Promoting metal as art and culture

Hammers of Misfortune

Dead and loving revolution When West Coast progressive heavy metallers Hammers of Misfortune are asked what took so long to follow-up 2011’s acclaimed 17th Street, principal songwriter and guitarist John Cobbett is likely to throw out a Lennon lyric “Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans. Mostly, the delay was…

Andreas Marschall

I will keep and perfect my ability to shock, fascinate and disturb I am a total autodidact, but my parents both were teachers of art and part-time painters. I started my career as a comic book artist. I painted some graphic horror and thriller stories for European ‘Metal Hurlant’ magazine and others. But my style…

Mortiis

Demons have returned No more Eras continuations and no more infamous goblin mask – after a long break, industrial act Mortiis is back from the caves with a brand new album “The Great Deceiver”, the 12th release since formation in mid-nineties. I spent some amusing time in Brighton during their UK tour with frontman Håvard…

Michal Xaay Loranc

Amplifying Music through art Drawing and painting was my biggest hobby ever since. I was self taught passionate until 1997, when I’ve started lessons on photorealistic drawing led by Michal Suffczynski – one of the undisputed masters of pencil and watercolor techniques. Later on, in 2001 I’ve finished a one year training course on desktop…

Butcher Babies

Fight like a man You may have seen them, heard of them; maybe a friend may have told you about those two girls that look just too good to be playing heavy metal. If you still haven’t given them a chance, after they released two albums and toured the world non-stop for a good four…

Sikth

“Curioser and curioser…” Formed in Watford, England in 1999, Sikth pioneered a technical, crazy yet melodic style of metal that melded prog, thrash, death metal and a host of eclectic influences. They were (and are) unique with two contrasting singers who somehow manage to complement one another with every line, scream and melody – and…

Lucas Ruggieri

In the scale of everything, we are immensely insignificant I have been drawing as far as I can remember but in terms of formal training, I went to a major oriented high school (Fiorello H. LaGuardia) and continued taking art classes as an illustration major at the Savannah College of Art and Design, so I…

Stag & Serpent

Printmaking, Illustration & Design by Glyn Smyth Belfast-borne Glyn Smyth is an illustrator and printmaker. Lured by the Hardcore and Punk movements, a childhood love of art developed into a predilection for the entire anarchic scene. Playing in underground punk bands, a need for DIY promotional posters and tees birthed a career in commercial design.…

Overkill

Thrashing white devils It is not every day that you can sit in the same room with a legend as big as Bobby Blitz of the mighty Overkill. With a career span of 35 years fuelled by undying passion, love and relentless commitment to the band and to music, Overkill has always been one of…

Ana Cruz

One step away to perfection I started back in 2005. I discovered Photoshop through a friend and I fell in love with digital art. Using online tutorials, I started as a self-taught artist who soon started to evolve and become more demanding with her own artworks. As a person who’s always aiming for perfection, I…

Teratogen Max Dr.Winter

I like being inspired by reality Name: Max Winter, but I’m always credited as Dr.Winter (no space between “Dr.” and “Winter”. Teratogen is the name of my site. It’s not a company, just me. I’ve dreamed of making album covers since I was 10 or 11. I’m a Rock/Metal fan since 1989 and I always…

Clan of Xymox

Emotions hidden inside It all started in 1981 in Amsterdam when Ronny Moorings (mastermind, vocalist and guitarist) formed Clan of Xymox. After releasing their 3rd album “Twist of Shadows” which helped to establish them in the US market by selling 300,000 copies, they soon became a pioneer of darkwave/electro-goth music and enjoying headlining several international…

Steffen Linhorst

It’s all about the abstract and grunge also colorful rejoicing and inspiring I started when I was 15 years old, got some basic tools for drawing and painting, but that soon wasn‘t enough, so I annoyed my aunt, a designer herself, to give me some of the programs she used. So I came to get…

Francesco De Luca

Introducing Amok Studio I’m a fully self-taught. I always loved drawing and painting since I was a child. I remember, other than papers, i used to draw on anything I had on hand, like school-bag, desks, walls etc. all the time. Growing up however, I lost a bit my interest in doing it, also due…