Archive | Cover Artwork
This summer is poised to be an epic one for the mighty Viking metal gods. In addition to playing Mayhem Fest, Amon Amarth will be releasing album number 9 via Metal Blade this June. And now we have a glimpse at the cover artwork for Deceiver Of The Gods.
The group revealed the artwork (as seen above) via Reddit along with the following message:
“The cover depicts the last battle between the Gods and Loki who arrives at Vigridr field accompanied by the army of the dead during Ragnarok, the end of the world. We hope you enjoy it.”
Let’s see Thor 2 try to come up with a better plot line than that. Furthermore, the cover artwork looks pretty bad ass! And it turns out that we won’t have to wait long for new music, as the title track from Deceiver Of The Gods is expected to be made available for free download sometime this week. Till then, kick off your weekend by starring at this killer artwork.
UPDATE: As promised, Amon Amarth has made the title track to Deceiver Of The Gods for free download and stream (after having a little technical difficulties with its website). Let’s just say that the new song is as epic as the cover artwork. Go stream or download “Deceiver Of The Gods” in the player below.
Megadeth is slated to release its new album, Super Collider, on June 4 via its new T-Boy Records/UMe imprint Tradecraft. And now we not only have our first taste of new material, but also a glimpse at the album’s cover.
Dave Mustaine and crew revealed the cover artwork seen above via an online game. The website also includes an audio snippet of a new song called “Don’t Turn Your Back.” First, let’s talk about the cover. To be honest, it doesn’t exactly live up to Megadeth’s legacy of killer cover artwork. At the same time, it’s definitely a lot better than the rumored cover that leaked last month (and still more interesting looking than the original Risk cover). As for the song, while it’s hard to base anything on less than 60 seconds, we definitely like what we hear thus far (solid riff and a memorable chorus, at leas the half that can be heard).
Head over to megadethgame.com now to hear the sample of “Don’t Turn Your Back,” and if you want to play the game even though you’ve already seen the cover. Super Collider is already available for pre-order via Amazon.
Ghost B.C.’s sophomore album Infestissumam is without a doubt one of the most anticipated new releases of the month. However, now we’ll have to wait another week for it, as the album’s release has been pushed back from April 9 to April 16. Why, you ask? Well apparently, CD manufacturers weren’t too happy with some of its artwork.
According to SPIN, at least four manufacturers refused to print the artwork seen above that was supposed to be in the album’s deluxe version due to its sacrilegious imagery. Apparently, the manufacturers were less concerned by what resembles a satanic forest orgy and more worried by the upside down Jesus on a cross figure seen at the top. “We kept on getting turned down because of the CD art, which is basically a 16th century illustration of an orgy,” claimed an unidentified source SPIN claims is close to the band. “They weren’t surprised. The comment was ‘Well, I thought this would have happened sooner… The artwork was meant to provoke some sort of thought, but it’s been one obstacle after another.”
To avoid further delay, the band will simply use the original album cover for its deluxe editions. With that said, the “blasphemous” artwork will still be seen in the vinyl copies of the album, as well as in Europe. Infestissumam will still be released via Loma Vista Recordings, but now on April 16.
Last month, Alice In Chains revealed the title to their long-awaited follow up to 2009 Black Gives Way To Blue. And not only do we now have the cover artwork for The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here to see, but we also have a few song titles to take a look at.
First, let’s discuss the cover (which was revealed via Twitter). Seen above, we admit that we’re a tad disappointed at its simplicity (though that’s not a bad thing either, per se). Apparently, though, Alice In Chains get a little more risqué with the lyrics. In a cover story with Revolver Magazine, the group supposedly revealed that the title track includes the lyric “The devil put dinosaurs here/Jesus don’t like a queer… No problem with faith, just fear.” In regards to the song/lyric, singer/guitarist William DuVall reportedly told Revolver that “We had to think a bit and discuss what the potential fallout might be. There’s a fine line between provoking and gratuitous offending. And there’s also a fine line between provoking and preaching.”
So far, we’ve only heard one song off of the album called “Hollow.” However, with a release date set for May 28, it should be only a matter of time till we get another taste from The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here. Check out song titles slated to appear on the album below. Read more »
Ghost B.C. is (obviously) a very visual band. One key element to this, other than their stage appearance, is the Swedish group’s cover and t-shirt artwork. That’s why we’ve been looking forward to seeing the cover to Ghost B.C.’s sophomore album Infestissumam. Now it looks like the artwork has made its way online.
You can see the cover artwork for yourself above. But in short, we’re impressed. It’s simple yet has some very cool hidden details that make it pretty rad. And though it shares some similar traits to the cover of Opus Eponymous, it also has its own unique and haunting look to it. It’s almost as impressive as Ghost B.C.’s 60’s variety show inspired video for “Secular Haze,” which we’re still head over heels for.
Infestissumam will come out on April 9 via Loma Vista Recordings.
Clutch recently invited a handful of journalists, radio programmers and label peeps to hear six songs from their new album, Earth Rocker. So far, only those in attendance have had the chance to hear the new material in full. For now, though, we have some pretty killer artwork to hold us over.
Clutch has officially revealed the cover artwork for Earth Rocker, with a March release date tentatively being eyed. The artwork was created by longtime collaborator Nick Lakiotes. And as you can see above, Lakiotes once again did a stunning job.
As if that wasn’t enough for one day, Clutch also announced initial dates for the Earth Rocker world tour. The North American leg of the tour will feature support from Orange Goblin, Lionize and Kyng. If you are a fan of stoner rock and metal in any sense, then this tour should excite the hell out of you! Check out dates confirmed for the trek so far after the jump. Read more »
As we’ve mentioned before, seeing the cover artwork to a new Baroness album is quite possibly just as exciting as hearing the record itself. Frontman John Baizley has always created beautiful and stunning pieces of art for his own band and others. Well this morning, the wait to see the cover artwork for Baroness’ new album has come to an end.
Baroness have revealed the cover artwork for Yellow & Green at their website. While a snippet of the cover can be seen above, the full artwork can be seen after the jump along with its track listing. And that brings us to some other exciting news. As it turns out, Yellow & Green is actually a double album. That’s right, we’re getting TWO discs of new material from Baroness this Summer! We cannot believe we missed that juicy bit of details in the original press release [for shame!].
So go ahead and check out the full cover artwork and track listing for the new double album after the jump. Baroness will release Yellow & Green on July 17 via Relapse Records. Read more »
We’ve been waiting to hear Mastodon and Feist’s split for some time now. While we may have to wait a few more days until its release on Record Store Day (April 21), at least we can check out some pretty cool artwork.
As you can see above, the cover artwork for the Feistodon split features pieces of the Canadian indie pop star and each member of the band’s faces merged into one image. We especially like how Feist’s tongue is colored in black marker (an obvious reference to the Mastodon song she covers for the split), while the cover also gives us an idea as to what she’d look like with Brett Hinds’ tribal face tattoo.
Hopefully Mastodon’s cover of “A Commotion” and Feist’s version of “Black Tongue” are as awesome as the split’s cover. Although, from what we’ve heard from people who have heard the two covers, we have no need to worry. So with that, we say “Can it be April 21 already?”
We’ve heard High On Fire perform two new songs live back in November. But on April 3, we’ll finally get to hear High On Fire’s first album since 2010′s Snakes for the Divine. Along with a release date, High On Fire also revealed the cover artwork and track listing to the new album called De Vermis Mysteriis.
We were going to say that we hope the music is as kick ass as the artwork. However, it is High On Fire we’re talking about, so there’s not much need to worry. And we also won’t need to worry about missing the stoner metal band live, as they’ll be playing Mayhem Fest all Summer. But way before that happens, they’ll be playing a handful of shows at this year’s SXSW in Austin, TX (including the second annual Metal Sucks “South by South Death” showcase).
While the cover artwork can be seen above (in case you didn’t notice it already), you can also check out De Vermis Mysteriis’ track listing and a rundown of High On Fire’s SXSW shows after the jump. Read more »
As you may recall, Metalocalypse co-creator Brendon Small revealed this past Summer that he was working on a solo project. Since then, though, we haven’t heard any new updates about the album. However, cover artwork and a Facebook page for Small’s solo project popped up online yesterday. And thanks to that, we now know that the album is called Brendon Small’s Galaktikon.
But at the moment, that’s all we really know about it. So for now, let’s recap what we do know already from last Summer:
-Drummer Gene Hoglan and bassist Bryan Beller (who were a part of Dethklok’s live version) worked with Small on the album.
-It’s a concept album that Small previously described as “a high stakes intergalactic extreme rock album with a lot of heavy metal elements.”
-Thematically, Small also described it as “Flash Gordon meets Metallica kind of thing.”
Those three things alone had us looking forward to hearing what Small could do outside of Dethklok. And now the awesome cover (as seen above) definitely adds to our excitement. We’d say it’s a safe bet to also keep an eye out on Small’s website, as more information will likely pop up there.