Artist Stephen Kasner (Sunn O))), Integrity, Justin Broadrick) Dead at age 49

Iconic artist Stephen Kasner who came out of the underground scene to create horror-themed art for films, books, and avant-garde and metal artists’ albums, died on Christmas Day. He was just 48. In addition to painting, art and other mixed media, Kasner also made music under the Blood Fountains moniker. He created art for albums from a variety of artists such as Khlyst, Sunn O))), Integrity, Lotus Eaters, Skullflower, Justin Broadrick, Subarachnoid Space, and Martin Grech among others. Kasner released the book Stephen Kasner Works: 1993 – 2006 (Scapegoat Publishing, 2007), a lavish career retrospective with text by various artistic luminaries and collaborations with Seldon Hunt, David D’Andrea, Dwid Hellion, Steven Leyba, and Steven Cerio. Dwid’s Integrity band posted a remembrance of Kasner on Social Media.  Continue reading

GUEST POST: Aaron Turner’s (SUMAC) Top 10 Music, Art And Literature Of 2016

 

Ghost Cult once again brings you “End Of Year” lists, memories, and other shenanigans from our favorite bands, partners, music industry peers, and other folks we respect across the world. Today we are honored to have a list from Aaron Turner. In addition to his current 2016 release with SUMAC, Aaron is/was a member of essential acts such as ISIS, Old Man Gloom, Mammifer, House Of Low Culture, Lotus Eaters, USBM supergroup Twilight and many more. And he founded Hydra Head Records, which we love around HQ. Aaron was kind enough to share his list of “Illuminating music/art/reading” he enjoyed in 2016. Read on!  Continue reading