Started by August Burns Red vocalist Jake Luhrs, HeartSupport is a community that helps those struggling with deep-rooted issues in the heavy music scene. One of the major components of recovery from any number of struggles is knowing you’re not alone and with their new Restore Program, they leverage that belief, pairing six different video modules (Wound, Cope, Habit, Discover, Heal, Live) with “nine different interviews with exclusive, never-before-heard struggles and stories from the personal lives” of Andy Biersack (Black Veil Brides), Levi Benton (Miss May I), Matty Mullins (Memphis May Fire) and more.

“Restore is that bridge from hoping-for-better to actually taking the steps to get there. It’s a recovery program custom-built by bands in the music scene for their fans to heal from past wounds and overcome present habits. It’s a movement in our scene from hope to healing, from singing to living, from being stuck to being free.”

Some great rewards are left for those who sponsor the completion of this fundraiser, including Golden Ticket passes (paid-for pre-show dinners and exclusive access to the show) with The Word Alive, ABR and The Color Morale, tons of merch, handwritten and signed lyric sheets and a bunch more. There’s definitely an option for any kind of reward you’re looking for.

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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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Heaven's Metal: An Oral History of the Genesis of Christian Metal

Heaven's Metal

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.


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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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