On January 12, Solid State Records posted a cryptic video to their Facebook page which indicated that they’ll be signing another band this Thursday (January 19). They also posted a similar video earlier today. Check out both of the videos below and take a guess at which band they’ll be signing in the comments section. Continued →
January 17, 2017
Spoken are busy at it once again and have begun tracking their new album. This will be the follow up to “Breathe Again” which released in 2015. Unfortunately recent guitarist/songwriter Scoop Roberts will be stepping away from the band after they record this new album. You can watch a video below detailing why. I think they need to bring back Jef Cunningham and go out on tour playing hits from their earlier 4 albums from 2000-2007. That’d be sweet! Continued →
January 16, 2017
Nashville-based metalcore/alternative metal act The Persuaded brings a heavy-yet-radio-friendly sound with overtly Christ-centered lyrics. Fans of Disciple, Project 86, and Spoken should definitely take a listen.
January 15, 2017
January 10, 2017
Thrash/metal legends Deliverance are back with a new album in 2017 and have just launched a crowd funding campaign via IndieGoGo for it. Check out the campaign here and contribute to make this project a reality. Deliverance 2017 features longtime lead vocalist/guitarist/songwriter Jimmy P Brown with Jim Chaffin (The Blamed, The Crucified, Fasedown) on Drums, and Victor Macias (Torniquet) on Bass. This projects promises to be “fast and heavy” and bring the thrash sound they’ve become world renown for. Find out more at this link.
January 9, 2017
Settle the Sky has announced a reunion show AND is in the process of writing new songs. Keep an eye on their Facebook for more updates. For those unfamiliar with the band, check out one of their eponymous tracks below.
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 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 →
December 13, 2016
December 3, 2016
I have added a couple old albums from last decade to the IVM Bandcamp page. You can find albums from Short 4 Robert (Third Wave Ska), Terra Firma (Spirit Filled Hardcore), and The Distance Between (Melodic Punk Rock). I still have a few other independent releases here in my collection that I’ll be posting soon so stay tuned to that page. Continued →
November 26, 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
Muncie, IN metalcore act Send the Advocate has released a promising debut EP, but can they move past the pitfalls of an oversaturated genre?
November 18, 2016
Facedown Records has announced something incredible cool called “Facedown LTD.” which is a subscription based vinyl plan. There are 12 Vinyl Records available from Comeback Kid, xLookingForwardx, War of Ages (2), For Today, Gideon, Sleeping Giant, xDeathstarx, A Plea for Purging, Hands, xDisciplex AD, and Figure Four. Keep in mind that these are rare and limited to just 250 of each album. Some of these haven’t been pressed to vinyl before and the others will be rare collectors items in a few years. The price is $190 for all 12 Vinyl in a bundle (shipped at different times with last shipment in March 2017). You must pre-order by January 10th and there is a chance it’ll sell out before then. Order here. Continued →
I was browsing iTunes this morning and found a sweet pre-order from the band Phinehas for their upcoming ep “Fight Through The Night” (available December 16th). You can even listen to the samples on iTunes. It appears to be an “acoustic” release with the band backing up Sean’s strong hit worthy voice (if any guy is made for radio, it’s him). Continued →
November 14, 2016
November 11, 2016
Industrial music pioneer Klayton (Celldweller) is back with the project that put his name on the map, Circle of Dust. COD is releasing a new album titled “Machines Of Our Disgrace” on December 9th 2016. In addition to this new album, ALL of the prior COD albums (and spin off projects) have been remastered and reissued right here for sale. You can also stream all the recent COD re-releases on Spotify. Check out the brand new single, below.
November 10, 2016
It’s been a very quiet handful of years for the North Carolina metal act “To Speak Of Wolves”. After releasing the thunderous “Find Your Worth, Come Home,” they vanished from the music scene with little having to say about it. Four years later, they’ve come back from the dead releasing an EP and a relentless touring schedule. Continued →
Grayson, Kentucky’s own chaotic hardcore outfit has decided to reunite recently. Along with the reunion, we’re sure to see more shows (like this one) and new music to follow. Check them out on Facebook for updates. Fans of The Chariot, Botch, Norma Jean, and Rival Choir will definitely enjoy their sound. Continued →
November 9, 2016
Facedown Records are teasing or rather unveiling new vinyl pressings of some of their catalog of releases. The picture below appears to show quite a few vinyl releases with 3 revealed so far: Comeback Kid “Turn It Around”, xLookingForwardx “The Path We Tread”, and War of Ages “Arise & Conquer”. What will be next? Are you excited about these pressings? It’ll all be available on November 18th. Speaking of Facedown, what has been your favorite release this year from the label? Some really strong efforts have been released so far: Rival Choir, My Epic, Everything in Slow Motion, Hope for the Dying, Poured Out, Comrades, and soon – Those Who Fear (December 9th). Continued →
An album I’ve been enjoying since it was released back in August is by the band Islander. The album is called “Power Under Control” and it has that Blindside meets POD meets Deftones meets Papa Roach vibe. The album was released by Victory Records back on August 5th (stream on spotify below) and this is a video for the track “Bad Buy” off the album. Continued →
November 8, 2016
November 7, 2016
Theocracy have just released their brand new full length effort, “Ghost Ship” on October 28th through Ulterium Records. This most anticipated new release and 4th album from this Georgia band is sure to win over even the most skeptical of metal fan. Technical, fast, melodic, and full of soaring melodies (and guitar solos). Check out a music video for the title track below. Limited vinyl is available from Ulterium Records and on Amazon.
October 26, 2016
Nothing Left released a blistering debut single “Hands of Death” today. The band is a new project from the Leitru brothers (For Today) with Danon from A Bullet for Pretty Boy on vocals & Alex (Silent Planet) recorded drums. What do you think? Since this was posted on the Nuclear Blast page it’s only assumed that the label will be releasing this band’s debut. Stay tuned for details.
October 23, 2016
October 21, 2016
Facedown Records has unleashed the HEAVY with a new Those Who Fear track titled “Ten Years”. The song will appear on the band’s upcoming full length release “State of Mind”, due out December 9th on Facedown Records. This is HEAVY stuff and I believe most of you hardcore/metal fans will find something to appreciate. Continued →