Lightning Swords of DeathMega-evil speed metal band Lightning Swords of Death releases their second full-length, 'The Extra Dimensional Wound' -- their first for Metal Blade. Gracing the cover is artwork by vocalist Farron Loathing of Farron Loathing Illustration.

"This cover is a combination of graphite drawing and some digital painting," Farron told Noisecreep. "It depicts the polymorphic, emanations of living chaos erupting from the extra dimensional wound (a rip in the membrane that defines the hyper-modular latticing of the multiverse). This release also commemorates the unleashing of an underground band from the shadow of obscurity and into the larger more public metal arena so the imagery of horrors crawling out of the abyss finds several meanings here."

Farron has done cover art, as well as merch and poster design, for bands like Early Man and Endless Blizzard. Forthcoming projects include the new Kommandant cover and a shirt for Urfaust, from the Netherlands.


"My creative process begins with an automatic drawing and from the information that is conveyed to me by this trance," Farron explained. "A more refined image is brought forth from the chaos in a second drawing and from there it depends on the time I have for the project. Things can get very experimental as seen in the Nachtmystium 'Worldfall' cover art or often it will evolve into a story like 'the giant/nephilim' deck art I did for Bummer High skates. Results equal sleep deprivation times substance abuse divided by ritual magick."

Lightning Swords of Death have select U.S. show dates scheduled this summer to support 'The Extra Dimensional Wound.'