Cover design for Helalyn Flowers digital EP ‘Suicidal Birds’

Digital Ep Artwork + Band Photography + Logo Design + Merchandise design + Website/Bandcamp/Youtube/Twitter/Facebook webdesign by Toxic Visions

With “Suicidal Birds”, the HELALYN FLOWERS volcano erupts with the first sonic blow from their forthcoming album announced for Spring 2020: “Àiresis”. This new instant hit grows on you in no time with Noemi Aurora’s unique vocal dimension powerfully pushed to the forefront by an arsenal of solid electro sequencing intermingled with edgy guitars. A splendid song announcing an uplifting sublimation of HELALYN FLOWERS’ roots and background references distilling a magma of early electro wave, 90’s nu-synth era and 21st century revolted industrial pop.

The Italian duo then initiated collaborations with 3 other Alfa Matrix label family members offering radically different versions of this title song. 808 DOT POP appropriates the strong electro roots of the song and turns it into a high-energy synthetic groove track with old-school EBM frantic rhythm patterns and pumping basslines reminiscent to some kind of KRAFTWERK meets DEPECHE MODE synth pop hybrid. To the contrary, LLUMEN opted for a more orchestral rendition of “Suicidal Birds” plunging Noemi Aurora’s raging voice in a bath of ethereal soundscapes and giving it all its grandeur. Last but not least, the fruitful jamming studio session with IMJUDAS resulting in a dangerous and almost sexual clash of contrasts between HELALYN FLOWERS lush female vocals and IMJUDAS’ deep and dark vox, evoking a sort of unexpected collaboration between LADYTRON and GARY NUMAN with the intricate electro touch of RECOIL.

A stunning new song announcing the more than promising next studio album, and another big “kick in the ass” revolted shout against human’s defective illusion of freedom, the way our self-destructive humanity keeps building its own cage to feel free… “Don’t be the prey – be the hunter!”.

Official lyric video for ‘Suicidal Birds’ from the new album ‘Airesis’ out worldwide in 2020.
Watch now at: https://youtu.be/yWorOxC3PNs

// Buy official merchandise + ‘Suicidal Birds’ single download at: https://helalynflowers.bandcamp.com
// Buy ‘Suicidal Birds’ digital EP at: https://alfamatrix.bandcamp.com/album/suicidal-birds-ep
Also available on all digital platforms


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Lorraine Casey – Fury Road cover design and photography by Toxic Visions

Welcome to life Lorraine Casey!
During the latest months I was involved in various visual projects for very talented musicians.
After my contribution as a graphic designer for the release of female-fronted Electro-Metal act Elyose (they’re collecting a huge response with their latest album ‘Reconnexion’! ) I finally can share with you another great work that I had the pleasure to take care of as a photographer/art-director/graphic designer and make-up artist.
Lorraine Casey is a young musician at his debut, tainted by a fresh Punk/Rock warmed by old-fashioned shades of classic Blues.

Lorraine Casey – Fury Road / Digital album cover design + Band Photography / Styling / Make Up
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Lorraine Casey is a new artist to be discovered. His debut EP ‘Fury Road’ is produced and arranged by my partner MaXX at our own studios. We had great times here, sharing music influences, imaginary, stories and sounds to better represent Lorraine’s personality. It was a 360° collaboration and we’re really proud of the result! If you want to support independent music have a listen at Lorraine Casey official bandcamp page below.

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Digipack and Lp design for Elyose new album ‘Reconnexion’

Once again I had the great pleasure to take care of the complete artwork design, merchandise design and photo manipulation for Electro Metal female-fronted band Elyose.

Their new album ‘Reconnexion’ is available on CD digipack and a beautiful full color Vinyl as well as all main digital stores. You can order your copy directly from the band’s official store (signed copies are also available!): https://shop.elyose.com/

Elyose 3rd studio album will be released on September 27, 2018 via Elyose Records / Season of Mist Distribution. Mixed by Frédéric Gervais and mastered by Brett Caldas-Lima, the band gathered a great team around them to create what they see as the ultimate ELYOSE experience. They also have some amazing guest vocalists on this album:

Mark Jansen – Epica, Mayan
Raf Pener – T.A.N.K
Flo Lemonnier – Far Away
Aurélien Fouet-Barak – Assent

 

 

 

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Toxic Visions Design released artwork for Helalyn Flowers new album ‘Nyctophilia’

Awesome news from Electro Goth Metal act Helalyn Flowers! Their 5th full lenght album ‘Nyctophilia’ is out now woldwide!

Available on CD / 2CD and all digital platforms, it includes 10 epic songs that will defibrillate your hearts!

Shimmering, adrenalinic and darkly sensual. It already hit #1 Bandcamp place for the Electro Metal chart and aim to be named ‘Album of the Year’ by several magazines from the alternative press!

Recorded, mixed and mastered by Helalyn Flowers at our partner studios in Rome, even this time all the visual, artwork and photography has been created by Toxic Visions design.

Including the detonating hit ‘Kamikaze Angel’, the album comes in a beautiful full color limited edition gatefold card case.
This stunning new edition format also includes a thrilling artistic full color 8-pages booklet designed by Noemi Aurora for Toxic Visions which shows off stunning conceptual illustrations based on the own album nocturnal theme, by dipping the band itself in an exclusive darkly fascinating atmosphere.
The booklet also includes full lyrics + a special thanx list with the names of all those who supported the band during promotional campaign: ‘Your name on Helalyn Flowers next album’!
Last but not least, included in this special limited edition a tasty postcard and 2 killer Helalyn Flowers bookmarks!

Out Now via Alfa Matrix.

Nyctophilia_digipack preview artwork

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New artwork for Asylence band by Toxic Visions Design

Asylence Death Metal band from Detroit just released the official lyric video for their new single The Knight’s Oath!

Available on iTunes, Spotify and all streaming services soon!

Background artwork by Noemi Aurora at Toxic Visions Design.

https://store.cdbaby.com/cd/asylence

http://asylence.com/Music.htm

 


Asylence is a Detroit Metro Area based metal band. Formed in 2016, they combine a unique blend of melodic death, black, core and progressive metal. Pulling influence from bands such as: Cattle Decapitation, All Shall Perish, Black Sabbath, King Diamond, Mastodon and Behemoth. Asylence brings a grinding, heavy new sound sure to make heads bang.

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‘Mutilation’ + ‘Traces’ Cover Design for ‘The Psychic Force’

So proud to have been chosen as designer from the cult dark electro band The Psychic Force.

German duo Michelle Christiansen and Jörg Charnowski commissioned me to design new cover artwork for their  previous albums “Mutilation” and “Traces”, (remastered and with quite some bonus tracks, and available on Bandcamp at the links below) giving me total artistic freedom to portray ‘a mutilated mechanical body‘ and ‘ the thought that we already have traces of our past in our genes even before we are born‘.

These are the results.

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MUTILATION

THE PSYCHIC FORCE 'Mutilation' Cover Artwork by Toxic Visions Design

TRACES

THE PSYCHIC FORCE 'Traces' ' Cover Artwork by Toxic Visions Design

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