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10 Luis Royo Paintings Used as Heavy Metal Cover Art

Luis Royo Heavy Metal

Luis Royo is the most prolific cover artist in Heavy Metal‘s history, and our current issue, the Horror Special, again features a Royo painting on the front. Royo’s first appearance in the pages of Heavy Metal happened in the November 1981 issue, and his first cover was the October 1983 issue:

Luis Royo Heavy Metal

Heavy Metal, October 1983, cover art by Luis Royo

Here are 10 Luis Royo paintings that have been used as Heavy Metal covers—in their original state, lacking (alas) our snappy logo. For more information on Royo, visit his official site, luisroyo.com.

Many of these issues are still available; visit Luis Royo’s page in our cover gallery to see what we’ve got.

Luis Royo Heavy Metal

Painting by Luis Royo used as May 1985 cover of Heavy Metal magazine

Luis Royo Heavy Metal

Painting by Luis Royo featured on cover of November 1989 issue of Heavy Metal magazine

Luis Royo Heavy Metal

Painting by Luis Royo featured on cover of Winter 1989 issue of Heavy Metal magazine

Luis Royo Heavy Metal

Painting by Luis Royo featured on cover of November 1991 issue of Heavy Metal magazine

Luis Royo Heavy Metal

Painting by Luis Royo featured on cover of March 1993 issue of Heavy Metal magazine

Luis Royo Heavy Metal

Painting by Luis Royo featured on cover of 1997’s 20 Year Special issue of Heavy Metal magazine

Luis Royo Heavy Metal

Painting by Luis Royo featured on cover of Summer 1997 Horror Special issue of Heavy Metal magazine

Luis Royo Heavy Metal

Painting by Luis Royo featured on cover of September 1998 issue of Heavy Metal magazine

Luis Royo Heavy Metal

Painting by Luis Royo featured on cover of January 1999 issue of Heavy Metal magazine

Luis Royo Heavy Metal

Painting by Luis Royo featured on cover of the 2001 Summer Poster Special issue of Heavy Metal magazine

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Published on: November 23, 2015

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2 Responses to 10 Luis Royo Paintings Used as Heavy Metal Cover Art

  1. Jeff Locke says:

    I love your work it is absolutely fabulous. Thank you for all your effort I really do appreciate it

  2. I have one of his covers tattooed on my back from around 1990

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