Promoting metal as art and culture

Nestor Avalos

Interview with Nestor Avalos Heavy Music Artwork welcomes Nestor Avalos. Indeed an enigmatic and intriguing artist from Mexico. Nestor brings a fresh and an arcane and apocalyptic dark style to the genre. HMA: Thanks for your interest in Heavy Music Artwork. Promoting the Metal scene through the arts. What are your views in this contest?…

Nervecell

Interview with Saudi Rami H. Mustafa of Nervecell Formed in 2000 as one of the first extreme metal bands to emerge from Dubai, U.A.E. and having supported legendary metal bands such as Metallica, Anthrax, Morbid Angel and Suffocation – Nervecell have become the most prominent band to arise from the Middle East and truly are…

Destinity

Interview with Mick of Destinity Formed in 1996 by Mick, Zephiros & Morteüs, Destinity have always played a meticulous and utterly impressive aggressive / melodic extreme metal since over Sixteen years to be actually one of the principal French metal acts! And well known worldwide with last albums released on Lifeforce Records. After a demo…

Alexandra V. Bach

Interview with Alexandra V. Bach from Ravendusk Alexandra V Bach (born December 24th, 1978 in Chalons) is a well established illustrator and graphic artist heading from France. At the head of Ravendusk Design, her own company, she has been providing graphic design and fine dark illustration for metal bands and alternative artists for the last decade.…

William Degouve de Nuncques

William Degouve de Nuncques [sometimes Nunques] (28 February 1867 – 1 March 1935) was a Belgian painter. He was born at Monthermé, the Ardennes, France, of an old aristocratic family, After the Franco-Prussian war (1870–71), his parents settled in Belgium, and he taught himself to paint. In 1894 he married fellow artist Juliette Massin, who…

Juha Vuorma

Interview with Finnish artist Juha Vuorma Juha Vuorma (aka JVU) is an illustrator based in Finland. He was introduced to the metal underground scene when he played bass for Finnish thrash metal pioneers National Napalm Syndicate from 1986 to 1991. In the later 90’s his artwork started to appear internationally on album covers. His paintings…

Cauldron

Interview with Jason Decay and Ian Chains Recently toured in support of their third album ‘Tomorrow’s Lost’, Cauldron is the nostalgic power trio that has been bringing back the classic sounds of NWOBHM and 80s US thrash with a meatier twist. With not a bald patch or wrinkle in sight, these youthful sleeveless shred bandits…

Acid King

Heavy Music Artwork interviews Joey Osbourne San Francisco’s stoner rock band Acid King formed in 1993. Singer/guitarist Lori Crover, bassist Peter Lucas and drummer Joey Osbourne started playing local shows that year with likeminded bands such as the Melvins, Hawkwind and the Obsessed. The group released their self-titled debut EP the following year on Sympathy…

Opera IX

Opera IX interview with Ossian Opera IX was born in 1988 by the perverse mind of Ossian. In 1990 they realize the first demo tape “Gothik”. After many changes of line-up, the band reaches a certain stability with Cadaveria at the voice, Ossian at the guitar ,Vlad at the bass and Flegias at the drums.…

Monolithe

Monolithe interview with Richard Loudin Among the contemporary Doom Metal bands who have risen in the international scene during the last decade, French-based MONOLITHE, whose musical journeys opened up new horizons for the genre, stood out from the mass since its early days. MONOLITHE’s music needs to be lived more than listened to. Its atmosphere is…

Alan Ashcraft

Interview with Across the Sun, Alan Ashcraft – Designer & Musician  Alan Ashcraft is a young graphic designer and commercial artist located in the Pacific Northwest. Over the last 8 years, he’s designed merch, album artwork, tour posters, and even skate decks for several bands, solo artists, and record labels. Although a large majority of…

Bahrull Marta

Heavy Music Artworks interviews Bahrull Marta Heavy Music Artworks welcomes Bahrull Marta, a great visionary and artist from Indonesia. Bahrull brings talent and an incredible personality. In his own words “I was born in crowded city Jakarta, Indonesia. If this the first time you hear my city and country I live you can Google it and…

Antoine Joseph Wiertz

Born in Dinant from a relatively poor family, he entered the Antwerp art academy in 1820. Thanks to his protector Pierre-Joseph de Paul de Maibe, a member of the Second Chamber of the States-General, king William I of the Netherlands awarded an annual stipend to Wiertz from 1821 onwards. Between November 1829 and May 1832, he stayed in Paris, where he studied…

Tobias Huber aka Bloodboy

Interview with Tobias Huber aka Bloodboy Bloodboy is a freelance designer from Germany. Responsible for creating artwork for bands and clothing firms, Bloodboy technique uses photo manipulation and the power of 3D to get nightmarish designs come to life. Started around 6 years ago with the first works by using less colors inside the shirt designs.…

Anne-Francois Janmot

French painter and poet. He belonged to the Lyon school of painting, characterized by idealistic and mystical tendencies similar to those of the Nazarenes and the Pre-Raphaelites. His Christian beliefs, which are very apparent in his art, were strongly influenced by neo-Catholic apologists. From 1831 Janmot studied at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Lyon. In…

Angelo Caroselli

Angelo Caroselli (1585–1653) was an Italian painter of the Baroque period, active mainly in his native Rome. He painted in an eclectic style, including influences from Caravaggio and the Bamboccianti. Passeri describes him as never affiliated with neither master nor patron, which made his career difficult and poorly remunerated. He is also described as having a…

Andrea Mantegna

VASARI tells us that Andrea Mantegna ”was so kind and lovable that he will always be remembered”, but not everyone found him memorable for those reasons. Certainly not Simone Ardizzone da Reggio, a printmaker briefly under Mantegna’s direction who made the mistake of taking on some additional work without his consent. First, Mantegna had him…