Wovenwar is back in the studio recording their sophomore album, the follow-up to 2014’s self-titled debut. The second album is scheduled for release in late summer 2016 from Metal Blade Records, with Periphery’s Nolly Getgood on board to mix the work. The band spoke about the new album via press release:

“Recording for the second Wovenwar album is officially underway with the drum tracking being completed and the process moving into the guitar tracking phase. Several months worth of demos have been condensed into 11 new songs we are very proud of. The process found us expanding upon our melodic sound with a darker and more aggressive approach, utilizing elements restrained on our debut but familiar to our cumulative history.”

Wovenwar’s self-titled album reached No. 36 on Billboard’s Top 200 chart. The band features four former members of As I Lay Dying with the addition of Oh, Sleeper’s Shane Blay on vocals.

Features

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
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.

By

Photo by Ashley Osborn

Full Feature
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
All Features