Sunday News Roundup (19th-25th January 2015)

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Here’s the next instalment of “Sunday News Roundup”, from the 19th til the 25th January 2015. Enjoy reading the scoop on the latest news!

  • There’s tons of great albums releasing this year; check out Jesus Freak Hideout’s list of most anticipated albums here! What do you think of them?
  • Time for album announcements and all things music! Thousand Foot Krutch have unveiled their new single “Untraveled Road” while Darlene Zschech will release her new album in February. The Hillsong movie Let Hope Rise was pulled due to Warner Bros backing out, however there are still plans to release the film in 2015. Plumb, Andrew Peterson, Lightfall and Hawk Nelson all have new projects in the works, while Ellie Holcomb and Crowder were recognised for their breakthrough albums in 2014! The K-Love fan award nominations for 2015 were announced recently (which you can watch here!), and Love And The Outcome have also released a new EP this week! Which news excited you the most?
  • Time for music videos and song premieres! Hillsong Young & Free (“This Is Living”), Satellites And Sirens (“Crash Down”), Vertical Church Band (“Shout It Out”), Tanner Clark (“Cold Water”), Eternal Jam Machine (“Dancing In Heaven”) and Shelly E Johnson (“Your Kingdom Come”) have all released new music videos, while we are also treated to behind the song/music video/album stories from Sanctus Real, NF and Mat Kearney. Aaron Gillespie has released a brand new song called “Hold Me Close” while Matthew Parker has dropped his lyric video for “We Go” and Angie Miller hosted a live Q&A session on Youtube!
  • Want to listen to new music? Then look no further than Rapture Ruckus’ Invader Vol. 2 which you can stream on New Release Tuesday for one more day! What are you waiting for? You can also listen to Drew Holcomb’s new album Medicine here as well!
  • Rock band Veridia has launched a giveaway directed at teenage girls wanting something to wear for their prom; check out more of the details here!
  • for KING and COUNTRY will be performing on the Today Show in the beginning of February; check out the news here!
  • Third Day is back with a new album; check out the iTunes preorder link here! Who’s excited to hear Lead Us Back?
  • Mandisa is filming a new music video for “Press On”; check out the details here to be a part of the video!
  • Moving onto TV news, we’ve divided it up into current and new TV shows!
    • BBC and PBS have announced a new major deal, while you can read spoilers about Arrow here and here! There is a new poster for Once Upon A Time season 4B; and Victor Webster, star of Continuum, talks about the show’s last season. There is now an updated article about the synopses of superhero films in the pipeline (please don’t be overwhelmed!) while CBS has found its lead for Supergirl. Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, which debuts on Netflix in March, has a brand new trailer; check it out here! And after 2 seasons, Atlantis has been cancelled. Which news excites you the most?
    • Tis the season for pilot orders! NBC was quick out the blocks, ordering many pilots, which you can view here, here, here, here and here. Fox has ordered a few pilots as well (view them here and here), while CBS (here and here) and ABC have also ordered pilots too! Will the CW follow suit, or not order anything because of the mass renewals they undertook earlier this month? You can also check out the synopses for some of these pilots here as well!

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