And it’s seemingly by the dude behind the latest Baroness album, which is in stores this week.
The U.K.-based thrash band Sylosis has unveiled its new cover art, by Dan Goldsworthy.
Their new album, Monolith, is coming soon.
“We’re beyond pleased with the artwork for Monolith,” says vocalist and guitar player Josh Middleton.
“It needed to be something to accentuate the dark, gloomy vibe of the album without going for anything too cliche or stereotypically metal. We listen to a lot of ‘70s progressive music and with the Art Nouveau style was quite popular at that time. At this point we don’t want to reveal too much about the concept but one of the figures on the cover loosely represents the devil in disguise or a satyr. Some of the inspiration behind the concept came from Greek mythology.”
Goldsworthy spoke about his process.
“Visually, the cover artwork for Monolith has taken notable inspiration from the Art Nouveau movement. Diverting from the usual flowery aesthetic of the style, Monolith has a significantly darker vein running thoughout, as fitting with the sonic nihilism of Sylosis’ music.
“As far as the concept goes, it is merely my interpretation of the band’s vision. Much like their previous album, Edge Of The Earth, the artwork is completely related to certain themes running throughout the songs, so if you wish to extract any deeper meaning I would recommend studying the lyrics as well.”
Look for the new disc in October, through Nuclear Blast Records.
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