Final Surrender 2020

Today, HM is proud to premiere the new music video from Final Surrender for “Everything to None.” The band, hailing from Bangalore, India, has long been making metal together, first putting it together in 2007 before releasing two full-length albums with Rottweiler Records.

We spoke with vocalist Joseph Samuel about the song.

“’Everything to None’ is a breakdown saga of an image of perfection lost in hypocrisy. Working on this track was an absolute pleasure; we spent a whole day dedicated to the vocals – which is a luxury – but it also included a ton of rewrites. And, by the time we finished the track, we realized we had something special on our hands.”

The band most recently release Nothing but Void in 2017. Shortly after, they put together this track, opting to take a heavier approach to the songwriting process. “I was super thrilled to pick up my 7 string guitar and write a super-heavy track for Final Surrender,” Jared Sandhy, drummer and songwriter for the band, said. “From all the years of writing music for the band, this time I was inspired to go heavier than before. In fact, the song was recorded and produced entirely in 2018. We just had to wait for the right time to put this out.”


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

Full Feature
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.


Full Feature
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

Full Feature
All Features