Godmachine: The Art Of Godmachine

Enigmatic Welsh artist gets the coffee table treatment.

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The digital era may have killed off lavish album artwork, but its spirit lives on in the shape of posters and T-shirts. Cat-loving Welshman Godmachine – Aziz to his parents – is at the forefront of this new wave of pencil, brush and iPad wielders.

This heavyweight book collects the finest examples of his work from the last seven years. While you’ll recognise some of the names represented here – Rob Zombie, Italian proggers Goblin, Sonisphere – they’re all given unexpected twists.

Crucially, though, it’s the standalone images that work best: his apocalyptic visions are gothic without being clichéd, metal without being cheesy. Disappointing lack of cute moggies, mind.

Dave Everley

Dave Everley has been writing about and occasionally humming along to music since the early 90s. During that time, he has been Deputy Editor on Kerrang! and Classic Rock, Associate Editor on Q magazine and staff writer/tea boy on Raw, not necessarily in that order. He has written for Metal Hammer, Louder, Prog, the Observer, Select, Mojo, the Evening Standard and the totally legendary Ultrakill. He is still waiting for Billy Gibbons to send him a bottle of hot sauce he was promised several years ago.