Tag: Heavy Music

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April 16, 2024

Homeplate Goes Hard, No really they do!

I’ve heard a pre-release, unmastered copy of the new Homeplate album and it GOES HARD! I wasn’t expecting this but I do love it and can’t wait till all our IVM friends stumble upon it. Even though this isn’t an IVM release, I can’t help but sing it’s many praises and send a little promotion their way. This is a more grown up Homeplate and a more heavy sounding album both from a production standpoint and their musicianship in general. It reminds me of “Chuck” era Sum 41 (and the latest album) meets Strung Out meets Four Year Strong meets old AFI with a little modern hardcore thrown in for good measure.… Continued →

March 1, 2024

Pipe Bomb Releases Mind Bending, Explosive Debut EP "Stomp"

Chaotic, and heavy, this one man project known as “Pipe Bomb”, just dropped the explosive (no pun intended) debut many of us have been waiting for. The 6 song ep titled “Stomp” is out now on all digital networks and streaming sites. It’s tough to describe this project and it’s one of those things you just have to listen to and draw your own conclusions. It can’t be summarized into a nifty little “review” that as they are, can be quite subjective. This is heavy and chaotic and if you listen, any traits of a typical “one man band” kind of sentiment will wear off quite quick.… Continued →

July 30, 2023

HolyName - Initiation: Live In Chicago

The heavy hardcore worship band known as HolyName, led by Tommy Green formerly of Sleeping Giant has just posted their “Initiation: Live in Chicago” video over on YouTube and it is every bit powerful as one might expect from this project and the music they create. The world needs more of this. We need more of this. Listen below. By the way, that guest list is STACKED!… Continued →

November 12, 2022

Dispraised Release New Double Full Length on Vinyl

Heavy, old school hardcore punk band named Dispraised are back with a double album release on one 12″ Vinyl Records through new label upstart – Coleiosis Records. This heavy hitting band has had a couple songs land on the billboard Christian Radio charts during the past year or so and it’s amazing to see them grow. They have moved on from Rottweiler Records and have assured all fans that there is no bad blood which you can read more about below. Click this link here to listen to the double album.… Continued →

August 28, 2022

GratitudeTX Are a Band To Watch

A fairly new band on the scene goes by the name of GratitudeTX, have just released their new EP “Deathless Voices” back in April of this year. This is self-described “Spirit Filled Hardcore” band is exactly the kind of HEAVY music many of you are looking for without needing knee braces and a walker. These guys are the real deal and their sound is as ferocious as it is passionate and without a doubt – a band on a mission to spread hope. Check out the band’s new ep out now on all digital networks.… Continued →

May 31, 2022

Confessions of a Traitor - Punishing Myself Before God Does (Official Music Video)

A brand new band on Facedown Records called Confessions of a Traitor, have a new music video out for their song “Punishing Myself Before God Does” and it is loud and abrasive! Check out the heavy song below and make sure to get ready for this UK based band’s debut Facedown Records album of the same name, due out September 16th! This is a great band and sure to win over those classic heavy music fans who’ve followed Facedown for years.… Continued →

February 18, 2022

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August 8, 2021

Reap and Sow Release Punishing New Album That Will Ignite Your Stereo in an Explosive Ball of Flames

Reap and Sow, an east coast melodic/hardcore band, just dropped one of the best new independent heavy music albums of 2021. Stretching it? Well, give it a listen now and you decide. Remember, all opinions are completely subjective and in my honest opinion THIS is some incredible stuff especially from an unsigned, independent band. New album “Greyworld” is out now and on all digital networks across the world. Listen to the full album in a special link right here.… Continued →

Meadows - The Call (New Song + Album Pre-Order)

Sorry for the onslaught of news this morning. I’ve got a lot to catch up on due to some health issues I’ve been going through. So let’s get at it. Meadows just dropped another new song titled “The Call” a week ago and have announced pre-orders for their upcoming album “In Those Days and Also After” via Facedown Records. Check out the pre-order here in some really sweet options including vinyl with some unique features. Album is out September 3rd on Facedown Records. You can find the song below.… Continued →

July 11, 2021

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June 10, 2021

HolyName Could Be The Biggest and Most Important Music Act of Our Time

What seemingly began as a solo project of sorts for Tommy Green of Sleeping Giant, HolyName is likely to become one of our music scene’s most important and dare I say, “influential”, acts in a long time. The music hits you in all the right spots, digging deep into the most hardened of hearts. The emotions swelling up between heavy, chugging guitars, thundering drum beats, and soft, soothing vocals building into this sort of adrenaline fueled, aggressive, and violent (sounding) worship music that you’ll never hear at a Church on Sunday morning.… Continued →

April 26, 2021

Convictions Announce New Album "I Won't Survive", Due Out May 7th

Convictions will drop their latest full length album titled “I Won’t Survive”, on May 7th. If you’ve heard a few of the new songs then you know you’re in for a real treat. One of the greatest independent heavy/rock bands hitting the scene today. Pre-order the highly anticipated new album in a few different formats including vinyl, right here. Make sure to check out the latest songs from Convictions on digital networks now.… Continued →

February 7, 2021

July 20, 2019

Furnace Fest Returns For Huge Event in 2020

It appears that the much loved FURNACE FEST is BACK! After over a decade away, the festival will return with a huge lineup in September of 2020. This was an enormous festival back in the day that featured some of the most loved and adored bands. Imagine that dream lineup of your favorite bands from the late 90’s and early 00’s and that sums up this fest back in the day. The fest was originally started in part by Chad Johnson of Slacker 66 and Takehold Records (and later T&N).… Continued →

March 31, 2019

Introducing: Cardiac Rupture

This heavy as heck deathcore band, Cardiac Rupture, just dropped their new lyric video for “December Selection” which you can check out below. The band’s new ep “The Creator’s Hand” is out on April 12th. If you’re into heavy music with lots of growling and pig squeals, then this is the band for you. I’m telling you, my speakers almost caught fire listening to this song. Thanks Branden Cook for the tip.… Continued →

March 23, 2019

My Epic Unleash Their Heavy New Track "White Noises" (Feat. Cory Brandan)

My Epic are back with a new song titled “White Noises” featuring Cory Brandan the frontman for Norma Jean. If you don’t know who My Epic are and aren’t familiar with Cory’s work, check out this song! This is an explosive, glass shattering heavy new track with enough sonic depth that it simply overwhelms the senses. I think there are three different fans of My Epic, the ones who love the light stuff (Broken Voice), the heavy “Behold”, and the ones who appreciation EVERYTHING the band does.… Continued →

March 12, 2019

February 10, 2019

TETELESTAI - CRVSH SVTVN - Ep Available Now

There may be a few bands under a variation of this name but the heavy music duo known as TETELESTAI have been going at it for nearly 10 years and are here to present their nail biting, ear crushing new ep. Get pummeled and crushed by the biting sound of this band. The duo brings about heavy music in a unique manner and presents an ep set worth of songs without sacrificing the heaviness. This is a refreshing take on the genre and something I am sure the majority of IVM heavy music fans will instantly appreciate.… Continued →

January 28, 2019

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.… 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 →

August 18, 2017