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Art: We Live

Electric Wizard’s ‘We Live’ this week and features some awesome tunes and artwork to match. This album made a big statement musically, I think the art compliments it well, but unfortunately my photos don’t. Released June 2004, Rise Above Records. Art by Tony R. meanspirit.com.

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Art: Dopethrone

English wrecking crew Electric Wizard again this week, ‘Dopethrone’ released 25 September 2000 with Rise Above. Artwork by Hugh Gilmour, Tim Bagshaw and Jus Oborn.

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Art: Endtroducing…

DJ Shadow? That’s not Metal… I hear you cry! It is a righteous album nonetheless and the artwork pretty much encapsulates the whole point of this section perfectly! Released November 19, 1996 on Mo’ Wax. All photography by B Plus, apart from the montage photo: Will & Barney Bankhead. Sleeve design by Ben Drury and Will Bankhead.

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Art: Tumuli Shroomaroom

Stoned doomsters Acrimony released Tumuli Shroomaroom, their magnum opus in 1997 with Peaceville. This is the 2007 Leaf Hound Remaster. Original ‘Alien’ illustration by Mead, Tumuli ’07 design and illustration by Jimbob for drunken-marksmen.com.

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Art: Resurrection Through Carnage

Swedish Death Metal band Bloodbath, with production done by the legendary Dan Swano and fetuaring some pretty big names Resurrection Through Carnage was released deep in the winter of 2002, my favourite part is the completely blackened CD. Photos by Bloodbath, digital make-up and design by Travis Smith at seempieces.com.

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Art: Second EP

Baroness’ 3 track ‘Second’ EP recorded as one song, in two takes and released September 5, 2005 art and design by John Dyer Baizley.

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Art: Blue Record

Baroness’ Blue Record released 2009 on Relapse Records. Art by John Dyer Baizley and design Orion Landau.

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Art: Red Album

Rad album, sorry Red Album by Baroness, artwork and design by John Dyer Baizley (Vocals, Guitar). Released  September 4, 2007 on Relapse Records.

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Art: Leviathan

Mastodon’s Moby Dick themed Leviathan up this week, this is part of the UK festival edition. All artwork and design by Paul A. Romano at workhardened.com. Released August 31, 2004 with Relapse Records.

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Art: The New Black

This week Devin Townsend’s extreme metal brainchild Strapping Young Lad. The New Black was both a critical and commercial success but alas this did not stop the, by then, disorientated Devin calling a stop to the Lads. Artwork and Photography by Travis Smith, released Century Media Records, 2006.

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