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Jeremy Camp Slated To Release New Material; Kutless’ Anticipated Album Gets Released; Manifest Beats Out Top 40 Expectations; Capitol Lights Debuts On Tooth And Nail; Hawk Nelson Continues To Hit Toward The Fences Plus More News

Jeremy Camp

It has been two years since the last studio project from 3-time RIAA Gold selling artist and radio darling Jeremy Camp, and now he is recording his fifth album with famed producer Brown Bannister. The album is titled “Speaking Louder Than Before,” and Jeremy is already taking one of the songs on the road this summer receiving great crowd response. You can also check out the album trailer at http://www.speakinglouderthanbefore.com Also stay in touch with all the latest happenings as Jeremy and his team have begun blogging on a regular basis at his site. The newly designed website is set to launch in July.

His last studio project, Beyond Measure, produced six back-to-back No. 1 hits, including the 10-week “Let it Fade” on AC radio. Most recently, Jeremy was asked by the Billy Graham Evangelical Association to tape a music video for upcoming conferences. It was a clear choice to do the video for the fan and radio favorite “Let It Fade.” The music video is featured on Jeremy’s website as well as on the media resources page on the BGEA.org site, click here.

Kutless

In ten days, rockers Kutless will release their new studio album, To Know That You’re Alive, on June 24th. This album follows the recent free single download, “The Feeling,” which resulted in more than 22,400 downloads!

To Know That You’re Alive is the band’s fifth full-length album following the hit records that have sold more than 1.5 million copies. The band partnered for the first time with producer Pete Kipley (The Afters, MercyMe, Phil Wickham) for this project. In addition, the album features strings recorded in London at Abbey Road Studios for several songs including the title track. Kutless also recently finished their 30+ acoustic tour this spring. After a summer of key music festivals, Kutless will headline the first ever Creation Festival: The Tour, which will be a rock replica on wheels of the 30-year-old summer festival. For more information on Kutless, visit their site.

Also just off the presses is the July/August HM Magazine that features Kutless on the cover. Check out the issue on newsstands NOW.

Manafest

Chris Greenwood has learned in his seven years under the moniker “Manafest” is that small sparks can ignite wildfires. Following on the heels of the internationally acclaimed Glory, Manafest returns with a new mindset, refreshed style and a powerful arsenal of songs aptly titled, Citizens Activ, releasing June 24th. It has already stirred and international buzz releasing in the Top 10 International Sales amongst Usher, Madonna and Radiohead.

“The record is about people taking action in their own lives. We need to be inspired and active in chasing our dreams”. Coming from humble beginnings Manafest has learned this lesson first hand, dramatically increasing record sales 5x over with the release of Glory. Manafest teamed up again with renowned chameleon producer Adam Messinger (New Kids on the Block, Eva Avila) to bring Citizens Activ to life. “This is definitely my most commercially appealing record”, says Manafest. “On this record you’ll find a mix of pop, rap, rock and gospel flavors.”

Capital Lights

Newly signed to Tooth&Nail Records, Capital Lights is set to make noise on July 8th with their debut, This Is An Outrage. Their debut features songs that ranges from purebred alternative pop to assertive modern rock, wrapped around a topical plane that spans the palette of meaningful, whimsical and satirical. The scalding “Kick It Off” is sure to be a fierce concert classic and “Worth As Much As a Counterfeit Dollar” possesses one of the most contagious choruses in recent memory. “Night of Your Life Is When You Die” is an anthem for anyone who embraces the straight-edge scene, suggesting the party hearty mentality isn’t all that it’s cracked up to be.

“We’re really big proponents of writing about the experiences we deal with on a day to day basis,” lead vocalist Bryson Phillips verifies of that varied songwriting swath.

Don’t miss out on one of the new “it” band of the summer! Check out their myspace for a sample and a tour date near you. Also just announced that Capital Lights will join the Creation Festival: The Tour this fall! The Tour will feature Kutless, Thousand Foot Krutch, Pillar along with KJ-52, Fireflight, Worth Dying For, Run Kid Run, and Esterlyn. For info.

Hawk Nelson

Hawk Nelson is at the ballpark! Back by popular demand is the Faith Nights feature Hawk Nelson, special guests Run Kid Run and Audio A’s very own Mark Stuart. Check their website for dates at your very own ballpark.

Be sure to catch the band on ESPN2 this Monday, June 16th at the Arizona Rattlers Arena Football game featuring the band doing the coin toss!

Also make sure when you are at your favorite festival this summer to catch the highly popular HawkMART for all the best in Hawk Nelson merchandise.

The 2008 World’s Strongest Man Contest Rocks Out Loud And Hard With New Soundtrack

Wind-up Records and IMG Media have announced the release of
the inaugural soundtrack for THE WORLD’S STRONGEST MAN franchise, airing
on ESPN and ESPN2. The title will be available exclusively through
Amazon upon release.

The 11-song release features the following track listing in running
order: 12 Stones “Adrenaline,” Korn “Hold On,” Seether “Out Of My Way,”
Hatebreed “Never Let It Die,” Shadows Fall “Redemption,” Every Time I
Die “We’rewolf, ” Underoath “Writing on the Walls,” Submersed “Better
Think Again,” Mastodon “The Wolf Is Loose,” Hurt “Ten Ton Brick,” and
“Strongman” (The World’s Strongest Man Theme) performed by Bruce
Aronson. The selection number for this release is 60150-13139-2.

The compilation was produced by Wind-up Records’ Bill Richards and
Gillian Morris, alongside IMG Media’s Steve Mayer and John Sands who are
executive producers on the project. John Babbitt from Tsunami
Entertainment served as a consultant.

12 Stones’ “Adrenaline” will be the theme song for this season. The
Mandeville, Louisiana-based quartet signed to Wind-up Records was filmed
recently in Baton Rouge, and this footage will be cut into the program
as the opener of each episode. The individual episodes will also
contain a thirty second music video of each individual track featured on
the soundtrack utilizing scenes from the competition. The artist and
label will be chyroned on-air.

Steve Mayer, IMG Media’s Senior Vice President, U.S. Production said,
“The World’s Strongest Man competition is one of IMG Media’s most
popular and longest running global television events. We are so
gratified to be working with Wind-up and all the talented artists on
this soundtrack project. It is our hope to expand the visibility of The
World’s Strongest Man and this music is a perfect partner for this high
energy sports show.”

Wind-up Records SVP, Marketing Bill Richards shared, “The World’s
Strongest Man is a powerful brand in the marketplace that we are
thrilled to be a part of. The Wind-up acts, and those on other labels,
were all excited for the opportunity to be a part of this. IMG Media is
a great company, and we look forward to additional initiatives in the
future.”

The 2008 season of The World’s Strongest Man will premiere on December
26, 2007 on ESPN2. From 6:00 p.m. until midnight that day, ESPN2 will
broadcast a marathon of episodes from this year’s competition.

Worlds Collide: Collision 1 Miami

Fighters Announced. For the first time ever: 6 Pro Boxing Matches, 6 Pro Mixed Martial Arts Matches (MMA), and beautiful Women in the same night, with World Wide Exposure via Television and Internet.

Miami, FL – A historic night of fights will be held Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2007, at the Crazy Horse Saloon in Miami, FL. For the first time in history, a World Championship MMA match and World Championship Boxing match will be held in the same ring on the same night. To add to the entertainment, the beautiful Women of the Crazy Horse Saloon will host the Live Crowd and the Internet Audience.

The MMA bouts are headlined by a battle for the World Fighting Organization Heavyweight Championship between Mario Rinaldi of Fort Pierce, FL and David Oliver of Indianapolis, IN. In a special feature attraction, International MMA star Jorge Masvidal of Miami, FL battles Brant Rose of Lafayette, IN. In a pair of local grudge matches, Cruiserweights Tony Crothers takes on Brent Carraway and Todd Duffy faces off with Mark Haniger. A Women’s bout pits Jessica Aguilar of Miami, FL against Stephanie Palmer of AL. Also, Wrestling Olympic Gold Medalist, Alexis “El Monito” Vila, makes his Pro Debut.

Once the Boxing begins, undefeated Hector Sanchez of Puerto Rico (12-0, 5 KO’s) will take on Cuban star Jose Antonio Izquierdo (16-1, 13 KO’s) for the IBA Jr. Welterweight Championship. In addition, unbeaten World-rated Heavyweight Malik Scott (29-0, 10 KO’s) takes on Damien Norris (10-4-1, 7 KO’s). The Undercard features the sensational Velasquez Twins, Juan Velasquez (5-0) and Carlos Velasquez (4-0). Local boxers include Welterweight Ed Paredes (16-2, 9 KO’s), Heavyweight Kevin Burnett (9-1, 6 KO’s) and Anthony Fraguada (Pro Debut).

Worlds Collide: Collision 1 Miami is an exclusive VIP event with limited seating. VIP packages and General Admission tickets can be purchased by calling 1-877-24-FIGHT or by going to the event website: www.worldscollidefights.com. Doors open at 5 pm and the action starts at 7. The Crazy Horse Saloon is located at 17800 NE 5th Ave., Miami, FL.

Fans who cannot attend the live event can buy the Live Webcast at www.worldscollidefights.com for only $9.99.

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