Tag: thrash

January 21, 2022

Song of the Day: The Warning - Condemned to Hell

If you’ve been around the Christian punk/metal/hardcore/indie scene for any amount of time, you will likely have heard the name Burrito. Not his real name, of course–the man David Villalpando was a legend in the underground scene. Sadly, the man that many called a friend passed away this week from covid-related illness. For those who didn’t know him, it is difficult to overstate his impact on the scene. From a musical standpoint, while none of his projects ever achieved mainstream success or financial prosperity, they were always on the bleeding edge of innovation.… Continued →

January 8, 2022

25 Of My Favorite Albums From 1996

This is my 25th anniversary tribute to albums that released during the year of 1996 (and/or presumed to have released during this particular year). It was a monumental year in underground, indie music and one that was ignited by artists sharing a similar Christian Faith. While the rest of the world was consuming their Michael W Smith, or Newsboys, Audio Adrenaline, DC Talk, Amy Grant, Rebecca St. James, Jars of Clay, or even that guy who wrote the Butterfly Kisses song, we on the indie circuit side of things were rejoicing with a newfound optimism.… Continued →

December 16, 2021

October 18, 2021

Testimony of Apocalypse (Feat. Members of Sacrament) - Redemption (Demo)

Testimony of Apocalypse are an insane new metal band featuring members of classic Thrash Metal band, Sacrament. While members of Sacrament await their potential reunion in the future, a couple members got together and have pursued this really great new project called Testimony of Apocalypse, which is actually named after the Sacrament album of the same name. Check out the DEMO of a new track titled “Redemption”, below. The band plan to release their debut full length in the spring of 2022 via a label on the rise, The Charon Collective.… Continued →

September 11, 2021

Living Fire Release New Metal Influenced EP

Punk Meets Metal Band, Living Fire, just dropped a brand new ep titled “Mercy Between Love & Hate” and it is quite a diverse set of songs. Fans of the Dogwood meets Good Riddance sound of the past might be a little disappointed but fans of the heavy music realm who are looking for a talented band to follow will be pleasantly surprised. I would say there is a heavy nu-metal type sound mixed with the punk underground spirit and a rock back bone. Imagine Disturbed mixed with P.O.D.,… Continued →

August 20, 2021

Song of the Day: Nobody Special - Finger Pointer

I first heard Nobody Special in 1989. My local contemporary Christian music radio station (KOKF 91.1 FM out of Oklahoma City) played their new album in its entirety over the airwaves. You see, KOKF was not your average CCM station. Sure, they played some adult contemporary and “inspirational” stuff during the daytime, but as the late afternoon and evening hit, they would feature more contemporary styles including pop, rap, rock, etc. And then after 9:00, it was all heavy music–mostly metal, but with some punk and hardcore thrown in from time to time.… Continued →

July 11, 2021

TAKE Release Brand New Album "Power Trip"

The band TAKE, from Las Vegas, Nevada are back with a brand new album titled “Power Trip”. The album is a trip down a familiar path while retaining the heaviness and originality the band has become known for. This isn’t the typical, this isn’t mundane and this certainly is not boring. It’s a heavy album but not consisting of that same cookie cutter style everyone is going for. Brings to mind bands like The Warriors, Pantera, Living Sacrifice, Every Time I Die, and really closing the divide between all the diverse sounds of heavy bands you know and love.… Continued →

The Blamed Re-Recording Landmark Debut Record, "21"

Legendary masters of punk-thrash-metal – The Blamed, are going to re-record their landmark, classic album from 1994 called “21”. This debut was really great back when I first heard it and reminded me why I love/loved punk rock. It was like a garage-y, underground sounding album that evoked immediate love for the live experience and sweat drenched, basement worthy punk shows. Even though many of us didn’t venture into that scene as much as others, just hearing a record like this brought to mind what it must have been like.… Continued →

February 19, 2021

Exclusive Premiere: Brotality - Biohazard

We are excited to bring you the brand new music video from heavy (metal) band, Brotality. This song is heavy, it shreds, and is full of head banging fun. The band mixes up sub genres of METAL while remaining true to themselves and composing a sound all their own. It is an impressive accomplishment especially considering the collective ages of each band member. This band should be commended for their skill and for rising to the top despite their young age which might be a hinderance to other bands of this caliber.… Continued →

February 6, 2021

Blame It On The Flatfoot

That’s right, two giants in their own respective genres (Punk and Metal) are here to bring the fun and the noise on February 19th. You will be able to livestream an event featuring FLATFOOT 56 and THE BLAMED for one night only. Purchase your tickets in a few different options plus check out some great merch items right here. You don’t want to miss this great LIVE (from your living room) show. I’m all about The Blamed and Flatfoot 56 and I know this will be really great.… Continued →

December 28, 2020

September 18, 2020

March 2, 2020

Messengers Emerge From a Long Slumber to Knock Us All to the Floor With Their Thundering Metal Assault

How do you like that headline? Was it over the top? Well when you have a powerful band with a heavy presence like this band – MESSENGERS (Texas), you can’t help but feel floored. This band released an EP called “Anthems” 10 years ago on the Facedown Records imprint, Strike First Records and it blew a lot of people away. Part thrash, part metal, part rock n roll, and pure heaviness. The band has emerged from their slumber after releasing their last Ep in 2013, to sort of announce a return?… Continued →

February 29, 2020

January 26, 2020

Indie Vision Music Lists New Vinyl From The Blamed and Craig's Brother For Sale

I am lucky enough to say I will have 3 vinyl releases for sale through IVM Webstore very soon. I have all packaging materials ready to go and ready to ship this stuff out as soon as I receive it. Remember, if you order either Craig’s Brother or The Blamed, you will get a Small Wars 7″ free with order. I can only give 1 Small Wars vinyl per order regardless of how many vinyl you order from us due to limited qty. If you want additional Small Wars Vinyl, just add it to your cart!.… Continued →

October 17, 2019

October 18th, a Momentous Day of IVM Music

Tomorrow, the day will have arrived for a new The Blamed album, “The Church Is Hurting People”. This full length record, the first in over a decade, will hit all digital stores and streaming sites via Indie Vision Music. Some of you west coast fans might just get lucky at 9pm PST tonight but shhhh, don’t tell anyone 😉 Bandcamp downloads will be released tonight as well so if you haven’t pre-ordered it yet, click here. You can also listen to the whole album right here.… Continued →

October 11, 2019

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 →

May 31, 2019

March 28, 2019

The Blamed - I Guess This is Goodbye (Lyric Video & Info on New Music)

The Blamed are working on their new full length album and have posted their new version of “Live by Truth” off their 1998 album “Again” for free download right here (via IVM). The band recently announced that KLANK will be making an appearance on this new album, which amps up the sheer awesome power of this soon to be released album. Click right here to pre-order the album on Vinyl/CD. There will be more music and info regarding this upcoming release in the very near future.… Continued →

March 20, 2019

The Blamed Drop New Version of "Live By Truth", Update on IndieGoGo Campaign

The Blamed just dropped their new song which is a re-recorded version of “Live By Truth” off the 20 year old album, “Again” (Grrr Records). Check out the song and promo video below right here on our website. The band is currently crowd funding the physical copies of their 7th album, to be released this Spring on Indie Vision Music. There is Vinyl, CDs, Shirts and more as part of this awesome campaign. Contributors will get a bonus copy of a special ep the band is working on, exclusive to this campaign.… Continued →

October 29, 2018

The Blamed to Release "Split Ep" with The Satire via Indie Vision Music

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.… Continued →

September 23, 2018

10 Essential Christian thrash albums that you MUST hear before you die

I don’t know what you think of when you hear the term “heavy metal” or more specifically “Christian metal.” Do you think of spandex or goat heads? Hairspray and makeup or the devil? Fortunately for the bands in this list, none of those things are really the issue. I started getting in underground music somewhere around 1988. (Yes, I’m old.) I started out listening to mainstream Christian rock like Petra and Russ Taff, then got into heavier stuff like Whitecross, Sacred Warrior and Jerusalem. And then .… Continued →

August 17, 2018

May 17, 2018

The Blamed Return With New Song (Teaser)

The band “The Blamed” are back with a brand new song “Speaking To A Cold Room Of People Who Need Heat” that will appear on the Indie Vision Music “Family & Friends Sampler 2” due to release on July 4th 2018 at Audiofeed Festival and online digitally as well. If you want to pick up some merch from the band, you can do so here. Stay tuned for Sampler art to be revealed soon along with the tracklisting. This may be a Part 2 and Part 3 double release just so you know 😉 Song teaser can be found below.… Continued →

March 24, 2017

January 10, 2017

Deliverance Are Back With a New Album for 2017

Thrash/metal legends Deliverance are back with a new album in 2017 and have just launched a crowd funding campaign via IndieGoGo for it. Check out the campaign here and contribute to make this project a reality. Deliverance 2017 features longtime lead vocalist/guitarist/songwriter Jimmy P Brown with Jim Chaffin (The Blamed, The Crucified, Fasedown) on Drums, and Victor Macias (Torniquet) on Bass. This projects promises to be “fast and heavy” and bring the thrash sound they’ve become world renown for. Find out more at this link.… Continued →

December 18, 2016

November 19, 2016

The Blamed Get Active

The Blamed have begun writing their new EP. This will be the first official new release since 2002. The band has taken a turn back towards more old school punk/thrash sound as found on their early albums. It’s much welcomed in this scene of jaded cynicism and a certain sort of safe complacency. Bring back the hard charging passionate songs of years past! This season is ripe for change. The band recently played Take Hold Fest and a show with Project 86 last night. The band features Wiley Willis (Vocals), Bryan Gray (Guitars), Sid Duffour (Bass), and Jim Chaffin (Drums).… Continued →

October 17, 2016

The Blamed is Back!

The Blamed has been a Christian Hardcore/Punk band since the 90s. The Line up for the Blamed is going back to its roots with Original band members: Jim Chaffin on drums and Bryan Gray on guitar. Joining them will be Sid Duffour on bass (formally of Headnoise) and guitarist Jeff Locke (who recorded in 1998 on the album “…again” and toured with the Blamed) and New lead vocalist of October Bird Of Death, Wiley Willis. The New record will be heavily inspired by Old-School Hardcore and Punk.… Continued →