Promoting metal as art and culture

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…

Niklas Sundin

Born in 1974 in Gothenburg, Sweden. Member of Sweden’s illustrator’s society. Started making illustrations for underground metal bands in the early ’90’s and have since then created a lot of music related artwork (album covers, t-shirt designs). Currently primary involved with motion graphics and animation. Published three books of sketches entitled “Gadus morhua” in the…

Cristina Francov

Cristina Francov is a Mexican artist and designer. She has been formally working since 2008, creating portraits and landscapes heavily influenced by mythology, music, the occult, wholeness of life and that what is beyond. Her images are otherworldly gateways of matter and spirit that enclose personal symbols and happenings, told and represented by characters that…

Nervecell

The warning by Barney Ribeiro In comparison to our previous albums, I’d say we’ve experimented a little more this time around both in the way we approached writing these new songs and with the finer details like adding ambiences and atmospheres into the music. We’ve added a bit more room for creating a sense of…

The Loom of Time

Art is Manipulation by Matthew J. Ratcliffe The Loom of Time is a novel blend of black metal, death metal and doom – music that constantly forges forward, but keeps its roots in the unassailable heritage of rock and heavy metal. In a world of passionless, formulaic music, Loom gives us a glimpse of what…

Fvneral Fvkk

Severe crucifix-masturbation By Frater Flagellum Everyone in the band has lots of years of experience in other bands. Even though “Lecherous Liturgies” is the very first release of Fvneral Fvkk, we sure are no noobs to the game. Each of us has released several albums before, and we have toured a lot. We were (and…