Author: Brandon J.

I am 44 years old living in Orange County, CA. with my wife and 2 children (+1 adult son). I enjoy living a life for God, Family, passionate music, the ocean, the mountains, gardening, and working in the Machining industry. Kauai is my special place. I founded this site in July of 2000 and love the community we have here.

May 11, 2022

Opponent Joins Solid State and Drops New Song + Music Video

A new band by the name of “Opponent” have just joined Solid State Records and dropped their label debut song – “Betrayed” which you can watch the music video for, below. Their sound will please fans of Demon Hunter, Living Sacrifice, Soul Embraced, Killswitch Engage, War of Ages. Stream/Download right here. This is an exciting new band, anyone else thrilled for the return to metal? By the way, this appears to be a 3 piece which is goes to show that they’ve got the talent to back up that energy.… Continued →

May 10, 2022

Caedmon's Call Announce New Kickstarter Campaign

An alternative pop-rock band by the name of “Caedmon’s Call” that got their start in the 90’s has returned for this special kickstarter campaign to fund the re-recording of their “Self Titled” debut record, make a film about it, and play a special show in Nashville. There are several stretch goals that have already been met and the final one at $300k will be to add a 3rd show on the West Coast (2nd one will be in Texas).… Continued →

New Trailers: May 10th 2022

Taking a slight departure from Music news for a minute. Anyone else see some recent movie trailers and get hyped? We are heading into summer movie madness (sorry Dr Strange) and the past few weeks have been exciting to say in the least. New Obi-Wan, Jurassic World: Dominion, and Avatar 2 trailers plus news on Ashoka (Star Wars) beginning production and that Thor 4 trailer, wow! Also Top Gun: Maverick, Stranger Things: 4, and the Weird: The Al Yankovic Story (say what?),… Continued →

Emery (Re)Join Tooth & Nail Records, To Release New Album and "Labeled Tour"

Emery have rejoined the Tooth & Nail Records family of artists and will release their new album “Rub Some Dirt On It” which will release on June 24th. The band has also announced a special “Labeled Fest Tour” for 2022 featuring Emery, Norma Jean, Oh Sleeper, Watashi Wa, Salt Creek, Idle Threat, and Aaron Gillespie (playing ‘Southern Weather’). For dates and times, click below. You can also find more info about the tour at the official website right here.… Continued →

May 9, 2022

Stretch Arm Strong Join Iodine Recordings

I’ve been wanting to post this for a week or so but life and time got in the way. Since I am back to posting news stories today I thought I’d share something cool. Long running east coast melodic hardcore band better known as Stretch Arm Strong, have recently reunited, played some big shows and have now announced that they’ve joined the Iodine Recordings family. Make sure to follow the band for further updates. The label and band are working on several releases together and potentially some “new” music?… Continued →

xDOULOSx Drop 2 New Songs

Southern California based hardcore/thrash/punk band – xDOULOSx, just dropped 2 new songs. Listen to “Cycles” and “Shots Fired”, below. This is really great heavy hardcore thrash-punk music. Sounds amazing and has a certain classic sound mixed in with the new school. Kinda reminds me of a mix of Downset, Six Feet Deep, The Crucified, The Warriors, No Innocent Victim, Knocked Loose, and All Out War. Good stuff. Listen to both songs below. Follow the band here.… Continued →

Flatfoot 56 "Split EP" With The Rumjacks - Out Now!

Flatfoot 56 return with a really sweet new “Split EP” release with their buddies in The Rumjacks. The split album just dropped on Friday and the past 2 music videos have completely slipped under our radar. If you’ve never heard the celtic inspired punk sounds of Flatfoot 56 or even The Rumjacks for that matter, then check out the release now wherever you find your digital music. Check out the 2 latest Flatfoot 56 music videos for “Sorry” and “Mud”, below.… Continued →

April 30, 2022

30 of The Greatest Indie Bands Of 2022

Following up last year’s grand list with one built around this year, is our new “Indie” band list for 2022! Check out “30 Of The Greatest Indie Bands of 2022” below and make sure to follow it up with the 2 prior lists from 2020 and 2021 respectively. These articles are our biggest posts every year and hopefully this one will continue in that same tradition. Click here for the official spotify playlist of the artists below.… Continued →

April 25, 2022

April 21, 2022

Audiophile to Release New Album Tomorrow!

Audiophile are back with their brand new full length record titled “Years Beyond My Wisdom”, which drops tomorrow via all digital networks and streaming sites. This awe inspiring, engaging, and extremely catchy pop-punk/pop-rock band is wowing audiences and new fans alike with their infectious sounds. You can stream a couple new singles now in anticipation for this new album drop. Report back here tomorrow with your favorite tracks.… Continued →

New Zealand Based Hardcore Band Returns For a Most Righteous Comeback

New Zealand based hardcore heroes known as SAVING GRACE, are back and ready to throwdown. The band is working on their comeback shows and they just dropped a 10th anniversary pressing of “The King Is Coming” on Vinyl through Facedown Records. There are hints about NEW MUSIC and a Tour to come so stay tuned to the band’s socials for details. Who here is excited for more Saving Grace music? Merch Store right here or on Facedown hereContinued →

April 16, 2022

REVIEW : Nate Parrish - Soul Surgery

Nate Parrish creates music unlike the majority of “popular”, “mainstream”, “indie”, and/or “punk” bands of today. He takes his years of experiences, wraps them up in a 14 song epic arrangement, and unleashes it on a weary music scene ripe for hope and change. From the artwork to the song choices, you can’t help but feel the music running through your body and infecting you with nothing but pure positivity. I liken the music of Nate Parrish to music of yesteryear that spoke truth without boundaries and shared honesty in ways most of the modern day brethren are too afraid to venture out into.… Continued →

April 12, 2022

REVIEW : Light The Way - Long Story Short

Light The Way began in 2016 and started off releasing their fantastic debut ep, “Grace”. They followed that up in the following 3 years with – “Dude, Lame” (EP) in 2017, “False Memory Syndrome” in 2018, and “Dad Gang” (EP) in 2019. I’m proud to say I had the most excellent opportunity to be involved in the album release process for all of those releases. I will forever be grateful for the chance to live out my dreams releasing positive, faith-centered, pop-punk music with a strong message about hope, love, grace, and peppered generously with fun and witty lyrics.… Continued →

April 9, 2022

New Features at Indie Vision Music

[Update]: Ok, this should be the last update in regards to the new features and “GIPHY” integration. I have fixed it so everyone who comments will be able to post a GIF. Remember, 1st comment on IVM always has to be approved for user before comment goes live. [End of Update] Messed around a little on the site today and added some new features. You can now use “GIF” clips when making a comment on a particular post.… Continued →

April 8, 2022

Nate Parrish Drops THE Event Album of 2022

2022 is already on a roll with NEW releases and the exceptional quality of these indie releases is not just “good” or “great”. These are MIND BLOWING songs. Between Light The Way and “Soul Surgery” by Nate Parrish, April couldn’t possibly get any better, could it? Make sure to stream the new Nate Parrish album that dropped TODAY! Buy on CD right here. For Fans of: mind numbingly exceptional (punk) music. Nate is carving out his own place in the music scene with a sound all his own.… Continued →

April 5, 2022

Audiofeed Festival 2022 Announce Saviour Machine, Rosie Thomas, Listener, and Huntingtons to the Lineup

Audiofeed has just announced a couple more artists for it’s 2022 Summer Festival. Rosie Thomas, Listener, and the band – Huntingtons, have all been added to the lineup. In addition, the mighty Eric Clayton and band – Saviour Machine, have been added. This is probably one of the first shows with Saviour Machine in the states for a long time. You don’t want to miss this. While you’re on spotify browsing the countless supply of new and old artists, check out the old Saviour Machine albums and new Eric Clayton “solo” album.… Continued →

April 3, 2022

The Case For Heaven and the Story of an Immigrant Family Meant for Bigger Things

I’ve been moved lately to share this film (The Case for Heaven) and especially the story being told from the Sandoval brothers. In case you weren’t familiar, Gil and Mani were both founding members of a band called “Safe Haven“, years ago. They have had some songs on various Indie Vision Music compilations, and I had that special connection to their music. In fact some of their music will make it into this film.… Continued →

Names Without Numbers - You Do The Talking (New Lyric Video)

I’d like to shed new light on this recent new song from Names Without Numbers. The song is called “You Do The Talking” and it’s hard to argue that this isn’t the BEST song the band has done. The band without a doubt have a diverse sound yet are extremely melodic, with precise attention pointed toward addictive melodies, and unforgettable harmonies. They are an alt-rock band with indie roots clearly showing, not afraid to shy away from a certain pop like influence.… Continued →

GFM - Framing My Perception (New Song)

GFM just dropped a brand new song which is their first for 2022 and as a part of Rockfest Records. The 3 sisters have found their sound and that sound is astounding, taking them to the next level. I’ve always thought these girls had it in them to record soaring music that would touch the lives of many but just needed a little extra push. “Framing My Perception” is that perfect push and if this doesn’t get played on radio or have their video shared, then tell me I’m wrong.… Continued →

Caedmon's Call Re-emerge From The Shadows to Drop Hints

In what may seem like a surprising move, a band that got their start with their debut record in 1997 – “Caedmon’s Call“, who inspired many and wowed fans across the globe with their original blend of music and lyrics, are teasing something BIG. Click on their website here and sign up for the newsletter list. They are saying “something NEW (and old) is happening SOON” on their website. Any guesses? Maybe a re-release of their debut for its 25th anniversary?… Continued →

Saint Didacus - This Was All. feat Fighting Jacks, Slick Shoes, Dogwood, Logos (Official Lyric Video)

Saint Didacus is a new project of Josh Kemble of Dogwood fame alongside members of Fighting Jacks, Slick Shoes, and Logos. Check out their brand new, explosive song for 2022 titled “This Was All.”. The song can be streamed below in lyric video format so you can dig in deep and also stream/download through all digital networks. What do you think about this song? (Click through the youtube link below to view info on the video including all members who contributed to the song and upcoming songs).… Continued →

Islander - Skin Crawl feat. Korn, ZAO, Living Sacrifice (Official Lyric Video)

This absolutely insane new song from the band Islander featuring a line up that’ll make you drool over, just hit in lyric video form. Not only that but the entire new Islander album released on Friday to much surprise and it hits HARD. Check out the song “Skin Crawl” featuring Brian Head Welch of Korn, Dan from ZAO, and Bruce from Living Sacrifice on really heavy new song that mixes a combination of genres and styles into a chaotic yet somehow melodic, set of songs.… Continued →