Welcome to the third installment of “Metal Artists’ All-Time Favorite Album Covers”. While last week we were under the impression that this would be the final part of our mini-series, we realized that we actually had enough sick content, to bring you a fourth part! So sit back and relax, ’cause you still get to do this once more! For now, read on and see what members of Attika 7, Black Tusk, Phobia and Tragedy, among others, have to say about those album covers that forever changed their lives.
Los Angeles D-beat decibel deviants, D.I.S. (Destroyed In Seconds), are set to unleash their new full-length this Fall via Deep Six Records on November 1st. Fittingly titled Becoming Wrath, the offering was recorded and mixed mid 2012 at Architeuthis Sound in North Hollywood by the band’s own Sean Vahle and features nine tracks of malicious thrash-tinged d-beat downs that capture D.I.S. at their most ferocious. Check out the cover art as well as second the track, “Assimilation” below.
Last week both veteran and upcoming Metal artists talked about some of their all-time favorite album covers and the long lasting impressions and influences that many of those visuals have imprinted on them. Today, we keep exploring this subject and asked another slew of mighty metal musicians: “What’s your all-time favorite Rock/Metal album cover artwork and why?” Let’s see how they answered…
Everyone, metal musicians included (unless of course you are Devin Townsend), has a favorite album cover. At some point in their lives, these musicians have fallen in love with a particular cover art that has long-since resonated with them and in some cases, even influenced their very own musical careers. Bearing this in mind, we asked a handful of metal’s leading musicians one simple question: “What’s your all-time favorite Rock/Metal album artwork and why?” Well, most of the responses were very detailed and enthusiastic, yet for some this proved to be a difficult subject. Let’s see who they were and what they said….
Vulgar Display Of Power was definitely the album that catapulted Pantera into the role of quintessential American Metal band of 90’s.
By the time Dominican Republic‘s melodic death metal quintet Archaios got signed by Tampa Bay’s Dark Canvas Records, they had already been fighting for more than 15 years to survive as a band without the support of labels, proper management or a worldwide fan base.
What else could be said that hasn’t been said before about Anthrax’s seminal 1987 masterpiece Among the Living?
This Californian quartet knows better than most about the payoffs of adopting the independent artist model. While they have enormously contributed to American Black Metal’s true identity, Cormorant has also set many landmarks within the do-it-yourself territories.
Avant-garde Metallers SIGH are certainly a one-of-a-kind band. Theirs is an unprecedented concoction of styles that goes from Black/Death Metal, Retro Rock and Middle Eastern music to the works of classical composers like Bach, Chopin, Stockhausen and Xenakis.
Despite the commercial and gigantic critical success of the highly influential albums Human (1991) and Individual Thought Patterns (1993), many consider DEATH’s sixth recording, Symbolic (1995), to be one of the band’s greatest achievements.
Fozzy’s highly-anticipated new studio album Sin And Bones will be released August 14, and the band has just unveiled the album’s track listing, as well as lead single “Sandpaper,” which features guest vocals by M Shadows and can be heard below. Exclusive pre-order packages for Sin And Bones are available now at CM Distro and can be purchased here. The brainchild of WWE superstar Chris Jericho and Stuck Mojo mastermind Rich Ward, Sin And Bones delivers 10 hard-hitting tracks.