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12/5/2008 - Rock Band After Edmund’s Debut Album Garners GRAMMY® Nod
December 5th, 2008—NASHVILLE, Tenn.—Slanted Records’ rock band After Edmund garnered their first GRAMMY® nomination, according to the National Recording Academy of Arts & Sciences, as announced last evening on “GRAMMY® Nominations Concert LIVE! Countdown to Music’s Biggest Night,” aired on the CBS Television Network.
The Georgia-based, five-member rock band’s debut release, Hello, was honored in the Best Rock or Rap Gospel Album category (#53) alongside artists Flame, Sanctus Real, Superchick and TobyMac . The recording was produced by GRAMMY®-nominated and award-winning producer Scotty Wilbanks.
“We’re honored to receive a nomination for a GRAMMY® Award for our album Hello,” stated band member Yates. “It’s a great privilege to join such an elite group of nominated musicians, and it’s wonderful to be recognized by our industry and our peers as creators of relevant art. As with everything, all glory to God in heaven – the greatest Creator of all.”
“After Edmund’s first Slanted release, Hello, was highly anticipated a year prior to its release and was met with great critical acclaim,” Barry Jennings, president of Slanted Records, said of the nomination. “To then be nominated for a GRAMMY® Award—the industry’s highest honor—for your first major label effort is a remarkable feat indeed. These five young men are multi-talented singers, songwriters and musicians; and we are extremely proud of their achievement.”
After Edmund was one of three winners of MTV2’s Rock the Revolution contest this summer in the Atlanta area. The members were awarded a performance at the Lakewood Amphitheatre for the Atlanta show of the national Projekt Revolution Tour featuring Linkin Park, Chris Cornell and The Bravery.
The band has just completed the nationwide Truth Hope & Love Tour with Christian music mainstays Building 429 and newcomers Addison Road. The 30-city tour hit states including Arkansas, Texas, Alabama, Kansas, Missouri, North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Ohio and Minnesota.
Earlier this week, Hello was selected in the Top 10 Critics Picks for 2008 according to CCM Magazine’s editors who select their top choices for the best faith-based albums of the year.
“Distortion never sounded so delectable thanks to this disc packed with ethereal knob twirlers, cutting-edge programming, electricity-doused instrumentation, and perhaps most importantly, culturally relevant songwriting,” stated an editor of the release.
Hello was also named a standout release for 2008 by the staff and senior music editors of the Gospel Music Channel website; and last month, an editor from Christianity Today (ChristianityToday.com) listed Hello as one of his favorite albums of the year.
After Edmund has also been nominated for Best New Christian Group or Artist as well as for Best Band/Artist (Rock or Rock/Pop) for this year’s Golden Ear Awards, selected by readers of Ignite Your Faith Magazine (formerly Campus Life Magazine).
Hello hit shelves in February garnering acclaim by various industry insiders. Known for their high-energy live set and their distinct modern rock style, After Edmund enjoyed their first overseas tour this summer to Sweden and were featured on various festivals including one of the headlining positions at the popular SHOUTFEST. They made appearances on tv shows including “Good Day Atlanta,” “Live at Nine,” “Live From Studio B,” “The Harvest Show” and “Positively Arkansas” among others.
7/30/2008 - Slanted Records Band AFTER EDMUND to Perform Alongside Linkin Park, Chris Cornell and The Bravery
(NASHVILLE, TENN.) -- Slanted Records recording artists After Edmund are slated to perform alongside rock icons Linkin Park, Chris Cornell, The Bravery and others this Sunday night, August 3rd, at the Lakewood Amphitheater (2002 Lakewood Way, 404-627-9704) in Atlanta, Ga. The band, one of three winners of MTV2’s Rock the Revolution contest in the Atlanta area, was awarded a performance at the show which is part of the national Projekt Revolution Tour hitting over 20 cities this summer.
ABOUT Rock The Revolution
MTV2 Atlanta and Comcast challenged local artists to compete for the once-in-a- lifetime shot to open Linkin Park’s Projekt Revolution. 140 artists entered and after more than one million votes, the fans declared their top twelve picks. MTV2’s music panel reviewed each finalist and after much deliberation, they selected three artists to represent Atlanta on the Revolution stage at the Lakewood Amphitheatre on August 3rd. Other winners included Green Eyed Stare and Alien Moon Base. MTV2 will be on hand to record the event.
“We are proud to have been chosen to perform,” stated keyboard player Yates. “To get an opportunity like this is encouraging. We’ve been at this a while - sometimes it’s good to feel like the hard work pays off. There are some great bands coming out of the Atlanta area. We consider it an honor to be among them and are grateful to everyone who voted.”
After Edmund’s debut release, Hello, hit shelves in February garnering acclaim by various industry insiders. Known for their high-energy live set and their distinct modern rock style, the band has recently been featured on various summer festivals and tv shows including “Good Day Atlanta,” “Live at NINE” and “Positively Arkansas” among others.
After Edmund, who just returned from their first overseas tour to Sweden, will be hitting the road in the fall alongside Building 429 and Addison Road for a 30-city nationwide tour. The band’s latest single “Clouds” has just been released to Christian CHR stations everywhere.
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