Soundmass is pleased to announce that Grave Forsaken’s 4th album (and 2nd release with Soundmass) is due to hit in early 2010. Titled “Fight to the Death”, this release will see these Western Australians nailing their most intense thrash album to date, truly capturing the spirit of the Bay Area scene that they’re inspired by. This will be their first album with new member and 2nd guitarist Simon Hoggett (Scourged Flesh), with producer Daniel Holmes (Templar, Scourged Flesh, 618) yet again behind the desk. Keep an eye on the Grave Forsaken website for more updates on “Fight to the Death”:


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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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

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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

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