The AP Tour brought metalcore music heavyweights and a convoy of sponsor vans head-first into a stormy Seattle last night. The Hurley denim reps were rattled; they’d endured a long drive from Utah through what they described as the worst weather they’d ever experienced. Joking around with them before the show I realised how shaken up these guys actually were; hands were still shaking and their laughter was racked by nerves.
Illustrator Aeron Elfrey uses Photoshop to its fullest to create completely unique and disturbing images. Elfrey obscures and mutates his source images to the point where his final pieces are greater than the sum of their parts, and look rather painterly, richly textured, cohesive, and genuinely horrific. The t-shirt he designed for Syracuse-based metalcore band Unholy is the very definition of bad-ass, but I much prefer the Finnish doom metal band of the same name.