Suicide Silence. What can you say. These guys paved the way for a new breed of metal, graviton heavy, loud, fast, technical, and very brutal. They were probably one of the first big-name bands that have trusted me as far as tshirt design was concerned. I owe part of the growth of my career as an illustrator to this band, and Mitch Lucker. Such a shame he is no longer with us today.
Anyway, the gave me a rich brief! Precise, at the same time enough room to wiggle in a few crazy ideas of my own. Initially, the concept was a summer tee but with a huge difference... copious amounts of BRUTAL. Here was one of my first sketches: