Feb 12 / admin

The most insane band | Busagu Nagdi

I told you a while ago that I was doing something which I should have not, due to the chaotic rhythm of my life. I’ll try to cut it short, given that the existence, life or their meanings don’t bear a valid explanation, and I don’t know why I would waste my time explaining something which came perhaps as a spontaneous thing.
Last week, a very close friend celebrated his birthday. One week before, Liviu , Gina and I thought to spring a surprise on him. Instead of buying him an object which anyone can have, we decided to make something special, a pretty crazy album filled with jokes and stuff that we enjoy anytime we meet. First, we transformed into different characters in order the mix ourselves with the hallucinating vibe of the story. I became Atarax Raliü (the surname is a deviation of the word rally), Liviu took the name Savu cu Două Capete (the two-headed Savu) and Gina became Zorra Cimitirescu (here the surname is a deviation of the word cemetery). We started to work, each of us did what knew better and so we made the project Buşagu Nagdi – “Halucinaţii Feroviare” (the project’s name is a sort of Romanian regionalism which I’ll not explain now, while the disc is entitled “Railway Hallucinations ”). The whole material was written and recorded during a couple of days. We all had terrible fun doing this. Our friend was impressed by such an intense gift and he suggested that we should publish the music online. He said that this type of music is a must in our world and there will surely be people getting its point, who will enjoy tasting the madness. So now, after his birthday, here we have the complete release as digital version.
I am pretty glad that after 21 years since I made the first demo together with Liviu, we managed to do some full material again. I didn’t laugh and enjoy that much since I was a child.

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One one day after we released this on Bandcamp, we found this description written by the record label Blood & Fire:
«Here’s some madness plus some reflective music, it’s like the cause and the effect. As we already informed you, Bușagu Nagdi is the latest musical project of Costin Chioreanu made with some of his friends and based on a comic approach of a modern grindcore deviation, which might be linked by some with The Locust craziness. “There is a Place Called Home” is an instrumental piece aiming to reflect childhood memories and some bucolic magic, which he created a while ago. Both discs are now available in a special jewel-case package limited to 50 pieces worldwide. Act fast if you want to explore!»


Feb 7 / admin

Nightmarer | Fetisch | video animation

Here is the lyric video I made for the band Nightmarer. The illustrations were made by Metastazis and I push them into motion. Enjoy! Pre-orders are up HERE.

Feb 3 / admin

Tales Of The Wind

The air movement reminds us that there is much more to see in this world than we actually see. It is the invisible force which set everything in motion: clouds, trees, dust, water, our thoughts and memories.

Once you start listening carefully to the stories of the wind you begin to understand that it carries on all the information from this planet and beyond and it helps us connect with all the realms around us, both seen and unseen.

“Tales Of The Wind” is a new exhibition project by Costin Chioreanu, which is inspired by the music and the lyrical concept of the band Earth Electric. This exclusive selection of artworks shows to the viewer a totally different perspective of the seen world, by pushing the unseen wind and air as the main visual element, while the beings which interact with it are reduced to shapes and containers.

This time, there will be a travelling exhibition going together with the band’s concerts for some selected dates in Spain.

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Just listen to some Earth Electric to get into the right mood.

Jan 30 / admin

Best artworks of 2017 | The book

Heavy Music Artwork presents “The best artworks of 2017” in which I am included with my work for Carach Angren’s “Dance and Laugh Amongst the Rotten” among other 100 Artists with 100 Bands on 100 releases! It is a collection of the finest 2017 album art (A4 Hardback (210mmx297mm); collected in one deluxe volume; printed on high gloss 200 gm paper; limited to 100 pieces; hand-numbered and embossed)

Presales now open HERE.

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Jan 29 / admin

Trial | Roadkill tour shirt design

Like all the projects I’ve done for the Swedish Band Trial, this was also a real pleasure and another fascinating trip into the unexplored corners of my mind. The illustration was inspired from the song “Aligerous Architect” taken from their stellar new record “Motherless”.

This will be available on their upcoming “Roadkill Tour” featuring RAM and Portrait. Check them out on the road, you may have a very nice surprise if you are into dark and heavy metal (and a bit more).

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Jan 26 / admin

Arch Enemy works only with the best

I am very happy to have the logo of my graphic studio on the list of “Arch Enemy only works with the best” found on the back of their crew t-shirt for 2018. This makes my 15th anniversary really special! I offer thanks for the guys! It is a pleasure to work with the “other guys” mentioned on the back of the t-shirt as well, that is a great and super-efficient team! I thank very much to Francois for the below picture! Check the rest of the dates and see if you catch them in THIS tour.

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Jan 19 / admin

Primordial – Stolen Years | Official Video

This is my first video published in 2018! I would like to thank from the bottom of my heart to Gina Sandulescu, Miluta Flueras and Gareth Averill for helping me with additional filming for this video. Also, I would like to thank to Mihai Ilie and his great team of Metal Gates Festival, the people who really understood what we were trying to capture there and they offered their total support! For those who attended the Primordial show at Metal Gates Festival, just watch this, you may have a surprise… Enjoy! I think it came out very nice, having a strong personal touch.

Jan 17 / admin

A Roadburn special artwork

This is the special piece and poster I created for Vánagandr – “Sól án varma”, which will unite members of Misþyrming, Naðra, Svartidauði, and Wormlust in a celebration of the Icelandic black metal scene.

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Jan 16 / admin

Primordial | Exile Amongst The Ruins | Front cover

This is the fourth Primordial release (including the live album and Dark Romanticism on vinyl) I am taking care of concerning graphics and layouts. So, is time to present you the cover of their new album “Exile Amongst The Ruins”, which is mainly based on a photo I took in Athens, Greece, in September 2017. Pre-orders are available HERE.

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Jan 14 / admin

Interview by black rhino music

Here is a fresh interview in English with your truly, about all sides of my work and passion. 🙂 Enjoy! Thank you very much Blackrhinomusic.ro!
You can read the interview HERE.

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