Promoting metal as art and culture

Seax

Fallout Rituals by Carmine Blades & Derek Jay DJ: My background always seems messed up and backwards to me hahaha. I got into metal around the age of twelve with Metallica. My taste got heavier and heavier from there. As far as joining Seax… Matt Tomasz…the original bassist of Seax is a life long friend…

Oreyeon

Ode To Oblivion By Richard Silvaggio  Formed in 2014 by members of such as Woodwall, Mexican Mud or Army of Angry Youth, Oreyeon made a first impressing impact on the heavy rock scene with their debut ‘Builders of Cosmos’ released back in 2016. The band’s inspirations come from various kinds of the heavy music genre,…

HMA Issue 13

13th Installation line-up Mortiis, My Dying Bride, Apocalyptica, Demons & Wizards, Dawn of Disease, KMFDM, Downfall Of Gaia, Månegarm, Midnight, Burning Witches, Svart Crown, God Dethroned Credo quia Absurdum, David Ocampo, Fabrice Lavollay, Guillaume Tocco, Jesus Lhysta, Lia Vé, Marcos Miller, Mitchell Nolte, Nanda Dika S, Przemek Galert, Seldon Hunt, Vladislav Cadaversky Ethically sourced and FSC approved Vegetable-based inks 100 high gloss pages Perfect PUR binding on 250gsm cover FEBRUARY 2020 Release Get our products herehttps://store.heavymusicartwork.com

Ketzer

Cloud Collider By David Gruber Based in Cologne, Ketzer (“heretic” in German) is comprised of five individuals who joined together as teenagers to release Satan’s Boundaries Unchained(2009). Hailed as one of the best blackened Thrash Metal records of recent years, the quintet’s debut launched them out of the underground and onto some of Germany’s most…

Big | Brave

A Gaze Among Them By Robin Wattie Mathieu and I started out as roommates, jamming together with acoustic instruments in our living room with friends. I had just started teaching myself how to play the guitar and once I started jamming with Mathieu, he gave me some pointers and taught me some unconventional chord shapes…

Cirith Ungol

I’m Alive by Robert Garven Cirith Ungol was formed in 1971 by Greg Lindstrom, Jerry Fogle, and Robert Garven. Their goal was to write and play heavy music, and for over twenty years that was their sole reason for existence. After four studio albums in 1991, the band disbanded after their album ‘Paradise Lost’ was…

Black Sites

Exile By Mark Sugar An amalgamation of talent from Chicago’s underground music scene, Black Sites offers a fresh progressive metal sound that’s catching the ears of music critics and dive-bar concertgoers alike.   Former Trialsvocalist Mark Sugar is joined by his longtime collaborator Ryan Bruchert on guitar, José Salazar (Satan’s Hallow) on bass, and Garry…

Besvärjelsen

Frost By Erik Bäckwall Besvärjelsen was forged in 2014. The band is clearly rooted in doom, but with traces of metal, punk, folk and classic rock ‘n’ roll. The band released its first EP ‘Villfarelser’ 2015, followed by ”Exil EP” 2016 and debut album ”Vallmo” 2018. 2018 was spent mostly supporting Vallmo, but Besvärjelsen also…

Beneath the Hollow

Nihilist By Jesse DeGroot  Beneath the Hollow is a four-piece heavy metal juggernaut hailing from Chicago, Il. Combining a heavy power reminiscent of Pantera, Mastodon and Nothingface with soaring melodies of Alice In Chains and Soundgarden. This is a band that strives to create something truly unique. October 2018 The band released a six-song EP…

Amulet

The Inevitable War By Samuel Mackertich Hello! Samuel Mackertich bass player, keyboards and words for Amulet. This hellride through music all started at a school talent show doing a Green Jelly cover at maybe 10 years old. We mimed. It was all the fun and embarrassment I needed to convince me to take on life…

Heavy Feather

Debris & Rubble By Lisa Lystam My history started with the blues. I loved it since I was a kid. Then, when I was around eighteen years old I started my first band that was really influenced by Led Zeppelin and Jimi Hendrix. When I was a bit older I moved to Stockholm and started…

Glitter Wizard

Opera Villains By Wendy Stonehenge San Francisco’s Glitter Wizard have been playing heavy glam rock for over a decade and just released their fourth studio album ‘Opera Villains’. We have been together for around eleven years at this point. We had a few line-up changes in the beginning, but the current crew has been together…

You Will Die Art show

If you are in the Chicago area check out YOU WILL DIE! Known for its admiration for the dark and macabre, extreme metal is an acute reaction to—and subsequent subversion of—established social, cultural, economic, and religious structures. On the surface, the genre may merely explore various facets of human terror. However, beneath the layers of…

Xentrix

Bury the Pain by Kristian “Stan” Havard Hailing from the North West of England, Xentrix was formed in 1985 by guitar player Chris Astley. After numerous changes to the lineup, Xentrix signed to Roadrunner Records and entered the studio to record their first album ‘Shattered Existence’ with producer John Cuniberti (Vio-lence, Forbidden, Joe Satriani). Xentrix…

Forged in Black

Descent of the Serpent By Chris Stoz Storozynski & Kieron Rochester Forged in Black began with the aim of re-inventing traditional heavy metal with a unique contemporary edge. Operatic vocals lead the charge and are backed by dark, hard-hitting music that includes: full-throttle thrash; epic guitar harmonies; crushing doom riffs and aggressive guttural vocals. The…

Creature

Hex By Tom Bradshaw A three-headed audio beast; Creature is set to unleash. Hex is the debut release from the Birmingham, UK band, the first in a trilogy of EPs to be issued via Grey Ghost Records – working with revered UK producer Steve Sears (Gallows, Conjurer, Krokodil) and world-renowned illustrator Luke Preece (Metallica, Ghost,…

Evil Conspiracy

Evil Comes By Andreas Makela This lineup has been together since 2014-2015. We have struggled a lot with members coming and going but this lineup feels like a homecoming! We have a wonderful creative spirit between us so everything runs easily compared to the old days. The new album ‘Evil Comes’ was recorded by ourselves…

Hellnite

Midnight Terrors by Carlos Paolo Belmar Nieva “Paul”, Mau and Chaps Hellnite is a heavy metal project that was founded in 2010 in Mexico City by Paolo Belmar (vocals and guitar), Mauricio Salas (Drums) and Luis “Chaps” Mora (bass) originally playing covers of early influences, heavyweights including Metallica, Anthrax and Megadeth. In 2011 and 2012…

Mars Red Sky

The Task Eternal By Matgaz & Julien Pras Matgaz: I’m Matgaz and I play the drums in the band since 2012. I started playing my instrument in the mid’ 90’s and quickly got into my first band, and get to play shows and record albums. This band was called Headcases we’ve been touring and making…