On November 23, 2016, Metal Hammer wrote an article about the top 10 essential Christian metal albums. I agreed for the most part with their list. But there were a few that I thought, “why would you pick those albums?” Read the article, and comment what albums you would vote as the Top 10 essentials and then, maybe, we’ll do an article on it, with an average of your votes. Continued →
November 24, 2016
November 21, 2016
Today, I am posting a list of Christian Metal bands from the old days that aren’t mentioned very often when talking about Christian metal. Most of them tend to be Nu-metal, ironically, even though the 90’s was the time for Nu-Metal/Rapcore. Continued →
November 19, 2016
For All Eternity, the Christian melodic metalcore band, has started to work on the demos for their third album. After the release of Metanoia, the band hit the ground running. Scoring high in the charts, the album hit 23 in Billboard Christian Albums and 21 in Billboard’s Top Heatseekers Albums. Continued →
November 18, 2016
August Burns Red over the years have become notorious for releasing Christmas Metal songs.This years happens to be “What Child Is This (Greensleeves)”. Go listen to the song at Alternative Press. Or go purchase it here.
“This song has a bit of a black metal flavor, but takes a turn in the middle,”
guitarist JB Brubaker says. Continued →
November 17, 2016
Elgibbor, an Unblack metal project, started back in 1999. The founder, Jarek Pozarycki a.k.a. Fire, has played in several bands, most notably Frost Like Ashes. Elgibbor released 5 demos, 3 EPs (two splits), and 12 studio albums. On November 17, 2016, Fire put out a statement claiming the new album, entitled The Roots of Blood will be released on CD. Continued →
October 17, 2016
December 3, 2014
A written review of Relient K’s 10th Anniversary Tour at the Glasshouse in Pomona, CA. (Also feat From Indian Lakes and Blondfire).
November 14, 2014
What are your favorite Project 86 jams? Here are some of mine. Let the debate ensue.
November 10, 2014
Today’s world has more music than ever. Are we music fatigued? Is there just too much music?
Our massive Project 86 Week kicks off today in honor of tomorrow’s release of “Knives to the Future.”
September 20, 2014
These are the ten faith-based bands that every hard rocker/ metalhead owes it to themselves to check out.
September 14, 2014
August 3, 2014
Since weekends are typically slow time of posting here on IVM I figured i’d post a little something for you guys to ponder. I did post this on Facebook to generate some comments so feel free to repost those comments here and join in the discussion right here on IVM. Continued →
July 14, 2014
June 19, 2014
In the Silence of the Mind returns from it’s long and silent slumber to tackle one of the great questions of our day… will Community get a sixth season and a movie? Well, actually this is about rebranding…
March 7, 2014
In the Silence of the Mind: March 7, 2014
Being a Band – Part 2 – What’s In a Name?
“What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” The immortal poet William Shakespeare penned these words as a way to point to the deeper meaning that a thing (in this case a rose) was defined by what it was, not what it was called. Continued →
February 20, 2014
In honor of the sophomore album, “Rest & Let Go”, from The Overseer which comes out on March 4th I will be conducting a written interview with the band. Submit your questions you would like asked here.
February 19, 2014
Continuing the “In the Silence of the Mind” Interviews, I pick up with Silverline, This City Awaits, Merge, and My Ransomed Soul.
February 13, 2014
In preparation for this year’s “In the Silence of the Mind” articles, I reached out to some key people in the industry to get their thoughts. This “super interview” compiles the answers from Righteous Vendetta, Eyes of Eil, Dorean Lives, Declaration AD, and Southbound Fearing.
February 6, 2014
In a heated battle between popular streaming services, I am coming to you our most loyal readers to get an opinion on which one you use (if you use one) and what your thoughts on it are. Do you use Spotify, Rdio, Beats, Google Play, iTunes Radio, Pandora, or other new service? Continued →
January 31, 2014
Lee invites Seth Hecox of Becoming the Archetype to share his thoughts on a key element of being a band, branding. Read on to find out more and see what life would have been like if Magnified Plaid hadn’t rebranded.
January 22, 2014
After we had such awesome discussion regarding the ten most impacting albums, this seemed to be a natural progression. List the three shows that you attended that had the biggest impact on your life. Feel free to share why they had a lasting impact or any fun details from your experiences. Continued →
January 19, 2014
Check out my new Fast FWD Feature with Bill Power of Blenderhead on his life making music and what he’s been up to lately.
January 13, 2014
We are following up our Strongarm “Fast FWD” feature with Part 2, this time with Chris Carbonell answering some deep questions. Let’s relive the past and travel back to the time of DIY hardcore spirit and celebrate the accomplishments of this great Florida band.
January 8, 2014
I started a feature late last year that sort of fell to the wayside. I apologize for slacking on my job. Here is the latest edition of “Fast FWD – What They’re Up 2 Now” with Jason B. of Strongarm. Enjoy! Continued →
January 4, 2014
This is a spin off of the Facebook thing floating around that prompts you to list your top 10 favorite albums that have made the biggest impact on your life. List those 10 albums below and let’s start a discussion on what music continues to impact your life. Continued →
December 19, 2013
In our final (?) In the Silence of the Mind for 2013, I examine the ultimate Christmas Music Playlist. Be sure to chime in with your favorite songs!
December 12, 2013
As Christmas approaches “In the Silence of the Mind” examines the single most important aspect of life, theology, the universe, and everything.
December 5, 2013
In this edition of “In the Silence of the Mind” we take a look at some songs that are completely passionate “Love Songs to God.”