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).…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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,…

The Vintage Caravan

Gateways By Óskar Logi Our goal is always to become better as a band, write better songs, perform better as a live unit and perform more concerts over the globe. With expectations it’s different. It very hard maintains expectations when you’re so involved in a band since situations can change within days or even hours.…

Khemmis

Desolation By Phil Pendergast We come from a variety of backgrounds and musical experiences, ranging from death and black metal to stoner rock to a brief stint in a Judas Priest cover band. We spent the last half of 2017 writing and demoing the material that eventually became the six songs on Desolation. The most…

Graveyard

Peace By Joakim Nilsson and Truls Mörck Joakim: I guess there’s no story behind this album. Truls: It’s not a concept album. It’s just a collection of songs that we wrote during this particular time. That was special for because it was written during and right after we had split up. That was different I…

Follow The Cipher

Follow The Cipher By Jonas Asplind, Karl Löfgren, Linda Toni Grahn JA:  We want to catch the feeling of something big and bombastic; like Hollywood movies in the style of Mad Max and Terminator when you hear us. KL: Chris Rörland made the cover (he’s most famous for playing the guitar in Sabaton). The songs…

Taken by the Tide

Revenge by Phil Illsley Our new record ‘Revenge’ was out Aug 3rd, 2018. It’s the culmination of a couple of years of struggle and difficulties. It represents the band, against all the odds, pushing forward. We do things a little strangely in this band. I’m not sure if it’s because of happenstance or [we joke…

Lucifer

Lucifer II By Nicke Andersson and Johanna Sadonis Nicke: It’s got nine songs of Lucifer heavy rock. Johanna: Yes, nine songs of heavy rock. We can recommend it. Nicke: Johanna had the concept. Ester Segarra took the photo. Johanna and I laid it out. I can’t say it tells the story of the album, no.…

Baest

Danse Macabre By Simon Olsen The album is coming out the 17/8, and we are stoked to release our debut finally! Of course, we wish to blow people’s mind with our uncompromising death metal, and our primary goal is casual world domination. We work daily with songwriting, Doomstar (our booking agency), Century Media (our label)…

Alien Weaponry

Tū By Henry and Lewis de Jong We’re a thrash metal band with groove and nu metal influences. We also sing about half our material in Te Reo Maori, which is the native language of New Zealand. Lewis used to obsessively watch David Gilmour and Stevie Ray Vaughan DVDs when he was really young –…

Masterpieces 2018

We brought together the finest album artwork of 2018 100 Artists with 100 Bands on 100 releases With bands and artists commentary Best Artwork Judas Priest, Firepower Master Artist Gustavo Sazes Most prominent artist Travis Smith Honorary Artist Vincent Fouquet Artist Highlight Vladimir ‘Smerdulak’ Chebakov Best boxset The Ocean, Phanerozoic I: Palaeozoic Band includes Alien Weaponry, Alkaloid, Axel Rudi Pell, Behemoth,…

HMA Issue 9

Heavy Music Artwork #9 Vol 3 comes with a new format and style. Focusing more on what we know best music and art. There are no more themes so we can move freely in the domain of creativity letting bands and artists express their views unrestricted. Featuring: Deicide, Bloodbath, Chthonic, Conan, Entombed A.D., Grave Digger,…

Oblivious

När Isarna Sjunger By Isak Oblivious from Linköping, Sweden plays groovy 70s hard rock with a southern twist. The band released their fourth studio effort ‘När isarna sjunger’ in February 2018 on Gaphals records, for the first time all sung in Swedish. Oblivious is a hard working, hard touring and much appreciated live act with…