Heavy Music Artwork Presents Visual Darkness: The Art Of Mike Hrubovcak; Preorders Available

Commemorating over two decades of delivering exceptional, chilling, extreme metal artwork to the metal underground, Heavy Music Artwork will release Visual Darkness: The Art Of Mike Hrubovcak  on June 21st.

The Heavy Music Artwork edition of the book showcases artwork from 1996 to the present day, offering a rare glimpse into Hrubovcak’s extensive portfolio. This exclusive book boasts a compilation of illustrations crafted for death metal luminaries such as Six Feet Under, Grave, Sinister, Mortician, Hate Eternal, Cattle Decapitation, Avulsed, Mortal Decay, Guttural Secrete, Pathology, and more. The book features 176 pages of blood-drenched, full-color artwork showcasing hundreds of art pieces and designs.

Mike Hrubovcak is an American illustrator who lives and breathes metal. Although highly versatile in creating a broad array of fantasy and horror-themed visuals, he has become best known for his extremely graphic and gore-laden death metal album covers. Introduced to metal at a young age, Hrubovcak began his album cover ventures in 1993, drawing the demo covers for his high school death metal band Disillusion. This was also the jump-start of his extensive vocal career, which was later spring-boarded by the formation of the band Divine Rapture with his brother J.J. Hrubovcak (now in Hate Eternal). While creating artwork for his band, Hrubovcak also did pen and ink, airbrush, and oil paintings for other bands and fanzines. Hrubovcak’s vocal and musical career also flourished over the years, featuring on many records and touring for the bands Divine Rapture, Azure Emote, I.C.E, Vile, Hypoxia, and the early ‘90s Tampa death metal legends, Monstrosity.

Hrubovcak has created art for Relapse Records, Century Media Records, Revolver Magazine, Headbangers Ball, The Party.San, Maryland Death Fests, Hate Eternal, Sinister, Grave, Mortician, Decrepit Birth, Cattle Decapitation, InHume, Pathology, Guttural Secrete, Avulsed, Rumpelstiltskin Grinder, Cephalotripsy, and many others. He also had a monthly feature called Nightmare Visions on MTV’s Headbangers Ball Blog (taking over for the discontinuation of Paul Booth’s weekly art posts). Hrubovcak’s artwork even branched into illustrating B-movie DVD covers and being used as background set dressing for a Universal Pictures feature film and has been displayed in many art galleries and featured in collective art books worldwide.

Find Visual Darkness: The Art Of Mike Hrubovcak  preorders at THIS LOCATION. (The first 100 copies will be signed by Hrubovcak)

Book specifications:
Square 8.27inch x 8.27inch
175gm silk paper
176 pages