Where heavy metal meets fine art

Heaven Shall Burn is a German heavy metal band from Saalfeld, formed in 1996. They combine an aggressive metal sound with lyrics that show a militant support of anti-racism and fighting social injustice.

“Land Of The Upright Ones” is the first song from their new album “VETO” that is scheduled to be released in April 2013. The cover of “VETO” shows the John Collier painting of Lady Godiva, (c.1898).

Maik Weichert (guitarist in the band) comments as to why this piece of art works perfectly with the underlying concept of the album:

“It as an icon regarding the fight for social justice. The image also represents a contemporary issue: i.e. today’s leading class being isolated from the people and the conflicts arising from that. It is also a great way to show our fans how current problems and topics can be reflected and derived from historical artworks."

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Album cover with painting licensed from Bridgeman Art Library. Lady Godiva, c.1898 by John Collier (1850-1934) / © Herbert Art Gallery & Museum, Coventry
Album cover with painting licensed from Bridgeman Art Library. Lady Godiva, c.1898 by John Collier (1850-1934) / © Herbert Art Gallery & Museum, Coventry


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