Ok, I don't feature a band on my blog very often unless they really get my attention. 2 or 3 years back I found out about Mouth of the South when they were a little band. I checked them out, found them worthy, and put them on my metal post with all the other bands. But lately, I have noticed a lot of buzz about this band. As with most of the tiny, underground bands I find, I figured they would make an EP and fold after about a year or so. But not these guys. After scoping two videos for their songs Riddance and Uprooted, I was blown away. These guys have definitely not only mastered their craft, but have brought a new sound the metal market. Finally, something truly heavy with groove. I hope this is an indicator of the direction metal is taking now, because this is good! Here is one of the songs that I mentioned. I think you'll agree too.
There is some really nice music ministry brewing on the West Coast at Door of Hope. Door of Hope is a Portland, Oregon based church pastored by Josh White (formerly of Telecast, now with The Followers and Pilgrim). I also believe this is where Josh Garrels (my favorite musician) gathers. Deeper Well is the name given to their music ministry where those that desire to express their musical giftings get to. Artists like La Liberte, Wesley Randolph Eader, Holly Ann and others make up this group of musical troubadours. I recently received an email for a video of a song called Empty Me Out, sung by Liz Vice. She also sings with The Followers, and let me tell you, she's got that soul. Here are a couple of videos from the Deeper Well Collective. Enjoy!
I just recently found out about an up and coming hip hop artist called P-Munnay. The thing that intrigues me about him is that he seems very ministry-oriented. He has a new album called Changed (The Gates) due to release in early September. On his website, he has a free track available off the album as well as a personalized promo video and music video. If Hip Hop is your thing, then you should check out P-Munnay.