AUTUMN TEARS: An Endless Stream

Dark Symphonies and Autumn Tears are going strong, with the latter releasing The Glow of Desperation in 2021 like they didn’t miss a beat. Between this welcomed return and Dark Symphonies outstanding reissue game with their sub-label The Crypt, Tringo certainly has his hands full.

LIGHT THE TORCH: The Flame Still Burns

Light the Torch’s second full-length album, You Will Be the Death of Me, is a master class production of modern melodic metal. In our talk with Howard Jones, the singer explains how he went through dark times during the writing of the new album.

DIRTY HONEY: Making A Big Splash

L.A.’s Dirty Honey has hit the ground running since its 2017 formation. The quartet—featuring vocalist Marc Labelle, guitarist John Notto, bassist Justin Smolian, and drummer Corey Coverstone—has seen its stock rise exponentially within the hard rock scene.

BIG|BRAVE: A Different Experience

Montreal’s BIG|BRAVE has been making waves in the heavy music world for the better part of a decade. Guitarist Mathieu Ball and vocalist/guitarist Robin Wattie talk about the past, present, and future of BIG|BRAVE, touching on the recording process, inclusion in the music community, and plans for the coming months.

GO AHEAD AND DIE: Keeping It in the Family

During a father and son getaway at a remote mountain property in the middle of the Arizona desert, Cavalera senior and his youngest son, Igor Amedias Cavalera, spent the COVID summer of 2020 writing Go Ahead And Die’s self-titled debut full-length record. Igor speaks about the writing and recording of the album, what it means to be a Cavalera, his stoner metal band Healing Magic, and much more.

LIVING DEAD GIRL: Out of Body Experience

Formed in 2017, the Canadian modern metal band Living Dead Girl is independently releasing its long-awaited debut full-length album, Exorcism. Four years in the making, Living Dead Girl’s founder/vocalist Molly Rennick’s long journey has taken many twists and turns to get to this point in her music career.


Swiss all-female, classic heavy metal quintet Burning Witches has been on a tear lately by releasing four full-length albums in six years. On the band’s newest Norse mythology themed opus, The Witch of the North, the band executes some great storytelling and tight compositions on its 14 tracks.

CALIBAN: Ghosts from the Past

Caliban has emerged from a planned, self-imposed hiatus with Zeitgeister. We caught up with the frontman Andreas Dörner via Zoom to discuss feeling uncomfortable with one’s native language, the perils of being your own version of Google Translate, and being haunted by songs.

EVILE: Hell Is Unleashed

On the band’s blistering fifth full-length, Hell Unleashed, Ol Drake takes over lead vocal duties, as well as handling all lead guitar parts. During our conversation, he talks about his return to the band, his brother’s exit, and the new album, and what the future holds for Evile.


Berried Alive is taking the world by storm riff by riff and receiving global recognition from some of the biggest names in rock and metal. We spoke with guitarist Charles Caswell to learn all we can about Berried Alive and his crazy style of playing.