Recording New Album [VIDEO INTERVIEW]
BREATHEcast caught up with singer Blanca at the K-LOVE Fan Awards 2015 to talk about her new album, insecurities in recording, and to gush about her husband and family.
Dan Bremnes' 'Where the Light Is' Shows the Beginnings of the Next Great Singer/Songwriter in CCM [REVIEW]
Newcomer Dan Bremnes released his first full-length album Where the Light is today, and BREATHEcast is taking a quick look at one of the rising stars in CCM.
Suspenseful swashbuckling, mad scientists, a conspiracy plot, beautiful CGI animation and a star-crossed romance are not exactly the elements that viewers have come to expect in Christian films. The new historical thriller 'Beyond the Mask' breaks all these rules and then some, and the result is an action-packed and truly enjoyable family movie.
Christian Author Rachel Held Evans Introduces Singing Sister Amanda Opelt's 'Seven Songs' and The Blessed Lack of Assurance
Rachel Held Evans, the blogger that gave us A Year of Biblical Womanhood a few years back, devotes quite a bit of time in her new bestselling book, Searching for Sunday, to talking about how much she admires her younger sister, Amanda Opelt (nee Held). Although Evans is the older sibling, she readily admits her tendencies to be jealous of Amanda's precocious piety and natural beauty, among other things. In a blog post on Tuesday, Rachel Held Evans introduced her sister to her audience in a more personal way than ever before, with a post written by the musician and a link to Opelt's new album, 'Seven Songs'.
"Haste the Day, Haste the Day, Haste the Day" chanted the crowd on May 22nd at Irving Plaza in NYC – the band was back, and they were ready to rip the stage.
Hillsong United is set to release their highly anticipated album EMPIRES (Hillsong Music/Capitol CMG) on Tuesday, May 26 and BREATHEcast reviewed the album in its entirety. See what we had to say below:
Haste the Day's 'Coward' Just Might be Band's Best Yet; Collaborative Effort Picks Up Where They Left Off [REVIEW]
Haste the Day are releasing their first album in five years, Coward, on May 19. The record is unique in that it will bring back every member from its decade long run of one of Christian music's top heavy bands.
Wolves At The Gate's Stephen Cobucci Talks 'Reprise EP', Upcoming Album, & Stripped Down Music Giving New Life to Old Songs [INTERVIEW]
BREATHEcast had the chance to interview singer and guitarist Stephen Cobucci of metalcore band Wolves At The Gate. We discussed their new acoustic Reprise EP (released yesterday), music's power, and the direction of their music.
Wolves at the Gate's 'Reprise EP' Reimagines Old Tracks; Stripped Down Alternates Bring New Life to Classic Songs [REVIEW]
Christian metalcore band Wolves at the Gate is releasing their Reprise EP on May 12, and the songs are reworked acoustic renditions of fan favorites along with a new track. BREATHEcast received an early copy of the EP for review.
Emery's 'You Were Never Alone' Welcomes Back Signature Duel Vocals, Menacing Screams, & Inventive Instrumentals [ALBUM REVIEW]
Rock band Emery is gearing up to release their new album You Were Never Alone on May 19, and BREATHEcast had the opportunity to listen to the record before the drop date.
MxPx's 'Life in General' Still a Punk Rock Classic Nearly 20 Years Later [Throw Back Thursday Album Review]
There are very few bands around today that have been as productive and relevant over the last 20 years as the band MxPx. Ever since their first release Pokinatcha in 1994, this band has wowed music fans with their almost yearly musical output and continuous energetic punk. With that being, never mind that intro, because this article is about their landmark BEST ALBUM, Life in General.
A retro-gospel feel, acoustic instrumentals, and soulful vocals make Unspoken's "Unplugged" an authentic worship experience.
'Stuff Christians Like' Blogger Jon Acuff's 'Do Over' Features More Career Wisdom, Same Familiar Wit [BOOK REVIEW]
It’s not often that a writer will publish a book that’s a fresh take on their own material. NYT-bestselling author Jon Acuff revisits his favorite theme of finding one’s path to their dream career – this time with rock-solid advice, a doable, down-to-earth approach, and more than a few laugh-out-loud moments.
Matthew West's 'Live Forever' Inspires Faith, Hope, and Love; Songs Serve as a Reminder of God's Grace [ALBUM REVIEW]
Matthew West is gearing up to release his new album Live Forever on April 28, and BREATHEcast was able to get a sneak peek at his next compilation of inspiring stories.
Lecrae and Andy Mineo Bring the Anomaly Tour Party to NYC; Reach Records Emcees Elevate God in the City [REVIEW]
Christian emcees Lecrae and Andy Mineo kicked off the second leg of the Anomaly Tour in New York City's Best Buy Theater last night, and to describe it in one word, "Party."
Audio Adrenaline's 'Sound of the Saints' Brings New Twist to Band's Music While Keeping Same Message [ALBUM REVIEW]
The third installment of famed Christian rock band Audio Adrenaline will be releasing their new album, Sound of the Saints, on May 5, and BREATHEcast had a chance to review the album.
Abandon Kansas' Bad Christian Debut Album 'alligator' Showcases a Band Comfortable in Their own Musical Skin [REVIEW]
Abandon Kansas has had their fair share of ups and downs since their inception 10 years ago, and now with the upcoming release of their album alligator, it seems they have finally found a home.
Worship Leader Christy Nockels' Album 'Let It Be Jesus' is a Wonderful Reminder to Surrender All to Christ [REVIEW]
Worship artist Christy Nockels is releasing her first live worship album, Let It Be Jesus, on April 28, and BREATHEcast was given the chance to preview the album before it launches.
'A.D. The Bible Continues' Focuses on Aftermath of Crucifixion & Sets Stage for Early Church [Episode 1 Review]
BREATHEcast was afforded the opportunity to see the first episode of NBC's 'A.D. The Bible Continues', which will debut on Easter Sunday April 5 at 9:00 pm.
12 Stones 1st Release Features Nu-Metal Jam 'Broken'; Evanescence 'Bring Me to Life' Duet Becomes a Classic [Throwback Thursday]
Rock band 12 Stones made a huge splash in Christian music with their self-titled debut in 2002 for Wind Up Records.
'Heaven, How I Got Here' Offers Powerful Easter Narrative of Thief on the Cross' Final Decision to Follow Jesus [REVIEW]
'Heaven, How I Got Here' is a short book that enters into a "What if" tale of the thief on the cross that made the last minute decision to follow Christ. BREATHEcast received a copy of the book earlier this month, and with Easter just days, this is a perfect time to uncover the content of this story.
'Killing Jesus' Film Feedback: National Geographic Praised for Originality But Criticized for 'Butchering the Scriptures' [VIDEO]
National Geographic's televised event 'Killing Jesus' garnered tons of feedback, many christians claiming the film veered far from the biblical account of Jesus' life and others appreciating the films unique approach.
'Killing Jesus' Film Tells Resurrection Story for Non-Christians to Believe; 'Historical' Jesus Lacks Divinity [MOVIE REVIEW]
This Sunday on the National Geographic Channel will be the series debut of "Killing Jesus," which is based off the book of the same name by Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard. BREATHEcast had the opportunity to head over to the premiere on March 23 and watch it in its entirety and compare it to the book.
'Christ is Risen' Easter Compilation Album by BEC Features Dustin Kensrue, Kings Kaleidoscope, & More; 'Anointed and Inspiring' [REVIEW]
Just in time for Easter is BEC compilation album Christ is Risen, featuring the likes of Dustin Kensrue, Kings Kaleidoscope, Citizens & Saints, Ghost Ship, The Sing Team, and Hannah Garvey.
Kings Kaleidoscope Release Live Good Friday Album 'SIN'; Record Beautifully Narrates Jesus' Resurrection Story [REVIEW]
Kings Kaleidoscope put together a live Good Friday album called Sin, and it has now been released online just in time for Easter. BREATHEcast reviewed the album, and as usual, the ten member band did not disappoint.
'Killing Jesus' Movie Premiere in NYC: Star Studded Event Brings Out Bill O'Reilly, Kelsey Grammer, & More [VIDEO Recap]
BREATHEcast had the opportunity to attend last night's NYC premiere of National Geographic's film 'Killing Jesus', and the star-studded event shined a little light in the city for Jesus.
Pacific Gold 'Sing My Welcome Home' Incredibly Transforms Hymns into a Complex Hybrid of the Beatles & Radiohead [REVIEW]
Christian indie/psychedelic folk band Pacific Gold are gearing up to release their album Sing My Welcome Home on the Bad Christian Label, and BREATHEcast had the opportunity to review the album.
Matt Maher's ‘Saint and Sinners’ Successfully Takes Listener on an Honest Heart-Felt Journey of Faith [ALBUM REVIEW]
Popular contemporary artist Matt Maher is gearing up to release his new album Saints and Sinners on St. Patrick's Day. In a full album review of the record, BREATHEcast details the album's infectious heart, see below:
'Passion: Even So Come' Unites Talents of Crowder, Chris Tomlin, Matt Redman, & Others with the Energy of 30,000 Students [REVIEW]
Worship music is something that is integral to the body of the church and bringing God's people into the throne room of his presence. The experience of praising God is often emotional, powerful, and most definitely passionate, which is why the appropriately named Passion Music series continues to deliver awesome soul baring songs for God's people.
Kevin Max's 'Broken Temples' Welcomes Back One of CCM's Most Creative Members with Catchy, Experimental Pop [REVIEW]
Christian music legend Kevin Max is at it again with the release of his first solo album since leaving Audio Adrenaline, Broken Temples. The long awaited album sees the vocalist back at his pure pop experimental goodness as his thought provoking lyrics continue to be as poignant as ever.
NF's 'Mansion' is an All Out Hip-Hop Assault of the Senses; Rapper's Album Delivers Intense Lyrics & Passionate Messages [REVIEW]
Christian emcee NF (Nate Feuerstein), is gearing up to release his debut full length album on Capitol Records, Mansion, in doing so, has the whole hip-hop community anxiously waiting.
RED's 'Of Beauty and Rage' Masterfully Transforms Emotions with Theatric Metal & Orchestral Arrangements [REVIEW]
Christian hard rock band RED debuted their new album Of Beauty and Rage, this week, and so far the response from the album has been incredible. Also premiering on the same day was their music video for "Darkest Part" which helped propel RED into a huge launch.