May 2015

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August Burns Red has been at it for over a decade, and if you were worried about anything with their upcoming album: Don’t. The label change didn’t effect their process at all, and their seventh full-length release, Found in Far Away Places, is as much their own as before, if not a better, seasoned one. Guitarist and primary songwriter J.B. Brubaker speaks with HM Staff Writer Jordan Gonzalez about the exhaustive and rewarding process ABR calls recording an album.

Veil of Maya enters a new feminine era with the release of their latest album, Matriarch, an album whose track listing reads as founding member and songwriter Marc Okubo‘s guest list of powerful female leaders. Editor David Stagg talks with Okubo about the “terrifying” process of moving forward after a singer’s departure, especially after 11 years.

Haste the Day and Emery both return to the music world with brand new music featuring their original lineups. Matt Carter and Toby Morrell reminisce with Doug Van Pelt about their discography, while we interview both vocalists from Haste the Day’s history. The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus vocalist Ronnie Winter talks to Stephen Keech (vocalist, 2005-2011) and Symphony in Peril drummer Collin Simula talks to Jimmy Ryan (vocalist, 2001-2005).

HM Photographer Gaelen Smith pays a visit to Taking Back Sunday and Letlive’s U.S. tour and returns with a fantastic photo essay from their stage and day-to-day life. Former (and current?) Thrice frontman Dustin Kensrue returns to solo music with his latest effort, Carry the Fire. Sister Sin vocalist Liv Jagrell steps out with her confident side to talk about female body image and what being a female rock star is all about. PLUS! 2×4 takes a heavy hit on members but churns out a brutal EP, Broadside gets the phone call they’ve been waiting for, Swedish hardcore outfit Grieved plows through Europe and live photos from Senses Fail (by newcomer Savannah Chambers) as the band wrap ups touring to prep for a new release.