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Gridfailure

Sixth Mass​-​Extinction Skulduggery I By David Brenner Initiated in early 2016, based in the Lower Hudson and New York City sectors, Gridfailure is the creation of one David Brenner. With an improvisational and confrontational approach, a demoralizing and dystopian vision, the outfit often infuses many outside collaborators’ works but is the material is always wholly…

Destroyers of All

The Vile Manifesto by Bruni Silva We describe our music as a mixture of different types of Metal. We love to play Death, Thrash, Progressive and Black metal. There are no limitations to our sound. If it sounds good, we incorporate it on our music. What we wanted to achieve with this new album “The…

Depressed

Afterlife In Darkness by Murillo Hortolan Formed in 1998, Depressed represents the search of founding members Giovani Venttura (vocals) and Rodrigo Jardim (guitars) for an aggressive and authentic-sounding Death Metal. After recording the demo “Diabolical Servants of the Cross” in 1999, the band ceased its activities in 2000, but returning with full power in 2012…

Anachronaeon

Everyday Chronicles By Patrik Carlsson I would describe it as a mixture of classic melody-based heavy metal thrown into a blender with extreme metal. Melodic death metal is a label that works, but I think it gives the wrong associations. Some have described us as Blind Guardian meets Amon Amarth. Can’t agree wholeheartedly, but I…

Archaic Modernism

The Art of Christophe Szpajdel Christophe’s work is extremely sought after, and it has now gained interest from clients outside the metal scene. By far one of the most prolific but also the furthest reaching artist with now around 10,000 logos completed to date. Art Deco and Art Nouveau are the real sources of inspiration,…

Xaon

Solipsis by Rob XAON. An elusive name born amidst Switzerland’s highest mountains. Never quite fitting in any of the numerous galleries metal has to offer, drifting through the extremes whilst juxtaposing finesse and vehemence from an unworldly orchestra, endlessly exploring the vast echoic gloominess of the human mind. In only a few short years, the…

Wilderun

Veil of Imagination by Daniel Müller The band technically started in 2008 with a totally different lineup. Evan had recruited more string players and the like in that iteration but things didn’t really come together until about late 2011 when the lineup as it is now was mostly formed. Wayne responded to an add Evan…

Vile Apparition

Depravity Ordained by Jamie Colic & Oliver Ballantyne Vile Apparition is an Australian band formed by Jamie Colic and Oliver Ballantyne halfway through 2017 with the sole intention of creating bludgeoning Death Metal somewhat influenced by early 90s New York and Canadian brutal death bands as well as some of the more abstract styles that…

Twilight Force

Dawn of the Dragonstar By Blackwald Greetings! I am Blackwald from Twilight Force. My journey into the world of music began at a very early age, when one cold winter night, the bearded benefactor of benevolence gifted me with a musical instrument. Namely a violin. I struggled with this infernal contraption for countless days and…

Thrashfire

Into the Armageddon By Okan Özden Thrashfire emerged in 2006, releasing their first demo in 2007, a promo EP in 2010 and their debut album ‘Thrash Burned the Hell’ in 2011. In 2015, the band signed to Xtreem Music and released a new EP entitled ‘Vengeance of Fire’. Thrashfire have played with bands such as…

Teleport

The Expansion by Matija “Dole” Dolinar Teleport has been spawned in the year 2010 with a thirst for playing sci-fi themed thrash metal music inspired by Vektor and Voivod. Its own musical identity has been shaping through several releases and numerous line-up changes. The last demo, The Expansion, was released in September 2018, first by…

Stramonia

The WelcKomed By Federico Arata Hello, Heavy Music Artwork, we’re Stramonia: a heavy-dark-goth-doom band from Genoa (Italy). We would like to thank our label, This Is Core, for this fantastic interview.  “At the end of the XIX century, strange deaths caused by stramonium poisoning cast a light on certain bourgeois parlours in Turin. During the…

Savage Master

Myth, Magic & Steel by Stacey Savage Savage Master lead vocalist Stacey Savage and her hooded henchman have been creating Old School Heavy Metal since 2013. They have toured extensively in North America and Europe with their exciting and theatrical live show. They’ve appeared on many festivals such as Keep it True, Frost and Fire,…

Skullsmasher

Rocket Hammer Brain Surgery by Andrew Lee Brandon Corsair (Draghkar, Azath, Grave Spirit) started Skullsmasher as an ode to the ancient days of death grind in 2017. Joined by Neil Tyrant and Vince Gutfucker on drums and bass respectively, they recorded a demo titled Cranial Emulsification and released it on Night Rhythms Recordings. Shortly after…

Nibiru

Salbrox by Ardat, RI Salma,  HMA: How did you get here? Ardat: Nibiru has always been a part of us, inside of us. In the exact moment when we hate and despise ourselves, we go blind by necessity, and when we see the unknown everything becomes clear… and hurts.  RI Salma: I didn’t get here,…

Sectile

Falls Apart By Gabriel Gaba Sectile are a five-piece prog metal band from Dublin, Ireland. Formed in November 2016, they released their debut self-titled EP one year later to a positive reception, receiving coverage in local media such as HotPress Magazine and MetalIreland, as well as being featured on radio stations across Ireland and the…

Intronaut

Fluid Existential Inversions By Dave Timnick HMA: What does ‘Fluid Existential Inversions’ mean? Well, it has a few different meanings for us, but ultimately it’s a commentary on the involuntary instability facing humans and all life on Earth in these turbulent, uncertain times. HMA: On Metal Archives, under the lyrical theme, we have on your…

Visigoth

Conqueror’s Oath By Jake Rogers HMA: How do you describe your music? We play heavy metal music, no more, no less! HMA: Tell us about ‘Conqueror’s Oath’? ‘Conqueror’s Oath’ marks an attempt to tighten our songwriting and provide the listener with a more immediate and concise experience than the long-winded approach of our debut record.…