From Mgła to Blut Aus Nord: Black metal cover arts selection

From Mgła to Blut Aus Nord: Black metal cover arts selection

This year, under the heading "Dark Art", we continued to select releases in the genre of black metal with the most interesting artworks. The previous material was posted last August. Since that time, there have been many albums with excellent covers that we want to share with you.

The new selection includes album covers released from August 2019 to January 2020, from designers from France, Italy, Poland, Serbia, Croatia, Switzerland, Austria, Ukraine, Russia, the United States, Chile, and Indonesia. If you like any of the presented works or you think that we've missed some interesting covers in this selection — feel free to write about it in the comments below.

The title picture for the article used art for the fourth album "Age of Excuse" by the Polish act Mgła. The author is musicians' compatriot Zbigniew M. Bielak, best known for his collaboration with the Swedes Ghost.

The cover art of the self-titled EP of the American act Oneiric Eclipse. The author is Chilean artist and musician Daniel Hermosilla.

The cover art of the album "Mors Vincit Omnia" by Americans Crimson Moon. The author is the well-known Italian artist Daniel Valeriani, who also collaborated with Dark Funeral, Lucifer's Child, and Mayhem.

The cover art of the fourth album "Anorexia obscura" by Italian act Tenebrae in Perpetuum. The author is a Mexican musician and artist Antithesis, who has previously collaborated with Acherontas and Nightbringer.

The cover art of the album "Age of Darkness and Frost" by the American solo project Moon and Azure Shadow. CD artwork is done by M Dot Strange, artwork for cassettes by Igor Mugerza.

The cover art of "There Is No Truth but Death" album by American band Sleeping Ancient. The author is the Ukrainian artist Anna Levytska.

The cover art of the album "Cairn" by the American band מזמור. Created by Mariusz Lewandowski, who worked on a artwork for Bell Witch's "Mirror Reaper".

The cover art for Anifernyen's album "Augur". The author is the Portuguese artist Credo Quia Absurdum.

The cover art Daemoniacal Terror's album "Thy Rites". The author is not specified.

The cover art of "Dawn of Infinite Fire" by all-female band Asagraum. The author is Indonesian Bahrull Marta, who has previously worked on Aoratos' debut album "Gods Without Name".

The cover art of the album "Spiritual Resonance" by the Italian act Darkend. The author is the band's vocalist Luca 'Animæ' Gregori.

The cover art of the album "Funeral Pyre" by the Spanish band Ancient Emblem. The author is not specified.

The cover art of the album "The Beyond One" by the Russian band Y'ha-Nthlei. The author is not specified.

The album cover of "Hallucinogen" by the French act Blut Aus Nord. The author is a French artist and musician Dehn Sora, who has been collaborated with the band for a long time.

The cover art of the album "Love Exchange Failure" by Ukrainians White Ward. The author is Austrian photographer Luke Pownall.

The cover art of Behemoth's EP "O Pentagram Ignis". The author is Bartosz Rogalewicz, who created the artwork for the band's latest album "I Loved You at Your Darkest".

The cover art of "Cursed Seeds" by Horror God. The author is Russian artist Kirill Semenov.

The cover art of the album "Iluntasuna besarkatu nuen betiko" by the Spanish act Numen. The author is an Indonesian artist and musician Aghy.

The cover of the EP "... Symptoms II..." by the German act Maladie. The author is a French artist and musician Remy Cuveillier (Headsplit Design), who has repeatedly collaborated with the band.

The cover art of the EP "Aevum" by the American band Vukari. The art is created by Dawid Figielek.

The cover art of "The Infernal Pathway" by Norwegian act 1349. The author is an American musician and artist Jordan Barlow, who has also worked with Goatwhore and Saint Vitus.

The cover art of the album "Worse Weather to Come" by Italians Frostmoon Eclipse. The author is View From The Coffin.

The cover art of the album "The Onset of Chaos" by the Argentinean group Blemias. The author is not specified.

The album cover of Mayhem's "Daemon". Its author is artist Daniel Valeriani, who has also worked with Dark Funeral, Lucifer's Child, and Crimson Moon.

The cover art of the album "Versus All Gods" by Singaporean act Impiety. The author is the Indonesian artist Jenglot Hitam.

The cover art of the album "Gentle Illness" by the British duo Caïna. The author is an American artist Mow Skwoz.

The cover art of Kob's album "The Breath of the Chthonic Depths". The author is not specified.

The cover art of the album "Bright Euphoria" by Serpens Luminis. The author is a Swiss artist Pierre Pierre Perrichaud.

The cover art of the EP and its instrumental version "Dødsblikket" by Tømhet. Its creator is a Russian art project Rotten Fantom, who has previously created the artwork for Arkona's "Khram".

The cover art of Tragediens Trone's self-titled album. The author is not specified.

The cover art of the album "Vestige" by the French act Pénitence Onirique. Illustration and art director: Aurore Lepheliponnat and Hubert Pablo.

The cover art of the album "Secret Ambrosian Fire" by the German band Mosaic. The author is artist and musician José Gabriel Alegría Sabogal, who has previously worked with Inferno.

The cover art of the album "Mountains and Darkness" by American symphonic black/death metallers Northwind Wolves. The author is not specified.

The cover art of the EP "Sentinel" by the British band Horrified. The author is an American artist and musician Adam Burke, who has previously worked with Sólstafir, Thy Art Is Murder, and Vektor.

The cover art for Vesperian Sorrow's album "Regenesis Creation MMXIX". The author is an American artist and musician Caelan Stokkermans.

The cover art of the album "Divlja vatra" by the Serbian act Svartgren. The author is Gorgoroth's vocalist Stefan Todorović.

The cover art of the album "Чернобог" by Mor. The author is the Russian artist Shvnvn.

The cover art of the album "Frost and Ruin" by the British band Wolves in Exile. The author is not specified.

The artwork of Skogmark's album "Æra av ensomhet". The creator is Mayhem Project, who has previously worked with Khors and Paganland.

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