Jun 10 2014
Colton Dixon Sneak Peak

 

But soon after he was productive and back on track…LOL!!!

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Jun 09 2014
More Free Stuff!

Thought you may enjoy a FREE SONG!!! Enjoy!

"Made Alive" by Citizens

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Jun 04 2014
Letter From Kevin Max

June 4, 2014
 
 
A Letter From Kevin Max Announcing His Solo Career and New Single .....

"Watching Kevin lean into his faith and watching his kind way with people has been deeply inspiring.  Kevin is full of vision, passion, and enthusiasm. His determination to create beauty with words and melodies for the sake of the kingdom will bless and encourage those of us searching for the fingerprints of God."  - Jamie George, Pastor of The Journey in Franklin, TN and author of Love Well
 
 
In the early 1990's I had the privilege of meeting the members of a band from Kentucky Christian College called A180. Before long they changed their name to Audio Adrenaline, signed to Forefront Records and began to tour and make music from their new home base of Nashville, Tenn. I remember those days fondly as I sang on one of their first breakout albums called 'Don't Censor Me' and appeared in their video 'AKA Public Schools.' We toured together on the Jesus Freak and Bloom records, which became one of the largest grossing tours of both our careers. To say we have made memories together would be an understatement. I loved the guys in Audio Adrenaline because they stood for the misfit and the underdog. I was a misfit and an underdog, even before joining dc Talk, and I could identify with their quirky brand of rock-and-roll and pop music. When dc Talk dissolved because of an interest to pursue solo careers, I never imagined I would find myself back with these brothers, literally, making music as Audio Adrenaline. The past two years have been an epic pursuit of music, missions and bringing hope to the 'least of these.' Being zoomed in close to Mark Stuart's vision with Hands and Feet, and seeing first hand the work that was being done in Jacmel, Haiti, has given me a broader picture of what a rock-and-roll band could accomplish for the kingdom. It was beyond a joy to film a video in Haiti, and see the single 'Kings and Queens' capture a small glimpse into the lives of these beautiful children. It has been an honor to create an album with Mark and a handful of like-minded musicians, and tour this album for the last couple of years. Our friendships and bonds have strengthened beyond music, and the door that God opened for me to step through became a much bigger portal to finding myself. I am learning the difference between performing for God and serving Him through the gift of music.
 
When I was informed that Audio Adrenaline was moving forward into more of a 'Worship Music' direction, I had initial feelings of confusion and doubts. However, I truly believe that whatever the band decides to do, they will have meaning in God's kingdom as they are men with pure hearts. I had to be honest with myself accepting that my calling was not in this specific form. God has wired me as an artist and given me a desire to create music in many different genres. I move forward now to be a steward of what He has given me, and through faith I am believing He has lead me again to a career in solo music. I support and stand behind my former bandmates and consider myself an ally and a friend both personally and musically.  
 
As many of you know, I have spent a prior decade in solo music. After dc Talk, I went through a period of finding myself and learning the hard way that without a team around me, left to my own devices, I could easily get lost in myself. Lost in my own ego, God found me and broke me of my pride. He then brought me back to Nashville. I have spent the last two years being refined and restored. I feel revitalized. I am excited about what is around the corner for my family, friends and the music that God continues to gift us with. I have no desire to run from Nashville. I have no desire to run from what I have continued to pursue in the Christian Arts. If anything, I feel that these last two years have given me the tools and desire to make the best art I can within this industry. One of the first dc Talk monikers was 'if it's Christian, it ought to be better.' That is my new goal and again more than ever, a slogan in my life. I, Kevin Max, promise to dive deep into music, poetry, stories and imagination, but most of all into the web of wonderful relationships and people that God has brought into my life on this amazing journey of the soul. 
 
I am proud to announce the lead single from my upcoming album 'Broken Temples.' It is a song about the beauty, mystery and perfection that is our God-it is called 'INFINITE.' Click on the link to hear a full streaming version, it will be available on iTunes on June 10. 
 
 

 

 
 
 

 

- Kevin Max
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Jun 04 2014
Audio Adrenaline New Lead Singer

AUDIO ADRENALINE ANNOUNCES NEW LEAD VOCALIST

 

Kevin Max Transitions Out As Former Abandon Singer Josh Engler Becomes Frontman
June 4, 2014 - Franklin, Tenn – After nearly two years and over 150 shows, Audio Adrenaline has announced that Kevin Max is stepping down as lead singer of the band. Josh Engler, formerly of the band Abandon, will replace Max as the group’s new lead vocalist.  
Kevin Max spent the last two years utilizing his unique vocal and writing talents along with bass player Will McGinniss, drummer Jared Byers, and guitarist Dwayne Larring, who joined the group in August of 2013. Together their efforts continued to share Audio A’s foundation, which was started by the band’s original lead singer Mark Stuart, as well as McGinniss and former band mate Bob Herdman, which is caring for “the least of these” in Haiti and providing support and care for the orphaned and abandoned children residing at the Hands & Feet Project in Jacmel and Grand Goave.  
Audio Adrenaline’s musical direction will remain focused on vertical-based songs complemented with their signature energetic rock sound. The band has also recently partnered with Teen Mania’s Acquire The Fire to provide a renewed worship experience for future Acquire The Fire events, and will join its founder Ron Luce in expanding the organization's worship programming. 
This is a mutual decision between Kevin Max and the band. The transition will allow Max to further pursue solo and creative opportunities through song and word, one of his biggest passions.  
“It has been an honor and a great privilege to be a part of the work Audio Adrenaline has done these last two years,” Max shares. “Mark Stuart and Will McGinniss have always been close friends of mine, and this chapter of our lives in service together has been beautiful.  I look forward to continually being involved in the Hands and Feet Project and also as a creative ally in anything Audio Adrenaline does in the future.” 
 
Josh Engler previously was Abandon's lead singer for eight years (2004-2012), leaving that role in 2012 to focus on his family and his church. In 2013, he became the worship arts pastor of Bethel Church in Evansville, IN. Now, with the full support of his church leadership he is excited to continue the role that Stuart so passionately created before permanently losing his vocal abilities more than seven years ago.  
Audio Adrenaline will continue their work with the Hands & Feet Project, being the voice for orphans in Haiti and around the world. Additionally, through their new partnership with Acquire The Fire, they will be able to partner with Global Expeditions to bring groups of missionaries on short-term mission trips to Haiti. Net proceeds from their music sales continue to go to the Hands & Feet Project to continue growth and support for the organization. More information about Hands & Feet Project is below. 
Audio Adrenaline co-founding member Will McGinniss shares, "I love Kevin and it has been nothing but an honor and a joy to get to journey life with him these last two years. During every show I would look across the stage and smile and think 'God, you are a Creative and Redemptive God.' AudioA and the Hands and Feet Project will be forever grateful to Kevin. I pray that God will continue to use Kevin in a powerful way through music. He is and always will be a dear brother to us all."
Audio Adrenaline - McGinniss, Engler, Byers and Larring – has been hard at work writing songs and are currently in the studio working on their follow-up to the band's 2012 critically-acclaimed release, Kings & Queens. The new album is slated for release in 2015 by their record label and ministry partner, Fair Trade Services. Connect with Audio Adrenaline by visiting AudioA.com.

 

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Jun 04 2014
Satellites and Sirens Acoustic

Love this! It's Satellites & Sirens - "Jump Start My Heart" Acoustic Video from their new album, One Noise.. ENJOY!

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