Sometimes being a freelance illustrator can be hard , you have to fight with inhuman deadlines, indecisive people, rip-offs and people whom working with is a true pain in the ass. Under the Church are all the opposite to these.
Getting to work with one of my favourite bands’ former members was awesome, but it was much more awesome to deal with such nice people.
At first Erik asked me to remake the logo for the band, it had to reek to old school swedeath, so I took the classic “Nihilist type” and gave it a twist, added a bell tower and some putridity.
Some weeks after the logo was finished, Erik and Mik got in touch with me again, this time asking me to do the whole artwork for their upcoming debut EP. They sent me the lyrics and I started sketching some drafts at small scale trying to mix them with the demo cover concept.
The EP was finally released by Pulverised Records in CD format. But Tapeworship Records had plans to release in a special cassette edition. New cover, bottle opener, patch and cardboard case. So I got my hands dirty again, and I thought about the old demo tapes that featured Nicke Andersson’s monsters on their covers. I did small doodle for the CD booklet, so I redrew it a bit more hideous and detailed:
If you don’t know Under The Church just listen to this sample and fall head over heels for these masters of death: