Dante Inferno

Dante Alighieri, one of the greatest poets of the Middle Ages, was born in Florence, Italy on June 5, 1265. He was born to a middle-class Florentine family. At an early age he began to write poetry and became fascinated with lyrics. During his adolescence, Dante fell in love with a beautiful girl named Beatrice…

Travis Roberts

Travis Roberts: Between the beautiful and the grotesque I’ve been drawing since as far back as I can remember, redrawing comic book panels, horror movie posters, and record covers to show my friends and family. My parents met in art school in NYC so art was something I grew up with. My formal education came…

Seldon Hunt

Seldon Hunt: Style has been something I’ve always felt needed to be mine and mine alone I studied design and art at college. I showed my work to the Japanese band, Zeni Geva, soon after, KK Null, the vocalist/guitarist asked me to do a solo album. From there bands like Neurosis and Sunn O))) saw…

Rhett Podersoo

Rhett Podersoo – Machine Room Design: A taste of futuristic ruin, space, death, and elements of war My father is a keen photographer and I used to help him out in our home darkroom. I loved the hands-on creative process of working with film equipment. The whole thing was like some sort of alchemy. After…

Rafael Melandi

Rafael Melandi: Metazz, Metal Album Covers Redesigned Rafa Melandi is a Creative Director of an Advertising Agency in the city of Sao Paulo – Brazil. He is a former art director and graphic designer. HMA: What possessed you to defame these works of art? Just kidding, how did you get the idea? Rafa Melandi: I…

Paradism Shifts and Aeonics

All the philosophies, creeds, dogmas and beliefs that humanity has evolved are variants of three great paradigms, the Transcendental, the Materialist and the Magical. In no human culture has any one of these paradigms been completely distinct from the others. For example in our own culture at the time of writing the Transcendental and Magical…

Paolo Girardi

Paolo Gerardi: A gradual rot that resulted in becoming myself a painter My background was a good natural talent and sensibility. Matured with the denial of access to art schools and by joining the army service, which resulted in the obsession of “working hard”. Also realized that art institutions (at least in Italy) are worthless.…

Santos Illustration

John Santos: Every Line Matters I never went to art school, but rather started in the punk scene by drawing flyers for shows and designs for my band as well as friends bands. From there it’s just been sketching, practicing, learning from peers, and testing myself to get better and to really hone my skill.…

Black Star Riders

Drummer Jimmy gives HMA latest on the new album, Thin Lizzy and Europe tour As I sit in the dressing room waiting for my interview with Black Star Riders drummer, Jimmy DeGrasso to begin, I’m confronted by an interesting question. Can you ever step out from the shadow of your own success? For those of…

Europe

Legends Europe continue the legacy of rock with bold rediscovery album Everyone in Europe calls it “that song”. So I’m going to call it “that song”. Let’s not talk about “that song”, shall we? As great and classic as it may be…. It appears that years of accumulated wisdom and experience seem to have come…

Jean Michel of Designations Artwork

Building the Colossus: Designations Artwork creates the cover for Keep of Kalessin ‘Epistimology’ By now, Keep of Kalessin is well-established within the Norwegian extreme Metal scene. Such thing would allow them to choose any illustrator they liked for the creation of the cover art for their album “Epistemology.” However, the menacing trio decided to do…

Daniele Serra

Daniele Serra: Art in a perpetual motion Before devoting myself entirely to the illustration I worked as a graphic designer for several years. In 2008 I decided to focus my work mainly as an illustrator and cartoonist. I’m a  self-taught artist and I I have not attended art schools, just  some basic courses to learn…