Butcher Babies

Fight like a man You may have seen them, heard of them; maybe a friend may have told you about those two girls that look just too good to be playing heavy metal. If you still haven’t given them a chance, after they released two albums and toured the world non-stop for a good four…

Sikth

“Curioser and curioser…” Formed in Watford, England in 1999, Sikth pioneered a technical, crazy yet melodic style of metal that melded prog, thrash, death metal and a host of eclectic influences. They were (and are) unique with two contrasting singers who somehow manage to complement one another with every line, scream and melody – and…

Overkill

Thrashing white devils It is not every day that you can sit in the same room with a legend as big as Bobby Blitz of the mighty Overkill. With a career span of 35 years fuelled by undying passion, love and relentless commitment to the band and to music, Overkill has always been one of…

Dark Funeral

Nail them to the cross Swedish black metal band Dark Funeral has been going strong for over 20 years and after a long break, they are now back in full flow with a new lineup and new 6th album “Where Shadows Reign Forever”. It’s fast demonic black metal with sharp riffs and blast beats which…

Clan of Xymox

Emotions hidden inside It all started in 1981 in Amsterdam when Ronny Moorings (mastermind, vocalist and guitarist) formed Clan of Xymox. After releasing their 3rd album “Twist of Shadows” which helped to establish them in the US market by selling 300,000 copies, they soon became a pioneer of darkwave/electro-goth music and enjoying headlining several international…

New Years Day

More from the Next Generation of Dark Royalty Let’s have a chat about New Years Day. They’re a band that was formed back in 2005, who’s first tracks appealed mostly to a younger audience, and with lyrics that played on a filmy, Halloween-y ‘darkness’. And look at them today… From a humble start on MySpace…

RAM

RAM it down RAM is a Swedish heavy metal band formed in 1999. They boast uncompromised, no-frills approach to their music. Throughout 2015 the continued a metal crusade destroying stages across Europe. At the wake of the devastation, RAM entered the studio to record their fourth album “Svbversvm”. The album “is another step upon the…

Arrayan Path

Path of light Known as Arryan Path until March 2011 when the band changed the name to Arrayan Path. “Arrayán” (Luma apiculata) is a type of plant that grows in the American continents, so an Arrayan Path would be some sort of an alley. The band was formed by Nicholas Leptos and Clement Fung in…

Skepticism

Northern landscapes, autumn and farmakon Formed in 1991, Finnish funeral doom metal Skepticism is regarded as one of the pioneers of the genre. Combining painfully slow death doom metal styled riffs, bringing together beautiful and dark atmospheres, sparse percussion with deep growling. Creating music that is both within the range of contemporary doom metal in…

Rhine

Outsider and outcast Rhine is a progressive metal band from Seattle that started as a solo project in 2011 by singer/guitarist Gabe Tachell. Now joined by Alex Smolin on guitar, Carlos Delgado on drums, and James Porter on bass. HMA: Welcome to Heavy Music Artwork. What can you tell me about ‘An Outsider’? Gabe Tacehell:…

Illusion Dead

Heavens downfall Finnish metal band formed in 2009 . Influenced by bands such as Insomnium, Dissection, Anata and Intestine Baalism. Playing a form of extreme metal that balances black metal melodies and death metal savagery. HMA: Welcome to Heavy Music Artwork. What can you tell me about ‘Celestial Decadence’? Johannes Katajamäki: Celestial Decadence is our…

Kataklysm

No more gods Released eight months ago ‘Of Ghost and Gods’ is an immediate classic. With a punching statement and harsh criticism on religion destructive traditions. The album redefines Kataklysm as a death metal force which is relevant and still continues to turn heads after 25 since formation. Artist Surtsey (Occvlta Designs) designed sinister album…

Michael Monroe

The King and his Legendary Lineup are back with a new album The world of rock has never known a performer like Michael Monroe. He’s the very definition of a rock legend. He’s stood on the biggest stages, side by side with the biggest names and recorded dozens of albums that people have loved and…

Aborted

Rotten to the core Despite numerous band changes and one album hiccup, Aborted have been highly regarded by the death metal community. In 20 years of career they have always manage to deliver a good dose of brutal metal dashed with enough gore. The band seems to be in excellent shape and their new album…

Greenleaf

The Highway to the Riff Swedish Greenleaf officially started playing together in 1999, the band’s members had long been involved with the local stoner rock scene. This led to a quite natural progression on both their debut four-song EP and 2001’s ‘Revolution Rock’ Full-length. After a long break allowing the band to be involved on…

Black Breath

The Bringing of Light Black breath formed in 2006 out of accretion of the digest for this so-called civilization and have been raging ever since. HMA: Welcome Black Breath to Heavy Music Artwork. So who are the ‘Slaves Beyond Death’? Neil McAdams: Enjoy what little joy you may take from this life because soon we…

Fallen Angels

Angels of Death Seattle’s premier thrash band, formed in 2002. Fallen Angels have continued to be part of the underground music scene throughout the Pacific Northwest of the US since their inception, garnering growing respect from their peers in the metal scene and new fans with every show. In 2007 their music grabbed the attention…

King Parrot

All fun, no bullshit If you want some irrepressible, in your face raw metal grindcore sounds you need to look no further. King Parrot is an Australian band that has been raising to success and gathering a large number of faithful fans through non-stop touring, writing music and generally just by bringing back that rawness…

Andrenechrome

Like zombies with a taste for flesh Adrenechrome is a quartet of heavy metal monsters set upon the world with an appetite to bring back good old fashion in your face, no-frills rock n’ roll. The early spring of 2010 saw the formation of Adrenechrome in their hometown of Orillia, Ontario. The four horsemen consisted…