Acid King

Heavy Music Artwork interviews Joey Osbourne San Francisco’s stoner rock band Acid King formed in 1993. Singer/guitarist Lori Crover, bassist Peter Lucas and drummer Joey Osbourne started playing local shows that year with likeminded bands such as the Melvins, Hawkwind and the Obsessed. The group released their self-titled debut EP the following year on Sympathy…

Wallachia

Interview with Lars Stavdal of Wallachia Wallachia is a one man band first and foremost, yet having always been helped out by various musicians to complete the recording sessions. In 1995 Wallachia emerged as a duo consisting of Lars Stavdal as composer and handling lead guitar, bass & vocals, while Eystein Garberg (now guitarist in Lumsk)…

Opera IX

Opera IX interview with Ossian Opera IX was born in 1988 by the perverse mind of Ossian. In 1990 they realize the first demo tape “Gothik”. After many changes of line-up, the band reaches a certain stability with Cadaveria at the voice, Ossian at the guitar ,Vlad at the bass and Flegias at the drums.…

Monolithe

Monolithe interview with Richard Loudin Among the contemporary Doom Metal bands who have risen in the international scene during the last decade, French-based MONOLITHE, whose musical journeys opened up new horizons for the genre, stood out from the mass since its early days. MONOLITHE’s music needs to be lived more than listened to. Its atmosphere is…

Alan Ashcraft

Interview with Across the Sun, Alan Ashcraft – Designer & Musician  Alan Ashcraft is a young graphic designer and commercial artist located in the Pacific Northwest. Over the last 8 years, he’s designed merch, album artwork, tour posters, and even skate decks for several bands, solo artists, and record labels. Although a large majority of…

Ragnarok

Ragnarok Interview with HansFyrste When it comes to Norwegian Black Metal, Ragnarok is one of the outstanding examples of what integrity and perseverance can bring to the genre. Since their inception at the beginning of 1994, the band has outlasted a multitude of variations and trends within the metal community that sought to influence the Black Metal genre. …

Bahrull Marta

Heavy Music Artworks interviews Bahrull Marta Heavy Music Artworks welcomes Bahrull Marta, a great visionary and artist from Indonesia. Bahrull brings talent and an incredible personality. In his own words “I was born in crowded city Jakarta, Indonesia. If this the first time you hear my city and country I live you can Google it and…

VON

Supreme leader Venien speaks to Heavy Music Artwork 2012 will see the long awaited release of the Satanic Blood full-length album and the beginning of VON Records. Supreme leader Venien speaks to Heavy Music Artwork. HMAW: Thanks for joining Heavy Music Artwork. First off, tell us about your latest release?  VON: This is the first…

Enthroned

Interview with Neraath of Enthroned ENTHRONED was formed in 1993 by Cernunnos in Namur, Belgium. He soon recruited guitarist Tsebaoth and later bassist/vocalist Sabathan. The band released a 5-track demo tape in mid 1994 which brought them to the attention of several independent labels. A 7″ split EP with Ancient Rites was then released by the underground…

Antoine Joseph Wiertz

Born in Dinant from a relatively poor family, he entered the Antwerp art academy in 1820. Thanks to his protector Pierre-Joseph de Paul de Maibe, a member of the Second Chamber of the States-General, king William I of the Netherlands awarded an annual stipend to Wiertz from 1821 onwards. Between November 1829 and May 1832, he stayed in Paris, where he studied…

Tobias Huber aka Bloodboy

Interview with Tobias Huber aka Bloodboy Bloodboy is a freelance designer from Germany. Responsible for creating artwork for bands and clothing firms, Bloodboy technique uses photo manipulation and the power of 3D to get nightmarish designs come to life. Started around 6 years ago with the first works by using less colors inside the shirt designs.…

Anne-Francois Janmot

French painter and poet. He belonged to the Lyon school of painting, characterized by idealistic and mystical tendencies similar to those of the Nazarenes and the Pre-Raphaelites. His Christian beliefs, which are very apparent in his art, were strongly influenced by neo-Catholic apologists. From 1831 Janmot studied at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Lyon. In…

Angelo Caroselli

Angelo Caroselli (1585–1653) was an Italian painter of the Baroque period, active mainly in his native Rome. He painted in an eclectic style, including influences from Caravaggio and the Bamboccianti. Passeri describes him as never affiliated with neither master nor patron, which made his career difficult and poorly remunerated. He is also described as having a…

Andrea Mantegna

VASARI tells us that Andrea Mantegna ”was so kind and lovable that he will always be remembered”, but not everyone found him memorable for those reasons. Certainly not Simone Ardizzone da Reggio, a printmaker briefly under Mantegna’s direction who made the mistake of taking on some additional work without his consent. First, Mantegna had him…

Amos Nattini

A great artist perhaps not so well known to the general public, who lived in Oppiano, right on the banks of the Taro, at Gaiano, and he has had in his land a great source of inspiration. Famous for the illustration of Dante’s Divine Comedy, consisting of a set of tables of great beauty, but…

Alphonse Osbert

Alphonse Osbert (23 March 1857 – 11 August 1939) was a French Symbolist painter. Educated at the Ecole des Beaux Arts, his earliest passion was for the great Spanish masters, particularly Jusepe de Ribera. A shift away from his academic style took place in the late 1880s under the influence of several acquaintances associated with…

Alphonse Mucha

Alphonse Marie Mucha, a Czech-born artist, was raised in a strict Roman Catholic environment, and the religious tradition of rich decoration was later to play an important part in his art. Mucha’s style is marked by a wealth of luxurious details; he used muted colors, gold leaf, complicated and delicate patterns, and intricately intertwined lines-the…