Promoting metal as art and culture

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 five-piece symphonic deathcore band from Belgium. We’ve been around since 2016 and have released two albums ‘Shrine of Hatred’ and ‘Tutor of the Dying’. Recently, we have released a new single called ‘Elizabeth’ featuring the amazing Misstiq. We use samples as musical…

Browbeat

Remove The Control By Fabio M.V. Based in a small town near Modena (Italy), Browbeat formed in early 1998 from the ashes of local Hardcore and Metal bands with the intention to create the most intense music possible joining angst, heaviness and aggressive vocals. Just after few months the band signs with top independent Italian…

Atlas Pain

Tales Of A Pathfinder by Samuele Faulisi Active from 2013, Atlas Pain is an epic-pagan metal band from Italy, forged by the speed of metal and the melancholy of cinematic movie scores. After the first album ‘What The Oak Left’, incredibly well-acclaimed by both critic and audience, the band released the new ‘Tales Of A…

Sylvaine

Atoms Aligned, Coming Undone by Sylvaine Norwegian multi-instrumentalist Sylvaine’s music deals with the extreme range of emotions this human existence has to offer, as a result of being in constant conflict with oneself and struggling to adapt to this place we call our own. Being the sole member and creator behind the project, the music…

Spiral Skies

Blues For A Dying Planet By Dan Grim & Frida Eurenius Spiral Skies was formed in Stockholm, Sweden 2014 after singer Frida joined the already existing quartett. The band shortly understood that they had something special cooking and boiling in their 70’s rock n roll stew, and after writing and jamming songs they created a…

Stoned Jesus

Pilgrims by Igor Hey, it’s Igor of Stoned Jesus here! Our most recent LP ‘Pilgrims’ is about the process of alienation while being on the road playing shows – basically how you’re constantly surrounded by people, but you want to interact with them less and less. It’s not like we’re playing 365 shows every year,…

SunStare

Eroded by Peb Unceasingly, the music of SunStare is moving towards dark horizons. In 2015, ‘Under the eye of Utu’ is released over the world. A debut album defended on the French and Belgian scenes, in the company of bands like Celeste, Monolord, The Great Old Ones, Regarde Les Hommes Tomber, Sunnata, Cult of Occult,…

Arte Arcana Lucifero

Lucifer mythical character is by far metal most mentioned and revered of all villain. Heaven’s outcast and dirty scoundrel, the mighty ruler of all that is below and a materialist bastard par excellence. Artist Devil fascination and representation is overwhelming and is depicted ad nauseam making Eliphas Levi goat more popular than any other deity.…

The Secret

Lux Tenebris By Michael Bertoldini ‘Lux Tenebris’ is the bands first recording after a period of hiatus that lasted around three years. It is a particularly important release for us since it somehow celebrates the overcome over several obstacles that came in our paths after ‘Agnus Dei’ came out. Sonically,  ‘Lux Tenebris’ represents our will…

HMA Issue 12

Heavy Music Artwork 12th installation. Exclusive interview Slipknot visionary Shawn Crahan aka Clown, the man responsible for the band aesthetics and visuals. Mayhem aka the True Mayhem, returns with an impressive evil album and equally an outstanding cover artwork by one of our favourite dark arts artist Italian Daniele Valeriani. Plus stories of the sacred…

Noise Trail Immersion

Symbology Of Shelter by Daniele Noise Trail Immersion, born in 2013 in Turin (Italy), are five 23-25 years old guys who aim to combine their love for the dark sound of New Wave of Black Metal with dissonances and chaotic structures of Mathcore/Hardcore; the whole thing is mixed with the more introspective and eerie atmospheres…

Power from Hell

Blood ‘n’ Spikes By Sodomic The Power From Hell started in the early 2000s at first with the proposal that just releases records like the main influence of the band the “Bathory” and was like this for the next 10 years releasing some cult albums like ’The True Metal’ and ‘Sadismo’ , the band started to…

Psychoneurosis

The fall of Humanity by Sonia We are Psychoneurosis from Poland. Our music is fast, short and loud!!! Short description this is grindcore love it or hate it. The longest song takes 1,30 minutes so as you can see, ballads are not hahaha ‘The fall of Humanity’ we recorded in a few months with small…

Sonata Arctica Discuss artwork for Talviyö

On September 6th, Finnish melodic metal titans Sonata Arctica will release their tenth studio album, called Talviyö (which means Winter Night), which includes eleven new tracks. “We were speaking about having an album cover made from a photo, and luckily managed to find the award-winning photographer Onni Wiljami who actually hails from a village not too far from our hometown. His pictures…

Sektarism

Fils De Dieu by Eklesjas’tik BerZerK In 2005 Sektarism was formed by eminent members of the Apostles of Ignominy brotherhood. Malhkebre and Sektarism musical approaches and visions differ, yet come together in the idea that salvation can only be found in self-abasement and suffering. In this, at least, Sektarism can be compared to those confraternities…

Sodom

Partisan by Tom Angelripper These are the first songs composed for the ‘Partisan’ EP with the new line-up and I am very satisfied with the result. We wanted to offer the fans the new direction, the improved sound and songwriting and we also promoted the successful Headbangers Ball tour in Europe. It is very important…