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Almøst Human

XS2XTC by Olivier Perdrizat Almøst Human is a Swiss metal band, but it is also a universe and orchestration of the life and death’s cycle which finds an echo even in its own biography. Associating the peculiar technique of extreme metal with the energy of rock music, Almøst Human keeps focusing on melody and emotion…

Aleska

Construire ou détruire by Nico Aleska is a french post-hardcore/screamo band with four members from Shall not Kill, Dead for a Minute, Esteban. Created in 2011 and after several line-up changes, the band gives quickly shows and many productions of EP and split. In 2016, the first LP Aleska is released and offer a new…

When Plagues Collide

Tutor of the Dying By Wouter Dergez We are When Plagues Collide, a 5-piece symphonic deathcore band from Belgium. We’ve been around since 2016 and have released 2albums – ‘Shrine of Hatred’ (2017) and ‘Tutor of the Dying’ (2018).  Recently, we’ve released a new single called ‘Elizabeth’ featuring the amazing Misstiq. We all have experience…

RAM

The Throne Within By Tobias Petterson Our music can be described as relentless heavy metal, with one foot in the classic sense and kicking in the door of boundaries with the other. RAM is heavy metal but has never been shy to mix in elements from other subgenres. Speed, thrash, doom, even black metal –…

Maxime Taccardi

The Book of Death We are honoured to announce Heavy Music Artwork first solo artist book release Maxime Taccardi, The Book of Death. This rich volume includes poems, essays and illustrations by the artist executed with ink, acrylic, pencil and the artist blood. “My visions come from my dreams for most of the time; I…

Gridfailure

Sixth Mass​-​Extinction Skulduggery I By David Brenner Initiated in early 2016, based in the Lower Hudson and New York City sectors, Gridfailure is the creation of one David Brenner. With an improvisational and confrontational approach, a demoralizing and dystopian vision, the outfit often infuses many outside collaborators’ works but is the material is always wholly…

Destroyers of All

The Vile Manifesto by Bruni Silva We describe our music as a mixture of different types of Metal. We love to play Death, Thrash, Progressive and Black metal. There are no limitations to our sound. If it sounds good, we incorporate it on our music. What we wanted to achieve with this new album “The…

Wilderun

Veil of Imagination by Daniel Müller The band technically started in 2008 with a totally different lineup. Evan had recruited more string players and the like in that iteration but things didn’t really come together until about late 2011 when the lineup as it is now was mostly formed. Wayne responded to an add Evan…

Twilight Force

Dawn of the Dragonstar By Blackwald Greetings! I am Blackwald from Twilight Force. My journey into the world of music began at a very early age, when one cold winter night, the bearded benefactor of benevolence gifted me with a musical instrument. Namely a violin. I struggled with this infernal contraption for countless days and…

Thrashfire

Into the Armageddon By Okan Özden Thrashfire emerged in 2006, releasing their first demo in 2007, a promo EP in 2010 and their debut album ‘Thrash Burned the Hell’ in 2011. In 2015, the band signed to Xtreem Music and released a new EP entitled ‘Vengeance of Fire’. Thrashfire have played with bands such as…

Stramonia

The WelcKomed By Federico Arata Hello, Heavy Music Artwork, we’re Stramonia: a heavy-dark-goth-doom band from Genoa (Italy). We would like to thank our label, This Is Core, for this fantastic interview.  “At the end of the XIX century, strange deaths caused by stramonium poisoning cast a light on certain bourgeois parlours in Turin. During the…

Savage Master

Myth, Magic & Steel by Stacey Savage Savage Master lead vocalist Stacey Savage and her hooded henchman have been creating Old School Heavy Metal since 2013. They have toured extensively in North America and Europe with their exciting and theatrical live show. They’ve appeared on many festivals such as Keep it True, Frost and Fire,…

Skullsmasher

Rocket Hammer Brain Surgery by Andrew Lee Brandon Corsair (Draghkar, Azath, Grave Spirit) started Skullsmasher as an ode to the ancient days of death grind in 2017. Joined by Neil Tyrant and Vince Gutfucker on drums and bass respectively, they recorded a demo titled Cranial Emulsification and released it on Night Rhythms Recordings. Shortly after…

Nibiru

Salbrox by Ardat, RI Salma,  HMA: How did you get here? Ardat: Nibiru has always been a part of us, inside of us. In the exact moment when we hate and despise ourselves, we go blind by necessity, and when we see the unknown everything becomes clear… and hurts.  RI Salma: I didn’t get here,…

Sectile

Falls Apart By Gabriel Gaba Sectile are a five-piece prog metal band from Dublin, Ireland. Formed in November 2016, they released their debut self-titled EP one year later to a positive reception, receiving coverage in local media such as HotPress Magazine and MetalIreland, as well as being featured on radio stations across Ireland and the…

Intronaut

Fluid Existential Inversions By Dave Timnick HMA: What does ‘Fluid Existential Inversions’ mean? Well, it has a few different meanings for us, but ultimately it’s a commentary on the involuntary instability facing humans and all life on Earth in these turbulent, uncertain times. HMA: On Metal Archives, under the lyrical theme, we have on your…

Visigoth

Conqueror’s Oath By Jake Rogers HMA: How do you describe your music? We play heavy metal music, no more, no less! HMA: Tell us about ‘Conqueror’s Oath’? ‘Conqueror’s Oath’ marks an attempt to tighten our songwriting and provide the listener with a more immediate and concise experience than the long-winded approach of our debut record.…

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…