Shrinebuilder – Shrinebuilder

Shrinebuilder - Shrinebuilder

Al Cisneros, Scott Kelly, Dale Crover and Wino got together and created Shrinebuilder and some of the greatest heavy tunes to grace this planet. The massive responsibility of artwork went to Josh Graham and he made this masterpiece.

Shrinebuilder – http://www.neurotrecordings.com/artists/shrinebuilder/shrinebuilder.php

Josh Graham – http://www.suspendedinlight.com/

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Beastwars – Beastwars

Beastwars - Beastwars

It’s been a while since I updated on here so I’ll leave you with a cover to get lost in. Beastwars self titled has it all. The atmosphere on here is Incredible. Nick Keller has also done the artwork on their newest album. Heavy heavy crunchy riffs abound.

Listen to Beastwars – beastwars.bandcamp.com

Amaze your eyes – http://nickbkeller.blogspot.co.uk/

Stoned Jesus – Seven Thunders Roar

Stoned Jesus - Seven Thunders Roar

Sadly I can find little information about the artist of this sleeve. Stoned Jesus say it is by Yuriy and that he was/is in the bands Nice Wings, Icarus! and Uprising Formalhaut. From this I can deduce that it is Yuriy Nagorniy but I can only find a graphic designer of that name and nothing remotely similar to this piece. Can anyone help? I would love to see more of his work.

Also, the riffs on this album are fantastic.

Listen to Stoned Jesus – http://stonedjesus.bandcamp.com/

Samsara Blues Experiment – Revelation and Mystery

Samsara Blues Experiment - Revelation and Mystery

A feast of an album and a feast for your eyes. Samsara Blues Experiment release yet another amazing album though this time it’s packaged in artwork by Oleg Korolev,

Samsara Blues Experiment – http://www.samsarabluesexperiment.com/

Oleg Korolev – http://www.koro-art.com/

High On Fire – Snakes For The Divine

High On Fire - Snakes For The Divine

Arik Roper does an amazing job on this sleeve. Are the snakes in conflict or embrace? Is that smoke or purple haze in the background? Great sleeve, great album.

Go find High On Fire here (or see them on tour soon) – http://www.highonfire.net/

Arik Roper has some great images for your viewing pleasure here – http://www.arikroper.com/

Black Wizard – Black Wizard

Black Wizard - Black Wizard

Definitely one of the best live bands I saw while living in Vancouver, B.C. Unashamedly ‘Sabbath’ but that’s no bad thing in my book and with a stunning cover by Toronto artist Louis Durand.
Check them out here – http://blackwizard.bandcamp.com/
Louis Durand – http://www.gigposters.com/designer/86009_Louis_Durand.html