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 →
December 3, 2016
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 →
October 17, 2016
October 16, 2016
June 29, 2015
Formed in 2008, New Hampshire based metal outfit, Ana Sapphira, brings us their debut LP, Edge Walker. Having opened for many national touring acts including War of Ages, Wolves at the Gate, August Burns Red and Impending Doom, the group will mark it’s sixth year of playing together in 2015. Check out the full review here.
April 23, 2015
Indeed, it’s always sad to see a talented band call it quits, but at least they’re going out with a bang. Check out my review of Exiting the Fall’s latest and last release, ‘Bloodline.’
February 26, 2015
February 22, 2015
Following a middling album in “Release the Panic,” veteran rockers RED seek to redeem themselves with “Of Beauty and Rage.” Does this new album prove to be a return to form? Find out here.
February 5, 2015
If you like your music raw, fast and heavy, then look no further. Read on for the review of Judgement X Days’s new debut EP, ‘The Altar’.
January 10, 2015
Despite My Pride has delivered an interesting work, that never really settles into any one particular form, and there is nothing wrong with that. Here’s the full review.