Artists Updates: October 2000

10/31/00SONICFLOOd Launches Fall Tour, Announces New Management and Booking


Amidst rumors of a band break-up, modern rock
worship band SONICFLOOd recently launched the 30-city SONICPRAISe Tour.
Between now and November, the tour will visit markets including Cincinnati,
Denver, Seattle, and Minneapolis before ending in Atlanta on November 12.
In addition, SONICFLOOd has recently signed new management and booking
agreement with Muse Management and The Breen Agency.
The concert tour will take the local praise and worship events that began as
a monthly citywide gathering in Nashville on the road and to a national
audience. Lead by the same vision as the Nashville events-to promote unity
and healing and bring God’s people together to change the nation one
community at a time-SONICFLOOd plans include time to go into each city and
meet with local church leaders to pray for the specific needs of the city.
SONICFLOOd will be joined by Tree 63, a new band on Inpop Records.
Kim (TOMMY BOY/PROVIDENT) will be recording her upcoming
live album and video Nov. 12 from 3-7 p.m. during the Church of God in Christ
convention at Bountiful Blessing Temple in Memphis, TN. Everyone is invited to
the free event.
10/29/00RAZE participated in USA Weekend’s “Make A Difference Day” (MAD) on Oct. 28 in New York City. They gathered with teens and youth
leaders from the Manhattan area to paint the MAD house, a facility that caters to underprivileged and at-risk youth. RAZE’s new album, The
Plan is scheduled for release on November 7.
The O.C. Supertones said goodbye to former drummer and co-founder Jason Carson who has left the band to pursue a career as an associate
pastor of Youth Ministry at Mission Hills Community Church in Orange County CA. Joining the Supertones is Adam Ferry, the
former drummer of PlankEye. Loud and Clear, the newest offering from the Supertones is available now. Be sure to catch Adam and the
guys on tour this spring.
Brother’s Keeper is in
the studio doing pre-production for their 2001 Ardent Records release. Dave
is no longer with BK, but his departure was amicable, brotherly, and now he
gets to spend more quality time with his family! Now Brother’s Keeper’s line
up is Gabe, Phil, and John. They have many exciting irons in the fire, we’ll
keep you posted.
Also in the studio, Gospel Gangstaz are presently working on their Spring
2001 release which is, at this writing, untitled. Look for some familiar
mainstream Rap names on this one!
Some great radio news for Mary-Kathryn on Rhythm House Records…after being
on the charts for WJTL (a charting CHR radio station) in Lancaster,
Pennsylvania since August, her song “Let us Praise” reached #1 last week on
their charts.
Kurt Carr’s “Awesome Wonder” is
selling at 5 times the rate that 1997s “No One Else” sold. In just three
weeks of SoundScan, the album has scanned 19,953 units, compared to 3,584
units in the first three weeks of “No One Else” (which has scanned 100K+ to
date). Another way to look at it is that “Awesome Wonder” has sold in 3
weeks what it took the 1997 album 15 weeks to accomplish!
Kurt Carr’s “In The Sanctuary” debuted at #48 on Christian Video Weekly’s
Top 50 chart (represents over 120 video outlets across the country playing
all genres of Christian music)!
Sycamore’s “Numb” Hits stores everywhere on Oct 31st.
10/26/00. All Star United is offering a 5-song EP of b-sides, rarities, and previously unreleased material exclusively through its website, The project, called “Let’s Get Crazy” is an appetite whetter for the band’s new full-length record, now in progress.
The band will soon be announcing a 30-city U.S. tour to support this new full-length project, due to release in spring 2001.
(from our archives 10/28/00)



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