Monday, June 25, 2012

Coven 13

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.................
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....

Don't burn the Witch...

New personal work...wicked witchcraft.

Monday, June 4, 2012

Satan Is Alive!

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

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!

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UPDATE: The book is all done and came out wonderfully! :