Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Dead & Buried

I'm putting this blog to rest since I don't really have time to post stuff in it. To those less than 5 people that actually read this, thanks.


Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Just Sayin'

Charging bands money to shoot photographs/take video footage of them at shows is fucking stupid. They or a 3rd party (be it a label, PR company, magazine, etc.) will pay you to license your work to be published for an album or dvd, IF THEY LIKE YOUR SHIT, otherwise, they never asked you to be there and they will carry on with the show. If you're only in it for the money, just fucking quit. Just sayin'.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Into The Darkness....Into The Grave

Me and my good friend Jess of Invisible Oranges frolicking around Edgar Allan Poe's gravesite during a quiet moment at Maryland Death Fest in Baltimore.

More photos from Maryland Death Fest here.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Process: The Rio Grande Skull

Hello there! Just got back from Baltimore after another fun weekend at Maryland Death Fest.
Before I headed out to Charm City to stalk out John Waters and indulge myself in Tasty Kakes, I recently did a private commission where the themes were centralized over the purchaser's history with the Rio Grande river in the state of Texas. I incorporated a Hokusai tribute element by borrowing his style of waves. This was done as a diptych. I decided not to upload the sliced piece because it would only look good through 2 frames, which I did not have available at the time I shipped the finished project. This piece was done using Canson Artist Series Classic Cream drawing paper, Faber Castell sepia pens, and a Staedler B pencil.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

DJ Hank Armadillo Returns to DJ Accrasicauda Late Show

This is gonna be a rager of a night! Please come!

Update: due to some asshole at the bar making a false report to the Chicago PD about a member of the audience having a gun, the show was unfortunately shut down during Dresden's set. Luckily, the show was saved by a promoter who helped moved the show to Memories. Fuck that guy and fuck the Chicago PD!

Monday, April 11, 2011

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

More Austin Action

Amber Asylum serenades us with DOOM.

Music blog Crustcake have been recently running some of my (crappy) photography recently. Check their articles out here and here.

By the way, did I mention that I saw YOB twice in the same day?

Thursday, March 24, 2011


I cannot get enough of this show.

What I Did On Spring Break

top: Wino of St. Vitus

bottom: Mike Scheidt of Yob

Unlike a lot of squares who ventured forth to the juiced up wastelands of Florida to get their spring break on, I hopped on a plane to Austin, Texas for my first ever South By Southwest. I got to see a staggering 43 (!) bands during the course of 4 days with a few multiples. Judging by the amazing bands that I saw live, such as Yob (who I saw twice on the same day), St. Vitus (who I saw for the first time), Pentagram, Eyehategod, Kvelertak, The Secret, and more, it was the next best thing to being in the Netherlands for Roadburn. Got to meet some awesome people. Tried new food. I even got to try some good ol' Texas barbeque. Cheers to Will for the hospitality, as well as Andy and Van of Crustcake for being such awesome tour guides! And folks, please tip (Grim) Kim well as she sells merch on the Metalliance tour.

Pics of South By Southwest, as well as some visits to some sites in Austin, here.

No juicy details to be spilled, because what happens in Austin, stays in Austin!

Monday, March 14, 2011

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Crustcast Episode 7 Artwork

Cassette sized artwork for Crust Cake's "Crust Cast Episode 7" podcast. Watch out for it. It will contain a downloadable PDF file for those of you who want to preserve that digital episode on analog format.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

RIP Phil Vane (Extreme Noise Terror)

From Pig Killer, drummer of Extreme Noise Terror:

"For those of you who haven't heard, it is with great sadness to tell you
that my great friend and Extreme Noise Terror bandmate, Phil Vane passed away in
his sleep last Thursday. After spending months at a time on the road with him on
the ENT tours, I saw nothing but a good, honest man. Gonna miss him."

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Monday, February 21, 2011

This Friday!

I (Hank Armadillo) will be DJing and probably be taking requests in exchange for beer.


Fritz Lange's futurist masterpiece, which is a prophetic vision of a post-industrial land where the plutocratis live and play in the beautiful city, while the working class toil in the grimy subterrenean underground.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Sketchbook Drawings: Chinese New Year

I know, I know, the Chinse lunar new year has already passed, but I got inspired to sketch these drawings out and build off of them.

1) 2011 is the year is the year of the metal rabbit, which I gave a black metal treatment. Not inspired by Donny Darko.

2)My Chinese astrological symbol, the metal rooster (or cock, if you prefer), also given a black metal treatment. Not to be confused with Abraxas, the Gnostic deity.

Sketches were done with a BIC, then the outlines and fills were done with Faber Castell 4 PITT.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Blizzard Beasts

Survived the most extreme blizzard that I experienced since moving to Chicago in 2001. Immortal and Emperor were playing in my head the whole time I braved the frostbitten grimness of the blizzard to go home the night the storm reached its peak, most especially during the thundersnow.