On their debut full length, Hostile Array tackles tough topics while providing an anthemic and rebellious soundtrack perfect to vent these injustices to.
May 31, 2018
May 28, 2018
This absolutely insane new track “United Stomp” from Southern California hardcore band, Living in Victory, is now available for stream via IVM right here (see below). The new song will appear on the band’s upcoming “Freeman Ep” due out on June 23rd through On The Attack Records. Any fan of legitimate hardcore is going to dig this track without a doubt. This is quality stuff from a band who know’s their stuff. Check it out. [Bandcamp]
May 8, 2018
“Today is the day of salvation. Today is the day of restoration.” These words echo true in our modern world and there has never been more of a time for revival than now. Check out this incredibly relevant and in your face spirit filled hardcore release from new So. Cal. band – Lifelong
May 4, 2018
Like a Chuck Norris roundhouse straight to the kisser, one might wonder, where the heck that ferocious beat down just came from. 2Minute Minor in similar fashion, lets loose a barrage of straight to your face, knock you on your butt hardcore punk tracks. Continued →
A new band called “Gut Punch” have emerged from behind the curtain and are ready to pummel your face off with their furious hardcore energy. Check out their debut song “Finish Line”, below. You can follow them on instagram here: @gutpunchhc This band features (former?) members of Born Blind and No Innocent Victim and reside in the San Diego, CA. region. Who else digs this?
March 23, 2018
Chicago based DIY hardcore punk band – 2Minute Minor, just posted a bunch of cool pre-orders for their new record “Blood On Our Front Stoop”. The band are releasing their awesome new album independently and you can find out more info and bundles right here on their site. These are insanely low prices and you don’t want to miss out on this. “Blood On Our Front Stoop” will release on May 11th. Pre-order the digital copy for $1 or more right here on bandcamp.
March 15, 2018
ZAO is reissuing their classic mid 90’s debut “All Else Failed” with new mastering job and redone artwork, through Steadfast Records. Steadfast Records is owned and run by Matt Traxler who is a former member of Six Feet Deep, Brandtson, and a ton of other bands over the years. The label has had a resurgence of sorts and has been re-releasing their old albums in Digital format and now physical media. Pre-order this ZAO album in a few different bundles right here. [Thanks Seth D.]
February 11, 2018
Check out the new lyric video from As Earth Fades, for their track “The Great Falsehood”. Think a little For Today, a little Saving Grace, and mix in some The Agony Scene. I think if you are into alot of Facedown Records bands you’re going to be into this. Continued →
January 26, 2018
With the coming of I Am, one of the most influential metal bands in the scene has come to pass. What a big hole they leave in their absence. But let us get to the album that begins with the gang vocals yelling “Sleeping giant!”
Preachcore Lives! Continued →
January 24, 2018
Although TAKE has been around for some time, this review will serve as an introduction to many. In the current climate of the long standing pillars of Christian metal being slowly eroded away with time, (Sleeping Giant, Haste the Day, For Today, Hands) it is vital that new bands come and pick up where they left off. Continued →
David has announced an end to the much loved and adored Christian punk rock label, Thumper Punk Records. He started it as a music site in 2008 and we all watched it grow as a record label the past 10 years. Him and his label will be sorely missed but we commend him for wanting to devote more time to his family. It’s tough in this scene and I know exactly how he feel coming from my perspective. With my experience the past 18 years I can tell you honestly that I have thrown in the towel a few times, wanted to a few more times, and have been battling personal doubts about my work even more times. It isn’t easy managing full time work, family, and trying to keep expenses under control. We all do it out of love for the scene and deeply feel drawn towards sharing our piece of hope with a crowd that isn’t so welcoming these days. That’s the point though, to share in times of darkness, doubt, and disbelief. Anyway, I thank David for the years of support, the years of awesome underground punk rock music with a real message, and for giving these bands a platform when so many others in the “industry” look the other way for more desirable returns on their investments. We all know that’s not the purpose and David is real proof that risk taking is more important than safety. JCHC for life! Read the full statement below and a little teaser by me.
January 15, 2018
You guys have to check out this brand new Sleeping Giant track titled “Preach Core Lives!” because it absolutely rules! The song appears on the band’s upcoming album “I AM” due out January 26th on the mighty Facedown Records. I hope you are all going to buy this album and give this band their proper farewell. Long live Sleeping Giant.
January 13, 2018
The new IVM “Family & Friends Sampler 1” is now available on CD and in my hands. This CD will begin shipping on Tuesday next week. Anyone that orders the CD via Bandcamp gets the digital albums version with purchase. $3 for CD + Digital or $2 for digital only. Featuring 20 bands as seen in picture below. Tons of great music. Currently scouting bands for “2” due out in late spring/early summer. Order here. If you want merch only and don’t need the digital bandcamp files, I also have it in the official IVM store here. All items on both bandcamp and storenvy are shipped by ME!
January 1, 2018
As you’ve probably heard by now, Sleeping Giant has announced their final album, final show, final everything. Off of their upcoming, and final, album, “I Am”, check out the lyric videos below for the tracks “No Love” and “Lanterns”. What do you think? Continued →
December 29, 2017
December 20, 2017
December 1, 2017
20 plus years into their storied career, Project 86 return with another crowd-funded heavy-hitting album that not only gives the listener something to chew on, but challenges them to examine the very teeth they use – lest they be fangs.
November 30, 2017
November 10, 2017
Check out this review of Your Memorial’s final release.
November 8, 2017
October 31, 2017
A friend of IVM has sent me a whole collection of cool rare, old, and classic Life In Your Way videos/music. Please check out his playlist below and relive the glory days. I really hope there will be more new music from this band in the future.
October 26, 2017
It’s been a little over two years since For All Eternity released their last album, “Metanoia”. Today however, the band has announced a new album, “The Will to Rebuild”, set to release on December 15, 2017. The announcement was paired with a music video showcasing a new song called “Derailed”. Continued →
October 22, 2017
IVM is proud to announce the next release in our catalog which will be a new Ep from So Cal Spirit Filled Hardcore band, Fire The Sun. The band last released a fantastic full length in 2014 produced by Paul Miner titled “An Evolution In The Creation of a New Self Being”. This band will please fans of Terror, Hatebreed, No Innocent Victim, Shai Hullud, Strongarm, and Stretch Arm Strong. Look for an ep release soon and more details will be announced shortly. Don’t forget to check out our other recent releases available digitally and on tape/cd from Pennylane, Available at the Counter (Tape/CD), Mainsail (Tape), At The Wayside (Tape/CD Soon), Light The Way (Tape/CD). Coming soon: Must Build Jacuzzi “Last Place” (CD/Tape/Digital – Feb. 2018), Hearts Bleed Passion 7 (Digital – December 2017), I Still Dream “Eternia – Single” (Digital – Nov. 2017), Light The Way (CD/Digital – ??? 2018), Mainframe “6 Song Ep/TBA” (Digital/2017/2018).
October 21, 2017
October 14, 2017
Blood & Ink Records have announced that melodic hardcore band Withered Bones will release their brand new album titled “In Search of Self Evidence” on December 8th. Check out the first song “Evansville”, below. Fans of Defeater, Worthwhile, Hundredth, and Citizen, will find something to appreciate here. Pre-orders have launched right here on Blood & Ink’s site in several different bundles including both a CD and Tape option.
October 5, 2017
We Bear the Scars is a new 18-song hard music compilation in the spirit of the old school Tooth & Nail / Solid State comps.
These artists have donated all of the songs for this project to show their support for Timothy Henderson, drummer for Warlord, Mr. Bishops Fist and Catechumen. He has fibromyalgia & several other health issues that have put his family in great financial need over the last 11 years. Read below for the full tracklisting and listen to a song. Make sure to visit the site here to learn more.
October 3, 2017
Melodic hardcore band, Servants, have placed their latest ep “Finding My Hope” up for name your price (free) download on bandcamp. The band is donating any earnings from people “buying” the songs off bandcamp to help hurricane relief as well as an organization called Solidarity Uganda. You can read more below or by visiting their facebook page here.
September 10, 2017
Yep, the list you’ve all been waiting for (not really) is finally here. Feel free to offer up some laughs and critical remarks for the music I listened to the most 20 years ago. You’ll notice a heavy T&N presence and I just couldn’t help myself. There were a lot of albums and releases I found myself spinning back then and still getting plays today. I think that’s where this list falls in place, it’s the albums that had the longest lasting impact with me and had a catchy sound that I just couldn’t get enough of. I ride more on the commercial, melodic side of the market rather than all that arty ear splitting noise rock ;) I created a special Spotify play list that you can find near the end of the article. Some of these titles are out of print and only available in YouTube form so enjoy those unheard hits within the article. Remember kids, “some” of these releases may not have the best language so if you get queasy at the thought of dirty words from the general market (do we still use the word ‘secular’?) bands, you may want to skip those parts. So check out my faves below and don’t forget to check out “The Best of 2007” list which can be found here. Hop in your time machine and let’s get ready to party like its 1997!
September 5, 2017
RIYL: Emery, Scary Kids Scaring Kids, Microwave, Kids in the Way, The Classic Crime
In 2001, before anyone in the Tooth & Nail community and crowd realized, one of the most under appreciated bands formed for an 8 year existence. Far-Less put out a total of 2 EPs, 2 full lengths, and one final EP that was never released. Continued →