Destinity

Interview with Mick of Destinity Formed in 1996 by Mick, Zephiros & Morteüs, Destinity have always played a meticulous and utterly impressive aggressive / melodic extreme metal since over Sixteen years to be actually one of the principal French metal acts! And well known worldwide with last albums released on Lifeforce Records. After a demo…

Nervecell

Interview with Saudi Rami H. Mustafa of Nervecell Formed in 2000 as one of the first extreme metal bands to emerge from Dubai, U.A.E. and having supported legendary metal bands such as Metallica, Anthrax, Morbid Angel and Suffocation – Nervecell have become the most prominent band to arise from the Middle East and truly are…

Forgotten Tomb

Interview with Ferdinando AKA Herr Morbid With 13 years of activity, 6 full-length albums + a double live in studio, live shows all over Europe and a worldwide underground following, Forgotten Tomb definitely deserves its cult status in the current Extreme Metal scene. With now-classic albums like the milestones “Songs To Leave” (2002) and “Springtime Depression”…

Cauldron

Interview with Jason Decay and Ian Chains Recently toured in support of their third album ‘Tomorrow’s Lost’, Cauldron are the nostalgic power trio that have been bringing back the classic sounds of NWOBHM and 80s US thrash with a meatier twist. With not a bald patch or wrinkle in sight these youthful sleeveless shred bandits…

Acid King

Heavy Music Artwork interviews Joey Osbourne San Francisco’s stoner rock band Acid King formed in 1993. Singer/guitarist Lori Crover, bassist Peter Lucas and drummer Joey Osbourne started playing local shows that year with likeminded bands such as the Melvins, Hawkwind and the Obsessed. The group released their self-titled debut EP the following year on Sympathy…

Wallachia

Interview with Lars Stavdal of Wallachia Wallachia is a one man band first and foremost, yet having always been helped out by various musicians to complete the recording sessions. In 1995 Wallachia emerged as a duo consisting of Lars Stavdal as composer and handling lead guitar, bass & vocals, while Eystein Garberg (now guitarist in Lumsk)…

Opera IX

Opera IX interview with Ossian Opera IX was born in 1988 by the perverse mind of Ossian. In 1990 they realize the first demo tape “Gothik”. After many changes of line-up, the band reaches a certain stability with Cadaveria at the voice, Ossian at the guitar ,Vlad at the bass and Flegias at the drums.…

Monolithe

Monolithe interview with Richard Loudin Among the contemporary Doom Metal bands who have risen in the international scene during the last decade, French-based MONOLITHE, whose musical journeys opened up new horizons for the genre, stood out from the mass since its early days. MONOLITHE’s music needs to be lived more than listened to. Its atmosphere is…

Ragnarok

Ragnarok Interview with HansFyrste When it comes to Norwegian Black Metal, Ragnarok is one of the outstanding examples of what integrity and perseverance can bring to the genre. Since their inception at the beginning of 1994, the band has outlasted a multitude of variations and trends within the metal community that sought to influence the Black Metal genre. …

VON

Supreme leader Venien speaks to Heavy Music Artwork 2012 will see the long awaited release of the Satanic Blood full-length album and the beginning of VON Records. Supreme leader Venien speaks to Heavy Music Artwork. HMAW: Thanks for joining Heavy Music Artwork. First off, tell us about your latest release?  VON: This is the first…

Enthroned

Interview with Neraath of Enthroned ENTHRONED was formed in 1993 by Cernunnos in Namur, Belgium. He soon recruited guitarist Tsebaoth and later bassist/vocalist Sabathan. The band released a 5-track demo tape in mid 1994 which brought them to the attention of several independent labels. A 7″ split EP with Ancient Rites was then released by the underground…

Master

Master interview with Paul Speckmann Master is the most well-known project of bassist, vocalist, and songwriter Paul Speckmann. They were well known in the early extreme metal underground, being both one of the first death metal bands, and one of the most influential alongside Death in the emerging death metal scene. The band began in 1983,…

Blynd

Blynd Interview with Andres Bringing the noise from the island of Cyprus, BLYND is one of the island’s most established bands, playing a powerful melodic death/groove thrash mixture. With 2 EPs and a full length album reeling in rave reviews, as well as a myriad of live shows under their belt, the band has upped…

Decline of the I

Interview with A.K. of Decline Of The I The French Decline Of The I, a project led by A.K. – a musician known from a vast number of cognoscible underground metal acts such asVorkreist, Merrimack, Neo Inferno 262, Malhkebre, Diapsiquir, Eros Necrospique etc. The debut album is a bold conjunction of quality Post Black Metal influences: the band describes itself as a mix betweenBurzum, Neurosis and Code.…

Aosoth

Interview with MkM of Aosoth Antaeus mastermind exposing another side of the Cult, while his previous act was focusing on introspection and Violence.  Aosoth brings a more sick approach, based on years of excess and the obvious increasing hatred within. This combined with the musician skills of BST and Inr, Aosoth is now reaching a…

Miseration

Interview with Miseration, Christian Älvestam Miseration originally launched as a joint partnership between vocalist Christian Älvestam (Solution.45, ex. Scar Symmetry, Incapacity, Unmoored, etc.) and guitarist Jani Stefanovic (Solution .45, The Weakening.), Swedish death metal project Miseration balance brutality with melodic and atmospheric elements. Debut released in 2008, Your Demons — Their Angels slowly crawled out of…

Winterfylleth

Winterfylleth push boundaries of British extreme metal Formed in 2007 with the intention of honouring England’s proud ancestral heritage and rich national culture, Winterfylleth (comprised of members culled from the UK’s most devastating doom contingent Atavist) set a solidified mission statement to bring awareness to England’s historical stories, folklore, landscapes and ancestral past through their folk-influenced…

It’s Casual

Eddie Solis reveals the works behind making a great records The volume comes from Kiss, the aggression of Black Flag, and the fun of skateboarding culture and honesty of the working class of Los Angeles. With an amazing career as “music industry professional, musician, show promoter” and general manager at Southern Lord Records, Eddie Solis…

Haarp

Haarp, A journey through despair, hatred and aggression Due to unforeseen events, which occurred late in the summer of 2005, members of various disbanded projects came together to forge Haarp. Featuring a collective of New Orleans grindcore, punk, and metal scene alumni, Haarp embody the murk, decay, and oppression associated with their home city. Haarp’s…

Devilish Impressions

Interview with Quazarre of Devilish Impressions  Considered as one of Poland’s leading and most innovative modern black / death metal acts Devilish Impressions officially started in 2000 as a three-piece, with founding singer / guitarist Quazarre remaining the only member of the original line-up. Marking their presence with the 45-minutes-long “Eritis sicut Deus; Verbum Diaboli Manet…