Heavy Music

Recordists who take on the loudest, scariest, and heaviest of sounds.

Jan. 12, 2022  |  No. 147

Taylor Young: Valley of the Palm Mute

by Sam Retzer

There is a portal inside of a garage in Van Nuys, California, that leads to another world. A world of crushing heaviness, monstrous sounds, and violently compelling breakdowns. Despite its modest...

Nov. 17, 2018  |  No. 128

Caught in a Mosh with Alex Perialas

by Scott Evans

Anthrax, Testament, Overkill, Stormtroopers of Death, Nuclear Assault, Vio-lence... Alex Perialas is responsible for dozens of classic metal records from the '80s and '90s, mostly made in his studio,...

Jan. 15, 2018  |  No. 123

Terry Date: Avoiding a Signature Sound?

by Jake Brown

Over the past four decades, producer/engineer Terry Date has racked up a gallery of multi-platinum monuments to his golden ears. Unforgettable moments from his catalog include the important role he...

July 15, 2011  |  No. 84

Michael Beinhorn: Realizing It

by Daniel Keller

There used to be a television show called What's My Line, wherein panelists interviewed a contestant and had to guess his or her occupation. Michael Beinhorn would have been an ideal contestant. The...

May 15, 2009  |  No. 71

Death & Black Metal

by Ron Vento

You've seen the spikes and corpse paint, Satanic or ancient themes, or maybe even the blood and guts album covers. Maybe you assumed death and black metal was something not to be taken seriously, but...

Nov. 15, 2005  |  No. 50

Ross Hogarth: Whatever Works...

by Dave Fisher

Ross Hogarth is one of the nicest people you'll ever meet. His career spans multiple genres, years, and artists, and his discography reads like a Who's Who of the music industry. Having worked on...