Promoting metal as art and culture

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…

Costin Chioreanu

Illustrating the unseen The artistic world of Romanian visionary, Costin Chioreanu, is inhabited by dreams, surreal imagery, magic, mysticism, philosophical introspection and much more. This is clearly manifested in his many illustrations, album covers, and animated videos – usually commissioned by some of today’s most distinguished metal bands. His distinctive style, rich in psychedelic shapes,…

Gotthard

The endurance of rock Gotthard is a classic rock band based to the music in the ’70s, but of course, with a modern touch. We started in the ’90s and we always try to make, the way of classic rock, to bring it in the future. And now it sounds like classic rock 2017. HMA:…

Ron English

Rock Propaganda I have a master’s degree in Fine Art and art history. I was always a fan of heavy metal bands. At some point in my history a lot of the bands became fans of my art so I got to do their album covers. My technique involves oil on canvas, rather traditional glazing…

Devilment

Full dark no Stars Melodic, powerful rhythms, dark poetic conquests, strong growls combined with clean and operatic female vocals, this is the sound that we can expect from “Devilment II: The Mephisto Waltzes”, the second album of UK band Devilment led by Cradle of Filth’s frontman Dani Filth under Nuclear Blast. Although you can hear…

Human

Heavy Music Artwork third instalment is an introspective outlook on music and art. Rock and metal have a long tradition on existential questions. Our approach is neither analytical or interpretative, instead, we will go and revisit the creative journey that our feature artists have taken. With this in mind, we named this issue “Human”. Featuring…

David Potvin

Art is Resistance I’ve always drawn; maybe first because I didn’t want to face a part of the reality around me. Thereafter, I’ve drawn to create and express my own reality, my personal vision of beings and things. And to confront the realities of everybody, to create a meeting, an echo… I’ve studied in an…

Steve Myles

Draws and drums Steve Myles is an illustrator from Leeds UK, he co-runs the independent clothing label/art collective Pyre Climber with his girlfriend Natassia Wild and spends most of his time doing artwork for bands/playing drums. HMA: The world of metal overflows with themes of the fantastical, fantasy, mythical and the supernatural, just the same…

Vendetta

Back to the roots Founded in 1984, and after the release of two self-recorded demos, “System Of Death” (1985) and “Suicidal Lunacy” (1986), the band’s debut “Go And Live… Stay And Die” followed in 1987. A year later, the second album “Brain Damage” was released and distributed by Noise International. In 1990 the band split…

Wars

The distance between us Wars are a post-hardcore band from Rugby UK, formed in 2015 with the purpose of playing music that encompasses the chaos of the war between the head and the heart. A tumultuous, raging catharsis that soars through sentiment and scrapes savagely through the spirit; a passionate, melodic and noise-fuelled affair that,…

Ketch

Malicious doom With a malicious intent akin to their namesake and as heavy as his axe hand, KETCH dwells in a miasma of filthy sonic displays. Crushing drum beats like thunderclaps and bass rumbles of tectonic magnitude merge with guitars of such massive sound as that of a mammoth. Employing the nuances of madness to…