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Anatomy of a Serial Killer

Anatomy of a Serial Killer

Since we can remember serial killers have been a popular topic in today’s world, dating back all the way to the 1400’s. A simple definition for a serial killer is person who murders usually three or more people with a "cooling off" period between each murder and whose main intention for killing is mainly for their personal gratification. Many think that they suffer from a disorder called Antisocial Personality Disorder. They are usually not psychotic, and therefore may appear to be quite normal and even charming, a state of adaptation which some people call a "mask of sanity."

In the last…

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KSCOPE – 5 INSPIRATIONAL COVER ART

KSCOPE – 5 INSPIRATIONAL COVER ART

Anathema’s album ‘We are here because we are here’ has a lot of high credentials attached to the project. It was mixed by Steven Wilson of Porcupine Tree and chosen as the 2010’s “Prog Album of the Year” by Classic Rock magazine. It was inspired by a song that was first heard across the Allied trenches during WWI. Hoile and Cavanagh are responsible for the album’s beautiful cover: a man at the center of light and space. Conceptually it seems to illustrate man’s enlightenment and possibly the light one sees before dying, the last great mystery of life.

Cover: Vincent CavanaghPhoto: Jamie…

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RIVERS OF NIHIL song concepts for "The Conscious Seed of Light"

RIVERS OF NIHIL song concepts for

Rivers of Nihil's debut album, "The Conscious Seed of Light," will be released on October 14th in the UK. The album was recorded in March of 2013 at Mana Recording Studios in Florida with famed metal producer/musician Erik Rutan. While The Conscious Seed of Light is not necessarily a concept album traditionally speaking, Rivers of Nihil began this project with the idea that they would release four separate albums tied together with one common theme: each reflecting a particular season of a year. Bassist Adam Biggs elaborates; "The Conscious Seed of Light is intended to be representative of…

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Extreme Shoots presents: Dark Tranquility and a German sunflower field

Extreme Shoots presents: Dark Tranquility and a German sunflower field

These days, Gothenburg Metal veterans Dark Tranquility are busy promoting their brand new opus “Construct”. But, in 2009 while playing on a German Festival, they decided to take a detour to have a promotional photo shoot at one of the most non-Metal places : a sunflower field. “We were kind of skeptical at first, hung-over and tired," remembers singer Mikael Stanne. “But they turned out really well." The responsible for the shoot was German photographer/video director, Katja Kuhl. Well-known for his striking, advertorial and editorial images for fashion models and  musicians, she had been…

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Extreme Shoots presents: Cradle Of Filth captures their debut album images

Extreme Shoots presents: Cradle Of Filth captures their debut album images

It was the end of 1993. A young British band called Cradle Of Filth was giving the finishing touches to their official debut full length, “The Principle Of Evil Made Flesh”. Little they knew but the album was destined to become a landmark. Their crossover of Black/Death Metal and Gothic sensibilities, took the underground by storm and eventually made of the band one of the most revered acts of the following years. However, at that point, as guitarist Paul Allender acknowledges, they “didn’t know what was going to happen. When you record something you just don’t know how is going to be…

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Top 10 Books You Must Read If You Live On the Wild Side

Top 10 Books You Must Read If You Live On the Wild Side

Lots of people probably expect this list to include books like the KISS biography by David Leaf or Mötley Crüe’s infamously funny “The Dirt”. It is very likely that I’ll do a list about the most entertaining band biographies at some point but this is not it. No, this list does not include any musician’s biographies, secret confessions of groupies or lost diaries of star-fuckers, whose life story could be titled ‘I Fucked the 80s’. This is a list about great novels. Many of them talk about music but the major topic in each and every one of them is life. Or as Marcel Proust said: “the only…

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Extreme Shoots presents: Legendary photographer Fin Costello captures a young 1984 Metallica

Extreme Shoots presents: Legendary photographer Fin Costello captures a young 1984 Metallica

By 1984, Metallica was already on its way to the top. Sure, they were still a penniless band, short on resources but with an immense sense of drive and determination. Their debut album “Kill ‘Em All” had  taken the then-nascent underground Thrash Metal scene by storm and people had begun to take notice. That included the Music For Nations label, who had already inked a modest contract with the band then-manager Jon Zazula and his Megaforce Records to distribute their albums in the UK and some other European territories. As part of such venture the band needed some promotional snapshots. Enter…

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Making of The World Is Bleeding

Making of The World Is Bleeding

Originally published in CGArena Magazine #8, 2013, www.cgarena.com artwork used for cover of CAMP CHAOS "The World Is Bleeding" www.isisdesignstudio.com

Hello guys, my name is Lukas and today I'm going to share with you insight of one of my latest artwork "The World Is Bleeding" and share with you some techniques I have used for creation of that artwork. But first of all I'd like to thanx to Ashley & CGArena for giving me the opportunity to share these things with you. I truly believe you will enjoy this "Making of" and you will find out some of tips & tricks handy for you.

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