Seeing Red: Aesthetics and Visuals of Metal
From album art to posters, video, and performance, the visual aspect of metal has always provided the much needed counterpart to the heaviest of genres. Brutal to gory, intense to stark, these images reflect, influence and enhance extreme music - but creating them (and keeping it unique) isn't easy. Hear from some of metal's highest regarded artists on their creative processes and check out some of their nastiest work.
Corey Mitchell, J.D., is a Los Angeles Times best-selling author of several true crime books, including DEAD AND BURIED and SAVAGE SON. He is also a contributing editor for MetalSucks and horror film festival reporter for Bloody Disgusting.
Mitchell is currently working with legendary heavy metal frontman, Philip H. Anselmo (Pantera/Down) on his autobiography.
Mitchell will be moderating the SEEING RED: AESTHETICS AND VISUALS OF METAL panel this year on March 15 at 2:45pm for the SXSW Music Festival. In 2011, he created and moderated the REEL MURDER panel for the SXSW Film Festival.