V XUL Design & Artwork

Since I have been involved in metal, I have been designing (band) logo's and scetching gory artwork - nowhere near Moyen's quality, but certainly in the same genre.

I have drawn logo's for my own (unrealised or ficticious) projects and for people I was/am in contact with for either design or other purposes. I have contributed to the scene with my own independent designs, mostly based on a band's or person's original idea, and re-designs of logo's already in use.

I have also worked on demo and album artwork for my own bands and those of both close friends and more distant acquaintances - like many others starting with crude pen drawings, and over time evolving into combinations of photoshop and drawing. The selection you find here shows both my personal favourites and the ones I hope will see a bit more of the world than those limitedly spread demo's from the 1990s.

Logo design

These are some of the logo's I have designed over the years. I have put them in alphabetical order, so it's a nice mix of old and new material.

Cover artwork

These are some of the early ones I used in the 1990s. They are all covers of my early deathrock band Masticate, released in 1993 (Maggot Invasion and Welcome to My Ass!!!) and 1994 (Lost and Corpse Fucking). I can only say that the music this band created was as primitive as the cover drawings.

Around this time I was also helping out Paranoia of Lanz with recording and designing almost all of his demo's, including Lanz's Faust der Macht (1994), Göttin der Hölle (1995), and the controversial Führer's Der totale Krieg (1996). The first Lanz cover that was released by a label, became Incinerator: The New Church (2010), for which I did the entire lay-out. After that I also collaborated with Lanz for two splits (with Groovy Taus, 2018, and with The Parents Of Oude Pekela, 2019) and another full-length album (the Transcendence Through Death digibook of 2019).

After I had started in Liar Of Golgotha, I designed only one cover (Promo 1997), but I did several other drawings featured on clothing (vampire, inverted cross; both 1996), and tidied up the Spzjdel logo of the band, bringing back different characters of the same letter to one, sharpening edges, straightening lines, and balancing letter width and spacing.

My collaboration with Israthoum spans from the time I joined the band 'till after I quite the band as a guitarist. I did most of the early covers. The selection shows The Art of Malice (2002), which was little work for me, using a photograph as a cover, but was an awful fun shooting. The other one is Monument of Brimstone, shown in its original S.A.R.S. release of 2008 and the Spikefarm re-release of 2009.

Other bands I designed for are:

N.E.S.L.O.S., an acronym for 'not even Satan likes our shit', was a black metal parody band of Baroeg's programmer in the late 1990s, Rene Veerkamp. He had tried to create the most terrible black metal in the vein of the no-production-value and no-talent-used trend that had been picked up by black metal labels at the time. Using a shitting mountain goat seemed utterly appropriate!

Delinquentes Infernae, which had already asked me to design the logo. For the 2010 release Ontkerstening I was given specific instructions on how it should look and what elements I had to use. I found it a pleasant way to work. And I could have never come up with Lady Justice holding the decapitated head of Jesus Christ myself! It's a brilliant concept.

KaoSatan Rises, a ChaoSatanic dark ambient project from the deepest reaches of the real underground. I combined its existing logo and cover art with occult elements I specifically designed for the back of the album (shown here). I did both the tape and the LP version, having related occult thematics, released by New Era Productions in 2018.

The Parents Of Oude Pekela, which I had known since it was born in the late 1990s, asked me to create the cover art of its debut album As Satan Spawns from the Grave of a Thousand Infants. The demon I had drawn was also featured in black/white on the extended tape release of the album. I had already photoshopped the controversial artwork for the Kindermoord demo many years earlier.

This page will be updated when there's something worthwhile to update!