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// Thursday, August 02, 2012

Metal Day 11.11.11

Metal Day 11.11.11 (c) Copyright 2012 Christopher V. DeRobertis. All rights reserved. insilentpassage.com

 
About

Thinking about "Metal Day 11.11.11" in the weeks following the event inspired this piece. In particular, I wanted to do something based on a popular Metal emoticon, "\m/\m/".

Trial and error gave way to a character sequence that I liked. Once that was locked, I grew the rest over time.

The colors are intentional. The outer space/tendrils/neurons texturing is based on photographs of clouds. The symbol in the center is based on the text. The overall layout is a tribute to my early teens, where band posters and album covers (of vinyl records) were my wall art.

As for Metal Day itself, some people may have regarded it as corny, or commercial, or unnecessary, but I think it was a good thing and a good day.

Metal Day helped raise awareness to Metal music as an art form (and it is an art form), a discipline, and a deep expression of the self.

'They' keep trying to say Metal is dead, but it isn't dead and it never—ever—will be dead.

Soundtrack

If this image had a soundtrack, then it would come from Iced Earth, Devin Townsend, Dream Theater, Pantera, Metallica (pre Load), Megadeth, Crimson Glory, Jason Becker, Marty Friedman, Dragonforce, Gamma Ray, Helloween, Kamelot, Nevermore, Symphony X, Yngwie J. Malmsteen, Primal Fear, Demon Hunter, Fates Warning, John Arch, Arch/Matheos Queensryche, Tony MacAlpine, Stryper, Amaranthe, Klay Scott's Metal moments, Jeff Loomis, Charred Walls of the Damned, Judas Priest, Halford, David T. Chastain, Chastain (band), Living Sacrifice, Deliverance (Jimmy P. Brown II), Testament, Ozzy, Rainbow, Dio, Vicious Rumors, Apocrypha, Soilwork, Perfect Symmetry, Savatage, TNT, Iron Maiden, Into Eternity, Fifth Angel, Toxik (Think This), Anthrax, and many more, past and present.

© Copyright 2012 Christopher V. DeRobertis. All rights reserved.