San Francisco Bay Area metal act Machine Head have enlisted the talents of Brazilian artist Marcelo Vasco for the cover of their impending record.
Vasco has contributed artwork to Belphegor, The Faceless, Noctem, Keep of Kalessin, and Borknagar, among others.
The new disc is set to drop before the end of the year through Nuclear Blast.
Machine Head’s Robb Flynn said:
“We got turned on to Marcelo’s work through Gerardo [Martinez] at Nuclear Blast and let me tell you… this kid has delivered some fucking glory! He took the updated MH ‘Lion Crest’ that Rafal Wechterowicz (we call him Raf for short) had designed with us, and added this whole other dark trip to it. We’ve decided to base the album package off of an old Alchemy book, with aged, sepia-toned pages on the insides, alchemy wood-cuts.”
“As we talked about before, one of the things we were so excited to sign with Nuclear Blast about was the next-level, special packages they do for their bands. This Machine Head setup may be their biggest yet! Just the album alone will come in deluxe CD, vinyl gatefold, and the piece-de-résistance, a red foil and leatherbound 48-page media book with CD. Some album bundles will come with a hard resin Machine Head diamond logo around the media book. There will be something akin to an ‘ultra bundle’ as well, which will include a completely custom Epiphone guitar (with the new lion crest artwork) courtesy of Epiphone guitars.”
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