Interviews

November 17, 2016

Matt Smith of Theocracy

Matt Smith, front man of Theocracy, met with me recently for a talk about the band’s history, the acceptance of progressive power metal in North America, being a misfit, and about their outstanding new release, Ghost Ship. Dave: Indie Mission Music is joined by Theocracy frontman Matt Smith. Great to have you here, Matt.Continued →

November 10, 2016

November 5, 2016

Alan Sears of Mortal Treason

Awhile back, I was able to interview, via Instagram private messaging, with Alan Sears of the deathcore band, Mortal Treason. We talk about the Mortal Treason Hiatus, Issues with the band’s former label, and ZAO References. Those first two specifically. I saved this interview specifically for the IVM Rebirth! Check it out!!!… Continued →

June 26, 2015

Stephen Cobbuci

Stephen Cobucci of Wolves At The Gate

Recently, I got the chance to chat via email with Stephen Cobucci of the stand-out metalcore act, Wolves at the Gate. We got to talk songwriting, faith, and Thrice – 3 of my favorite topics. Check out the conversation below and don’t forget to pick up WatG’s newest album, “Reprise” wherever digital music is sold.… Continued →

June 18, 2015

Come and Rest

Chances are you might not have heard of Come and Rest. The metalcore group out of Atlanta, GA, recently released a new EP called Blacklist. This stuff is hard-hitting with dark melodies and a tone to match. Frontman Noel Alejandro was kind enough to chat with me over the phone to discuss the thought process behind their second independent release.… Continued →

June 17, 2015

May 27, 2015

May 4, 2015

xDeathstarx

New email interview with Eric Gregson of xDeathstarx. We talk about the breakup, the new single, Facedown Fest, & the future!

April 27, 2015

April 6, 2015

Manafest

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.

March 10, 2015

Fireflight

Here is an e-mail interview between Dawn Michele, vocalist of Grammy-nominated rock band Fireflight, and Ian Zandi. However, most of these questions are actually adapted from our very own Brandon Jones. Be sure to check out their new independent album INNOVA when it drops on 5/5/15. The current single "Resuscitate" is Fireflight's eighth #1 hit.

March 5, 2015

Disciple

Hello my friends, it’s been a while, but I’ve got another sweet interview for you to enjoy. Recently I attended the City Rock Fest Tour, featuring Disciple, Decyfer Down, Nine Lashes, and Seventh Day Slumber, when it made a stop in Minot, North Dakota. I didn’t have a chance to plan an interview in advance, but I figured I’d bring my iPod and mini microphone and see if any of the groups would be willing to chat for a few minutes.… Continued →

March 4, 2015

The Hawk In Paris

An interview with The Hawk In Paris' Dan Haseltine and Ian Zandi. Topics include their new single "Frozen Heart", finding inspiration, and why the band won't tour.

House of Heroes

The 2nd part of an interview between Tim Skipper, Stephanie Skipper, and Ian Zandi. This segment focuses on the House of Heroes project.

March 3, 2015

Copperlily

Here is the first part of an interview done between Ian Zandi and Copperlily. The 2nd part will include House of Heroes.

February 19, 2015

Naturalist

An IVM exclusive interview with post-hardcore band Naturalist. Conversation topics include their intriguing cover art, the new album direction, and staring at people just to creep them out.

February 10, 2015

Ellie Holcomb

This is a transcript of a phone interview I had over digital coffee today with CCM singer-songwriter Ellie Holcomb. The 30 minute conversation includes topics such as her album As Sure as the Sun, her involvement with Drew Holcomb & the Neighbors, potential collaboration with Jon Foreman, touring plans, a relatively-unknown side project, and her thoughts on streaming services.

January 27, 2015

Aaron Gillespie

A phone interview of Aaron Gillespie conducted by Ian Zandi for IVM on 1.27.15. Topics include his new worship album, touring plans, his time with Paramore, Breaking Bad, streaming music, and vinyl purchases.

January 6, 2015

September 9, 2014

August 25, 2014

Bill Mallonee

I was lucky enough to talk with Bill Mallonee about his upcoming album Winnowing and the intersection between faith and art; much of it was off the record, but here are a few of his words to shed light on the album and his approach to songwriting.

August 20, 2014

August 14, 2014

Beartooth

We recently had the chance to talk with Red Bull Records metalcore band, Beartooth. We talked about their new record, the current band lineup and what the future may hold for Caleb Shomo and crew.

July 31, 2014

July 23, 2014

Mattie Montgomery of For Today

We recently had the chance to talk with Mattie Montgomery, lead vocalist and frontman vocalist of Razor & Tie metalcore band, For Today. We talked about their new record, fatherhood, the highs and lows of Warped Tour, and what it means to be Christians in the music industry.

July 18, 2014

David Wimbish: Part One

David Wimbish of The Collection was kind enough to take some time and have a conversation with me over email. We talked about The Collection's new album, "Ars Moriendi," how the writing process works, what it's like to have a family for a band, faith, hope, love, and everything else in between.

July 15, 2014

Judah & The Lion

Releasing a new album in under two months, non-stop touring and really diverse music tastes...it was great to sit down and chat with the boys of Judah & The Lion.

Lecrae

A couple of weeks ago, I spent an impromptu 15 minutes talking with Lecrae at Canada's Wonderland in Toronto (Canada), where he was performing a set during WonderJam.

July 12, 2014