August 21, 2020
August 13, 2020
Beloved (US) are not taking a back seat to this whole 2020 fiasco of a year. They have recorded a cover of a U2 song and I assume will release it any day now. Watch the teaser clip below. This band hasn’t lost one ounce of energy since their long hiatus and the energy is even more ferocious and on fire than it was in the past.… Continued →
August 7, 2020
If you asked me what the heaviest Christian release of all time was, a strong contender would be the self-titled EP from Portand’s Warlord (not to be confused with the secular heavy metal band of the same name). One of the earliest releases on the Tooth & Nail imprint, Solid State Records, their debut EP featured deep, dark, heavy riffs and lengthy songs.… Continued →
July 17, 2020
I first heard of Cross-Check a few months ago through social media channels. Shortly thereafter, I was asked to review their mini-album Overwhelming Odds for Heaven’s Metal. What I found on that release equally excited and bewildered me. The band has a way of weaving some very interesting and somewhat disparate influences into their sound.… Continued →
July 1, 2020
"Succubus of an insecure safety, I will never bow to your will... To die is gain, our life is our sacrifice, you will not take my pride. Your freedom means more than our safety. Christ is not a filthy word!" RIYL: Sleeping Giant, Madball, Stick to your Guns, and Hatebreed
June 20, 2020
En Mi Lugar (In My Place in English) is a Spirit Filled Melodic Hardcore band from Bogota, Colombia. FFO: Venia, Advent, Poured Out, and Atrocities.
June 19, 2020
Lifelong are back with their new song titled “Above The Waves” and first on new label home, Solid State Records. Album out July 17th. Check out the pop-punk influenced Melodic Hardcore song below and read the lyrics as well. “Above The Waves” is now available wherever you stream/download music.… Continued →
June 2, 2020
The Point of No Return were a Spirit Filled Hardcore band from Germany. FFO: No Innocent Victim, Figure Four, The Blamed, 2Minute Minor, and Hanover Saints.
May 31, 2020
May 30, 2020
What a lineup! Jim Chaffin (The Crucified), Marcos Curiel (P.O.D.), Stu Brooks (Dub Trio), Sonny Sandoval (P.O.D.), Cory Brandan (Norma Jean), Josh Kemble (Dogwood), and Mikey Carvajal (Islander) have put together a quarantine cover of The Crucified’s “Intro/Hateworld” and it is amazing.… Continued →
April 24, 2020
SoCal hardcore band Point of Recognition (or Point of Wreckinthangs as they were affectionately known by fans) released 3 full-lengths, an EP and a pair of split releases before disbanding in the mid-2000s. Members popped up elsewhere in the scene, but the band’s existence was sadly short.… Continued →
April 20, 2020
April 5, 2020
xSunday Schoolx were a Christian straight edge hardcore duo hailing from Auckland, New Zealand. FFO: xLooking Forwardx, Hit the Deck, xThe Red Baronx, and Carrying the Fire.
March 26, 2020
March 13, 2020
The Crucified is probably the most legendary Christian hardcore band of all time. They only released 2 full-length albums (plus some demos, and later re-issues) before disbanding in the early 90s. However, their influence cannot be overstated. Their blending of hardcore punk and thrash metal into a unique take on crossover thrash touched and influenced bands in genres as diverse punk, alternative, metal, hardcore and even industrial.… Continued →
February 25, 2020
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 21, 2020
Zao had already made a name for themselves, working up from the underground, with a 7″, cassette demo(s) and 2 full-lengths. They were quickly becoming known for taking hardcore in a new direction. I remember a friend telling me that although he loved the riffs on their sophomore effort Splinter Shards the Birth of Separation, he also found them really hard to dance to.… Continued →
February 19, 2020
Just who is this mysterious new punk/hardcore band called “Luther’s Hammer“? The new band just dropped some pics/videos of them doing gang vocals on a new song which you can watch below via a facebook embed. From that band logo alone, I’m expecting something in your face, bold, and really heavy.… Continued →
February 18, 2020
February 14, 2020
"To my first love, I'm running back to you...."
February 13, 2020
Few Left Standing were a pioneering Spirit Filled Hardcore act along with other greats as Unashamed, Overcome, and Zao to name a few....
February 9, 2020
Since the last time I posted about Furnace Fest here on IVM, the Furnace Fest 2020 lineup has literally EXPLODED with bands and hype. Click their official website here to get pumped up with. Beloved, Stretch Arm Strong, Terminal, ZAO, Love Is Red, Open Hand, Life In Your Way, The Appleseed Cast, Hopesfall, Mineral, Juliana Theory, Unwed Sailor, Eighteen Visions, Every Time I Die, Bloodjinn, Avail, Hot Water Music, Andrew WK, Better Off, Knocked Loose, Cave In, Norma Jean, Converger, Unearth, Comeback Kid, Luxury, Glasseater, Boy Sets Fire, Bad Cop Bad Cop, Codeseven, The Casket Lottery, Living Sacrifice, Shai Hullud, The Beautiful Mistake, Few Left Standing, Evergreen Terrace, With Honor, Haste, August Burns Red, and…..my… Continued →
January 31, 2020
By the time Give us Barrabbas came out (the band’s 7th album), The Blamed had already gone through at least 4 different genres: punk rock, crossover thrash, hardcore punk, and punk metal. Now they were dabbling in experimental post-hardcore, which, for my money was their most successful rendering of noise to date.… Continued →
January 26, 2020
I am lucky enough to say I will have 3 vinyl releases for sale through IVM Webstore very soon. I have all packaging materials ready to go and ready to ship this stuff out as soon as I receive it. Remember, if you order either Craig’s Brother or The Blamed, you will get a Small Wars 7″ free with order.… Continued →
January 19, 2020
I was listening to this Unashamed song the other day through one of those Daily Mix Spotify Playlists that they so graciously create for me each day and I was brought back to a different time in my youth. So much anger, rage, and hope all in one song.… Continued →