Promoting metal as art and culture

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…

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…

Fire & Fantasy

Heavy Music Artwork 6th installation: Fire & Fantasy is centred around the concept of fantasy, imagination and escapism. No other genre of music explicitly displays such enthusiasm and passion for the fantastical. Both sombre and bright visions adorn album covers. And it goes without saying that bands share the same commitment to their music and…

Eliran Kantor

Eliran Kantor was born in Bat-Yam, Israel and grew up in Gan-Yavne. Recently been sharing his time between Germany and his home country. Self-taught artist and illustrator, at age 21 he was hired by the resident advertising firm of one of the biggest media moguls in the country, where Eliran directed and designed the national…

Tomasz Alen Kopera

Tomasz Alen Kopera was born in 1976 in Kożuchów, Poland. He attended the University of Technology in Wrocław, where he gained a degree in construction engineering. His artistic talent came to light already in early childhood. Tomasz paints in oil on canvas. Human nature and the mysteries of the Universe are his inspiration. His paintings…

Dan Hillier

Dan Hillier has most recently had a solo exhibition, ‘Ceremony’, at Saatchi Gallery in London, and has also previously exhibited at Les Musée des Arts Décoritifs at the Louvre in collaboration with Marc Jacobs for Louis Vuitton, with MuTate Britain in London and Glastonbury Festival, and has had a solo show at the Natural History…

The Pod

By Scott Endres of MAKE I usually just tell people it’s ‘blackened industrial’ because I really have no idea how to describe it. But the word ‘industrial’ has such a specific connotation I never feel like that sits quite right either, even though Pigface’s ‘Gub’ is easily a touchstone for The Pod. It’s really just…

Kaunan

Voices of the north The Nordic-folk trio Kaunan breathe new life into old traditional Scandinavian music, reawakening the ancient realms of pre-Christian folklore by drawing on ancient songs and tunes; odd scales; early folk instruments like the kontrabasharpa, the hurdy-gurdy, various lutes, the lyre, and the bagpipes; and the old Norse myths. After nine years…

Cardinals Folly

Guts, heart & killer riffs by Mikko Kääriäinen Finland´s morbid princes of the riff, doom metal cult Cardinals Folly will unleash their 4th album ‘Deranged Pagan Sons’ through Polish Nine Records on CD and via Spanish Topillo on LP around September 2017. Dabbling in the world of occultism, weird tales, obscure horror, pagan rites and…

Psy:Code

Morke By Gøtsche and SteiN Psy:Code, a 5 member band from Copenhagen, Denmark. Been together as a band for over a decade and friends even longer. Psy: code is driven by unity and constantly seeking to expand their own limits of how they think music should sound like. With high ambitions, they are pushing through…