Promoting metal as art and culture

Arte Arcana Lucifero

Lucifer mythical character is by far metal most mentioned and revered of all villain. Heaven’s outcast and dirty scoundrel, the mighty ruler of all that is below and a materialist bastard par excellence. Artist Devil fascination and representation is overwhelming and is depicted ad nauseam making Eliphas Levi goat more popular than any other deity.…

Inhumankind

Self​-​Extinction by Pablo Selnik and Àlex Reviriego Inhumankind is a project by Pablo Selnik (flute) and Àlex Reviriego (double bass), two of the most active, original and fearless musicians on the Barcelona scene. After several years working on projects of such diverse styles as modern jazz, metal, contemporary composition or drone, and being key members…

ABJECTION RITUAL

Soul Of Ruin, Body Of Filth By Doug Corey Hailing from Erie, Pennsylvania Abjection Ritual started life as the project of sole member D.C. in 2014. After two self-released Malignant records unleashed the debut full length ‘Futility Rites’ followed in 2018 by a second full length ‘Soul Of Ruin, Body of Filth’. ‘Soul Of Ruin’…

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,…

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…

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…

Invocation

The Mastery of the Unseen By Sense of Premonition Invocation (Chile), born in late 2015 A.B. and has endeavored to combine influence from the most chaotic Death Metal with the eternal darkness of occult and ritualistic Black Metal, after a couple of months the band began to compose material for their first demo cassette, one…

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…

HMA Issue 10

With every issue, our focus remains and stays the same, a close and personal point of contact with the bands and artists. Heavy Music Artwork #10 bands lineup: Behemoth, Nightwish, Within Temptation, Dead Can Dance, Children of Bodom, In Flames, Amaranthe, Sirenia, Arabrot, Swallow The Sun and Stryper. Artists lineup: Andrej Bartulovic, Barny Bewick, Caelan…

Monochromes 2018

The best monochromatic metal artworks of 2018 100 Artists with 100 Bands on 100 releases With bands and artists commentary Heavy music can be very distinctive when it comes to styles and approaches. One or two colours of artwork have been a common theme in metal and most of its subgenres. We feel it deserves special…

Wolcensmen

Songs From The Fyrgen By Dan Capp Wolcensmen began as a small project in 2013 with the release of the demo (though my intention to make this kind of music goes back to the late ’90s). Between 2013-2016 just two songs were written and recorded for compilations, but in 2016 the debut album Songs from…

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…