My Dying Bride

A cold new misery My Dying Bride’s ‘Feel the Misery’ sees a notable return to the band’s own trademark heavy, dark and majestic. Featuring the return of original guitarist Calvin Robertshaw to the fold. The band comments on the themes of ‘Feel the Misery’ “Contained within are all the grandeur and mastery of the melancholic…

TesseracT

The dynamics of life and the universe Over the course of the last six years, TesseracT has been at the forefront of the ever-evolving metal scene. Originally formed as a studio project back in 2003 by Acle Kahney. The debut album ‘One’ received widespread critical acclaim, not least due to the album’s staggering six-part centrepiece…

Impellitteri

Venom: Vehicle to Tempation IMPELLITTERI is a heavy metal band based in Los Angeles California. IMPELLITTERI is one of the first bands to combine energetic heavy metal with shred guitar soloing, screaming vocals, strong melody, and big production. To date, the band has sold a few million records worldwide, played to audiences as large as…

Santiago Francisco Jaramillo & Ethereal: Opus Aethereum (Candlelight Records)

A British/Ecuadorian Visual Opus Earlier this year, British black metallers, Ethereal, unleashed their newest collection of sonically-depraved tracks, titled ‘Opus Aethereum’. The album comes accompanied by an elegant, highly symbolical mixed media artwork spawned by designer, Santiago Francisco Jaramillo of Triple Seis Design. Jaramillo already has in his resume imagery created for bands like Pestilence…

Swallow the Sun

A slideshow of a cold, dark and desolate soul When Juha Raivio and Pasi Pasanen formed Swallow the Sun their ambition was no wider than writing a few tunes inspired by veterans My Dying Bride. “All I wanted is a channel to put these demons and make music that matters, who cares if its doom…

Tracer

Hard Rock for Thirsty Dogs Tracer, formed in Adelaide South Australia, has just released new album Water For Thirsty Dogs. ‘Water…’ is the third Tracer album and the first to feature new bassist Jett Heysen-Hicks alongside frontman/guitarist Michael Brown and drummer Dre Wise. The album was recorded at Echo Bar Studios in North Hollywood, LA…

Ugly Kid Joe

Back and uglier than they used to be Ugly Kid Joe have risen again from the Californian sunshine! They are back bringing you good vibes with their brand new album “Uglier than they used to be”, coming out on the 16th of October (via Metalville/UKJ Records). This is their first record in 19 years, containing…

Eliran Kantor & Fleshgod Apocalypse: King (Nuclear Blast)

Italian symphonic-death metal masters FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE, have revealed the cover artwork to their upcoming album ‘King’. This stunning visualization was created by acclaimed contemporary artist Eliran Kantor (TESTAMENT, ICED EARTH, KATAKLYSM, HATEBREED). Comments the band:“This work of art is nothing more than the picture of an old world coming to an end.The author, Eliran Kantor,…

Paradise Lost

The Gondoliers of Doom Fresh from winning Metal Hammer’s Best Album of the Year and embarking on their European Tour of that Album “The Plague Within”, HMA talk gothic mystery and new sounds avoiding a mid-life crisis with Aaron Aedy, rhythm guitarist of long-standing doom and metal merchants Paradise Lost. HMA: Welcome to HMA Aaron,…

Napalm Death

The Rules of Grindcore Napalm Death is a band that doesn’t need much introduction, they are without question the ruler of grindcore and they have been for more than 30 years. Their 16th album released this year (by Century Media) ‘Apex Predator – Easy Meat’ is loaded with brutal and extreme sounds and in your…

Danko Jones

Incendiary rock’n’roll fury to ignite the rebel heart Danko Jones is a Toronto trio of hotter-than-hell rockin’ rollers led by the shaven-headed Danko Jones, a man with so much stage presence and attitude you half expect him to run up to Ozzy during a performance and bite the Prince of Darkness’ head off. The band…

Gama Bomb

Ireland Thrash Untouchables Thrashers Gama Bomb formed in Newry, Northern Ireland in 2002 and set out their agenda immediately; NO ballads! NO clean sounding guitars! NO synths! They cut their teeth playing backroom shows on the UK punk and hardcore circuit and self-released their debut album (Survival Of The Fastest) in 2005. The band; Philly…

Nile

Imminent call for the destruction Nile is a Technical Death Metal band from the USA. They combine extreme speed and brutality of modern death metal with the ancient styling of Middle Eastern music. ‘What Should Not Be Unearthed’ is their eighth studio album. The album was released on August 28th, 2015 through Nuclear Blast. Recorded at Serpent…

Enslaved

Metal from the old Fjords Grutle Kjellson and Ivar Bjørnson are founding members of Norwegian extreme metal band Enslaved, from when they were teenagers back in the early Nineties. The band has recently released their 13th album “In Times” and HMA caught up with the guys to chat about it and Norwegian culture. HMA: Hi…

Brujeria

The hatred continues Brujeria is a Death Metal/Grindcore band hailing from Mexico. Their name comes from the Spanish language, meaning ‘Witchcraft’. Their extreme attitude involves the permanent use of urban militia masks, an old custom of refusing to perform live, and performing under pseudonyms to portray themselves as a band of Latino drug lords, and…