Seether

New label, new album, Halo and laser beams on dinosaurs Carrying the unique honour of being the first South African alternative rock band to be signed by an international label against all odds, Seether holds a special place in the hearts of many of their rock-loving countrymen. Now with the sixth album “Isolate and Medicate”…

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Volbeat

Shady gentlemen’s shake the dust So sayeth Jon Larson; Whilst Rob Caggiano relates them to sponges… with a personal penchant for the paranormal and a ‘Lex Luther’ desire for Mind Control super-powers… HMA: Are you having a good time so far? Everything going well? Rob Caggiano: Yeah. Tour’s been going great. HMA: You’ve been on…

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Hatebreed

Apebreed turns 20 Positivity from scary bald tattooed Hatebreed guitarist Frank Novinec on their 20th Anniversary; Crock-pots on tour; Kiss Army tattoos, and Sticky Fingers! HMA: Let’s start with the latest album, ‘The Divinity of Purpose’. Where did the inspiration for the title come from? Frank Novinec: I don’t know. That’s a question for Jamie…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Dying Fetus

Reigning supremacy Dying Fetus formed in Maryland in 1991 and since then they have released seven great studio albums including the last one in 2012 “Reign Supreme”. There have been many line-up changes in the band but this didn’t influence or ruined the dynamic of the music. The band formation right now is pretty solid…

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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…

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Goatwhore

Roots bloody Satanic roots Goatwhore name is becoming bigger every day and getting more influential in the metal world as one of America’s most prominent metal bands. They are without a doubt one of the best bands to come out from the great NOLA scene. Goatwhore has created their own sound and it is visceral,…

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Soil

Ground up in the machines Tim King from Soil talks Paranormal Activity, Haunted Studios, Ebola, and Michael Jackson. You see the theme: Halloween special. Oh, and a little about the latest album and tour… HMA: Talk us through the title of your latest album, ‘Whole’, as it seems like a play on words. Tim: Yeah…

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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…

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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…

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Supersuckers

Spreading the evil powers of rock and roll “If you don’t like the Supersuckers you don’t like rock and roll” Lemmy Kilmister. Can anyone argue with that? Self-declared –and rightly so- the best rock and roll band in the world The Supersuckers are back with their 9th studio album “Get the Hell” which is, without…

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Iskald

Fierce and Cold. The Northen Twilight of Iskald Heavy Music Artwork had a chat with Norwegian melodic black metal band Iskald. A band that has delivered their terrorizing music for ten years and has released maybe one of their most epic album to this date “Nedom og Nord” with album art to die for. Iskalds…

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Varathron

Greek Lords Varathron unleash hell Varathron is a Greek black metal band in a similar vein to early Rotting Christ and Necromantia. They formed in 1988 Stefan Necroabyssious, Captain Death (ex-Vomit, ex-Sound Pollution), Jim Mutilator (ex-Rotting Christ) and John (ex-Danger Cross) united their forces to create VARATHRON. Following the Greek style, the band builds a…

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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…

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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.…

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