PR is on the move for the new release

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Now that my new EP has been out for a week, the time to really hit the promotion bandwagon has come. As stated in a previous blog post, I have already started getting flyers out to various cities in a number of States. But, that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Release review requests are starting to get sent out. Not only that, but a few radio hot spots are starting to feature the new music as well.

For example, Back Row Radio is now featuring the new release.

That’s pretty cool if you ask me.

Flyers for days on end

Well, the flyer for my recent EP release came in the mail today. And within the first few hours I have already gotten about 50 flyers mailed out to 10 different cities in 5 different States. In the next week I plan to hit this tactic pretty hard by reaching out to some of my old contacts from my tour days.

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I’m not sending out large quantities to each location. Just a handful. The goal is to get each location to hit at least 3 major traffic locations; a music store, coffee shop, and record store, or even a local venue. It’s a grass roots approach. But, it’s a start.

New Release gets a formal post entry

Now that the new EP has been up for half a day, I thought I would do more of a formal blog post about the release and everything. If you haven’t noticed already, the website has gotten a revamped theme to match the album cover. I also revamped the Bandcamp page as well… as seen below.

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The basic gist is that this three song EP is a FREE RELEASE. With that, be sure to go download it. The reason why this is a free release is due to the nature of the EP. It is less of an album based project and more of what is called, a sermon jam. This three song sermon jam features an amazing evangelist preacher and creation museum owner, Dr. Kent Hovind. These songs in particular are from the first video on a series he did in the early 2000’s on creation. I highly recommend everyone take the time to go through his series. You can check it out on youtube by clicking here.

He has definitely been and inspiration, hens… the sermon jam release with Raven Faith Records. Which, brings me to another point about this new EP drop. It has been seven years since the last time I put out anything. Let alone with a record label.

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Raven Faith Records is amazing. And I’m not just saying that because I managed to land on their roster. I am saying that because of what each and every one of their bands stand for. And that is Christ Jesus. I am proud to be on a roster with bands that actually build their creative voice off of their faith rather than the desire for achieving goals within a niche genre. So many “Christian” bands today aren’t actually Christian when you step back and examine their personal life style choices or even lyrical content. And I can proudly say that I landed on the right roster when I look at what each and every one of the Raven Faith artists are doing with their talents as creative ministers of the Gospel.

The next step for me is going to be promoting the new release. With that, I have put together a print flyer that will be distributed in small batches to various cities across roughly 10 States.

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At the end of the day, what is the goal? I’ll tell you… seeing as to how I am the one that just asked. The goal for this release is to hopefully reach an audience that might not otherwise ever have heard any of Dr. Kent Hovind’s lecture material.

My prayer is that people will enjoy the sermon jams. And that by taking it a step further, many people will find themselves searching out some of Kent’s actual lecture material in greater detail online for further investigation.

Because, let’s face it… ignorance is woe. How are people going to learn unless we get the word out there, music attached or not.

 

Joining the Raven Faith Records Family

downloadWithout getting into too many of the details, I just wanted to do a minor nod toward the coming future for A Martyrs Oath. I have recently locked in a 3 song EP release with a Christian indie label. The EP will be dropping very soon. In the meantime, be sure to check out some of the existing artists over at Raven Faith Records. I am really excited about the upcoming release.

Compilation of Free Music (old stuff)

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Between 2006 and 2013 I released three full length records and a myriad of singles and EPs under the indie-folk artist name, The Cries Of. Although this is not a full list of tracks created during this stage in my life, here is a list of 20 songs that you are welcome to DOWNLOAD FOR FREE if you so choose. A lot of great stories came from living on the road. But none of those stories will ever compare to the journey I find myself on these days.