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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Sikth

Sikth and Destroy Sikth formed in 1999 in England and immediately became one of the most influential bands in the progressive and djent genre. Their music was innovative and without a doubt ahead of their time, and this gained them recognition, acknowledgement and respect between the prog-metal fans scene. The band started touring the world…

Arstidir

Nivalis By Daníel Auðunsson Árstíðir is a three-piece band from Reykjavík Iceland. Involuntary intertwined to the Icelandic calendar of big events, Árstíðir was founded in the same month as the 2008 stock market crash, and the band embarked on its first international tour in the same month as the Eyjafjallajökull eruption in 2010. After years…

Seven Sisters

The Cauldron and the Cross By Kyle McNeill Yeah, that’s correct, our new album ‘The Cauldron and the Cross’ was released in April this year. We’ve been active as a band since 2013, and this is our second full-length album. We recorded it at Knight Time Studios in London with producer Jim Knight at the…

Monument

Hellhound By Peter Ellis I have a background in classical music and studied classical guitar for 8 years. I became involved with bands as a teenager, starting as a guitarist and then moving on to being a singer at the age of 19. There are always challenges when putting an album together. On this one,…

The Vintage Caravan

Gateways By Óskar Logi Our goal is always to become better as a band, write better songs, perform better as a live unit and perform more concerts over the globe. With expectations it’s different. It very hard maintains expectations when you’re so involved in a band since situations can change within days or even hours.…

Graveyard

Peace By Joakim Nilsson and Truls Mörck Joakim: I guess there’s no story behind this album. Truls: It’s not a concept album. It’s just a collection of songs that we wrote during this particular time. That was special for because it was written during and right after we had split up. That was different I…

Follow The Cipher

Follow The Cipher By Jonas Asplind, Karl Löfgren, Linda Toni Grahn JA:  We want to catch the feeling of something big and bombastic; like Hollywood movies in the style of Mad Max and Terminator when you hear us. KL: Chris Rörland made the cover (he’s most famous for playing the guitar in Sabaton). The songs…

Taken by the Tide

Revenge by Phil Illsley Our new record ‘Revenge’ was out Aug 3rd, 2018. It’s the culmination of a couple of years of struggle and difficulties. It represents the band, against all the odds, pushing forward. We do things a little strangely in this band. I’m not sure if it’s because of happenstance or [we joke…

Lucifer

Lucifer II By Nicke Andersson and Johanna Sadonis Nicke: It’s got nine songs of Lucifer heavy rock. Johanna: Yes, nine songs of heavy rock. We can recommend it. Nicke: Johanna had the concept. Ester Segarra took the photo. Johanna and I laid it out. I can’t say it tells the story of the album, no.…

Baest

Danse Macabre By Simon Olsen The album is coming out the 17/8, and we are stoked to release our debut finally! Of course, we wish to blow people’s mind with our uncompromising death metal, and our primary goal is casual world domination. We work daily with songwriting, Doomstar (our booking agency), Century Media (our label)…

Alien Weaponry

Tū By Henry and Lewis de Jong We’re a thrash metal band with groove and nu metal influences. We also sing about half our material in Te Reo Maori, which is the native language of New Zealand. Lewis used to obsessively watch David Gilmour and Stevie Ray Vaughan DVDs when he was really young –…

Martyr Art

FearFaith Machines by Joe Gagliardi III Martyr Art is a digital metal phenomenon that’s been shredding since 2004. Known for playing so fast that he “sends music into the future”, guitarist, singer and songwriter, Joe Gagliardi III, is the driving force and solo performer in Martyr Art. Joe plays every instrument, does all his recording,…

High Council

Held in Contempt By Bob Saunders From the abandoned asylums and haunted pine barrens of Southern New Jersey comes High Council, an interminable force with one foot in hell and the other crushing the throat of mediocrity. For years, High Council has been bludgeoning its loyal fans with ferocious epics of riff-fueled neoclassic rock-metal. Consisting…

Dallian

Automata By Carlos Amado From the alchemical merging of Metal music and the aesthetics of Steampunk an unlikely synthesis is born, giving rise to Dallian, a band hoping to fill a void in a still very underexplored fusion. Rising in 2017 from the centre of Portugal, in the small city of Leiria, Dallian is a…