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North Sea Echoes Interview

North Sea Echoes is the new project from longtime Fates Warning bandmates Ray Alder and Jim Matheos. Their debut album …

Illumishade Interview

Another Side Of You is the latest album from the Swiss melodic metal band Illumishade. Vocalist Fabienne Erni and guitarist …

Honeymoon Suite Interview

Canadian hard rockers Honeymoon Suite just issued Alive, their first studio album since 2008 and first release since 2016’s Hands …

2023 Best Heavy Metal Albums

2023 has been another great year for heavy music. Thanks for supporting Heavy Music HQ again this year, and make …

Dayal Patterson Interview

Dayal Patterson’s books about black metal are essential reading for those interested in the genre and its history. His first …

Sadus Interview

Bay Area thrashers Sadus formed in the mid-’80s and released their debut Illusions in 1988. There was a nine year …

Temperance Interview

The latest album from the Italian symphonic metal band Temperance is Hermitage – Daruma’s Eyes Pt. 2. We caught up …

King’s X Albums Ranked

Perhaps the best-known “should have been huge” band of them all, King’s X stormed out of Texas in the late-1980s, …

High On Fire Albums Ranked

High on Fire formed from the original split of legendary stoner doom outfit, Sleep. Matt Pike wanted to continue with …

2022 Best Heavy Metal Albums

2022 was another great year for metal. Here are Heavy Music HQ’s picks for 2022’s best metal albums. Honorable Mention: …

Ghost Albums Ranked

Ghost are a Swedish rock/metal band that have gone from thoroughly inauspicious beginnings to one of the true critical darlings …

Best Megadeth Albums

After being ousted from Metallica, Dave Mustaine returned with a vengeance through Megadeth and has left as big of a …

2021 Best Heavy Metal Albums

As the world gets closer to normalcy, 2021 saw some outstanding releases. Here are our picks for 2021’s best heavy …

Gojira Albums Ranked

Gojira are a French progressive death/groove metal band. Their seventh album Fortitude is to be released next week. With that in …

2020 Best Heavy Metal Albums

2020 was an unprecedented year, and as it always has, music provided escape, comfort, catharsis and hope in an uncertain …

Mastodon Albums Ranked

Atlanta based sludge/progressive metal band Mastodon are one of the biggest bands to come out of the New Wave of …