Promoting metal as art and culture

Fernando Vicente

The work as a painter by Fernando Vicente is characterized by the constant presence of the human figure combined with other elements that the author has been collecting throughout his life. Thus, of the four main series that group their pictorial work, Anatomies is painted on maps, Atlas on mechanical workshop sheets, and Vánitas and…

Seven Kingdom

Decennium by Camden Cruz We are not super political in our lyrics, but there are times where we speak generally how we feel against what people would call ‘the man’, haha. As for religion, we don’t really hit that at all either. We are mostly trying to write music that is memorable, melodic an catchy.…

Jason A. Engle

“I have been creating art for the publishing and entertainment markets for the past 16 years, and have had the pleasure of working on some of the best and biggest games in the world over that time. My work has also been included in some of the most notable books of collected fantasy and digital…

Jeff Christensen

Jeff was born in Seattle, Washington and currently based out of Salt Lake City, Utah where he produces some beautifully disturbing paintings. Christensen’s work depicts subjects on what seems to be on strange journeys that are straight from another dimension, another world, another dream-like state. A self-taught artist with a passion for oil painting. “I…

Jose Luis Lopez Galvan

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 the web. Recently, one of his paintings became the…

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…