The Laughing Stalk-Deluxe LP Edition -Out Now!

The Laughing Stalk

It’s official! Today is the release date for the deluxe LP edition of Wovenhand’s latest masterpiece, The Laughing Stalk. Each of these deluxe LPs includes a CD insert, lyric insert, and a limited edition hand-printed letterpress cover (added bonus: the cover can double as a poster!). Now shipping. GET YOURS TODAY!!

Also, Wovenhand’s West Coast tour begins this Friday and continues through December 9. See the route below, and get your tickets!

11/16/12 Oriental Theater Denver, CO
11/27/12 Santa Fe Brewing Company Santa Fe, NM
11/28/12 Hotel Congress Tucson, AZ
11/29/12 Soda Bar San Diego, CA
11/30/12 The Satellite Los Angeles, CA
12/01/12 Bottom of the Hill San Francisco, CA
12/03/12 Jambalaya Arcata, CA
12/04/12 Cozmic Pizza Eugene, OR
12/05/12 Doug Fir Lounge Portland, OR
12/06/12 Chop Suey Seattle, WA
12/07/12 Shakedown Bellingham, WA
12/09/12 Urban Lounge Salt Lake City, UT

Lenny Smith – NOW!
Last week, the drop of Lenny Smith’s first album in 12 years was imminent. We’re happy to report that “imminent” happened yesterday at Great Comfort Records. To order Who Was And Is And Is To Come, just click on the album cover below! (Note: these CDs have been specially designed to fit inside all regulation 2012 Christmas stockings.)

Also, songbooks for Who Was And Is And Is To Come are available for free (that’s right, free!). Go here to download and play along.
Enjoy, everyone. It’s such a treat to share this remarkable music with all you remarkable folks.

Everyone at Sounds Familyre

Features

Gaerea

Trapped in Limbo

Black metal may not be the first thing on your mind when you think of Portugal, but GAEREA is here to change that. HM contributing writer Andrew Voigt sat down with GAEREA to discuss the band’s music, their mysterious name and image, and how office work can be art.

By

Full Feature
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.

By

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.

By

Full Feature
All Features