January 13, 2019
January 6, 2019
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 30, 2018
I’d like to take a minute to introduce you all to a new metal band out of New Jersey named Through Veins. Their heavy, bombastic, and destructive new sound is sure to please any true metal music fan out there. Uplifting lyrics filled with pure spiritual truth is definitely going to inspire hope. Check out the first song “Genesis” below. The song will appear on the upcoming debut album titled “Immortality” which hits sometime in 2019.
December 25, 2018
Hard rock and nu metal fans rejoice! These 5 Down have returned! Preparing to release their first album in over 12 years, the band has released their first single, “Coming of the Son” off the upcoming release, “The 2nd Coming”. The single is a strong statement that the band is back with a vengeance. Continued →
December 21, 2018
December 8, 2018
Finding a rock album in 2018 feels like searching for a needle in a haystack of hip hop. That’s why I’ve done my best to collect all of the rock, alternative, indie, metal, and punk albums I’ve come across in 2018 into one list for you. Continued →
December 2, 2018
A while ago, I remember hearing a small snippet of a track from a band I would later find out was Amongst the Giants; just a few seconds in length really, but based solely on that, I already had high expectations of what was to come and was eager to hear more. Continued →
November 30, 2018
November 28, 2018
November 25, 2018
For those of you who braved the crowds on Black Friday, you probably heard Christmas songs playing on the PA overhead. I put together a Spotify playlist of Christmas songs that my wife and I enjoy this time of year to share with all of you.
November 14, 2018
Pennsylvania-based metalcore band My Heart to Fear is planning on releasing their third LP titled Violent Hallucination on Luxor Records this coming winter. The album features a stripped metal sound of just guitars, bass, drums, and vocals. “The goal was to have a record that we can play live exactly how it sounds on the album,” Frontman Trevor Pool says. Continued →
November 5, 2018
Matt Baird and Spoken have begun work on album #10 which will see a release in 2019. This is a not only a monumental accomplishment but also reflects the longevity of a music project that has transcended music scenes and style shifts over the years. Matt will be auditioning Guitar, Bass, Drums for 2019 tours, so make sure to message them on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram if you have what it takes. Bring back Jef! jk
Wolves At The Gate are back and are working on their 4th album. The band have been dropping hints and recording samples the past month or two to build up anticipation for what’s to come. Check out a short clip below. Follow them on Facebook and Instagram for more. Anybody here a Wolves at the Gate fan?
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 19, 2018
October 18, 2018
October 10, 2018
Ulterium Records will release the Theocracy album “Mirror of Souls” in honor of the 10th anniversary of this acclaimed album. You can pre-order from Ulterium direct right here. It is a limited pressing and available in 2 different color options (Colored option limited to 150 copies). I still remember hearing this record for the first time and being blown away by not just the quality but the musicianship and those vocals! There really isn’t another “Christian” group like them out there and they deserve all the praise they get. Ulterium Records is an amazing label and has continued to put out quality power metal and symphonic metal for over a decade now. I remember giving these tracks to a reviewer we had at the time and I can just imagine what must have been going through his mind at the time. “What the heck is this?”, he must have said lol, good thing I was persistent in getting coverage for Theocracy. I think myself and our readers are better off for it, right?
Metalcore fans rejoice. The much loved former Solid State Records band, MyChildren MyBride, will embark on a cross country tour for the 10th anniversary of their break out hit record “Unbreakable”. View dates below and visit them on Facebook here for more info. Bands joining the tour include: Secrets, Capture, Earth Groans, and Half Hearted.
September 25, 2018
September 21, 2018
You wake up in the morning and take care of your usual business. After you’ve gotten yourself going, you take your phone out and check your Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or whichever and start scrolling. A minute or two later, you come across the news you’ve been eagerly waiting to hear, but doubted you ever would. Continued →
September 19, 2018
September 13, 2018
Confide will be playing a special reunion/10 year anniversary show for their classic album “Shout The Truth”. The show will take place on November 30th at The Glasshouse in Pomona, CA. With original lineup. As much as some people may love this idea, I want that Lifelong full length now, serious!
P.O.D. have just dropped the music video for their new fun party anthem “Rockin’ With The Best” and you can check it out below. The song runs between classic hits like “Rock The Party (Off The Hook)” and “Boom”. Just a fun little track meant to amp you up and I’m sure there is more serious content to be found on the full record just the rest of their vast catalog. If you dig P.O.D. and want to pre-order the new album “Circles”, click here for different options including vinyl.
August 30, 2018
That’s right friends, your favorite San Diego based hard rock band P.O.D. will be releasing their new album titled “Circles” on November 16th 2018 on Mascot Label Group. Check out the embedded tweet below for proof. More album info coming next Friday September 7th. We are, We Are, the Youth of the Nation! Pretty cool that now P.O.D. and Little Hurricane are both under the same label umbrella (two groups I enjoy).
August 17, 2018
Azusa announced yesterday that they have signed to Solid State Records. Featuring members of SEA + AIR, The Dillinger Escape Plan, and Extol, this band plays a very unique style of thrash. Check out the single “Interstellar Islands” below, taken from their forthcoming LP Heavy Yoke which releases November 16. Continued →
July 30, 2018
July 29, 2018
July 24, 2018
July 18, 2018
The explosive and politically charged new song from Fit For A King titled “The Price of Agony” now has a music video and can be viewed below. This song sounds most excellent, what do you think? “Dark Skies” is out September 14th through Solid State Records and you can pre-order in a few different bundles right here. Oh and in my perfect Beavis voice – FIRE, FIRE, FIRE!!!
Silent Planet will release their new album “When The End Began” soon and in celebration (excuse the lateness of this post) they have released a new song titled “Northern Fires (Guernica)” In regard to the lateness of this post, I just plain forgot to post about it in all the craziness of the past few months. In the meantime the band has been working on new music and another new song will be posted by tomorrow? So if you happen to see two new posts about Silent Planet on IVM in the next day or so, that is why. View the lyric video for this song below and click the YouTube link in the video to read more about the background of the song and lyrics. Catch the band on tour with My Epic, Comrades, and Tigerwine, now. Enjoy!