Here’s the art for the new Vallenfyre 7″, “The Last of Our Kind“, which will be available during the Decibel Magazine U.S. tour this Spring supporting At The Gates, Converge, and Pallbearer. This new design I drew keeps the grimness of their Splinters LP, while paying homage to those before them such as Axegrinder and Hellhammer, presented in the classic and Spartan flat graphic style of long ago. Musically, expect nothing less than two powder-burned and and shrapnel-torn broadsides from these talented veterans.
Super excited as both a fan and an artist for the Decibel Magazine 2015 tour with Sweden’s legendary At the Gates, longtime hardcore innovators Converge, and the almighty Vallenfyre on their first proper US tour. I’m eager to see them gain more fans from their ferocious live set and am stoked of course for the opportunity for more people to see my artwork.
Hope you get a chance to see Vallenfyre on their tour starting today with Morgoth and Bolt Thrower, with Instinct of Survival on a few select German dates too! Bring ear protection and buy some merch!
Vallenfyre with Bolt Thrower & Morgoth
30.09.2014 — Le Trabendo , Paris, France
01.10.2014 — Garage, Saarbruecken, Germany
02.10.2014 — Hellraiser, Leipzig, Germany
03.10.2014 — LKA Longhorn, Stuttgart, Germany
04.10.2014 — JUZ, Andernach, Germany
05.10.2014 — Muziekodroom, Hasselt, Belgium Vallenfyre + support
06.10.2014 — Merleyn, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
07.10.2014 — Baroeg, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
09.10.2014 — Turock, Essen, Germany
10.10.2014 — MTC, Cologne, Germany + Instinct of Survival
11.10.2014 — Kranhalle, Muenchen, Germany + Instinct of Survival
12.10.2014 — Räucherkammer, Wiesbaden, Germany + Instinct of Survival
13.10.2014 — Magnet, Berlin, Germany + Instinct of Survival
15.10.2014 — Exchange, Bristol, UK
16.10.2014 — Talking Heads, Southampton, UK
18.10.2014 — Best Buy Theater, New York, USA*
20.10.2014 — Slade Rooms, Wolverhampton, UK
21.10.2014 — The Dome, London, UK
* Decibel 10th Anniversary Show w/ Amon Amarth & Sabaton
Here’s two new shirt designs that come from the gatefold of the new Vallenfyre LP, Splinters. The designs are meant to have an old-school metal/crust look in both design and color way.
My latest project is an album design and illustration for Century Media artists Vallenfyre (UK) – featuring members of legendary bands I’ve been a fan of for nearly 20 years: Gregor Mackintosh (Paradise Lost) – Vocals and Lead Guitars, Hamish Glencross (My Dying Bride) – Rhythm and Lead Guitars, Scoot (Doom, Extinction of Mankind) – Bass, and Adrian Erlandsson (At the Gates, Paradise Lost, The Haunted) – Drums. Additionally, mastering by Brad Boatright, guitars and vocals for longtime fave From Ashes Rise, and recorded by Kurt Ballou of Converge at God City Studio. I’m beyond excited to be a part of this project, with these people. Everything was drawn and inked by hand, including a custom font I built and named ‘Splinters’ so the entire project has a unique feel. After a thorough run-through of different concepts for the cover, I came up with this one per their suggestion (even referencing some of my previous personal and commercial work) that it have an old school death metal look with some classic crustcore monochrome and angular spikes (splinters), keeping with the overall intent of the music on this, their sophomore LP.
Now! Preorders of the LP/Digipak/Shirt standalone or as a music/tee bundle are up now, as of April 3, 2014: http://www.omerch.eu/shop/vallenfyre/