Hello my friends! Marcelo Vasco here. I'm a brazilian cover artist specializing in the graphical underworld of music since the mid-90s. I focus on print media, specifically artwork, CD / LP / DVD / BOOK covers, merch & apparel, and all other promotional designs for the metal musical culture. Over the years I have created artwork for numerous highly influential bands including Slayer, Machine Head, Kreator, Dee Snider, Soulfly, Hatebreed, Dark Funeral, Dimmu Borgir. I'm head of graphic department for AISA (All Independent Service Alliance), with offices in North America and Europe. And I'm a long time collaborator for Nuclear Blast Records, one of the biggest Heavy Metal labels in the world. I had my work recognized by the metal media as part of the one greatest metal graphic artists today and also had my art printed in many publications including books like Arte Arcana, And Justice for Art Vol. 2 and 3, Monochromes 2020, Masterpieces 2018, Aesthetics of Sickness, Metal & Hardcore Graphics, Darkadya Book #2 and magazines like Heavy Music Artwork, Inside Artscum etc. I got 1º place trophy in the North American award "Black Stars Awards", hosted by Darkadya Books, in the category "Master Artist", and I also have presented my art exhibitions at Inferno Festival in Oslo/Norway (2015), Tattoo Week Rio (2016) and at the amazing Comic Con Ecuador (2017). In 2018 I was invited to talk about my artwork at "THE NOITE com Danilo Gentili", the biggest Talk Show on Brazilian TV, and that was freaking awesome! I'm also a guitar player for the bands The Troops of Doom, Patria and Mysteriis and at last but not least, a wine lover and small producer. Cheers!!!
Client: SLAYER Album: The Repentless Killogy Label: Nuclear Blast, 2019
Client: SLAYER Album: Repentless Label: Nuclear Blast, 2015
Client: SLAYER Final Tour Illustration 2018
Client: BORKNAGAR Album: Winter Thrice Label: Century Media, 2016
Client: DEE SNIDER Album: Leave a Scar Label: Napalm Records, 2021
Client: HATEBREED Album: The Concrete Confessional Label: Nuclear Blast, 2016
Client: SOULFLY Album: Enslaved Label: Roadrunner, 2012
Client: ENSLAVED 7" Vinyl: Homebound Label: Nuclear Blast / By Norse Music, 2020
Client: Tribute to Slayer Album: Brazil Painted Blood Label: Secret Service Records, 2021
Client: TESTAMENT Album: The Gathering (Artwork Revisited)
Client: KREATOR Album: Gods of Violence Exclusive NA Cover Label: Nuclear Blast, 2016
Client: THE TROOPS OF DOOM Album: The Rise of Heresy Label: The Black House Records, 2020
Client: VALLEY OF CHROME Album: Victorious
Client: MACHINE HEAD Album: Bloodstone & Diamonds Label: Nuclear Blast, 2014
Client: HOLLOW Album: Downfall Label: Self-released
Client: VINTERSORG Album: Till Fjälls Del II Label: Napalm Records, 2017
Slayer, Machine Head, Kreator, Soulfly, Cavalera Conspiracy, Hatebreed, Dark Funeral, Testament, Dee Snider, Dimmu Borgir, Behemoth, Obituary, Borknagar, Mayhem, Vader, Crowbar, Belphegor, Exodus, Enslaved, Ragnarok, Vintersorg, Venom Inc, Metal Allegiance, Chrome Division, Jessica Pimentel (Orange Is The New Black), Coroner, Keep of Kalessin, Vital Remains, Brujeria, Lord Belial, Gorgoroth, Besatt, Kvelertak, Neurosis, Einherjer, 1349, The Troops of Doom, Manegarm, Rebaelliun, Ov Hell, Godseed, Malevolent Creation, Suffocation, Niterain, Archer, Decrepit Birth, BPMD, The Faceless, Macabre, Cronian, Hellsaw, Funeral, In Vain, Blood Red Throne, Massacre, Wardruna, Iskald, Necrophagist, Born Of Osiris, Trident, Noctem, Assassin, Utbyrd, El Caco, Thornium, Municipal Waste, Voltumna, Astafix, Distraught, Korzus, Vodu, The Ordher, Nervochaos, Asyllex, I Gather Your Grief, Patria, Murder Rape, Somberland, Magenta Harvest, Malefactor, Mysteriis, Frost Despair, Riwen, Unearthly, Munruthel, Carpatus, Hollow, Stigmhate, Swords at Hymns, Two Places at Once, Diabo Verde, Death Yell, Forahneo, Omago, Dying Suffocation, Arkanger, Hagbard, Images At Twilight, Luvart, Warshipper, Bywar, Laconist, Affront, By Norse Music, Sculptor, Le Chant Noir, Shattered Sun, Válvera, Thyrant, Agnideva, Warcursed, Death Tyrant, Carnifex, Valley of Chrome and many more +++
I first had the pleasure of working with Marcelo Vasco on "Bloodstone & Diamonds" album. Not only did he deliver in an extremely timely manner under an immense amount of pressure, he delivered some of the most disturbing, interesting and just flat-out fuckin' cool artwork Machine Head have had in some time.
We had a number of submitted ideas for the cover artwork and we felt Marcelo's was the best. We made some suggestions and the result is an awesome album cover.
Marcelo Vasco has been my personal artist for a couple of years now. I love his work. He brought a lot of new ideas and concepts to Soulfly. He is also the fastest artist I have ever worked with! I’m proud that he’s brazilian like me. He’s making a name for himself outside of Brazil.
I had the pleasure of working with Marcelo for several years now, developing ideas for artwork with Dimmu Borgir, Chrome Division & Ov Hell and I highly recommend him, my number 1 choice... A true artist with passion for his work & dark art in any visual form. Professional, fast, effective & a good friend.