I made a few wrong choices on my first drafts for this work and Tomas from AT THE GATES wisely told me to rather focus on the same style I had previously used for THE LURKING FEAR. So I brainstormed this idea of reworking the iconic and old-school band’s logotype by giving the illustration an occult feel, with this lonesome and mystical voyager staring at the gates, unleashing the passage to the Unknown by his magic.
Seattle’s death metal trio HISSING is releasing its brilliant debut full length “Permanent Destitution” today through Profound Lore Records. I had the pleasure and privilege to contribute to the album’s visual identity with this piece. Thanks to Zach and the guys.