Austrian death/ black metal metallers BELPHEGOR have commissioned Greek artist Anthon Siro Seth to create the artwork for the band’s new album. Seth has already started working on the cover art and some magical images. He says in a statement: “It will be a great challenge creating the artwork for BELPHEGOR‘s new masterpiece. My mission is clear: creating the most disturbing artwork I have ever made!”
Commented BELPHEGOR mainman Helmuth: “It’s good to have Seth recruited again. He did the ‘Pestapokalypse VI’ graphics back in 2006.
“The lyrical content deals with blasphemy, exorcism, and blackest romantic. He’s the perfect choice for the atmosphere we are looking for.”
BELPHEGOR‘s new album is tentatively due in August 2013 via Nuclear Blast Records. The third and last recording session for the CD took place from November 29 through December 14, with Helmuth laying down the final vocals, overdubs and the guitar solos. The follow-up to 2011’s “Blood Magick Necromance” was recorded at Mana Recording Studios in St. Petersburg, Florida with producer Erik Rutan (HATE ETERNAL, MORBID ANGEL, CANNIBAL CORPSE).
Commented Helmuth: “This album is gonna be brutal, way more death metal blasphemy than the last records. The nine sound collages will reveal a new dimension of chaos, with the uttermost aggressive soundwall possible.”
He added, “It’s fantastic to work with Erik; this dude is really challenging, to give the best… ’cause you demons deserve it.”