Promoting metal as art and culture

Mondo Death

In Flesh, Bones & Cartilage Mondo Death is a new collection of death infested philosophy, the dark arts, music and rot. Bloody, ravaging, destructive, murderous theorems of death. Featuring nearly 200 interviews including Master, Morbid Angel, Skinless, Autopsy, Extol, Nervecell, Omnium Gatherum, Disbelief, Veld, Debauchery, Sinister, Cannibal Corpse, Cattle Decapitation, God Dethroned, Hate, The Black Dahlia Murder,…

Pallbearer

Pallbearer is back with a new album, ​Forgotten Days. Carefully plotted throughout 2019, the quartet’s fourth long-player eschews the compositional maximalism that hoisted predecessor ​Heartless ​aloft for the heaviest groove and the most visceral hooks to come out of the Arkansans to date. Spread across eight towering tracks, ​Forgotten Days ​sees Pallbearer embracing their roots…

Ghosts of Sunset

Headed West by Todd Long Ghosts of Sunset features former (Dutch Henry) singer-songwriter John Merchant from Western Michigan, and former Michigan resident and now Alaska transplant multi-instrumentalist and former (The Verve Pipe) drummer Todd Long. Together they have made a killer EP called “Headed West” due out in 2020 on Golden Robot Records. “Headed West”…

Arya

Arya is a band trying among many difficulties to push the boundaries of music and express their own emotions and personalities. Based in Rimini, Italy, they started in 2015, making themselves known for their intense music, which shows many influences and elements of many genres including metal, grunge, jazz, shoegaze, ambient and indie pop, and…

Aodon

11069 by M-kha Our band name Aodon has no special meaning; it’s simply a name we liked when we looked for one. ‘11069’ was written and composed over a fairly long time; it is imbued with many things we lived across this time. ‘11069’ is the number of a hospital room; it is one of…

Warfect

Spectre of Devastation by Kris Wallström We wanted a name that didn’t sound like anything anyone had heard before on a band. I remember Fredrik wanted the word “war” to be included, but I’m not sure if it was the word “effect” that was combined, but it might have been. We started pitching words we…

Mongrel’s Cross

Arcana, Scrying and Revelation by Mongrel’s Cross Mongrel’s Cross was formed in Brisbane Australia in 2008, and we have released three full-lengths and a demo and two 7″s. Apart from the demo, we have been with our current label Hell’s Headbangers throughout our existence. We play arcane heavy metal exclusively. ‘Psalter of the Royal Dragon…

Blackevil

Forever Baptised in Eternal Fire by Abyss, Deathinfektor Hailing from Bavaria, Blackevil has been forging fire since 2013. Their first demo, appropriately titled Hail the Cult, emerged from the darkness in 2015, auspiciously revealing a razor-sharp and endlessly salacious style of black thrash. Come Blackevil’s debut album, 2017’s The Ceremonial Fire, the power-trio up-ratcheted everything:…

Aeternitas

Haunted Minds by Alex Hunzinger Founded in 1999 by Anja and Alex Hunzinger, Aeternitas released their first and very well-received concept album “requiem” in August 2000, which combined a variety of different styles (from classical to metal elements). The success of this album encouraged Anja and Alexander to build a performing band, to bring their…

Atramentus

Stygian by Philippe Tougas, François Bilodeau Philippe Tougas: Atramentus is the god of winds in the shared Atramentus, Chthe’ilist, Eternity’s End lore. In the Atramentus album’s conceptual story, the sun dies, and this deity would be driven to madness by two other lesser gods of the names of Carcophanex & Sharos. To bring forth doom,…

Deathstorm

For Dread Shall Reign by Marco Stebich The band’s name Deathstorm popped up sporadically in my head when I Hate Records reached out to us after having heard our demo. Said demo was released in 2009 under the old band name Damage. Peter from I Hate suggested that we probably should change our name before…

Pat Reilly

Path to Transcendence by Pat Reilly Music is a profoundly spiritual experience for me, whether I am listening to it or writing it. Have you ever been so deeply submerged in a song that you feel out of touch with your body or as though you are in another world outside of yourself? This is…

Necrowretch

The Ones from Hell by Vlad We chose this moniker as the wretch can be seen as the hideous form of life of this world, our name and our music had to be as well. There is also a strong biblical interpretation about the wretch itself; therefore, our music is also led by spiritual messages.…

Insect Ark

The Vanishing by Dana Schechter Regarding the band name: I’ve always been enamoured with the natural world, especially for those things that exist on a scale either too small or too expansive, for human eyes. The mysteries they hold are inspiring and humbling. For me, the name refers to the movements inside my body, my…

Black Lotus

Sons of Saturn by Hug Ballesta The Black Lotus name came as the ideal concept for the project while I read Conan The Barbarian stories by R. E. Howard. One of them talks about the black lotus pollen. The black lotus flower has both magic, venomous and addictive properties, which perfectly fits the musical concept…

Masterpieces 2020 Special Edition

Over 130 releases. The special edition comes in a different format, more luxurious and lavish. More than 240 pages showcasing artwork, products, vinyl records. With detailed stories about the artwork, music and lyrics. The perfect addition to music and art collectors. Including Aara, Abysmal Dawn, Acherontas, Akhlys, Blaze of Perdition, Bütcher, Cirith Ungol, Cult of Lilith, Dark Tranquillity, Deathless legacy, Devil with no Name, Diabulus in Musica, Draconian, Enslaved, Grave Digger, Igorrr, Necrot,…

Diabulus in Musica

Euphonic Entropy by Zuberoa Aznárez Diabulus in Musica is a symphonic metal band from the North of Spain that combines the elegance and passion of classical music with the aggressiveness and strength of distorted guitars, resulting in a modern and eclectic metal that merges diverse styles into something harsh, cinematic and emotional. After their debut…