(above) ...I found this sketch-book scan while scouring my HD's for the last 3 or so years of material to populate the new VIRALOPTIC.COM (oh yeah, VIRALOPTIC.COM is getting a face-lift and I will finally have a legitimate online portfolio)
(above) ...is one of the pictures we never used for the "In Exile" LP artwork. Oliver of the band SIBERIA had sent me a handful of random pictures that he took while living in Russia; I always thought this one of his living quarters was great... in retrospect, we should have made it work!!
(above) ...about the same time that we were wrapping up the artwork for SIBERIA's new album, I had tried to kick a door in and that resulted in me tearing-off the toenail on my right foot (yeah - pretty fucked up). It took about 3-months to fully recover from this absolutely brutal act of manliness.
Forthcoming on Cold Spring Records:
"TenHornedBeast – Hunts & Wars
TenHornedBeast’s third album for Cold Spring Records is titled “Hunts & Wars”. Recorded over a three year period from 2006 to 2009 this album introduces subtle changes to the established TenHornedBeast sound with shorter delicate interludes separating longer tracks that rage with heavy distortion and doom-drone barbarism.
“Hunts & Wars” progresses the established TenHornedBeast sound using leaden, sub-tuned bass guitar to create rhythms and riffs that dominate a battlefield of vast ritual percussion and droning walls of electric dissonance, creating epic and expansive textures that by turns burn with frost and freeze with fire.
Heavily influenced by the oneiric visions of Robert E Howard and Lord Dunsany. ”Hunts & Wars” seeks to evoke the elemental, anti-modern fantasias of these writers and is presented in a lavish digipak designed by noted American graphic designer Kevin Yuen (Sunn 0))), Wolves In The Throne Room) to its full grotesque glory.