Bringing you fucked up flashbacks of those shitty LSD micro-dots you did (or still do) back in the day are these brand new Acid Witch designs! A re-tooled "Witchtanic" design for the album repress and then total fucking cheese to the max as Slasher Dave goes nutzoid with these "tributes" to the BEST Halloween film there is (fuck Michael Myers!), HALLOWEEN 3! These colorful shirts are sure to disappoint and disgust the most dour and generic of the evil/"kvlt"/ doom/ war/ death/ black stoner/ whatever scene! All lovingly brought to you by Hells Headbangers!
Saturday, December 29, 2012
Acid Witch's first album "Witchtanic Hellucinations" is now available again courtesy of Hells Headbangers. This version features a new painting on the back cover I did exclusively for this version. The layout has been changed as well so one can easily distinguish between the original pressing and the new one...don't want anyone getting ripped off by unscrupulous bastards selling these as the first press that tend to go for absurd amounts on ebay! Vinyl version is now in the works and should be out soon with some extras...possibly another die-cut?
Logo design for INFECTONATOR, a new sickening thrash / death metal project from Doomy G. Blackthrash of Lansing legends SAURON. It also features current BORROWED TIME axe wizard Matt Prestone and some insane drum work from Justin Henry of DARK PSYCHOSIS among others. I've only seen them once but they ripped through a short set of KREATOR "Terrible Certainty" style face melting metal and did not disappoint! Michigan kills again!
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Hark! Hear the terrible judgement passed on all ye from the foul mouth of Shitfucker! Read the depressive musings if you so desire here...http://expeditedeath.blogspot.com/p/shitfucker.html....interview conducted by Kyle Mac for EXPEDITE DEATH fanzine.
Monday, August 6, 2012
Artwork for the new Borrowed Time / Wytch Hazel split ep on High Roller records from Germany. Coming Soon. Borrowed Time's new track, Black Olympia, showcases some new progressive elements for the band. The influence of Manilla Road is evident, so much so that it influenced my artwork on a subconscious level I believe. Wytch Hazel is a new band from England that draws deep influence from that country's heavy metal roots. They have a very archaic and old sound that brings to mind Trespass, Paralex, Bleak House and even Wishbone Ash (!?) Here's a link to the superb High Roller label....http://www.hrrecords.de/
Update...Here's the finished product...Wytch Hazel cover and lyric inserts by Seth Bennett respectively.
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Monday, July 9, 2012
New "fan-art" celebrating one of my favorite painters of all time (Sanjulian) as well as one of my favorite publications of all time (Creepy)! The painting itself measure 30" x 40" on canvas and currently resides in the private collection of Mr. Pete Gibbs, glass artist extraordinaire. The "Creepy" mockup was done by "Slasher" Dave Monastiere. Thanks Dave, it looks killer and quite authentic if I must say. Keep an eye out for more collaborations between Dave and myself with our new horror aesthetics company, HORROR SHRIEK. Much thanks to the GODLY Manuel "Sanjulian" Clemente for eternal inspiration as well as for the many hours I have spent staring intently at his work with a childlike sense of wonder asking myself "how'd he do that?". A true unsung legend in the fantasy/horror art realm!
Monday, June 25, 2012
Artwork inspired by a really cool yet somewhat forgotten Detroit band, COVEN 13. Their 1987 Lp, "Worship New Gods" (released as just Coven, they would soon add the 13 to their name due to threats of being sued by the Indiana Coven of "Witchcraft: Destroys Minds And Reaps Souls" fame.) is an oft overlooked gem. The sound is hard to describe but depending on ones musical point of view I could see people classifying this as anything from heavy metal to traditional doom to deathrock. I can safely say it would appeal to fans of all genres. Considering how trendy goth and deathrock are becoming in the metal and punk scenes again, it's a shame that this band no longer exists. They could have ridden the wave to some success no doubt. As evidence of this, Shadow Kingdom records has recently re-issued "Worship New Gods" for the first time ever on CD! Get it here................. http://shadowkingdomrecords.com/index.php?action=news
Also, for more info on Coven 13 check out this excellent interview with the band conducted by the heavy metal freaks at The Corroseum, cheers to them for helping re-discover an obscure Detroit band for the world to hear.... http://www.thecorroseum.com/features/coven/index.html
Monday, June 4, 2012
Above is my page from the Mark Rudolph curated MERCYFUL FATE and KING DIAMOND tribute book "Satan Is Alive". This ones gonna be a real killer! Over 150 pages of the most evil interpretations of King ever committed to parchment from some of the comic undergrounds best...check out this list of artists..fore-wards by Scott Carlson of Michigan's own death metal legends REPULSION and the infamous Norwegian metal guru himself, Gylve "Fenriz" Nagell of DARKTHRONE! Pretty freaking cool if you ask me. Cheers to Mark for putting this together, for more info on the book and to check out his fine work take a look at cvcomics.com
Tom Neely (Henry & Glenn Forever/The Wolf/Popeye/The Blot)
J. Bennett (Decibel/Terrorizer/Revolver Magazine/Ides of Gemini)
Bruno Guerreiro (Decibel Magzine)
Kim Holm (Pickman's Model/ Hole in the Sky 2010 Memories)
Chuck BB (Black Metal Part 1 & 2)
Tim Sievert (That Salty Air/Clandestinauts)
J.T. Dockery (In Tongues Illustrated)
Ed Luce (Wuvable Oaf/ Henry & Glenn Forever and Ever)
Kevin Cross (Barbarian Riot Squad/ Pitch Black/ Nerve Agents)
Johnny Ryan (Prison Pit)
Stephanie Buscema (The Little Tales of otto & Olive/ Web of Spider-Man)
Sara Turner (Ghosts of Pineville)
Nick Green (Decibel Magzine)
Roger Langridge (Popeye/ The Muppet Show/ Fred the Clown/ Snarked!)
Tim Shagrat (Acid Witch)
Ben Marra (Lincoln Washington: Free Man!/Henry & Glenn Forever and Ever)
Vasilis Lolos (The Pirates of Coney Island/Spider-Man Family)
Mark Rudolph (Dagon/ Metal Hammer/ Decibel/ Tombs of the Blind Date)
Also: Danny Martin, Sam Wolf, Dave Acosta, Ali Horn, Kelly Larson, Mark Thompson and Mike Erdody.
With forewords by Scott Carlson (Repulsion/ Death Breath/ Cathedral) and Fenriz (Darkthrone) along with a Mercyful Fate family tree and a few more surprises in store!
Satan is Alive!...almost...Please help him here...http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/markrudolph/satan-is-alive-a-tribute-to-mercyful-fate
CONTRIBUTE TO THE KICKSTARTER! get special incentives and extra rare goodies above!
UPDATE: The book is all done and came out wonderfully! :
Monday, May 21, 2012
I sure got sucked in by this Robert Kirkman penned series upon being introduced to the comic books a few years ago. I had always wanted to paint a rendition of the books lead protagonist and gloomy anti-hero, Rick Grimes...so here it is. Since the painting was inspired by the comic and not the T.V. show I decided to mock up the cover like it was an issue in the series.
Monday, May 14, 2012
Front and back covers of the filthiest record ever to crawl from the slime of the Motor City. Some serious mental health damage will be had when cranking this one on ten at 5:45 in the morning! Blast out yer old ass neighbors, annoy your stupid room-mates, WAKE THE FUCKING DEAD! Features 2 new songs each by REAPER, PERVERSION, SHITFUCKER and ANGUISH. Metal Punk at its most desperate by four of Detroit's most persecuted and vile outsider bands. 500 pressed...100 on green vinyl. Contact for more info if interested...I have a few copies left for trade or sale.
Friday, May 11, 2012
Album cover for PERVERSION. This band reeks of the cryptic stench of 80's South American black metal, influence of SARCOFAGO and VULCANO is dually noted. This was released as a split 7" ep with Detroit's ANGUISH. Here's some pic's of the band I took as well.
Album cover for Appleton, Wisconsin punk stalwarts Choose Your Poison. These fine folks have been around working their asses off to support the DIY punk and metal scenes in the Mid-West for years and tour all the time around the country. Check em out and pick up a record when they come to your town if you want...it'll be loads of fun! Slightly different design work on the logo's and text done by myself then what was actually printed on the covers...I prefer it my way...
So, yes, I've finally went ahead and made a blog. After many years of being asked "You've got a blog, right?" and "Your on facebook, right?" and then being met with blank stares of confusion when I have to tell people I have neither, I've finally caved and decided to make this here blog. I suppose I felt it was the lesser of two evils. Ha, Ha screw you Zuckerberg! You haven't defeated me yet! Much like my childhood vow never to watch the James Cameron film "Titanic" (in my young teen mind the director of such films as Terminator 1 & 2, Aliens, and Pirahna 2: The Spawning doing a melodrama about some old-ass ship was blasphemy...still is) my vow never to have a facebook is still in tact...for now. So without further ado, what better way to start this off then with an Ultimate Warrior spoof and a goof. You can download this game now for yer I-phone, Blackberry, Droid or other 4G mobile smart 3-D app cellular device...for more info check out my MySpace page...All images on here are created by myself (unless for some reason they're not and then that will be noted...like my use of the Cinco Toys logo in this, thanks Timon Deric)...more exciting images of horror and weirdness coming verrryyyy soon..