Behind the Songs With Stellar Kart…
Adam Agee shares the inspiration behind “Spirit In the Sky,” from Stellar Kart’s newest project, Everything Is Different Now:
“We put this song on the record as a tribute to 70’s rock and roll. The lyrics are spiritual in nature, but it was not necessarily written to be a religious song. We really enjoy putting our spin on classic songs, but would never attempt to compete with the original tracks. I feel as though the vibe of this song fits what we were trying to accomplish with the record and gives it a bit more depth.” Adam Agee

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Comrades 2020

Becoming Comrades

The trio of Comrades – husband and wife Joe and Laura McElroy alongside drummer John Gaskil – is used to living in a van and touring the country. Now, their new normal has provided them with a moment to "be adults" for once. We recently sat down with the McElroys to talk more about the spiritual reality within life, how soon they'll be able to release new music, and how koalas are their new normal.


Photo by Quinsey Sablan

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Employed to Serve

Forward Under a Dying Sun

Most of these days, the sun rises and sets on a world that feels like it's dying. Across the pond, where Employed to Serve calls home, they're learning how to support their latest record a year into its release. HM contributor Andrew Voigt recently sat down with Justine Jones to learn more about the band, marrying your bandmates, and their outside shot at touring with Rammstein.


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HM covers from over the years

HM Magazine Turns 35

In 1985, Doug Van Pelt photocopied a letter-sized sheets of paper, bound them together, and handed them out in person on the campus of the University of Texas at Austin. It's all digital now, but, along the way, Van Pelt stirred up quite a few waves, played some seriously heavy music, and made a few friends along the way. Here: A quick look back at the magazine's 35-year history with Van Pelt and new owner, David Stagg.


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