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 →
January 6, 2019
Christian Hardcore/Post-Hardcore act from Argentina, Lo Inconmovible (translated: The Unshakable) after 6 years of being a band, have finally released their official full length.
December 7, 2018
San Antonio, Texas’ Metallic Hardcore act Thin Ice has recently released demos for what would’ve been their full length follow up to their Blood & Ink records EP release “Revelation Through Tribulation”. Needless to say, this doesn’t disappoint in the least. Heavy and aggressive as expected.
December 3, 2018
I bring you unfortunate news today. Loving father and well regarded scene veteran and minister, Skip Brooks, has just lost his battle with Cancer. He leaves behind a loving wife and children. To help with funeral costs, friends of Skip have launched a special set of Memorial Shirts in his honor. Check out the shirts right here and purchase one to help pay for hospital bills and funeral costs. All money raised from the sale of these specials shirts will go to the family to help pay these costs. Please take a minute a read up a little more on Skip Brooks, his ministry, and the friends who loved him most, below.
November 17, 2018
After their ep release “Intolerant” a year and a half ago, Richmond, Virginia’s spirit filled hardcore band, Strongholds, are back with a new single entitled “Pillar of Salt”. These warriors of Christ are not new to the scene as they have been active since late 2012 and continue battling on chanting their battle hymns and gathering others to salvation that lies in Christ Jesus.
These guys offer all their releases to date for free as it’s not about the music, but getting the message of salvation through Christ out to this dark world. Do yourselves a favor and check these gents out! Fans of From the Eyes of Servants, Redeemer, Killing Goliath, and Venia should be well pleased! https://www.facebook.com/strongholdsrva/
November 13, 2018
So a few months back, a Christian deathcore/hardcore band from Matamoros, Mexico took the scene by storm with their message of faith, hope, and love that comes through Christ our Saviour. That band was My Place Was Taken. What seperated them from others doing the like is that their lyrics are all in Spanish. Continued →
November 5, 2018
We are proud to bring you the another new song from The Blamed off their upcoming “Split Ep” with The Satire. Check out “Better Left Unsaid” below. CDs are now available from both IVM here and The Blamed direct. iTunes Pre-Orders Launched today right here for the price of just $2.99. Go get it! The Blamed / The Satire “Split” Ep out November 30th.
October 29, 2018
In anticipation for the upcoming digital release of The Blamed / The Satire “Split Ep”, we have posted a special “teaser” video below. The video features samples from 3 songs that’ll appear on The Blamed portion of the ep. You can currently purchase the CD version of this split right here via the Indie Vision Music webstore. Itunes preorder goes up on November 5th and full digital release on November 30th. In case you missed the full song stream of “I Guess This is Goodbye” (6500 streams since launch 2 weeks ago), I have posted it below. The Blamed and Indie Vision Music thank you for your support. Follow The Blamed here. #PunkNeverDies
October 15, 2018
Legendary hardcore punk band- The Blamed, are back with new music and we are proud to stream this first new track titled “I Guess This Is Goodbye”. The song will appear on the group’s new split CD/Digital release with The Satire which is due out by the end of this month. Check out the song below and order good from The Blamed right here. Check out the back album cover below with track listing for the Ep. Art by Josh Bump Galletta
August 1, 2018
July 11, 2018
Archabald flirts with hardcore influences on their latest conceptual EP.
June 22, 2018
Following up their “Be The Change” full length debut (under the name LIV.), the band is back as Living In Victory and with an even more engaging new set of songs. This is hardcore lit by the match of passion and movement. You haven’t heard a band of Christians playing music this explosive in years. Check out the album on iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, Apple Music, Spotify, and more. Purchase from On The Attack Records right here. Listen below.
May 31, 2018
On their debut full length, Hostile Array tackles tough topics while providing an anthemic and rebellious soundtrack perfect to vent these injustices to.
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
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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.