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HMA Issue 12

Heavy Music Artwork 12th installation. Exclusive interview Slipknot visionary Shawn Crahan aka Clown, the man responsible for the band aesthetics and visuals. Mayhem aka the True Mayhem, returns with an impressive evil album and equally an outstanding cover artwork by one of our favourite dark arts artist Italian Daniele Valeriani. Plus stories of the sacred…

Noise Trail Immersion

Symbology Of Shelter by Daniele Noise Trail Immersion, born in 2013 in Turin (Italy), are five 23-25 years old guys who aim to combine their love for the dark sound of New Wave of Black Metal with dissonances and chaotic structures of Mathcore/Hardcore; the whole thing is mixed with the more introspective and eerie atmospheres…

Power from Hell

Blood ‘n’ Spikes By Sodomic The Power From Hell started in the early 2000s at first with the proposal that just releases records like the main influence of the band the “Bathory” and was like this for the next 10 years releasing some cult albums like ’The True Metal’ and ‘Sadismo’ , the band started to…

Psychoneurosis

The fall of Humanity by Sonia We are Psychoneurosis from Poland. Our music is fast, short and loud!!! Short description this is grindcore love it or hate it. The longest song takes 1,30 minutes so as you can see, ballads are not hahaha ‘The fall of Humanity’ we recorded in a few months with small…

Sonata Arctica Discuss artwork for Talviyö

On September 6th, Finnish melodic metal titans Sonata Arctica will release their tenth studio album, called Talviyö (which means Winter Night), which includes eleven new tracks. “We were speaking about having an album cover made from a photo, and luckily managed to find the award-winning photographer Onni Wiljami who actually hails from a village not too far from our hometown. His pictures…

Sektarism

Fils De Dieu by Eklesjas’tik BerZerK In 2005 Sektarism was formed by eminent members of the Apostles of Ignominy brotherhood. Malhkebre and Sektarism musical approaches and visions differ, yet come together in the idea that salvation can only be found in self-abasement and suffering. In this, at least, Sektarism can be compared to those confraternities…

Sodom

Partisan by Tom Angelripper These are the first songs composed for the ‘Partisan’ EP with the new line-up and I am very satisfied with the result. We wanted to offer the fans the new direction, the improved sound and songwriting and we also promoted the successful Headbangers Ball tour in Europe. It is very important…

Thy Catafalque

Geometria by Tamás Kátai Thy Catafalque was born in 1998 in Makó, Hungary with János Juhász (guitar) and Tamás Kátai (keyboards, programs, vocals), playing black metal in the very beginning. They released their first album one year later and their fifth one, ‘Rengeteg’ was released by Season Of Mist in 2011. By that time the…

Unto the Wolves

Year Two by Gage Sifuentes ‘Unto the Wolves’ is a hard rock/metal project. The music typically has a heavy edge and transitions between different variants of hard rock and metal. The feel of the music is riddled with driving rhythmic guitars, a crisp bass, hard-hitting drums accompanied by melodic but aggressive vocals. In addition, most…

Splendidula

Post Mortem by David Vandegoor Splendidula was formed in 2008 in Genk (Belgium). The self-titled debut album ‘Splendidula’ was recorded in 2013 and released on June 22th 2013. After some serious line-up changes the music evolved to a mix of Post, Sludge & Doom metal, with some additional grunts for a heavier sound. The current…

Dezaztre Natural

Crossover Thrashcore Metal band, formed in 2008. Santiago, Chile. Influences: Motorhead, GBH, Crumbsuckers, Kreator, D.R.I, Agnostic Front, Sepultura, Cro Mags, Testament, Razor, Toxic Holocaust, Misfits, Suicidal Tendencies, Ratos de Porao, S.O.D, Ludichrist, Overkill, Exodus, Discharge, Vio-lence, Sin Dios, Sodom, Nuclear Assault, Soziedad Alkoholika, Pantera. Dezaztre Natural was formed in 2008 in Santiago de Chile, by…

HMA Issue 11

This July prepares for a new dose of Heavy Music Artwork, in print, glossy and classy. As with every issue we gathered at your service metal masters in creativity both in music and visuals. We have great returns with Possessed and Nocturnus AD for those, like us eagerly awaiting new music. 11th installation line up…

Adolfo WB

I’d like to say that I studied fine arts, but the truth is my studies had nothing to do with art. I started to be interested in photography in 2000-2001, and this led me to leave my job to follow my dream. I have taken several courses in photography, digital painting and video, and at…

Mentor

Cults, Crypts and Corpses by King of Nothing In times when the majority tend to categorize music by coming up with the most bizarre tags and shoving it all the way through pigeon holes, Mentor’s blasphemous and straightforward emanation of heavy music’s essential traits appears like a spit in the face. Enforcing the idea of…

Crisix

Against the Odds By Juli Bazooka Spanish Thrash metal champions Crisix released their last album Against the odds this April via Listenable records and toured all year starting with sold out Full metal cruise, series of headlining shows across Europe, summer festivals as Hellfest, Alcatraz, Download, CMOA, Rude, Mise Open Air, Kutten Fest, Metal Scar,…

Inhumankind

Self​-​Extinction by Pablo Selnik and Àlex Reviriego Inhumankind is a project by Pablo Selnik (flute) and Àlex Reviriego (double bass), two of the most active, original and fearless musicians on the Barcelona scene. After several years working on projects of such diverse styles as modern jazz, metal, contemporary composition or drone, and being key members…