Promoting metal as art and culture

Lucas Ruggieri

In the scale of everything, we are immensely insignificant I have been drawing as far as I can remember but in terms of formal training, I went to a major oriented high school (Fiorello H. LaGuardia) and continued taking art classes as an illustration major at the Savannah College of Art and Design, so I…

Stag & Serpent

Printmaking, Illustration & Design by Glyn Smyth Belfast-borne Glyn Smyth is an illustrator and printmaker. Lured by the Hardcore and Punk movements, a childhood love of art developed into a predilection for the entire anarchic scene. Playing in underground punk bands, a need for DIY promotional posters and tees birthed a career in commercial design.…

Overkill

Thrashing white devils It is not every day that you can sit in the same room with a legend as big as Bobby Blitz of the mighty Overkill. With a career span of 35 years fuelled by undying passion, love and relentless commitment to the band and to music, Overkill has always been one of…

Ana Cruz

One step away to perfection I started back in 2005. I discovered Photoshop through a friend and I fell in love with digital art. Using online tutorials, I started as a self-taught artist who soon started to evolve and become more demanding with her own artworks. As a person who’s always aiming for perfection, I…

Teratogen Max Dr.Winter

I like being inspired by reality Name: Max Winter, but I’m always credited as Dr.Winter (no space between “Dr.” and “Winter”. Teratogen is the name of my site. It’s not a company, just me. I’ve dreamed of making album covers since I was 10 or 11. I’m a Rock/Metal fan since 1989 and I always…

Clan of Xymox

Emotions hidden inside It all started in 1981 in Amsterdam when Ronny Moorings (mastermind, vocalist and guitarist) formed Clan of Xymox. After releasing their 3rd album “Twist of Shadows” which helped to establish them in the US market by selling 300,000 copies, they soon became a pioneer of darkwave/electro-goth music and enjoying headlining several international…

Steffen Linhorst

It’s all about the abstract and grunge also colorful rejoicing and inspiring I started when I was 15 years old, got some basic tools for drawing and painting, but that soon wasn‘t enough, so I annoyed my aunt, a designer herself, to give me some of the programs she used. So I came to get…

Francesco De Luca

Introducing Amok Studio I’m a fully self-taught. I always loved drawing and painting since I was a child. I remember, other than papers, i used to draw on anything I had on hand, like school-bag, desks, walls etc. all the time. Growing up however, I lost a bit my interest in doing it, also due…

New Years Day

More from the Next Generation of Dark Royalty Let’s have a chat about New Years Day. They’re a band that was formed back in 2005, who’s first tracks appealed mostly to a younger audience, and with lyrics that played on a filmy, Halloween-y ‘darkness’. And look at them today… From a humble start on MySpace…

RAM

RAM it down RAM is a Swedish heavy metal band formed in 1999. They boast uncompromised, no-frills approach to their music. Throughout 2015 the continued a metal crusade destroying stages across Europe. At the wake of the devastation, RAM entered the studio to record their fourth album “Svbversvm”. The album “is another step upon the…

Arrayan Path

Path of light Known as Arryan Path until March 2011 when the band changed the name to Arrayan Path. “Arrayán” (Luma apiculata) is a type of plant that grows in the American continents, so an Arrayan Path would be some sort of an alley. The band was formed by Nicholas Leptos and Clement Fung in…

Erika Asphodel EDP Art

The hidden and uncomfortable After my diploma at the Artistic High School, which wasn’t the best place for self-expression, but surely a good way to learn techniques, I improved by myself looking at great affirmed artists in fantasy and horror genres. My first artwork was for black metal one man band Mortis Mutilati (FR). Macabre…

Skepticism

Northern landscapes, autumn and farmakon Formed in 1991, Finnish funeral doom metal Skepticism is regarded as one of the pioneers of the genre. Combining painfully slow death-doom metal styled riffs, bringing together beautiful and dark atmospheres, sparse percussion with deep growling. Creating music that is both within the range of contemporary doom metal in terms…

Rhine

Outsider and outcast Rhine is a progressive metal band from Seattle that started as a solo project in 2011 by singer/guitarist Gabe Tachell. Now joined by Alex Smolin on guitar, Carlos Delgado on drums, and James Porter on bass. HMA: Welcome to Heavy Music Artwork. What can you tell me about ‘An Outsider’? Gabe Tacehell:…

Illusion Dead

Heavens downfall Finnish metal band formed in 2009 . Influenced by bands such as Insomnium, Dissection, Anata and Intestine Baalism. Playing a form of extreme metal that balances black metal melodies and death metal savagery. HMA: Welcome to Heavy Music Artwork. What can you tell me about ‘Celestial Decadence’? Johannes Katajamäki: Celestial Decadence is our…

AJS Graphics

Feelings should emit creativity I have been into digital/graphic arts since sophomore year in high school. I eventually ended up loving sitting in front of a computer all day and just creating. I have also done 5 years of graphic design college, yet never got my degree. I decided that I wanted to try on…