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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.…

Lindsay Schoolcraft

Martyr Lindsay Schoolcraft is a singer, songwriter, and electric harpist from Oshawa, Canada who performs and composed ethereal gothic rock.  HMA: How did I get here?  That’s quite a long story that would take endless paragraphs. But I’m happy to say my debut solo album Martyr is out now and I wrote it with no…

Eye of the Destroyer

Baptized in Pain By Joe Randazza ‘Baptized in Pain’ is Eye of the Destroyer’s newest album from the diverse group of New Jersey natives is the band’s sixth release and second full length. Though it has been a long time coming, this album feels fresh and new. With a lineup change featuring former drummer Joe…

Men in Metal

Let The Soul Spread Its Wings By Yuriy Sakhnov We are a Russian heavy/power band from Yekaterinburg. Constant members of the band remain Yuri Sakhnov (vocals) and Alexander Rudenko (guitars). Currently, drummer Vladimir Kosovskikh and guitarist Yevgeny Shipunov also play on a permanent basis in the group. Discography includes the EP ‘Victory’ (2015) and LP…

Of Virtue

What Defines You By Damon Tate I am Damon and started my first band when I was 12-13 years old with some friends from my neighbourhood doing pop-punk songs and from there just kept going throughout my musical evolution. The rest of the dudes have similar stories where we just loved hanging out and listening…

Norvhar

Kauna by Matt Favrr Formed in 2018 from the ashes of the band Harmoniks, Norvhar is oriented towards pagan/folk/epic metal. It consists of six skilled musicians, all of them with stage experiences. Those six friends offer music which is inspired, epic, melodic, but which also makes you want to drink beers until the end of…

TripleMurder

Pre-Meditated by Mike Eron TripleMurder is a 4-piece metal band from Ottawa, Ontario Canada. We formed as a group in spring of 2018 and started playing shows in October the same year with vocalist Mike Eron, Guitarist Maxwell Fortin-Proulx, bassist Erich Mueller and drummer Zachary Lemay. Since then we have recorded and produced our debut…

Holy Tide

Aquila By Joe Caputo I am Joe Caputo, born and raised in Italy. I am a bass player and composer. I started to play bass at the age of 15. My first “encounter” with Heavy Metal, as for most of us, was like a strike of lightning! I remember listening to Black Sabbath, Iron Maiden,…

Reveal

Overlord by Tino Hevia Reveal is a new band put together by Tino Hevia, one of the founders and composers of Darksun and Nörthwind. Tino recorded two albums with Nörthwind, and has eight albums with Darksun. Throughout his career with these two bands, he has shared the stage with Rage, Savatage, Sinergy, Bruce Dickinson, Angra,…

Inculter

Fatal Visions by Daniel Tveit Hailing from the west coast of Norway, Inculter first burst onto the scene with the Stygian Deluge 7″ EP in 2013: It sold out within two weeks from Edge Circle, and the cassette version was gone within a day. From there, the still-very-young band were voted “Band of the Week”…

High Reeper

Higher Reeper by Shane Trimble Formed in 2016, High Reeper is made up of Zach Thomas, Justin Di Pinto, Andrew Price, Pat Daly and Shane Trimble. Originally started as just a studio band, it rapidly became apparent that these songs were meant to be heard live and loud. The band made their debut in the…

Fatal Curse

Breaking the Trance by Mike Bowen We are Fatal Curse. We play traditional heavy metal forged in Moravia, a small humble town in central New York. My brother Chris is our drummer, and my close friend Dave Gruver who plays the guitar started out in a band called Rabid in 2003. At that time we…

Enforcer

Zenith By Olof Wikstrand Hello to everyone reading this. I’m Olof, guitar player and vocalist of the Swedish metal band Enforcer. I’ve been into music my entire life more or less, growing up with two parents who have both hugely been into music and played in different bands and constellations. My dad played in a…

Iron Kingdom

On the Hunt by Chris Sonea Inspired by legendary pillars of heavy metal such as Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, The Scorpions, and Rush, this four-piece is well known for their energetic and electrifying stage presence, as well as intricate musical melodies that bring listeners back to a time when heavy metal was in its prime.…

Bewitcher

Under the Witching Cross By Andreas Magus Bewitcher is a three-piece Speed Metal band from Portland, OR. Founded on the fuck you attitude of Motörhead and Venom, and refined by their love for all things Heavy Metal, Bewitcher is an explosive ritual frenzy of sodomistic pain and pleasure. A place where the black metal beginnings…

Beast In Black

From Hell With Love By Yannis Papadopoulos Beast In Black is a five-piece Helsinki based heavy metal band that was formed in 2015. The international line-up consists of Yannis Papadopoulos (vocal), Mate Molnar (bass), Atte Palokangas (drums), Kasperi Heikkinen (guitar) and Anton Kabanen (guitar, vocals). The band released the debut album ‘Berserker’ in 2017 and…