Artwork by Benjamin A. Vierling | fb

  • Band: Profanatica
  • Album: Thy Kingdom Cum
  • Year: 2013
  • Genre: Black/Death Metal
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Artwork by Fursy Teyssier and Metastazis

  • Band: Morbid Angel
  • Album: Illud Divinum Insanus - The Remixes
  • Year: 2012
  • Genre: Industrial
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Photography by Saulius Pempe

  • Band: Metal Church
  • Album: Metal Church
  • Year: 1984
  • Genre: Heavy/Thrash Metal
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Cover art by Orion Landau

  • Band: Serpentine Path
  • Album: Emanations
  • Year: 2014
  • Genre: Doom Metal
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Artwork by Robert Høyem | fb

  • Band: Monolithe
  • Album: Monolithe IV
  • Year: 2013
  • Genre: Funeral Doom Metal
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Artwork by Sam Nelson

  • Band: Warforged
  • EP: Essence of the Land
  • Year: 2014
  • Genre: Blackened Death Metal
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Artwork by Travis Smithfb

  • Band: Katatonia
  • EP: Kocytean
  • Year: 2014
  • Genre: Rock/Metal

Cover art by Kristian Wåhlin | fb

  • Band: Antestor
  • Album: The Forsaken
  • Year: 2005
  • Genre: Black Metal
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Artwork by Robert Venosa

  • Band: Cynic
  • Album: Kindly Bent To Free Us
  • Year: 2014
  • Genre: Progressive Rock
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"I chose the painting because in the image I see three things; and I believe Venosa painted it with these ideas in mind… I see an atomic explosion, a cross section of the human brain and a tree of life. The new record explores who we are when we’ve been pushed to our edges and have nothing to hold onto. This image has a direct correlation to these ideas in that the human brain is essentially the source of all our existential and psychic troubles, the explosion represents the imploding potent energy of life itself, and the tree of life equaling wisdom/knowledge/history. A tree also kindly bends to the wind (a metaphor from the Tao Te Ching) and the brain (mind) must eventually yield to the wind which in many ways involves truly letting go and dying into life itself." - Paul Masvidal

Cover art by Ioannis | fb

  • Band: Fates Warning
  • Album: Awaken the Guardian
  • Year: 1986
  • Genre: Progressive/Heavy Metal
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"To this day it has become a immensely popular image especially with the prog-metal fans. It was a continuation of the story from the last album sort of a concept thread. I wasn’t that fond of it at first but years later it has grown on me. Interestingly enough at the time the band was also unsure of it. Later on they confided to me that it became their most famous image." Ioannis

Artwork by Richey Beckett | fb

  • Band: VUYVR
  • Album: Eiskalt
  • Year: 2013
  • Genre: Black Metal
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  • Band: Todtgelichter
  • Album: Angst
  • Year: 2010
  • Genre: Avant-garde Metal
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