Lacuna Coil

A pre-show chat with Italian Gothmother, Cristina Scabbia Lacuna Coil is one of the most famous gothic metal and alternative bands in the world. During their career they have recorded seven studio albums and sold over 2 million records worldwide. Perhaps one of the most appealing aspects of the band’s sound is the dual male…

Entombed

Entombed A.D.: Back in motion Entombed is a band that needs no introduction at all, they definitely shaped metal music especially death metal and have been since the very first amazing album “Left Hand Path” in 1990. It is now been 7 years between their late “Serpent Saints-The ten Amendments” in 2007 and their new…

Revocation

Revocation: Art & Music are Deathless Since they formed back in 2000 in Boston, Massachusetts, Revocation have released five impressing records including the last one “Deathless”. Revocation’s music is not in any way predictable or common, it is in fact very diverse, intense and fascinating. It is death metal at the core but it is…

Aeon

Pro-Show chat with Aeon’s guitarist Zeb Nillson Aeon has formed in Sweden and been together since 1999. They are becoming progressively bigger and a respected name in death metal. Alex Webster from Cannibal Corpse said about the band: “Aeon musicianship is among the best in death metal, but their songwriting is what truly sets them…

Grand Magus

Triumph and Power, the Scandinavian way Since their debut self-titled album in 2001, Grand Magus have continued to deliver new records every couple of years and making their name known more and more in the metal community. Inspired by Icelandic folklore and legends and influenced by bands such as Manowar this trio of musicians have…

Karma To Burn

Desert heat over London Instrumental Desert-Rock band, Karma to Burn is still going strong after twenty years. With the sixth studio album – Arch Stanton – cutting a trail through Europe, founding member William Mecum sat down for a cold beer with HMA to discuss stolen music, missed opportunities, and being a hobo… HMA: How’s…

Die Krupps

Metal industrial machine Formed in Duesseldorf, Germany in 1980 by Juergen Engler and Ralf Dörper. Over the years they have produced krautrock-tinged metal-bashing industrial, old-school EBM, industrial electro and, most recently, industrial metal/Neue Deutsche härte. The band’s name comes from the Krupp dynasty – one of pre-war Germany´s main industrial families. This name was apparently…

Amenra

The Creative Force of The Church of Ra Sludge post-metal Amenra formed in 1999 in Kortrijk, West-Flanders, Belgium. Currently signed to Neurot Recordings and often associated with Neurosis. “Apocalyptic sludge comes closer to capturing the simultaneous grandiosity and spectral despair of their work. Amenra is the musical manifestation of a Belgian artistic collective who often…

A Storm of Light

A Storm of Light/Josh Graham: Creative Mastermind From August 2010, Josh has served as Creative Director for Soundgarden, overseeing print and web campaigns, designing merchandise, creating concert visuals, directing music videos, and more. Beyond Soundgarden, Josh’s work can be seen in a variety of different arenas: galleries, concert venues, album covers, apparel, film and television.…

The Osiris Club

The Osiris Club Sets the World on fire With their debut fresh on the shelves, this London outfit aims to blaze prog back into the spotlight. Multiple years after the original conception, The Osiris Club have finally arrived on the scene with their debut album Blazing World. Fusing elements from progressive rock and post punk…

Wovenwar

All rise, As I Lay Dying join forces with Sleeper to form Wovenwar   When Grammy-nominated rockers As I Lay Dying released their 6th album, Awakened, late in September of 2012 everything looked to be on the up and up. With almost 13 years under their belts, multiple awards in their trophy case, and legions…

Dave Lombardo – Philm

DAVE LOMBARDO: CAUGHT ON PHILM He’s one of the most prolific and well-recognised faces in the metal world – and all the more unique because he is a drummer. You can tell when Dave Lombardo’s playing whether it’s the breakneck double bass and avalanche-style fills of Slayer, crazy experimentalism with Fantomas or quirky bombast with…

States of Panic

Revolution through Art You might remember them as PEEPSHOW, a band that stepped into the spotlight during the peak of the new wave of glam and sleaze rock. Unlike a lot of their peers however, the boys from PEEPSHOW stood out as worthy songwriters, not just pretty boys with overcharged libidos. A fact no one…

Hellyeah

In conversation with legend Vinnie Paul of Hellyeah Hellyeah is back with a new line up, a new tour and a brand new record ‘Blood for Blood’. Just over a month after its release, there is no doubt this is their heaviest album so far. It is pure raw power and showcases Hellyeah’s real identity,…

InMe

Sport, Gardening, Decorating Dave Mcpherson is a wee 31-year-old, and already a veteran musician of 18 years. A prolific composer and lyricist, he fronts the alternative-metal (sometimes) band ‘InMe’ as well as performing as a solo artist, and with the ‘other’ InMe band – ‘Centiment’ (described as some sort-of electronic tech djent thrash rock prog…

Angra

Reaching horizons with Angra After the release of “Angels Cry: 20th Anniversary Tour”, Brazilian power/progressive metal Angra returns to the UK. Guitarist and founding member Rafael Bittencourt, talks to HMA about the band’s interest in art, literature, the music industry and Rhapsody of Fire’s own powerful singer, Fabio Lione. We couldn’t be happier to see…

Amberian Dawn

New label and singer, Amberian Dawn appear as focused as ever After 6 years together, Amberian Dawn announced to the world they were parting ways with 3 of their band members, including original singer Heidi Parviainen. Two familiar faces were then brought in to fill the voids left on drums & guitar by way of…

Sebastian Bach

Voice of Legends: Sebastian Bach! Oh jeez, really? How do you even start? It’s Sebastian Bach. As in Skid Row Sebastian Bach! As in some of the greatest ballads in rock history Sebastian Bach! It’s the guy whose music I blasted loud enough to drive the whole neighbourhood insane when I was growing up. It’s…

Red Fang

In conversation with David and Aaron of Red Fang “The record sounds very excellent and professional, you can tell that they’ve been practising their instruments. Their songs sound more thought-out and trippier. Bryan and Aaron sound like they’ve gotten better at singing. Every song has a riff you like. Mike Scheidt from YOB sings on…