The Beauty of Symmetry in Metal Imagery

Archive: Heavy Metal

Grave Digger Shampoo – Filling a Market Niche

12th of July, 2012

Finally! The stressed Metalhead hair is saved. Grave Digger, the German Heavy Metal band formed in 1980, will release a two in one shampoo and shower gel in cooperation with Rutano.

“Beside the universal usage, a major spot became the choice of the cooperation partner. Manufacturer Rutano works since their foundation only with non-animal-tested ingredients, moreover all products are completely vegan. Furthermore social commitment is a big part of the company basic principal.” (source)

Mastodon - Spectrelight

Mastodon – The Hunter of Symmetry

14th of November, 2011

Mastodon is an American Heavy Metal band from Atlanta, USA, formed in 1999. They have released five full-length albums to date. The video featured in this post was made for the song Spectrelight (featuring Scott Kelly of Neurosis) from their latest release The Hunter.

The video uses a kaleidoscope effect to generate symmetric patterns and images out of a few pictures. It was released about 500 hours before The Hunter was released (Sept. 27, 2011) (source). That might be the reason why the video feels like a teaser to the album and its visual content. Documented in the cover art of The Hunter – a sculpture made by AJ Fosik – being a repetitive image in the video.