The Crown

Cobra Speed Venom By Magnus Olsfelt We started back in 1990 as 14-year-olds. Got a record deal in 1995. We released six albums and we took a break for some years 2004. 2010 I believe we returned again and have made three full albums since. So in total of nine albums. The latest release was…

Insect Ark

Marrow Hymns By Dana Schechter Combining elements of horror-film soundtracks, psychedelic doom metal, and atmospheric noise, NYC/Portland-based instrumental duo Insect Ark is comprised of Dana Schechter (bass, lap steel guitar, synthesizers) and Ashley Spungin (drums, synthesizers). Insect Ark’s uncommon sound is in part the amalgamation of these two women’s passions: Schechter’s sinister bass lines and…

Wolcensmen

Songs From The Fyrgen By Dan Capp Wolcensmen began as a small project in 2013 with the release of the demo (though my intention to make this kind of music goes back to the late ’90s). Between 2013-2016 just two songs were written and recorded for compilations, but in 2016 the debut album Songs from…

The Crawling

Wolves and the Hideous White By Andy Clarke Formed in the winter of 2014 against the bleak concrete backdrop of Lisburn city, Northern Ireland; The Crawling use a guttural vocal to combine melancholy with weight, churning out a heavy, doom/death ensemble. January 2015 saw the single ‘Choking On Concrete,’ which put the band on the…

Moths

Moths By Weslie Negron Moths are a Stoner/Progressive Metal band from San Juan, Puerto Rico that blends powerful riffs with unexpected and increasingly Progressive undertones. The band was founded by Weslie Negrón (Bass), Jonathan Miranda (Lead Guitar), and Omar González (Rhythm Guitar) in 2016 with the later addition of Damaris Rodríguez (Vocals) and Daniel Figueroa (Drums).…

Sol De Sangre

Sol De Sangre by Gonzalo Restrepo I am a Graphic Designer with 14 years of experience working in agencies and for companies such as Yamaha Musical, Burger King and Taco Bell Colombia. I have also worked freelance projects for metal and rock bands. I currently lived in Australia and work at the marketing department in…

Halcyon Way

Bloody but Unbowed by Jon Bodan Hello Heavy Music Artwork, thanks for having us in the Masterpieces 2018 book, Travis totally nailed it on our album artwork as he always does. Hard to condense our history down to a short form, I started the band back in 2001 for really just fun. We wrote a…

Therapy?

Here comes Troublegum Therapy? Is a band that needs no introduction, they have been playing for nearly thirty years and recorded one of the most iconic albums of the nineties ‘Troublegum’, a soundtrack to all of us in 1994 and a perfectly constructed record that launched them into stardom. Therapy? Are showing no signs of…

Bane

Esoteric Formulae By Branislav Branislav is the founder, vocalist & guitarist of blackened death metal band Bane. Originally formed Serbia (Europe) in 2006, the band relocated to Montreal, Quebec in 2012. Bane has toured extensively throughout 14 countries both in Europe and North America, having shared stages with Sodom, Malevolent Creation, Insomnium, Decapitated, Inquisition, Brujeria,…

Roadkiller

Lemmy made the world a better place The Philly punk scene is a powerful thing. It should come as no surprise that this bastion of hard-hitting punk rock would be a lodestone for some of the best punk rock talents in the world. Such was the case for the mysterious Australian born guitarist of California…

Sikth

Sikth and Destroy Sikth formed in 1999 in England and immediately became one of the most influential bands in the progressive and djent genre. Their music was innovative and without a doubt ahead of their time, and this gained them recognition, acknowledgement and respect between the prog-metal fans scene. The band started touring the world…

Hooded Menace

Ossuarium Silhouettes Unhallowed By Lasse Pyykkö For me, the songwriting process was the most enjoyable part of the whole process – as always. The songs came out quite painlessly, and it was a rewarding experience. The recording is often a bit stressful and this time was no exception, but it went pretty well even if…

Arstidir

Nivalis By Daníel Auðunsson Árstíðir is a three-piece band from Reykjavík Iceland. Involuntary intertwined to the Icelandic calendar of big events, Árstíðir was founded in the same month as the 2008 stock market crash, and the band embarked on its first international tour in the same month as the Eyjafjallajökull eruption in 2010. After years…

Alkaloid

Liquid Anatomy By Morean Alkaloid is a band that is defined through the field of tension created between musical opposites, merging death metal and other more diverse genres of music into unique alchemy of extremes. Founded in Germany in 2012 by five seasoned metal warriors from (ex-)bands like Obscura, Aborted, Dark Fortress, Noneuclid, Spawn of…

Seven Sisters

The Cauldron and the Cross By Kyle McNeill Yeah, that’s correct, our new album ‘The Cauldron and the Cross’ was released in April this year. We’ve been active as a band since 2013, and this is our second full-length album. We recorded it at Knight Time Studios in London with producer Jim Knight at the…

Monument

Hellhound By Peter Ellis I have a background in classical music and studied classical guitar for 8 years. I became involved with bands as a teenager, starting as a guitarist and then moving on to being a singer at the age of 19. There are always challenges when putting an album together. On this one,…

The Vintage Caravan

Gateways By Óskar Logi Our goal is always to become better as a band, write better songs, perform better as a live unit and perform more concerts over the globe. With expectations it’s different. It very hard maintains expectations when you’re so involved in a band since situations can change within days or even hours.…

Khemmis

Desolation By Phil Pendergast We come from a variety of backgrounds and musical experiences, ranging from death and black metal to stoner rock to a brief stint in a Judas Priest cover band. We spent the last half of 2017 writing and demoing the material that eventually became the six songs on Desolation. The most…

Graveyard

Peace By Joakim Nilsson and Truls Mörck Joakim: I guess there’s no story behind this album. Truls: It’s not a concept album. It’s just a collection of songs that we wrote during this particular time. That was special for because it was written during and right after we had split up. That was different I…