THE MOST RECENT

December 2, 2016

December 1, 2016

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5 Christian Metal Bands You May Not Have Heard Of (2000's Version)

Here’s another one of those lists I’ve been working on. Primarily, the reoccurring genre this time ’round are in the ‘core genre. Hope you enjoy!

5. A Thousand Times Repent

Deathcore, as of late, has been extremely popular, especially with the last 4-5 years. If you want some good Christian deathcore, go listen to A Thousand Times Repent, as well as the Christian deathcore comps on Bandcamp. But back to the topic at hand. The band formed in 2006 as a sixpiece, one vocalist, one drummer, one bassist, and three guitarists. The band signed to Tribunal Records and released a single EP, Virtue Has Few Friends. Lineup changes ensued soon after and then disbanded around 2011, without any formal announcement. The band seemed to have some hype behind them back in the day, with the release of the EP. In more recent days, the band was given more press with… er… crime. Not the band members though, I assure you.

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November 30, 2016

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Salt Of The Sound releases new EP

Salt Of The Sound‘s new EP centres around the theme of light, which is echoed in different ways across all of the songs, and features heavily in the Advent traditions of Nordic countries. Waiting For The Dawn combines these Scandinavian influences with an focus on natural soundscapes, as well as featuring the unique blend of electronic synths, subtle vocal harmonies, and thoughtful lyrical messages that the duo have become known for. Continued →

November 29, 2016

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Scoop Roberts leaves Spoken

Scoop Roberts, Guitarist of the band Spoken, has announced his departure from the band. Roberts has only been featured on Breathe Inside and their new upcoming album, set to be released in 2017. The band now will only consist of Vocalist Matt Baird, the only remaining original member. Continued →

November 28, 2016

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REVIEW : JJ Heller - Unto Us

In writing reviews, occasionally you come across an artist or band you’re entirely unfamiliar with. There can be a number of reasons for that, but nevertheless, when I come across them, I look forward to writing the review. It’s often a great way to find and share new artists/bands to listen to and you know you’re sure to present a fresh take on the album you’re reviewing. Continued →

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Slechtvalk - We Are

Slechtvalk, the black metal band from the Netherlands, has some new music to offer. After two years of work, (yes it was two years), the band has finally released a lyric video for their song “We Are”. It’s fast, brutal and has some of the best quality for black metal I’ve heard yet! The album, titled Where Wandering Shadows and Mists Collide, will be released in December 2016. Enjoy!

November 26, 2016

November 25, 2016

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Joshua Porter (of Showbread) Has a New Band

Recently on Twitter, Joshua Porter not only announced that he is in a new band called Church of Agony, but that they have already released a short Christmas EP entitled O Come, All Ye Faithful. The EP includes new wave renditions of the following Christmas classics: “O Come, All Ye Faithful,” “O Holy Night,” and “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas.” You can stream it or download it for $3 on Bandcamp; you can also follow them on Twitter. Continued →

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By Brandon Jones:

Favorite Albums From 1996: Top 25

In celebration of Election Day and the relaunch of IVM I thought it’d be cool to take a look back at albums released 20 years ago that hold a special place in my heart. Thank you all for the support over the years and sticking with me through turbulent times, peaks and valleys with everything in between. It’s because of fans, friends, and my love of music that I am relaunching this website. Can you believe we’ve been off the net for almost a year and a half? Wow. Here we go.. Continued →

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Check This Band Out!

DENS

DENS released a fabulous album this year called “From Small Seeds Come Giant Trees”. More to come from these guys in the coming months so stay tuned. Check out a stream below. Continued →

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Introducing

DAVII

Check out the music of DAVII. He just released his debut Ep titled “Evermore” that you can listen to below and purchase on iTunes. There is also a new music video for the title track right here. Fans of The Weeknd, GAWVI, ZEDD, and Capital Kings will love this sound and we highly recommend this new ep. Continued →

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Introducing

Eaves

You may have heard this new project called “Eaves” on Hearts Bleed Passion Vol. 6 Part 1. If you haven’t yet, please do yourself a favor and give this song a listen. The project is called “Eaves” and their first song is titled “Windows”. Listen to it below. Fans of Everything in Slow Motion, Balance and Composure, Basement, Title Fight, Young and Heartless, will appreciate the sounds of this band. Continued →

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Introducing

To Live As Sons

Introducing a new band to you today. They are called To Live As Sons and feature a few former members from ZAO’s “The Splinter Shards the Birth Of Separation” (and before) era. They play a fiery blend of Spirit Filled Hardcore meant to get your adrenaline pumping and your fists in the air. This is some of the most solid independent hardcore I’ve heard in recent years and I encourage you to check them out. Listen to their new songs, below. Check out their debut ep “Beaten.Broken.Alive” Now! Continued →

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Introducing

One Way Home

I am proud to introduce our readers to the music of folk-pop trio, One Way Home. Featuring a blend of folk, americana, bluegrass, and pop in an undeniably addictive mix of music meant to get you singing along and lifting your hands in praise. I haven’t heard a group quite like these fine people so make sure you check out their new full length “Front Porch” that released back in March on spotify below. You can download the title track to that full length on Hearts Bleed Passion Vol. 6 Part 1. Continued →