Promoting metal as art and culture

Uzi Emperado

Interview with Philippines artist Uzi Emperado Uzi Emperado is from Cebu, Philippines and draws things that upsets his mom. HMAW: Your resume is really impressive. How did you get started in designing and creating artwork for Heavy Metal bands? Uzi Emperado: Thank you. I was introduced to the band merch business through a website/community of…

Christophe Szpajdel

Undisputed Master logo designer Christophe Szpajdel Christophe Szpajdel was born in 1970 in Gembloux, Belgium and started drawing since the age of 3. Already in his early years, fascinated by both nature and the dark side of this world, CS forged his vocation in art, despite the orientation of his studies, which were initially Biology and…

It’s Casual

Eddie Solis reveals the works behind making a great records The volume comes from Kiss, the aggression of Black Flag, and the fun of skateboarding culture and honesty of the working class of Los Angeles. With an amazing career as “music industry professional, musician, show promoter” and general manager at Southern Lord Records, Eddie Solis…

Haarp

Haarp, A journey through despair, hatred and aggression Due to unforeseen events, which occurred late in the summer of 2005, members of various disbanded projects came together to forge Haarp. Featuring a collective of New Orleans grindcore, punk, and metal scene alumni, Haarp embody the murk, decay, and oppression associated with their home city. Haarp’s…

Peter Takacs

Interview with Peter Takacs Peter Takacs is a free-lance graphic designer from Hungary. He makes artworks for bands, individuals & publishers. Peter specializes in with web graphics & printable materials like CD layouts, covers, cassette layouts, flyers, book covers, etc. Additionally he uses vector art as well to create his unique pieces (sigils, logos, shirt designs…

Alejandro D’ Marco

Interview with Alejandro D’ Marco Alejandro D’Marco is an outstanding photo manipulation artist, focused on dark and obscure themes. With a filmmaking background and a childhood spent working in a hospital, Alejandro developed an understanding of the human nature far beyond any conventional digital artists. He lives and works in Buenos Aires, Argentina and we…

Jean Delville

Jean Delville (19 January 1867, Leuven – 1953) was a Belgian symbolist painter, writer, and occultist. In 1896, he founded the Salon d’Art Idealiste, which is considered the Belgian equivalent to the Parisian Rose & Cross Salon and the Pre-Raphaelite movement in London. During the last decades of the 19th century, many people in the…

Xavier Mellery

Xavier Mellery (b Laeken, nr Brussels, 9 Aug 1845; d Laeken, 4 Feb 1921). Belgian painter, decorative artist and draughtsman. A gardener’s son, he was brought up in a quiet suburb of Brussels, bordering the Parc Royal. He studied under the decorative artist Charles Albert (1821-89) and then, between 1860 and 1867, took a course…

William Rimmer

William Rimmer was born in Liverpool, England, on Feb. 20, 1816. At the age of 2 he was brought to Nova Scotia and at 10 to Boston, Mass., with which city he was primarily associated. In 1840 he began his artistic career as an itinerant portrait painter and also studied medicine, which he began to…

William Mortensen

Mortensen, William (1897-1975), American photographer. Controversial in his own time and even now, Mortensen was born in Utah, studied briefly in New York, then moved to Hollywood to work in set design, mask making, and then as a photographer and portraitist. His celebrated differences with the Group f.64 clique, particularly Ansel Adams, centred on Mortensen’s…

William Hogarth

William Hogarth was born in St. Bartholomew’s Close, London, on Nov. 10, 1697, the son of a classical scholar who conducted a private school. In his draft for an autobiography Hogarth wrote that he was exceptionally fond of shows and spectacles as a child and that he excelled in mimicry. He left school at his…

Wilhelm Heinrich Otto Dix

Wilhelm Heinrich Otto Dix (born Dec. 2, 1891, Untermhaus, Thuringia, Ger.died July 25, 1969, Singen, Baden-Wrttemberg, W.Ger.) German painter and printmaker. He studied at the academies of Dsseldorf and Dresden and experimented with Impressionism and Dada before arriving at Expressionism with a nightmarish personal vision of contemporary social reality, depicting the horrors of war and the…

Victor Orsel

André Jacques Victor Orsel (25 May 1795, Oullins, Rhône – 30 November 1850, Paris) was a French painter. A student of Pierre Révoil in Lyon then of Pierre-Narcisse Guérin in Paris, he then spent 7 years at the villa Médicis in Rome (1822–29), where he worked in the orbit of Overbeck and the Nazarene movement,…