August Burns Red is gearing up for a full summer with a new release and a complete run on Warped Tour, and, yesterday, the band dropped the second single from that new album. The song, “Identity,” comes from Found in Far Away Places, coming to stores June 30. (Preorders get immediate grat singles of “The Wake” and “Identity.”) The song showcases the advancement of the band’s songwriting, dotting the track with some inventive departures.

The band is currently featured on the cover of May’s issue of HM. Read the full story about the behind-the-scenes writing process below.



Trapped in Limbo

Black metal may not be the first thing on your mind when you think of Portugal, but GAEREA is here to change that. HM contributing writer Andrew Voigt sat down with GAEREA to discuss the band’s music, their mysterious name and image, and how office work can be art.


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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.


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