Coffin Rites

Human Erase with Coffin Rites Art: Justin Boehne, Gnarwhal Design Solutions Coffin Rites is a Minneapolis-based death metal band currently touring and promoting their latest album, Human Erase, on FTWNU2 Records. The band derives its sound from influences across the death, thrash and black metal spectrum. The band has shared the stage with acts such…

Colossus

Degenesis with Colossus Art: Jesus Lhysta Colossus started with a vision I had for some material initially planned for something else. It was originally supposed to be the next Deaden album, but things fell through with the other members, so I reworked some of it and changed the vision musically and lyrically. I recorded the…

Artillery

X with Michael Stützer Art: Martin Helgren Artillery plays melodic thrash metal with elements from the hard rock in the 1970s and the metal elements from the 1980”s. It means a lot to me to play the same music I listen to. Also, the possibility to play all around the world with metal’s best fans…

Crypt Crawler

Future Usurper with Marco Ieritano Art: Juanjo Castellano Rosado Crypt Crawler pulls old-school death metal vibes and traditional tones together with a modern approach. Created in 2018, Crypt Crawler already has two albums and an EP. They write well-crafted death metal with intelligent concepts and themes within their lyrics. It’s a brutal, dirty, grimy blend…

Endseeker

Mount Carcass with Ben Liepelt Art: Markus Grasseck With Endseeker, we’re playing old-school-based death metal in the Swedish flavour. We’re highly influenced by the Stockholm sound of the 80s and 90s but always spray in some stuff from other influences. We’re not strictly limited to a specific genre but try to cross some borders and…

Eleine

Die from Within with Madeleine, Rikard Art: Nestor Avalos Madeleine: Our music is heavy, melodic and empowering. Our music means everything since it’s written from our core. We released our latest album’ Dancing In Hell’ in November 2020, and it turned out to be a great choice to continue with the planned release we had…

Kardashev

Liminal Rite with Kardashev Art: Faith Veloro Our music is a blend of atmospheric death Metal and shoegaze with lyrical themes spanning sci-fi, pain-filled storytelling, and the human condition. ‘Liminal Rite’ explores and amplifies our tendency to depend on the past and examines how nostalgia has become a means of self-medication that has only been…

Redemptor

Agonia with Michał’ Xaay’ Loranc Art: Michał ‘Xaay’ Loranc Redemptor was formed in 2001 by Daniel Kesler (Only Sons, Sothoth, Sceptic). The initial line-up has recorded two demos. The debut album, None Pointless Balance, was recorded in 2005, while the band played many concerts, paving the way for a new chapter of their activity. 2007…

Knoll

Knoll / Autolith with Jamie Eubanks, Knoll Knoll is an extreme metal band from Tennessee, currently embarking on their third U.S. tour supporting their sophomore album, Metempiric. Frontman James Eubanks writes to expand on the artwork and concept of the band. At its core, we play extreme music. We find a home in grindcore and…

Misfire

Sympathy for the Ignorant with James Matthew Nicademus  Art: Alkoholtrus Our music is thrash metal our way. Chunky riffs, slamming bass and drums, lyrics that speak. It’s exciting music to listen to.  The creative process starts when someone has an idea. A riff usually will bring out a hook that is then turned into another…

Noéta

Elm with Noéta Photos: Aron Mattsson Layout: Alexander Trinkl, Irrwisch Something dark, melancholic, and at times even sinister haunts each of the eight tracks collected on Noéta’s sophomore full-length, ‘Elm’, which is lyrically based loosely on emotions connected to the eponymous poem by the celebrated American writer Sylvia Plath. The music of the Swedish duo…

Aziola Cry

The Ironic Divide with Jason Blake Art: Micka Klauck I would describe the music that I write as progressive instrumental metal. I tend to write in odd time signatures and use a darker pallet as a basis for most of the songs. I enjoy the challenge the music brings and the excitement of playing it…

Baron Crâne

Les Beaux Jours with Baron Crâne Art: Nora Simon Since 2014, instrumental trio Baron Crâne has shown an overflowing inspiration, confidently mixing fat and psychedelic riffage with fusion or noise sounds. Their influences are wild and blended with disconcerting ease: progressive, jazz, post-rock, and heavy psychedelic coexist in communicative happiness. They leave nothing undared and…

Crypts

Coven of the Dead with Crypts Art: Sebastian Jerke Crypts from Münster/ Westphalia were formed somewhere between 2017/ 2018 to create Death Metal in the old-school vein of gloomy, straightforward and filthy with an uncomfortable atmosphere. F.ortex (guitar), Ω (drums), S.gt Death (bass) and L. Gore (vocals) incorporated out of the ruins of some other…

Plaguestorm

Purifying Fire with Sebastián Pastor Art: Artmorfate Plaguestorm was born from the mind of Sebastián Pastor, who was strongly influenced by Melodic Death Metal bands such as In Flames, Dark Tranquility, Hypocrisy or At the Gates. The project was founded at the beginning of 2014 in Bahía Blanca, Argentina. Within his discography (two albums and…

Nullification

Kingdoms to Hovel with Rozel Nikolaj Leaño, Jayson Gonzales, Andrei Alemania, Jonathan Miranda Art: Ov Exvn Infërnvz Nullification is a death metal quartet formed in the fall of 2021. We hail from the province of Laguna, Philippines. HMA: How would you describe your music? Jayson: Our music is the willingness to push intensity beyond, and…

Molten

Dystopian Syndrome with Jonny Warren Art: Jonny Warren We are probably best summed up as a death/thrash metal band with influences from heavy metal, doom, black metal, prog, classical and hardcore. It means bringing something fresh to the table while maintaining a deep connection to the old school, especially the 80s sound when everything was…

Illudium

Shantel Amundson with Shantel Amundson Art: Daniel Hart, Festering Wounds ‘Ash of the Womb’, the sophomore full-length from California’s Illudium, was born in the fiery pandemonium of the burning season of 2020 when huge tracts of the sunshine state went up in flames while skies glowed orange at night. The many layers of dark and…

Grande Royale

Carry on with Samuel Georgsson Art: Andy Dahlström Music makes out a vital part of ourselves for all four of us in Grande Royale. It’s like a need, almost equally important as breathing, that drives us forward and makes us try to get along with each other while writing, rehearsing, recording and performing our music.…

Apophis

Excess by Apophis Art: Misanthropic-Arts Death metal bursting with energy and excellent guitar work has always been a trademark of Apophis. Heavy melodies, dark and melancholic, yet aggressive at times, as well as impressive growls and screams, are typical for APOPHIS and hit straight into the metal heart. The groovy drumming, charged with thundering double-bass…