Jose Luis Lopez Galván

Jose Luis Lopez Galván: Interview with Mexican Surrealist Artist Young Mexican painter, Jose Luis Lopez Galván is set to become one of the greatest artists of his generation. His body of work (focused on surreal depictions of human/animal hybrids and other unusual scenarios) keep growing day by day and impressing worldwide audiences – especially through…

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Jan Yrlund

Jan Yrlund: I’m completely not into technical snobbery or virtuosity without meaning Been drawing since I was a kid basically. I was fascinated about comic books, and started drawing comics myself too. In the mid eighties I started an underground comic magazine called Tsürps together with some friends. The style was somewhat horror/black humor/science-fiction I…

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Lauren Gornik

Lauren Gornik: Rooted in pop-surrealism & narrative illustration For the past five years I’ve been working as a professional illustrator, working with a variety of metal acts. Originally, my interest in working with heavy metal bands began around the time I formed my first band, Panzer. However, I was also driven to make a career…

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Normal Gergely

Darkness is beautiful Normal Gergely comes from Hungary and create graphic designs under the name of ‘Normal Illustrations’. Besides being a graphic designer he is also an abstract artist. Graduated as an art and visual communication teacher. Started to create heavy metal related work through the inspiration of music I love music especially the heavier…

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Ryan Begley

Ryan Begley: Creativity made of soil, sun and water Born 1979 in Tisbury Massachusetts. The son of a Carpenter and a Nurse, owner and art director for two companies; Shirts & Destroy Inc. which produces limited edition T-shirts and merchandise for tattoo artists, Hardcore / Metal bands and Illustrators and his most recent endeavor ‘TrueBlack’…

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Felipe Machado Franco

Felipe Machado Franco: Fire & Fantasy Felipe Machado Franco has been the singer of Colombian bands like Thunderblast and Vorpal Nomad. However, the world of Metal music mainly knows him as the man behind striking cover artworks for Blind Guardian, Rage, Iced Earth, among many others. Through his digital brush he has created unique fantasy-based scenarios that have…

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Dragon Design

The World of Mike Dragon The art of German visual provocateur, Mike Dragon, could be described as a cross between horror, fantasy, folklore with touches of dark humor and explicit irreverence. For years, he’s been creating visions that are both unsettling and alluring at the same time. On top of that, ventures like producing fine…

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Augustinas Naslenas

Northern Oak Discuss ‘Of Roots And Flesh’ Art In just over one month English progressive folk metallers Northern Oak will release ‘Of Roots And Flesh’ and without a doubt one of the definitive highlights of the album is the cover artwork. The band comments: “When discussing the concept for the album artwork, we wanted to…

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Denis Forkas & Behemoth

Russian Art meets Behemoth: The making of “The Satanist” cover HMA: How did you become involved with Behemoth and this project? Denis Forkas: Adam saw my work on the site www.denisforkas.com and got in touch. HMA: What was the main inspiration behind this painting? Denis Forkas: At the early stage of the project’s development I…

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Denis Forkas

A Russian Visionary: Interview with Denis Forkas Most Metal fans, know Russian painter, Denis Forkas, as the creator of mind blowing visions for the album covers of bands like Locrian, Horseback, and more recently, the mighty Behemoth. His works are full of cryptic imagery, traditional art overtones and symbolical significance. They challenge viewers to look…

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Chad Lee

Extreme Shots Presents: A conversation with Chad Lee If you go to Hard Rock/Metal shows regularly, it’s very probable that you’ve seen veteran photographer Chad Lee capturing stills of some of your favorite artists. Some of these include SLAYER, METALLICA, BLACK LABEL SOCIETY, MACHINE HEAD and many others. Although live photography has been Lee’s forte…

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Dan Seagrave The Projection

Artist Dan Seagrave talks about his new short film, The Projection. If you think Dan Seagrave is just an album cover illustrator, think again. This Toronto-based visionary is much more than that. Surely, he has produced some of the most iconic artworks in the history of extreme music (Morbid Angel’s “Altars Of Madness”, Suffocation’s “Effigy…

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Lenore Ani

Interview with Lenore Ani I dream of painting and then I paint my dream.- Vincent Van Gogh. The outstanding works of Lenore Ani evoke beauty, incredible harmony and poetically executed. She has taken the time from her busy work load to share some of her thoughts with Heavy Music Artwork. HMAW: When did you start your career as…

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Martina Hoffmann

Rebuilding The Past: An interview with painter, Martina Hoffmann Floridian Prog metallers, Cynic, have always adorned their album covers with paintings by the late, great American artist, Robert Venosa. His visions possess a translucent, ethereal and spiritual quality that has captured the attention of audiences for decades. That same could be say about the body…

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Dayal Patterson

Dayal Patterson writer of Black Metal Evolution of a Cult talks to HMA All British metal-heads familiar with eponymous metal mag Metal Hammer and the similarly popular “Terrorizer” will be familiar with the work of prolific writer, designer and photographer Dayal Patterson. A talented creative professional with an abiding passion for metal, Dayal has worked…

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