Behind The Artworks: Restless Spirit - Lord of the New Depression (2019)


Lord of the New Depression, like everything this band has released thus far, has a cover design by our good friend Marc Christoforidis (@Conjurerovcheaptricks). The process, if I'm remembering correctly, went by me sending him the songs and then giving a little input as to what I had in mind for the cover. He sent back a number of different options and this one really stood out to me.

The thing that I love about working with Marc is that he puts a lot of meaning into everything he does. He's not the type of guy who is just going to throw together some skulls and demons flying around in Hell or something ridiculous like that just because it looks heavy metal. The album deals with loss, loneliness, and depression - obviously - so the idea behind it is this mysterious figure is on a journey through many landscapes alone. It looks as if he or she is floating in a void, either letting you know the journey ahead or putting it behind him. It's all very vague and I think you can interpret it any way you like, which, to me, is always more interesting.

I feel it's understated and gives off a mysterious and ethereal vibe... sort of like the idea of a restless spirit in general. Wandering, lonely, and sad. Plus, really, it just looks fucking cool. And at the end of the day, if it doesn't look cool, I don't care about it, so let's be real here.

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