Promoting metal as art and culture

Basalt

O Coracao Negro De Terra By Marcelo Fonseca Formed in 2015, in the riff metropolis of São Paulo, Brazil, Basalt unifies elements of doom, black metal and dark experimental tones, subverting musical archetypes and create new extreme audio terrains. Harkening to the dense low-end, cavernous and intense depths of the heavy sonic, Basalt fuse this…

Barren Altar

Entrenched in the Faults of the Earth by R. Barren Altar formed in 2013 with the intention of creating the heaviest and bleakest songs that were within our ability to write. Our goal has never been greater than to write music that has meaning to us and be able to perform alongside and maintain relationships…

Pleiadees

Pleiadees By Massimo Pupillo Italian dark jazz ritualists Pleiadees announce divine eponymous EP, due out November 22nd on Subsound Records. Says the band: “Pleiadees looks at the stars with its feet in the mud of life. From mud, the lotus is born. From the lotus a jewel. Pleiadees music digs deep in search of forgotten…

Avandra

Descender By Christian Ayala Avandra started in 2017 as a one-man project, by Christian Ayala. We are a Puerto Rican progressive metal band borne in San Juan, Puerto Rico. After releasing our first record, Tymora high demand left Ayala feeling obligated to bring his work to the stage. Soon after Hurricane Maria ravaged Puerto Rico,…

Asthma Castle

Mount Crushmore By Justin E. Self-described “hefty metal” band, Asthma Castle, is a unique, riff-heavy blend of stoner metal/rock, heavy metal, prog metal, and sludge that’s here to have a good time. Seamlessly blending styles together, they keep the listener guessing what will come next. Based in Baltimore, MD, Asthma Castle features heavy hitter Adam…

Almøst Human

XS2XTC by Olivier Perdrizat Almøst Human is a Swiss metal band, but it is also a universe and orchestration of the life and death’s cycle which finds an echo even in its own biography. Associating the peculiar technique of extreme metal with the energy of rock music, Almøst Human keeps focusing on melody and emotion…

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 5-piece symphonic deathcore band from Belgium. We’ve been around since 2016 and have released 2albums – ‘Shrine of Hatred’ (2017) and ‘Tutor of the Dying’ (2018).  Recently, we’ve released a new single called ‘Elizabeth’ featuring the amazing Misstiq. We all have experience…

RAM

The Throne Within By Tobias Petterson Our music can be described as relentless heavy metal, with one foot in the classic sense and kicking in the door of boundaries with the other. RAM is heavy metal but has never been shy to mix in elements from other subgenres. Speed, thrash, doom, even black metal –…

Maxime Taccardi

The Book of Death We are honoured to announce Heavy Music Artwork first solo artist book release Maxime Taccardi, The Book of Death. This rich volume includes poems, essays and illustrations by the artist executed with ink, acrylic, pencil and the artist blood. “My visions come from my dreams for most of the time; I…

Gridfailure

Sixth Mass​-​Extinction Skulduggery I By David Brenner Initiated in early 2016, based in the Lower Hudson and New York City sectors, Gridfailure is the creation of one David Brenner. With an improvisational and confrontational approach, a demoralizing and dystopian vision, the outfit often infuses many outside collaborators’ works but is the material is always wholly…

Destroyers of All

The Vile Manifesto by Bruni Silva We describe our music as a mixture of different types of Metal. We love to play Death, Thrash, Progressive and Black metal. There are no limitations to our sound. If it sounds good, we incorporate it on our music. What we wanted to achieve with this new album “The…

Wilderun

Veil of Imagination by Daniel Müller The band technically started in 2008 with a totally different lineup. Evan had recruited more string players and the like in that iteration but things didn’t really come together until about late 2011 when the lineup as it is now was mostly formed. Wayne responded to an add Evan…

Twilight Force

Dawn of the Dragonstar By Blackwald Greetings! I am Blackwald from Twilight Force. My journey into the world of music began at a very early age, when one cold winter night, the bearded benefactor of benevolence gifted me with a musical instrument. Namely a violin. I struggled with this infernal contraption for countless days and…

Thrashfire

Into the Armageddon By Okan Özden Thrashfire emerged in 2006, releasing their first demo in 2007, a promo EP in 2010 and their debut album ‘Thrash Burned the Hell’ in 2011. In 2015, the band signed to Xtreem Music and released a new EP entitled ‘Vengeance of Fire’. Thrashfire have played with bands such as…

Stramonia

The WelcKomed By Federico Arata Hello, Heavy Music Artwork, we’re Stramonia: a heavy-dark-goth-doom band from Genoa (Italy). We would like to thank our label, This Is Core, for this fantastic interview.  “At the end of the XIX century, strange deaths caused by stramonium poisoning cast a light on certain bourgeois parlours in Turin. During the…

Savage Master

Myth, Magic & Steel by Stacey Savage Savage Master lead vocalist Stacey Savage and her hooded henchman have been creating Old School Heavy Metal since 2013. They have toured extensively in North America and Europe with their exciting and theatrical live show. They’ve appeared on many festivals such as Keep it True, Frost and Fire,…