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10 Luis Royo Paintings Used as Heavy Metal Cover Art

Luis Royo Heavy Metal

Luis Royo Heavy Metal

Luis Royo is the most prolific cover artist in Heavy Metal‘s history. His 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. You can find many of these at a great price — just search “Royo” in the Heavy Metal shop. For more information on Royo, visit his official site, luisroyo.com.

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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