Blue-collar punk rockers A Common Goal (Mike May, guitar/vocals, Scott Grenon, guitar/vocals, Brett D. Ennis bass/vocals, and Jason Autrey, drums/vocals) recently released their full-length release Blessings and Battles. As they put it, what “Mike Ness would sound like if he had grown up near Boston’s hardscrabble docks.” Check out their titular single.
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.Full Feature More from Gaerea
When rock emerged from blues and 'heavy metal' began to surface, faith-based metal acts also rose to start their own journeys. Initially shunned by both believers and non-believers, they were fighting for their spot at the table, ultimately building a legacy that would go on to change the genre forever. HM presents an oral history of the beginning of Christian metal music, featuring Guardian, Tourniquet, Holy Soldier, Whitecross, and, of course, Stryper.Full Feature More from Guardian