Category Archives: Interviews

xDeathstarx

xDeathstarx

New email interview with Eric Gregson of xDeathstarx. We talk about the breakup, the new single, Facedown Fest, & the future! …continue reading

Daniel McCartney (The Action Agency / Gideon)

Daniel McCartney (The Action Agency / Gideon)

Check out a conversation with Daniel McCartney (Gideon) about his booking company The Action Agency! …continue reading

Manafest

Manafest

IVM catches up with Chris “Manafest” Greenwood about his new album, battle rapping against Michael Jackson, how “Diamonds” was influenced by Brian “Head” Welch, working with Invisible Creature, and much more. …continue reading

Fireflight

Fireflight

Here is an e-mail interview between Dawn Michele, vocalist of Grammy-nominated rock band Fireflight, and Ian Zandi. However, most of these questions are actually adapted from our very own Brandon Jones. Be sure to check out their new independent album INNOVA when it drops on 5/5/15. The current single “Resuscitate” is Fireflight’s eighth #1 hit. …continue reading

Disciple

Disciple

Hello my friends, it’s been a while, but I’ve got another sweet interview for you to enjoy. Recently I attended the City Rock Fest Tour, featuring Disciple, Decyfer Down, Nine Lashes, and Seventh Day Slumber, when it made a stop in Minot, North Dakota. I didn’t have a chance to plan an interview in advance, but I figured I’d bring my iPod and mini microphone and see if any of the groups would be …continue reading

The Hawk In Paris

The Hawk In Paris

An interview with The Hawk In Paris’ Dan Haseltine and Ian Zandi. Topics include their new single “Frozen Heart”, finding inspiration, and why the band won’t tour. …continue reading

House of Heroes

House of Heroes

The 2nd part of an interview between Tim Skipper, Stephanie Skipper, and Ian Zandi. This segment focuses on the House of Heroes project. …continue reading

Copperlily

Copperlily

Here is the first part of an interview done between Ian Zandi and Copperlily. The 2nd part will include House of Heroes. …continue reading

Naturalist

Naturalist

An IVM exclusive interview with post-hardcore band Naturalist. Conversation topics include their intriguing cover art, the new album direction, and staring at people just to creep them out. …continue reading

Ellie Holcomb

Ellie Holcomb

This is a transcript of a phone interview I had over digital coffee today with CCM singer-songwriter Ellie Holcomb. The 30 minute conversation includes topics such as her album As Sure as the Sun, her involvement with Drew Holcomb & the Neighbors, potential collaboration with Jon Foreman, touring plans, a relatively-unknown side project, and her thoughts on streaming services. …continue reading

Aaron Gillespie

Aaron Gillespie

A phone interview of Aaron Gillespie conducted by Ian Zandi for IVM on 1.27.15. Topics include his new worship album, touring plans, his time with Paramore, Breaking Bad, streaming music, and vinyl purchases. …continue reading

The Gray Havens

The Gray Havens

Check out IVM’s interview with Dave and Licia Radford of The Gray Haven …continue reading

Project 86 Week – Day 5 – Fan Questions

Project 86 Week – Day 5 – Fan Questions

In our final, deluxe, day of Project 86 week, we unveil the questions that Schwab picked to answer from your fan questions! …continue reading

Those Who Fear

Those Who Fear

Sonshine Festival was a huge success, as far as getting to see some amazing groups perform and being able to interview a few bands. Honestly, the crowd was down from a year ago. One of the groups kind enough to chat with me was Those Who Fear, a hardcore outfit on Facedown Records. They were a long way from their hometown of Pittsburgh, PA, and it showed a little bit in our short interview. I think they must have been driving all night, because they seemed a little tired. That’s alright, I still love them. John Healy and Jacob Wilder share their thoughts on Sonshine, the new album, and fan response. Enjoy! …continue reading

Bill Mallonee

Bill Mallonee

I was lucky enough to talk with Bill Mallonee about his upcoming album Winnowing and the intersection between faith and art; much of it was off the record, but here are a few of his words to shed light on the album and his approach to songwriting. …continue reading

The Saving (Andres Ortiz)

The Saving (Andres Ortiz)

Check out a brand new interview with Andres Ortiz of The Saving below. If you’re unfamiliar with the band you are missing out. Make sure you check out the brand new single, “Abolitionist”, here. …continue reading

Beartooth

Beartooth

We recently had the chance to talk with Red Bull Records metalcore band, Beartooth. We talked about their new record, the current band lineup and what the future may hold for Caleb Shomo and crew. …continue reading

Brady Toops

Brady Toops

We talk to Brady about his life as a musician, his upcoming tour, and drop-crotch pants. …continue reading

Mattie Montgomery of For Today

Mattie Montgomery of For Today

We recently had the chance to talk with Mattie Montgomery, lead vocalist and frontman vocalist of Razor & Tie metalcore band, For Today. We talked about their new record, fatherhood, the highs and lows of Warped Tour, and what it means to be Christians in the music industry. …continue reading

David Wimbish: Part One

David Wimbish: Part One

David Wimbish of The Collection was kind enough to take some time and have a conversation with me over email. We talked about The Collection’s new album, “Ars Moriendi,” how the writing process works, what it’s like to have a family for a band, faith, hope, love, and everything else in between. …continue reading

Judah & The Lion

Judah & The Lion

Releasing a new album in under two months, non-stop touring and really diverse music tastes…it was great to sit down and chat with the boys of Judah & The Lion. …continue reading

Lecrae

Lecrae

A couple of weeks ago, I spent an impromptu 15 minutes talking with Lecrae at Canada’s Wonderland in Toronto (Canada), where he was performing a set during WonderJam. …continue reading

Josh Stoll of Summertime Dropouts

Josh Stoll of Summertime Dropouts

With sales from their debut album, Rewind, reaching over 11,000 copies sold and a full season of touring under their belt the Minnesota band is on the verge of something big. …continue reading

B. Cooper

B. Cooper

His name is unfamiliar, but he’s been involved in hip-hop since he was 14 years old. B. Cooper is about to get his due. July 15 marks the release date for his new album, While The City Sleeps, being released by Reflection Music Group. We spoke on the phone concerning his excitement for the new release, the privilege of working with other amazing artists, and the state of hip-hop in general. Enjoy!

IVM: What’s up guys! I get the …continue reading

American Arson

American Arson

After 4 song debuts from American Arson we are wrapping up the week with an interview. Read below for info on Evan Baker, the man behind the project, then head over to his store to purchase the album. …continue reading

Numbers

Numbers

Numbers is a difficult-to-classify band out of Seattle. They released their full length, titled Three, in March and to be honest it was an instant buy. I was totally unprepared with what this unsigned band offered musically and was immediately hooked. Check out the interview with vocalist Kyle Bishop below and get to know the band before your friends do! Don’t forget to check out our stream of the song “Legal Lee Speaking” as well. …continue reading

King’s Kaleidoscope

King’s Kaleidoscope

Bad Christian’s own King’s Kaleidoscope touched base with us this week about their partnership with Bad Christian, their new album, and what makes them tick. Check out our conversation, here. …continue reading

Playdough & DJ Sean Patrick

Playdough & DJ Sean Patrick

The week after Playdough & DJ Sean Patrick dropped their new collaboration, Gold Tips, they were kind enough to spend some time discussing the new project with me over the phone. In this interview you’ll discover that these guys are hilarious, fun-loving, humble men of God that know how to “turn the party out.”

IVM: This is Vince, and I’m very excited to be talking with two awesome guys. Playdough, the MC from Dallas, …continue reading

Chayah Miranda

Chayah Miranda

Chayah Miranda, an indie CCM artist, releases her first album ‘No Other Way’ on April 15th. Check out my interview with Chayah about the album below. …continue reading

Project 86

Project 86

In this exclusive interview with Project 86 frontman Andrew Schwab, we talk about the new record, using indiegogo, and even ask a few questions about past jams. …continue reading

B Is Bridgie

B Is Bridgie

I had the privileged opportunity to interview Kim Caro who is the vocalist for upcoming indie rock band B Is Bridgie. She shared how they got to know producer Scott Silletta, people who she wished or wish she could collaborate with, and her fancy for bottle cap art. …continue reading

Demon Hunter (Demon Hunter Week Day 5)

Demon Hunter (Demon Hunter Week Day 5)

In our epic conclusion to Demon Hunter Week, frontman and lead singer Ryan Clark personally selects and answers ten questions from our fan questions thread. Enjoy. …continue reading

The Saving

The Saving

I recent got the chance to interview Andres Ortiz, the brains behind the one man project that is The Saving. We talked about the recording process, lyrics on the new album, and what the future holds for the project. …continue reading

The Overseer

The Overseer

I had the chance to talk with guitarist/clean vocalist of the up and coming Solid State Records power house, The Overseer. We talked about the new record, the band’s van getting broken into, to which rap artist they would like to tour with. …continue reading

Spoken

Spoken

A couple of weeks ago I spent an entertaining evening with Matt Baird (and some local talent) at a coffee shop, where Matt was performing an acoustic set.  He had been traveling for 2 weeks playing acoustic gigs, just him, his guitar, and his family.  The city of Minot, where I currently reside, was his final stop before a very short 2-day break until it was back on the road again, this time with the entire band in tow.  The …continue reading

Loftland (Loftland Week Day 5)

Loftland (Loftland Week Day 5)

We close our Loftland Week out with an exclusive interview with the band. Thanks for joining us on another great artist centered week of content. Be sure to check back in March as we announce another great “__________ Week” event. …continue reading

The “In The Silence of the Mind” Interviews – Part 2 (Silverline, My Ransomed Soul, Merge, This City Awaits)

The “In The Silence of the Mind” Interviews – Part 2 (Silverline, My Ransomed Soul, Merge, This City Awaits)

Continuing the “In the Silence of the Mind” Interviews, I pick up with Silverline, This City Awaits, Merge, and My Ransomed Soul. …continue reading

The “In The Silence of the Mind” Interviews – (Eyes of Eli, Righteous Vendetta, Southbound Fearing, more)

The “In The Silence of the Mind” Interviews – (Eyes of Eli, Righteous Vendetta, Southbound Fearing, more)

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. …continue reading

My Epic

My Epic

Hey guys, Vince here back with another artist interview. This time around I’m chatting with Aaron Stone, the voice behind the music and lyrics of My Epic, the band that doesn’t quite seem to fit on Facedown Records, yet they form a perfect union. My Epic released their new effort Behold last month to stellar reviews. Fans have been connecting with it lyrically and musically, and in our talk Aaron explains all about the ambient tone, what it …continue reading

Everything In Slow Motion

Everything In Slow Motion

I was lucky enough to have the privilege of interviewing Shane Ochsner, the man behind Everything In Slow Motion. Shane is a great conversationalist, and I felt like I really got to know him during our 80 minute chat. He was by far the longest phone interview I’ve ever conducted, but he was also the most personable guy. Maybe it’s because we’re both living in North Dakota, but probably because he is the most genuine, humble person I’ve ever …continue reading

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