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Symmetal Redesign

10th of June, 2013

I just started redesigning the Symmetal blog for a more modern look and a responsive design for mobile devices. Right now a lot of posts and elements are a mess, but I’m constantly working on adjusting everything. Until then, sorry for all the bugs. Update: I checked and adjusted all past posts, so everything should

Einherjer Odin Feature

Top 5 of mythological creatures in Metal

3rd of October, 2012

Metal and all its sub-genres are highly influenced by historical, religious and mythological motifs. Mythological references can be found in every single Metal style – from Black Metal, Death Metal, Thrash Metal or Grindcore to Heavy Metal, Pagan/Folk Metal or Power Metal. They are integrated in artworks, songs, lyrics and appearances of bands, scenes and labels all over the world.

Godmachine Feature

Godmachine – Comics, Cats and Skateboards

24th of July, 2012

Godmachine – born in Cardiff, South Wales – is one of the most impressive rising artists in Metal illustration – yet unbelievably underrated. His artistic style is clearly inspired by comic illustrations (as he states on his website he “grew up with a steady diet of … 2000AD comics“) while adding a very morbid, dark atmosphere, grungly elements and an insane amount of details. Another source of inspiration is Jim Philips and Santa Cruz skateboards, famous for their shrill illustrations (like the iconic screaming hand). There are various books available covering Jim Philips’ work, for example Surf, Skate & Rock.