Delain

Interview with Delain frontwoman Charlotte Wessels It’s a sunny spring afternoon as Delain’s spectacular, fiery haired frontwoman Charlotte Wessels sips contentedly from her glass of wine. Her day has been heavily filled with consecutive interviews (and wine) but she shows no sign of slowing down and she’s smiles ahoy as we explore all things recent…

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Santa Cruz

Interview with Spinefarm’s adrenaline junkie Santa Cruz  Finland is a country well known for exporting some major names in metal and rock music. Santa Cruz is one of those names. A promising, young band, that stands out with its highly energetic guitar work, powerful lyrics and the ability to deliver a powerful live performance. After the…

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Sahg

Interview with singer and guitarist of Sahg Sahg is a Psychedelic Doom Metal outfit featuring some of Norway finest collection of musicians. Recently released “Firebird” yet again on Indie Recording, provides a different approach to their “I, II, III” catalogue. Spoke to mainman Olav Ivernes on song writing process, creative direction and the mystery behind…

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Kylesa

Interview with Philip Cope of Kylesa ‘Spiral Shadow’, has been extolled throughout the music press and has pushed Kylesa ever closer to becoming a household name. Now, three years later, the time has come for them to produce a sixth album, and the pressure’s on as these guys have been consistently impressing critics and fans…

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Hellbastard

Interview with Malcolm “Scruff” Lewty Hellbastard seem to be very much back in action, tighter, more powerful and still annoyed. Hellbastard bring socially aware lyrics and an unclassifiable form of punk/thrash metal music to the international stage. Founding vocalist/guitarist Malcolm “Scruff” Lewty saw fit to reform the ‘Bastard in 2008. Over the past five years,…

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Chrome Division

Heavy Music Artwork catches up with infamous Dimmu Borgir front man Shagrath Tonight headline is at Maratona Rock with side project Chrome Division. Current lineup consists of him on rhythm guitar, along with Eddie Guz from The Carburetors as the vocalist, Ricky Black on lead guitar, Björn Luna on bass guitar and Tony White on…

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Autopsy

Raw Death Legends Autopsy With their sixth full-length “The Headless Ritual” released on the 24th of June on Peaceville Autopsy return to continue their brutal assault on the metal scene. Vocalist and drummer Chris Reifert gives us the lowdown on the album, talks art, gore and the “underground resistance”. HMA: “The Headless Ritual”… what a…

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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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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 Vader,…

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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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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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Cauldron

Interview with Jason Decay and Ian Chains Recently toured in support of their third album ‘Tomorrow’s Lost’, Cauldron is the nostalgic power trio that has 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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