Vengeance celebrate 30 years of thrash!

 

It was 30 years ago in 1987 when Pastor Bob Beeman of Sanctuary International would be led to call together a very special group of musicians that would come together to form a new ministry minded band out of Southern California. With a lot of prayer and faith the players were assembled and the full band would come together to record and distribute their very first demo tape. That tape would be what many people still consider to be the beginning of a movement, one thing was certain it was about to make a lasting impression on the Christian music community.

That band was one of the very first in the genre of Christian thrash, that band was called Vengeance and that tape was their original 5 song self-titled cassette only demo. That tape would lead them to signing a multiple album record contract on Intense Records which ultimately led to the release of their first full length album entitled ‘Human Sacrifice’.

‘Human Sacrifice’ was one of the most controversial releases of the time. Many Christian record stores would ban the album from their shelves completely. The album featured the hand of Pastor Bob himself portraying the bloodied hand of Christ nailed to the cross. The music was harsh and in the vein of bands like Dark Angel and Slayer, it definitely took the Christian ‘White’ Metal scene to a whole new level.

This classic album has been long out of print outside of a Limited Edition CD reissue (1000 pieces) on the defunct Intense Millennium Records in 2010 and a Limited Edition vinyl picture disc (300 pieces) on Roxx Records in 2013, all of which are long sold out and now collector’s items themselves. With the album still in high demand we are very happy to bring to the public a new and very special pressing adding a few twists as we celebrate 30 years of Vengeance.

Roxx Records is proud to bring you a very special pressing of ‘Human Sacrifice’ this special package includes brand new liner notes from original Vengeance bassist Roger Dale Martin. It has been completely remastered by J Powell of Steinhaus Mastering and features a brand new layout done by our very own Scott Waters (Roxx Records/No Life til Metal). This limited edition pressing will feature the newly designed artwork as originally featured on the vinyl picture disc version from 2013 and comes packaged in a beautiful glossy 6 panel wallet, last but not least we have added 5 special bonus tracks from that original demo tape that started it all 30 years ago.

Official release date for this pressing is August 25th with pre orders going live now. Pre orders only will come with a very special limited run 6” x 6” sticker as a pre order bonus item. But this title will be making its official debut first at this year’s largest Christian Metal Fest called SoCal Metal Fest 2 in Orange California on August 12th. Where there will also be a very special performance from 4 of the original members of Vengeance. If that’s not enough for you we will also be making another very special release announcement regarding Vengeance first that day at the show!  You will not want to miss anything, the new CD, this very special one time performance or the special release announcement we will be making first at the show!

For all the pre order information and show details visit www.roxxproductions.com

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SoCal Metal Fest 2 – The largest ALL Christian Metal Festival in 2017

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Sacrivox Productions is very proud to present the largest all Christian Metal Festival in the US this year as they bring to you ‘So Cal Metal Fest 2 – A memorial benefit for Dale Huffman’. The Spring of 2016 saw the first installment of So Cal Metal Fest which featured some of the best Christian Metal bands both old and new, with artists like Bloodgood, Worldview, Tempest and Join The Dead just to name a few. Well this years line up is shaping up to be equally if not even more impressive. This is the Summer Fest you will not want to miss.

This years special performance is also being used as a fundraiser for the family of Dale Huffman of Metal Pulse Radio as he recently passed away after a long battle with cancer this past February. Profits from this event will be donated to the Huffman Family. There will also be a special booth showcasing some of Dales Metal Pulse Radio items and some things from his personal collection that will be sold off for the family with all funds going back to the family!

August 12, 2017 at the Vault in Orange California you wont want to miss this, come bear witness to a truly once in a lifetime performance and see some of the best current and new up and coming acts in the scene including Worldview which features former members of Recon and Sacred Warrior!  Also making their first ever California appearances, Roxx Records recording artists BioGenesis (Ohio) and The Hero coming all the way from Sweden! Coming down from Fresno California we have Rottweiler Records recording artists Hand of Fire, as well as appearances from Crimson Bridge Ministry, In the Midst 777, 3 Days in the Grave, Tribution and Consuming Fire!

Not enough for you we have some very special performances from some of Christian Metals pioneers who will be making some very special appearances just for this show! Starting with Southern California’s very own classic Christian metal bands NEON CROSS and RECON playing some very special reunions for this show! Not enough for you still? Well we will also be featuring a very special performance from none other than the original line up of… SAINT ! Last, but most definitely not least, closing out this special evening will be a 30th anniversary reunion of a band that you will not want to miss!

Sometimes you don’t even need a name…

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That’s right, the 4 original members of Die Happy & Vengeance including Doug Thieme, Glen Mancaruso, Larry Farkas and Roger Dale Martin will be making a very special appearance at the show with a very special 30th Anniversary set that you wont want to miss from…

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Also featuring many of your favorite vendors and sponsors who will be set up and hanging out all day with tons of items and collectibles with special event day pricing. Our vendors  and sponsors include The Wounded Society, Roxx Records, Christian Metal Distro, The Covenant Metal Show and Frontline Records.

You will not want to miss this show, make your plans now and we will see you there! For all ticket information please visit www.sacrivox.com

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BioGenesis release new video for Brood of Vipers

BioGenesis are very excited to announce their latest single ‘Brood of Vipers’ off the new album ‘A Decadence Divine’ which was produced by Kruse FX. ‘Brood of Vipers’ tells the tragic story of the Salem witch trails and the hypocrisy that went along with those early Salem witch hunts.
 
Check out the new lyric video here…
 
 
The new album ‘A Decadence Divine’ was just released on May 26, 2017 and has been getting great reviews from critics and fans alike.
 
The album is available in physical and digital formats at all of your favorite retailers or pick up a copy here today and get a free BioGenesis limited edition guitar pick.
 
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Ultimatum announce Puppet of Destruction vinyl

Roxx Records is very pleased to announce the next in our limited edition vinyl series called the Roxx Underground Series. We are also very pleased to announce that with this release we are also celebrating the 20th anniversary of a very special title for this, our 6th release in the series.

Please join us as we celebrate the 20th anniversary of this seminal underground Christian thrash album entitled Puppet of Destruction! Yes that’s right we are proudly releasing a limited edition vinyl pressing of the classic album from Ultimatum which is actually the band’s second full length studio release.

Originally recorded in 1997 and released in 1998 via Rowe Productions the album was well received but the band was never quite happy with that original releases master and mix. So Roxx Records would go on to remaster and reissue Puppet of Destruction on CD to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the release. Now as we approach the 20th anniversary of this album Roxx has spared no expense making this release extra special for the fans and the band as we celebrate Ultimatum and their Puppet of Destruction with its first ever VINYL release!

This limited edition pressing of only 150 hand numbered copies is on a very cool green and black swirl vinyl, with full color center rings. The artwork was reimagined and reworked by Scott Waters (No Life til Metal/Roxx Records) and each pressing comes with an enclosed limited edition 11 x 17 poster with new artwork designed by Andy Borders to celebrate the 20th anniversary!

Also in honor of this anniversary we have printed a very special run of the ‘Live Through The Years’ DVD that was originally only released as a part of the limited edition box set which has been sold out for years. This is your chance to get a copy of that DVD as part of a vinyl package or as a stand-alone DVD. The DVD features a live performance in California from the Up From The Ashes 3 festival as well as a host of other videos and performances jam packed in to one DVD.

Even more we have a VERY limited number of a special print of the ‘Puppet of Destruction’ poster artwork on a limited edition t shirt. There is a VERY limited amount of these and they will be a part of the Ultimate Puppet Package and when they are gone so is this package. The Ultimatum ‘Ultimate’ package will include everything above including a copy of the remastered and expanded CD which we only have 50 copies remaining of before being completely sold out as well.

Wait that’s still not enough for you? Well we have more, every vinyl pre order will also come with a very special insert, autographed by Scott Waters and Robert Gutierrez of Ultimatum celebrating this special anniversary release!

So join us as we celebrate 20 years of Puppet of Destruction and let’s all remember one of the last truly classic Christian thrash releases.

Ult Puppet LP OnlyFor more information and full package details please visit http://www.roxxproductions.com

BioGenesis to release A Decadence Divine in May

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Roxx Records is very excited to announce the full release details for the brand new album from BioGenesis. Get ready because on May 26, 2017 we are proud to present you with the next chapter in the history of BioGenesis and this chapter brings us to ‘A Decadence Divine’

Having started out all the way back in 1996 American metal band BioGeneis has created a metal style almost all their own. While it is very hard to categorize a good description style wise might be a mix of thrash/death/power/prog/goth and aggressive nu-metal, and as far as a band comparison it’s probably what you would get if you mixed Deliverance, Megadeth, Saviour Machine and threw in some Dream Theater and maybe a little Disturbed.

This is technically only the bands third full length original release, starting with The Mark Bleeds Through (2001 Rowe Productions) followed up 11 years later after a hiatus with The Rise, The Fall, The Rebirth (2012 Soundmass). Also 2 years later a remastered and expanded edition of their first album would be released entitled The Mark Bleeds Through: First Blood (2014 Soundmass)

Jump forward to 2017 and their brand new album, A Decadence Divine, is now on the horizon slated for release through Roxx Records on May 26th. Decadence features almost a completely brand new and youthful line up, hosting an improved sound both musically, lyrically and sonically. BioGenesis is ready to take the metal world by storm with this brand new Rebirth! This release also boasts brand new apocalyptic cover artwork that was designed by graphic designer Tim Murray, and helping make ‘A Decadence Divine’ a must have metal release for 2017.

Check out the single ‘Tears of God’ which is now streaming over at the official Roxx Records Reverb page.  www.reverbnation.com/roxxrecords

Pre orders are live now and the first 100 pre orders come with an exclusive Limited Edition BioGeneis guitar pick.

Visit www.roxxproductions.com for full release detail, track listing and to place your preorder. Also be sure to sign up on our email list to keep up on all things from Roxx Productions and Roxx Records.

Consecrator to release complete works

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Roxx Records is very excited to bring you another classic Christian thrash reissue. This time hailing from the Lone Star state of Texas we welcome the classic thrashers Consecrator to the family as we get ready to give the band our signature remaster treatment.

Consecrator was originally formed in late 1989, by mid-1990 they had written and recorded their first self-titled demo. That very first Consecrator demo was recorded in just one day. The band would immediately begin to garner rave reviews from all around the world hearing just how much people loved their music and their message on that debut demo.

After a few line up changes, by early 1991 the band would then record the track “Free From Death” and send it in to REX Records attempting to secure a record deal. REX ultimately released the song on the ‘Demolition’ compilation CD and the band would again start receiving great recognition for this effort. However after all the hard work the band had put into this they still did not secure a record deal. But that didn’t stop them, as they proceeded to record and release a second demo, entitled ‘Image Of Deception’ by late 1991. It was recorded in just two days on an 8-track reel-to-reel. Right after that they would go through a few more line up changes as they continued to constantly play out live. Ultimately the band was not able to get to that next level and they would wind up calling it a day by late 1993.

Consecrator are one of those awesome thrash bands that were lost in the hordes of thrash bands in the early 90’s. It was a shame that these guys never got beyond that demo stage because they were equally as good as any band on a label, then and now!. Thankfully in 2004 Bombworks Records saw fit to re-release and remaster Consecrator’s old demos in to one cool CD collection in a limited run of only 300 copies. Consider yourself lucky if you scored one of those back then as they are utterly impossible to find today!

But now is your chance to get this thrash classic one more time! And this edition is even a little more special! To start with back in 2004 to 2005 when interest started to spark for the band again around the reissue, they would rise again and record some new music! But even then life would get in the way and that music was never ultimately released, until now!

Featuring all of the tracks from both demos and the newer tracks all completely remastered and sounding better then ever we are happy to bring you ‘Image of Deception’ the complete works of Consecrator. The collection is being completely repackaged in an amazing new CD release with brand new album art designed by Scott Waters of No Life til Metal / Roxx Records. Here is a sneak peak of that artwork and what you are in store for this Summer of 2017.

Stay tuned to http://www.roxxproductions.com and join our email list to stay on top of all the latest including pre order info for the new Consecrator and get ready for another Hot Metal Summer!

To read more about Consecrator visit the band page here:

http://www.roxxproductions.com/bands/consecrator/

Crushing The Deceiver sign with Roxx Records

Crushing the Deceiver sign on with Roxx Records

Roxx Records is very excited to announce to you our latest signing Crushing The Deceiver to the Roxx Records label and bring you an excellent and bold new Christian thrash metal project that is sure to rock your world. With bold lyrics and excellent new thrash metal riffs, Crushing The Deceiver is ready to take the world by storm!

Crushing The Deceiver is a Clovis based Christian Thrash Metal band formed in late 2016. The band is primarily a duo, consisting of Grant and Johnny, but as they grow and start to play shows they will be adding some excellent players to bring you an exciting live show. Both of them have played music for many years in various styles and line ups but one thing has been prominent, they both LOVE metal!

Grant has been playing since 1991, he was only 7 years old when he started dabbling in music. He and his older brother formed the brutal Death Metal band, Artery Eruption in 1996. He later played in various bands including the Death Metal band Devouring Humanity, Pop-Punk band Genetically Altered, Tech-Death band Strangulated, and Tech-Death band Epileptic Mastication. Through it all his favorite genre of music has always been Thrash, but he has never had the chance to be in a full on Thrash band.

Grant partnered with his current business partner Scott (the original owner of Cravings) in 2015. They would become 50/50 owners of a brand new restaurant called Cravings in Clovis, California. This led to him becoming good friends with Johnny, the second half of Crushing The Deceiver.  Johnny knew that Grant had a musical background, because he works right next door to the restaurant, at the same place of ex- Artery Eruption bassist, Carl.

Johnny himself has been heavily in the music industry for 14 years playing with Metal Core bands, Breath Of The Dying, and Obfuscate. Johnny would approach Grant one day after ordering food and asked if he would like to jam some time. Grant said yes, but if he was to ever do a band again it would have to be a Christian Thrash band. At that point Grant was unsure what Johnny would say, but after some thought he was in full force and it has been full throttle ever since.

Johnny writes all the music and also records the band, Johnny is really the brains of the operation. The partnership they have has been great. Grant would write all of the lyrics and Johnny writes all the music. Together, they hope to bring a message of hope and God to the Metal community. With having a past in brutal Death Metal, Grant felt strongly it was time to glorify God with the musical talent he was blessed with.

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Crushing the Deceiver are very excited to be signing with Roxx Records for their debut release and are ready to bring this new project to the people. We have spared no expense for excellence with this release starting with the brand new cover art, which you are seeing here first, which was designed by Timon Kokott who recently did the Toxic End cover for Freakings.

All the way down to the final mastering of this recording which will be done by James Murphy (Obituary, Testament, Death, Disincarnate)  So get ready as we welcome Crushing The Deceiver to the Roxx Records label of Christian metal artists! Coming this Fall 2017 everywhere good Christian Metal is sold!

You can get a sneak peak of their very first released recording titled ‘The Light Inside Me’ in an unmastered demo format by purchasing the just released fund raising CD effort for the CHOB shop called aCross America Vol. 1 over at Christian Metal Distro.

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