Conjured by Billoney on May 2, 2011
Somehow, I made the connection between Approaching Centauri by Jean Giraud, aka Moebius, featured in the July 1977 number 4 issue of the fantasy illustration magazine entitled Heavy Metal, and the cover artwork of the Metal Blade Records musical recording of the band Slayer’s 1985 release, Hell Awaits! Wikipedia credits Albert Cuellar as the LPs artist.
I wonder what the back-story is with this? I mean did Albert Cuellar just say to himself “fuck it! No ones gunna figure this out, and if they do, they will probably only write about it like twenty five years from now, on some obscure computer based electric fanzine that hasn’t even been invented yet, and even then, only the nerdiest of metalheads will even read it”. Or maybe he and/or Metal Blade legitimately paid to use the images.
The answer is out there, somewhere. If anyone has any info, please post a comment!
Download the PDF of Approaching Centauri Art by Moebius, written by Philippe Druillet.
Conjured by Billoney on February 23, 2011
The Judas Priest Boys, the Slayer Mob and the Metallica Gang.
Gang violence has turned the remote Aboriginal community of Wadeye, Australia into a war zone
“Scores of Aborigines have fled their homes and are living in squalid refugee-like camps as two rival gangs, the Evil Warriors and the Judas Priests, fight for control of the Northern Territory’s largest black town.
Even the gang leaders have voiced concern. “Somebody’s going to die,” said Gregory Narndu, 32, a leader of the Evil Warriors. “What can we do? That other mob attacks us with rocks, boulders, spears and anything else they can get hold of.”
The rioters have caused more than $450,000 worth of damage to houses and other property.”
Related: Global Metal Documentary
Conjured by Billoney on February 17, 2010