Dan Seagrave & Macabra: To The Bone (Vonfrost Records & Morbid Vision Music)

MACABRA are proud to reveal the artwork for their second full-length recording ‘…to the Bone’ via Vonfrost Records and Morbid Visions Music this spring/summer. The elaborate cover artwork is delivered by Dan Seagrave who is well known in the death metal community for painting covers of classic albums by bands like Morbid Angel, Entombed, Malevolent…

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Painted in Blood: An exhibition of Metal Artworks

Painted in Blood: An exhibition of metal artworks by Thomas Ewerhard (Avantasia, Volbeat, Amon Amarth, Spock’s Beard, Jon Oliva etc.), Jan Meininghaus (Kreator, Bolt Thrower, Overkill, Accept etc.) and Björn Gooßes (Dew-Scented, Hackneyed, Pendragon, Hatesphere etc.). Feb 5th – Mar 4th, 2016, Sold Out Gallery, Königsallee 16, 44789 Bochum, Germany Grand opening on Friday, Feb…

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Wes Benscoter & Cattle Decapitation: The Anthropocene Extinction (Metal Blade)

Californian extreme metallers, Cattle Decapitation, and irreverent American illustrator, Wes Benscoter have an uncompromising attitude towards art. That’s probably why their longtime collaboration have proven to be so successful. The first time the band used one of the artist’s twisted visions was for their 2002 opus “To Serve Man.” That was followed by the iconic,…

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Santiago Francisco Jaramillo & Ethereal: Opus Aethereum (Candlelight Records)

A British/Ecuadorian Visual Opus Earlier this year, British black metallers, Ethereal, unleashed their newest collection of sonically-depraved tracks, titled ‘Opus Aethereum’. The album comes accompanied by an elegant, highly symbolical mixed media artwork spawned by designer, Santiago Francisco Jaramillo of Triple Seis Design. Jaramillo already has in his resume imagery created for bands like Pestilence…

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Chioreanu Costin & Enslaved: By Norse Artwork ENSLAVED 25

Commissioned by Chioreanu Costin who has worked with Roadburn Festival, as well as Ivar Bjornson and Enslaved on various projects, the pieces perfectly capture the essence and imagery of the periods they represent. What’s more, Costin’s involvement could not be more appropriate considering Ivar’s involvement as a curator at Roadburn Festival earlier this year. March…

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Eliran Kantor & Fleshgod Apocalypse: King (Nuclear Blast)

Italian symphonic-death metal masters FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE, have revealed the cover artwork to their upcoming album ‘King’. This stunning visualization was created by acclaimed contemporary artist Eliran Kantor (TESTAMENT, ICED EARTH, KATAKLYSM, HATEBREED). Comments the band:“This work of art is nothing more than the picture of an old world coming to an end.The author, Eliran Kantor,…

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Tuska 2015 – Denim. Check! Leather. Check! Chains and studs. Check! Band t-shirt (Slayer). Check!

It took a little preparation but now I was armed and ready to enter the gates of Tuska (translated ‘pain’, ‘agony’) Open Air Metal Festival once again in Helsinki, Finland. Like last year there were masses of metalheads showing off their best outfits and makeups. Bands like Abbath gathered many corpsepainted human gargoyles out of…

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