2018 had a number of great albums, all of which I couldn’t list here, but after careful consideration, these are my top 20, none of which are listed lightly. See which ones you’d have picked out and maybe find some new music to check out. Continued →
Tag: hard rock
January 6, 2019
December 25, 2018
Hard rock and nu metal fans rejoice! These 5 Down have returned! Preparing to release their first album in over 12 years, the band has released their first single, “Coming of the Son” off the upcoming release, “The 2nd Coming”. The single is a strong statement that the band is back with a vengeance. Continued →
December 16, 2018
Gold, Frankincense, & Myrrh debuted a new music video for their newest single, “On the Inside” this past Friday. These girls are a serious powerhouse and force to be reckoned with, as anyone familiar with them can firmly attest to. As we eagerly await the next album from them, check this out and pick it up at any of your finer digital retailers. Continued →
December 15, 2018
I Am Second, an outreach ministry dedicated to getting involved in the lives of others and keeping Jesus first, has just released “Loud Krazy Love”, a documentary featuring Brian “Head” Welch and his daughter Jennea on Showtime. I Am Second has a number of videos featuring folks from all walks of life and showing the difference Christ has made in their lives. Continued →
In a statement released yesterday, Disciple announced their signing with Tooth & Nail Records. The band re-enters the studio to begin to begin recording the followup to “Long Live the Rebels” next month.
December 2, 2018
A while ago, I remember hearing a small snippet of a track from a band I would later find out was Amongst the Giants; just a few seconds in length really, but based solely on that, I already had high expectations of what was to come and was eager to hear more. Continued →
November 27, 2018
Before I came to a place of faith in my life, I was really, REALLY into Marilyn Manson. Odd way to start this review? Maybe, but stick with me. When I finally did come to faith in Christ, I guess I really had little idea of the concept of Christian music and what it could sound like. Continued →
November 25, 2018
Back in May, I was able to catch Memphis May Fire on a show they added to an off night on their tour with Sevendust. I was fortunate enough to have secured a VIP for that show, part of which included a pizza party and getting to listen to the new album well before it was even announced, much less released. Continued →
P.O.D. has long been a favorite of mine, and likely the first Christian band I ever listened to. Their successes have made them a staple among hard rock fans in both Christian and secular markets, and despite a less popular album here or there, or even less interest in the hard rock genre in general, the band’s fanbase have continued to remain loyal to the band, a fact easily evidenced by the band’s live shows and the online response to all the latest news, especially where new music is concerned. Continued →
November 5, 2018
Matt Baird and Spoken have begun work on album #10 which will see a release in 2019. This is a not only a monumental accomplishment but also reflects the longevity of a music project that has transcended music scenes and style shifts over the years. Matt will be auditioning Guitar, Bass, Drums for 2019 tours, so make sure to message them on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram if you have what it takes. Bring back Jef! jk
September 29, 2018
September 28, 2018
For those who’ve been eagerly awaiting more from John Cooper’s (Skillet fame) new band, Fight the Fury, wait no more! Today the band has released it’s debut track, “My Demons” which can be heard below. Coinciding with the release of the track, the band has also announced the first album release will drop pretty quick; you only have to wait til October 24th to get your ears on the debut, titled “Still Breathing”. Continued →
September 27, 2018
P.O.D. is dropping a new album November 16, titled “Circles”. So far they’ve released “Rockin’ With the Best”, which was met with mixed reviews and just today they’ve dropped the title track to the album, “Circles”. It’s an interesting track that’s a fair variation from the sound we’ve come to know them for in times past, but we wanna know what YOU think. Continued →
September 19, 2018
Big news from the Skillet camp today, as John Cooper announced his new band, Fight the Fury. John has said that this is the answer that fans who’ve been asking for harder and heavier music from the band and we may get a taste of it a little later on today. The band has also announced plans to play some dates in Russia later this year. Stay tuned at the bands Facebook page (see the link in the first sentence) and sign up for their email list to stay up to date on everything they’ve got going on.
September 2, 2018
August 30, 2018
That’s right friends, your favorite San Diego based hard rock band P.O.D. will be releasing their new album titled “Circles” on November 16th 2018 on Mascot Label Group. Check out the embedded tweet below for proof. More album info coming next Friday September 7th. We are, We Are, the Youth of the Nation! Pretty cool that now P.O.D. and Little Hurricane are both under the same label umbrella (two groups I enjoy).
August 29, 2018
Everyone needs to drop what they are doing on this fine Wednesday and check out this new band Ironside. The band features former members of Fighting Jacks, Stavesacre, and Echocast (among others). They just released a couple of new songs which serve as their debut. Check out the songs below and download here (bandcamp). The songs are also available through ALL digital networks. The lyric video for “Doomsday” can be found below. Recommended for fans of: Thrice, Deftones, Incubus, Faith No More, and Failure.
August 26, 2018
This band – Brave Future, a group I’ve been constantly hyping right here on IVM is back with another NEW song titled “Repair”. Former members of the great Sent By Ravens make up Brave Future and this song is nothing short of extraordinary. Seriously, an incredible piece of work and a band to keep your eyes on. Check out the new song below.
August 20, 2018
July 12, 2018
The world is full of grit, seriousness, and dark themes within media. Whenever something “fun” comes around, it’s a nice change of pace. The Protest’s debut album on Rockfest records, Legacy, provides a Christ-centered, lighthearted yet heavy hitting album that’s perfect for some summertime head-banging. Continued →
July 11, 2018
Archabald flirts with hardcore influences on their latest conceptual EP.
June 30, 2018
Archabald showcases a heavier, darker direction on “Carcosa”, due July 13. Check out a new single here!
June 16, 2018
May 7, 2018
April 23, 2018
Convictions is back with their much anticipated follow-up to 2016’s “I Will Become”. Out June 1st on InVogue Records, the band’s upcoming release, “Hope For The Broken”, features the song “Voices” as heard in the video below. If this song is any indication, this is going to be one amazing album. Continued →
April 15, 2018
DIRE, a metal band from Quitam, GA, released an EP titled “Depths” this past November. “Depths” is the band’s first offering since being signed to Sancrosanct Records earlier that year and is an impressive label debut. “Depths”, however, is preceded by a full length the band released in 2016, titled, “Volume 1” and an earlier, self-titled ep in 2013. Continued →
April 14, 2018
Earlier today the announcement from Chris Furr was made on Decyfer Down’s Facebook page that he would be stepping down from the band. See the announcement below: