Lares

Towards Nothingness by Lares Lares were guardian deities in archaic Rome’s Etruscan society. The translation is something in between “heroes” and “demons”. Every family or community had the freedom to create their own Lare. They were believed to observe, protect and influence. We wanted to create the evil version of it. As a side note,…

Latitudes

Part Island By Jon Lyon A UK experimental metal band formed in 2006 and known for their melancholic and constantly evolving sound. Latitudes progressed rapidly from the doomy instrumental post-metal of debut EP Bleak Epiphanies in Slow Motion (2007) to the broader scope of acclaimed first full-length Agonist (2009), which fused dreamlike vocals and synth…

The Osedax

Meridians By Kevin Grevey It took us a long time to write and release this one. It was probably finished over a year ago, but we’re perfectionists and after so many mixes we finally were like fuck it if we keep trying we’ll eventually hate it. I think we’re all pretty stoked on how it…

Firebreather

Under a Blood Moon by Kyle Pitcher, Axel Wittbeck & Mattias Nööjd HMA: Can you tell us about the musical backgrounds? MN: As a kid, I grew up listening to Twisted Sister, KISS, W.A.S.P, Accept etc. but also my uncle’s ZZ Top albums. When I got a few years older I started listening to Sisters…

Beldam

Pasung By Grahm Reynolds Beldam hails from Tacoma, Wa., playing sludge/doom with blackened touches. With influences like Sleep, Eyehategod, Graves at Sea and Black Sabbath, they pair primordial, buzzsaw guitars and massive low-end bass with earth-shattering drums and intense vocals/lyrics invoking death and despair. Beldam is a Pacific Northwest sludge metal band that incorporates both…