Promoting metal as art and culture

Fire & Fantasy

Heavy Music Artwork 6th installation: Fire & Fantasy is centred around the concept of fantasy, imagination and escapism. No other genre of music explicitly displays such enthusiasm and passion for the fantastical. Both sombre and bright visions adorn album covers. And it goes without saying that bands share the same commitment to their music and…

Eliran Kantor

Eliran Kantor was born in Bat-Yam, Israel and grew up in Gan-Yavne. Recently been sharing his time between Germany and his home country. Self-taught artist and illustrator, at age 21 he was hired by the resident advertising firm of one of the biggest media moguls in the country, where Eliran directed and designed the national…

Tomasz Alen Kopera

Tomasz Alen Kopera was born in 1976 in Kożuchów, Poland. He attended the University of Technology in Wrocław, where he gained a degree in construction engineering. His artistic talent came to light already in early childhood. Tomasz paints in oil on canvas. Human nature and the mysteries of the Universe are his inspiration. His paintings…

Dan Hillier

Dan Hillier has most recently had a solo exhibition, ‘Ceremony’, at Saatchi Gallery in London, and has also previously exhibited at Les Musée des Arts Décoritifs at the Louvre in collaboration with Marc Jacobs for Louis Vuitton, with MuTate Britain in London and Glastonbury Festival, and has had a solo show at the Natural History…

The Pod

By Scott Endres of MAKE I usually just tell people it’s ‘blackened industrial’ because I really have no idea how to describe it. But the word ‘industrial’ has such a specific connotation I never feel like that sits quite right either, even though Pigface’s ‘Gub’ is easily a touchstone for The Pod. It’s really just…

Throne of Heresy

The Black Death by Thomas Clifford The Swedish blackened death metal act Throne of Heresy was formed in Ostrogothia in 2009. With their roots firmly in the underground, the band quickly built a following – especially with their lauded second album, Antioch. On November 3rd, the band releases their ambitious new concept album ‘Decameron’ through…

Kaunan

Voices of the north The Nordic-folk trio Kaunan breathe new life into old traditional Scandinavian music, reawakening the ancient realms of pre-Christian folklore by drawing on ancient songs and tunes; odd scales; early folk instruments like the kontrabasharpa, the hurdy-gurdy, various lutes, the lyre, and the bagpipes; and the old Norse myths. After nine years…

Cardinals Folly

Guts, heart & killer riffs by Mikko Kääriäinen Finland´s morbid princes of the riff, doom metal cult Cardinals Folly will unleash their 4th album ‘Deranged Pagan Sons’ through Polish Nine Records on CD and via Spanish Topillo on LP around September 2017. Dabbling in the world of occultism, weird tales, obscure horror, pagan rites and…

Abhorrent Decimation

The Pardoner By Ashley Scott Formed in 2013, Abhorrent Decimation made quick work of releasing a debut EP that received great acclaim from fans and press worldwide. They made their mark on the live circuit in 2014 after a string of UK tours and a notable appearance at Bloodstock Festival (UK). It was after that…

Psy:Code

Morke By Gøtsche and SteiN Psy:Code, a 5 member band from Copenhagen, Denmark. Been together as a band for over a decade and friends even longer. Psy: code is driven by unity and constantly seeking to expand their own limits of how they think music should sound like. With high ambitions, they are pushing through…

Cursed Earth

Cycles of Grief By Kieran Molloy Before Cursed Earth I played the guitar for a bunch of Perth bands that never really went anywhere called Mindless, Protest and Iconoclast. Our new record ‘Cycles of Grief’ came together slowly, early last year when we were most of the way through putting together the demos for the…

Sabbath Assembly

Rites of Passage by Jamie Myers Sabbath Assembly began in 2009 as a project to perform the hymns of the Process Church of the Final Judgment, a 60’s and 70’s cult, originally in association with the release of the book ‘Love Sex Fear Death’ (Feral House). Four albums – Restored to One, Eno ot Derotser, Ye…

Disbelief

The Symbol of Death by Karsten “Jagger” Jäger Our music is Death Metal like our record company writes on the stickers on our new CD, “massive, colossal Death Metal power”. We’re sounding unique, we’ve built up over the years our own tools to make music. We’re working with atmosphere and messages in our songs, so…

Heterochrome

Optimism in the face of adversity Heterochrome started working when Mohammadreza Rezaei and Mida met each other and collaborated in writing the music they liked as the lead guitarist and vocalist back in 2014. They wrote songs and jammed with various musicians. The band started forming when Mohammad Mirboland joined the band as the drummer.…

Moonloop

From the depths of oceanic conscience Moonloop was born in 2001 in Barcelona (Spain) and plays progressive Death Metal distinguished by powerful and technical guitar riffs, atmospheric landscapes, clean/growl vocals, changing rhythm patterns, and also psychedelic lead guitar passages.The band line up is Eric Baulenas (vocals, lead & rhythm guitars, synths), Juanjo Martín (rhythm guitar,…

Skyclad

England’s Wayward sons and daughters Skyclad is a British heavy metal band formed in 1990 in their hometown of Newcastle-Upon-Tyne. Combining heavy metal/thrash metal with British indie/post-punk and folk influences, they created a highly original and influential sound; today SKYCLAD are widely regarded as one of the originators of folk metal. The band’s lyrics are…