Sunday News Roundup (22nd-28th September 2014)

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Here’s the next instalment of “Sunday News Roundup”, this time from the 22nd to the 28th September. Enjoy reading the scoop on the latest news!

  • One Sonic Society is back in the studio, recording for their new album; check out this update from guitarist Stu G!
  • There are plenty of official music videos that have debuted this past week. Check out videos from Remedy Drive (“Commodity”), Anthem Lights (“Be With You”)- (here’s the lyric video!); David Dunn (“Today Is Beautiful (Acoustic)”), Whosoever South (“Get Down”), Disciple (“Radical”), Naomi Striemer (“What I Know Now”), Hillsong Worship (“This I Believe”), Avion Blackman (“Cries Of The City”), and Bellarive (“Why We Sing”); which video is your favourite?
  • One of our favourite albums this year is Lindsay McCaul’s One More Step, check out the lyric video of the title track here as well as the story behind the song.
  • There are plenty of album and single announcements, updates and press releases that have occurred over the past week lately. Check out the official news about albums from Manic Drive, Grits (Kickstarter here!), KJ52, We Are Leo, Je’kob, Newsboys, Passion, Jenny Simmons and TobyMac; which release are you excited about?
  • All Things TV and movies, let’s dive in!
    • Chloe Bennet, who stars in Agents Of Shield, has interviewed with Marvel about Season 2, check it out here!
    • A movie about Edward Snowden is set to be in development, and Joseph Gordon Levitt is rumoured to star in the main role, check out the details here!
    • The third film in the Revelation Road series- Black Rider, releases next month, check out the trailer here!
    • The Stephen King book 11-22-63 is being made into a TV series by Hulu; check out the news here!
    • USA Network is debuting Benched at the end of October, here is the press release! The channel also picked up the pilot Queen Of The South, what do you think of the show?
    • Anxious to watch Once Upon A Time tomorrow? Never fear, you can watch the first 7 minutes here! Also, here’s an interview with Adam and Eddy, and a behind the scenes interview with Elizabeth Lail and Georgina Haig!
    • Syfy has ordered an alien terrorism drama, as well as renewing Dominion and Defiance, what do you think of the decisions?
    • Arrow debuts in a couple of weeks, but you can see sneak peeks of the premiere episode of Season 3 here!
    • The Mentalist is confirmed to be ending after it’s 7th season, are you going to miss the show when it is finished?
  • Trip Lee’s new album Rise releases on October 28th; check out the pre-order options here!
  • Kutless frontman Jon Micah Sumrell is recording a solo album, are you excited to hear it?
  • Owl City is releasing new music soon, who’s excited to hear what Adam Young releases this year as a full length album?
  • Angie Miller’s EP Weathered releases in November this year, check out an update here, where Angie talks about the recording process of the songs!
  • Tim Neufeld and The Glory Boys released their album The Joy in early September; check out the EPK as well as the post on Tim’s Facebook, outlining how they came to be a band!
  • Brooke Fraser has a new album releasing soon, check out the official audio slide of her new song “Kings and Queens”!
  • Citizens and Saints are releasing their album Join The Triumph in November, check out the official audio slide of “You Brought Me Back To Life” and the iTunes preorder here!
  • New Release Tuesday, one of the most popular reviewing websites in the world, interviews many artists every week- check out this week’s interviews with Manic Drive, Kristen May of Flyleaf, and For King and Country!
  • The NRT album preview this past week is Desperation Band’s Banner; check out the stream here! Other new albums to be streamed include Justin Jarvis and John Mark McMillan (Atmospheres and The Borderland Sessions– both on Relevant Magazine’s The Drop) and Matty Mullins’ self titled album on Youtube); what do you think of them?
  • Abandon’s new album Love Prevail drops to stores on November 4th, check out snippets of their new songs here! What do you think of the album so far?
  • Singer-songwriter Jessa Anderson has written a new blog about the season of fall, check it out here!
  • Indie pop/rock artist Brightwork releases their new album Hope For Love in October, and New Release Tuesday interviewed the lead singer; check it out here!
  • Who’s addicted to being busy? Check out this revealing website that Integrity Music just promoted on twitter, and see if your lifestyle needs to change!
  • Last year’s X Factor winner in Australia, Dami Im, is releasing her brand new album Heart Beats on October 17th; check out the details here!
  • Nichole Nordeman is releasing a brand new studio album soon, check out her most recent photo of her in the studio!
  • Citizen Way have a brand new single out at radio. Check out the story behind the song “Love Is The Evidence”!
  • Jenny Simmons’ new EP To Be Well released to stores last week; check out her most recent Facebook post where she writes about her inspiration behind some of her songs!
  • Noel is releasing her debut album this year, check out the official announcement here!
  • A couple of articles caught my eye this week, you should give them a read! Here’s an article at Christainity Today, about why Christian musicians have it tough when they write songs, and another at Jesus Freak Hideout, where our favourite songs, artists and albums ever are put to the test!

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