Promoting metal as art and culture

Angerot

The Splendid Iniquity by C.R. Petit Angerot hails from Sioux Falls, SD USA The band consists of C.R. Petit – lead vocals/guitars; Jason Ellsworth – guitars/vocals; Josh Ferrie – drums; Zaugg – bass/vocals. The inception of the band started at the end of 2016. Three of the four members spent time in the death metal…

Nytt Land

Odal By Anatoly “Shaman” Pahalenko The magic of the Ancient North. Music, skillfully balancing on the brink of ritual ambient and the traditional folk of Northern Europe is born in the heart of Siberia. The instruments created by the musicians of the band awaken something sacred, long forgotten. And the beats of the drums, amplified…

Drug Cult

Drug Cult By Aasha ‘High!’ our self-titled debut will be released on Ritual Productions this June Solstice, a heavy celestial journey cultivated during jam sessions of 2016 in the mountains of Mullumbimby. The writing process was a natural connection for us, starting with a riff, pulsing and drifting in and out of time, all our…

Deadly Carnage

Through the Void, Above the Suns by Adres Deadly Carnage was born in 2005 from an idea of Adres (bass) and Marco (drums), after the first few periods of militancy in the Black/Thrash Metal scene, the intentions of the band begin to change; the sounds become more atmospheric and introspective. In 2007 Deadly Carnage began…

Kadavar

Powerful and dirty “For me, it’s a very serious title, bar any humour. We maintain the achievements of our elders, such as women rights, peace and a corporate Europe by touring through clubs, sniffing 100 euro bills through our noses and call attention to ourselves by posting insta stories. Meanwhile, people rising to power decline…

Nihilism

Heavy Music Artwork 7th issue ‘NIHILISM’. In a Post-Modern world we ask, is there something to believe in? What does culture mean? Is NIHILISM at the centre of our cultural chaos? Is the metal world complicit in its collapse? One can argue that metal and especially black metal nourishes an excessive sense of the narcissistic…

Archspire

Relentless Mutation by Oli Peters Our musical backgrounds are all somewhat different; the members of Archspire meet in the middle in regards to influences and inspiration. When we formed the band, we made a decision of what we wanted the band to sound like, however if you look closely, you’ll hear inspirations from all over…

Masterpieces

We brought together the finest album artwork of 2017 100 Artists with 100 Bands on 100 releases With bands and artists commentary Bands include Portrait, Mastodon, Arch Enemy, Krossfyre, Evertale, Bloodhunter, Blut aus Nord, Mantar, Cradle of Filth, Heidevolk, Nyktophobia, Aosoth, Odium, DragonForce, Bloodlust, Svartsyn, Nocturnal Rites, Suffocation, Veil Of Maya, Carach Angren, Alestorm, Memoriam, Slaughter…

Warbringer

Metal thrashing geeks The thrash movement of the 1980’s was without a doubt one of the most glorious and significant periods in heavy metal history. The aggression, the speed, the politically, violent and gory themes, the anger and the power, changed the metal music world forever. Warbringer, the quintet from the LA area, bring all this…

Arte Divina

Our artist’s life commitment and dedication to the art are immense. It resonates passion, beauty and intensity beyond words. Centred around the concept of creation and the act of creating. Like in religious tradition the one that creates is divine and of divine intention. Strictly focusing on inspiration, symbolism, philosophy, creativity, and imagination. The double…

Xandria

Fantasy and reality by Marco Heubaum Metal is as real or unreal as music just is. And it´s a big mixture of themes anyway; you find everything in metal. And a big part doesn’t have anything to do with fantasy topics. For example, I would name Pantera as one of many influences for Xandria (for…

Cattle Decapitation

March of the vegans Cattle Decapitation, the San Diego extreme metal- death metal giants have been realising brutal metal albums since they formed and started spreading their message of animal rights and compassion through their lyrics and images to raise awareness. Their music is a solid wall of brutality, aggression, rawness and extreme grindcore. Their…

Witchwood

Handful of Stars By Woody We all come from different backgrounds, for sure we all evolve from the seventies and sixties rock n roll but going more in-depth we all have different preferences about specific kind of genres. In my case I listen a lot to jazz music not always related to guitar playing, I…

Children of Bodom

Something Wild 20 years later Since 1997 Children of Bodom have been a big presence in the extreme metal scene, amassing fans around the world while touring non-stop and releasing nine albums. What makes these Finnish metal titans one of the biggest and acclaimed international metal acts is the combination of Alexi’s ferocious vocals, brutality…

Blue Pills

Blues Pills with Elin Larsson Blues Pills is a four-piece rock – blues band from Sweden. They have been playing big music festivals getting attention with their relentless energy on stage and psychedelic rock and in 2016 they opened for Deep Purple in Europe. Their music is hypnotic and mixes the best of 60’s and…

Backyard Babies

Return of the Babies: Rock hellions Backyard Babies are best known for their seven studio albums, two Swedish Grammy Awards, numerous collaborations with legends like Michael Monroe, in addition to a classic reputation for hardcore partying and on-the-edge living. What’s it like returning to the stage after a five-year hiatus? What new materials have the seasoned…

Ufomammut

To infinity and beyond Ufomammut is a power trio formed in Italy in 1999 by Poia, Urlo and Vita, a lineup that has remained stable since. The trio has developed a sound characterized by lengthy songs centred on repeated heavy riffs coupled with droning vocals and the use of sound effects and synths. ‘8’ is…