Monochromes 2019

The best monochromatic metal artworks of 2019 100 Artists with 100 Bands on 100 releases, with bands and artists commentary. Monochromes returns, available February 2020, more details to follow. Featuring: Abbath, Aegrus, Aephanemer, Aphyxion, Asthma Castle, Black Vulpine, Burning Gloom, Ceremony of Silence, Decem Maleficivm, Deserted Fear, Diabolical, Dødsfall, Edmond Jefferson And Sons, Embrional, Festerday,…

Masterpieces 2019

We brought together the finest album artwork of 2019 100 Artists with 100 Bands on 100 releases With bands and artists commentary Heavy Music Artwork yearly collection of metal artwork. Featuring 100 artists with 100 bands on 100 releases including Dream Theatre, Megadeth, Death Angel, Amon Amarth, Demon Hunter, Atrocity, Avantasia, Beast In Black, Betraying…

HMA Issue 13

13th Installation line-up Mortiis, Apocalyptica, KMFDM, Demons & Wizards, Svart Crown, My Dying Bride, Suicide Silence, Serenity, Midnight, God Dethroned, Today is the Day, Intronaut, Credo quia Absurdum, David Ocampo, Fabrice Lavollay, Guillaume Tocco, Jesus Lhysta, Lia Vé, Marcos Miller, Mitchell Nolte, Nanda Dika, Przemek Galert, Seldon Hunt, Vladislav Cadaversky. Ethically sourced and FSC approved…

Arte Arcana Lucifero

Lucifer mythical character is by far metal most mentioned and revered of all villain. Heaven’s outcast and dirty scoundrel, the mighty ruler of all that is below and a materialist bastard par excellence. Artist Devil fascination and representation is overwhelming and is depicted ad nauseam making Eliphas Levi goat more popular than any other deity.…

HMA Issue 12

Heavy Music Artwork 12th installation. Exclusive interview Slipknot visionary Shawn Crahan aka Clown, the man responsible for the band aesthetics and visuals. Mayhem aka the True Mayhem, returns with an impressive evil album and equally an outstanding cover artwork by one of our favourite dark arts artist Italian Daniele Valeriani. Plus stories of the sacred…

HMA Issue 11

This July prepares for a new dose of Heavy Music Artwork, in print, glossy and classy. As with every issue we gathered at your service metal masters in creativity both in music and visuals. We have great returns with Possessed and Nocturnus AD for those, like us eagerly awaiting new music. 11th installation line up…

HMA Issue 10

With every issue, our focus remains and stays the same, a close and personal point of contact with the bands and artists. Heavy Music Artwork #10 bands lineup: Behemoth, Nightwish, Within Temptation, Dead Can Dance, Children of Bodom, In Flames, Amaranthe, Sirenia, Arabrot, Swallow The Sun and Stryper. Artists lineup: Andrej Bartulovic, Barny Bewick, Caelan…

Monochromes 2018

The best monochromatic metal artworks of 2018 100 Artists with 100 Bands on 100 releases With bands and artists commentary Heavy music can be very distinctive when it comes to styles and approaches. One or two colours of artwork have been a common theme in metal and most of its subgenres. We feel it deserves special…

Masterpieces 2018

We brought together the finest album artwork of 2018 100 Artists with 100 Bands on 100 releases With bands and artists commentary Best Artwork Judas Priest, Firepower Master Artist Gustavo Sazes Most prominent artist Travis Smith Honorary Artist Vincent Fouquet Artist Highlight Vladimir ‘Smerdulak’ Chebakov Best boxset The Ocean, Phanerozoic I: Palaeozoic Band includes Alien Weaponry, Alkaloid, Axel Rudi Pell, Behemoth,…

HMA Issue 9

Heavy Music Artwork #9 Vol 3 comes with a new format and style. Focusing more on what we know best music and art. There are no more themes so we can move freely in the domain of creativity letting bands and artists express their views unrestricted. Featuring: Deicide, Bloodbath, Chthonic, Conan, Entombed A.D., Grave Digger,…

Aesthetics of Sickness

‘Aesthetics of Sickness – The Gore Archetypes’ brings together the filthiest and most gruesome metal cover albums ever been released. With lyrics, articles, photos and artwork. The volume also includes high profile blood artists such as Hermann Nitsch, Andres Serrano, Jordan Eagles, Vincent Castiglia, Neal Auch, Dr Rev Mayers, Jen Lewis, Maxime Taccardi. Full articles…

Arte Arcana

‘Arte Divina’ highlighted divinity and the holy act of creativity. ‘Arte Arcana’ focus on the dark side of the arts from whatever philosophical source artists draw their inspiration. Speaking across cultures and traditions is difficult to say what can be considered “dark”. We invite artists to share their visions, interpretations, critiques, thoughts and discussions. Artists…

Belief

In this issue of Heavy Music Artwork magazine looks at the question of “’Belief’. To you what is ‘Belief’? Or on a personal level what do you believe, aside from yourself? Of course, the question is mainly philosophical and is not intended to refer to religion alone necessarily. The previous issue we focused on ‘Nihilism’,…

Nihilism

Heavy Music Artwork 7th issue ‘NIHILISM’. In a Post-Modern world we ask, is there something to believe in? What does culture mean? Is NIHILISM at the centre of our cultural chaos? Is the metal world complicit in its collapse? One can argue that metal and especially black metal nourishes an excessive sense of the narcissistic…

Masterpieces

We brought together the finest album artwork of 2017 100 Artists with 100 Bands on 100 releases With bands and artists commentary Bands include Portrait, Mastodon, Arch Enemy, Krossfyre, Evertale, Bloodhunter, Blut aus Nord, Mantar, Cradle of Filth, Heidevolk, Nyktophobia, Aosoth, Odium, DragonForce, Bloodlust, Svartsyn, Nocturnal Rites, Suffocation, Veil Of Maya, Carach Angren, Alestorm, Memoriam, Slaughter…

Arte Divina

Our artist’s life commitment and dedication to the art are immense. It resonates passion, beauty and intensity beyond words. Centred around the concept of creation and the act of creating. Like in religious tradition the one that creates is divine and of divine intention. Strictly focusing on inspiration, symbolism, philosophy, creativity, and imagination. The double…

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…

Avant-Garde

Heavy Music Artwork fifth installation. [uh-vahnt-gahrd, uh-vant-, av-ahnt-, ah-vahnt-; French a-vahn-gard]. The advance group in any field, especially in the visual, literary, or musical arts, whose works are characterised chiefly by unorthodox and experimental methods. Featuring: Ulver, Sun O))), Skinny Puppy, Wolves In The Throne Room, Tombs, Ghost Bath, Candlemass, Pallbearer, Ihsahn, King Dude, John…

Legacy

In this issue, we feature a number of artists that have generously shared their passions and commitment to creativity with us. I’m pretty sure they have their “scars to boast”: as music and art addicts we also have our own scars and we are fucking proud of them because this is not just music –…

Portraits

‘Portraits’ celebrates Heavy Music Artwork five years in operation and we decided to release a book on metal portrait photography. All photos have been taken by our photographers from 2012 to 2015. To accompany the book we have also included critiques and insights by The National Portrait Gallery of Canada The Swedish National Portrait Gallery…