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WOMEN BEHIND THE ART OF DECADENCE

by metallic_kitty
WOMEN BEHIND THE ART OF DECADENCE

The background to the Art of Decadence is that our main message is DIY and Underground. We stand for that anything is possible with the right mindset and that there is pride in creating something from scratch, be rebels and dare to do things your own way. It is this attitude that is the core of the Decadence Sweden® brand. That is how Decadence creates music and related art to inspire people to do the same.

Here are words from the artists themselves with comments by Metallic Kitty.

CHARGEPOINT – Inside booklet art by Yumi Nishikata

Yumi Nishikata, Japanese pencil drawing artist. She was born in May 1983. Worked on the inside booklet images of “Chargepoint” as illustrator. The album was released in 2009.

“That was a very valuable experience for me. I tried to paint some clear images that Kitty had in mind. Sometimes, it was a little difficult for me, but we completed it together. “Chargepoint” is my first artwork with a Death Metal band. And the only work with a Growl Voice Queen!” – Yumi Nishikata

“As I started off sketching the front cover for “Chargepoint”, right after Decadence had the breakthrough in Japan with “3rd Stage of Decay”, I stumbled upon Yumi’s art online. As we started talking and got to know each other better, I realized that this girl had to be the one to draw the inside booklet art. The result is stunning, every track has its own dedicated art. Yumi illustrated my thoughts and I put my touch on it in relation to the lyrics and it became a great combination of Eastern and Western styles. I consider this booklet to be the best one we’ve had to this date.” – Metallic Kitty

Metallic Kitty’s first sketch of the front cover for “Chargepoint”.

UNDERGROUNDER – Front cover by Therese Hagström

Therese Hagström, born in March 1984. Raised in Salem outside of Stockholm, Sweden. Working as a graphical designer. Started working with the front cover “Undergrounder” together with a photographer and an illustrator. The front cover was done in 2012 and the album was released in 2017.

“When I started working with the front cover for “Undergrounder” my first thought was blue. Together with Kitty we created an image of how we wanted it to look with the Decadence skull “Raggan” in focus. It was a fun experience. “Undergrounder” is my first and only front cover for an album that I have designed.” – Therese Hagström

“When we started this project I knew that I wanted this art to be more real, not drawn, and it would be the first front cover I handed over to someone else to do. That’s when I found the talented Therese. Decadence faced a new era and the art was to be a symbol of the return of Decadence. The skull is buried in sand, a symbolism of the Underground, but is kind of peeking out of it and actually has eyes looking back at you, more alive this time. I wanted “Undergrounder” to represent of who we consider Decadence to be. And who we consider our fans to be. It’s a statement that we are Undergrounders. Therese and her team made all this possible like I would have never been able to on my own.” – Metallic Kitty

Metallic Kitty and Kenneth Lantz conceptualizing “Undergrounder”.

SIX TAPE – Front cover by Ruso Tsig

Rusudan Tsignadze, known as Ruso Tsig, is a Georgian artist. She was born in May, 1997.

“Working with Metal band musicians is my job. I always try to improve my skills in art. It was a great experience working on the “Six Tape” album cover art for Decadence, because it has a lot of details. It’s the biggest project in my portfolio. I worked with the band’s vocalist. Why is she my fav? First of all we rarely meet female vocalists in Metal… and… She is one of them. Second, it was really nice to talk with her… I just want to say it was really great experience with excellent people…” – Ruso Tsig

“It was so easy working with Ruso, I had a crystal clear image in my head of what I wanted the front cover of “Six Tape” to be, and not only did Ruso listen, but it was like she looked into my mind and drew every detail as I wanted it to be. When I first plotted this image back in 2013 the idea behind it was to kill off my character Metallic Kitty (yes indeed…) so I put all my stuff on the ground and took a shot of it. Today, many years later, Ruso helped me do the exact opposite, in the form of an amazing artwork. All my stuff are there in the image, as a statement that Decadence is ready to hit the stage again while honoring the genre influences in music that we’ve had through the years through the color and design.” – Metallic Kitty

Metallic Kitty’s conceptualization of “Six Tape”.

OTHER – Cartoon fan art by Koregore

Karen Nava, known as Koregore, is a Mexican artist. She was born in June, 1987.

“I still remember it as if it was yesterday (actually it was like 10 years ago), the first time I heard Decadence with its Corrosion! (And with that my ears and my heart corroded). When I started listening to the instrumentation it injected a huge and incredible strength in me, and I felt uncertain about what I was going to hear and suddenly: “Chained to a rusty illusion…” Woooow! Powerful voice! Wait… it’s a woman! I felt inspired and my hands began to draw. Since then Metallic Kitty has inspired me with her strong voice, her hard work and perseverance. Thanks to all the musicians who have been part of Decadence, they have done an incredible and powerful job!” – Koregore

“It was the MySpace era and I stumbled upon Koregore. She had shared various cartoon versions of Decadence’ members, all over, that were so awesome that I got in touch. Koregore really has a touch for details and she always captures the small things that make our characters so much on spot and has been an important part of the art around Decadence for a long time!” – Metallic Kitty

Decadence cartoons by Koregore.

DECADENCE CONFIRM RELEASE FOR NEW ALBUM 2019

Decadence Sweden

After delivering the long-awaited reunion on 2017’s “Undergrounder”, Death Thrashers Decadence are now getting ready to drop their follow-up for 2019. Decadence’s upcoming album “Six Tape” will mark their sixth full-length in their 15 years. Characterized by extreme female vocals, full DIY management and a distinct sound, Decadence is something both old schoolers and new wavers will enjoy.

Decadence presents: SIX TAPE (release fall 2019)

Decadence Sweden New Album Six Tape 2019

Standing strong with Underground music ideals, Decadence confirms all tracks will be available for free share, as well as a physical album for the die-hard fans. On their Facebook page, Decadence shares a teaser image, which features an old school cassette tape. The band explains that “Six Tape” is a word mash up of mixtape, number six in their discography and erotica in playful double-meanings that is twisted into the lyrics that are praising independence.

“We’ve listened, and we’ve heard. The persistent wishes from our fans to get us back up on stage has not gone unnoticed. Therefore, we now announce that we are available for booking and will hit the stage with this new album!”

Behind the drums once again is the talented Lawrence Dinamarca (Nightrage /Loch Vostok /Carnal Forge) whom Decadence is honored to have on board for the second time since the previous album “Undergrounder”. The album announcement comes together with news that Lawrence is entering the drum studio this upcoming week to record nine tracks.

Decadence is ‘Metallic’ Kitty Saric and Kenneth Lantz. The promotion is done by fans for fans through street teams, fan clubs and Metalheads from all over the world. The band’s message is to be independent and do what you believe in without relying on anyone or anything. There is pride in creating something from scratch, to be rebellious and dare to do things your own way because you believe in them. “Six Tape” is celebration of that standpoint.

For more info:
Press contact: kitty.saric@heavydose.se
Label: Heavy Dose
Facebook: Kitty Saric /Artist Page: Metallic Kitty

DECADENCE JOINS BRAZILIAN COMPILATION ALBUM TO SUPPORT UNDERGROUND ACTS

by metallic_kitty

Decadence confirm collaboration with Brazilian label/agency IMPERATIVE MUSIC and will be featured on the worldwide album Imperative Music Compilation Vol.XV alongside major acts Death, Destruction, Cradle of Filth and  Hammerfall. The album also features powerful Underground bands which is why Decadence is proud to support this initiative by contributing with a track off ‘Undergrounder’! The release is set to April 2018. Stay tuned!

“WE’RE BACK!”: DECADENCE CONFIRM REUNION RUMORS.

Powered by its two song writers who have been writing music together for over 15 years. ‘Metallic’ Kitty Saric and Kenneth Lantz are back to form the new Decadence. Kicking off with a full-length album named after who they consider themselves to be. And who they consider their fans to be. Prepare for a Thrashing Death experience, louder and faster than ever before.

Decadence presents: UNDERGROUNDER (release in January 2017).