Cattle Decapitation

Animal supremacist Cattle Decapitation speaks to HMA Originally founded in 1996, Cattle Decapitation’s songs protest the mistreatment and consumption of animals as well as the abuse of the environment. Lyrics may also focus on subjects such as misanthropy and genocide of the human race. Much of their music is based on putting humans in the…

In Solitude

Heavy Music Artwork speaks to Pelle Ahman “It’s time to release our third album, and things have never felt this clear and pervasive before. This is a feeling that has permeated our whole lives during the latest year of writing and recording this album, as well as digesting and dealing with its consequences. And it…

Tristania

Interview with Tristania Anders Høyvik Hidle The Norwegian Gothic Metal pioneers revolving around charismatic front lady Mariangela Demurtars have the gift to combine heavy tunes with emotional finesse. This combination was brought to perfection on “Darkest White”, which was produced by Christer André Cederberg (e.g. Anathema). He has certainly given the album a new level…

Sarke

In conversation with Thomas of Sarke Formed in 2008 by its namesake Sarke, who has spread his angry art through Khold, Tulus, Old Man´s Child and Sensa Anima. Vocals is the legenday NOCTURNO CULTO from mighty Darkthrone. SARKE is a mesmerizing journey through dark and soothing soundscapes, inspired by legends like Mayhem, Slayer, Darkthrone, Celtic…

Hate

Interview with Polish Death Metal Hate HATE is considered as one of the best representatives of so-called “Polish Death Metal Phenomenon” and as such, one of the highlights of Polish metal scene among such bands as Vader, Behemoth and Decapitated. Heavy Music Artwork catches up with guitarist and vocalist ATF Sinner on Dark Art, religion…

Dew-Scented

Interview with Germany Thrash outfits Dew-Scented Germany’s Dew-Scented have been part of the leading forces of a new breed of Thrash Metal ever since their foundations in 1992. After having released their first an only demo tape “Symbolization” the band signed to Steamhammer/SPV for their 1996 debut release “Immortelle”. Now on Metal Blade they have…

Agathodaimon

Interview with Sathonys of Agathodaimon It took the band more than four years until “Phoenix” was completed, but when it was released in 2009, it was a vital, unconsumed Dark Metal album that summed up the essence of the previous releases while also offering new impulses. After taking a break due to a line-up change…

Debauchery

Kill with Thomas “The Bloodbeast” “Blutgott” Gurrath of Debauchery In post-apocalyptic times, the Blood God starts the death metal war machine again. 10 years of constant warfare have made Debauchery even more brutal and sinister.  Battlefields all over the world, from Russia to China and al across Europe, left the “Man in Blood” victorious. Most…

Hellyeah

Chad Gray & Vinnie Paul speak to Heavy Music Artwork Hellyeah are currently cruising the States on the Gigantour with Megadeth, Black Label Society, Newsted and Device. With the release of their incredible third album ‘Band of Brothers’ they are making a clear statement to the Metal world. They are a band that was once…

Shining

Exclusive Blackjazz creators Jørgen Munkeby of Shining In this complex and confusing era of post modernity, it’s difficult to predict what’s around the corner, especially where music is concerned. As more and more genres are fired out by schizophrenic cannons claiming the rights to all kinds of vague new takes on whatever-cores and something-beats, it’s…

Delain

Interview with Delain frontwoman Charlotte Wessels It’s a sunny spring afternoon as Delain’s spectacular, fiery haired frontwoman Charlotte Wessels sips contentedly from her glass of wine. Her day has been heavily filled with consecutive interviews (and wine) but she shows no sign of slowing down and she’s smiles ahoy as we explore all things recent…

Santa Cruz

Interview with Spinefarm’s adrenaline junkie Santa Cruz  Finland is a country well known for exporting some major names in metal and rock music. Santa Cruz is one of those names. A promising, young band, that stands out with its highly energetic guitar work, powerful lyrics and the ability to deliver a powerful live performance. After the…

Sahg

Interview with singer and guitarist of Sahg Sahg is a Psychedelic Doom Metal outfit featuring some of Norway finest collection of musicians. Recently released “Firebird” yet again on Indie Recording, provides a different approach to their “I, II, III” catalogue. Spoke to mainman Olav Ivernes on song writing process, creative direction and the mystery behind…

Kylesa

Interview with Philip Cope of Kylesa ‘Spiral Shadow’, has been extolled throughout the music press and has pushed Kylesa ever closer to becoming a household name. Now, three years later, the time has come for them to produce a sixth album, and the pressure’s on as these guys have been consistently impressing critics and fans…

Darkthrone

Interview with Ferniz of Darkthrone They formed in 1986 as a death metal group in Kolbotn, Norway. After embracing the black metal style in 1991, they became a driving force in the Norwegian black metal scene. For most of this period Darkthrone has consisted of just two musicians; Fenriz and Nocturno Culto. They claim to…

Ephel Duath

Interview with experimental maestro Ephel Duath The project Ephel Duath was created in February 1998 in Padova, Italy, with the precise intent of experimenting in the sphere of extreme music. At the root of the group’s name lies the concept of a dark and fleeting sound: Ephel Dúath is in fact the mountain range that…

Hellbastard

Interview with Malcolm “Scruff” Lewty Hellbastard seem to be very much back in action, tighter, more powerful and still annoyed. Hellbastard bring socially aware lyrics and an unclassifiable form of punk/thrash metal music to the international stage. Founding vocalist/guitarist Malcolm “Scruff” Lewty saw fit to reform the ‘Bastard in 2008. Over the past five years,…

Chrome Division

Heavy Music Artwork catches up with infamous Dimmu Borgir front man Shagrath Tonight headline is at Maratona Rock with side project Chrome Division. Current lineup consists of him on rhythm guitar, along with Eddie Guz from The Carburetors as the vocalist, Ricky Black on lead guitar, Björn Luna on bass guitar and Tony White on…

Dragged Into Sunlight

Music Misanthropist Dragged Into Sunlight The elusive Dragged Into Sunlight are a UK extreme metal act, with a collective of members, of whom some have maintained their involvement with profiled acts throughout the preceding decade. The band have carved a unique sound established in 2006 and an underground following akin to a vast spread of…

Autopsy

Raw Death Legends Autopsy With their sixth full-length “The Headless Ritual” released on the 24th of June on Peaceville Autopsy return to continue their brutal assault on the metal scene. Vocalist and drummer Chris Reifert gives us the lowdown on the album, talks art, gore and the “underground resistance”. HMA: “The Headless Ritual”… what a…