Gothic doom metal band Triptykon has announced that they will be releasing their sophomore album Melana Chasmata on April 15th via Century Media Records. The album was produced by frontman Tom Gabriel Warrior (Celtic Frost) as well as guitarist V. Santura between two studios in Switzerland and Germany.
Melana Chasmata, which roughly translates to “black, deep depressions/valleys”, will feature nine songs with a runtime of approximately 67 minutes. Head below for the album artwork, which was designed by H.R. Giger, who granted the band permission to use his artwork for their debut album Eparistera Daimones (review). READ MORE
When we started Visions of Horror, we did so with the intention of featuring exceptional artwork by horror artists who have made an undeniable mark on the industry. But only few have had such a profound impact on popular culture like VoH’s latest featured artist, H.R. Giger. Due to his unforgettable — and highly uncomfortable — inclinations towards powerfully fetishizing the biopunk subgenre, his beautifully dark, and nightmarishly erotic, imagery has become a widely recognized staple of modern science fiction and horror.
Most notably celebrated for his work on Ridley Scott’s Alien, this editorial will look at H.R. Giger’s “Necronomicon”, the art book that inspired many visual aspects of the famous franchise, which ultimately earned him an Academy Award for “Best Achievement for Visual Effects”. READ MORE
Linkin Park have released the official music video for “Burn It Down”, which comes off their upcoming album Living Things (out June 26th). The video shows heavy influences from the upcoming Ridley Scott film Prometheus, from the Giger-esque columns surrounding the band to the galaxy hologram that hovers above. Am I crazy in seeing this and making this parallel? It seems like something that Linkin Park would do. Check out the video below and let me know your thoughts. READ MORE
I’ve been playing guitar for about 14 years now and I’m a sucker for guitar porn. Looking at guitars can make me get a little antsy in my pantsy, if you know what I mean. But in all seriousness, I’m a huge fan of custom guitars, both in terms of hardware as much as in artistic creation. My interest stems from me taking my first guitar, a ’97 Epiphone Special 1 (back when that model was a solid guitar), and completely redoing all the hardware. Actually, I might show you that one day.
But moving to the article, below you’ll find pictures of a guitar (what looks like an Ibanez) that Gig Goldstein has carved into an astonishing homage to H.R. Giger and the Xenomorphs from aliens. Even the volume and tone knobs are unique (they’re little egg sacs). Overall, it’s an awesome guitar and I would give quite a bit to rock that bad boy on a regular basis. Check below for quotes from Gig and pictures of the guitar. READ MORE
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So I feel that I need to precede this contest with a little explanation about why we’ve got a contest set up with Lady Gaga. For those of you who have been living under a rock, Lady Gaga is quite possibly the most famous celebrity/musician in the world right now. It’s damn near impossible to turn on the radio and not have one of her songs playing on some station. Add to that the fact that her video views have made her the only artist with over 1 BILLION views, and you’ve got to be at least a little impressed.
So why are we here at Bloody Disgusting hosting a contest for her? Bloody Disgusting is meant to cover horror news and the music section is meant to cover music that is edgier and heavier, right? Well, let’s be honest here: Lady Gaga definitely inspires controversy. Remember her VMA outfit? She looked like a blood-soaked citizen from Bosch’s The Garden Of Earthly Delight.
Read on for contest details and how to enter!
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There’s a lot of interest in H.P Lovecraft’s tentacle clad behemoth Cthulhu lately, and especially in the comic book world. Last week I showed readers a preview of Arcana Studios’ kid friendly version of the H.P Lovecraft story in “HOWARD LOVECRAFT AND THE FROZEN KINGDOM”, and beginning tomorrow more mature readers can get in on the action with Transfuzion Publishing’s graphic novel treatment of “THE CTHULHU MYTHOS”. Making this deal even sweeter is the fact that the book will include a forward by none other than occult art icon H.R Giger! (Creator Of The “ALIEN” Design) Read on for all the details and a 6 page preview.
Eparistera Daimones, the forthcoming debut album by Triptykon, the group founded by former Hellhammer / Celtic Frost singer and guitarist Tom Gabriel Warrior, will feature the epic artwork by renowned Swiss artist H.R. Giger and New York-based surrealist Vincent Castiglia.
Eparistera Daimones will also feature detailed credits, full lyrics and extensive liner notes to all songs and will be released via Century Media Records under exclusive license from Prowling Death Records Ltd. on March 22nd, 2010 (Europe) and March 23rd, 2010 (North America).
A special webisode series was launched today focusing on the album’s defiant artwork and musically sinister aesthetic. Read on for part one of this three part series. READ MORE
Triptykon, the band formed by former Hellhammer/Celtic Frost singer and guitarist Tom Gabriel Warrior, has released the artwork for their next album, Eparistera Daimones. The artwork is the first time H.R. Giger has allowed one of his works to be licensed for album use in 17 years.
Giger is quoted as saying, “I am very proud to work with Triptykon. My art hasn’t appeared on an album cover for quite some time, and I feel honored to have been approached by Tom about such a collaboration for Triptykon’s very first release.”
Read on for a look at the cover! READ MORE