August 26, 2018
August 17, 2018
Watch Silent Planet‘s new music video for “Share The Body,” taken from their upcoming full-length When The End Began. The album will release on November 2nd and pre-orders are available here. This emotional song and video focus on opioid abuse, and accordingly, the music video contains a content warning. Continued →
August 11, 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!
June 19, 2018
Check out this ep stream from new metallic hardcore band – Dreaded Dale. The band just released “Wayward Ep” today. It is available on their bandcamp here and through digital networks in a few days. Ep stream and a little background on the ep, below. The band plans to release 3 eps in 2018 so keep your eyes peeled and ears ready. Dreaded Dale has set out to bring Christ to a generation that has all but given up on typical Christianity
May 31, 2018
On their debut full length, Hostile Array tackles tough topics while providing an anthemic and rebellious soundtrack perfect to vent these injustices to.
May 25, 2018
May 14, 2018
May 10, 2018
I am going to introduce all of you readers to the new band Snakehound right now. The band features former vocalist for The Burial and past IVM contributor – David Marshall. Their sound runs the whole map but fans of Norma Jean, Converge, Everytime I Die, and The Chariot will really find something to appreciate here. Check out their new music, below and please support by purchasing on bandcamp. Their lyrics are deeply personal and the music is explosive in nature, like a full on assault upon the senses. Their debut full length is out soon but in the meantime check out a new song below.
May 3, 2018
Warmonger comes off the band’s debut, self-titled album; due out June 1st
Featuring 3/5ths of metalcore outfit Confide; Lifelong have released a video for the title track off their newly released EP.
April 20, 2018
April 8, 2018
Check out this really cool 2018 sampler from NoiseTrade featuring 16 songs from the IVM catalog, most of which are recent. The only two tracks missing are Heart Like War “What We Do” and No Lost Cause “Slow It Down”. Head over over to NoiseTrade right here and download this awesome sampler for free. Continued →
March 27, 2018
New Rottweiler Records band “My Place Was Taken” have released their new music video for “Cordero Y Leon” that we are happy to premiere right here at IVM today. This song and band will please fans of “Impending Doom, Fit For A King, For Today, A Plea For Purging, and The Great Commission”. The Mexico based metal band has been making waves in the music scene and are sharing their positive and faith affirming with people across the globe via Rottweiler Records. Check out the video below and read up a little on the band. Check out the album on bandcamp here.
March 15, 2018
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.]
February 23, 2018
You can now pre-order the new Underoath album “Erase Me” right here in a few different bundles. Check out the music video for new song “On My Teeth”, below. Thoughts on this new direction and controversial content? Album is out April 6th on Fearless Records. According to the band’s Facebook page (sort of), there is going to be new Underoath music coming our way tomorrow. Hit up their page and this link for more vague info. Unconfirmed sources have rumored the album, “Erase Me”, will be out on Fearless Records in the first week of April. As we await an official announcement on that, who’s looking forward to some NEW music from these guys???
January 13, 2018
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!
December 22, 2017
While still not reinventing the wheel, For All Eternity have stepped into their own and crafted a pulverizing and memorable LP with “The Will to Rebuild“.
December 20, 2017
The latest band to join the growing (and very talented) new roster over at Raging Storm Records is none other than The Worshiper. The band and label just dropped a teaser clip for their new song “14:30” which will see release on January 9th. You can read all about the background on this great song right here. This band is recommended for fans of: Oh Sleeper, Silent Planet, Phinehas, and For Today.
December 8, 2017
Savannah, Georgia based metalcore band Me and The Trinity have just dropped their explosive final album titled “The End of All Things Is Here and It Is Not What I Expected It To Be”. Check it out below and download for name your price. Any purchases of the album will go towards two great non-profit charities of which you can read about right here. If any independent band is going to take a final bow, this is the way you do it. A great parting message and heavy music that moves you. For some reason I can’t help but be reminded of early ZAO (The Splinter Shards…. era) and that’s a definite good thing. Check out this independent release below.
December 7, 2017
Combining the best parts of modern and classic metal, the Eerie, PA natives have crafted one of the most solid heavy albums of the year and made a lifelong fan out of me.
December 5, 2017
You probably didn’t realize it, but Phinehas has been around for nearly 18 years. Although they only rose from obscurity in 2011 with their debut album Thegodmachine, Phinehas has now put out another reason why they are becoming the giants in the genre. Continued →
November 28, 2017
November 22, 2017
Raging metalcore act, DIRE has released their third single off of their upcoming EP, Depths. The track is called “Beyond Reach”. The track is brutal! But that’s no surprise; DIRE always brings the heavy with their music and message. Another thing, it would appear that DIRE has a new member (or maybe an old one) in the midst of their lineup. Former Guitarist Kyle Robinson has rejoined the band. Keep that in mind when you check out this new track and the other two that came out.
November 21, 2017
November 18, 2017
Harp & Lyre’s aggressive 2012 finale deserves some time in the light.