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Hi everyone, just joined this place as I've been seeking out a forum for metal enthusiasts for quite some time - I've found that forums these days are heavily lacking thanks to Reddit and social media, but I really only use social media to share my artwork and connect with IRL friends and professional contacts, otherwise it's much too shallow for long-form discussion. So hopefully this place can offer some of that! 

In real life I'm a professor who teaches visual art. I'm a huge fan of fantasy and golden-age era illustration, as well as the academic painters and the Hudson River Valley School of artists. I'm also inspired by a ton of metal album artists as well - and have made some album artwork myself! Here's some of my artwork as well: 

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As for metal - I listen to essentially any genre of metal, but my favorites seem to be black metal, post-metal, and death metal. I browse AngryMetalGuy's site and forum as a 100% no-account lurker, but saw this place advertised on the forum during their migration and thought hey, what the hell, maybe try posting here and there. So yeah, excited to check this place out and hopefully contribute some activity! 

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2 hours ago, FatherAlabaster said:

Awesome work! I do some illustration as well. Feel free to make a thread for your stuff in the "Promote Yourself" section. Hope you enjoy the place.

Yo, I just checked out your thread and I have to say you have some awesome work as well! I'd love to chat art and illustration with you sometime. I'll definitely try and make a thread for my stuff! 

I listened to Rannoch's new album earlier this year based on the cover art alone, so kudos there :D

2 hours ago, Balor said:

Greetings!  What bands are your favorites?

Hmm, it's ever-changing, but at the moment the main ones in rotation are Der Weg Einer Freiheit, Deafheaven, Inferi, Visigoth, Stortregn, and Cult of Luna. 

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21 hours ago, navybsn said:

Nice artwork! I dig your stuff.

Thanks! Glad you like it :D

15 hours ago, GoatmasterGeneral said:

Welcome lurking stranger. Glad you've decided to follow us goats over here and finally open your mouth.

Your artwork is fire. That red castle in a river of fire is fucking badass. Dan Seagrave move over!

Yeah, I literally would read reviews on AMG like, every few days and then pour through the comments and then check the forums, all without signing up for whatever stupid reason. This place looked snazzy enough to push me over the line I suppose.

Glad you dig the artwork - I've opened a topic down in the promote yourself forum with more stuff if you care to give it a gander!

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