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Destroyer of Light

Mors Aeterna By Steve Colca Destroyer of Light formed in January 2012 back in Austin, TX. Throughout their career, they have released three LPs, two EPs, and one split record with Godhunter. Also, they have toured the states, played festivals such as Psycho California, Southwest Terror Fest, Shadow Woods Fest, and SXSW. Bands that they…

Duel

Valley Of Shadows by Tom Frank Austin, Texas occult rockers Duel are super heavy, tripped out four-piece old school stoner metal. Steeped in the more sinister sounds of dungeon-esque early 80s heavy metal,  Proto metal of the 70s and late 60s psych. Their tunes spin dark tales of ritual horror, occult sex and Apocalyptic doom.…

Iron Kingdom

On the Hunt by Chris Sonea Inspired by legendary pillars of heavy metal such as Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, The Scorpions, and Rush, this four-piece is well known for their energetic and electrifying stage presence, as well as intricate musical melodies that bring listeners back to a time when heavy metal was in its prime.…

Devil Flower Mantis

Devil Flower Mantis By Nikos Zairis Devil Flower Mantis is a heavy-psych band from Athens, Greece, founded in late 2016. In the summer of 2019, they released their first self-titled EP. The band’s lineup consists of Nikolas on voice and FX, Dimitris on drums, Verbal on bass and Nikos on guitars. It all started when…

Crypt Sermon

Ruins Of Fading Light By Brook Wilson We’ve been a band since about 2013, beginning with a demo tape released by Dark Descent at the end of that year. Our first full length, ‘Out of the Garden’, was released in early 2015.  We had a few years of big shows and fests, which made writing…

BUS

Never Decide by Bill Politis We are a four-piece Heavy Rock band hailing from Athens, Greece, simply known as BUS. (Initials: B for Bus, U for Unknown and S for Secretary). Formed in Athens in 2011, releasing two EPs and a full length ‘The Impious Tapes’ followed by ‘The Cross’ EP 2014, and “The ‘Unknown…

Fulci

Tropical Sun By Dome We started to play death metal inspired by Lucio Fulci works since 2014. After a couple of demos, we released our first album titled ‘Opening The Hell Gates’ in 2015 and based on the movie ‘City of the Living Dead’. Since the beginning, we played using a drum sequencer synchronized with…

Bewitcher

Under the Witching Cross By Andreas Magus Bewitcher is a three-piece Speed Metal band from Portland, OR. Founded on the fuck you attitude of Motörhead and Venom, and refined by their love for all things Heavy Metal, Bewitcher is an explosive ritual frenzy of sodomistic pain and pleasure. A place where the black metal beginnings…

Beast In Black

From Hell With Love By Yannis Papadopoulos Beast In Black is a five-piece Helsinki based heavy metal band that was formed in 2015. The international line-up consists of Yannis Papadopoulos (vocal), Mate Molnar (bass), Atte Palokangas (drums), Kasperi Heikkinen (guitar) and Anton Kabanen (guitar, vocals). The band released the debut album ‘Berserker’ in 2017 and…

Bastardizer

Dawn of Domination By Bill Morgan Bastardizer was formed in early 2013 in Sydney, Australia with the intention of producing a brand of dirty black thrash n roll that raises fists, induces heads to bang and makes babes go wild. Since then the band has garnered a very strong legion of fans after numerous live…

Asphodelus

Stygian Dreams by Jari Filppu The band started as Cemetery Fog in 2012 and changed the name to Asphodelus in 2014-2015. Asphodelus is death-doom for the lost souls, inspired by the gloominess of the British death/doom, the mysticism of the ancient Greek cult and the depression of the 90’s Finnish death metal. From the start,…

Altar of Oblivion

The Seven Spirits By Martin Meyer Mendelssohn Sparvath Altar of Oblivion was formed in 2005 and play epic doom metal. The band captures the spirit and atmosphere of this underrated genre in a compelling and credible manner. Like skeletons walking a burning tightrope, this Danish act perfectly holds and strikes a balance between the grandiosity of…

Monochromes 2019

Heavy music Artwork is honoured and humbled to dedicate Monochromes 2019 to the artist and visionary Stephen Kasner. Born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio against a backdrop of grey, undulating skies, Frozen winters and a tapestried shadow of Lake Erie, Stephen’s paintings, drawings and photographs reflect visions of a pre/post-apocalyptic industrial landscape and the struggle…

Aggressive Perfector

Havoc at the Midnight Hour By D. Shaw With one eye on heavy metal’s heritage and the other looking ahead to the impending Armageddon, Aggressive Perfector is classic heavy metal played with fire and fury that cuts deep in our fearful times. Released in 2016, their 4 track tape ‘Satan’s Heavy Metal’ established the band…

Firebreather

Under a Blood Moon by Kyle Pitcher, Axel Wittbeck & Mattias Nööjd HMA: Can you tell us about the musical backgrounds? MN: As a kid, I grew up listening to Twisted Sister, KISS, W.A.S.P, Accept etc. but also my uncle’s ZZ Top albums. When I got a few years older I started listening to Sisters…

Aephanemer

Prokopton By Martin Hamiche HMA: Please introduce yourself and tell us how you started your journey as a musician? Hello there! I’m Martin, lead guitar and songwriter in Aephanemer. My journey as a musician began in 2004 when I discovered System of a Down which was my first metal band, and actually the first music…

We are the Catalyst

Ephemeral By Kenny Boufadene We started back in 2012 after me (Kenny) and Cat decided we no longer wanted to continue in our old band One Without, and started writing songs and testing new styles that we really hadn´t dared earlier but felt was right for us. We also incorporated more of a “message” in…

Visions of Atlantis

Wanderers by Clémentine Delauney We worked on it the same way as we did for ‘The Deep & The Dark’, sending ideas and songs drafts back and forth with our producer Frank Pitters from Silverline Music. Since we had worked together before, everything ran really smoothly and I think this is one of the reasons…

Masterpieces 2019

We brought together the finest album artwork of 2019 100 Artists with 100 Bands on 100 releases With bands and artists commentary Heavy Music Artwork yearly collection of metal artwork. Featuring 100 artists with 100 bands on 100 releases including Dream Theatre, Megadeth, Death Angel, Amon Amarth, Demon Hunter, Atrocity, Avantasia, Beast In Black, Betraying…