Skyclad

England’s Wayward sons and daughters Skyclad is a British heavy metal band formed in 1990 in their hometown of Newcastle-Upon-Tyne. Combining heavy metal/thrash metal with British indie/post-punk and folk influences, they created a highly original and influential sound; today SKYCLAD are widely regarded as one of the originators of folk metal. The band’s lyrics are…

Buckcherry

Believe in Rock ‘n’ Roll Buckcherry was formed after Josh Todd met guitarist Keith Nelson through their tattoo artist after discovering a common love of AC/DC. The duo made a few demos before being joined by bassist Jonathan Brightman and drummer Devon Glenn. Buckcherry began performing the Hollywood club scene, receiving a strong, local following…

Cellar Darling

‘This is the Sound’ by Anna Murphy After their split with Eluveitie, Anna Murphy, Ivo Henzi and Merlin Sutter quickly realized their musical journey was far from over. What quickly developed was a unique and fresh combination of grand and heavy riffs, powerful drumming and a unique voice along with the signature folky, earthy tones…

Raging Speedhorn

Saviours of BritSaviorsl by Darren Smith Raging Speedhorn is heavy, loud, aggressive rock and roll. That’s how I see it anyway. We’ve been slotted into various genres over the years. Not sure any have ever fitted us perfectly. Our latest album is called ‘Lost Ritual’. When we got back together we only really intended to…

Last Leaf Down

Bright Wide Colder by Benjamin Schenk After the release of our first Album ‘Fake Lights’, we continued with writing songs without any break. Sascha and I wrote the songs… We wrote the full songs including all instruments on a first demo, Sascha for his songs, I for mine.   The most songs had no definitive lyrics…

The Shiver

Music is my everything by Federica Faith Sciamanna 2017 marks the great return with a new full-length of one of alt metal’s most unique, fast-growing bands of the Italian wave. With their first two albums ‘A New Horizon’ and and ‘The Darkest Hour’, the band started building up their profile as a strong live act…

Forefather

Reach into the ether and let it speak through you Forefather is the recording project of myself Wulfstan and my brother Athelstan, founded in 1997. We blend elements of traditional, black and death metal with lyrical themes based on English history, myth, nature and more. We have released seven studio albums, starting with 1999’s ‘Deep…

Deliverance

Chrst by Pierre Duneau “Deliverance” a name sounding like a macabre invitation for those who know the movie… Created in 2012 by Etienne Sarthou (Aqme, Grymt,Lazy) and Pierre Duneau (Memories of a Dead Man), the band quickly set the foundations of its musical identity: musical and a will to create a unique entity is the…

Dream Evil

Six by Pete Pain We began writing songs maybe a year after releasing In The Night, and we were about to start the recordings in the autumn of 2013 but then we got Mark Black back so we put the recordings to rest. We threw out some songs and wrote new ones and planned to…

The Night Flight Orchestra

Amber Galactic by David Andersson ‘Amber Galactic’ is a concept album in a way, although it doesn’t have a straight narrative. It’s more a collection of stories that take place in the same universe. ‘Amber Galactic’ is set in a future where humanity is exploring and conquering space, but all the space commanders are women,…

Elegy of Madness

Without music, life would be a mistake The Elegy Of Madness is an Italian Symphonic Metal band founded in 2006 by Tony Tomasicchio. In the same year was released the first Promo ‘Another Path’ that melt together gothic and progressive genre, arousing a great interest as many reviews can show. After many gigs the band…

Deez Nuts

Nuts of steel While Deez Nuts are getting ready for their European ‘You Are Part Of This Tour 2017’ you can check out the cover and additional details for their upcoming album ‘Binge & Purgatory’ which is set for release on April 7, 2017. ‘Binge & Purgatory’ was produced by Deez Nuts and Andrew Neufeld…

Warbringer

Monolithic Evil By John Kevill Warbringer has continued to evolve throughout its  4 albums into the most lethal band in thrash, and delivers a monumental  5th record in ‘Woe to the Vanquished’. Taking the more progressive and ambitious leanings of ‘Empires Collapse’ and tempering them with pure, unrelenting violence. The result is a unique hybrid…

Car Bomb

Bombtrack Car Bomb released their third album Meta in September 2016, which was produced by Gojira frontman Joe. The artwork for this record was influenced by Stanley Kubrick, and the bands love of geometric patterns, alongside their interest in electronic album covers from Warp Records. HMA: I hardly ever ask any bands about their names,…

Raven Age

Darkness will Rise By George Harris Ultimately, our band is a result of us being fans of heavy music and creating our own stamp on the genre we love. We’ve taken inspiration from tons of bands and combined it all to make our own sound. I think it’s pretty clear that we grew up listening…

Agnostic Front

Back to the front For over three decades Agnostic Front has been the kings of hardcore and amongst the originators of the legendary New aYork hardcore scene. Through the years they have always remained true to their punk-hardcore roots, heritage and their trademarks blend of punk and metal. With an extensive catalogue of 11 albums…

11 Paranoias

Paranoid Visions With the mirage of Multidimensional Paranoid Vision, 11PARANOIAS hypnotise listeners into their hullabaloo of highs. Intense mind whirls, blistering euphoria and spectral wonderment are induced by their darkened psychedelia, opening realms of aural, visual and further sensory paranoia! HMA: So what are the 11 PARANOIAS and how have configured the name? Adam Richardson:…

Doyle

Monstrous Abomination Doyle is the new horror punk/metal band project of legendary ex-Misfits Doyle Wolfgang Von Frankenstein which includes former member Alex Story of their old band Gorgeous Frankenstein. They released “Abominator” in 2013 and been touring since to support the album. Renowned for his short straight forward answers, here is a little chat with…

Oni

Xylosynth Death metal 2016 was a breakout year for progressive metal band ONI, who proved their lasting prowess with the release of their debut album Ironshore, toured with heavy metal greats such as Max & Iggor Cavalera and Children Of Bodom, tore up the stage at Ozzfest Meets Knotfest with Randy Blythe of Lamb Of…

Exodus

The power of the mosh Exodus is one of the pioneers of the Bay Area thrash metal scene, they have been around since the beginning and helped shaped and create thrash metal. With a catalogue of 10 studio albums and many line-up changes they still managed to remain a constant in the metal world. They…