Guitars in Draghkar, Azath, and Serpent Rider. Owner of Nameless Grave Records, and editor of The Highway Corsair print zine.
35 Years of Midnight: Reflecting on Candlemass’s Genre-Defining Classic “Epicus Doomicus M…
For the 35th anniversary of this classic doom album, we contemplate what made it so impactful and its ongoing legacy - plus, check out an interview with founder Leif Edling.
Entering the Underground #10: White Magician’s Mesmerizing Heavy Metal
White Magician (whose members also comprise Demon Bitch) plays a beguiling form of traditional metal rooted in adventurous hard rock. Check out an interview with the project mastermind The Great Kaiser.
Heavy Metal Everlasting: An Interview with Howie Bentley of Cauldron Born and Briton Rites
Howie Bentley is behind two cult-favorite bands that were uncompromising outlets for true heavy metal and doom even in the genres' darker days. Read an interview with Bentley and learn more about Briton Rites' recent comeback "Occulte Fantastique" and future plans for Cauldron Bo…
Hooded Menace’s Piercing Death-Doom Rings “The Tritonus Bell” (Interview with Lasse Pyykkö…
The Finnish death/doom band's upcoming sixth album features heightened heavy metal influence and a particularly lethal rendition of their iconic sound—read an interview with founding member Lasse Pyykkö.
“Churches Without Saints” and Metal Without End: Desaster’s Black/Thrash Reign Continues (…
Nine albums and just about three decades of black/thrash carnage later, Germany's Desaster remains at the pinnacle of the style. Read an interview with founding member Infernal, discussing Desaster's legacy and their upcoming album.
Entering the Underground #9: Blazon Rite Forges Brazen Heavy Metal
On their debut album "Endless Halls of Golden Totem," the Pennsylvanian heavy metal band Blazon Rite circumvents some of heavy metal's norms to bring more riffs and lyrical intrigue to listeners. Read an interview with lead songwriter James Kirn.
Tyrann Fights for the Soul of Metal With “Djävulens Musik” (Early Album Stream)
This Swedish traditional heavy metal ripper is the work of battle-hardened metal talents on a quest to expose the bleeding heart of heavy metal: listen to the full album now and check out an interview with the band.
Guided by “The Powers That Be,” Pharaoh’s Commanding Power Metal Returns (Interview)
Read an interview with Matt Johnsen about the Pennsylvanian power metal band's (which also includes Chris Black of High Spirits/Dawnbringer) upcoming album "The Powers That Be," diving into its creation and the band's take on the genre.
The Lord Weird Slough Feg’s Fiery Debut Turns 25 (Interview with Mike Scalzi)
Though sometimes overshadowed by later releases (and much harder to find), the American heavy metal band's self-titled debut is a blazing opening chapter in the band's ferocious style. Read an interview with Mike Scalzi, discussing the album's eventful creation and his thoughts on it …
Entering the Underground #8: Heavy Sentence Nails Classic Heavy Metal “Bang to Rights”
Featuring members of Wode, Aggressive Perfector, and Eliminator, Heavy Sentence is a blast from the past with NWOBHM and speed metal running deep in its veins. Check out an interview with lead songwriter Tim Orrocks.