Nov 21 / admin

At The Gates | Heroes And Tombs

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No, is not the “Star of David”. No, is not “Merkabah”. Is not any human invention. No, is not religious, as least not as we understand religion for the last few (?) thousands of years. It is the forgotten way…It’s all I have to say for the moment. People seem to watch this without seeing… But doesn’t matter. Today, I know I dropped my bomb outhere, like a message in a bottle, floating on a mixed ocean of madness, ignorance and hypocrisy. But I know there are also other things into this ocean. In just few hours it will be all over the place in the connected world from this planet. And I know one day will happen. Most probably, It will happen when I will stop waiting. Until then, enjoy this video…as this is the bottle.

Nothing can keep better the truth of an era than its tombs, so this is a story which goes back in time, through ages and tombs of humanity, deeper and deeper, till the point where the North was not West and the South was not East, so to say.

Nov 16 / admin

Roadburn 2015 posters

In order to celebrate 4 years of great collaboration with Roadburn Festival, here are the first 3 art posters I present for the next year. The posters will be as always, available for sale at the festival, in a very limited edition. I really wanted to have 3 totally different techniques on these 3 posters, so I am very happy with the result. I feel very honored to illustrate the special shows prepared by official posters for Enslaved, Wardruna and Skuggsjá, the sound of Norway’s Norse History, for the next year edition of Roadburn. Enjoy!

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Nov 13 / admin

Eluveite | Silver Sister | Tshirt design

This is the first project I made for Eluveite and there was a lot of information to be covered, visually speaking, as the story was really complex and several mythological and historical documentation were needed as well, in order to have a coherent result. The tshirt is available HERE.

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Nov 10 / admin

The Slayer King | lyric video

This is a new band and this is their very first lyric video I did for them. For those interested in some dark, strangely erotic with some psychedelic touch….Enjoy The Slayerking and their “She is My Lazarus”… This time I explored some new territories concerning illustration as well. Was an interesting experiment.

Nov 8 / admin

Primordial | going back in time

Well, yes, I went back in time this time…this is a cover artwork for Primordial limited 7″ Containing 2 unreleased songs from 1991!!!
1.Prince of the sky
2.Nefarious affliction

Of course, this artwork is a tribute to the black and white demo tape covers xerox era…Enjoy.
It can be ordered HERE.

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Nov 5 / admin

Digir Gidim inscription

This is a very mysterious band, having the mission to spread a high new thinking connected to the creation of a new religion totally and completely based on Mesopotamic and Sumeric culture.
This is the logotype I created for them. The letters and symbol were handmade and over worked using some textures…resulting this.

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Nov 3 / admin

Blodhemn | H7 | artwork

This is a rather unexpected way of illustrating black metal, but I liek very much to meet open minded people searching for something special. So, a handmade illustration / mixed media artwork done for the new Blodhemn’s opus, entitled “H7″.

H7 is used by Blodhemn as a symbol of Norwegian patriotism as well as a homeage to Norwegian resistance during WW2.

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Streaming available here:
Metal.de: http://goo.gl/goE7Ha
Metal Hammer Norway: http://goo.gl/tctmmi

The album “H7″ will be out on the 10th of November.
Preorder at http://blodhemn.indierecordings.no/

Oct 30 / admin

Koneskin | Liberty Place

This is a bit atypical artwork I made for the debut cd of Koneskin, the new band featuring Sergio Ponti (Dor De Duh, Sunset in the 12th house). I was just fallowing what music transmitted to my inner space and so I created this mixture between handmade painting, black ink drawing and some photo manipulation. They will hit the road with few dates , together with some very interesting bands in November so check them out!

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Oct 25 / admin

Virus | Exclusive artwork

To celebrate the first intrusion in United States of the northern avantgarde pilots Virus, I created this artwork, which will be available through the band channels as a tshirt and also as a silkprint poster. The artwork is entitled “The Sunset Spider” and it is a handmade illustration. The tshirts are available here.

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Oct 22 / admin

Dream Walk With Me

„Dream Walk with Me” is the first garments series that is pressed with personal works created by Costin Chioreanu. Without deflecting from the artist’s established style of conceiving graphic projects by basing the creative process on philosophical analyses that are led by magical thinking and occultism, the present collection brings back the „dreaming” into the daily life. Obviously, it is not about that kind of dreaming caused by sleep. It is about dreaming as a state of mind found at the border between conscious realm and subconsciousness, that psychic state that connects us with the Universe and its unseen ways. The dreaming as it is presented here takes the lead on keeping the human spirit „awake” and far away from society and its given reality that is made up to be irresistible for the human mind. „Dream Walk with Me” doesn’t answer to existential questions but it’s an invitation to awaken the spirit. Practicing the way of awakening does not require a formula, as every man has his own way of discovering and understanding things. The secret is the creed of the one who wears these symbols and becomes the messenger of this concept among people. If there is no creed, the endeavor has no sense, no magic and (especially) no effect.

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“In ancient times, the vestments were adorned with visual elements, even if they were used for rituals or for the daily life and this applies to many cultures, including ours (i.e. South-Eastern European). Besides decorative quality, these elements were, most of the times related to a philosophical burden, corresponding to contemplations and issues of analyzing things seen and unseen. I don’t think that we desecrate these symbols or images if we put them on the clothes we wear everyday, just because we simply live in this day and age. There is no need to live exclusively in an ancestral place in order to enjoy our spiritual openings. I am deeply convinced that we can do it also here, in a city where the struggle to keep us „awake” is more powerful than in a space where it’s easier to make contact with the spiritual realm. Here, we are day after day invaded by a sensory world that alienates us from our species’ particularity.

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won’t talk too much about my artworks because their role is to give input. The input will be rejected or assimilated particularly by each of you. I prefer this code to be caught up by everyone that extracts it directly from the image and not from my explanations. The first work is called „Mother Earth, Father Sky” and the second is „The spider, creator of worlds”. Both themes are illustrated in various forms within the oldest civilizations of those we can still access. The novelty of this thing is given by someone’s personal approach, someone that has the experience of living in the world of today. I wanted to represent these themes by using my own visions, taking nothing from the shape they had in the past.

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Speaking of the clothing items that are selected for both genders, we tried to offer a special range and searched for pieces that are hard to find in merchandise areas. I am glad that I found great solutions to this logistic problem, together with my friends from „Stay Thirsty”,even if this option made the production costs higher. The main idea of this collection is to offer something special for people who are special, taking into account the product itself, the artwork that decorates it and its meaning.”
Costin Chioreanu, October 2014

For more info and direct orders click HERE.

The official release of this collection will take place at Maximum Rock Festival 2014 – October 24 and October 25, Turbohalle, Bucharest, Romania.
See you there, where we can meet and talk.

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