Mar 29 / admin

Arch Enemy | War Eternal | Front cover

Well, this is a very important moment, the public announcement of the new Arch Enemy cover and our collaboration. Is pointless to say this art is very important for me. I really liked the concept brought my Michael Amott so I was more than excited to be picked to illustrate it. From the technical point of view is the most complex artwork I ever done. It contains after all, 3 complex arts in one, the main scene and the 2 paintings from the walls…so actually is a triptych…somehow. As regarding the concept…The new born just arrived into this society, is surrounded at birth by the 4 main “elements” of mind’s control. As always, the fifth element should remain encrypted.

ARCH ENEMY will unleash their 9th studio album, War Eternal, worldwide via Century Media Records (Trooper Entertainment in Japan) on June 9th in Europe and June 10th in North America.

Chief song-writer, guitarist and band leader Michael Amott comments: “I was looking for a hand-drawn feel with a unique atmosphere, something that would complement the music that we’ve been working so hard on these last couple of years. In the end my choice fell upon Romanian artist Chioreanu Costin, who’s work I’ve admired for some time. Costin really grasped my vision for the artwork and layout, he’s delivered some of the coolest artwork elements we’ve ever had with ARCH ENEMY!”

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Mar 28 / admin

Up to Eleven | Ce simti | front cover

Up To Eleven is a romanian alternative rock band. This is not our first collaboration, so things went quite easy and friendly, as always. This is the front cover of their debut album, entitled “Ce Simti” (”What You Feel” in English )…and is an artwork which i really love, even is made completely as digital photomanipultion. I really think it speaks out the message very coherent, no matter the technique.

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Mar 27 / admin

The Ocean | tshirt design

This is a very special illustration which I created for the band The Ocean. They come up with a very interesting concept that really activated some wheels inside my brain, so I am very excited by the result. The first public appearance of thsi artwork was during my exhibition in Milan…maybe is still there on the walls, hehe. This art is used by the band for a tshirt design, so you can check out the Pelagic records store:


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Mar 26 / admin

The Vintage Caravan | special artwork

The Vintage Caravan will bring their bewitching heavy 70s style, psychedelic blues rock to Mikael Åkerfeldt‘s curated Roadburn event, so they contacted me for making a very special art to commemorate this event. Here it goes!

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Mar 22 / admin

Patria | Individualism

This is the second collaboration which I have with this black metal band from Brazil, this time for a new record which will be released by Indie Recordings. The front cover is handmade illustration / mixed media. Their album “Individualism” will be out on April 21st [NO/EU] – April 25th [G/A] Indie Recordings and it can pre ordered here:

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Mar 19 / admin

Passiv Dodshjalp | Achilles | split cover

This is another result of my cooperation with the mastermind of Swedish band Passiv Dödshjälp. Because I simply love his ideas, I am always happy to illustrate them as best as I can. So, this time is about a 12″split cover, made between Passiv Dödshjälp and Achilles. Enjoy!

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Mar 16 / admin

Berserkers | WWIII

Here we go – the art I made for the debut release of the Romanian thrash metal band Berserkers – World War III – like always worked as handmade illustration / mixed media.

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Mar 11 / admin

Clandestine Horizons | Milano | exhibition

The Milan experience was beyond everything I could imagined! Thanx to the ultra-professional Teo Segale , Giulia and their fantastic team and group of friends, my first exhibition in Milan and also my first visit to Milan turned in a mind-blowing experience! I am truly fucked up at this hour as the party was non-stop, and I hardly can find words to describe properly how happy I am cause I met these high class people and I also had the pleasure to work with them! All I can say is that everything was perfect!!!! SoloMacello and Santeria rules! And of course, I want to salute the great idea of Panificio Danelli in making a special edition of biscuits with the shape of \m/, in order to celebrate my exhibition.

Even now we are back to our grayscale hometown, the “Clandestine Horizons” exhibition will remain up at Santeria, for a while. So, in case you missed it and you live or visit Milan in the next 1/2 weeks, check it out! Of course, Gina was there as well and her help on so many fields was as always, the fresh air I need to breathe. Thanx again everybody, you are AMAZING! And what is even more than amazing is to find all over the world REAL people – believing in their dream…and still believing in magic! Only the signs are real.

With love

This is the collection of arts mainly presented among other selected arts from previous projects and other arts I made for bands like At the Gates, Mayhem, Anders Bjorler, The Devil’s Blood, Spiritual Beggars, Oranssi Pazuzu, The Ocean, Vulture Industries, Vali, Gravetemple:

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P.S. Here are some pictures, enjoy!

Mar 4 / admin

Astero | Circles | artwork

Astero is a nice alternative quartet from Bucharest, Romania and I am taking care of their imagery since their very first record. This is a brand new one handmade illustration / mixed media, which is extended on 4 booklet panels. I loved the theme so the result is quite nice, as it’s speaks about one of the most big problem of contemporary human relationships.
You can listen ASTERO here.

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Mar 1 / admin

Bloodway | release concert

February 27th 2014 was a magic night for me. From all the reactions received seems like it was magic as well for many other people. First for my bandmates, friends and the people who wanted to come our first show. The vibe was amazing, and we succeed to transmit to people what we wanted to. The concert was sold out (70 tickets) and I never felt so good on a stage in my entire life. A big thank you to: I’voidhanger records, gina sandulescu, miluta flueras, stefan panea, andrei spataru, question mark crew, marius costache, matei and all other people helping us.

Here are some pictures, a live video from the concert. If you want to listen our record, it’s available for streaming , digital download or physical de-luxe 16 pages booklet jewel case edition here.

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