The Skinny: While aboard the 2016 edition of the 70000 Tons of Metal cruise, we caught up with Moyses Kolesne, guitarist for Brazilian death metal legends, Krisiun. Performing tracks from their ripping new Century Media release, Forged In Fury (produced by Erik Rutan), during some downtime, Kolesne shared with us how his band’s music has saved some fans, and why death metal is so special!

It’s common fact that music is not only supremely powerful, but can also elicit deep, emotional, physical and psychological responses. For thousands of years music has helped people to express their feelings, deal with loss, celebrate victories and so much more.

Urban Dictionary defines “rock heart” as “A person usually with a heart wired into the cosmos through musical vibrations, beyond time, beyond space, beyond death” and in our new series, Rock Heart, we ask musicians to share stories about how music, in any way, has impacted their lives, saved them or their fans, helped them out, etc.