Promoting metal as art and culture

Kataklysm

No more gods Released eight months ago ‘Of Ghost and Gods’ is an immediate classic. With a punching statement and harsh criticism on religion destructive traditions. The album redefines Kataklysm as a death metal force which is relevant and still continues to turn heads after 25 since formation. Artist Surtsey (Occvlta Designs) designed sinister album…

Triple Seis Design

Art is the basic expression per excellence Actually I am an engineer in computer graphic design. After completing my studies, I started working as a freelancer, from 2009 we decided with my best friend and partner to establish our brand ‘Triple Seis Design’ to offer graphics solutions for the world of music at national level…

Michael Monroe

The King and his Legendary Lineup are back with a new album The world of rock has never known a performer like Michael Monroe. He’s the very definition of a rock legend. He’s stood on the biggest stages, side by side with the biggest names and recorded dozens of albums that people have loved and…

Adrian Bilozor

Vision is always beyond execution I am a self-taught and drawing since the age of 6. At kindergarten they wanted to change from left to right hand, but after visiting a psychologist I found out that I have the talent so I stayed with my left hand. After 20 years since then I can say…

Dragan Paunovic

It’s Just a Ride Well, I studied at the University of Applied arts to become an art teacher, graduated as well, but never worked in the field. Somewhere along the way I decided freelancing is more suitable for me. I honestly can’t remember how I got involved in metal artwork, must have been something through…

Alen Grijakovic Opposition Artworks

Every art is a constant journey I’ve always dabbled in drawing from the young age, but not so much in the “professional” way. I’ve graduated graphic design here in Belgrade, thus gaining additional experience in drawing and painting though classes in my course. Designing and creating artwork for metal bands came to me almost accidentally,…

Lisa Vinsterwan

Intense and stimulating I have been studying scenic painting at the Art School of Dresden for 4 years. Initially I designed band covers and t-shirts as well as large backdrops. Within my studies I got the opportunity to improve my skills and create large scale artworks by using innovative techniques. I use oil and acrylic…

Aborted

Rotten to the core Despite numerous band changes and one album hiccup, Aborted have been highly regarded by the death metal community. In 20 years of career they have always manage to deliver a good dose of brutal metal dashed with enough gore. The band seems to be in excellent shape and their new album…

Alkbazz Garagel

Swimming in the pool of creativity I’m was born in France 1974. I discovered rock ‘n’ roll soon after that with old heavy metal records (Alice Cooper, Uriah Heep, Deep Purple, etc.) and then with punk and thrash metal. I started drawing around the same time or just before. I’ve no art school background, I…

Dominic Sohor

I draw it so you don’t have to I started off working for bands that I was friendly with such as Manchester’s sadly missed The Freezing Fog for whom I provided the artwork to their last release, the magnificent Challenger EP. I then expanded this by asking friends if they knew of any bands that…

Ben Richards

Exploring your inner-self and expressing what you find in there I’ve been drawing my whole life essentially, from an early age of 8 or 9 I kind of knew that it would be my future. My earliest drawing or artwork that I remember was a stick-figure drawing of the Backstreet Boys (my favourite band at…

Larry Flores

I learned to believe more in me As a child, I always been an autodidact and I enjoyed watching other drawings and paintings while thinking how did this or that. I had no academic artistic training or books available to me at that time, then always depended on me all kinds of advance. Then I…

Greenleaf

The Highway to the Riff Swedish Greenleaf officially started playing together in 1999, the band’s members had long been involved with the local stoner rock scene. This led to a quite natural progression on both their debut four-song EP and 2001’s ‘Revolution Rock’ Full-length. After a long break allowing the band to be involved on…