The Crawling

Wolves and the Hideous White By Andy Clarke Formed in the winter of 2014 against the bleak concrete backdrop of Lisburn city, Northern Ireland; The Crawling use a guttural vocal to combine melancholy with weight, churning out a heavy, doom/death ensemble. January 2015 saw the single ‘Choking On Concrete,’ which put the band on the…

Moths

Moths By Weslie Negron Moths are a Stoner/Progressive Metal band from San Juan, Puerto Rico that blends powerful riffs with unexpected and increasingly Progressive undertones. The band was founded by Weslie Negrón (Bass), Jonathan Miranda (Lead Guitar), and Omar González (Rhythm Guitar) in 2016 with the later addition of Damaris Rodríguez (Vocals) and Daniel Figueroa (Drums).…

Unholy Baptism

Volume I: The Bonds of Servitude By Mantus Formed in the winter of 2008 in the frigid northern woodlands of Arizona, Unholy Baptism was originally a guitar/drums black metal project. The goal was to blend mid-2000’s new wave black metal with the grim tone of the early Norwegian scene. The band eventually became a three-piece,…

Sol De Sangre

Sol De Sangre by Gonzalo Restrepo I am a Graphic Designer with 14 years of experience working in agencies and for companies such as Yamaha Musical, Burger King and Taco Bell Colombia. I have also worked freelance projects for metal and rock bands. I currently lived in Australia and work at the marketing department in…

Halcyon Way

Bloody but Unbowed by Jon Bodan Hello Heavy Music Artwork, thanks for having us in the Masterpieces 2018 book, Travis totally nailed it on our album artwork as he always does. Hard to condense our history down to a short form, I started the band back in 2001 for really just fun. We wrote a…

Azziard

Metempsychose By A.S.A. Azziard is a French Black Metal band created in 2001. Since its creation, the band has never stopped trying to evolve its Black Metal roots by mixing them with other extreme metal styles (from Death metal to post black metal through Suicidal Black metal). After two albums based on the First World…

Therapy?

Here comes Troublegum Therapy? Is a band that needs no introduction, they have been playing for nearly thirty years and recorded one of the most iconic albums of the nineties ‘Troublegum’, a soundtrack to all of us in 1994 and a perfectly constructed record that launched them into stardom. Therapy? Are showing no signs of…

Bane

Esoteric Formulae By Branislav Branislav is the founder, vocalist & guitarist of blackened death metal band Bane. Originally formed Serbia (Europe) in 2006, the band relocated to Montreal, Quebec in 2012. Bane has toured extensively throughout 14 countries both in Europe and North America, having shared stages with Sodom, Malevolent Creation, Insomnium, Decapitated, Inquisition, Brujeria,…

Roadkiller

Lemmy made the world a better place The Philly punk scene is a powerful thing. It should come as no surprise that this bastion of hard-hitting punk rock would be a lodestone for some of the best punk rock talents in the world. Such was the case for the mysterious Australian born guitarist of California…

Altar of Perversion

Intra Naos By Calus ‘Intra Naos’ is the result of many years of intermittent work, which had its inspirational apex becoming incessant during the years from 2011 to 2015, when we finally entered the recording studio. This period saw something unlocking, allowing me to finally dig deeper and fully explore the still underlying layers and…

Spectrale

Triangle by Jeff Grimal Spectrale is Jeff Grimal’s solo project started in 2014. It is the result of long-term work on acoustic, hypnotic and esoteric music exploration. The band released a demo in May 2016 on “Inductive Oppression Records”, but also a Split on “Emanations” with the help of Jean Baptiste Poujol for some tracks…

Au-Dessus

End of Chapter By Mantas ‘End of Chapter’ examines the same topics as the first one as it is a sequel to our self-titled EP. It’s more like an emotional journey through our vocalist’s thoughts on society, social norms or life in general. We never intended to put some statement or send some message it’s…

Sikth

Sikth and Destroy Sikth formed in 1999 in England and immediately became one of the most influential bands in the progressive and djent genre. Their music was innovative and without a doubt ahead of their time, and this gained them recognition, acknowledgement and respect between the prog-metal fans scene. The band started touring the world…

Hooded Menace

Ossuarium Silhouettes Unhallowed By Lasse Pyykkö For me, the songwriting process was the most enjoyable part of the whole process – as always. The songs came out quite painlessly, and it was a rewarding experience. The recording is often a bit stressful and this time was no exception, but it went pretty well even if…

Arstidir

Nivalis By Daníel Auðunsson Árstíðir is a three-piece band from Reykjavík Iceland. Involuntary intertwined to the Icelandic calendar of big events, Árstíðir was founded in the same month as the 2008 stock market crash, and the band embarked on its first international tour in the same month as the Eyjafjallajökull eruption in 2010. After years…

Alkaloid

Liquid Anatomy By Morean Alkaloid is a band that is defined through the field of tension created between musical opposites, merging death metal and other more diverse genres of music into unique alchemy of extremes. Founded in Germany in 2012 by five seasoned metal warriors from (ex-)bands like Obscura, Aborted, Dark Fortress, Noneuclid, Spawn of…

Seven Sisters

The Cauldron and the Cross By Kyle McNeill Yeah, that’s correct, our new album ‘The Cauldron and the Cross’ was released in April this year. We’ve been active as a band since 2013, and this is our second full-length album. We recorded it at Knight Time Studios in London with producer Jim Knight at the…

Monument

Hellhound By Peter Ellis I have a background in classical music and studied classical guitar for 8 years. I became involved with bands as a teenager, starting as a guitarist and then moving on to being a singer at the age of 19. There are always challenges when putting an album together. On this one,…