Ageless Oblivion

Suspended Between Earth and Sky with David Porter Our new album is titled ‘Suspended Between Earth and Sky’ and is principally a concept album about misery, disorder and the indifference of reality. It is essentially an ode to our frustrations and torments we’ve experienced both as part of this band and personally between now and…

King Baal

Conjurements with Narciso Monteiro, Joana Carvalho “Somewhere between Doom, Symphonic and pure Heavy Metal, King Baal hail from Portugal with a very personal approach to metal, blending powerful and intense patterns with occasional dreamy musical landscapes.” Narciso Monteiro: The writing process was quite normal, as nowadays it’s very easy to collaborate with anyone digitally. Hence,…

20 Watt Tombstone

Year of the Jackalope with Tom Jordan 20 Watt Tombstone are Wausau Wisconsin’s hard-touring death blues saviours. They have played hundreds of shows over the past few years and recently embraced European shores in 2019. Fusing the sounds of ZZ Top with Kyuss by way of Robert Johnson and Black Flag, the band has continually…

Enemy Inside

Crystallize with Nastassja Giulia The modern metal band Enemy Inside was formed in 2017 out of Aschaffenburg (DE) through Nastassja Giulia (vocals) and Evan K (guitar). In 2018 their debut album ‘Phoenix’ was released internationally through Rock Of Angels Records. Enemy Inside toured extensively in G.S.A. but also in Spain, the Netherlands, Greece, Bulgaria etc.…

Wythersake

Antiquity with Gabriel Luis Wythersake is a Blackened Symphonic Death Metal Band hailing from the Nations Capital (USA). They were formed by a collective of individuals with the same passion for melding Melody with Brutality amid a backdrop of Majestic atmosphere. 2021 will see Wythersake release their first full-length album on Scarlet Records. Thanks to…

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,…

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…

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…

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…

Feanor

Power of the Chosen One with Gustavo Acosta After Manowar’Joey De Maio had their first platinum-awarded album ‘The Triumph Of Steel’ on his role as the guitar player, David Shankle departed from the band, leaving a multitude of fans with a thirst for more true metal. Now the guitar maestro closure that epic chapter with…

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,…