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Mark Stuart (vocals)
Will McGinniss (bass, vocals)
Ben Cissell (drums, percussion)
Tyler Burkum (guitars)

March 28, 2006 - Sold!
Sold! To the Label Group named Provident. According to jesusfreakhideout.com, Flicker Records has been purchased by Provident Label Group, and will take over sales of FR titles beginning April 3 (Provident-Integrity Distribution and Sony Red Distribution). Flicker Records was founded by Audio Adrenaline's Mark Stuart, Bob Herdman and Will McGinniss and is home to Pillar, Kids in the Way, T-Bone, eleventyseven, and many more popular recording artists. Provident
Label Group also announced that it has purchased Flicker's catalog, and it's children's label, Big House Kids.  Terry Hemmings, President and CEO of Provident Music Group says, "Troy Vest, Mark Stuart, and Will McGinniss are very talented and have a solid track record of attracting and developing indie rock acts. We're thrilled for them to join our company and look forward to working with them to further develop the artists on the Flicker roster." The hope is that the affiliation with Provident will give Flicker artists an opportunity to grow to a higher level. "We are very excited about this new relationship and the opportunity to work with the marketing team at Flicker Records," says Bob Morelli, Executive VP and GM of Red Distribution. Provident-Integrity Distribution will begin solicitation of Flicker new releases effective March 17, 2006.
- Matt 

March 8, 2006 - And the Grammy goes to...
The 48th Annual Grammy award ceremonies were held on February 8, 2006, and some big names in the Christian music market brought home a trophy for their shelf. Headlining the list of Gospel field winners was Audio Adrenaline, who is in their final year of touring in 2006.
Audio A won the award for Best Rock Gospel Album (for albums containing 51% or more playing time of VOCAL tracks) for their 2005 release,
Until My Heart Caves In (Forefront Records). This is their second consecutive Grammy award. On their official web site, Ben Cissel reveals his very personal thoughts on winning the award in their final year. "The Grammy is like a lifetime achievement award for us. It's great to be honored and I can't think of a better way to go out. This one's for all those high school teachers who thought we wouldn't amount to anything... check this out!"

Other awards that were given out in the Gospel field:

Best Gospel Performance: "Pray", CeCe Winans

Best Gospel Song: "Be Blessed", Yolanda
, James harris III, Terry Lewis & James Q. Wright songwriters (Yolanda Adams)

Best Pop/Contemporary Gospel Album: Lifesong,
Casting Crowns

Best Southern, Country, or Bluegrass Gospel Album:
Rock of Ages…Hymns & Faith, Amy Grant

Best Traditional Soul Gospel Album: Psalms, Hymns & Spiritual
, Donnie McClurkin

Best Contemporary Soul Gospel Album: Purified,
CeCe Winans

Best Gospel Choir or Chorus Album: One
, Gladys Knight, choir director; Saints Unified Voices

Other notable winners that may be of interest include the band U2, who took home five awards: Best Rock Performance By a Duo or Group ("Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own"), Album of the Year and Best Rock Album(How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb), and Song of the Year and Best Rock Song ("City of Blinding Lights").

Also, Kayne West dominated the rap categories, winning in the Best Rap Solo Performance ("Gold Digger"), Best Rap Song ("Diamonds From Sierra Leone") and Best Rap album for last year's
Late Registration.

For a complete list of winners, visit the site of the Grammy Awards.

- Matt 

Worldwide - Click to view! WORLDWIDE (2003)
We are not meant to live life in our own little bubble, but rather, we are to take our faith to the world. Audio Adrenaline brings this reminder to the church with their usual hard-hitting rock style on their sixth studio album, Worldwide.

Lift DVD - Click to view!
LIFT DVD (2002)
Taking their hard-hitting, fun-loving rock to the DVD realm, Audio Adrenaline provides fans with the music videos to their Lift singles as well as giving them a peek into the behind-the-scenes life of one of Christian music's original rock bands.

Lift - Click to view!
LIFT (2001)
After ten years of being declared a "youth group band", Audio Adrenaline's latest offering, Lift, finds the group attempting to forge a more mature identity for themselves. The change is evident; from the drab, grey photograph on the liner notes to the last song on the album, there's no trace of any kidding around. While this might snag a larger fan base, longtime fans of AA will be startled at what Lift has to offer. Read full review...

Hit Parade - Click to view!
The Kentucky-based band has blazed few trails since they first arrived with Don't Censor Me in 1993, but they have made an honest effort to supply Christian youth with quality rock music. Their greatest hits collection, Hit Parade captures most of the best of it, and provides an enjoyable trek down memory lane. Read full review...

Underdog - Click to view!
Reflecting on God's strength in our weakness, Audio Adrenaline takes that topic into circumspect with their latest studio release. Underdog is a unique mixture of all of Audio A's best, including the original sound and style fans have grown to love over the years without slacking on the message. Read full review...

Some Kind of Zombie - Click to view!
Exploring concepts of rebirth and the resurrection of a generation, Audio Adrenaline minus Barry Blair almost drops the rock-pop feel for a very intense, edgy volume raved by a crowd often ignored by Christian music: youth. This album rocks, pure and simple. This is worth getting for all who love music with danceable energy.
Read full review...

Bloom - Click to view!
BLOOM (1996)
It's an album the band has found hard to top, an uncontrolled statement of trust, energy and salvation urging listeners to bloOm. "Never Gonna Be" stands it's own as one of the hottest Christian singles of all time, a strong melody stressing humility and the enduring glory of Jesus. Understated and underrated, this concert of 13 tracks is Audio Adrenaline's exhortation to see people bloOm where they're planted. Read full review...

Live Bootleg - Click to view!
Audio Adrenaline bring their hard-hitting, personal sound to the stage--and back again. Live Bootleg demonstrates how Audio Adrenaline's sound converts to the stage. Maybe you too will see why the kids go crazy.

Don't Censor Me - Click to view!
It's hard to believe this is only Audio A.'s second album, and it's this record that launched them into superstardom in the Christian market...and certainly a higher profile in the mainstream. Don't Censor Me is recognized as the crossroads of the old and new AA, and that conflict gives maturity, depth and passion to their sound and songs. Read full review...

Audio Adrenaline - Click to view!
Audio Adrenaline may have gone through a lot of changes since they jumped around on the photo shoot for their self-titled debut, but history is worth digging into (most of the time, at least). Here they burst into the world of Christian rock, a world that needed new faces and eagerly welcomed Audio Adrenaline's enthusiastic rock.

The official site of the band has the latest news and info, an e-mail list for the fully informed, and lots and lots more about the band.

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