Tag: hardcore

January 6, 2019

Best of 2018: Rob Jensen

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 →

December 7, 2018

REVIEW : Thin Ice "Misery Noose"

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

Skip Brooks: Fight The Good Fight Memorial

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.

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November 17, 2018

Introducing: Strongholds

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/

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November 13, 2018

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Christian Ska, Punk, and Hardcore in Spanish

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

October 29, 2018

The Blamed to Release "Split Ep" with The Satire via Indie Vision Music

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

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October 15, 2018

The Blamed - I Guess This Is Goodbye (New Song Stream)

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

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August 1, 2018

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June 22, 2018

Living In Victory Release "Freeman" Ep, Today!

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.

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May 31, 2018

May 28, 2018

Living In Victory - United Stomp

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]

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May 8, 2018

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REVIEW : Lifelong - Revive The Masses

“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

Gut Punch (Born Blind and NIV Members) Release Debut Song

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?

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March 23, 2018

2Minute Minor Launch Pre-Orders for "Blood On Our Front Stoop"

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.

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March 15, 2018

ZAO Reissues Original All Else Failed Recording on Vinyl, CD, Cassette

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.]

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February 11, 2018

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January 24, 2018

REVIEW : TAKE - The Dead Will Rise

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 →

Thumper Punk Records Comes to An End 2008-2018

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.

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January 15, 2018

January 13, 2018

IVM "Family & Friends Sampler 1" Now Available on CD

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!

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