Today, HM is proud to premiere the new single from Skald in Veum, “Eden Raped.” The Scandinavian black metalheads remain shrouded in mystery, appearing on the scene as far back as 1998 with credits on Crimson Moonlight’s EP, Eternal Emperor, before taking a hiatus until 2007. Since then, the band has only released an EP last year, 1260 Days, from which the single comes. We spoke with the band about the new single, and they remained as enigmatic as ever. “Face the music. Judgment will come,” Vocalist Mund said. Following, guitarist Zhajiin was equally blunt:

“It was, it is, and it shall come to pass. Lift your eyes; the fields are red with blood.”

“Dread the vision, be swept away by its sound track. Some art is created, some is born,” guitarist Resh told us. The band’s mission is “baptism of the masses by intense and relentless metal, cutting through the hordes of the less-than-Holy with a keenly honed metallic blade forged in the frostiest and most barren winters Earth has to offer, yet ablaze with unbridled passion and unrelenting energy.”


Employed to Serve

Forward Under a Dying Sun

Most of these days, the sun rises and sets on a world that feels like it's dying. Across the pond, where Employed to Serve calls home, they're learning how to support their latest record a year into its release. HM contributor Andrew Voigt recently sat down with Justine Jones to learn more about the band, marrying your bandmates, and their outside shot at touring with Rammstein.


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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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