A note from Mike Botello:

Hope you’re having a great summer aside from the extreme heat.

I would like to personally invite you to my end of the summer show in Austin, TX live at The Red Eyed Fly Saturday August 25, 2012 8pm 715 Red River St. 78701 with featured guitarist Tony Smith and Mike Soliz on the drums. Yes you read correctly. Mike Soliz the lead vocalist for Militia and former vocalist for my former band Assalant will be playing drums! Both Tony Smith and Soliz are active members to the heavy metal group out of Austin known as Militia!!! This would be a great way to end the summer spending time with some old friends along with my new ones and rocking out at the same time.

Please check out my website www.botellomusic.com for more information.
Please RSVP if possible and I look forward to seeing you there.

Blessings to you, Mike Botello www.botellomusic.com


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