Indie rock icons, Jim Ward (of At the Drive-In, Sparta and Sleepercar) and Gabe González (Sparta and Sleepercar) produced their first ever worship album. Fellow El Paso-ans, Altarmotive <http://www.altarmotive.com> approached the duo about producing their recently released record, “AFTERGLOW” <http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/afterglow/id430689966>.

Altarmotive’s album is receiving great reviews, and the band is touring throughout the summer – starting with an opening date with the Newsboys on June 24. You can download 3 free songs here <https://www.noisetrade.com/altarmotive>

Features

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.

By

Photo by Ashley Osborn

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.

By

Full Feature
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.

By

Photo by Alex Krauss

Full Feature
All Features