Artists have to explore. It's what they do. If they don't, as Behemoth's Adam Nergal Darski says, "it's a paradox." Once they start settling, compromising, copping out, the "art" becomes another thing entirely. Sometimes that creative exploration is conscious, a deliberate effort to rebuild and redefine; sometimes it's subconscious, guided by instinct, dream logic or drug experience. Sometimes it means traveling the world, communing with shamans and street musicians and rented Japanese dogs; sometimes it means reaching out into different mediums, genres, colors and emotions. Artists like Nergal, Glenn Danzig, Matt Pike, Turnstile, Cypress Hill, Greg Puciato and John Carpenter are all restless explorers. As fans, we might want to pin them down sometimes, see them play only the "old shit," stick with tried and true formulas, but, as the saying goes, if you love them, let them go. And hope that they drag us, even if it's kicking and screaming, along for the ride. In that spirit, we present Revolver's "Explorers" issue.
Frank Ockenfels 3, the Los Angeles-based photographer, shot these four striking covers of Glenn Danzig. In addition to collaborating and creating with artists, actors, athletes and more for over 30 years, he has photographed countless TV advertising campaigns and for shows such as: Mad Men, The Walking Dead, Breaking Bad, American Horror Story, Sons of Anarchy and so many more.
The box set cover is an original, commissioned work by heralded artist VBERKVLT / Justin Bartlett. The piece, created in black india ink, is inspired by the artwork from Glenn Danzig's “vivid and pioneering music career” with the Misfits, Samhain and Danzig — only diehards will be able to spot all of the references. Bartlett has done illustration and design work for bands including Kvelertak and Trap Them, a VHS cover poster for The Thing
, drawings for Assassin's Creed 3
Box Set Includes:
- The newsstand/subscriber cover of Glenn Danzig, shot by renowned photographer Frank Ockenfels 3
- 3 bonus covers shot by Frank Ockenfels 3 that are ONLY available via the box set
- Collectible box set cover featuring original work by heralded artist VBERKVLT / Justin Bartlett inspired by the artwork from Glenn Danzig’s career with the Misfits, Samhain and Danzig — only diehards will be able to spot all of the references.
- 1-year subscription to Revolver Magazine (starting with the next issue)
Behemoth // High on Fire // Turnstile // Cypress Hill // John Carpenter // Rez Metal // The Black Queen // Jesus Piece // Gouge Away // Starcrawler // Leeched