Mediums: CD artwork, T-shirt, hoodie
Official release date: spring 2016
Concepts: Japanese myth, 5-headed dragon and ronin, epic melodic death metal
Album artwork for a samurai metal band Whispered from Finland. I made it based on requests from the band. The cover-artwork is based on a Japanese myth called "Enoshima Engi / 江島縁起". I worked on translating the myth into Whispered version in the artwork.
The title "Metsutan / 滅譚" is a word coined by the band.
Redhouse Records Version
Inverse Records Version
About Enoshima Engi and Main Artwork
(Samurai/ronin were basically the warriors in the middle - early-modern age Japan.)
also made traditional Japanese seal -esque decorations with tensho-tai versions of kanji relating to each song for the pages.
The band's official videos using the artwork