Promoting metal as art and culture

Lindsay Schoolcraft

Martyr Lindsay Schoolcraft is a singer, songwriter, and electric harpist from Oshawa, Canada who performs and composed ethereal gothic rock.  HMA: How did I get here?  That’s quite a long story that would take endless paragraphs. But I’m happy to say my debut solo album Martyr is out now and I wrote it with no…

Eye of the Destroyer

Baptized in Pain By Joe Randazza ‘Baptized in Pain’ is Eye of the Destroyer’s newest album from the diverse group of New Jersey natives is the band’s sixth release and second full length. Though it has been a long time coming, this album feels fresh and new. With a lineup change featuring former drummer Joe…

Public Grave

Cadaverous Resurrection By Korny Founded in Fürstenfeldbruck (near Munich; Germany) in 2008, the members of Public Grave went from a group of friends, brought together by their favourite music genre, to the only slamming and grooving death metal band in town. In the past ten years, Public Grave got in touch with many underground metal…

Men in Metal

Let The Soul Spread Its Wings By Yuriy Sakhnov We are a Russian heavy/power band from Yekaterinburg. Constant members of the band remain Yuri Sakhnov (vocals) and Alexander Rudenko (guitars). Currently, drummer Vladimir Kosovskikh and guitarist Yevgeny Shipunov also play on a permanent basis in the group. Discography includes the EP ‘Victory’ (2015) and LP…

Of Virtue

What Defines You By Damon Tate I am Damon and started my first band when I was 12-13 years old with some friends from my neighbourhood doing pop-punk songs and from there just kept going throughout my musical evolution. The rest of the dudes have similar stories where we just loved hanging out and listening…

Profanation

Into Cascades of Blood and Burning Soil By Baked Bones Since 1997 Profanation renders uncertain the german Deathgrind scene. Having to face numerous line-up changes over the years, the main core Alex, Luxl and Anton, always kept the flame burning. Developing their key strengths, nefariously brutalized tunes with double-flight killer vocals and mixing relentless speed…

Norvhar

Kauna by Matt Favrr Formed in 2018 from the ashes of the band Harmoniks, Norvhar is oriented towards pagan/folk/epic metal. It consists of six skilled musicians, all of them with stage experiences. Those six friends offer music which is inspired, epic, melodic, but which also makes you want to drink beers until the end of…

Mammoth Storm

Alruna by  Emil Ahlman Mammoth Storm is a stoner/doom band from Sweden who’s been around long enough to make some fuzz in the world of slow and heavy riffs. Previously on Napalm records, Mammoth Storm has now changed the label and are about to release the second LP, called ‘Alruna’, at Italian Argonauta records.  How…

TripleMurder

Pre-Meditated by Mike Eron TripleMurder is a 4-piece metal band from Ottawa, Ontario Canada. We formed as a group in spring of 2018 and started playing shows in October the same year with vocalist Mike Eron, Guitarist Maxwell Fortin-Proulx, bassist Erich Mueller and drummer Zachary Lemay. Since then we have recorded and produced our debut…

Lord Vicar

The Black Powder By Kimi Kärki As the final nails were hammered to the coffin of Reverend Bizarre (1995–2007, R.I.P.), guitar player Peter Vicar – nowadays going with his real name Kimi Kärki (also Orne, Uhrijuhla, E-Musikgruppe Lux Ohr, and singer-songwriter albums) – started to follow his vision of a new Doom Metal band. He…

Horrisonous

A Culinary Cacophony by Yonn Hailing from Sydney, Horrisonous formed in late 2015 and comprise a handful of hardened members of the local underground scene (Backyard Mortuary, Golgothan Remains, Canine & Illimitable Dolor to name a few). Horrisonous deliver aural slime, decay and misery by means of an ageless brand of Death Metal that’s equally…

Holy Tide

Aquila By Joe Caputo I am Joe Caputo, born and raised in Italy. I am a bass player and composer. I started to play bass at the age of 15. My first “encounter” with Heavy Metal, as for most of us, was like a strike of lightning! I remember listening to Black Sabbath, Iron Maiden,…

Reveal

Overlord by Tino Hevia Reveal is a new band put together by Tino Hevia, one of the founders and composers of Darksun and Nörthwind. Tino recorded two albums with Nörthwind, and has eight albums with Darksun. Throughout his career with these two bands, he has shared the stage with Rage, Savatage, Sinergy, Bruce Dickinson, Angra,…

Inculter

Fatal Visions by Daniel Tveit Hailing from the west coast of Norway, Inculter first burst onto the scene with the Stygian Deluge 7″ EP in 2013: It sold out within two weeks from Edge Circle, and the cassette version was gone within a day. From there, the still-very-young band were voted “Band of the Week”…

High Reeper

Higher Reeper by Shane Trimble Formed in 2016, High Reeper is made up of Zach Thomas, Justin Di Pinto, Andrew Price, Pat Daly and Shane Trimble. Originally started as just a studio band, it rapidly became apparent that these songs were meant to be heard live and loud. The band made their debut in the…

Fatal Curse

Breaking the Trance by Mike Bowen We are Fatal Curse. We play traditional heavy metal forged in Moravia, a small humble town in central New York. My brother Chris is our drummer, and my close friend Dave Gruver who plays the guitar started out in a band called Rabid in 2003. At that time we…

Esoteric

A Pyrrhic Existence by Greg Chandler Esoteric formed in 1992 and started as a six-piece band with 3 guitars, bass, vocals and drums. We play predominantly slow, heavy, psychedelic, extreme metal. We have undergone some line-up changes over the 27 years but 2 of the original members have always remained. We have had keyboard players…

Epitaphe

I by PBFK Epitaphe is an extreme metal band from the French Alps. With multiple influences Epitaphe offers their personal vision of death metal, putting at the foreground intense, opaque and atmospheres of disillusion. They have recently released their first album “I” on UK based label Aesthetic Death. Epitaphe is a death metal band from…

Enforcer

Zenith By Olof Wikstrand Hello to everyone reading this. I’m Olof, guitar player and vocalist of the Swedish metal band Enforcer. I’ve been into music my entire life more or less, growing up with two parents who have both hugely been into music and played in different bands and constellations. My dad played in a…

Ectoplasma

White-Eyed Trance By JG We are here for death metal and no other reason. We are active since 2013, we began the band as a duo but later we wanted to play live so we got upgraded into a full band. Since the beginning and until right now, in a period of five years, we…