Rafael Tavares

Every work I produce has a piece of my inner-self I’m self-taught artist and never had any formal education in art. I’ve always been drawing and painting since childhood. I started working in early 2000 in a small studio, producing storyboards and layouts for advertisements. Besides that, I keep creating my personal works, and some…

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Roberto Toderico

Drawing surgically into the details I’m from Napoli born into Christian culture but raised religion-free. My art started on school desks, school walls, street walls… My taste for horror and metal is something that I always had with me. I attended classic studies, nothing to do with art. Subjects included Latin, Greek, philosophy, history, etc.…

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Vincent Castiglia

Crowd-funding “Bloodlines” An interview with Vincent Castiglia and John Borowski. Many people know that the “And Justice For Art” book was printed thanks to a crowd-funding campaign. That’s why we understand the importance of being supported by the public in order to put together projects that otherwise could be difficult achieve. The promising documentary “Bloodlines:…

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Zev Deans

The dawn of Dark Nouveau HMA: Hello Zev and thanks for this interview. Not judging but looking at your other work the style used for ‘Portal’ and ‘Behemoth’ are considerably different. How did you get involved? Zev Deans: I contacted Portal. Behemoth contacted me, after seeing the ‘Portal’ video. I’m not sure if by style,…

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Marcelo Vasco – Slayer Repentless

Slayer’s Brazilian Connection: An interview with designer Marcelo Vasco about creating “Repentless” cover artwork. In recent years, Brazilian designer/musician, Marcelo Vasco has been leaving his visual mark in the Metal scene thanks to his album covers for Metal heavyweights like Soulfly, Borknagar and Machine Head. Recently, Vasco’s pedigree went to roof thanks to his latest…

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Andreu Beltrán

Creation must flow like fire, free, chaotic and passionate My parents taught me to love art and culture. I have always drawn and have been interested in sculpture and music. I studied several years in an Art School and have always taught myself through courses (drawing, design, photography, craftsmanship) in an autodidact way. Through the…

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Gabriel Rodriguez

Artesanias Rockeras Honduras HMA: Can you tell us about yourself and how you started to work as a woodcarver? Gabriel Rodriguez: Everything started as a hobby when I was a kid, but I think now that I always had the passion for woodwork in my blood; that plus a certain amount of initiative and creativity.…

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César Adrian

Worlds without the need for ego I never studied at art schools but I am now thinking about it. I always thought that schools might change perception on how I see art and also I do not want to follow rules. I was always been fond of my favourite bands artworks, the music/art relationship go…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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.…

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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…

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Alejandro Blasi

Alejandro Blasi: Imagination is the most important tool I was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1968. In 2000 I moved to Mallorca Island, Spain  where I established my studio, and from here I work for bands all over the world. I studied drawing and painting in different art studios, and quickly understood that my…

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