North Texas technical death metal quartet, The Famine, has posted its final behind-the-scenes video blog on the Solid State Records YouTube channel, chronicling the recording process of the forthcoming album, The Architects of Guilt.  The sixth installment of the series focuses on The Famine’s new vocalist – and former bassist – Nick Nowell, as he works to compliment The Famine’s brutally hostile music with a range of vocal stylings.  The new frontman also discusses the lyrical writing process, some strategies for keeping his throat as fresh as possible, the album title, and more.  Head over to: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-n2P_bog0Zw, to check out the informative behind-the-scenes video, as the band preps to release The Architects of Guilt tomorrow on Solid State Records.

The track list for The Architects of Guilt is…
1. The New Hell
2. Ad Mortem
3. We Are The Wolves
4. Turner Classic Diaries
5. Bigger Cages, Longer Chains!
6. The Crown and The Holy See
7. VII The Fraudulent
8. A Pavement Of Good Intentions
9. A Fragile Peace
10. Pyrithion House
11. To The Teeth
“This is the album you want to play for anyone who thinks Texas metal died with Dimebag Darrell.” –AltPress.com
“Damn good death metal!” – MetalSucks.net
The Famine also debuted a music video for the album’s first single, “Ad Mortem”, last week.  The new video can be viewed online at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XqhmokiuoFc&feature=channel.
The first five in-studio video blogs can still be seen online at: http://www.youtube.com/solidstaterecords, while four brand new songs from The Architects of Guilt, “A Fragile Peace”, “The New Hell”, “VII The Fraudulent”, and “Ad Mortem”, are currently streaming on the band’s official MySpace page at: http://www.myspace.com/thefaminedestroys.
A video trailer for the forthcoming album can be seen at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ufYjsMFFTSA.
The Architects of Guilt can be pre-ordered through the Solid State Records webstore at: http://zambooie.com/solidstate/detail.tpl?sku=SSRCD95282, while a special CD/t-shirt combo pre-order is also available at: http://zambooie.com/solidstate/detail.tpl?sku=SSRCOMBO95282.
“Ad Mortem” is available for download on iTunes at: http://www.solidstaterecords.com/itunes_links/the_famine_ad_mortem.php, or on Amazon.com at: http://www.solidstaterecords.com/itunes_links/the_famine_ad_mortem_amazon.php.
Stay tuned for more information on The Famine and The Architects of Guilt.

The Famine is…
Nick Nowell – vocals
Andrew Godwin – guitar
Mark Garza – drums
Jon Richardson – bass

The Famine online…
www.thefaminedestroys.com
www.myspace.com/thefaminedestroys
www.facebook.com/thefaminedestroys
www.solidstaterecords.com

Features

My Epic performing their last final show before COVID-19

Between the White Noise

My Epic's last full-length album came out in 2013; despite a number of EPs along the way, the band's dedication to their craft, lyrical approach, and unyielding approach to let the music come naturally has made them critical darlings. Now, they're learning to interact and feed a rabid fanbase in between albums and in a new normal.

By

Full Feature
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.

By

Full Feature
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.

By

Full Feature
All Features