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.
Now to a Jack of all trades: John Baizley. He is a painter and musician based in Savannah, Georgia, USA. He is notable for his album cover art and t-shirts for artists including Kylesa, Pig Destroyer, Darkest Hour, Daughters, Skeletonwitch, Torche, Cursed, Black Tusk, Kvelertak, Vitamin X, Flight of the Conchords, The Red Chord, Gillian Welch and his own band, Baroness, for which he is the singer and rhythm guitarist. So let’s sum up:
This poster art for US Stoner Metal band High on Fire (supported by Priestess, Black Cobra and Bison BC) was done in 2010 by AngryBlue and entitled “Goatcvlt”.
The print ist approximately 12×24” and in three colors. You can actually buy one (a run of 140) at AngryBlue’s online shop.
If more gig posters would look like this, the world would be a better place.