DevilDriver

Interview with California Groove Machine DevilDriver Six albums into their career and DevilDriver (known to their fans as the California Groove Machine) are truly hitting their stride with some of their most ambitious and haunting yet most accessible work to date with the latest album “Winter Kills”. Branching out with some truly melancholy melodies and…

The Black Dahlia Murder

The Black Dahlia Murder Perform in Shanghai The Black Dahlia Murder is an American melodic death metal band from Michigan. They formed in 2000 and for the past fourteen years, they have been consistently releasing crushingly brutal music for metal fans. On April 22 they performed for the first time in Shanghai, China. Yours truly,…

Judas Priest

Q&A with K.K. Downing legendary guitarist of Judas Priest K.K. Downing doesn’t need an introduction. He is one of the founding members of one of heavy metal’s most influential and beloved bands. None other than the invincible Judas Priest! From a young kid, dropping out of school and looking up to Jimi Hendrix, to rock…

Bl’Ast

Interview with Hardcore Skate heros Bl’Ast Bl’ast is an iconic band which has been going strong ever since the early ’80s, when they recorded and released their first album, The Power of Expression, and were subsequently signed by Green World Records. Since those humble beginnings, the band grew to become an influence for other similar…

Saltatio Mortis

In conversation with Metal Folk heroes Saltatio Mortis In the Dark Ages people thought that death is a person dressed in black playing the flute or fiddle almost all the time to attract the living. Those poor souls listening to the melodies of his music followed him right to the realm of the dead. One…

Monte Pittman

Monte Pittman on Madonna, Prong and the new album “The Power of Three” Monte Pittman is a well-known guitarist working and playing with artists like Prong, Madonna and Adam Lambert. He has released many solo albums, toured around the globe and has been seen more times on TV than you can imagine. Heavy Music Artwork…

Cradle Of Filth

Interview with Britain’s most infamous band’s Cradle of Filth Always one of Britain’s most infamous bands, and now one the most legendary after a career that exceeds 20 years, Cradle of Filth have always combined shock value with originality, frenetic musicianship and some truly memorable artwork. From their intricately, beautifully horrific album covers to the…

Kongh

Interview with Northern Doom Masters Kongh Kongh is a three-piece metal band from Sweden, currently located in Stockholm and Växjö. Released three full-length albums and toured Europe several times. Their third album “Sole Creation” was released worldwide on via Agonia Records in February 2013, followed by a co-release show with Terra Tenebrosa in Stockholm. The…

Decapitated

Poland’s Decapitated speak to Heavy Music Artwork The sonic transformation of Poland’s Decapitated over several devastating albums reflects, in some ways, their tumultuous personal journey as a band. Centered around sole guitarist Vogg, who gives them their brutal sonic identity, the band have endured the tragic loss of Vogg’s brother (original drummer Vitek) in a…

Michael Monroe

Michael Monroe on ‘Horns and Halos’ and the key to happiness. Time erases a lot of things. It is, as William Faulkner once put it, the mausoleum of all hope and desire. I don’t remember everything about my teenage years. There was a lot of loneliness, a lot of anger and a lot of confusion.…

Huntress

Fast rising Huntress speaks to Heavy Music Artwork With their distinctive and seamless blend of heavy sounds encompassing thrash, death, black and a healthy slice of classic rock, Los Angeles quintet Huntress have blazed a significant trail around the globe since their inception in 2009 and subsequent signing to Napalm Records in 2011.The combination of…

Kampfar

Heavy Music Artwork speak to Odin’s sons Kampfar Norwegian black metal band Kampfar – an ancient Norse name for Odin – have been going strong for 20 years, producing a unique black metal sound which has been described as raw, dark and crushing. Singing in their native Norwegian, with some English lyrics thrown in along…

Amon Amarth

Pre-show chat with Johan Söderberg of Amon Amarth Amon Amarth is currently one of the most famous bands in the world, adored by thousands for their distinctive brand of melodic death metal, characterised by “epic-sounding brutality”, compelling melodies, primal vocals and Viking-inspired song lyrics. The band’s name is the Elvish moniker for Mount Doom in…

Leaves Eyes

In conversation with Liv Kristine of Leave’s Eyes Comprised of members from Norway and Germany, female-fronted symphonic rock/metal sextet Leaves’’ Eyes have always displayed as much depth and diversity in their music as they encompass different nationalities. A union between former Theatre of Tragedy singer Liv Kristine and death metal quintet Atrocity, featuring Kristine’s husband,…

Hirax

US thrash veterans speak to Heavy Music Artwork “On our new album we more than ever felt an artistic obligation to our fans to give them a really big-sounding record,” says Katon W. De Pena the vocalist of the American thrash metal act HIRAX.  He is referring to Immortal Legacy, the latest release by his…

Carpathian Forest

Interview with black metal legends Carpathian Forest Carpathian Forest was formed early nineties and are one my favourite black metal band. They are one of the few legends that are still around and which have stuck to the basics of the genre. In 1998 the band released their first full-length album, “Black Shining Leather” which it…

Buckcherry

Heavy Music Artwork one-on-one with Buckcherry’s frontman! Hailing from California, Buckcherry belong to a dying breed of rockers: those whose creative drive comes from something deep and personal. Remember the days of Jim Morrison? When rock music was a reflection of culture, a commentary on what was transpiring around us and how the artist fit…

Hardcore Superstar

HMA chats to the mighty Jocke Berg of Swedish rock legends Hardcore Superstar! Hardcore Superstar is one of my favorite bands. Period. When I was sixteen the Swedish glam and sleaze rock scene was just taking off with bands like Crashdïet and Hardcore Superstar standing at the forefront of the whole resurgence. They were inspired…

Sister

Swedish sleaze/punk metal outfit SISTER, loud and in your face! SISTER was formed in early 2006. Glam/sleaze enthusiasts like me will probably remember them as a colourful gang of glammed-out teens who popped up almost out of nowhere. These guys were truly underground back then and everyone dug them thoroughly. There was a lot of…

Eths

In conversation with France got talent Eths In their native France ETHS are superstars. The quintet from Marseilles has graced about every music magazine cover in their home country. Their success story began with the release of two EPs, which spread like wildfire and gained the young band cult status. “Autopsie” came out in the…