After constantly fielding questions about the source of the Mnemesis album artwork, MNEMIC guitarist & founding member Mircea Gabriel Eftemie has finally come clean about the source: his name is Metastazis (http://www.metastazis.com).
States Gabriel: “He’s worked with Ulver, Blut Aus Nord, and Morbid Angel, but also with more modern bands like The Black Dahlia Murder in the past. He’s mostly known for working mainly with black metal artists, usually designing more occult imagery. Since I am a designer myself, I have been asked why I didn’t do the cover like I’ve done in the past, so I’ve decided to offer you a video statement in order to grant insight on how it all came together. In my opinion, it’s the best artwork we’ve ever had. Usually, we stress [about the artwork] until the very last minute, but this time, it was more of a collective process. Since both me and our bass player Simone [Bertozzi] are graphic designers, we functioned more as art directors.”
Watch the revelatory video on YouTube at http://youtu.be/hD_EiimPZoo.
Mnemesis debuted at #39 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart the week following its June 19th release and can be ordered from Nuclear Blast USA’s Webshop at http://bit.ly/mnemesis.
Listen to the track “I’ve Been You” on the band’s Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/mnemic/app_178091127385.
MNEMIC will be playing in Gothenburg, Sweden on August 24th and will head to Australia for six shows in October.
In Europe, you can order the album from the Nuclear Blast EU web shop at http://www.nuclearblast.de/suche/mnemic_mnemesis