Wednesday, July 17, 2013

The Jason Dunn Diabetes Foundation Needs Your Help!

I recently heard about a devastating disaster. You won't read about it in your news feed on Facebook; this sort of crisis won't trend on Twitter, so you probably don't even know about it.

This disaster happened in a city in Alabama. A benefit concert was put on for two young boys who suffer from Type 1 Diabetes. The benefit committee's goal was to raise $18,000 for 2 Diabetic Alert Dogs (D.A.D.s) for these sick children. Diabetes is a tough disease to live with, especially for a 2 and 9 year-old boy. I've lived it; I know. Without these dogs, these children are constantly at risk for undetected extreme sugar highs and lows that could cause brain damage or even be fatal. D.A.D.s can give children with diabetes the life they deserve; a life that is lived to its fullest with a dog who can help them better control and respond to the struggles of their disease.

The Breaking Boundaries Foundation organized this event with an open invitation to the Christian Community. They brought in two excellent Christian bands, made it free to the public, provided flyers, posters, and promotional materials to every church and Christian group in their area; sparing no expense to be sure everyone knew about the event. Surely this Christian community would come out in force to support these children and make the event a huge success.

After many months of planning and preparation, date finally arrived. The doors opened at 6:30pm, the pizza was hot, the raffles were set up, the bands had completed their sound checks and were ready to take the stage; the committee and families of the children were eager with anticipation. They believed in the churches they had sent the flyers to. Most likely they were making guesses at how much money they were going to raise on this magnificent evening.

By the time the first band took the stage, only two people had shown up, 2! I can guarantee this community has spent thousands of dollars on overseas mission trips and sponsorships of children in Third World Countries; but when it came to their own children, they didn’t care enough to come. Where was Christ in that Christian Community on that evening?

I know we all get caught up with our day-to-day activities. Things come up, we get busy; but what if these were your children? Would "The Voice" take precedence over a well thought out fundraiser? Probably not!

This is where I'm taking a stand. This Thursday, July 18th at 8pm Eastern, I am going to play a benefit concert for these boys online at (because let's be honest, nobody wants to get off their sorry butts to do anything these days), and my goal is to raise enough money so both of them can get their D.A.D.s; They deserve it!

The Jason Dunn Diabetes Foundation has started a campaign called "Dollars for Dogs". All we ask is $1 from every person in America who is as horrified by the lack of compassion and interest shown to these children as we are.

After this heartbreaking event, these children and their families have started to lose faith in humanity, as have I. Let's shake things up and be the people we claim to be; let’s put Christ back into our Christian Communities and be the hands and feet of our Savior. Please help make a difference; visit the JDDF website at, attend this online event, and make your donation today.

Getting off my Soapbox,
Jason Dunn

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

The Order of Elijah Releases Dethrone Today on Rottweiler Records

Today is the day, all you metal heads! Up and coming metalcore band The Order of Elijah have released their brand new album Dethrone on Rottweiler Records. The reviews have been coming in and are overwhelmingly positive. Online magazine New Transcendence states "Dethrone is a marvelously composed album of hard-hitting, skullsplitting deathcore with an uplifting and inspirational religious message which relies on neither over-the-top technicality nor incessant preaching to reach out to the listener." And Belgium-based The Metal Resource reveals "Dethrone manages to keep the listener’s attention through a combination of strong musicianship and vocals, complicated song structures, creative use of samples, and an over-the-top, tongue in cheek attitude."

So check out the brand new video for "New Line of Defense" below which debuts today alongside the album release. And, please, head on over to your favorite digital retail outlet to pick up this amazingly, brutally beautiful album from a ground-breaking band changing the very essence of the genre in which they're destined to dominate.

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Thursday, July 11, 2013

Rottweiler Records Press Release: HM Magazine Exclusively Premiere New Music Video from The Order Of Elijah

HM Magazine has premiered the new music video from Missouri-based deathcore band, The Order Of Elijah for their song “New Line Of Defense” (you can watch it HERE). The in-your-face twistings and turnings of the song are highlighted by footage of the band performing at a fully functional dam in Disney, OK. Mirroring the unpredictability inherent in the bands songwriting style, the dam literally could have opened up at any moment and swept them away in the current. The concept of the video illustrates the lyrical themes perfectly as they convey the nihilistic leanings of mankind by performing on ground man has destroyed in the name of progress. Lead singer Shannon Low states, “the barren wasteland created by man is reflected in many aspects of society and the self-destructive mindset everyone is enslaved to.”

The Order of Elijah master the art of balance by converging creative musical destruction, a meticulous display of aggressive, heavy mastery and the delivery of serious lyrical themes often delivered with a tongue-in-cheek sensibility. The band uses pop culture audio samples ranging from Pulp Fiction to The Order starring the legendary, and now deceased, actor Heath Ledger, mostly known for his role as The Joker in The Dark Night.

The band’s reputation as a devastatingly impressive live band continues to build as they assault audiences regionally and beyond. A recent show with Emmure left other opening bands gasping for air in the wake of their powerful performance. The crowd was there for Emmure but left with The Order Of Elijah emblazoned like a ten thousand degree heat stamp on the back of their collective brains. This summer's “Bite and Devour” tour will take the band to California for their first-ever west coast swing.

The Order Of Elijah's new album "Dethrone" releases July 16th and you can pre-order it on ITUNES now. To celebrate the album release, they will be playing an album release show at the Solace Music Venue in their hometown of Joplin, MO Friday, July 12th.

To stay connected with The Order Of Elijah and their updates, like their PAGE on facebook, follow them on twitter @ORDEROFELIJAH or visit their WEBSITE.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Do you Love To Worship?

Check out the awesomely intense new spoken word video from Christian rapper Dillon Chase, entitled “Love To Worship”. The video was partly inspired by the upcoming worship collaboration album “Luvv 2 Worship” which features over 60 of today’s best independent Christian Hip Hop, R&B, Neo-Soul, Pop, Rock, Gospel & Worship music artists. The album, releasing July 13th, will include the song “You Never Leave” by Dillon Chase and ZG. The music video for the song released earlier this year in March and can be seen HERE.

To stay connected with Dillon Chase you can like his PAGE on Facebook and follow him on Twitter @DCHASE116.
Also, to keep up to date on the updates from the “Luvv 2 Worship” album you can visit their WEBSITE, like the album's PAGE on Facebook and follow them on Twitter @LUVV_2_WORSHIP.