Promoting metal as art and culture

Aborted

Rotten to the core Despite numerous band changes and one album hiccup, Aborted have been highly regarded by the death metal community. In 20 years of career they have always manage to deliver a good dose of brutal metal dashed with enough gore. The band seems to be in excellent shape and their new album…

Alkbazz Garagel

Swimming in the pool of creativity I’m was born in France 1974. I discovered rock ‘n’ roll soon after that with old heavy metal records (Alice Cooper, Uriah Heep, Deep Purple, etc.) and then with punk and thrash metal. I started drawing around the same time or just before. I’ve no art school background, I…

Dominic Sohor

I draw it so you don’t have to I started off working for bands that I was friendly with such as Manchester’s sadly missed The Freezing Fog for whom I provided the artwork to their last release, the magnificent Challenger EP. I then expanded this by asking friends if they knew of any bands that…

Ben Richards

Exploring your inner-self and expressing what you find in there I’ve been drawing my whole life essentially, from an early age of 8 or 9 I kind of knew that it would be my future. My earliest drawing or artwork that I remember was a stick-figure drawing of the Backstreet Boys (my favourite band at…

Larry Flores

I learned to believe more in me As a child, I always been an autodidact and I enjoyed watching other drawings and paintings while thinking how did this or that. I had no academic artistic training or books available to me at that time, then always depended on me all kinds of advance. Then I…

Greenleaf

The Highway to the Riff Swedish Greenleaf officially started playing together in 1999, the band’s members had long been involved with the local stoner rock scene. This led to a quite natural progression on both their debut four-song EP and 2001’s ‘Revolution Rock’ Full-length. After a long break allowing the band to be involved on…

Black Breath

The Bringing of Light Black breath formed in 2006 out of accretion of the digest for this so-called civilization and have been raging ever since. HMA: Welcome Black Breath to Heavy Music Artwork. So who are the ‘Slaves Beyond Death’? Neil McAdams: Enjoy what little joy you may take from this life because soon we…

Caelan Stokkermans

Art is an expression of taking the internal world and projecting it into visual form I started doing graphic design about 3-4 years ago in high school for local bands and for my own personal music projects. Eventually I progressed to more advanced styles of art and started working for larger bands outside of my…

Fallen Angels

Angels of Death Seattle’s premier thrash band, formed in 2002. Fallen Angels have continued to be part of the underground music scene throughout the Pacific Northwest of the US since their inception, garnering growing respect from their peers in the metal scene and new fans with every show. In 2007 their music grabbed the attention…

Adrian Baxter

Art should be self indulgent I’ve drawn ever since I could hold a pencil. I know it’s cliche, but it’s true. As far as I can remember it’s always been the weird stuff, monsters and demons etc. I’m really grateful that my parents let me roll with it from a young age, and just kept…

Mattias Noren ProgArt Media

A good packaging can lift the experience I studied something called Technical Illustration for 2 years. It was all about building instructions (think IKEA), exploded views (think Volvo engines) and also illustrations for newspapers etc. I added one year of Computer Graphics. As so many others I had a dream that once in my life…

Mirror

The Devil in the Mirror Mirror is the musical brainchild of bassist and die-hard metal master Tas Danazoglou (Electric Wizard, Satan’s Wrath). A chance meeting with London-based producer and drummer Jaime Gomez Arellano led to the two embarking on a shared musical vision that encompasses classic hard-rock, proto-metal sound with tasteful songwriting and musicianship. Guitarist…

Rafael Tavares

Every work I produce has a piece of my inner-self I’m self-taught artist and never had any formal education in art. I’ve always been drawing and painting since childhood. I started working in early 2000 in a small studio, producing storyboards and layouts for advertisements. Besides that, I keep creating my personal works, and some…

Dead Soul

Northern Dark blues Dead Soul is a duo from Sweden founded by vocalist and guitarist Anders Landelius and producer Nielsen. Their first single ‘They Will Pay’ was released in 2012 under Razzia Notes label, owned by Anders Fridén of In Flames. In the same year they gained popularity opening up for Ghost as a support…