One Minute Halo to release full-length debut

One Minute Halo to release full-length debut

Posted: Tuesday, July 8, 2008 11:04 pm

(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) July 7, 2008 – Texas rock band One Minute Halo recently signed with Dallas-based indie label Empiric Records and plans to release its debut album Against the Grain in early 2009. The project will have national distribution via Empiric and Universal/Fontana. Vocalist Jeromy Moorehead, guitarists Joey Catalano and Terry Johnson, bassist Chris Downs and drummer Brian Butts are One Minute Halo. Playing shows with heavyweights like Taproot, Sevendust, Kittie and Filter, the band thrives on touring, amassing hundreds of performances to sharpen itself sonically. Its music is heavy, melodic and dynamic, bringing a universal lyrical appeal that relates to a variety of listeners. “We are thrilled about the awakening of this musical giant, One Minute Halo,” says Charles A. Cheshire, Jr., president of Empiric Records. “We have witnessed firsthand the dedication of these young men, both spirituality as well as professionally, and know their passion for creating great music will bless others as it has us.” To give fans a taste of the upcoming album, One Minute Halo released a four-song EP entitled Places on July 1. All four songs will also appear on the full-length album that was produced by Pillar’s Noah Henson and Travis Wyrick (P.O.D., Pillar, 10 Years, Disciple). As a special promotion, fans that purchase the EP will receive the full-length Against the Grain for five dollars. Additionally, the band’s debut single “Under the Blue Skies” goes for adds at Christian Rock radio on July 7. The song explores the struggle of saying goodbye to loved ones that leave for war, while asking God’s grace in dealing with loneliness, starvation, injury and death. Musically the band fires all barrels, mixing melodic heft with subtle dynamics, all while a heavy chorus and a scream-core breakdown serve as solid bedrock. The power of “Under the Blue Skies” already has the ears of radio tuned to One Minute Halo: · “I am very excited to hear more from One Minute Halo–they could be one of the hot new bands of 2008!” -Nikki Cantu, RadioU/TVU Network/Spirit · “One Minute Halo delivers a bold dose of melodic brutality that you have been craving! This band sets the record straight that loud Christian music is a true form of worship. Crank this and be blessed by the powerful message of the lyrics!” -Drue Mitchell, 89.7 Power FM · “We have always been very supportive of up-and-coming bands and this one appears to have great potential.” -Brian Harman, KEFX/The Effect Radio Network · “It’s just a matter of time until ‘Under the Blue Skies’ tops Christian rock charts. One Minute Halo’s sound is what the world is craving right now. Fans of bands like P.O.D. and Decyfer Down will definitely dig these guys. By the end of the year, every radio station will be playing this single.” -Reid Johnson, Red Letter Rock Ministries · “There is no doubt that One Minute Halo is an up-and-coming band. Their music is cutting edge and fresh.” -Bill Scott, Xtreme Youth Alliance International, Home of “Sound of Light” and “Xtreme Talk Live Radio Network” · “It’s got that wide-open breathing sound that’s become trademark Travis Wyrick. Soothing melodies and heavy punching riffs remind the listener that it’s rock.” -Doug Van Pelt, Editor, HM Magazine One Minute Halo is managed by Michael “Kalel” Wittig of Pillar along with JMA Music. The group is scheduled to appear on “Shout Fest” this fall. For more tour dates and information, see www.oneminutehalo.com or www.myspace.com/oneminutehalo. About Empiric Records: Experiencing the difference is not just a slogan for Empiric Records. The foundation of this organization is found in commitment and hard work, which brings the right kind of experience rather being “in theory” only. Headquartered in Dallas, Empiric Records is diverse in the main music industry and promoting excellence in the work of the kingdom of God. Posted 7.8.08

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