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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Comrades 2020

Becoming Comrades

The trio of Comrades – husband and wife Joe and Laura McElroy alongside drummer John Gaskil – is used to living in a van and touring the country. Now, their new normal has provided them with a moment to "be adults" for once. We recently sat down with the McElroys to talk more about the spiritual reality within life, how soon they'll be able to release new music, and how koalas are their new normal.


Photo by Quinsey Sablan

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HM covers from over the years

HM Magazine Turns 35

In 1985, Doug Van Pelt photocopied a letter-sized sheets of paper, bound them together, and handed them out in person on the campus of the University of Texas at Austin. It's all digital now, but, along the way, Van Pelt stirred up quite a few waves, played some seriously heavy music, and made a few friends along the way. Here: A quick look back at the magazine's 35-year history with Van Pelt and new owner, David Stagg.


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Tigerwine 2020

A Disparate Vintage

On Tigerwine's latest, 'Nothing is for You,' vocalist and lyricist Trobee departs from the band's last effort as a concept record to write about an array subjects. Notably, Trobee tackles his evolution from rigid belief system to an acceptance and understanding of other ideas: "Through touring and becoming close with those very people I was taught to be afraid of, I realized how untrue it all is."


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Payable on Death – P.O.D.

A Voice of Life

Almost 27 years after the band's first studio album, P.O.D.'s message is arguably more important than ever. "I believe (our message) is even more relevant now than it was then. If you really listen to 'Youth of the Nation,' we still have these tragedies going on. There’s a lot of searching still going on out there."


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