about

Costin Chioreanu

Born on the 13th of March, 1982, Costin Chioreanu is a Romanian graphic designer, illustrator and video artist. His passion for drawing and his interest in heavy metal music were juxtaposed in the mid 90’s, when he realized that the artworks found in his own collection of bootleg cassettes released in the post-communist era, had to be improved.

Not long after, Costin discovered the urge to play heavy metal music so this is how he got into a deeper level of illustrating music, starting with his own releases. His first official works in terms of illustrations and designs related to the metal music are actually the cassette covers and logos created for his bands’ demos between 1997 and 1999.

Specializing in Graphic Design, with a bachelor’s and a master’s degree at the National University of Arts, in Bucharest, he started his graphic studio in 2003, under the name of TWILIGHT 13 MEDIA. Since then, he has been covering all types of expression regarding music illustration, from covers, posters, merchandise design to filmed or animated videos, live DVD’s, or full concert screenings. Some of his more renowned collaborators are At the Gates, Opeth, Arch Enemy, Darkthrone, Napalm Death, Arcturus, Ulver, Enslaved, Triptykon, Decide, Mayhem, My Dying Bride, Wardruna, Paradise Lost, Sigh, Necrophagia and many others.

Despite his pretty powerful visual identity, his style is still volatile, ranging easily from decorative touches to abstract principles, from traditional black ink illustrations or watercolour paintings to photo manipulations and collages. Many’s the time that he simply intertwines all these visual mediums in order to produce something really particular and visionary. Costin Chioreanu takes the realm of the heavy metal artwork to a deeper level and keeps doing exhibitions featuring personal projects, in which the themes and concepts emerging from the metal music interlace with a complex philosophical analysis.

Services:

  • Logos / Brand identity
  • CD covers / DVD covers / Vinyl covers / Book covers
  • Posters
  • Print and web ads
  • Magazine layouts
  • Website design
  • Concept / Video / Post-production / Video animation
  • Concept development

Clients:

Emperor (Norway) 

Arch Enemy (Sweden) 

Ghost (Sweden) 

At The Gates (Sweden) 

Corrosion Of Conformity (U.S.A.)

Paradise Lost (UK) 

Kataklysm (Canada) 

Napalm Death (United Kingdom) 

Solstafir (Iceland)

Ihsahn (Norway) 

Possessed (U.S.A.)

Darkthrone (Norway)

Triptykon (Swiss)

Primordial (Ireland) 

Warning (United Kingdom) 

Deicide (U.S.A)

Hallatar (Finland)

Ulver (Norway)

Opeth (Sweden)

Arcturus (Norway) 

Tau Cross (International)

Morgoth (Germany)

Aura Noir (Norway)

Mayhem (Norway)

My Dying Bride (U.K.)

Enslaved (Norway)

Abbath (Norway)

Wardruna (Norway) 

Skuggsja (Norway) 

Lisa Gerrard & The Mystery Of The Bulgarian Voices (International)

Spiritual Beggars (Sweden) 

Disfear (Sweden)

The Devil’s Blood (Netherlands)

Sigh (Japan)

Grave (Sweden)

Tormentor (Hungary) 

Bloodbath (Sweden)

Jess And The Ancient Ones (Finland)

Necrophagia (U.S.A.) 

Anders Björler (At The Gates – Sweden) 

Century Media (Germany)

Nuclear Blast (Germany)

Cryptopsy (Canada)

Thyrfing (Sweden)

Einherjer (Norway)

Virus (Norway)

Roadburn Festival (Holland) 

Beyond The Gates Festival (Norway)

Maryland Deathfest (U.S.A.)

Solefald (Norway)

I.C.S. Vortex (Norway)

Vulture Industries (Norway)

Madder Mortem (Norway)

Draconian (Sweden)

Hamferd (Faroe Islands) 

Night In Gales (Germany) 

The Lurking Fear (Sweden) 

Eucharist (Sweden)

Sinsaenum (International) 

Doom:VS (Sweden) 

Anima Morte (Sweden) 

Twilight Of The Gods (Norway / Sweden / Ireland / UK)

Neurotic Deathfest (Holland) 

Wacken Open Air (Germany)

Live Evil Festival (England) 

Forta Rock Festival (Holland)

Leprous (Norway)

Nightfall (Greece)

Sulphur (Norway)

Vali (Norway)

Earth Electric (Portugal)

Nattramn (Silencer – Sweden)

Absu (U.S.A.)

Crucifyre (Sweden)

Passiv Dödshjälp (Sweden)

Cabal (U.S.A.)

Zemial (Greece)

Nunslaughter (U.S.A.)

Humani Animali Liberati ( Nattramn’s religious website – Sweden )

Diagnose Lebensgefahr (Sweden)

Destroyer 666 (Australia)

Vader (Poland)  

An Endless Sporadic (U.S.A.)

Centinex (Sweden)

Fen (United Kingdom)

Falkenbach (Germany)

Darkest Era (Ireland)

Moloken (Norway)

Enslain Magazine (Finland)

Nihilo (Switzerland)

Misþyrming (Iceland)

Firespawn (Iceland)

The Graveltones (United Kingdom)

The Vintage Caravan (Iceland)

Camerata Mediolanense (Italy)

7 Rites (Switzerland)

Kronisk Misantropi (Sweden)

Party San Open Air (Germany )

Hexvessel (Finland)

The Konsortium (Norway)

Messenger (United Kingdom)

Ava Inferi (Portugal )

Prophecy Productions (Germany )

Valborg (Germany)

Castle (U.S.A.)

Dread Sovereign (Ireland)

Eluveite (Swiss)

Blodhemn (Norway)

Blastfest / Bergen (Norway)

Arktau Eos (Finland)

Trondr Nefas – Urgehal (Norway )

Valkyrja (Sweden)

Metal.de (Germany )

Club Mega Therion Festival ( Finland )

Nidingr (Norway)

The Exploding Eyes Orchestra (Finland)

Hecate Enthroned (United Kingdom)

Devilstone Festival (Lithuania)

Decrepit Spectre (France)

Stone Cold Dead (Greece)

The Slayerking (Greece) 

Cellar Darling (Switzerland)

Skulldrain (Sweden)

Morbid Carnage (Hungary)

Dordeduh (Romania)

Goreaphobia (U.S.A)

Order (Norway) 

Novarium (U.S.A.)

Eliminator (U.S.A)

Demonical (Sweden) 

Darcroven (U.S.A.) 

Cosmic Rain (Switzerland) 

Affasia (U.S.A.) 

Belt Of Orion (Germany)

Bland Vargar (Italy)

Krow (Brazil) 

Alekto (Brazil)

Hegemon (France)

Oceans Of Slumber (USA) 

Laestadea (Portugal)

Rendezvous Point (Norway)

Blazing War Machine (France)

Zombified (Sweden)

Dormant Ordeal (Poland)

Mok (Norway)

Parricide (Poland) 

Ainarikiar (Norway)

Ecocide (Holland)

Corrupt (France) 

Iron Nightingale (U.S.A.) 

John De Mena (U.S.A.)

Loimann (Italy)

Brainscan (U.S.A)

Dark Buddha Rising ( Finalnd )

Delta Cepheid (Germany

Shores Of Null (Italy)

W.A.S.P. Official Tribute (U.S.A. / Remedy Records – Germany)

Running Wild Official Tribute (Remedy Records/Germany)

Summoning (Austria)

NORTH SEA WAVE RIDERS (Norway)

Abnormyndeffect (Republic Of Moldavia)

Psyopus (U.S.A.)

KruNatura (Romania )

Leafblade (United Kingdom)

Foscor (Catalugnia/Spain)

Past The Fall (United Kingdom)

Klabautamann (Germany)

Burial Vault (Germany)

Haar (Scotland)

De Profundis (United Kingdom)

Cyclone Empire Records (Germany)

Regain Records (Sweden)

Death Metal Supremacy Festival (Romania)

Tarot productions (U.S.A.)

Triton Enigma (Sweden)

Aenaon (Greece)

Aenemica (Germany)

Anna Murphy (Swiss)

Alternative 4 (United Kingdom)

Fräkmündt (Swiss)

Undivine (Sweden)

Switchblade (Israel)

Disolvo Aenimus (Greece)

Lefutray (Chile)

Sunset In The 12th House (Romania / Italy)

Winterhorde (Israel)

Patria (Brazil)

Perihelion (Hungary)

Daemonicus (Sweden)

Cold Design Studio (Sweden)

White Walls (Romania)

Screaming Heads (Romania)

The Wake (Germany)

Withered Cock (United Kingdom)

Axis Powers (Sweden)

Psychopathic Terror (Finland)

Metallic Arts (Austria)

Summer Nights Festival (Austria)

Spring Metal Festival (Austria)

Crucifix (Denmark)

Lower Than Zero (Austria)

Ramon Martos Garcia (U.S.A.) 

Possession (Austria)

World Below (Sweden)

Eufobia (Bulgaria)

Trendkill Method ( Latvia )

Diachell Musik Festival (Poland)

Diachell Musik  Label & Distro (Poland)

Stormwrath (Spain)

Perfect Simmetry (Germany)

Siren (U.S.A.)

Dresda (Italia)

Sael (France)

Caiina (U.S.A.)

Cultelarii (U.S.A.)

Killing Addiction(U.S.A.)

Hemn (Norway)

Lethe (Norway)

Orange Roof Studio (Norway)

Massive Music (Poland)

Art Of Mutilation (United Kingdom)

Wolftemple (U.S.A.)

Kratos (Romania)

Onirophagus (France)

Hobbs, Angel Of Death (Australia)

Geist (Germany)

Drauggard ( Russia )

Zom ( Ireland )

Withdrawn ( France )

Moondark (Sweden)

Temple of Darkness Records (Spain)

Necromance Magazine (Spain)

Fire (Germany)

Cancerous Womb (United Kingdom)

Bitch Finder (Taiwan)

Necroabbot (Taiwan)

Never Before (China)

Calverhine (Austria)

Mythology Booking Agency ( United Kingdom )

Offending (France)

Divine Temptation (Austria)

Transylvanian Hunger Mag (U.S.A.)

Soufferance, Vision (Canada)

Deus Mortuus (Ireland)

Eliminate (U.S.A.)

Etrurian Legion (Italy)

Skinflick (United Kingdom)

Burn The Hearse (U.S.A.)

Roadkill BBQ (Slovenia )

Red Orchid (U.S.A.)

Ebullition(U.S.A.)

Dead Sexy Records (United Kingdom)

Her Prayers Fail (Germany )

Cut (Portugal)

Bloodway (Romania)

Pinnacle Of Heaven (Turkey)

Satanochio (Romania)

Avatar (Romania)

Taine (Romania)

Trooper (Romania)

Vita De Vie (Romania)

Krudd Promotion (Romania) 

Rockstadt Extreme Fest (Romania)

Promusic Production (Romania)

Metalhead (Romania)

Bestial Records (Romania)

Thunderstorm (Romania)

Deathdrive (Romania)

Dodiez (Romania)

Coma (Romania) 

Blacksheep (Romania) 

Trei Betivi (Romania)

Rain District (Romania)

Deviant (Romania)

L.O.S.T. (Romania)

Rock in Iasi Fest (Romania)

Drain (Swiss)

Digir Gidim (___)

Discordless (Romania)

Extinction Algorithm (Romania)

Necroville (Romania)

Praf In Ochi (Romania)

Semiosis (Romania)

My Shadow (Romania)

Hathor (Romania)

Tiarra (Romania)

Kogaionon (Romania) 

Club Encore (Romania)

Axa Valaha productions (Romania)

Hatework Festival (Romania)

Rock City Open Air (Romania)

Protest Urban (Romania)

Dwarf Planet (Romania)

Grimegod (Romania)

Loudrage (Romania)

Grohot Existus (Romania)

Cadavrul (Romania)

Sincarnate (Romania)

Bolthard (Romania)

Sphera Noctis (Romania)

Telurica (Romania)

Inger De Fier (Romania)

Bring The Noize (Romania)

Spiritual Ravishment (Romania)

Boratorii (Romania)

Dracula Arts (Romania)

Katabasis (Romania)

Nexus (Romania)

Metalact webzine (Romania)

Imiplacemie booking agency (Romania) 

M.S. (Romania)

Mymetal Festival (Romania)

Open Fire (Romania)

Bruma (Romania)

The Thirteen Sun (Sweden)

Mors Occuli (Romania)

Kustom Garage (romania)

Crize (Romania)

Violent Gang Wear (Romania)

Avskild (Romania)

Deviant (Romania)

Kistvaen (Romania)

Metalact (Romania)

Rock In Iasi (Romania)

Akral Necrosis (Romania )

Voodoo (Romania)

Spectral (Romania)

Rocksin (Romania)

OST Mountain Fest (Romania)

Metrock (Romania)

Contorsionist (Romania)

Indian Fall ( Romania )

Up To Eleven (Romania)

Depths (Romania)

Klinikk (Romania)

Proof (Romania)

Psychogod (Romania )

Astero (Romania )

Supersound Radio Metal Show (Romania )

Malpraxis ( Romania )

Stellar Soul ( Romania )

Monarchy ( Romania )

Mighty Owl Productions ( Romania )

Beauty Of Pain (Romania )

Cartea De Nisip (Romania )

Bang Your Brain (Romania )

Rock In Ghena (Romania)

Clitgore (Romania )

The Invisible Guest (Romania )

Environments ( Romania )

Metal Bunker ( Romania )

Monarchy ( Romania )

Roadkill Soda ( Romania )

Luna Amara ( Romania )

Green Sound Team ( Romania )

Romanian Rock Meeting ( Romania )

Cavalleria Booking ( Romania )

The Uninvited Guest Booking ( Romania )

Mighty Owl Festival ( Romania )

Armies Of Enlil ( Romania )

Rock In Ghena ( Romania )

Shifting Sands ( Romania )

Metal Crush Festival ( Romania )

Ageless Club ( Romania )

Apa Simbetii ( Romania )

Romanian Thrash Metal Club ( Romania )

Blackhawk Security ( Romania )

Singe Valah Webzine ( Romania / USA )

Ghost Festival ( Romania )

Posada Festival ( Romania )

Rock Legends Festival ( Romania )

Dark Bombastic Evening Festival ( Romania )

Heaven And Hell Bar ( Romania )

Private Hell Bar ( Romania )

Anachronism (Switzerland)

Days Of Confusion (Romania)

Dirty Shirt (Romania)

Maximum Rock Festival (Romania)

Berzerkers (Romania)

Decease (Romania)

Alternative Summer Fest (Romania)

Marchosias (Romania)

Saddayah (Romania)

Descend Into Despair (Romania)

Out Of Signal (Romania)

Rezistor (Romania)


Running Wild (Germany)

Absu (U.S.A.)

W.A.S.P. (U.S.A.)

Grave (Sweden)

Summoning (Austria)

NORTH SEA WAVERIDERS (Norway)

Konsortium (Norway)

Psyopus (U.S.A.)

Foscor (Catalugnia/Spain)

Hecate Enthroned (United Kingdom)

Centinex (Sweden)

Triton Enigma(Sweden)

Demonical (Sweden)

Undivine (Sweden)

Cold Design Studio (Sweden)

Zemial (Greece)

Diachell Musik Festival (Poland)

The Wake (Germany)

Withered Cock (United Kingdom)

Axis Powers (Sweden)

Psychopatic terror (Finland)

Goreaphobia (U.S.A)

Metallic arts (Austria)

Parricide (Poland)

Summer Nights Festival (Austria)

Crucifix (Denmark)

Lower Than Zero (Austria)

Possession (Austria)

World Below (Sweden)

Diachell Musik Festival (Poland)

Perfect Simmetry (Austria)

Dresda (Italia)

Sael (France)

Caiina (U.S.A.)

Hemn (Norway)

Art Of Mutilation (United Kingdom)

Geist (Germany)

Moondark (Sweden)

Temple of Darkness Records (Spain)

Necromance magazine (Spain)

Divine Temptation (Austria)

Transylvanian Hunger Mag (U.S.A.)

Decrepit Spectre (France)

Soufferance, Vision (Canada)

Skinflick (United Kingdom)

Dead Sexy records (United Kingdom)

Satanochio(Romania)

Avatar (Romania)

Taine (Romania)

Trooper (Romania)

Vita De Vie (Romania)

Krudd Promotion (Romania)

Promusic Production (Romania)

Metalhead (Romania)

Bang Your Brain (Romania)

Bestial Records (Romania)

Thunderstorm (Romania)

Deathdrive (Romania)

Dodiez (Romania)

Coma (Romania)

Rain District (Romania)

Deviant (Romania)

L.O.S.T. (Romania)

Rock in Iasi Fest (Romania)

Discordless (Romania)

Extinction Algorithm (Romania)

Necroville (Romania)

Praf In Ochi (Romania)

Semiosis (Romania)

My Shadow (Romania)

Hathor (Romania)

Tiarra (Romania)

Kogaionon (Romania)

Axa Valaha productions (Romania)

Hatework Festival (Romania)

Rock City Open Air (Romania)

Protest Urban (Romania)

Dwarf Planet (Romania)

Grimegod (Romania)

Loudrage (Romania)

Grohot Existus (Romania)

Cartea de Nisip (Romania)

Cadavrul (Romania)

Sincarnate (Romania)

Bolthard (Romania)

Sphera Noctis (Romania)

Telurica (Romania)

Inger De Fier (Romania)

Bring The Noize (Romania)

Spiritual Ravishment (Romania)

Boratorii (Romania)

Dracula arts (Romania)

Katabasis (Romania)

Nexus (Romania)

Metalact webzine (Romania)

Imiplacemie booking agency (Romania)

Open fire (Romania)

Bruma (Romania)

Mors Occuli (Romania)

Kustom Garage (romania)

Crize (Romania)

Violent Gang Wear (Romania)