Promoting metal as art and culture

Goatwhore

Roots bloody Satanic roots Goatwhore name is becoming bigger every day and getting more influential in the metal world as one of America’s most prominent metal bands. They are without a doubt one of the best bands to come out from the great NOLA scene. Goatwhore has created their own sound and it is visceral,…

Ryan Begley

Ryan Begley: Creativity made of soil, sun and water Born 1979 in Tisbury Massachusetts. The son of a Carpenter and a Nurse, owner and art director for two companies; Shirts & Destroy Inc. which produces limited edition T-shirts and merchandise for tattoo artists, Hardcore / Metal bands and Illustrators and his most recent endeavor ‘TrueBlack’…

Skid Row

Twenty-five yearlong nightmare The second EP of “United World Rebellion” is out and a proof that after 25 years Skid Row haven’t lost their passion or ability to rock and that they are still at the very top of their game. To see and feel this all you need to do is to see them…

Soil

Ground up in the machines Tim King from Soil talks Paranormal Activity, Haunted Studios, Ebola, and Michael Jackson. You see the theme: Halloween special. Oh, and a little about the latest album and tour… HMA: Talk us through the title of your latest album, ‘Whole’, as it seems like a play on words. Tim: Yeah…

Karma To Burn

Desert heat over London Instrumental Desert-Rock band, Karma to Burn is still going strong after twenty years. With the sixth studio album – Arch Stanton – cutting a trail through Europe, founding member William Mecum sat down for a cold beer with HMA to discuss stolen music, missed opportunities, and being a hobo… HMA: How’s…

Die Krupps

Metal industrial machine Formed in Duesseldorf, Germany in 1980 by Juergen Engler and Ralf Dörper. Over the years they have produced krautrock-tinged metal-bashing industrial, old-school EBM, industrial electro and, most recently, industrial metal/Neue Deutsche härte. The band’s name comes from the Krupp dynasty – one of pre-war Germany´s main industrial families. This name was apparently…

Felipe Machado Franco

Felipe Machado Franco: Fire & Fantasy Felipe Machado Franco has been the singer of Colombian bands like Thunderblast and Vorpal Nomad. However, the world of Metal music mainly knows him as the man behind striking cover artworks for Blind Guardian, Rage, Iced Earth, among many others. Through his digital brush he has created unique fantasy-based scenarios that have…

Supersuckers

Spreading the evil powers of rock and roll “If you don’t like the Supersuckers you don’t like rock and roll” Lemmy Kilmister. Can anyone argue with that? Self-declared –and rightly so- the best rock and roll band in the world The Supersuckers are back with their 9th studio album “Get the Hell” which is, without…

Amenra

The Creative Force of The Church of Ra Sludge post-metal Amenra formed in 1999 in Kortrijk, West-Flanders, Belgium. Currently signed to Neurot Recordings and often associated with Neurosis. “Apocalyptic sludge comes closer to capturing the simultaneous grandiosity and spectral despair of their work. Amenra is the musical manifestation of a Belgian artistic collective who often…

A Storm of Light

A Storm of Light/Josh Graham: Creative Mastermind From August 2010, Josh has served as Creative Director for Soundgarden, overseeing print and web campaigns, designing merchandise, creating concert visuals, directing music videos, and more. Beyond Soundgarden, Josh’s work can be seen in a variety of different arenas: galleries, concert venues, album covers, apparel, film and television.…

The Osiris Club

The Osiris Club Sets the World on fire With their debut fresh on the shelves, this London outfit aims to blaze prog back into the spotlight. Multiple years after the original conception, The Osiris Club have finally arrived on the scene with their debut album Blazing World. Fusing elements from progressive rock and post punk…

Wovenwar

All rise, As I Lay Dying join forces with Sleeper to form Wovenwar   When Grammy-nominated rockers As I Lay Dying released their 6th album, Awakened, late in September of 2012 everything looked to be on the up and up. With almost 13 years under their belts, multiple awards in their trophy case, and legions…

Corpus Hermeticum

Perhaps no other term in the study of Western Esotericism is as messy as the term “Hermeticism.” Roughly speaking, the category has at its base a collection of texts preserved together, called collectively the Corpus Hermeticum. This collection is part of a series of texts that have come down through the ages from late antiquity…