For many metalheads and metal bands alike, album art is the most sacred of visual mediums. No band in modern metal respects this notion as much as Atlanta monoliths Mastodon. The GRAMMY® award-winning metallers are responsible for some of the most iconic, impactful and dare we say it, beautiful album artwork of the last two decades.
Remission, Leviathan, Call Of The Mastodon, Blood Mountain, and Crack The Skye, are undisputed modern classics of the medium, with thousands of people inking these works into their skin for life, so as to never be apart from them or the music they accompany, ever again. The man responsible for creating these unforgettable works, fine artist and designer Paul Romano, returned to collaborate with Mastodon on their 2021 epic double-album Hushed And Grim. To the surprise of exactly no one, the results are simply breathtaking.
Following the release of Hushed And Grim Maniacs were fortunate enough to put together an exclusive, in-depth video chat between Mastodon's drummer/vocalist Brann Dailor, Paul Romano and respected Melbourne artist/designer/maker Callum Preston where they delve deep into the creative process, inspiration and artistic intentions of the artwork of Mastodon.
Watch Brann Dailor, Paul Romano + Callum Preston Talk The Art Of Mastodon in our exclusive video below.
Hushed And Grim, one of our 20 Best Metal Albums of 2021 is out now via Reprise Records.
Buy Hushed and Grim on 2LP clear or black vinyl via Maniacs and you'll receive an Australian exclusive official vinyl slipmat (while stocks last).
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