Tag: Heavy Metal

February 17, 2021

February 7, 2021

BROTALITY Detonates an Insane Heavy Metal Bomb

A new band I’ve just become acquainted with called BROTALITY, have dropped their heavy metal explosion of an album titled “Worldwide Desolation” and it’s a total winner. This band is super young, all teenagers, but don’t let that stop you from consuming their overwhelmingly solid sound. Age is nothing more than a number and in the case of this band on a scale of 1 to 100, they clock in at AWESOME. It’s heavy, brutal at times, and with an altogether melodic undercurrent blending it all together.… Continued →

February 6, 2021

January 20, 2021

August Burns Red are Standing In The Storm

August Burns Red just dropped an imaginative and creative new music video for the song “Standing In The Storm” which can be viewed below. Download the “new” song wherever you get your music from, digitally. This is a catchy new song for this metal band and comes up sounding like a cross between A Day To Remember, Killswitch Engage, Gideon, War of Ages, and As I Lay Dying. Love the guitar solo sound. The band also has a special “Standing In The Storm” hoodie and some other merch in their official store right here.… Continued →

January 12, 2021

Pantokrator - We The People (Official Music Video)

Swedish Death Metal band, Pantokrator, are back with a brand new song titled “We The People” off the album “Marching Out of Babylon” due out January 29th via Nordic Mission. Pre-Order the album in several different formats including CD, Vinyl, and Tape, right here. This is quality stuff my friends and showcases a band that straddles the line between the brutally heavy and melodic. It’s like a battle between darkness and light but in music format.… Continued →

January 8, 2021

Song of the Day: Rage of Angels - Don't Give Up

Glam metal gets a bad rap. Especially in punk/indie/hardcore circles. Except for the occasional semi-ironic nod to the genre, it doesn’t get much love outside of 40- and 50-something dads who like to show off old photos of their teenage mullets. Whether the cheesyness or the sleaziness is to blame, folks seem to have a love-hate relationship with it. Occasionally, however, there are some real gems. Rage of Angels released one fantastic album in 1989 through Regency Records.… Continued →

November 2, 2020

Love and Death Drop Major Tease

Love and Death have just dropped the biggest tease ever which builds upon years of anticipation for new music. Check it out below. Date is 11.13.2020. What does it mean? Rob J. and I have the answer (we think) to this mystery but we can’t share just yet. (Please excuse the 7 year old pic).… Continued →

October 11, 2020

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August 7, 2020

Song of the Day: Warlord - Where the Road Forks

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. In fact, this 4-song effort clocks in at longer than some full-lengths, due to the longevity of the tracks.… Continued →

August 2, 2020

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July 7, 2020

April 20, 2020

April 2, 2020

Seeking "Cover Songs" by Christian Artists for New Playlist on Spotify

I am sending this post out there into the webiverse to gather songs for a new spotify playlist I just created. It is (tentatively) being called “The Best Christian Cover Songs” and is a play off Christians who cover popular (and not so popular) songs. Please list artist name covering a song and song title below this post in the comments section so I can take your suggestions and add them. What you see now on Spotify is just me recalling stuff off the top of my head.… Continued →

March 26, 2020

March 2, 2020

February 28, 2020

Song of the Day: Trouble - The Misery Shows (II)

Though a fantastic classic/doom metal band, Chicago’s Trouble were always slightly confusing. They often used Christian imagery, biblically-themed lyrics, and somewhat uncharacteristically for doom metal–a positive outlook. Take this ballad from their 1990 self-titled album: Please, take His hand The time has come to learn Please, take my hand Let me take you to learn And yet, the band played almost exclusively secular venues with other secular artists, and depending on which band members you talked to, they seemed to distance themselves from the “Christian” tag.… Continued →

February 19, 2020

February 18, 2020

Song of the Day: The Showdown - We Die Young

HEAVY METAL, Dudes! Despite popular opinions and clearly showing my lack of “scene cred”, I instantly connected with The Showdown “Temptation Come My Way” album back in 2007/2008 and haven’t changed my opinion since. David’s grit-filled voice is front and center just the way a good heavy metal band should be on the song, “We Die Young”. Well produced and placed instrumentation, with soaring vocal harmonies that really take this album completely over the top.… Continued →

February 14, 2020

Song of the Day: Undercover - The Eyes of Love

I suppose that the first time you hear a band forever affects the way you think or feel about them. Although Undercover already had a long history behind them when I first heard them in 1990, I was completely unaware of it. I didn’t know the huge impact they’d made in the Christian alternative and punk scene in SoCal through Calvary Chapel, Ministry Resource Center, etc. through groundbreaking albums like God Rules and Branded. They had already morphed from a bubblegum-punk/new wave sound to darker, post-punk tones across the span of 4 albums.… Continued →

February 9, 2020

Living Sacrifice Announce 30th Anniversary Show and Documentary Premiere

Legendary metal artists known as LIVING SACRIFICE, have just announced a very special 30th anniversary gig in March in their hometown of Little Rock, Arkansas with none other than THE BLAMED joining them. Once we have more info on this Documentary and what it includes, I’ll make a post about it. To get tickets to this very special gig, click here. Click here for the Facebook Event page.… Continued →

Furnace Fest 2020 Lineup Explodes and Still More Announcements This Week

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 13, 2020

Furnace Fest 2020 Announces Stacked Line Up and Dream Event For an Entire Generation of Music Fans

The much loved Furnace Fest is BACK this year and bringing one heck of a STACKED lineup to please old and new fans alike. Check out some of the lineup on their website right here. The shows take place September 18th-20th in Birmingham, Alabama at the Sloss Furnaces. Something getting a massive share today is a Change.org petition to get Strongarm to reunite and plays this festival. Check out the petition here and sign your name.… Continued →

October 31, 2019

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September 25, 2019

The Blamed to Release "The Church Is Hurting People" on October 18th

Long running and legendary heavy-punk band The Blamed, will release their brand new full length effort titled “The Church is Hurting People” on October 18th via Indie Vision Music. You can pre-order digital album here on bandcamp and on CD/Vinyl very soon. iTunes/Google Play pre-orders launch on October 7th for just $5.99 and includes instant download of 3 tracks. Check out the full press release and new song in lyric video form, below. Please be sure to visit the band on all social networks and tell them Hi.… Continued →

August 8, 2019

Rocky Gray (Living Sacrifice, Soul Embraced, Evanescence) Gets Interviewed

I got this great tip by a fan of IVM over on our facebook page so I thought I would share right here. Rocky Gray who has played in the bands Living Sacrifice, Soul Embraced, Evanescence, and We Are The Fallen (among many others), got interviewed by Movie Geek Feed and you can find out more here. They cover his love of horror and heavy music plus some other insight into this very talented fellow.… Continued →

July 12, 2019

Song of the Day: Saint - Steel Killer

I woke up this morning with this song in my head, so it clearly has the be the Song of the Day. Classic metal. You either love it, or just don’t really get the appeal. It’s 1986, and the only Christian metal that most people are aware of is Stryper. But hairspray and over-the-top production was not all that Christian metal had to offer in ’86. The same year the glam kings released To Hell with the Devil, Saint was dishing out their best album, Time’s End (in fact, it’s in the top 5 Christian metal albums of all time, IMO).… Continued →