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Original Dreamweaver Cover Art

Discussion in 'Backstage' started by CerebralTrix, Sep 13, 2007.

  1. CerebralTrix

    CerebralTrix New Metal Member

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    Stumbled onto this forum from the Sabbat site, great to see you guys back definitely the greatest UK Thrash band of all time.

    Great time to be going to gigs in that UK Thrash/Hardcore/Grind crossover scene.

    You could easily get in to see ENT, Hellbastard, Acid Reign, Lawnmower Death, Onslaught, Napalm Death, Bolt Thrower, Doom, Deviated Instinct, Sacrilege, Electro Hippies and Sabbat at a Mosh All Dayer and still have change from 50p to get the bus home and have quick wank to the Doro Pesch poster secreted in Escort readers wives before drifting off to sleep, great days mmmmmm..........

    Still what I want to know is - I remember reading at the time of Dreamweavers release that John Blanche had once again been commissioned to do the artwork for the second album, but it was rejected by the band for being too gay and full of fairies and pixies etc. Is this true or is my memory fucked? And will this cover art ever be seen?
     
  2. Andy Sneap

    Andy Sneap Metal Guru

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    I met John the other week actually. Yes, this is true. He rushed a painting for the cover that looked like Father Christmas (actually it looked like Frazer!) so I had the job of telling him we wern't using it. We then had to go to Berlin the next week to start recording so the label in London found Tim Beer. I remember doing a very basic pencil drawing of what we wanted, then he basically went to it.
     
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    CerebralTrix New Metal Member

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    Cool, I thought I remembered reading it in Metal Forces or whatever, John is such a great artist and i followed all his work in White Dwarf etc when I was a spotty teen but he is definitley more fantasy than satanic metal art, would still like to see what he came up with - plus he is a big fella so you must have drawn the short straw telling him :lol:
     
  4. Andy Sneap

    Andy Sneap Metal Guru

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    i was pretty brutally honest, just told him it was nothing like we wanted and we were going elsewhere. He had rushed it so I don't think he was too surprised.
     
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    Witchking New Metal Member

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    There's no trace of that illustration? I'm really curious, in a professional manner too.


    PS: about covers... years ago I've found an interview where Martin was describing the symbolism of HoaTtC cover... maybe someone can help me to recover it?
     
  6. Sabbat72

    Sabbat72 Five Times.

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    The interview which featured the cover art breakdown was in Mega Metal Kerrang No.9
    The cover had Martin in a bizarre sort of pagan mask alongside a very young and spotty Mr Sneap

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    I tried taking photos of the article but the camera in my mobile just couldn't handle it. The cover pic came out crap aswell.

    So I wrote it out for you...

    "The character represents a combination of Christ, the Antichrist and someone we call the Techno-Christ. He has antlers on his head which symbolises the Lord of Nature and a black crown of thorns to represent both Christ and the Antichrist. Although there is no cross, he is standing with his arms outstretched to symbolise the crucifixion. He is also wearing a sort of half-mask with pipes coming out of it to show that he is not just a character of the past but the future aswell; an eternal character".
    "He is dressed in tattered robes - like the ones Christ was actually crucified in rather than the nice red ones he is often depicted as wearing - to show that the true ways are not through riches but through spiritual well-being".
    "In front of his feet there is a richly-bound book, but the pages are blank to symbolise the worthlessness of the written word, the Bible in particular. And there is a cut across the pages of the book which is starting to bleed symbolising the blood that has been shed in the name of christianity".




    Edited for better cover pic.
     
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    The Fourth Norseman Norse Thrasher

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    Andy Sneap Metal Guru

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    if im not ruff as dogs I'm spotty..can't win with you can I
     
  9. Sabbat72

    Sabbat72 Five Times.

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    :lol::lol::lol:
    Sorry.
    At least you weren't wearing mascara.

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    Sabbat72 Five Times.

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    Actually, after dragging out my old magazines last night, I was having a flick through the Sabbat related articles and found it looks suspiciously like you got Mick Hucknall to produce Dreamweaver...
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    Great work, ty a lot Sabbat72!
    The interview is that, actually... it seemed to me to remember some words about the white crow (= diversity?!?), but probably it was only a product of my ill mind...:lol:
     
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    Sabbat72 Five Times.

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    I read through the interviews I have but unfortunately I can't find anything about the white crow/raven. I could be deluded myself but I seem to vaguely remember something about that aswell. Could have been in another of my old Kerrangs that got thrown out years ago.

    As for diversity though, I thought that was an old wooden ship that was used during the civil war era.*








    *Note: This will make absolutely no sense to anybody who hasn't seen "Anchorman".
     
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    sabbat35 Ginger Mullets forever

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    Easy tiger:lol::lol::lol:
     
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    Andy Sneap Metal Guru

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    great odins raven.....
     
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