DRAKONIS ◇ BLESSED BY EMBERS ALBUM COVER

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DRAKONIS ◇ BLESSED BY EMBERS ALBUM COVER

Excited to present the album artwork for black metal band Drakonis for their debut album, 'Blessed by Embers' out on 3rd April on Hostile Media You can preorder here https://www.hostilemedia.net/…/drakonis-blessed-by-embers-cd Absolutely loved working on this cover, it was a truly collaborative effort with the band who were initially looking for some artwork to inspire concepts and ideas for the album itself. The band wanted to explore the idea of a cult leader type figure in the imagery. When thinking of the idea and brainstorming, I did a very quick sketch of a barn in flames and used this in a mockup to send to the band. From that, they created a backstory behind the cult leader and the concept for the whole album. This leader lost his family in a fire and used this tragedy to start his own cult. He uses the cult to convince people to sacrifice themselves by fire as a group. He moves around from town to town, bastardising other religions and their iconography as he goes, convincing more and more to die by the flames in hope that all this sacrifice can be traded in exchange for the resurrection of his family. These ideas fed back into the artwork and then back again into the music, which saw to make a fully cohesive partnership between both. It's a dream to work on artwork in this manner. This was probably the most complex piece I've done so far, integrating both hand drawn illustrations and the intersecting line style I've used a lot recently. The artwork took a lot of time, planning and experimentation but ultimately has proved worthwhile and incredibly satisfying project to work on. I've learned a lot doing this artwork and hope to be able to make more like it. More info on full package and full artwork soon. Follow Drakonis for more. #albumart #blackmetal #extrememetal #illustration #artwork #coverart #recordcover #albumcover #cultleader #cult #metal #metalband #art #stippling #gold #fire #flames #flame #goldandgrey #penandink #geometric #symbol #sigil #trishula #designer #illustrator #albumartwork #religion

DRAKONIS ◇ BLESSED BY EMBERS ALBUM COVER