Tonight Norwegian power rock band Kvelertak play Webster Hall along with Georgia stoner hardcore metallers Black Tusk. (Canadian punks Cancer Bats open, as well.)
John Dyer Baizley - Album Cover of Meir, by Kvelertak (2013)
Besides loudness and shouted vocals (in very different languages), what do Kvelertak and Black Tusk have in common? That would be the artist who created their album artwork: John Dyer Baizley, better known as the guitarist of sludge metal band Baroness, also from Georgia.
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Baizley's art is easily recognizable for its primal beauty, and he's been commissioned to create covers for quite a few bands--not all of them metal, and, as in the case of Kvelertak, not all of them from the Savannah, GA, sludge scene.
We're not visual art critics, so we're not going to rank the covers. And we're not going to rank these bands, either. Just think of this as a greatest hits list of the best music with Baizley artwork.More »