What Wastelands Lacked in Creature Comforts...Made Up for in Epiphanies
November 9, 2013 10:05 AM   Subscribe

Denis Forkas Kostromitin is a Russian artist that considers himself to be a modern symbolist painter (symbolism mentioned previously). The dark and dreamy quality of his work has lead him to be a frequent collaborator with metal musicians. Here he explains the process that led to the cover of Horseback's Half Blood and recently he was commissioned to create the cover of Polish blackened death metal stalwart, Behemoth's, new album, using lead singer Nergal's own blood.
posted by sendai sleep master (6 comments total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
Also, here is a tumblr featuring a short selection of his works.
posted by sendai sleep master at 10:07 AM on November 9, 2013

Not as funny as Manowar signing their record contract in their own blood.
posted by GallonOfAlan at 11:16 AM on November 9, 2013 [1 favorite]

Reminiscent of Austin Osman Spare, to me.
posted by louche mustachio at 11:17 AM on November 9, 2013 [1 favorite]

I want to name my death metal band "Shadow Damage".
posted by Our Ship Of The Imagination! at 11:38 AM on November 9, 2013

(Half Blood is a great record if you are into atmospheric avant-metal. Really, really good.)
posted by BitterOldPunk at 3:09 PM on November 9, 2013 [1 favorite]

“It’s very arty,” Nergal explained.

Winner, 2014 Lyttle Lytton contest.
posted by Wolfdog at 4:01 PM on November 9, 2013 [1 favorite]

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