As we’ve known for a while now, Stephen Christian (ex-Anberlin, Anchor & Braille) has been at work recording a solo album. Today, we got our first taste of what we can expect to hear on his upcoming release, “Wildfires”, set to release on July 28th. Continued →
Author: Rob J
June 20, 2017
April 19, 2017
Years ago, I came across a band called The Wedding online and instantly fell in love with their music, every aspect of it. On their self-titled album and their sophomore release, “Polarity”, vocalist Kevin Kiehn did an amazing job on vocals, helping to make those albums quite memorable and still favorites of mine to this day. Continued →
April 4, 2017
I am always on the lookout for new bands to listen to. Sometimes it feels like an eternity passes between finding one new band and the next, but then again, that could also be because I can be a little picky about my music. Continued →
April 3, 2017
This past September, David Curtis (ex Run Kid Run) released his most recent album, One Voice. I’m only about halfway through it right now, but it is one great worship album, and David has rather generously made it a free download for a limited time on his bandcamp page, where you can also find his other releases as well. Continued →
March 28, 2017
New Jersey isn’t one of the biggest states in the country, in fact it’s one of the smaller ones. Despite that, it’s still large enough, in it’s own right, to inspire surprise that there aren’t more Christian musicians here who are willing and able to take their gifting beyond the four walls of the church. Continued →
January 25, 2017
Random Hero, who can be seen on the upcoming City Rockfest Tour, just released their first single from their upcoming release, “The Covering”, which drops in February. Check out the lyric video for the song “Mirror, Mirror” below and share your thoughts! Continued →
So the guys in Islander came across a track of theirs called “Wake Up!” that had been leaked online and were cool enough about it to share. I’m assuming the song was recorded during their time in the studio recording their most recent album, “Power Under Control”. Continued →
January 3, 2017
In 2016, I saw my tastes in music grow a bit more. This would account for why you’ll see some albums make an appearance on this list that, if you know me, you wouldn’t normally expect to see here. Overall, I thought it was a pretty good year for music, but a number of times some of the albums I was most excited about lost something after numerous listen throughs. Continued →
December 16, 2016
With dates going from February all the way through May, the City Rockfest Tour will be making the rounds in 2017. Boasting a rather impressive lineup, this tour promises to be nothing short of amazing. For a full list of dates and to keep updated on potential new additions, be sure to check out their Facebook page at City Rockfest Tour. Continued →
December 15, 2016
Check out this new lyric video from Oh Sleeper called “Oxygen”! It’s been a while since we last heard from these guys! What do you guys think?? Continued →
November 28, 2016
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 →
November 15, 2016
If you downloaded our most recent comp, “Hearts Bleed Passion, Vol. 6″, you may have heard this song. Definitely one of my favorites on it. Here’s a brief explanation of what it’s about from the band’s vocalist, Matt Evans:
” “The Laws That Guide My Feet” is kind of an anthem for people who feel lost and out of place. Continued →
November 14, 2016
2012 saw the departure of Lacey Sturm from Flyleaf. She announced to her fans that it was her desire to take some time off and focus on her family, an admirable and noble decision for sure. In the hearts of her fans was a feeling of support for her decision, yet at the same time, those feelings were mixed with a hopeful wondering of whether or not we’d hear from Lacey again in the music arena. Continued →
November 8, 2016
Looking for some new hip hop to check out? Check out The Trade’s newest video for their track “No Chill Button”. Good stuff.
Over the years, the name “Memphis May Fire” has become nearly synonymous with the genre commonly referred to as metalcore. Some love metalcore, some not so much, but regardless of your preference, it’s hard to deny that Memphis May Fire is one of the best the genre has to offer. Continued →
November 7, 2016
June 21, 2014
The Old-timers are releasing ‘Be Reconciled’, their brand new album on July 1st. Check out the review below!
June 9, 2014
The Way have released their new album ‘I Keep Falling’. Check out the review!
January 15, 2014
Check out my review of The Old-timers “Spiritus Sanctus” on Thumper Punk Records.
July 15, 2013
Check out my review of the Relient K and The Almost tour stop in New Jersey this past week.
February 8, 2013
January 31, 2013
The first song off the Color Morale’s upcoming album (Know Hope, in stores 3/26!) is now up on youtube as a lyric video! Check it out and let us know what you think! Continued →
June 18, 2012
January 17, 2012
Read my review of “Seek and You Will Find” by Steve Owsinski
October 18, 2011
Check out this review of Grave Robber’s new album “You’re All Gonna Die!”
September 21, 2011
September 9, 2011
Many of our readers here at IVM are familiar with Grave Robber. I was first introduced to the band via a myspace friend request a few years ago and my first impression was simply “whoa”. After checking out the songs, reading the lyrics, and so on it was impossible for me not to love what they’re doing. Continued →
July 10, 2011
Check out Grave Robber’s third full length release “Exhumed”, which is actually a collection of new and old songs.
I remember being in high school and rocking out to Live’s albums Throwing Copper and the Secret Samahdi. Still great albums today. Some of the songs were just so infectious that getting them stuck in your head on a near daily basis was simply inevitable. If you’re familiar with the band I’m sure you can relate.
June 10, 2011
I got my first listen of Hello Kelly by pure chance. I was walking through the store and came across the self titled album sitting on the shelf and for some reason or other went to the computer and sampled it and liked what I heard. That was about 3 years ago. 3 years later, we’re about to see the release of the band’s follow up album, EASYFORYOUTOSAY and it will not by any means disappoint. Let me break it down for you…