John LaRussa, formerly of Inhale Exhale, has started a new project, Animal Giant, and they’ve released a new song, “Ruiner,” here for you. LaRussa spoke with HM about the track.

I feel like this song is more focused on where I want to take this project. It’s only going get heavier and, overall, more aggressive.  This song is somewhat story-based, and I plan on releasing a full-length in the distant future.  The EP was just the initial thought.

Jam it loud.

Animal Giant’s The Glory EP was reviewed by HM in the August issue.


Imperial Triumphant - 2021

Alphaville’s Metal Renaissance

With influences that span Miles Davis and Stravinsky to Geddy Lee and Les Claypool, jazz metal force Imperial Triumphant is the epitome of genre-bending. HM contributing writer Andrew Voigt spoke with the band about their unique style, the massive bass presence in their music, and the rise and fall of civilization.


Photo by Alex Krauss

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Trapped in Limbo

Black metal may not be the first thing on your mind when you think of Portugal, but GAEREA is here to change that. HM contributing writer Andrew Voigt sat down with GAEREA to discuss the band’s music, their mysterious name and image, and how office work can be art.


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Atreyu- 2021

Atreyu's Baptism

At their core, Atreyu is a hard rock band with metal riffs and pop choruses. Now, after more than 20 years, the band has stepped boldly into their next chapter with a change in lineup and an album that proves the lifeblood of Atreyu is stronger than ever.


Photo by Ashley Osborn

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