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Timo Ketola (1975-2020)

Maybe some of you already know, on October 12th Timo Ketola, a Finnish artist, passed away suddenly. He created several incredible covers for bands like Watain, Teitanblood, Deathspell Omega and many other bands. He did great contributions to Metal and art, he had an incredible background in extreme metal creating and designing artworks, his artistic visions were unique and fascinating. You can see the rest of the bands he collaborated with over the years: https://www.metal-archives.com/artists/Davthvs/144223

Art is very transcendental for me and he is one of my favorite artists ever, I feel a great admiration and respect for him, for his talent and for who he was, this simply devastated me and I feel profoundly sad...

His art and his essence will remain with us. You will always be remembered, Rest in Chaos, Timo.

These are some of the artworks he created:

   

The synthesis of Whore and Beast, Svartidauði

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Sutekh Hexen/Hissing Split

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Seven Chalices, Teitanblood

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Casus Luciferi, Watain

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Paracletus, Deathspell Omega

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Just wanted to say that Ketola was incredibly talented. His art felt very primal and emotional. He was also good at employing different techniques and styles. Unlike say Mariusz Lewandowski or Eliran Kantor who have a very distinct style and often emply the same tropes, Ketola was more chamelon like. I was legit surprised that some of the artwork I knew very well was made by him.

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