Codex Metallum: The Secret Art of Metal - The Hidden Meanings Behind Metal’s Greatest Album Covers (Hardcover)

Codex Metallum: The Secret Art of Metal - The Hidden Meanings Behind Metal’s Greatest Album Covers By Maxwell, Alt236 Cover Image
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Description


A sumptuous, illustrated guide to the symbolism of heavy metal, told through 300 of its greatest album covers

Metal music has consistently offered some of the most gnarly artwork to accompany it's equally hardcore music, this book is a celebration of just that! More than any other genre of music, metal is steeped in a rich world of symbolism. From death and the devil to mythology and fantasy, its record covers are awash with iconography that carries a complex deeper meaning.
 
In Codex Metallum, more than 80 of these visual themes are explored and explained, accompanied by 300 of metal’s most incredible album covers, including Slipknot, Marilyn Manson, Motörhead, Black Sabbath, Rammstein and more. With bespoke illustrations from Rammstein collaborators Førtifem, this unique guide decodes the genre’s imagery, ranging from serpents and demons to sigils, castles, zombies, dragons and more.
 
Packaged in a stunning leather-effect case with foil finishes, Codex Metallum is a beautiful object in its own right, and essential reading for any metalhead.
 

About the Author


Maxwell is a metal journalist, Youtuber and former presenter of Hellfest TV.

Alt236 is a Youtuber with 180k subscribers – his videos decoding the visual symbols of the paranormal garner upwards of 500k views.

Together, Maxwell and Alt236 directed the documentary The Art of Metal.
 
Product Details
ISBN: 9781788403375
ISBN-10: 1788403371
Publisher: Cassell
Publication Date: October 12th, 2021
Pages: 192
Language: English