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New Indie Vision Music Tshirts / Site Relaunch

Indie Vision Music is now officially 16 years old. I founded the site on July 4th 2000 as an independent online music store, sharing music from independent Christian artists/bands. A lot has changed in 16 years but one thing remains the same: PASSION. So with this renewed passion and burning desire to share hopeful music with a whole new generation, I am aiming to re-launch the Indie Vision Music site at www.indievisionmusic.com The site should be live and ready to go in a few weeks.

To help celebrate this anniversary milestone and the re-launch in general, I have had 3 newly designed tshirts created by Brian Morgante at Flesh and Bone Design. They are all posted for sale at just $16 each! That’s right, 3 new designs, 3 colors each, sizes small-xxxl. There is even a woman’s tshirt (Circle Logo Design, click the pull down menu to see it). Help re-launch the Indie Vision Music and get the promotional hype train rolling.

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In addition to the new merch, I have posted up all the old Indie Vision Music compilations that were offered through our website in the past. Check all those out for FREE right now on the IVM bandcamp.

What will you see on the new IVM site? Well for one, the focus will primarily be on music news. We will have some writers joining us that will contribute a variety of reviews and other writings. We may do a few interviews as well.

So get ready to join with me in taking back the music scene one step at a time. Embrace the music, embrace the passion.

 

 

 

Screaming Giant on Bandcamp/Twitter/Facebook

Anyone remember Screaming Giant Records? Well I actually worked at this label briefly when I was 18 years old. I kinda gave Kendall (Nadeau) the idea to launch a label after I showed him a bunch of Demos back in the day. The label launched as Slingshot Records then changed it’s name to Screaming Giant Records after we found out there was another label with the “Slingshot” name. I still remember passing demos of Incomplete, Dingees, Project 86, Bloodshed/Slingshot David, 180 (later Flight 180), Pax, Tasty Snax, and….OFFICER NEGATIVE. The label actually released the first two albums by the bands Second Half and Officer Negative but only one entered distribution and that was Officer Negative. The original pressing of this album had the rare song “Meathead” on it (later removed). I left the label right around the time of Tasty Snax release because I wanted to get married and focus my attention on our new family. I didn’t actually get back into “Music” until 2 years later when I launched Indie Vision Music.

So anyway that leaves us where we are at right now. I connected with Kendall recently (Backyard remodel) and asked him about putting all the old Screaming Giant releases in digital format on Bandcamp. He agreed and so I launched Screaming Giant on Bandcamp/Twitter/Facebook. The albums will slowly be added over time and all the song files uploaded soon. They will be available for purchase from this bandcamp link and available for a low price. The compilations will hopefully be for FREE Download if it all works out. There might even be a few rare/unreleased tunes as well if we can find them. So make sure to visit Screaming Giant here: [Bandcamp] [Twitter] [Facebook].

 

New Sounds: Fire The Sun

firethesunA new recommendation for today, October 30th is the Southern California melodic hardcore punk band, Fire The Sun. The Ventura, CA. band just released their debut independent full length “An Evolution in the Creation of a New Self Being” via NoiseTrade that you can check out and download for FREE below. The album has that perfect combination of harsh, aggressive, hardcore tone mixed with melodic, fast and furious punk beats. It’s rough and raw yet great production for an independent band via Paul Miner (Thrice, Atreyu, New Found Glory, Throwdown, Death By Stereo, etc). Their sound takes on variance all it’s own and straddles the line between both punk and hardcore much the way bands like Death By Stereo, Thrice, Rise Against, Strongarm, Stretch Arm Strong, were doing more than a decade ago. It’s that old school inspired sound that keeps it interesting and yet current enough to keep it from being boring. These guys are spirit filled and certainly aren’t ashamed to say so. So check out this new album and also make sure you download the Strongarm “cover” of “Stand Together” right here.

http://noisetrade.com/service/widgetv2/c45d2bcd-4a37-4635-b41e-3af33006d3da

Revivalist Releases New “Free” Ep via HM Mag

revivalistbrotherThe band Revivalist has released their brand new ep titled “Brother” via HM Mag and you can download all of it’s tasty old school inspired hardcore goodness right here for FREE! Make sure you stream the album at the link above as well, it pretty much rules and is a great starting point for all things On the Attack Records. If you want a physical copy of this album, click here.

New Sounds: Islander

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This band I’ve been spinning lately I just found out, has a spiritual side (read interview). While that is not a prerequisite for listening, it certainly makes for deeper subject matter and a slight touch of more substance to songs that may otherwise be considered aggressive, angry tunes. This is of course for those that listen at face value and don’t dig deeper into the music. Some of those from an older generation may hear aggressive music and immediately peg them as some angry youngsters, hell bent on terrorizing planet Earth with a diabolical plan for world domination. lol. I think you know what I am getting at. The spiritual subject matter here and deeply personal songs, are meant to engage the listener. The band’s ferocious and passionate music can and will please fans of P.O.D, Deftones, Spoken, Ignite, Downset, and A Day to Remember (slightly). So check out their video for “Count Dracula” and pick up the band’s latest album “Violence & Destruction” on all Digital networks or on CD.

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