20 plus years into their storied career, Project 86 return with another crowd-funded heavy-hitting album that not only gives the listener something to chew on, but challenges them to examine the very teeth they use – lest they be fangs.
Author: Lee Brown
December 1, 2017
May 4, 2017
Check out the lyric video for “Live Free” off Lil’ Dre’s amazing new album “Live Free.”
March 31, 2017
Demon Hunter return with a powerful 8th album that proves once again why Ryan Clark and crew are heavy metal legends.
March 28, 2017
Lil Dre is back (for the last time?!?) with an album that brings deeply intelligent lyrics alongside some of his sharpest rapping yet, to create some of 2017’s best hip-hop.
March 25, 2017
We’re hard at work on our review of Lil’ Dre’s upcoming album Live Free, but you can already check out four of the tracks from this landmark album through Dre’s Soundcloud page.
Live Free is chock-full of powerful tracks, but this sample does include a few of my personal favorites (as you’ll read about in the upcoming review), like “Scottie Pippen,” and “P.O.V.”
Live Free will drop next week, but while you’re on Dre’s soundcloud, you can also stream his previous effort Homework, which we gave a 5/5, especially noting how “Dissertation” may be one of the most honest and powerful songs out there. Continued →
February 28, 2017
One IVM author burns the midnight oil while listening to what he feels may be the best heavy album of all time.
You can expect to get a fix on April 4th!
February 15, 2017
Lil’ Dre is on his way back with a sample of a brand new track and the announcement of a new album.
Back in 2014 we told you about 10 bands YOU needed to listen to as a fan of heavy music. Just over two years later, here are ten more.
December 13, 2016
Leo and Meagan Flores are back with some fantastic new music, just in time for the Christmas season.
Ryan Hunt returns with a special EP available only on NoiseTrade.
Looking to ring in the Christmas season with something a little more powerful than gramma singing Rudolf? We’ve got you covered.
November 23, 2016
In case you missed it last year, don’t let another moment go by without checking out Spoken’s powerful follow up to 2013’s “Illusion” as they get even better with “Breathe Again.”
November 5, 2016
My Epic returned mid-2016 with an album that continues to be among the best this year’s rock has had to offer.
May 18, 2015
Manafest returned in August of last year with “The Moment.” Better late than never, we check out this album and how it compares to his past work.
April 25, 2015
Female-fronted fan favorite rock band Fireflight are back with a new album that explores new musical and lyrical territory. With this bold new sound, is it time to check out this well-loved band?
April 6, 2015
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.
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 12, 2015
Check out this new music video from The Variant (Ex – Rest.).
January 18, 2015
Grant David, formerly of A Past Unknown, has some new work he’s ready to share with the world. Check out “Begin Again” right here.
Lil’ Dre is back. Having tackled marriage and a few kids since his last album, Dre brings an amazing perspective on what it means to put Christ first and working on your home life second. Intelligent, catchy, and FREE (for following @lildrechurchboy on Twitter). Lil’ Dre’s “Homework” is perhaps the album to beat in the early part of this year.
November 14, 2014
Veteran rockers P.O.D. bring their T-Boy Records label debut SoCal Sessions to the public venue this week. The band’s first acoustic album, does SoCal deserve your time and attention? Find out, here.
What are your favorite Project 86 jams? Here are some of mine. Let the debate ensue.
November 10, 2014
Today’s world has more music than ever. Are we music fatigued? Is there just too much music?
Our massive Project 86 Week kicks off today in honor of tomorrow’s release of “Knives to the Future.”
November 1, 2014
Project 86, long one of the best and most innovative bands in all of hard rock music, returns with their second fan-funded album “Knives to the Future.” Now, we know the album is good… but, just how good? Find out here.
October 30, 2014
Hagin Henderson, formerly of Rest. brings a new sound with his side project The Variant. Check it out here.
October 18, 2014
Veteran hip-hop mainstay KJ-52 brings together a new EP with five new songs and several remixes. “Mental” features a bevvy of collaborations as Lecrae, Tedashii, KB, Flame, Propaganda, Soul Glo Activatur (several times), Social Club, SPZRKT and others make their mark. But, does the sum of all those parts add up? Read on to find out.
October 13, 2014
Kentucky based alt-metal/ hard rock band Severchain follow up their self-titled debut with a reflective piece that looks at both the joy and pain of life and dares to hold them in the same hand. The style of the album is a blending of Invincible-era Skillet, Wyrick, and Depeche Mode, with just a hint of Stavesacre in some of the vocal moments.
September 20, 2014
These are the ten faith-based bands that every hard rocker/ metalhead owes it to themselves to check out.