Promoting metal as art and culture

Lord Shades

The Uprising of Namwell By Cyril Imagine a time when there were three worlds: Firë-Enmek, the land of Mortals and land of suffering; Namwell, a land of bliss and harmony; and Meldral-Nok, a cursed land where only chaos and fire prevailed. Welcome to the universe created by Lord Shades. The band’s music doesn’t merely consist…

Old Man Wizard

Blame It All In Sorcery By Kris Calabio ‘Blame It All In Sorcery’ is about a lot of things. Some of the songs are about fictional characters, and some of them are written about real experiences. There’s definitely a little bit of unifying thematic content. Lots of songs with bits about distrust of beliefs and…

Arte Arcana

‘Arte Divina’ highlighted divinity and the holy act of creativity. ‘Arte Arcana’ focus on the dark side of the arts from whatever philosophical source artists draw their inspiration. Speaking across cultures and traditions is difficult to say what can be considered “dark”. We invite artists to share their visions, interpretations, critiques, thoughts and discussions. Artists…

Tengil

Shouldhavebeens By Sakarias Tengil is a constellation of musicians playing atmospheric, experimental heavy music that is at once nostalgic, quasi-symphonic and spiritually violent. Tengil’s eye-opening musical style has developed from raw hardcore to an almost heavenly wall of aggressive sound. Commanding a mind-bending and dynamic meld of hardcore, rock, blackgaze and melody, Tengil wields its…

Hekate

Totentanz By Susi Hekate was founded in 1993 in Koblenz (Germany), has since released seven albums in changing the cast. The origin of the band lies in the darkwave scene, whose elements are always found in the music. In our music, we want to touch on the hidden desires, longings and dreams of the listeners.…

Goddess of Fate

Spiral Orchard Pt.1 By Okta Goddess of Fate is a prog/melodic death metal band from Yogyakarta, Indonesia. Formed in 2009 as a technical death metal band. The band released their first EP in 2012 called ‘A Reversal of Civilization’ and met with critical acclaim by Indonesian press because of its freshness and innovative music at…

Casket Feeder

Scalps By Matt Downes Blending the chainsaw fury of Swedish death metal with UK Hardcore’s sledgehammer groove, Casket Feeder is a punishing trifecta of brutality, rage, and power. Founded in late 2016, Casket Feeder quickly built a reputation for a blistering live show and hard-nosed DIY ethic. In support of their self-released and recorded debut…

Body Void

I Live Inside A Burning House By Will Ryan Body Void is a 3-piece doom/sludge/crust trio from San Francisco, California. The group formed in 2014 as Devoid, releasing two demos in 2014 and 2015 respectively, before changing their name with the release of their first studio recording, Ruins, in 2016. ‘I Live Inside A Burning…

Axia

Pulverizer By Alex Vale The backbone of Axia‘s music is a hybrid raid of extreme paced songs, infused with infinite levels of self-inflicted negativity and hopelessness. Axia was crafted under the zero-centric vision of four oblivion individuals known for collaborations with The Ominous Circle, Holocausto Canibal, among many others. Mastered by Peter in de Betou…

RockFest Barcelona

Sun, sea and… metal! The city of Barcelona is not only a famous tourist destination but also for Rock Fest, a huge festival held in summer over three days. This event only started 4 years ago but quickly established itself being Spain’s best Rock and Metal music festival, attracting big names in the international scene.…

Apocrophex

Aeternalis By Pete Colucci For ‘Aeternalis’ we wanted to focus the general theme of the album around the many mysterious stone structures, monoliths and ancient carvings found all across our planet. There are many untold stories that have been lost to the time surrounding these prehistoric sites, so we wanted to put our spin on…

Belief

In this issue of Heavy Music Artwork magazine looks at the question of “’Belief’. To you what is ‘Belief’? Or on a personal level what do you believe, aside from yourself? Of course, the question is mainly philosophical and is not intended to refer to religion alone necessarily. The previous issue we focused on ‘Nihilism’,…

20 Watt Tombstone

Death Blues By Grand Master Oh to the Zee Born in the frozen north of Wausau, Wisconsin, fuzz-driven duo 20 Watt Tombstone has made a career out of loud rock n roll mixed with blues, metal and at times influences like roots and hip hop even shine through. Not quite stoner rock, not quite blues,…

Brvmak

In Nomine Patris By Gabriele Nucci Brvmak is a death metal band born over ten years ago in Italy, changing genre from a more blackened style to a more progressive death approach. The band so far released an EP in 2006 and the full-length album ‘Captivitas’ in 2013 and is now about to release the…

Desertfest 2018

Your favourite Stoner Rock, Doom, Psych & Sludge bands are coming back to London once again this year for the 7th edition of Desertfest. The event, taking place May 4th to May 6th is ready to jumpstart the festivals season with another colossal and solid line-up of bands playing on stages in six different venues…

Tantal

Ruin By Dmitriy Ignatyev Tantal was formed in 2005. In the beginning band’s music style defined as a mixture of Progressive and Melodic Death Metal, through the years it has transformed to modern-prog-gothic-dark-metal with female vocals. At the beginning of 2007, the band recorded promo-cd ‘Emotional Distress’. Music on this album was a mix of…

Ripped to Shreds

埋葬 By Andrew Lee Ripped to Shreds began as a collaboration between Andrew Lee on all instruments and BW of Draghkar on vocals in early 2016 to merge Bolt Thrower and Entombed in a crushing soundtrack to tales of China’s turbulent history. Early sketches of ‘Yellow River’ were written during this period, but the project…

Bong

Thought and Existence By David Terry ‘Thought and Existence’ developed as ours usually do, with a handful of riffs as ideas we bring in to the studio and gradually whittle down into songs. We spent longer in the studio this time than we have done before, making sure we were entirely happy with the end…

Revenger

The New Mythology Vol. 1 by Andrew Bailey With the intent of bringing together technical thrash metal and gritty groove riffs, Revenger was born in 2012 through the hands of guitarist Jean-Pierre Poulin and drummer Chris Warunki. Their first independent album ‘To the Wolves’ came out in September 2014 with Jordan Knute (lead guitar), Greg…