We caught up with Dan Thomson, guitarist/vocalist for Toronto's post-hardcore band Sparrows, to ask how the cover artwork for the new album Let the Silence Stay Where It Was came to be.
R.I.P. vocalist "Fuzz" hit us up via email to discuss the slick cover artwork of his Portland, OR-based band's latest album, In The Wind.
Checked in with Sasha Chemerov, Ukrainian-born band founder, guitarist and lead singer of LA rockers, The Gitas, to better understand the cover artwork of the group's new album, Beverly Kills.
Spoke with As Lions' lead singer Austin Dickinson about the spectacular cover artwork for their debut full-length, Selfish Age, out now via Better Noise / Eleven Seven Records.
Detroit, MI's bluesy rockers, Citizen Zero released their debut full-length album, State of Mind, on August 12th, 2016 via Wind-up Records and vocalist/guitarist Josh LeMay helped us understand the recording's cover artwork!
Lyra Von Rose fronts Toronto, Canada's Illvsionia and checked in with us to elaborate on the rad artwork of her band's new constellations-themed EP, Vrania, which dropped on November 11th!
In our inaugural "UnCovered" interview, Adelitas Way lead vocalist, Rick DeJesus, hit us up to discuss the concept, creation and symbolism behind the artwork for band's newest single, "Ready For War (Pray For Peace)".
In our inaugural installment of And Justice For Art's latest series "Underground Art", we look at the artwork of six different albums from six different underground metal artists that we found to be particularly EPIC!
2016 has been a very interesting year for Metal, both musically and visually. Album covers, in particular, continued to flourish, showing plenty of aesthetic and thematic diversity.
2016 has brought plenty of new Metal music and of course, plenty of awesome album covers. And Justice For Art continues its exploration of some of the most interesting artworks adorning recordings released this year!
On this third and final chapter of And Justice For Art's guide to some of the BEST album covers of 2015, we continue to explore some of the graphics that have since become part of Metal's visual legacy. Directly from the artists themselves, let's see what they had to say about their creations.
Metal albums continue to be a commanding force of nature in 2015 and their accompanying visuals - the cover artwork - have immensely helped in creating additional interest for the music, enhancing its allure.
Amazingly, the first half of 2015 is already behind us. Over the course of the last six months, many impressive Metal albums featuring stunning cover artwork have come to light (just take glimpse at some of the graphics featured below).
In this edition of And Justice For Art, we proudly present some of today's youngest and more promising visual artists.
2014 was an interesting year for Berlin-based artist, Eliran Kantor. His reputation as one of the world's to-go Metal cover artists continued to grow thanks to his work for heavyweights like Iced Earth, Incantation.
On this fifth and last episode of And Justice For Art's guide to some of 2014's best album covers, we continue to explore some of these fine graphics and how they were created. Let's find out what the bands and visual artists involved had to say.
and Zbigniew M. Bielak
are two well-known artists that have noticeable generational, cultural and stylistic differences. Despite this, there's a common denominator between them: both have lent their talents to the world of Heavy Metal. As a result, they've created iconic graphics that have become the visual representation of recordings by some of the world's most revered extreme bands. So... what brings together Seagrave and Bielak to the pages of And Justice For Art? The answer to that is rather simple. Coincidentally, two of their most recent projects have caught our attention, so we contacted them to find out more!
Visually, 2014 has been one of the most interesting years for Metal in recent history. We've had plenty of striking images fronting thousand of album covers. Surprisingly, most of them have showcased both technical finesse and conceptual relevance. In this article (the fourth installment of ...And Justice For Art's mini-series about the subject), we keep exploring some of these works of art. Discover what the people involved in their creation had to say....
For many years Nick Micho had two clear passions: heavy music and visual arts. Eventually, he decided to merge them. The result of that enterprise is, currently, one of the most enjoyable visual projects in the underground scene. The Canadian artist draws his own renditions of bands he likes, but in a very distinctive way.
It seems that despite the so-called, current 'supremacy' of the digital format, album covers still matter - at least in the world of Metal music. Both bands and graphic artists keep producing arresting imagery to accompany and enhance (visually and conceptually) the power of the recordings being released daily. Here's the third chapter of this miniseries exploring some of those amazing album covers. Let's discover what those involved with their creation had to say...