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June 13, 2024

June 9, 2024

Max McNown - Macbeth (Live Performance Video)

A really great up and coming young alt-folk-country artist by the name of Max McNown just dropped his debut full length “Wandering” a month ago and has just put out a new song “Macbeth”. The song is available through all digital networks and you can now watch a killer live performance video of the song below, right here on our website. For more info on Max McNown, click here.… Continued →

June 7, 2024

Song of the Day: Johnny Q. Public - Body Be

Welcome to the 1990s, the decade of alternative rock, grunge, flannel, and a time when MTV still played music videos. While the Christian music scene had tons of alternative rock bands, few were as effective as Springfield, Missouri’s Johnny Q. Public. The band found the right combination of distortion, melody, noise, and big rock hooks (but not too big) to make a huge impact on the music scene. They released two albums, 1995’s Extra-Ordinary (for Gotee Records) and 2000’s Welcome to Earth, which was also on Gotee but licensed to the mainstream Roadrunner Records.… Continued →

June 2, 2024

New Releases: May 31, 2024

Rock & Metal
  • Classic Disaster – Too Blind To See [EP]
  • Luxury – Like Unto Lambs
  • Remedy Drive – Steady [Single]
Pop & Alternative
  • Fulton Lee – Sunny Side [Single]
  • Joseph O’Brien – WON’T LET TOMORROW [Single]
  • SOFYKA – Waterfall [Single]
  • Samuel Day – Living Lovely [Single]
Electronic & EDM
  • Chris Howland, Audicid – Novus Lux [Single]
  • JOSHUA LAZER – Be with You [Single]
Folk & Singer/Songwriter
  • Ivan Theva – Waiting Here For You [Single]
  • Jon Foreman – In Bloom 
  • Jonathan Allen Wright – The Sea [Single]
  • Marie Miller – The Way of Love [Single]
  • Our Atlantic Roots – Memories Live On [EP]
  • Skye Peterson – Sound and Silence [Single]
  • Zambroa – Oxford Candles [Single]
Worship & CCM
  • Collington – In The Fire [Single]
  • Colorvault – 24/2 [EP]
  • The Corner Room – Romans 3:23-24 (English Standard Version) [Single]
  • Crowder – The EXLIE
  • Josh Wilson – Mental Help
  • Mission House – Day for Singing [Single]
  • Rachael Thomas – Stayed [Single]
  • Renew Creative – You Alone [Single]
  • Vivid Era – Anxious Mind [Single]
  • The Young Escape – Drives [Single]
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May 31, 2024

Song of the Day: Famous Names - Talk it Out

Not so much a new band, as a continuation of a previous one, Famous Names was essentially the same line-up as Writz. The core of the band is husband-wife duo Steve and Bev Fairnie. They had begun earlier in the 1970s as Fish Co. doing folk-pop not too dissimilar to a lot of Jesus Music of the day, before heading into a distinct punk/new wave direction in the late 70s as Writz. However, they had to change their name due to an American pop group of the same name.… Continued →

May 29, 2024

New Releases: May 24, 2024

Rock & Metal
  • Brotality – Cryptic Worship [Single]
  • Earth Groans – Chasm [Single]
  • Fight The Fade – Gangrene [Single]
  • Ignescent – Goodbye [Single]
Pop & Alternative
  • Grace Graber – No Regrets [Single]
  • Henrik, Nic D – All to myself [Single]
  • Matthew Mole – Okay [Single]
  • The New Respects – YBA [Single]
Electronic & EDM
  • JOSHUA LAZER – Just Believe [Single]
  • Pembers – Nani Kama Yesu Wetu [Single]
Folk & Singer/Songwriter
  • Allie Crummy – Caving In [Single]
  • Benjamin Daniel – Fear Hymn [Single]
  • Callan Brown, Yaz Williams – Air of Summer [Single]
  • Former Ruins – Western Edge of Eastern Time [Single]
  • Jason Wade – All of My Life [Single]
Worship & CCM
  • Andrew Ripp – Loves Got a Way [Single]
  • Aryn Michelle – Evil Kings [Single]
  • Austin Koukal – Redemption [Single]
  • Christian Singleton – I Just Want To [Single]
  • Civilized Creature – Spirit Move [Single]
  • Dâmares Gomes – Even Better [Single]
  • Josh Garrels – Rock My Soul [Single]
  • Josiah Queen – The Prodigal
  • Kadin Whitney – ALIVE [Single]
  • LZ7 – Be Forever [Single]
  • Redemption Arc – The Purple Song [Single]
  • Marie Miller – The Way of Love [Single]
  • Project of Love – Lamentations 1/3 – Your Faithful Love Never Ends [Single]
  • Saintz – Hope Future Destiny [Single]
  • Steven Malcolm, Sanctus Real – Feels To Be Free [Single]
  • Taylor Armstrong – When It Rains [Single]
  • Verses – Acts 2:17 [Single]
  • Zion Goins – 100 BRIAR GROVE [Single]
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May 28, 2024

Demon Hunter "Summer of Darkness" 20th Anniversary Vinyl Pressing

In celebration of the 20th anniversary of Demon Hunter’s sophomore album “Summer Of Darkness” which is heralded as a classic among fans and peers alike, is getting the vinyl re-release treatment. Not only are there 4 different color variants but you also get this: “IT’S HERE. Summer Of Darkness on 2xLP vinyl. 20-page large format booklet w/ extensive liner notes by Ryan Clark, 24×24 foldout poster, silver metallic ink throughout. 4 color variants, each limited to 500. DemonHunterStore.com” So pick up your copy from either the DemonHunterstore.com… Continued →

Names Without Numbers Join the Fair Vaux Family

Names Without Numbers are proud to announce their signing to new label home – Fair Vaux. The band will release their brand new single “Box Fort Kingdom” on July 5th via the label. Stay tuned for further news and updates on both the band and label. I am proud to say I once worked with this killer band back when they were on the IVM label and going back 2 decades ago when I put them on my first compilation experience with Tooth & Nail Records called “I’m Your Biggest Fan Vol.Continued →

May 27, 2024

May 24, 2024

Song of the Day: Eyes of the Defiled - Buried as Saints

Eyes of the Defiled was a deathcore band (death metal + metalcore) from Maryland. Information about the band is scarce, but it appears that they formed in the early 2010s, putting out their debut EP in 2012 before signing with Vision of God Records, for 2016’s Distant Tellings album. They were also involved in almost every installment of the Christian Deathcore compilations on Bandcamp. The band’s sound focused on traditional deathcore–heavy riffs, often in a breakdown style, the occasional melodic lead guitar, and lots of pig squeal-type vocals that are associated with the genre.… Continued →

May 20, 2024

May 19, 2024

New Releases: May 17, 2024

Rock & Metal
  • Asfirefalls – Know You [Single]
  • Collision of Innocence – Silence [Single]
  • My Epic – Heavy Heart [Single]
  • UnWorthy – This Present Darkness
Pop & Alternative
  • almost a.m. – Where Are You [Single]
  • Bien – chill [Single]
  • CHPTRS – Lost and Found [Single]
  • Colton Dixon – Up + Up [Single]
  • Fulton Lee – Plans [Single]
  • John Jin Han – Better [Single]
  • Kylie Odetta – Ache [Single]
  • Mat Kearney – Mat Kearney
  • SVRCINA, Nightcore Reality – Loyal (Nightcore) [Single]
Electronic & EDM
  • Chris Howland, Audicid – Set Me Free [Single]
  • DJ Kirk – In My Rhythm [Single]
  • God’s Warrior – Rock It [Single]
  • JOSHUA LAZER – Taste And See [Single]
  • MAINCREED, YUILA – Honest with You [Single]
  • Pembers – righteousness [Single]
  • Roberto Rosso, Bassanova, Aisling Fuller – Yeshua [Single]
Folk & Singer/Songwriter
  • Caroline Cobb – Why They Call This Stuff Good News [Single]
  • Embleton – Is Your Arm Too Short To Save [Single]
  • Swingin Hammers – No Fool [Single]
Worship & Gospel
  • A New Heaven and A New Earth, Phil Joel, Don Chaffer – Our Common Home [Single]
  • alli ward – how sweet / what You gave [Single]
  • Future Divine – Future Divine [EP]
  • Hannah Kerr – Church Hurt [Single]
  • Jeremy Camp – Deeper Waters
  • Project of Love – Luke 3 & John 17 – Pride of My Life [Single]
  • Rhett Walker – Somebody Say Amen [Single]
  • Sam Wilson – Honey [Single]
  • Sarah Kroger – A New Reality 
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May 17, 2024

My Epic Continue to Forge New Paths and Make Fans of the Masses with New Song "Heavy Heart"

I have nothing but absolute good things to say about My Epic and the beauty of the music they create. This new song really hits me deep in the chest and is a beautiful testament to not only talent, singing, songwriting, and all that but also to the power of words and swaying of notes. This new song “Heavy Heart” by My Epic is quite possibly the best thing the band has ever done up until this point which is an enormous mouthful to proclaim considering expectations were always high to overcome the heights of past accomplishments.… Continued →

Convictions Release Emotional New Track About Loss, "Hurts Like Hell"

The heavy music band (you call it whatever genre you’d like because they do it best) – Convictions, just dropped a new song a week ago titled “Hurts Like Hell” and coming from personal experience dealing with the grief of loss, I know exactly how that feels. Listen to the emotionally charged and feelings triggering new song in lyric video format below and make sure to give these guys a follow on your socials.… Continued →

Five Iron Frenzy Announce Two So Cal Shows in August with Craig's Brother and The Ruffolos

Five Iron Frenzy are adding some exciting “Old School Set” shows around the country celebrating the band’s rich past and fun, sometimes goofy, nature. The band just announced 2 more shows for the old school sets and they are happening right here in Southern California this August. First show is on August 9th at The Observatory in Santa Ana, CA. and the 2nd show is at House Of Blues in San Diego. Both shows will feature Craig’s Brother and The Ruffolos. I’ve got insider news that a few members of Too Bad Eugene will also be playing in the lineup for Craig’s Brother that evening, similar to the CB lineup that played a series of shows in Canada around Red Bridge Fest last year (look it up on YouTube).… Continued →

Song of the Day: Lugnut - Q & A

Lugnut was a hardcore punk band from Northern Florida, only active for a few short years in the late 90s/early 00s. Their sound was somewhat melodic, but they were way too intense and too fast to be pop-punk. Some have called this sound skate punk or new school punk. They only released one full-length album entitled . . . Like the Dickens and a split release with fellow JCHC punk Officer Negative. Both releases were on Screaming Giant Records. In the band’s ashes, members went on to play in a number of other acts.… Continued →

May 16, 2024

What's Your Damage and Captive Portal "Exit"

This incredible new 80’s synthwave version of What’s Your Damage song “Exit” has been beautifully assembled in part by Captive Portal and just released to all digital networks. Make sure you head to your favorite and give this song a listen. For us 80’s music fans and those who grew up as little ones in that decade, this song is the perfect tribute and flows oh so well. Really, check it out. Follow: captiveportal and whatsyourdamage_chicago .… Continued →

Noise Ratchet Announce Reunion Date at Furnace Fest and Till We Have Faces Re-Release on Vinyl

Noise Ratchet have announced their reunion by being added to the Furnace Fest 2024 lineup and they’ve also teased the vinyl re-release of their now classic album, “Till We Have Faces”, originally released by The Militia Group in 2002. The band would go on to record and release a follow up EP for The Militia Group before departing for a major and recording their ill fated full length with Rick Rubin which was shelved and has been in the vault ever since. I’ve heard it and it would have been the band’s finest work and on par with the biggest bands of the 00’s.… Continued →

May 12, 2024

New Releases: May 10, 2024

Rock & Metal
  • Asfirefalls –  Oblivion [Single]
  • Brotality – It Feeds [Single]
  • Convictions – Hurts Lie Hell [Single]
  • Coquí – Today [Single]
  • Demon Hunter – Black Stained Glass [Single]
  • Luxury – Fur (Ticker Tape) [Single]
  • P.O.D. – VERITAS
  • Stryper – To Hell With The Amps
Pop & Alternative
  • Alive City, Tryhard Society – NEVER FELT SO GOOD [Single]
  • Bien – best day ever [Single]
  • Forrest Frank, Powfu, nextseasons – BEAUTIFUL AS EVER [Single]
  • Fulton Lee – Supernaturally [Single]
  • Jaisua – not far [Single]
  • Samuel Day – Beautiful Dream [Single]
  • Sarah Reeves – More Than Enough [Single]
  • We the Least – Close [Single]
  • Willow City – Slow Drive [Single]
Electronic & EDM
  • God’s Warrior – My Way To You [Single]
  • Gui Brazil, BOUE – Fall On Us [Single]
  • JOSHUA LAZER, Kelsey J.,
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May 10, 2024

Song of the Day: Koinonia - Frontline

Alright, you’re gonna need to buckle up for this one. For two reasons: 1) Koinonia has a somewhat lengthy history, and the band’s members are/were probably more connected than any other band ever in contemporary Christian music; and 2) they were a jazz fusion band, which is probably not a genre most IVM readers are astutely familiar with. The band formed in 1980 and were active throughout that decade before disbanding in 1991. While the members were Americans, several of whom were of Latin/Hispanic descent, their music was more widely-known in Northern and Western Europe where they often played to sold out crowds.… Continued →

May 9, 2024

Pennylane 20th Anniversary of "From Paradise To Parking Lots"

In 2004, I released the greatest EP that very little people got a chance to hear. MySpace didn’t have a big enough reach and I was a nobody from Orange County with Indie Vision Music, trying to play with the big boys. This band – Pennylane, deserved worldwide acclaim and their live shows plus studio performances were a testament to that endearing appeal of music and message. These Hawaii gents that uprooted their lives to move to Portland, Oregon and chase their dreams was the very reason the record was titled “From Paradise to Parking Lots”.… Continued →

The Pale Moonlight Cover Til Tuesday "Voices Carry" (New Band Feat. Conrad Tolosa Formerly of Ghoti Hook)

A really great new band called The Pale Moonlight has formed and features Conrad Tolosa formerly of Ghoti Hook alongside his wife Julia (Divebomber) and friend Jordan. You can check out their first track which is a cover of Til Tuesday’s “Voices Carry”, below this message. For your Instagram followers just search up “The Pale Moonlight” on YouTube.… Continued →