New Heavy Sounds is proud to welcome on board a truly legendary name in album cover illustration. The one and only Roger Dean has created a brand new painting to adorn the cover of BLACK MOTH‘s second album Condemned To Hope.
Designer, architect and artist, his iconic work for Yes, Uriah Heep, Budgie, countless Vertigo sleeves and much more, has almost come to define 70’s sleeve art. His work may be associated with rock and progressive rock in particular, but here Roger goes over to the dark side, moving away from the more fantastical vistas that feature in much of his paintings. For ‘Condemned To Hope’ he evokes the apocalyptic landscapes of Victorian painter John Martin to create something truly bleak and epic.
As Roger himself says: “The cover painting is very dark and sombre in mood, but for me very interesting because of the intricacies and complexities of the landscape“.
It’s the Roger Dean you know and love, yet as you’ve never seen him before.
Of course a deluxe cover deserves deluxe presentation, therefore the album will be packaged in a gatefold American-style tip on sleeve in heavy duty card. Heavyweight 180g black and cream vinyl, lyric insert and free download of the album. The vinyl is limited to 500 copies. It will also be available on CD and Download.
Condemned To Hope is due for release on September 15th, pre-orders are available HERE and in the meantime, for a taster of things to come on Condemned To Hope, you can check out the video for the track Room 13 below.
Source: I Like Press