I got introduced to the work of today’s featured artist when I came across a review for the new Behemoth album ‘The Satanist’. I’m not really a Behemoth fan – it’s a bit too upbeat for my taste, I like my metal slow and depressed – but with a gorgeous album cover and fantastic reviews I gave the album a try anyway. Unfortunately we still didn’t match, but I was happy anyway since I came across a brilliant new artist to feature on Bleaq. Denis Forkas Kostromitin is his name, currently living and working in Moscow, Russia. Growing up in the austere Soviet environment Denis Forkas plunged into the world of Greek and Egyptian mythology and mysticism, influences you’ll still be able to see in his esoteric work. When the iron curtain dropped Denis found himself indulged in the works of Levi and Crowley as well as anonymous scriptures on alchemy and ceremonial magic. His paintings combine all these influences with a classic style in which he explores mystic and occult realms. Enjoy!
– The piece used for the Behemoth album cover
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