Promoting metal as art and culture

Overdrivers

Rockin’Hell By Adrien Desquire Overdrivers plays an authentic and pure hard rock… A true stage presence, huge energy mixed with a wall of decibels! We play a rock’n’roll which goes back to basics, with a lot of energy, and with some Australian influences. Our latest release is our first album ‘Rockin’Hell’. We wanted to make…

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.…

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…

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.…

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,…

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…

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…

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…

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…