Israeli visionary, Eliran Kantor, has built a distinguished career within the Metal scene thanks to his colossal album covers. Between August 10-13th, he will be exhibiting some of his works at the Rock And Metal Museum at the UK’s famed Bloodstock Festival.
We recently spoke with RAM and Bloodstock mastermind, legendary artist, Paul Raymond Gregory (who has painted many album covers for groups like Saxon, Dio, Blind Guardian, etc.) about the past, present and future of the festival and most especially, it’s art gallery.
Testament and Sepultura are currently touring the U.S. along with Prong. They recently stopped at Tampa Bay’s The Ritz on April 12th, to deliver one of the most punishing shows witnessed by a local audience in 2017.
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!
With “And Justice For Art” and “Extreme Shots” exhibits, a unique showcase of Extreme Metal art will take place during the upcoming Florida Metal Fest on January 30, 2016.
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.
The Dirty Nil have released the track “No Weaknesses” on SoundCloud, the song is the A-side off their upcoming 7″ via Dine Alone Records.
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).
As evidenced by their their latest album, Fearless, Acrania could be on the brink of becoming the next Cynic or Atheist, but on steroids… Seriously.
The online channel, FreqsTV recently premiered a new mini-documentary focused on the making of the new book “And Justice For Art: Stories About Heavy Metal Album Covers,” which is a continuation of the PureGrainAudio.com series of the same name.
As Wolf’s Cry demonstrates with its many twists and turns and distinctive musical panache, this band is genuinely focused on giving the world of Metal a distinctive new voice.