Vinyl Creep: Cam Rackam On His "Deadly Rule" Art For Avenged Sevenfold. - Avenged Sevenfold

Vinyl Creep: Cam Rackam On His "Deadly Rule" Art For Avenged Sevenfold.

Cam Rackam talked about his artwork “Deadly Rule,” done for Avenged Sevenfold’s “Hail To The King” album, and the small details you’ll find within the piece with Vinyl Creep. You can get Avenged Sevenfold’s “Hail To The King” vinyl featuring the artwork here.

“I wanted the cover to be serious, tough, and conquer-esque,” Rackam tells Vinyl Creep in an exclusive chat. “[The album] stirs like an anthem for the modern warrior. So when it came to the painting, I was inspired by the final shot in ‘Conan the Barbarian’ — referenced from the Frazetta painting — where he is sitting at the throne in contemplation of the chaos in his kingdom. I loved that idea of the warrior king.”

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“The missing floorboard is a secret,” Rackam says, unfortunately for us. “I’m sure eventually one day some fan will figure it out. There’s a lonely drumstick leaning against the right wall. If you look close, it’s pointing to a pentagram carved into the brick. There’s also symbolism in the window, chair, walls and curtains. It’s fun watching fans decipher something I’ve made.

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