Every year, it helps to look back and reflect on what you’ve accomplished, reassess goals and even reset life, if need be. As for our HM family, the most popular stories help paint the picture of what represents our culture from a unique year where #selfie was probably the most important word.

That said, we’ve loved every minute of 2014, and we cannot wait to show you what’s coming up next year. Someone is turning 30…

  1. “The Unusual Suspects” – An Interview with Memphis May Fire
  2. HM EXCLUSIVE: The Order of Elijah premieres new track and lyric video for ‘God’s Unwanted Children’
  3. Zao promises authenticity, a sound more like ‘The Funeral of God,’ opens up about faith
  4. Tim Lambesis (As I Lay Dying) breaks silence, addresses faith, steroids and some dirty truths about the Christian market
  5. “The First Time for Everything” – An Interview with David Crowder
  6. How ‘Southtown’ brought The Ghost Inside and POD together
  7. Down in the Rivers to Pray” – An Interview with NEEDTOBREATHE
  8. “The Devil’s Missionary” – An Interview with Watain
  9. HM EXCLUSIVE: Red premieres title track ‘Release the Panic (Recalibrated)’ from upcoming remix album
  10. Stryper and David Letterman exchange late-night jokes

See you next year!

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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.

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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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Tigerwine 2020

A Disparate Vintage

On Tigerwine's latest, 'Nothing is for You,' vocalist and lyricist Trobee departs from the band's last effort as a concept record to write about an array subjects. Notably, Trobee tackles his evolution from rigid belief system to an acceptance and understanding of other ideas: "Through touring and becoming close with those very people I was taught to be afraid of, I realized how untrue it all is."

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