In only a few short months “Death Moines, Iowa” quintet Green Death will unleash Manufacturing Evil, the much-anticipated follow-up to the uber-excellent heavy metal melting pot that was 2013’s The Deathening.
This morning Decibel is pleased to present the cover artwork by Eliran Kantor (Testament, Iced Earth, Sodom) along with the following behind the scenes notes from Green Death vocalist Sol Bales…
We had sent Eliran a few ideas, but when we gave him the title Manufacturing Evil, he immediately tied it to a horror concept he had already been developing: A couple of hooded workers — or “Death Monks” as we like to refer to them — operating a machine that takes a head, impales it and by rotating it, makes sewing string out of the hair. They use the hair for string to sew their evil death monk robes.
We were all blown away — it represents the songs on the album extremely well. There is beauty and brutality in the cover art he created, and there are moments of beauty and brutality in the songs we created for the album. It’s going to be a good mix of thrash, doom, death, and a little power metal in there as well.