In Heavy Metal 295, the Music Special, most of the stories are inspired by hard rock or heavy metal songs. Cover artist Dave Correia’s work, which is itself the cover of Rob Sonic’s album Defriender, is actually the starting point for “The Boss” (by Diego Agrimbau, Marco Turini, and Adam Wollet). Correia also created the cover art for In Flames’ 2011 album Sounds of a Playground Fading.
See it in the shop: Heavy Metal issue 295 issue B, with cover art by Dave Correia
“The subjects of Dave’s earliest artistic endeavors were often strange, demonic creatures,” sez his bio at The Art of Dave Correia. “Disturbing, yet grotesquely appealing, these characters and their fictional worlds fueled his imagination and had a strong, significant influence on Dave’s creative style today.”
Skulls, horns, tentacles, moths, teeth, insects in vivid color — plucked from your favorite horror movies and childhood nightmares. All this and the occasional baby Skeletor. Enjoy! You can find more of Dave Correia’s stuff on his website The Art of Dave Correia, as well as his socials (instagram.com/davecorreia, twitter.com/davecorreia and Facebook).