Each month, we select the latest black metal releases with the most interesting artworks. Previous thematic materials were published in January and March. This time, the new selection includes covers by the artists and designers from Poland, Germany, Austria, Greece, Serbia, Brazil and the United States, as well as covers, based on paintings by artists Alfred Rethel and Alphonse Mucha.
For the main pic, we used the cover of the debut album "Luciferian Goath Ritual" by the German band Goath. The author is Chris Kiesling from Misanthropic-Art, who has previously worked on the cover for Baptism’s LP "V: The Devil's Fire".
The cover of the album "Magna Adversia" by the Brazilian band Patria. The author is the band’s guitarist Mantus (Marcelo Vasco Arts) — a well-known artist, behind whom are collaborations with Dark Funeral, Dimmu Borgir, Kreator, Slayer, and many other eminent metal bands. Last month, our compilation included Mantus’ art for the album "Malus Ascendant" by the duet Carpatus.
The cover of the debut album "Satan ov Suns" of the Norwegian-Finnish project Doomsvangr. Author is Khaos Diktator Design, Serbia.
The cover of the album "Obsidian Arc" by Pillorian — a new band of Agalloch’s ex-leader John Haughm, who worked on the cover together with artists and designers Niels Geybels, Veleda Thorsson, and the previously mentioned Chris Kiesling.
The album "To The Concrete Drifts" by the American band Fell Ruin. The cover author is the group’s vocalist Brian Sheehan (Legerdemain Art).
The cover of the fourth album "Hope Attrition" of the American band Woe. The author is not specified.
The cover of the third album "Eleven Dragons" of the Greek band Acrimonious. The author is Vamperess Imperium (Dodsferd, Thy Darkened Shade).
The cover of the debut album "The Age of Wisdom" by the German band Noxia. For the artwork is used the same-named picture "Age of Wisdom", 1938, by the Czech painter Alphonse Mucha.
The cover of the album "II: Morphosis" by the Finnish death/black metal band Lantern. The author is the Polish artist Zbigniew M. Bielak (Behemoth, Deströyer 666, Enslaved, Paradise Lost), who has been creating art for the band Ghost since 2013.
The cover of the EP "Herzogian Darkness" by the Polish band Medico Peste. The author is the musicians’ compatriot, photographer Piotr Węgrzyński from BFV/Inside Flesh.
The cover of the debut album "The Great Cold Steppe" by Windswept — the project of Drudkh’s leader Roman Saenko. The author is not specified.
The cover of the third album "Prometheus" of the Greek folk/black metal band Aherusia. The author is not specified.
The cover of the third album "Atra Lumen" by the French black/death metal band Corpus Diavolis. The author is not specified.
The cover of the debut album "Tabernaculum" of the formerly Irish, and currently Icelandic project Rebirth of Nefast formed by the musician Steven 'Wann' Lockhart. The author is not specified.
The artwork of the album "Antikult" by the German band Fäulnis. The author is Alexander Trinkl (Irrwisch).
The cover of the fourth album "Abreaction" by the French band Svart Crown. The author is the artist and musician Stefan Thanneur, who has previously worked with the band.
The cover of the album "Winter" — the fifth full-length release in the discography of the British trio Fen. The author is the band’s bassist Adam 'Grungyn' Allain.