King Apathy

Wounds By Matthias King Apathy is a melodic metal band from Germany. Everyone knows that we are destroying the earth, but hardly anyone fights against this blatant injustice. Plain and simple: a KING called APATHY rules our everyday life. The musicians share interests in the ideas of environmentalism, anarchism and veganism and are criticizing capitalism…

Crone

Godspeed By Phil Jonas Crone is a dark rock band from Northern Germany, led and shaped by Secrets of the Moon mastermind Phil sG Jonas and Markus Renzenbrink (Embedded). ‘Godspeed’ is the group‘s first full-length LP and follow-up to Crone‘s 2014 debut, ‘Gehenna’, an EP hailed as “morose, thick, melodic music for cloudy days”. A…

Brainoil

Singularity to Extinction By Greg Wilkinson & Nathan “Nate” Smith Sludge and Doom are often used to describe Brainoil. To us Brainoil has always been a blend of punk, metal, rock with elements of doom, sludge, crust, hardcore. HMA: What can you tell us about your latest release and writing process? NS: Singularity to Extinction…

Beldam

Pasung By Grahm Reynolds Beldam hails from Tacoma, Wa., playing sludge/doom with blackened touches. With influences like Sleep, Eyehategod, Graves at Sea and Black Sabbath, they pair primordial, buzzsaw guitars and massive low-end bass with earth-shattering drums and intense vocals/lyrics invoking death and despair. Beldam is a Pacific Northwest sludge metal band that incorporates both…

11 Paranoias

Killing Sadness, minds and dreams since 2011 by Nathan Perrier (drums) and Adam Richardson (bass/vocals) HMA: Can you tell us about your musical background(s)? NP: Doom, Rock, Hardcore, Grindcore, Crust, Punk, Death Metal, Psych, Drone etc. We have all been around for a long time and have made many records with different people and bands,…

Inhume

Exhume: 25th Anniversary Edition by Ben Janssen Inhume started out in 1994 after the demise of Dutch death metal band Malignant (former band of Roel and Ben) with an initial try-out of nine people (among them was also Twan “Kiës” Fleuren of Occult). The idea was to start the most extreme/diverse band out there with…

Hostia

Hostia by St. Anacletus Polish groovy death/grind band. The group was established in 2017 in Warsaw. It engages musicians who have been active on the metal scene since the late 1990s. The band presents an openly anti-clerical and anti-religious image, further reinforced by the pseudonyms of the members, which were borrowed directly from the dead…

Hex

Hex by Vincent Devaud Started in 2011 and presently led by five figures of the swiss rock scene featuring key members of bands such as Shora, Equus and Kassette, HEX delivers rock music of a sophisticated and apocalyptic kind. The group’s identity is based on a rigorously metronomic rhythm section on which three guitars and…

Heads For The Dead

Serpent’s Curse by Ralf Hauber & Jonny Pettersson Heads For The Dead was born from Jonny and Ralf’s shared passion for extreme music and horror films. Right from the start, the aim was to create dark, extreme music that crosses boundaries of a multitude of genres, all draped in a cloak of horror. HMA: What…

Foscor

Les irreals versions by Fiar Catalan atmospheric metal band Foscor has never shied away from exploring the lines between reality, poetry and the beyond. With ‘Les Irreals Versions’, the band seeks to intensify their music and give new meaning to it. Departing from their black metal roots of the first three records and building on…

Ekpyrosis

Primordial Chaos Restored by Nicolò Brambilla EKPYROSIS, from Italy, stands as a promising reality in the field of death metal. All four in their early 20s, they deliver a low-end, suffocating blend of dark death metal and gloomy down-tempo doom/death sections. In 2017 their debut album “Asphyxiating Devotion” has been released on CD, LP and…

Grenouer

Ambition 999 by Andrey Ind Grenouer is a Russian metal band, that was formed already in the early 90s. Initially a death metal combo, Grenouer gradually evolved into radically different, decidedly melodic forms of metal. Grenouer never chanced to experience a meteoric rise to the top of the charts, yet always kept recording albums, releasing…

Atavisma

The Chthonic Rituals By G. Atavisma is a Death/Doom Metal band which was formed at the end of 2013 by G. (guitars, lyrics) and L. (vocals, lyrics). They quickly released their demo “Where Wolves Once Dwelled” in early 2014 through Dead Center Productions (MCD) and Nihilistic Holocaust (Tape), followed in 2015 by a split with…

Arsis

Visitant By James Malone I feel as though Arsis certainly fits into the ‘extreme metal’ or ‘death metal’ sub-genres. I do, however, feel as though we have always had influences outside of death metal and have brought these influences with us to the band. To me that is something that has always made Arsis special…it…

Seven Sisters

The Cauldron and The Cross By Kyle McNeill Born in the depths of West London, Seven Sisters are a four-piece band forged from the same steel as the NWOBHM acts of yesteryear. Over the past three years they’ve gathered a reputation as a stellar act in the heavy metal scene; earning their stripes playing shows…

Sadist

Spellbound By Trevor Nadir Sadist is a band active since 1991, we are a death metal band. We love to combine aggressive music, heavy riffs with equally violent lyrics. We were the first band in Europe to include keyboards in death metal, but this certainly didn’t affect the sound that remained very aggressive and obscure.…

The Crown

Cobra Speed Venom By Magnus Olsfelt We started back in 1990 as 14-year-olds. Got a record deal in 1995. We released six albums and we took a break for some years 2004. 2010 I believe we returned again and have made three full albums since. So in total of nine albums. The latest release was…

Insect Ark

Marrow Hymns By Dana Schechter Combining elements of horror-film soundtracks, psychedelic doom metal, and atmospheric noise, NYC/Portland-based instrumental duo Insect Ark is comprised of Dana Schechter (bass, lap steel guitar, synthesizers) and Ashley Spungin (drums, synthesizers). Insect Ark’s uncommon sound is in part the amalgamation of these two women’s passions: Schechter’s sinister bass lines and…