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.
Godmachine’s impressive portfolio includes work for Lamb of God, Eagles of Death Metal, Bring Me The Horizon, Protest The Hero, Carnifex, Aborted, Weedeater, Kylesa or Oceano – to name Metal relevant clients only. There are several art prints for sale in his online shop that I highly recommend: Buy me.
Did I forget anything? Oh yes, he owns 2 cats: Bear and Miss Boo Boo Kitty Fuck II.