Author: Marco Leal

29 year guitarist/bassist/vocalist, 18 year MRI Tech, 13 year vegan, 7 years saved, 6 years straight edge. My passions are Christ, my wife, and music. I have no social media page, but feel free to check out my bandcamp page where I list FREE downloads in my wishlist and collection of Christian artists of various genres at: https://bandcamp.com/JesusIsMySuperhero

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February 25, 2020

Portuguese Christian Punk and Hardcore on Spotify

Hey Everyone! I pray all is well! I wanted to inform everyone of a new Spotify playlist I put together. I've been listening to a lot of foreign Christian artists lately. Portuguese is the second most foreign language of artists in my collection, so I thought people need to hear and know about this.

February 22, 2020

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February 5, 2019

Freeto Boat Are Back!!!

Well, not really, but this late 90's Ska/Melodic/Skate/Punk band have just made their entire catalog available for a name your price on bandcamp. These gents will appeal to fans of Must Build Jacuzzi, Five Iron Frenzy, May Weather, Face Value, Shop 11 Phoenix, and MxPx.

January 6, 2019

December 7, 2018

REVIEW : Thin Ice "Misery Noose"

San Antonio, Texas' Metallic Hardcore act Thin Ice has recently released demos for what would've been their full length follow up to their Blood & Ink records EP release "Revelation Through Tribulation". Needless to say, this doesn't disappoint in the least. Heavy and aggressive as expected.

November 25, 2018

IVM Christmas Collection

Christmas Songs

For those of you who braved the crowds on Black Friday, you probably heard Christmas songs playing on the PA overhead. I put together a Spotify playlist of Christmas songs that my wife and I enjoy this time of year to share with all of you.

November 22, 2018

Under the radar releases of 2018 so far....

With today being Thanksgiving and Christmas around the corner, 2019 will be here before we know it. There have been so many great releases these past 11 months, but some have gone with little or no recognition. This post is to bring to light some of those releases. 

November 17, 2018

Introducing: Strongholds

After their ep release “Intolerant” a year and a half ago, Richmond, Virginia’s spirit filled hardcore band, Strongholds, are back with a new single entitled “Pillar of Salt”. These warriors of Christ are not new to the scene as they have been active since late 2012 and continue battling on chanting their battle hymns and gathering others to salvation that lies in Christ Jesus. These guys offer all their releases to date for free as it’s not about the music, but getting the message of salvation through Christ out to this dark world.… Continued →

November 13, 2018

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Christian Ska, Punk, and Hardcore in Spanish

So a few months back, a Christian deathcore/hardcore band from Matamoros, Mexico took the scene by storm with their message of faith, hope, and love that comes through Christ our Saviour. That band was My Place Was Taken. What seperated them from others doing the like is that their lyrics are all in Spanish. As I was viewing through some of the comments left on those articles here on IVM, I noticed that other readers were interested in other Christian artists that also sang in Spanish.… Continued →

November 12, 2018

REVIEW : Review : Meadows - In Those Days & Also After Pt. I

If you have not yet heard of the Melodic/Post Hardcore band Meadows from Birmingham, Alabama, then this ep is a great place to start. This band has been active since 2012. This is their 4th release to date that is the first volume of a 3 part story of tragedy, perserverance, and hope found in a hopeless time. (This review is short due to the fact that words themselves cannot do this release justice, but to give you an idea of what it entails.… Continued →