I’m excited to bring you readers another awesome Bloody-Disgusting exclusive interview! For all of you, I got several questions answered by badass artist Aaron Crawford. He tells us about his inspirations, how horror influences his art and his style, some of his favorite musical artists as well as some of his favorite horror movies. He also sent forth many examples of his work, so check after the jump to see it all!
Aaron Crawford has done work for some of the leading names in rock and metal. Some of his previous clients include Suicide Silence, Woe of Tyrants, The Used, Attila, Veil of Maya, Into Eternity, Himsa, After The Burial, Abigail Williams, Necro, and many more.
As the saying goes, ‘you can never have too much of a good thing’. In many cases, this is completely true: Money, love, Saw sequels (according to many of you readers), etc… However, in many instances this is not the case: Think of your favorite candy. You love it, you enjoy it and oftentimes, you crave it. Now imagine if you will, having that candy EVERYDAY. I’m going to guess that very quickly, you will not only tire of the candy, but you will get sick of it completely. The reason I bring this up is simple: ‘Threnody’ by Woe of Tyrants suffers from a you-CAN-have-too-much-of-a-good-thing-problem: the double bass blasting of drummer Johnny Roberts. It never ends. Ever. There are moments when the listener has a second or two reprieve from the bass drum assault, but these moments are few and far between. Roberts thrives on beating the hell out of his bass drums. I’ll give him this, though: The man probably doesn’t have a molecule of fat on his legs.
Highly distinguished Dutch death metal greats, God Dethroned, have recently released what is being heralded as one of the best albums of their long career in Passiondale. On the heels of this release, Metal Blade has extended God Dethroned’s contract yet again to continue putting out some of the most intense and unique death metal albums from one of the genre’s best bands.
God Dethroned will be campaigning across North America once again. This time, they’ll be supporting Overkills’ 25th Anniversary Killfest tour throughout April. The tour starts April 1st in Philadelphia at the Trocadero.
Los Angeles thrash titans Warbringer just completed a massive European tour and have now set their sights back on North America as they prepare to embark on a cross-country tour with genre legends Overkill alongside Vader, God Dethroned, Evile and Woe of Tyrants. Be sure to visit www.myspace.com/warbringer
to view their complete, rigorous touring itinerary.
John Laux (guitars) further states: “Just finishing up our latest European tour, which was definitely a ‘whirlwind’. We’ve spent the past two months all over Europe, doing five weeks of shows with Evile and then three weeks of headlining dates, mainly focusing on Eastern Europe. The conditions were rough as we did our own dates crammed into a van with seven people and all of our gear. Also, the weather just seemed to get colder and colder. Fortunately no one got too sick and all the fans who came out each night made every gig worthwhile. It was cool to venture into countries like Poland, Croatia, Slovenia, Slovakia and Hungary. We were happy to try a lot of the local food, wine and beer. We’ll have a lot of great memories from this run.
Canada’s Starring Janet Leigh have just announced they will be co-headlining the 2nd month of the Metal As Art Tour with the French experi-metalists group HYPNO5E. Special guests of the tour include melodic metal monsters Fallen Martyr, who hail from Maryland.