December 18, 2023

Linden Hope Releases Debut Single / Exclusive Q & A

I’m very excited to introduce you all to Linden Hope. She released her first single today, and we had a great opportunity to discuss the context of the song, the ways we truly live out Christ’s mission of being one family, and all things surrounding her forthcoming record. Check out the song below and read on – this is personally one of my favorite interviews in quite a while! Continued →

December 12, 2023

Symphony of Heaven: Going to Extremes to Make a Point

What does black metal have to do with Christianity? I caught up with Asaph and PATHØS of Indiana’s own Symphony of Heaven to find out. IVM: You guys have been playing this style of music for a few years now. How did you get into black metal (or extreme metal in general) and what led you to want to play music in this style? Asaph: So my answer to this is a bit of a journey. I started the metal journey really with Living Sacrifice, which the early stuff would be considered extreme metal.… Continued →

September 14, 2022

New Band Spotlight: Voluntary Mortification

While I’d been hearing their name pop up here and there on the internet, I was fully introduced to Voluntary Mortification’s music when I caught them opening for As Lions and Lambs here in Indianapolis. Shortly after that press manager, Mason Beard got in touch to request an interview. I got the lowdown on all things Voluntary Mortification, including the origins of that interesting band name, when I caught up with guitarist Jacob Kanclerz, and vocalist Conner Luttig. IVM: Tell me a little about the band name.Continued →

April 15, 2022

Getting to the Heart of Goth Rock: Skot Shaw of Leper

What does a Christ-oriented gothic band do during a global pandemic? I had a lengthy conversation with Skot Shaw to find out. We talked about tours in Mexico, how he came to be part of Jesus People USA, and the goodness of God. IVM: Why don’t you start by giving IVM readers an introduction to the band. How did you get into doing goth music or death rock? Why does Leper exist as a band? Skot: Can open. Worms everywhere! I’ll tell ya . . .… Continued →

March 5, 2022

September 27, 2020

May 31, 2020

Light The Way

For the first time ever on IVM, Light The Way gets the interview treatment. Check out my questions and answers with Andrew (Lead Vocals/Guitar), Christian Moore (Guitar), and Christian Appel (Drums) [Evan is missing in action, sorry pal] from Light The Way, below. About the song “Hope”: “For me, Hope is a birds eye view of how sinful we as a human race really are, and at the end of the day, the only thing that really gives me hope that reaches beyond “just living a good life,” is that Jesus forgave me for all of it.Continued →

January 24, 2020

October 17, 2019

Chase Tremaine

Join me as I interview Nashville emo-rock advocate Chase Tremaine about his new single “Matter” and his upcoming album Unfall. In the interview Chase explains the meaning behind his song “Matter,” how he hopes his new album will help grow the emo/pop-punk scene in Nashville, and why CDs still matter (no pun intended). You can find out more about Chase and his music at and get your physical copy of Unfall by backing his Kickstarter campaign before November 5th. P. S. If you enjoyed this interview head on over to JesusFreakHideout.comContinued →

August 17, 2019

April 14, 2019

Jason Martin of Starflyer 59

I recently got the opportunity to do a short interview with Jason Martin of Starflyer 59 about the upcoming new album, “Young In My Head”. We chat about the album as well as the past. This was conducted through email last week. Don’t forget to check out the new Starflyer 59 album “Young In My Head” April 26th via Tooth & Nail. You can find pre-orders right here on limited colored vinyl and CD.… Continued →

November 15, 2018

Rusty Shipp

Nautical rock band Rusty Shipp is crowdfunding a new EP on Indiegogo! I had the chance to interview the band and ask them some important questions like could Bobby Fischer beat God at chess and would the band ever consider making a nautical reggae record? Listen to the interview below to find out the answers to these questions and more. Continued →

November 14, 2018

October 28, 2018

Stephen Christian of Anberlin

An Interview With Stephen Christian of Anberlin Written by: Brandon Jones It’s been quite a while since I’ve interviewed you Stephen for Indie Vision Music. Fans are eager to hear the latest news on not just Anberlin, but about your life as well. So let’s get started Brandon J. Tell me a little bit of what you’ve been up to the past 4+ years since Anberlin called it quits. You’ve released some Anchor & Braille material, a “solo” album and guested on some other band recordings also.… Continued →

July 22, 2018

April 26, 2018

Captain the Sky

Captain the Sky

We had a chance to talk with Beaver Falls, PA indie rock group Captain the Sky about their new deluxe EP, the future of the band, and Chick-fil-A. Check them out on Facebook and be sure to follow them on Spotify!

September 30, 2017

September 1, 2017

James Nicholls of ISF

James Nicholls is the creative force behind the English band ISF. We met for a talk about the noise he delivers on the debut IFS release, Feel. Kill. Conceal. Reveal. Dave Hawkins: You’re a busy guy James, thanks for taking time for me. James Nicholls: No, it’s all good. My pleasure. Dave: I wonder if you might actually be the invisible man James. On the Facebook page for ISF you’re nameless and there’s not even a picture. Do you like the anonymity? James: Yeah, I don’t mind.… Continued →

August 30, 2017

August 28, 2017

July 30, 2017

Garrett Gutierrez of Rapture

On Tuesday night, I interviewed Garrett of the spirit filled hardcore band Rapture, from Los Angeles, California. Garrett and I spoke about their experience with the label, the band’s upcoming album, and some other cool stuff! Could you give a quick background on the band? We all came together in the summer of 2014. Richard and I (Garrett) came up with the idea of starting a Christian hardcore band. The goal from the start was to always share the message of our lord and savior to those who did not know it or wanted a relationship with god.… Continued →

July 20, 2017

Phil Chamberlain of To Speak of Wolves

We had a chance to speak with Phil Chamberlain for To Speak of Wolves in preparation of their upcoming album (out TOMORROW). IVM: Hey Phil, thanks for taking some time to talk. 2016 saw the release of “New Bones” on Cardigan Records and “Dead in the Shadow” is coming up quickly. This all follows years of years of silence. How have things changed for the band, be it lineup, personal lives, or musical influences? Phil Chamberlain: We took a few years off to pursue matters in our personal lives so when we got back together in 2016 we kind of exploded out a ton of music in a short amount of time.… Continued →

May 28, 2017

May 11, 2017

May 1, 2017

Symphony of Heaven

This week, I had the pleasure of interviewing Logan Thompson, also known as Symphony of Heaven. I posted an article about him awhile ago here on Indie Vision Music about his release of “Stratagem”. Check that song out. We talk about upcoming music, gear, and lyrical backgrounds. Enjoy! Also, go check this article out on my blog, as well as other cool Christian metal and hardcore news! How are ya man? I’m good. How are you doing? I’m doing well. I’ve got a few questions for you.Continued →

April 11, 2017

Brave New World

Interview with Parker Boles of Brave New World

Indie Vision Music: Tell me a bit about your music. What’s it called, what style is it, when you’ll be releasing some material? It’s pretty broad but should get the conversation going. Parker Boles: My music is a blend of post-hardcore, emo, and pop-punk, mixed in with some blues. The first material I’ll be releasing will be mostly covers, and the album that I am working on is 11 covers and one original, titled “Horizon To Horizon”. IVM: That definitely sounds like something I would enjoy.… Continued →

March 28, 2017

February 25, 2017

Tony Luktish of As They Sleep

So yesterday I interviewed Tony Luktish of the death metal band As They Sleep. We talked about his injury, the new ATS album, some of the local acts of Detroit, and some old band’s of his. I hope you enjoy! How are ya man? I’m doing pretty good still recovering from my Heel injury. All in all pretty good considering. Yeah you mentioned that, what did you do there? I work for a transport company that moves Cars and Trucks for Ford Motor Co. around the Country.… Continued →

February 20, 2017

Sam DeBurgh of Slow Bullet

The music of Slow Bullet is vibrant yet vulnerable, revealing but masked, gently melodic and loud. Sam DeBurgh explains how his music can be totally contradictory and incredibly unique. Dave Hawkins: Thanks for coming for a talk Sam. Sam DeBurgh: Yeah. Thanks for having me. Dave: The name Slow Bullet is new label for you, since you used to go by Spider Mansion. It’s sort of like you moved from Halloween to The Matrix. Sam: Yes, indeed! You’re not wrong. Dave: Why the switch? Sam: I started Spider Mansion when I was 17 years old and now, putting out my first LP on a label, there was a need for a restart, a rebranding, if you want to call it that.… Continued →