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,…

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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…

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Powerwolf

Powerwolf reveals Secrets from the Sacristy “Raise Your Fist, Evangelist”, “Werewolves of Armenia”, “We Drink Your Blood” and “Resurrection By Erection” are just some of the song titles of this Germany-based power metal assault known as Powerwolf. Since 2003 album after album they have raised their own bar of creating catchy, yet unique songs with…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Grave Digger

Don’t fear the Return of the Reaper Metal scene in Germany has kept its strength since the early 80’s with many big bands flying the flag. Not all of those who started the scene are still among us but some are. One of those survivors is Grave Digger who started their pounding metal journey from…

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Mia Klose

Are you ready for a rock sensation? Her name is Mia Klose Let’s talk about famous and talented women in rock’n’roll. Lita Ford, Courtney Love, Cherie Currie, Joan Jett, Siouxsie Sioux? How about Mia Klose? Climbing up the steps to fame two at a time Mia and her band went from playing small venues to…

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Cult of Luna

Cult of Luna Goes Beyond the Redshift Saturday 10th May London hosted an audio-visual experience built around a concept and line up curated and headlined by Sweden’s post-metal band Cult of Luna. An artist who for over a decade has helped mould and expand the notion of what heavy music can be, the diverse musicians…

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Xandria

The X Word, a sacrifice interview After six albums and through many line-ups changes Germany’s proud Xandria is still firing their symphonic metal and hitting road with their brand new album ‘Sacrificium’. Heavymetalartwork.com got the chance to talk with Steven Wussow and Marco Heubam about their past, present and future. HMA: First of all congrats…

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Origin

US Tech-death outfit Origin are back with their latest skull-crusher “Omnipresent” Rather than doing questionnaire type of interview we wanted to find the stories and concepts of their impressive discography. Going through the production but more related to the music and the creative ideas behind of each of your records, call it the artwork, music…

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Van Canto

Interview with Superheroes of metal a cappella Take five singers and a drummer and set up a power metal band. Not an easy task to do yet this German quintet Van Canto has become a pioneer of what they call “hero metal a cappella”. A new sub-genre is born to the already pretty full field…

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DevilDriver

Interview with California Groove Machine DevilDriver Six albums into their career and DevilDriver (known to their fans as the California Groove Machine) are truly hitting their stride with some of their most ambitious and haunting yet most accessible work to date with the latest album “Winter Kills”. Branching out with some truly melancholy melodies and…

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Judas Priest

Q&A with K.K. Downing legendary guitarist of Judas Priest K.K. Downing doesn’t need an introduction. He is one of the founding members of one of heavy metal’s most influential and beloved bands. None other than the invincible Judas Priest! From a young kid, dropping out of school and looking up to Jimi Hendrix, to rock…

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Bl’Ast

Interview with Hardcore Skate heros Bl’Ast Bl’ast is an iconic band which has been going strong ever since the early ’80s, when they recorded and released their first album, The Power of Expression, and were subsequently signed by Green World Records. Since those humble beginnings, the band grew to become an influence for other similar…

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