Feb 10 / admin

Carach Angren | Episode 2

Well, well, well….it seems like the Carach Angren’s video will turn into a series :) Check out episode number two and expect some new one soon…This track is also from the forthcoming album ‘This Is No Fairytale’, out on February 23rd (2/24 in North America). Check out the band HERE. You can already preorder the album in various formats, HERE.

Feb 5 / admin

Arch Enemy | Tshirt design

This is a new tshirt design which I did for Arch Enemy, thsi time as an exclusive item for the Finnish dates of their European Tour.
The artwork used is named “My words will kill me” and the final result is a black ink illustration / mixed media. You can order the tshirt HERE.

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Feb 2 / admin

Private Hell | anniversary design

This is the place which I enjoy most in Bucharest, in terms of metal bars. You can check it if you are around, great prices, great music, nice people at the bar :) They wanted to celebrate 3 years of existence so this was the result. Check out them HERE.

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Feb 1 / admin

Immolation | Origin | Tour poster design

Here is an upcoming tour planned by Massive Music agency, with Immolation and Origin plus guests! If you are interested in booking or more info please click HERE.

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Jan 30 / admin

Siren | tshirt design

Here we go, first collaboration with the band Siren.
It is a black ink illustration which will serve them as a teshirt design.
If you want to check out the band music, you can click HERE.

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Jan 25 / admin

Einherjer | special tshirt design

This work, exclusive made for Einherjer and entitled DRAGONS OF THE CARIBBEAN is a handmade illustration / mixed media which will be used as a extra limited tshirt design edition, just for the70000tons of Metal cruise. If you’re going, make sure to get one…It will be the only place to find them actually ;)

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Jan 24 / admin

Interview | Cult Artes

This was a very special interview, and I really want to thank to Nicolae Baldovin for this very interesting discussion.
For reading the interview in English version, CLICK HERE.

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Jan 20 / admin

Diagnose: Lebensgefahr | Transformalin | finally on LP

Diagnose: Lebensgefahr – Transformalin – 2LP, Gatefold, 16 pages vinyl-size booklet, printed innersleeves!
Limited edition 500 handnumbered copies.
250x copies on bone-white & brown vinyl
250x copies on bone-white & brown vinyl with red & black splatters.

The eighth edition of this legendary album and for the 1st time on so frequently asked VINYL! Finally! And now with 3 exclusive unreleased tracks! Not absolutely new tracks, no, as it would disrupt the atmosphere of album, all sounds are from the original session which you will be able to hear instantly in the “new” songs. They definitely hold the atmosphere and overall sound of “Transformalin” and should not be seen as left over material from the recording but rather as good ideas which were re-visited and finalized in 2014 now the standing in the right place. “Transformalin” never sounded more complete than on this 2LPs!

A few short comments from HAL about unheard tracks:
“Utsikt Ifrån Botten”, translates to “View from the ocean floor” – a song, which many listeners have searched for, but never found before. Some true followers may find the ending quite familiar as this is the sound you hear when visiting www.diagnoselebensgefahr.com , the very first song ever written by Diagnose: Lebensgefahr.
“Obducenten Har Vaknat”, translates to “Mortician´s Awakening” – this is the BROTHER song of “Obducentens Dröm” (Mortician´s Dream) from the “Transformalin” album.
“När Livet Slås Sönder”, translates to “As Life Is Smashed To Pieces” – the final chapter of this complete album version. A journey of craziness, sickness, anxiety, epilepsi, blank empty eyes and the haunting MOTHER.
Words are not enough to describe the visceral feelings that Transformalin delivers, but this sound-therapy will cure your soul or make you total sick!
This project’s sole member is Nattramn, whose ‘Death—Pierce Me’ album under the project name Silencer stand as defining work in the suicidal black metal movement. Diagnose: Lebensgefahr is significantly different from either, though, and should not be considered a black metal album as such. For the first time this album blew up the world in 2007 and now it’s still one of the most interesting works on current scene.
Transformalin is a bleak voyage through related genres, particularly dark ambient, power electronics, martial and noise-influenced industrial, with black metal serving as the filter that taints and completes them. Consequently, ‘Transformalin’ is a jarring experience that can be harshly rhythmic at one moment and the next dive into unmetered, dragging ambience, while still others draw on martial cadences and horn reveries that echo in the background. Though mostly instrumental, he does provide ‘narration’ from time to time with primarily clean vocals that range from manically impassioned to psalm-tone catatonia.

This is a really special vinyl edition, with tones of art inside…so do not miss the chance to get one of these.
For more information CLICK HERE.

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Jan 18 / admin

OLD GRAVE FEST | 2015 poster

Yeah, new poster and brand new handmade logo for the upcoming 4th edition of OLD GRAVE FEST. It will eb a big party in Bucharest, so do not miss it, as a lot of surprises are left to be announced!!!

More Information HERE.

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Jan 16 / admin


“For the first time avantgarde metallers Vulture Industries and graphic artist Costin Chioreanu will come together on stage. The Babylon Spiral combines the atmosphere and aesthetics of the Expressionist Cinema of 1920’s Germany with the intensity and eeriness of a Vulture Industries concert. Using specially designed stage props, actively manipulated by the artist throughout the show, the concert will draw the audience on a journey through time.

The collaboration between Vulture Industries and Costin Chioreanu grew from a mutual admiration between the two sets of artists. The first stop on the journey happened on the third VI album “The Tower”, and was followed by the animation video “Lost Among Liars”. We are now approaching the summit of our collaboration and you are invited to ascend with us.
For the first time in Oslo, Costin Chioreanu will present an exhibition of his selected artworks. The exhibition will be hosted at Kulturhuset exclusively for the Inferno Metal festival. Costin is a Romanian graphic artist and musician, and is renowned for his work with major acts such as At The Gates, Mayhem, Ihsahn, Ulver, Virus, Vulture Industries, Dordeduh and many others.”
Press Release by Inferno Festival, Norway.

Well, what can I say?! I am super excited about this collaboration, which will expand my experience at many levels. Also, I am super happy to be able to build up such a complex concept with artists which are on the very same spot! This gives me wings and hope! So, if you come at Inferno Festival, do not miss this, as you can see from the poster I made for this special event…we really push everything at max with this show and exhibition!

More info HERE.

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