Corrosion Of Conformity

All Hail… Pepper’s Return Since they formed in 1982 in North Carolina, Corrosion of Conformity has been creating their own distinct sound and merging, in a perfect way, metal, punk, blues and even some elements funk. There have been line-up changes with Pepper and Reed but now the line-up is the same as ‘Deliverance’. The…

Apocalyptica

The maestros of metal create a forlorn and beautiful musical landscape with their latest album Classical instruments have had their prominent place in metal and rock music for decades. Some of the more the more remarkable examples of this have come out Finland such as Nightwish and of course…. Apocalyptica. Thanks to Apocalyptica’s prolific career…

Dødheimsgard

Dødheimsgard: Immersed in melancholic mystery One of the top bands and boundary-pushing visionaries of the mid-90’s Norwegian Black Metal evolution, DHG are widely regarded as masters of dark & psychotic psychedelia-tinged extremity. The first fruits of DHG’s re-animated labour manifest in the shape of new studio album, ‘A Umbra Omega’, with original co-founding member Aldrahn…

Marduk

Marduk: Back to the Frontschwein Marduk was formed in Sweden by guitarist Morgan “Evil” Steinmeyer Håkansson in 1990 and released their first studio album, “Dark Endless” in 1992. Since then, despite many line-up changes they have been spreading evil and recruiting new legions of loyal followers to the black metal scene. The brand new release…

Deathstars

That’s no moon…. It’s Deathstars! New album and the amazing story of the exploding bus tour. Deathstars are not a band to be easily categorized. This company of Swedes is well known for it’s dark, pessimistic and often misanthropic lyrics. In their trademark face paint and uniforms, they appear to be ageless, almost like living…

Protest the Hero

Bird-Sex, Scurrilous’ Scurrying Spiders, Robots, and the Enterprise vs. the Millennium Falcon. Protest the Hero are no one-hit-wonder band. This intelligent, funny, prog-rock/metalcore band from Canada are dynamically musical as much as they are thought-provoking and witty. Seasoned veterans, disillusioned with record labels in general, they were one of the first bands ever to reach…

36 Crazyfists

‘I’m a Soppy Romantic’ They’re back! With a five year ‘hiatus’ 36 Crazyfists are rested and as excited as a puppy with a squeaky toy. The new album is a scorcher. But for a while, it looked like there might not be another album, with the departure of two band members and three family deaths…

Escape The Fate

Drummer and last original member, Robert Ortiz, talks about adversity and success with HMA Despite a series of sudden lineup changes and controversy, American post-hardcore legends, Escape the Fate have managed to put out four studio albums, tour the world and scale high on the charts. It sounds inspiring to the ear but more often…

Lacuna Coil

A pre-show chat with Italian Gothmother, Cristina Scabbia Lacuna Coil is one of the most famous gothic metal and alternative bands in the world. During their career they have recorded seven studio albums and sold over 2 million records worldwide. Perhaps one of the most appealing aspects of the band’s sound is the dual male…

Seether

New label, new album, Halo and laser beams on dinosaurs Carrying the unique honour of being the first South African alternative rock band to be signed by an international label against all odds, Seether holds a special place in the hearts of many of their rock-loving countrymen. Now with the sixth album “Isolate and Medicate”…

Volbeat

Shady gentlemen’s shake the dust So sayeth Jon Larson; Whilst Rob Caggiano relates them to sponges… with a personal penchant for the paranormal and a ‘Lex Luther’ desire for Mind Control super-powers… HMA: Are you having a good time so far? Everything going well? Rob Caggiano: Yeah. Tour’s been going great. HMA: You’ve been on…

Hatebreed

Apebreed turns 20 Positivity from scary bald tattooed Hatebreed guitarist Frank Novinec on their 20th Anniversary; Crock-pots on tour; Kiss Army tattoos, and Sticky Fingers! HMA: Let’s start with the latest album, ‘The Divinity of Purpose’. Where did the inspiration for the title come from? Frank Novinec: I don’t know. That’s a question for Jamie…

Entombed

Entombed A.D.: Back in motion Entombed is a band that needs no introduction at all, they definitely shaped metal music especially death metal and have been since the very first amazing album “Left Hand Path” in 1990. It is now been 7 years between their late “Serpent Saints-The ten Amendments” in 2007 and their new…

Revocation

Revocation: Art & Music are Deathless Since they formed back in 2000 in Boston, Massachusetts, Revocation have released five impressing records including the last one “Deathless”. Revocation’s music is not in any way predictable or common, it is in fact very diverse, intense and fascinating. It is death metal at the core but it is…

Aeon

Pro-Show chat with Aeon’s guitarist Zeb Nillson Aeon has formed in Sweden and been together since 1999. They are becoming progressively bigger and a respected name in death metal. Alex Webster from Cannibal Corpse said about the band: “Aeon musicianship is among the best in death metal, but their songwriting is what truly sets them…

Dying Fetus

Reigning supremacy Dying Fetus formed in Maryland in 1991 and since then they have released seven great studio albums including the last one in 2012 “Reign Supreme”. There have been many line-up changes in the band but this didn’t influence or ruined the dynamic of the music. The band formation right now is pretty solid…

Grand Magus

Triumph and Power, the Scandinavian way Since their debut self-titled album in 2001, Grand Magus have continued to deliver new records every couple of years and making their name known more and more in the metal community. Inspired by Icelandic folklore and legends and influenced by bands such as Manowar this trio of musicians have…

Goatwhore

Roots bloody Satanic roots Goatwhore name is becoming bigger every day and getting more influential in the metal world as one of America’s most prominent metal bands. They are without a doubt one of the best bands to come out from the great NOLA scene. Goatwhore has created their own sound and it is visceral,…

Skid Row

Twenty-five yearlong nightmare The second EP of “United World Rebellion” is out and a proof that after 25 years Skid Row haven’t lost their passion or ability to rock and that they are still at the very top of their game. To see and feel this all you need to do is to see them…

Cannibal Corpse

Cannibal Corpse and the power of violence It is difficult to think about a better way to celebrate Halloween than a Cannibal Corpse gig, especially in a gloomy and dark night in London town. I met up with Cannibal Corpse guitarist Rob Barrett to discuss their new creations, the brand new brutal album out ‘A…