Promoting metal as art and culture

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…

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…

Buckcherry

Believe in Rock ‘n’ Roll Buckcherry was formed after Josh Todd met guitarist Keith Nelson through their tattoo artist after discovering a common love of AC/DC. The duo made a few demos before being joined by bassist Jonathan Brightman and drummer Devon Glenn. Buckcherry began performing the Hollywood club scene, receiving a strong, local following…

Maciej Kamuda

The art of being yourself Most of all I’m self-taught. I did finish the Academy of Fine Arts, I also did take some art lessons back when I was a kid and all that was helpful, but I spent more time on learning, training and developing my skills by myself. Reading books, training, exploring the…

Cellar Darling

‘This is the Sound’ by Anna Murphy After their split with Eluveitie, Anna Murphy, Ivo Henzi and Merlin Sutter quickly realized their musical journey was far from over. What quickly developed was a unique and fresh combination of grand and heavy riffs, powerful drumming and a unique voice along with the signature folky, earthy tones…

Cosimo Miorelli

Man at work Like most people, I always drew as a kid and I simply never stopped since. I did study some art in my teens and early university years but it was mostly my family and the surroundings in which I was raised that influenced my tastes and triggered my curiosity for various expressive…

Rainer Kalwitz

Phantastic Realism I had studied graphic arts at the university of applied sciences in Düsseldorf/Germany. I also worked for 3 years as a technical illustrator for the Ford car company in Cologne. Meanwhile, I am teaching illustration and drawing at several art schools and academies in Germany. My start was actually not for a heavy…

Raging Speedhorn

Saviours of BritSaviorsl by Darren Smith Raging Speedhorn is heavy, loud, aggressive rock and roll. That’s how I see it anyway. We’ve been slotted into various genres over the years. Not sure any have ever fitted us perfectly. Our latest album is called ‘Lost Ritual’. When we got back together we only really intended to…

Last Leaf Down

Bright Wide Colder by Benjamin Schenk After the release of our first Album ‘Fake Lights’, we continued with writing songs without any break. Sascha and I wrote the songs… We wrote the full songs including all instruments on a first demo, Sascha for his songs, I for mine.   The most songs had no definitive lyrics…

The Shiver

Music is my everything by Federica Faith Sciamanna 2017 marks the great return with a new full-length of one of alt metal’s most unique, fast-growing bands of the Italian wave. With their first two albums ‘A New Horizon’ and and ‘The Darkest Hour’, the band started building up their profile as a strong live act…

Lukasz Wodynski

Living beings I graduated The School Of Fine Arts in my home town Bydgoszcz than moved to study painting at Universitas Nicolaus Copernicus in Toruń.  The visual arts became my life. I work with traditional techniques like drawing and painting. Being in a multimedia culture I also became interested in mix media techniques like digital…

Forefather

Reach into the ether and let it speak through you Forefather is the recording project of myself Wulfstan and my brother Athelstan, founded in 1997. We blend elements of traditional, black and death metal with lyrical themes based on English history, myth, nature and more. We have released seven studio albums, starting with 1999’s ‘Deep…