Promoting metal as art and culture

Marcin Owczarek

Marcin Owczarek, born in October 1985. Lives and works in Belgium. At the age of twenty, he began studying photography at The College of Photography in Wroclaw, graduating with an honourable mention for his cycle Brave New World, which presented an idiosyncratic version of a future world. Owczarek is fascinated with the influence of new…

Samuel Araya

Samuel Araya is an artist living in the poisoned heart of South America, his work has appeared in a variety of media, from video games, t-shirts, posters, records, to cards and books, including four editions of the prestigious “Spectrum: The Best In Contemporary Fantastic Art” annual. Currently also dedicates time to his career as a…

Final Coil

Persistence of memory by Phil Stiles It’s difficult to describe our music, I tend to write according to what I feel rather than to any particular genre, so defining the album in a single sentence is pretty much impossible. It’s been interesting, actually, to see the reviews where we’ve been called everything from post-metal and…

Ivica Stevanovic

Ivica Stevanović was born In 1977 in Niš, Serbia. He grew up on comic books and old horror movies. Ivica is an accomplished illustrator, comic artist and designer. He is a versatile craftsman who utilizes different techniques: from pen and ink, through watercolour to digital painting and collage. His artwork is characterized by moderate expression…

Jerome Oudot Trez

Jérôme Oudot Trëz is a French artist from Paris who manipulates and combines different tools of creation such as painting, sculpture, drawing, photomanipulation… Since 2009, he participates in a lot of exhibitions ( France, USA, Japan, Germany, Italia, Ireland, Belgium, Spain…) with many renowned artists like H.R. Giger, Olivier de Sagazan, Paul Toupet, Jean Marie…

Kieran Wakeman

Within my work I use copious amounts of face paint and masks and costumes I have made, to create various characters or to represent different themes, the results I photograph and bring together in Photoshop. A lot of my work is based around and inspired by human emotions and human illness. Suffering from depression myself…

Kim Solve

I grew up in a home of artists here in Oslo. Creativity has been part of me as far as I can remember. I have been into Metal since ’87 or so and founded the band Manimalism (originally named Taarenes Vaar) in 1992, as well as studying art, design, and writing throughout the nineties. Friends…

Ville Lopponen

Graphic novels and popular imagery meet the classical painting tradition in Ville Löppönen’s skilful, photorealistic, figurative painting. In recent years, his art has also been strongly influenced by Western Church art, and also by the Eastern tradition of icon painting. Löppönen is also a notable contemporary portrait painter. His imagery deals with the healing nature…

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By Axel Julius Our new album is a Best of. B-sides the normal Best of compilation on CD1, we re-recorded 10 classics of ours on CD2. We are a German power, speed metal Band. For this album, our seventh one, we just changed some arrangement for the re-recorded songs and so a writing process was…

Nathalia Suellen

Nathália Suellen (born 20 February 1989) is a contemporary fine artist and commercial illustrator based in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Entirely self-taught, Suellen’s developed a distinctive visual language from a combination of dark art and pop-surrealism. Her current artworks are born from a high-detailed mixture of photography, 3D and digital painting showing a signature style…

Catrin Welz-Stein

In her own words “As a child, I loved to draw and liked to be creative. I almost was born with a pencil in my hand. I knew I wanted to do something related to arts. I have graduated from Graphic Design in Darmstadt, Germany and then worked for different advertising agencies in Germany, USA and…

Dusty Peterson

Dusty Peterson is one of those illustrators who really enjoy talking about their work. His level of enthusiasm is evident, especially when giving detailed explanations of his creative process, his technique, and the pieces of which he’s most proud. Even though to date this Seattle-based designer has produced artworks for Metal giants the likes of…

Heidi Taillefer

Heidi Taillefer has always been drawn to the bizarre and unusual, while maintaining a wide variety of interests, from the ridiculous and the absurd to the sacred and sublime, and all throughout these interests have encompassed ideological concerns about the environment and the impact of technology on society. In the late-80’s she began depicting mechanized…

Alexandra V. Bach

Alexandra V. Bach is a digital artist healing from France. Her medium of choice is advanced photomanipulation combined to digital painting. She has been working as a freelance artist for the past fourteen years and had the pleasure to collaborate with many metal bands. For instance, she has designed cd artworks for Kamelot, Stream of…

Lonewolf

Raised on Metal By Jens Börner Our musical backgrounds are the whole German scene of the ’80s. We are very influenced musically by bands like running wild and Stormwitch, while our vocals are more influenced by Tyrant or Grave Digger. Also, bands like Bathory or Dissection have a strong part in our music. Of course,…

Sam Shearon

Sam Shearon talks with Heavy Music Artwork Sam Shearon Aka ‘Mister-Sam’ is a British Artist born in Liverpool in the United Kingdom. Specialising in horror and science-fiction, his work often includes elements inspired by ancient cultures, the occult, industrial/art/revolution-eras as well as classic literature and the often controversial side to the study of the supernatural, the paranormal and the…

Costin Chioreanu

Costin Chioreanu is a Romanian graphic designer, illustrator, and video artist. Specializing in graphic design, with a bachelor’s and a master’s degree at the National University of Arts, in Bucharest. Despite his pretty powerful visual identity, his style is still volatile, ranging easily from decorative touches to abstract principles, from traditional black ink illustrations or…

Sam Shearon

Specialising in horror and science-fiction, his work often includes elements inspired by vintage tales of monsters and madmen, dark futures, post-apocalyptic genres and classic literature including H.P.Lovecraft’s The Call of Cthulhu, Oscar Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Gray and the modern classics Clive Barker’s Hellraiser and the Books of Blood all of which he has…

Kikyz Ferrer

Building an emotional momentum, one that rouses the intellectual exercise of questioning one’s vision of reality. While looking at her work the viewer will begin to experience a series of diametrically opposed thoughts and emotions. Initially, you may feel overwhelmed by the obsessively intricate and highly detailed forms, the composition, the technical skill and the…