This week’s $5 Download Sale includes Saving Grace “The Urgency,” Ark of the Covenant “Self Harvest,” Colossus “Badlands,” and xDEATHSTARx “We Are The Threat.” Pick these up now for only $5 through the end of the week.
Gideon will be hitting some central and eastern states before ending up in Canada for a three-date run on this just-announced headlining tour. They’ll be bringing along Texas in July, Kublai Khan and Silent Planet, making this a can’t-miss tour package!
Ticket announcement soon. Keep watching www.gideonal.com for updates, and while you’re there be sure to check out all Gideon’s tour dates including a run in Japan and a spring tour with The Ghost Inside.
If you liked our Flash Sales you’re going to love this!
Introducing our weekly $5 Download Sales! We’re kicking off our new weekly sale with these four phenomenal albums: Gideon “Calloused,” Mouth of the South “Struggle Well,” Those Who Fear “Death Sentence,” and Leaders “Indomitable.” Only five bucks each! And every week we’ll be offering four new albums, many of which were not available during the flash sales.
**We’re kicking off this new feature with the 10-year anniversary of Symphony In Peril’s album “The Whore’s Trophy.”
Symphony In Peril drummer Collin Simula and vocalist Shawn Jonas look back on “The Whore’s Trophy.”
Collin: As Shawn was writing lyrics, the theme that was rising to the top was this idea of deception and how it manifests itself in different aspects of life, spiritual, emotional, relational. The idea culminated with the story of the Whore of Babylon in the book of Revelation—which inspired the striking and unsettling title, The Whore’s Trophy.
Shawn: The Whores Trophy was quite the controversial title. I remember we were looking for a title and coming up empty until Josh found that phrase in my journal/lyric book. We all kind of laughed at first but then we realized that we did kind of like it. I remember calling Jason at Facedown Records once and he mentioned that Christian book stores refused to put it on their shelves because of the title, even though it was taken straight out of the book of Revelation.
Looking back on this album I can definitely see we were all in a place of searching. From the opening lyric “quiet this night and open these eyes,” to Josh’s lyrics “I lost my faith in the fire,” to lyrics written about Collin’s experience with an abusive relative (“Inherent Scars”), the songs speak of what we were searching for individually as band. This album represented our lives, our hearts, our pain, our art, our scars, and our journey.
Collin: The impact of “The Whore’s Trophy” has lasted far longer than we could have imagined, influencing many metalcore bands to come, not to mention the final breakdown in ‘Stiletto’ going viral on YouTube as the soundtrack to the immensely popular and hilarious ‘Drive-by Hardcore Dancing.’
Shawn: I get messages from people about the impact the songs had on their lives and with their relationship with Jesus. I am honored to have made this album with such amazing guys. Andy, Josh, Capps, and Collin are my friends for life.
Hear “The Whore’s Trophy” on Spotify.
We are very excited to finally announce Facedown Fest 2015! We are taking the fest back to the Glasshouse in Pomona,CA on May 16, 2015.
xDeathstarx are reuniting to headline the fest, along with Gideon and War Of Ages! Saving Grace are flying all of the way from New Zealand for this one US show, and of course the rest of the family will be there as well including My Epic, Everything In Slow Motion, Those Who Fear, Mouth Of The South, Hope For The Dying and Leaders.
Tickets are available at www.facedownfest.com and include a sweet ticket / T-shirt / poster bundle! See you all in May!
Gideon will head out for a full US tour with The Ghost Inside, The Acacia Strain and In Hearts Wake this spring after retiring home from a stint in Japan.
Mar 15 – Fresno, CA @ Strummer’s
Mar 14 – Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst
Mar 15 – Orangevale, CA @ The Boardwalk
Mar 17 – Murray, UT @ Murray Theater
Mar 18 – Colorado Springs, CO @ Black Sheep
Mar 19 – Lawrence, KS @ The Granada Theater
Mar 20 – Des Moines, IA @ Wooly’s
Mar 21 – Palatine, IL @ Durty Nellie’s
Mar 23 – Lansing, MI @ The Loft
Mar 24 – Indianapolis, IN @ Deluxe @ Old National
Mar 25 – Louisville, KY @ Expo Five
Mar 26 – Pittsburgh, PA @ The Altar Bar
Mar 27 – Buffalo, NY @ Waiting Room
Mar 28 – Syracuse, NY @ Lost Horizon
Mar 29 – New Haven, CT @ Toad’s Place
Mar 30 – Pawtucket, RI @ The Met
Apr 1 – Lancaster, PA @ Chameleon Club
Apr 2 – Raleigh, NC @ Lincoln Theatre
Apr 3 – Charleston, SC @ The Music Farm
Apr 4 – Jacksonville, FL @ Southeast Beast @ Aqua
Apr 6 – Corpus Christi, TX @ House of Rock
Apr 7 – Odessa, TX @ Far West Event Center
Apr 9 – Albuquerque, NM @ Launchpad
Apr 10 – Mesa, AZ @ Nile Theater
War of Ages will be heading to Japan this May for a mini tour. Details at www.warofagesmetal.com.