Promoting metal as art and culture

Sick of it All

The Hardcore Tradition New York City, 1986 and hard-core can only mean Sick Of it All! Being around for more than three decades they wrote the history of New York hard-core and from CBGB’s to today they have never rested, split up or become untrue to their hard-core and street punk roots. In their thirty…

Luke Oram

The mechanics of painting The very first thing that got me into art was 2000ad. I remember being amazed by the look of the comic when I was a young child. I also really liked dinosaurs. I studied art at school and eventually did a degree in Animation, winning some fairly-respectable awards with my graduation…

Textures

The Outcome of everything Dutch band Textures are pioneers of technical/progressive metal, their latest release ‘Phenotype’ has been their most complex, enchanting & catchy work by far (part of a diptych, with Genotype due for release next year). Formed in 2001 and renowned for their highly technical abilities, they play an innovative & very complex…

Loewen Art

“I just love to create, being part of the show” I would say that my background in first place is to see things in other things. For example, like a child that sees, recognize a face in a root or something like this. I think I go with a very strong fantasy and a view…

Sepultura: Andreas Kisser reveal cover for Machine Messiah

Brazilian heavy metal icons SEPULTURA reveal the title of their upcoming studio album, ‘Machine Messiah’. Inspired by the robotisation of our society, the album will be released on January 13th via Nuclear Blast Records. The album was produced by the band and Jens Borgen (Soilwork, Opeth, Katatonia, Amon Amarth) of Fascination Street Studios in Örebro, Sweden. The stunning cover…

WITCHERY: New album details and cover artwork

A full six years after their latest studio album release, Linköping/ Sweden based blackened Metallers WITCHERY finally return with their long-awaited 6th studio album, programmatically entitled ‘In His Infernal Majesty’s Service’ and announced for a worldwide release on November 25th, 2016 via Century Media Records. WITCHERY played a score of festivals in support of their latest…

Cadaveria

Italy’s dark world CADAVERIA was formed in 2001 by Cadaveria and Marçelo Santos (Flegias) with the intent to create a virtual space where to freely express themselves as musicians and extreme artists. CADAVERIA style, labelled Horror Metal, can be identified with a personal mix of Black Metal, Death and Gothic. To celebrate its 15 years…

Heiidi Taillefer

The mysteries of the unknown I grew up in a family rich in creative talent, but I have only had private art lessons. I went so far as studying Humanistics at McGill university but I never studied art or illustration academically, though I did end up going into illustration in my early 20’s after teaching…

Luke Preece

“I like things that are graphically pleasing on the eye” From a very young age I was always very passionate about all things creative. Whether it be playing guitar or picking up a pencil and doodling. When I hit 18 years of age I went to study at Bournville Art College in Birmingham. After that…

Europe

Kings of Tomorrow Together since 1979, Europe raised to fame in 1986 with the extremely successful album and single “The Final Countdown”, selling over twenty million copies worldwide. After releasing two more albums they went on a very long break that lasted 12 years. Finally, in 2003 they came out of hiatus announcing that the…

Walter Bruneel

Drawing form from light I actually started out, as far as higher education is concerned, as a student animation. I was mainly concerned then with character design and backgrounds, more than animation itself. Gradually, I noticed I had an eye for texture and light/dark opposition. Ultimately, I dropped out, and started pursuing a career that…

Armored Saint

The legacy continues John Bush is a very familiar voice to metal fans worldwide, having spent more than a decade with Anthrax and being the voice of some of their most iconic tunes he has won himself a high place in the music scene. He is again leading the charge with his band Armored Saint…

The Dead Daisies

Bring the noise American/Australian rockers The Dead Daisies can be proud to feature a very impressive collection of musicians as members; John Corabi (Mötley Crüe, Ratt, Brides of Destruction), Doug Aldrich (Dio, Whitesnake), Marco Mendoza (Whitesnake, Thin Lizzy) Brian Tichy (Ozzy, Foreigner) and David Lowy (Red Phoenix, Mink). This super-group takes you back right when…

Dean Fleming

Creator of Slayer eagle logo I was born in the bleak little logging town of Aberdeen, Washington, now better known as the hometown of Kurt Cobain. As a kid I also played in my own garage bands, and by the age of 13 or 14 was getting paying gigs at some local schools and dance…

Jesus Chrusler Supercar

Sweds Dirty rock n’ roll Death ‘n’ roll band from Stockholm, Sweden, formed in 2011. The band name is a wordplay on the rock opera Jesus Christ Superstar. The band features Nicke Forsberg on drums, Fredde Larsson on guitar and Robban Bergeskans on bass/vocals. In April 2013 they released their first single, ‘Killing Machine’, on…

Omnium Gatherum

Illusion and reality From the northern parts of the globe, from Finland, comes Omnium Gatherum – A melodic death metal band is known for its fierce live performances and fresh ingenious sound. Made of six members Omnium Gatherum delivers sophisticated but aggressive metal that is catchy yet original in composing and arranged to listen to…

CadiesArt

The art studio of Caio Caldas I’d never done well at school. I had a lot of personal problems with my grades in all subjects, and art was the only thing I always had really good grades. So the education system offered some help seeing some hope and future in arts for me and helped…

King of The North

The Kings of Downunder King Of The North is a hard rock duo from Australia. The band comprises Andrew Higgs (Guitar/Vocals) and Steve Tyssen (Drums/Back up Vocals). Their intense live shows and powerful brand of modern rock has blazed a new trail in the two-piece band format. The uniqueness of KOTN is created by Andrew’s…

Duncan Storr

Organic, Earthy, Imaginative, A story teller Educated in the happy atmosphere of a Dales comprehensive school. I was terrible at language studies, and in those days you got kicked out of a class you were poor at and given extra classes in something you were good at, so it was ART. I did a foundation…