Wednesday, July 1, 2009

New Heavy Metal Cover Art

The Crimson Armada

The Crimson Armada are a new heavy metal band from Columbus, Ohio, that formed in early 2007. They have set out to disprove the stereotypes of metal being blasphemous and evil by producing spiritual and uplifting lyrics through the medium of heavy music. They signed a deal with Metal Blade Records in late 2008 and recorded 'Guardians' in November in a studio in Indiana.

Job for a Cowboy

Job for a Cowboy are a five-piece death metal outfit from Glendale, Arizona, and have been rocking since late 2003 when they were in their mid-teens. The band released their debut EP 'Doom' in 2005 before they scored a record deal with Metal Blade Records, and from there they released their first full-length, 'Genesis' in 2007. After they release 'Ruination' in July 7th, 2009, Job for a Cowboy will be joining Slayer and Marilyn Manson for the annual Rockstar™ Mayhem Festival.

Years in the Darkness

Arkaea was formed in 2008 by guitarist Christian Olde Wolbers and drummer Raymond Herrera of Fear Factory, who began a new, refreshing musical launch with recording a few demos together. Soon following the demo recording, the band became complete with the joining of friends Jon Howard on vocals and Pat Kavanagh on bass, both members of Canadian metal outfit Threat Signal. 'Years in the Darkness' is their debut album that will be released with E1 Music (formerly Koch Records) on July 14th, 2009.

Arsonists Get All the Girls

Santa Cruz, California, based deathcore/experimental metal band Arsonists Get All the Girls began in 2005 as a joke project between friends. As it began to get serious, they proceeded to release a debut album called 'Hits from the Bow' in 2006 with Process Records, and then they signed a deal with Century Media and released 'The Game of Life' in 2007. After the tragic death of bassist Patrick Mason in fall 2007 from alcohol poisoning, 'Portals' is the first album that the band will record and release since the loss. 'Portals' will also be a debut for new vocalist Jared Monnette, who replaced Cameron Reed as he left to focus on Christianity. The band is currently touring the United States.

Pray for Villains

After leaving LA-based metal band Coal Chamber due to creative differences, vocalist Dez Fafara formed DevilDriver in 2002 and released three albums with Roadrunner. Though it had a slow start, DevilDriver eventually achieved explosive success and have been a part of major tours such as Ozzfest, Hellfest, and Download 2007 and 2009and also headline their own tours. 'Pray for Villains' will be their fourth release and is due to be out in stores July 14th, 2009. They are currently touring in Europe and will begin the second annual Thrash & Burn Tour on July 24th with co-headliners Emmure.

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