May 24, 2024

Song of the Day: Eyes of the Defiled - Buried as Saints

Eyes of the Defiled was a deathcore band (death metal + metalcore) from Maryland. Information about the band is scarce, but it appears that they formed in the early 2010s, putting out their debut EP in 2012 before signing with Vision of God Records, for 2016’s Distant Tellings album. They were also involved in almost every installment of the Christian Deathcore compilations on Bandcamp. The band’s sound focused on traditional deathcore–heavy riffs, often in a breakdown style, the occasional melodic lead guitar, and lots of pig squeal-type vocals that are associated with the genre.… Continued →

May 20, 2024

May 19, 2024

New Releases: May 17, 2024

Rock & Metal
  • Asfirefalls – Know You [Single]
  • Collision of Innocence – Silence [Single]
  • My Epic – Heavy Heart [Single]
  • UnWorthy – This Present Darkness
Pop & Alternative
  • almost a.m. – Where Are You [Single]
  • Bien – chill [Single]
  • CHPTRS – Lost and Found [Single]
  • Colton Dixon – Up + Up [Single]
  • Fulton Lee – Plans [Single]
  • John Jin Han – Better [Single]
  • Kylie Odetta – Ache [Single]
  • Mat Kearney – Mat Kearney
  • SVRCINA, Nightcore Reality – Loyal (Nightcore) [Single]
Electronic & EDM
  • Chris Howland, Audicid – Set Me Free [Single]
  • DJ Kirk – In My Rhythm [Single]
  • God’s Warrior – Rock It [Single]
  • JOSHUA LAZER – Taste And See [Single]
  • MAINCREED, YUILA – Honest with You [Single]
  • Pembers – righteousness [Single]
  • Roberto Rosso, Bassanova, Aisling Fuller – Yeshua [Single]
Folk & Singer/Songwriter
  • Caroline Cobb – Why They Call This Stuff Good News [Single]
  • Embleton – Is Your Arm Too Short To Save [Single]
  • Swingin Hammers – No Fool [Single]
Worship & Gospel
  • A New Heaven and A New Earth, Phil Joel, Don Chaffer – Our Common Home [Single]
  • alli ward – how sweet / what You gave [Single]
  • Future Divine – Future Divine [EP]
  • Hannah Kerr – Church Hurt [Single]
  • Jeremy Camp – Deeper Waters
  • Project of Love – Luke 3 & John 17 – Pride of My Life [Single]
  • Rhett Walker – Somebody Say Amen [Single]
  • Sam Wilson – Honey [Single]
  • Sarah Kroger – A New Reality 
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May 17, 2024

My Epic Continue to Forge New Paths and Make Fans of the Masses with New Song "Heavy Heart"

I have nothing but absolute good things to say about My Epic and the beauty of the music they create. This new song really hits me deep in the chest and is a beautiful testament to not only talent, singing, songwriting, and all that but also to the power of words and swaying of notes. This new song “Heavy Heart” by My Epic is quite possibly the best thing the band has ever done up until this point which is an enormous mouthful to proclaim considering expectations were always high to overcome the heights of past accomplishments.… Continued →

Convictions Release Emotional New Track About Loss, "Hurts Like Hell"

The heavy music band (you call it whatever genre you’d like because they do it best) – Convictions, just dropped a new song a week ago titled “Hurts Like Hell” and coming from personal experience dealing with the grief of loss, I know exactly how that feels. Listen to the emotionally charged and feelings triggering new song in lyric video format below and make sure to give these guys a follow on your socials.… Continued →

Five Iron Frenzy Announce Two So Cal Shows in August with Craig's Brother and The Ruffolos

Five Iron Frenzy are adding some exciting “Old School Set” shows around the country celebrating the band’s rich past and fun, sometimes goofy, nature. The band just announced 2 more shows for the old school sets and they are happening right here in Southern California this August. First show is on August 9th at The Observatory in Santa Ana, CA. and the 2nd show is at House Of Blues in San Diego. Both shows will feature Craig’s Brother and The Ruffolos. I’ve got insider news that a few members of Too Bad Eugene will also be playing in the lineup for Craig’s Brother that evening, similar to the CB lineup that played a series of shows in Canada around Red Bridge Fest last year (look it up on YouTube).… Continued →

Song of the Day: Lugnut - Q & A

Lugnut was a hardcore punk band from Northern Florida, only active for a few short years in the late 90s/early 00s. Their sound was somewhat melodic, but they were way too intense and too fast to be pop-punk. Some have called this sound skate punk or new school punk. They only released one full-length album entitled . . . Like the Dickens and a split release with fellow JCHC punk Officer Negative. Both releases were on Screaming Giant Records. In the band’s ashes, members went on to play in a number of other acts.… Continued →

May 16, 2024

What's Your Damage and Captive Portal "Exit"

This incredible new 80’s synthwave version of What’s Your Damage song “Exit” has been beautifully assembled in part by Captive Portal and just released to all digital networks. Make sure you head to your favorite and give this song a listen. For us 80’s music fans and those who grew up as little ones in that decade, this song is the perfect tribute and flows oh so well. Really, check it out. Follow: captiveportal and whatsyourdamage_chicago .… Continued →

Noise Ratchet Announce Reunion Date at Furnace Fest and Till We Have Faces Re-Release on Vinyl

Noise Ratchet have announced their reunion by being added to the Furnace Fest 2024 lineup and they’ve also teased the vinyl re-release of their now classic album, “Till We Have Faces”, originally released by The Militia Group in 2002. The band would go on to record and release a follow up EP for The Militia Group before departing for a major and recording their ill fated full length with Rick Rubin which was shelved and has been in the vault ever since. I’ve heard it and it would have been the band’s finest work and on par with the biggest bands of the 00’s.… Continued →

May 13, 2024

INTERVIEW : Getting Horror-bly Brutal with Seth Metoyer

Some of our readers will be familiar with Seth Metoyer’s work through his extreme metal bands Mangled Carpenter (brutal death metal/grindcore), Pulpit Vomit (grindcore), or Brain Matter (industrial metal), but he has also been moonlighting in the film industry, creating scores for horror films for well over a decade. We recently caught up by email to discuss the prospects and perils of making scary music for scary movies as a not-so-scary believer. LH: For those who don’t know, how long have you been making music? SM: I’ve “officially” been making music for about 20 years.… Continued →

May 12, 2024

New Releases: May 10, 2024

Rock & Metal
  • Asfirefalls –  Oblivion [Single]
  • Brotality – It Feeds [Single]
  • Convictions – Hurts Lie Hell [Single]
  • Coquí – Today [Single]
  • Demon Hunter – Black Stained Glass [Single]
  • Luxury – Fur (Ticker Tape) [Single]
  • P.O.D. – VERITAS
  • Stryper – To Hell With The Amps
Pop & Alternative
  • Alive City, Tryhard Society – NEVER FELT SO GOOD [Single]
  • Bien – best day ever [Single]
  • Forrest Frank, Powfu, nextseasons – BEAUTIFUL AS EVER [Single]
  • Fulton Lee – Supernaturally [Single]
  • Jaisua – not far [Single]
  • Samuel Day – Beautiful Dream [Single]
  • Sarah Reeves – More Than Enough [Single]
  • We the Least – Close [Single]
  • Willow City – Slow Drive [Single]
Electronic & EDM
  • God’s Warrior – My Way To You [Single]
  • Gui Brazil, BOUE – Fall On Us [Single]
  • JOSHUA LAZER, Kelsey J.,
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May 10, 2024

Song of the Day: Koinonia - Frontline

Alright, you’re gonna need to buckle up for this one. For two reasons: 1) Koinonia has a somewhat lengthy history, and the band’s members are/were probably more connected than any other band ever in contemporary Christian music; and 2) they were a jazz fusion band, which is probably not a genre most IVM readers are astutely familiar with. The band formed in 1980 and were active throughout that decade before disbanding in 1991. While the members were Americans, several of whom were of Latin/Hispanic descent, their music was more widely-known in Northern and Western Europe where they often played to sold out crowds.… Continued →

May 9, 2024

Pennylane 20th Anniversary of "From Paradise To Parking Lots"

In 2004, I released the greatest EP that very little people got a chance to hear. MySpace didn’t have a big enough reach and I was a nobody from Orange County with Indie Vision Music, trying to play with the big boys. This band – Pennylane, deserved worldwide acclaim and their live shows plus studio performances were a testament to that endearing appeal of music and message. These Hawaii gents that uprooted their lives to move to Portland, Oregon and chase their dreams was the very reason the record was titled “From Paradise to Parking Lots”.… Continued →

The Pale Moonlight Cover Til Tuesday "Voices Carry" (New Band Feat. Conrad Tolosa Formerly of Ghoti Hook)

A really great new band called The Pale Moonlight has formed and features Conrad Tolosa formerly of Ghoti Hook alongside his wife Julia (Divebomber) and friend Jordan. You can check out their first track which is a cover of Til Tuesday’s “Voices Carry”, below this message. For your Instagram followers just search up “The Pale Moonlight” on YouTube.… Continued →

Protect Your Heart - Keepin' Us Alive (Easycore From Los Angeles)

You’ve absolutely got to check out the new song from Protect Your Heart titled “Keepin’ Us Alive”. It is their strongest song yet and sounds incredible! If you are looking for that easycore sound with the perfect blend of heaviness meets melodic, pop-punk vocals then you’re going to love Protect Your Heart. They’re from Los Angeles, CA. and are here to rock your world. Get down and party with one of the greatest up and coming bands around. Check out the song below this message (or look it up on YouTube for you Instagram followers).… Continued →

May 7, 2024

REVIEW : Duister Maanlicht / Kärv - Split

Two raw European black metal bands meet head to head on this new split CD. Both of the ‘bands’ are effectually one-man projects. Duister Maanlicht hail from the Netherlands, while Kärv is from Sweden. The first thing we’ll notice after popping the CD into the player is how well produced this is. The style is raw/primitive or “old school” black metal, but fortunately for the listener, this doesn’t sound like it was recorded in a metal barn. All of the instruments come through clearly, and yet nothing is too polished or over-produced.… Continued →

May 3, 2024

Song of the Day: The Insyderz - Oh Lord, You're Beautiful

One of the “Big Three” in Christian ska, The Insyderz formed in Detroit, MI in 1995 out of their Salvation Army worship band. Like their counterparts in The O.C. Supertones and Five Iron Frenzy, the band featured a mix of third wave ska, punk rock tempos, and worshipful lyrics. Unlike their counterparts, The Insyderz were the first of the group to release an entire album dedicated to ska-core worship songs. For their second album, the aptly-titled Skalleluia!, the band assembled a setlist of mostly modern praise and worship songs and turned them into ska anthems.… Continued →

May 2, 2024


New Releases: April 26, 2024

Rock & Metal
  • ALLISSA – Wake Up [Single]
  • Confessions of a Traitor, Convictions [Single]
  • Dead Set Saints, Disciple – Live Like I Believe [Single]
  • Fight The Fade – Eye of the Hurricane [Single]
  • Luxury – The Necklace (Make A Gesture, Start A Fight) [Single]
  • My Epic – Northstar [Single]
  • Nate Parrish – I’m Alright [Single]
  • Nathan Wagner – The Villain [Single]
  • NLM – ur the air i breathe (stripped) [Single]
  • Relesser – Run [Single]
  • Sight Received – Bones [Single]
  • Thousand Foot Krutch, Citizen Soldier – Be Somebody [Single]
  • UnWorthy – This Present Darkness [Single]
Pop & Alternative
  • Fleurie, Fathoms – Make the First Move [Single]
  • Henrik – Clotheslined [Single]
  • Isabella Erardi – Laney’s Song [Single]
  • Kylie Odetta – Real Love [Single]
  • LZ7 – Facts [Single]
  • Mat Kearney – Drowning In Nostalgia [Single]
  • Matthew Parker – Fly Me to the Moon and Leave Me There [Single]
  • Mōzi – jump in [Single]
Electronic & EDM
  • God’s Warrior – Glory To Your Name [Single]
  • JOSHUA LAZER – When We Pray (Demo) [Single]
  • Pembers – almighty [Single]
Folk & Singer/Songwriter
  • Benjamin Daniel, Chase Tremaine – Lights Out
  • Jason Wade – Leonard Cohen Nights [Single]
  • Skye Peterson – Bigger Things [Single]
  • Zach Winters – Shade of Indigo
Worship & CCM
  • The Afters – What God Is Gonna Do [Single]
  • Alabaster Co.,
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April 27, 2024

for KING & COUNTRY Release New Song for the Film "Unsung Hero"

In case you didn’t know, the band for KING & COUNTRY along with Kingdom Story Company have put together a great new small film called “Unsung Hero” that does an incredible job at honoring family and lifting up those around us. I personally saw it with my 2 kids on Wednesday and we were all moved by it and felt the overall message deep in our hearts. If you have a chance to see it this weekend in theaters, I highly encourage you to do so.… Continued →

Too Bad Eugene Music Video for New Song "Fool's Gold"

Too Bad Eugene released an absolute killer new full length, their 4th in fact, and it is quickly gaining favorability among punk rock fans and even those not into that genre. They recently played at the Punk Rock Museum in Las Vegas which is Fat Mike of NoFx fames own museum he founded. Check out this music video for “Fool’s Gold” off the band’s latest album, “Battle Scars”, out now on People of Punk Rock Records. If you want to own this magical piece of punk rock on physical media then you can order it on Vinyl or CD from their label People of Punk Rock.… Continued →

My Epic Release Music Video for New Song "Northstar"

My Epic have just dropped a music video for new song “Northstar” off their upcoming album, “Loriella” which drops June 28th on Tooth & Nail Records. Watch the music video below and if you click the video on YouTube, you’ll be able to read the lyrics. They have some limited vinyl up for sale right here in the Tooth & Nail store along with other good stuff. So what do you all thing about this new song? I for one, completely connect with it and love this direction that My Epic are taking.… Continued →

Benjamin Daniel Releases His Best Song Yet!

Benjamin Daniel who is a sort of, introspective, heart on the sleeve, indie solo artist who captures the imaginations and dreams of listeners across this great land through his music, is back yet again with more new music. This latest song is titled “Lights Out” and features the great Chase Tremaine in a supporting role. I highly encourage you all to give the song a listen then dig back through his older catalog of music to find an artist you’ll instantly connect with. A lot of his songs are deeply personal and highly encouraging.… Continued →

Spoken in Tongues Return With Killer New Song

Spoken in Tongues have returned with a brand new song titled “Jackie” and it is on all digital networks, now! The song will appear on the band’s upcoming EP, “Awkward Future”. You can preorder very limited amount of vinyl, tapes, and CDs of the EP right here on the band’s official bandcamp page. The self-described “your new favorite GRUNGE band” from Nashville, TN. is sure to get new and old fans alike of the genre alongside the greatest indie rock bands out there, excited. Oh and did I tell you that some special faces are a part of this project?… Continued →

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