Promoting metal as art and culture

Witchseeker

Scene of the Wild with Witchseeker Witchseeker is a heavy metal band from Singapore. They were formed in 2012 by bassist/lead vocalist Sheikh Spitfire in late 2012, initially as a one-person project. Witchseeker has gone through different lineups, from a trio, a duo, a trio again and presently, a quartet. With Brandon Speedranger on guitars,…

Revelation Attic

Future Being Invented with Guntis Lielpēteris, Rasa Lielpētere Revelation Attic was formed in 2017 by Guntis Lielpēteris and Rasa Lielpētere.  In 2018 they released their debut album, ‘The Cradle of Life’, which contained nine songs.  The band published a metal version for a Christmas song, ‘Hark, the Herald Angels Sing’, a year later. In 2020…

Universally Estranged

Reared Up in Spectral Predation with Brett Taylor The process of making this album was not too tricky at all! Covid-related restrictions fueled things by forcing me to stay home. Before everything got severe with the pandemic, my wife and I lucked out and found a house to rent that included a (free) garage apartment…

Thron

Pilgrim with PVIII The songwriting took place in 2019. So by the end of that year, all of the music was written, and we started recording. We only had minor delays due to the restrictions because the central part was done before the pandemic. That also means that we had to wait a year for…

The Chant of Trees

The Chant of Trees The Chant of Trees is music I started to compose in the 90s. It’s the music I felt inside when I was 20 and discovered spirituality and animism universe. I passed my time walking and meditating in my mountains and forests from my land. My older brother was an Iron Maiden…

Swarmageddon

Inhuman with Swarmageddon Swarmageddon is a metal band founded in 2015 by the singer Marion in Besançon, France. Their music mixes different kinds of metal (melodic death metal, progressive metal, slam death) and is influenced by bands like Gojira, Shadow Of Intent, Dark Tranquillity. Their debut EP “An Infinite Landscape” was released in 2018, and…

God is dead

MMXX by God is dead God is Dead is a death metal band from Moldova formed in 2018 by former Moldavian and Ukrainian metal bands. The band has released the ‘MMXX’ EP in 2020 and is working on their debut full-length, which is planned to be released in the mid\end of 2021. We play mostly…

Spelljammer

Abyssal Trip with Niklas Olsson The writing and recording were done way before the pandemic hit the world, so no, it didn’t affect us at all. It took so long to release this album mainly because we work slow and things, like work, tend to come in between. All in all, the process was pretty…

Sorizon

Thanatos Rising with Dr. Danny Mann, Sean Elston, Keith McIntosh With a definite progressive metal bent, Sorizon aims to break down subgenres to bring metalheads together. ​Sorizon has released their third full-length album, Thanatos Rising, featuring powerful artwork painted by Eliran Kantor (Testament, Sodom, Havok). The themes of Thanatos Rising resonate with the state of…

Sněť

Mokvání v okovech with Řád Zdechlin, Hnisatel Řád Zdechlin: Hail from Prague! Sněť is a five-piece death metal band worshipping old ways of metal!  We know each other from the local gigs and bands. Ransolič and Hnisatel had dreamed about starting a new band together, and they are passionate about death metal like Autopsy and…

Rikavac

Blinded by their Faith by Rikavac Our latest release is a single called ‘Blinded by their faith’, and we consider it to be old school death metal genre. We are leaning toward that sound now in general because all three of us like it, and that’s sour common ground. There will always be influences of…

Sirenia

Riddles, Ruins & Revelation with Morten Veland Due to the pandemic, this turned out to be a challenging album to make; we had to do many things quite different than we would typically do. The pandemic hit Europe with full force just a few days before we were supposed to begin the recording sessions for…

Significant Point

Into the Storm with Gou Takeuchi, Kazuki Kuwagaki HMA: Any stories worth sharing in getting the album together? GT: It took us a year and a half to record the album due to covid. During the recording process, a state of emergency was declared, and there was a time when we couldn’t work on recording…

Luna’s Call

Void with Neil Purdy Luna’s Call have become a vital staple-piece of the UK’s vibrant metal scene with performances at Bloodstock Open Air Festival 2018 and Badgerfest 2019. Luna’s Call have performed with acclaimed acts including Cognitive, Hundred Year Old Man, Moloch, zhOra and more. The Lincolnshire based band have now surpassed their own high…

FireForce

Rage of War with FireForce We did the instrumental recordings in Belgium in Bob Briessinck’s Breeze Inc. Studios before the whole Corona thing started. He’s our sound engineer, and fortunately, he was available. He did a tremendous job. Vocal coaching is something different, though, and that’s why we went to Germany again, as we did…

Everdawn

Cleopatra with Alina Gavrilenko We were lucky enough to get into the studio together and finish recording right before covid in Pennsylvania/New Jersey. At that point, we only had three days to record all vocals for 12 songs, with harmonies and layers. I had to sing for around 12 hours a day, so I’m amazed…

Electromancy

Robot Black Metal with Satyra Tricky is a word to describe what it’s like to write, record, and build robots to play a music release when you as a human have minimal hand use. It took me nearly 2 years to build the robots you hear on the album. All of the electronics are DIY,…

Drift Into Black

Patterns of Light with Craig Rossi Three years after departing from his former band of 18 years, Craig Rossi decided to spawn Drift into Black in 2017. A solo act that was supposed to be a project with Craig on vocals, guitars, and keyboards eventually turned serious after his debut EP Shadow People. That was…

Dira Mortis

Ancient Breath of Forgotten Misanthropy with Leszek Makowiecki The limitations are always there, not so much in the production and recording of the album, but more in writing and constructing songs for the album. I think that for my most hated there are moments so-called creative impotence because to come up with the right riff,…

Depths of Hatred

Inheritance with Depths of Hatred The album was already written and recorded before the restrictions, so it was not a problem, but we had to work via zoom with Christian Donaldson to finish it at the mixing stages. As far as conspiracy theories, flat earthers takes the whole cake. Humans and life inspired us in…