Promoting metal as art and culture

Apostate Viaticum

By George Thomas We’re releasing our debut album “Before the Gates of Gomorrah” on Invictus Productions. It’s got 6 tracks and an intro straight up, no bullshit Death Metal. It’s all been fairly easy and relaxed really. Despite being our first release, we’ve all been around a long time in other bands and we knew…

Legacy

In this issue, we feature a number of artists that have generously shared their passions and commitment to creativity with us. I’m pretty sure they have their “scars to boast”: as music and art addicts we also have our own scars and we are fucking proud of them because this is not just music –…

Portraits

‘Portraits’ celebrates Heavy Music Artwork five years in operation and we decided to release a book on metal portrait photography. All photos have been taken by our photographers from 2012 to 2015. To accompany the book we have also included critiques and insights by The National Portrait Gallery of Canada The Swedish National Portrait Gallery…

Soilwork

Blind rebellion. Petrichor and Swedishness It could only be Soilwork.  Here to discuss their latest album, the melancholic ‘The Ride Majestic’, Björn Ingemar and David Andersson speak about life’s journeys and how we deal with them; sidestepping the ‘existential nonsense’. David Andersson: We’re waiting for Bjorn – he’s off prettying himself. We’re what is called in…

Oni

Xylosynth Death metal 2016 was a breakout year for progressive metal band ONI, who proved their lasting prowess with the release of their debut album Ironshore, toured with heavy metal greats such as Max & Iggor Cavalera and Children Of Bodom, tore up the stage at Ozzfest Meets Knotfest with Randy Blythe of Lamb Of…

Arte Divina

Calling all artists: Heavy Music Artwork book release this fall We are delighted to announce Heavy Music Artwork first book release. If you like to express an interest in taking part, please email us directly on alex@heavymusicartwork.com. We are gathering all queries and submissions. To accompany your artwork, the book in itself will be a…

Exodus

The power of the mosh Exodus is one of the pioneers of the Bay Area thrash metal scene, they have been around since the beginning and helped shaped and create thrash metal. With a catalogue of 10 studio albums and many line-up changes they still managed to remain a constant in the metal world. They…

Atlas Pain

What the Oak Left By Samuele Faulisi Hi everyone and thank you so much for space first of all! We’ve just closed the production process of our debut album ‘What The Oak Left’ that will be released via Scarlet Records on March 10th. It’s something that we worked on for months and months, even before…

Yugal

The harmony of chaos By Guillaume Yugal is a french metal quintet band rocking since 2010. After a couple of E.P.’s incensed by the specialized french press (Metallian, Rock Hard), Yugal decided to have a break with stages for a year to spend time on their first album composition. Despite a lineup turn on summer…

The Answer

Irish Blues The Answer is an Irish band that is in high demand, their sound and talent are being noticed worldwide and they also have been touring and playing support to AC/DC. Their latest album ‘Solas’ (2016, Napalm Records) has a completely different sound, it moves away from the previous ones and it takes a…

HerezA

I Become Death By Slobodan HerezA formed in July 2014. Their debut album, Misanthrope, was released in February 2015 by PRC Music. Their new album I Become Death, which is set for release in February 2017, will continue and improve the “chunky, HM-2 overdriven, and loud” (Angry Metal Guy review) sound of Misanthrope. ‘I Become…

The Darkhorse

The Carcass of the Sun will Sleep By Daniel Groome ‘The Carcass of the Sun will Sleep’ was recorded in three days at Initiate Audio and Media. Songs were written throughout 2015 and recorded in December. We tried to combine big riffs, big solos, big vocals (including some gang vocals from local musicians and friends). The…

The Satanic Temple’s Salem Art Gallery, with Blood-Painting Surrealist VINCENT CASTIGLIA, Present ‘Sanguine Spring’

Salem Art Gallery – the headquarters and cultural center of The Satanic Temple, Salem, MA (64 Bridge St.) – is pleased to present “Sanguine Spring”, a selection of large-scale paintings, limited editions and sculpture by world renowned artist VINCENT CASTIGLIA. The exhibition is inspired by the idea that Romans viewed February as a time of…

Damned Pilots

In a galaxy far far away ‘Overgalaxy’ features nine songs written by Don Nutz and Sgt Ote and one by Ron Goudie (‘Hell Is Cold’). The style goes from mid-tempo groovy metal to doom metal and psychedelics ballads combined by catchy melodies. ‘Damned Pilots’ and ‘Season of the endings’ are two groovy metal pounding numbers…

Dan Mumford

The Beauty of Storytelling I started out with a healthy interest in comics, scifi and fantasy when I was younger, so growing up the more creative aspects of learning always interested me. That ended up with me going to Brighton university to do an Illustration degree where I explored many different techniques, including film, animation,…

Betraying the Martyrs

The Resilient By Aaron Matts Our latest release ‘The Resilient’ is a record we’re all extremely proud of, the writing process for this album was completely different from that of our previous record ‘Phantom’ but yet similar to that of our first album ‘Breathe In Life’ in the sense that we took over a year…

Soen

Lykaia By Joel Ekelöf ‘Lykaia’ is an album that is based on personal experiences and is very sincere. It is about closure with our former lives. Our past albums were more conceptual, but ‘Lykaia’ was more of a purgation. The recording process was analogue and without unnecessary cutting and editing. In all good music there…

Adam Burke

Awestruck by beauty and imagination I don’t really have much art training. I grew up in and near the woods in Oregon, and always loved studying and being in nature, so that informs my work.  My family didn’t watch much TV, and I would draw to pass time. I stopped making art as a young…