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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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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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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Monte Pittman

Monte Pittman on Madonna, Prong and the new album “The Power of Three” Monte Pittman is a well-known guitarist working and playing with artists like Prong, Madonna and Adam Lambert. He has released many solo albums, toured around the globe and has been seen more times on TV than you can imagine. Heavy Music Artwork…

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Kongh

Interview with Northern Doom Masters Kongh Kongh is a three-piece metal band from Sweden, currently located in Stockholm and Växjö. Released three full-length albums and toured Europe several times. Their third album “Sole Creation” was released worldwide on via Agonia Records in February 2013, followed by a co-release show with Terra Tenebrosa in Stockholm. The…

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Huntress

Fast rising Huntress speaks to Heavy Music Artwork With their distinctive and seamless blend of heavy sounds encompassing thrash, death, black and a healthy slice of classic rock, Los Angeles quintet Huntress have blazed a significant trail around the globe since their inception in 2009 and subsequent signing to Napalm Records in 2011.The combination of…

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Amon Amarth

Pre-show chat with Johan Söderberg of Amon Amarth Amon Amarth is currently one of the most famous bands in the world, adored by thousands for their distinctive brand of melodic death metal, characterised by “epic-sounding brutality”, compelling melodies, primal vocals and Viking-inspired song lyrics. The band’s name is the Elvish moniker for Mount Doom in…

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Leaves Eyes

In conversation with Liv Kristine of Leave’s Eyes Comprised of members from Norway and Germany, female-fronted symphonic rock/metal sextet Leaves’’ Eyes have always displayed as much depth and diversity in their music as they encompass different nationalities. A union between former Theatre of Tragedy singer Liv Kristine and death metal quintet Atrocity, featuring Kristine’s husband,…

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Hirax

US thrash veterans speak to Heavy Music Artwork “On our new album we more than ever felt an artistic obligation to our fans to give them a really big-sounding record,” says Katon W. De Pena the vocalist of the American thrash metal act HIRAX.  He is referring to Immortal Legacy, the latest release by his…

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Sister

Swedish sleaze/punk metal outfit SISTER, loud and in your face! SISTER was formed in early 2006. Glam/sleaze enthusiasts like me will probably remember them as a colourful gang of glammed-out teens who popped up almost out of nowhere. These guys were truly underground back then and everyone dug them thoroughly. There was a lot of…

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Eths

In conversation with France got talent Eths In their native France ETHS are superstars. The quintet from Marseilles has graced about every music magazine cover in their home country. Their success story began with the release of two EPs, which spread like wildfire and gained the young band cult status. “Autopsie” came out in the…

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Tad Morose

Tad Morose reveals art direction for “Revenant” After a long recording hiatus, Swedish power metallers, Tad Morose, have returned with their brand new recording, “Revenant”. The album’s cover artwork, features a furious zombie-like creature emerging from a swamp. Somehow, this image seems to work as a metaphor for a band that came back from the…

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