Tag: hardcore

February 11, 2018

January 26, 2018

January 24, 2018

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. Continued →

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! Continued →

January 1, 2018

December 29, 2017

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December 1, 2017

November 30, 2017

November 10, 2017

November 8, 2017

October 31, 2017

October 26, 2017

October 22, 2017

Indie Vision Music to Release New Ep From Spirit Filled Hardcore Band Fire The Sun

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). Continued →

October 21, 2017

October 15, 2017

Jason Parker (Ex-Focused, Ex-Outnumbered) Launches New Album Campaign

Update: Only $215 more to go. Jason Parker, who was a founding member and former guitarist for classic 90’s Christian hardcore powerhouse – Focused, as well as a member of Outnumbered, has launched a crowd funding campaign (via his Paypal account) to fund the release of his brand new music project in 2018. This project will feature the songwriting and musical talents of Jason Parker along with several well known special guests that will be announced soon. The songs will have that classic 90’s spirit filled hardcore sound similar to bands such as Focused and Unashamed. Jason says, “Please continue to pray that this e.p. happens. Anyone who donates will receive the physical copy and digital download. For fans of focused and unashamed. Spirit filled hardcore. To God be the glory.” You are donating to Jason’s paypal account Continued →

October 14, 2017

Withered Bones - Evansville (New Song)

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. Continued →

October 5, 2017

We Bear The Scars Benefit Compilation (Featuring a Collection of Old and New Bands Alike)

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. Continued →

October 3, 2017

September 10, 2017

The Best of 1997: Favorite Hits From 20 Years Ago

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! Continued →

September 5, 2017

Bands That Ended Too Soon - Far-Less

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 →

August 25, 2017

August 23, 2017

August 15, 2017

Exclusive Stream: TAKE - The Dead Will Rise Ep

I am super thrilled to bring you an exclusive stream of the new TAKE Ep. This independent Las Vegas, NV. metal-hardcore-rock hybrid band were around for a few years last decade. They went on hiatus and a member went on to front The Forerunner. Well after several years off this explosive heavy band is back and with a brand new ep to prove once again how powerful their music can be. It’s edgy, it is abrasive, and it is going to hit you over the head like a two ton brick of pure adrenaline. Step into the pit and prepare to throwdown with one of Nevada’s best kept secrets. This my friends is the band TAKE and I present their ep, “The Dead Will Rise”. Listen below. The band’s ep will be out by this Friday on all digital networks. Now available on all digital networks: [iTunes] [Google Play] [Amazon] [Spotify] Continued →

August 9, 2017

July 27, 2017

August Burns Red announces "Phantom Anthem" and Track Listing, Release New Video

Metalcore act August Burns Red have released their debut single off of their new upcoming album, Phantom Anthem, titled “Invisible Enemy”. The band has released a music video for it, made with puppets of all things. The album is slated to be released through Fearless Records on October 6, 2017. The track listing is:

  1. King of Sorrow
  2. Hero of the Half Truth
  3. The Frost
  4. Lifeline
  5. Invisible Enemy
  6. Quake
  7. Coordinates
  8. Generations
  9. Float
  10. Dangerous
  11. Carbon Copy