Hillsong Films

Successful Christian band Hillsong United has a new live project being released next week, and it looks, and of course sounds, amazing. of Dirt and Grace was recorded in Israel, and below you can see the trailer for the live DVD, as well as a great rejig of Prince of Peace, one of my fave songs off their last album Empires.

Besides that project, Let Hope Rise, is an exciting new documentary that opens in September, which follows Hillsong and the impact and origins of their church and music ministry.

Kirby Krackle’s New Site and Album

Named after legendary artist Jack Kirby’s explosive renderings, nerd-rock band Kirby Krackle continue to wow audiences at conventions around the world. Why, they even came here to Perth! They just relaunched their website and have also announced that their latest live album will be released next month. Look for the Live in Calgary EP on February 4. The album includes 6 songs from their recent tour with Weird Al Yankovic. The guys will laos be performing at Emerald City Comicon on March 28 and Spokane Comicon on March 31.

Kirby Krackle Live EP

Listen To Switchfoot’s New Album For Free

Switchfoot have been around since 1996, and are one of my favourite bands. Their 9th studio album, Fading West was released last week and you can listen to all of it for free over at the excellent site, Relevant.

Fading West Album

 

There’s also a film related to the album featuring the band on tour, which is now available on Video on Demand services, and hopefully on Blu-ray/DVD in the near future.

It’s All Happening With The JLA

The Justice League of America. My favourite superteam! Grant Morrison’s run in the ’90s is oen of the best superhero series I’ve read. I haven’t been reading much of the New 52 version though, but it looks like some interesting developments are happening.

Namely, bald baddie Lex Luthor is joining them! This is actually a good idea. He’s proven that he is  a resourceful genius, and after the events of Forever Evil, things are changed. He’s also bringing Flash baddie Captain Cold with him. Writer Geoff Johns is a huge fan of Cold, so that’s no surprise. He’s given him great prominence in the last few years. That means Superman and The Flash are being replaced by their own enemies which will certainly bring the friction.

“With fame and spotlight comes scrutiny and detractors,” said Johns, adding Luthor is breaking new and unfamiliar ground.

“I think the most interesting thing is that Lex doesn’t realize what it’s like to be a super hero, what the life is like. You make enemies, they attack you on a personal level. And he’s just Lex Luthor. He has no codename, no mask,” he said. “He has to deal with the ramifications of that.”

Lex Luthor's League

Look for Luthor’s JL debut in Justice League #30 on April 23.

JLA doesn’t stand for Justice League of America anymore. Well actually it still does, but now there’s a new League too – a Canadian League that is. Marvel have had a Canadian superteam for years (Alpha Flight), but I don’t believe DC ever has, until now. Members include Stargirl, Martian Manhunter and ( a now Canadian) Adam Strange, whose sci-fi travelling between worlds will figure prominently in the new series.

Justice League United, written by Jeff Lemire (Animal Man, Sweet Tooth), with art by Mike McKone (Teen Titans, Marvel’s Avengers Academy) also launches in April.

“It was really important for me to try to reflect different aspects of our country,” the writer says. “I thought it’d be great to create someone who represented that aspect of the culture.

“I’ve gotta say I’ve put more work into this book than I have for anything I’ve ever done for DC. It’s been really fulfilling, and hopefully on top of all that it’s a big fun action-adventure superhero comic that people will enjoy.”

JL United

Finally, Man of Steel 2, which features both Superman and Ben Affleck as Batman (and Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman) has been delayed a whopping ten months (possibly due to Affleck’s recent leg injury), which means it will now be released on May 6th, 2016 rather than its original date of July 17, 2015. That’s okay though, as 2015 will be a stellar year for films anyway, with Star Wars: Episode VII, The Avengers: Age of Ultron, Ant-Man, Jurassic World, Terminator: Genesis, and new Fast and Furious and James Bond films.

Martin Smith’s New EP

Fans of one of the best bands ever, delirious will be happy to know that although the band aren’t together anymore, music from the English lads continues. One Sonic Society, consisting of delirious guitarist/songwriter Stu Garrard, have released their first album consisting of songs from their 3 EPs. It’s called Forever Reign and is available on iTunes.

delirious’ songwriter/frontman Martin Smith has also released his first solo EP, called God’s Great Dance Floor. So there you go.

 

Two Kirby Krackle Music Videos

Nerdcore duo Kirby Krackle have just released the first video from their third album, Super Powered Love. The song is Nerd Core and has a great, “if I won the lotto, I’d buy…” approach to it.

They’ve also created the theme song for Marvel’s official Who Watches the Watcher? online news, and here’s the video for that too.

Their songs and videos just keep getting better.

Kirby Krackle’s Super Powered Love Out Now

Nerdcore band Kirby Krackle’s third album, Super Powered Love, has just been released. They’ve also released new merchandise, a music video and a live album from Australia recently. Yay!

Get SPL right here or on iTunes. The album cover is again by artist Jim Mahfood and comes with an 8 page booklet and includes 13 songs (their most ever), all inspired by comics and pop culture such as Mario Bros. and Transformers.

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