The Last Element

Today, HM is proud to premiere the music video for “Damaged” coming from Dutch bangers The Last Element. Formed in Amsterdam in 2016, the alternative-rockers-modern-metalcore-ers released a separate single, “Forgot About the Sun,” in May; “Damaged” is the follow-up. The band has yet to release a full-length album, but they have managed to rack up a sizeable fan base with over 550,000 streams on Spotify since they started out.

Forming in May 2015, the band seeks to blend technical prowess with finesse, taking stock from the likes of Bring Me The Horizon, Breaking Benjamin and Normandie.

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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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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.

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