As the year comes to a close, HM Magazine is proud to announce The HM Award winners, hosted by Breakout Band of the Year, Beartooth. Totally fan-voted, we reveal the winners of Best Album, Best Band, Best Song and more! Plus, as your hosts, Beartooth weighs in on every category; Silent Planet selects a winner from every major category; and the HM staff make their picks for the Best Albums of 2014. In addition, Managing Editor Collin Simula talks at length with Circa Survive vocalist Anthony Green, newly sober, touring and taking names. Spoken word maestro Levi the Poet adds a soundtrack to his poems, now elevated with a sense of maturity.
Anberlin’s Stephen Christian gives his final interview to Jameson Ketchum, opening up about his place in the world, how the band disbanded and giving Ketchum some raw, behind-the-scenes stories from throughout the band’s career. Brooke Long heads out to The World Tour featuring Sleeping with Sirens, Pierce the Veil and Beartooth and captures it as only can be seen through her lens. Former Thrice vocalist Dustin Kensrue talks holiday music from The Modern Post with staff writer Jordan Gonzalez; Digital Tour Bus takes us down memory lane with early tour memories from We Are The In Crowd, Righteous Vendetta, and more; and Editor David Stagg tackles the female taboo of masturbation in his review of Bad Christian’s latest ebook, The M Word. And, as always, full of reviews (Project 86, Levi the Poet, Punk Goes Pop) and viewpoints!