Impiety

Warlord Shyaithan of Impiety speaks to HMA Google the blackened thrash masters of the east and try not to find a review that doesn’t, at least once, use ‘artillery’ as an adjective in their descriptions of them. Listening to Impiety for any war veteran may result in murderous flashbacks as the sporadic machine-gun blasts of…

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Devin Townsend Project

Interview with Canedian chameleon DEVIN TOWNSEND After recording more than twenty albums with different projects and artists, Canadian singer/multi-instrumentalist/musical genius Devin Townsend still has a lot to say. He is perfectionist and relentless but also let his muse and instincts to guide him to new, unexplored sonic worlds. The most recent proof of this is…

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Rotting Christ

Interview with Sakis of Rotting Christ The Greek band was founded as early as 1987 by guitarist and vocalist Sakis Tolis together with his brother Themis on drums. They started out playing Deathgrind, but had already turned to darker paths by the time their debut full-length “Thy Mighty Contract” (1993) was unleashed. On the following…

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NunSlaughter

Anti nunnery Nunslaughter Q&A Nunslaughter was formed in 1987 by Don of the Dead (bass) with Jer the Butcher (guitar), Gregoroth (vocals) and Behemoth Bill (drums). NunSlaughter began spewing forth the sonic vomit known as death metal. Taking lessons from the learning experience of their earlier bands Death Sentence and Bird of Prey, they shunned the…

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Ashent

Interview with Alessandro and Gian from Ashent ASHENT was formed in 2001 by two Italian brothers, Gianpaolo and Onofrio Falanga who play bass and guitar respectively. After few months, the keyboards player Paolo Torresani, the singer Max Zhena, the guitar player Thomas Giro and the drummer J.C. joined the band. The guys worked extensively during…

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Adept

Interview with Metalcore Adept April this year has seen the release of Adept’s third album which has been making some tsunami sized waves so far in the Swedish metalcore scene. In the wake of their newest effort comes a winning formula crafted from a fresh look at their approach to song writing. Having had the…

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Sinister

The end of Carnage Interview with Aad of Sinister Sinister play straightforward Slayer-esque death metal, a tried and true but still effective and popular style that has largely relegated Sinister to second tier status. They’ve neither had the originality nor the musical chops to favourably compare to other, similar Continental death metal bands such as…

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Atrocity

Interview Alex, Tosso, Sander of Atrocity Long running German Atrocity, with 25 years on their back release the impressive “OKKULT” and there a sense of a ‘real treat’! We spoke with  vocalist Alexander Krull and guitarist Thorsten “Tosso” Bauer about their new CD and their experience with the artwork and Atrocity ‘treasure hunt’. HMA: Thanks for…

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Omnium Gatherum

Omnium Gatherum Jukka Pelkonen Interview Hailing from Finland, Omnium Gatherum is a band playing fierce death metal with breathtaking melodies and progressive originality for people in the metal field looking for something different that still is catchy. A band that truly walks it’s own path proudly and shows some new exciting sides on identifiable character. A…

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Unholy Grave

Japan’s Unholy Grave’s Takaho Interview Japan Unholy Grave play political and mind shattering grindcore. Taking their name from the song “Beyond the Unholy Grave” by Death. Their lyrics mainly focus on political and social issues. A common phrase appearing on the artwork of their releases is “Grindcore Against Terrorism!”.  HMAW: Greetings! Heavy Music Artwork promotes Heavy…

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The Secret

Michael Bertoldini of the Secret speaks to HMA The Secret are one of the heaviest and most extreme bands to ever crawl their way out of Italy. Born and shaped in 2003, The Secret come to life as an output for rage, darkness and negativity. The band combines elements of crust/grind, primitive black metal, dark…

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Satan’s Wrath

Tas Danazoglou of Satan’s Wrath Interview During the 80s there was panic amongst the good Christian people of the western world. A new, heinous entity was fast becoming a prevalent force in popular culture and was spreading in the form of music, corrupting the social fabric of our youth and driving them towards a godless…

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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…

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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…

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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”…

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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…

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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…

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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)…

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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.…

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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…

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