Arsis

Visitant By James Malone I feel as though Arsis certainly fits into the ‘extreme metal’ or ‘death metal’ sub-genres. I do, however, feel as though we have always had influences outside of death metal and have brought these influences with us to the band. To me that is something that has always made Arsis special…it…

Seven Sisters

The Cauldron and The Cross By Kyle McNeill Born in the depths of West London, Seven Sisters are a four-piece band forged from the same steel as the NWOBHM acts of yesteryear. Over the past three years they’ve gathered a reputation as a stellar act in the heavy metal scene; earning their stripes playing shows…

Sadist

Spellbound By Trevor Nadir Sadist is a band active since 1991, we are a death metal band. We love to combine aggressive music, heavy riffs with equally violent lyrics. We were the first band in Europe to include keyboards in death metal, but this certainly didn’t affect the sound that remained very aggressive and obscure.…

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…

Invocation

The Mastery of the Unseen By Sense of Premonition Invocation (Chile), born in late 2015 A.B. and has endeavored to combine influence from the most chaotic Death Metal with the eternal darkness of occult and ritualistic Black Metal, after a couple of months the band began to compose material for their first demo cassette, one…

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).…

Unholy Baptism

Volume I: The Bonds of Servitude By Mantus Formed in the winter of 2008 in the frigid northern woodlands of Arizona, Unholy Baptism was originally a guitar/drums black metal project. The goal was to blend mid-2000’s new wave black metal with the grim tone of the early Norwegian scene. The band eventually became a three-piece,…

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…

Azziard

Metempsychose By A.S.A. Azziard is a French Black Metal band created in 2001. Since its creation, the band has never stopped trying to evolve its Black Metal roots by mixing them with other extreme metal styles (from Death metal to post black metal through Suicidal Black metal). After two albums based on the First World…

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…

Altar of Perversion

Intra Naos By Calus ‘Intra Naos’ is the result of many years of intermittent work, which had its inspirational apex becoming incessant during the years from 2011 to 2015, when we finally entered the recording studio. This period saw something unlocking, allowing me to finally dig deeper and fully explore the still underlying layers and…

Spectrale

Triangle by Jeff Grimal Spectrale is Jeff Grimal’s solo project started in 2014. It is the result of long-term work on acoustic, hypnotic and esoteric music exploration. The band released a demo in May 2016 on “Inductive Oppression Records”, but also a Split on “Emanations” with the help of Jean Baptiste Poujol for some tracks…

Au-Dessus

End of Chapter By Mantas ‘End of Chapter’ examines the same topics as the first one as it is a sequel to our self-titled EP. It’s more like an emotional journey through our vocalist’s thoughts on society, social norms or life in general. We never intended to put some statement or send some message it’s…