Dec 20 / admin

Lucifer | The Rock Opera

This is the poster of the most complex project I ever got involved in my country. For this rock opera I am creating the screenings and my personal task is to push my limits of visual expression, beyond the border of unknown….so we can have this piece presented in the most mature way possible, visually speaking.

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Dec 5 / admin

Beyond The Gates 2019 | complete artwork revealed

Here is the complete artwork I did for Beyond The Gates 2019 (there was a segment missing in the previous version), including also the biggest announcement from today: Emperor, the big headliner of the 2019 edition of this amazing festival. Be there! Tickets are available HERE.

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Nov 30 / admin

Arch Enemy | Reason To Believe | Artwork

This is the front cover I created for Arch Enemy – “reason To Believe” 7″.
Black vinyl – limited to 300 copies
Clear vinyl – limited to 100 copies, only available at CMDistro EU
White vinyl – limited to 200 copies
Silver vinyl – limited to 200 copies, only available at Nuclear Blast
Red vinyl – limited to 200 copies, only available at EMP

Pre-order your copy HERE.

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Nov 26 / admin

Enslaved | Merchandise design

This is the t-shirt design I created for the Enslaved tour in the North. As also the tour poster it is made on a re-interpretation of the ancient “Hordanes Land” EP’s front cover. Because the last weeks were beyond insane I simply forgot to upload it in time.

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Nov 25 / admin

Amon Amarth | Merchandise design

This is the second design I created for Amon Amarth new merchandise line. You can find it as tshirt, longsleeve and hoodie HERE.

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Nov 22 / admin

Blacksheep | War Ethics

This is the cover I made a while ago for the upcoming Blacksheep Ep, entitled “War Ethics”. The cover keeps somehow the comic side of the debut album, but going way more into darkness, as this time the music and the lyrics are coming from another place. This time is about a cold place, where soldiers were writing their last poems and letters to their dear ones, from the battlefields of the first World War. The EP will be out this month. More info HERE.

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Nov 20 / admin

Art and music to save the wild life

As I repeatedly mentioned it before, my Twilight13Media celebrates its 15th anniversary this year… It’s been 15 years of working in the underground, while focusing everything on the heavy metal music. During these years, the images I have created traveled all over the world, from Europe to America and Asia. I am deeply honoured to know that my artworks illustrated the music of favourite groups such as Voivod, Mayhem, Sigh, Emperor, Ihsahn, Ghost, At the Gates, Lisa Gerrard, Napalm Death, Paradise Lost, Tormentor, Arcturus, Darkthrone and you all know already that the list goes farther. I celebrated this anniversary through special exhibitions such as the Emperor project displayed at Inferno Festival in Oslo, the Tormentor one at the Beyond the Gates in Bergen, the combined operation with Earth Electric, which took me to a couple of places in Spain, while in the old country I brought recently a series of artworks with romantic horror flavour, which is exhibited at the Bran Castle.
Regarding Bucharest, my hometown, the single event which celebrates Twilight13Media there will take place at Absintheria Sixtina, this week, on the 23rd of November. For this one, I plan a party based on the music which animated me throughout these years, a super-diverse mix which stands for dance, boozing, storytelling and all other things required for a dark gathering. I will try to intertwine the best from heavy metal, progressive, goth, punk and post-punk, avant-garde, but expect some escape in the experimental and industrial areas as well.
The anniversary party will happen under the title “Art and music to save the wildlife” and will let the guests return home with a souvenir, because besides music I will bring plenty of art prints, rarities from my portfolio to offer them for sale in order to achieve some benefit fundraising. There’s no surprise that musical subcultures – especially those with which we are connected – emphasize a lot of criticizing when it comes to social mechanisms and there have been so many artists who tried to direct the public’s attentions towards stringent matters such as the ecological aspects. Many of these fellows keep on promoting and spreading messages to influence people so that they show more empathy towards the other beings which inhabit the same planet, no matter whether they are domestic or wild beings. My mission this time is to let people remain with the memory of a night out which contributes at the same time to wildlife rescuing because the gathered funds will be donated to Vets 4 Wild.
Vets 4 Wild was founded in 2012 together with Group Milvus in Târgu-Mureş by veterinaries who were challenged by the urge of actually doing something for the wildlife in Romania, despite the lack of funds. Since then, they have rescued and cured bears, deer, foxes, owls, storks, falcons and any non-human animal which came their way and needed help. They established the single wildlife rescue network available in Romania and are actively involved in the fauna protection and the development of the veterinary medicine in the area. Vets 4 Wild exists only as a non-governmental organization and survives through donations received from various people and entities. That’s why I believe that in this case, people’s interest in visual art can bring a positive outcome for the wildlife. The prints I will bring to Sixtina can be purchased for a minimum donation of 30 lei and all the money gathered will be sent to Vets 4 Wild. So, Friday, I’ll do a party, I’ll bring art prints and hopefully, we will all share a thought for the wildlife.

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Nov 12 / admin

Dark Folktales From The Land Of Nosferatu

The almighty book “Dreadful folktales from the land of Nosferatu” written by Gina Sandulescu and illustrated by yours truly is now published in a luxurious edition of 1000 copies by Bran – Dracula Castle. The new edition has a larger format and hardcover (this time it is printed as A5 size)! So the book is now an official merchandise item of the Dracula’s Castle and is available at the local shops of the castle’s domain.

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Nov 3 / admin

At The Gates | Merchandise design

This illustration I made for At The Gates is available as merchandise design (totebag) in the US Tour which is happening at the moment. If you are around, check out their merchandise stand as well, you will find a lot of merchandise designs based on my paintings and illustrations.

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Nov 2 / admin

Cellar Darling | Cover and video

This is the new animation video I created for the band Cellar Darling. I present it together with the single cover, made as well, by yours truly.

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