7 exclusive artworks from Rodney Matthews, veteran fantasy artist of Michael Moorcock illustration and rock album cover fame
TITLE: No Mean City
DESCRIPTION: Inspired by H. Kingsley Long and Alexander McArthur’s account of hard men and razor gangs in 1920s Glasgow, this iconic album cover was designed for hard rock band Nazareth.
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TITLE: The Dragon Lord
DESCRIPTION: Elric of Melniboné, Michael Moorcock’s doomed albino antihero of the Eternal Champion series, symbiotically bound to Stormbringer, a large, black runesword hungry for souls.
TITLE: Encore at the End of Time
DESCRIPTION: The last band play the last song, concluding an epoch in Michael Moorcock’s Elric at the End of Time. The musicians are loosely based upon space rock band Hawkwind, with whom Moorcock himself often took to the stage
DESCRIPTION: Wizardry meets wild romance with this depiction of the ethereal city of Tanelorn, a refuge for wandering travellers in Michael Moorcock’s Eternal Champion series.
TITLE: On a Storyteller’s Night
DESCRIPTION: Time stops, the flames rise, as an aghast gathering are bewildered by tales of lore in this enduring album cover design for hard rock band Magnum.
DESCRIPTION: Nature survives while the destruction of mankind falls into ruin in this surreal album cover design for progressive rock band Asia.
TITLE: Serpent’s Kiss
DESCRIPTION: The betrayal of humanity. Through smoke and mirrors, the rich and powerful herd unwitting populations into financial slavery: the New World Order, as described in the Bible (Revelation 13: 16-18) or, if you prefer, ‘One ring to rule them all’, JRR Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings.