Wild to think this record was released 5 years ago...
As most people know I am a huge fan of heavy metal music in the original, root sense of the word; Fanatic! I grew up as a young kid no stranger in my house to classic heavy metal acts like Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, and even Slayer and White Zombie. I also had early exposure to pink rock and country music, but outside of the Beastie Boys and the first few releases of Eminem I had little to no experience with Hip Hop music until highschool. Once I started I voraciously devoured all the hip hop classics I could and by later high school I certainly could hold my own as a knowledgeable fan of hip hop music and culture. Very early in my exploration of Hip Hop though I came across a New York group called Non Phixion and was immediately sucked in by thier dark atmosphere and rawness. I recognized something that was in me in this music. I was an instant fan.
Years later my good friend and guitarist/ vocalist of the grindcore band Bleach Eater ( https://bleacheater.bandcamp.com ) made good friends with Goretex of the group Non Phixion, and I started to see Gore often at parties and hanging out at heavy metal shows. While a Hip Hop legend, Gore is, like myself and Don ( rest easy brother ) , a Heavy Metal fanatic at heart.
Out if this love of all things heavy metal, hip hop and additionally the occult, Gore started a record label that married all these things and he signed Bleach Eater to thier roster.
I was honored when Gore asked me to draw some artwork for the inside booklets of the CD and record sleeves to be printed alongside the incredible cover art of the classic behemoth artist Tony Koehl ( see album cover art above ) ( Instagram: @tonykoehl , https://www.metal-archives.com/artists/Tony_Koehl/45525 , http://www.sketchthesoul.com ).
A few bad photos of my inside artwork from my personal copy of the CD jack, apologies for the dub par quality.
Few of my favorite tracks off the record...
Listen to the entire record here https://goreelohim.bandcamp.com/releases