May 29th, 2018 | Merch
Legions! Lots of you asked for them, here they are. We are happy to introduce the first brand new CTHULHU “Cultus Tenebris” t-shirt. Exclusive artwork by Aldo Requena. Pre-Order now on the webshop of Hammerblaze – Out on June 11th. This is specially designed for The Followers of The Arcane. Check it out!
Feb 20th, 2018 | Art Exhibition
On Febraury 22nd, 6 pm, before the premiere of Necronomicon at the theaters, artist Aldo Requena will present along with Salvador Sanz (concept art), Marcelo Shapces (director), Luciano Saracino and Ricardo Romero (scriptwriters) a book with texts and illustrations about the volume that H.P. Lovecraft located in Buenos Aires. Published by Utopia Editorial in conspiracy with BARAKACINE Productions
August 29th, 2017 | Live Concert
Master of the Demon’s Guitar, Mr. David Shankle (Formerly MANOWAR / currently DSG/David Shankle Group and Devil Land) will land in Buenos Aires, Argentina on December 6th 2017. He will perform live with the Argentinian Metal Defenders, FEANOR and bring the majesty of "The Triumph Of Steel" record to life (where Shankle is renowned for his shredding compositions and turbulent arrangements). The event will have as guests the local metallers Interceptor and Magnos. The Hammerblaze studio is very proud to contribute on this special show of Might & Magic. More updates soon!
March 8th, 2017 | Artwork
We have the pleasure to reveal that the artist Aldo Requena is working with BARAKACINE Producciones on the upcoming Argentinian film: "NECRONOMICON". He's in charge of creating the entire textual and visual manifestations to ornament the pages of the Book Of The Dead. The movie is currently been filmed, and it's directed by Marcelo Schapces, written by Luciano Saracino / Ricardo Romero, leading actor by Diego Velázquez and counting with the presence of master actors such as Cecilia Rosetto, Daniel Fanego and Federico Luppi. Stay tuned for more updates.
Febraury 9th, 2017 | Art Exhibition
On March 5th, Aldo Requena will be part of the NecronomiCon convention dedicated to H. P. Lovecraft and Edgar Allan Poe at Paseo La Plaza, Buenos Aires. Stop by if you're at town! Event by Compañia Avant Garde in co-operation with Twisted Factory.
November 16th, 2016 | Album Cover
Hammerblaze studio have the great pleasure to be involved in the creation of HEAVY METAL "Código de Honor" vol. 1; a compilation album of 2000 CDs, containing 21 bands from the Argentine scene. This is a free distribution release, so you may wanna check this out! This product is the result of the combined forces of Metalica Fanzine, Icarus Music, Megadisc, Dimini Impresores and Virtual Estudio.
November 15th, 2016 | Artbook
Aldo Requena is involved on the The Thing: Artbook. Next to a solid lineup of artists for the new book of original art celebrating 35 years of John Carpenter - The Master of Horror's classic, "The Thing" to be released in ComicCon 2017. Production by Printed In Blood and Storm King Productions.
October 27th, 2016 | Art Exhibition
On November 12th, Aldo Requena will be part of a Fantasy Art Convention at the Auditorio Buenos Aires. Franco Tempesta (Naufragant) will also join him to represent their machinery FLASH-BACK 2029. Stop by if you're at town! Event by Twisted Factory.
July 8th, 2016 | Album Cover
New album "LEGACY OF BLOOD"!!! The 5th studio album of SKILTRON will be released on 30.09.16. by TrollZorn Records! Available as a ltd Digipack incl. Bonus song, Jewelcase and Digital. Cover artwork by Aldo Requena.
April 18th, 2016 | Art Exhibition
Spanish: El 2 de Mayo 20 hs, el artista Aldo Requena será parte de "Cultura Metálica". Una muestra de la Feria del libro Heavy Metal, en la 42º Feria Internacional del Libro de Buenos Aires. Stand: Zona Futuro (Predio Ferial La Rural - Av Santa Fé 4201). Los esperamos!
English: on May 2, 8PM, artist Aldo Requena will be part of "Cultura Metálica". A book event hosted by the Feria del libro Heavy Metal, at the 42º Internacional Book event in Buenos Aires (Feria Internacional del Libro de Buenos Aires).
March 30th, 2016 | Album Cover
Together with BACKSLASH PRODUCTIONS & HAMMERBLAZE STUDIO we present you the first official video of artist Aldo Requena. Enjoy the visuals and ceremonial sounds! (Music courtesy of LOST HORIZON, FLASH-BACK 2029 and LONG JOHN STUDIO). Click here for new Songs, Album Details and Cover Art
March 23th, 2016 | Album Cover
The Argentinian Metal band FEANOR reveal new songs from their upcoming release "We Are Heavy Metal" next with album details and cover art (by Aldo Requena). Guest musicians: Ross The Boss (MANOWAR/DEATH DEALER), Tony Martin (BLACK SABBATH), David Shankle (MANOWAR/DSG) and Ron Hendrix (TERRANOVA). Click here for new Songs, Album Details and Cover Art
March 20th, 2016 | Photo Artwork
Created with necromantic arts for WOLVENGUARD, the new Primal/Archaic Extreme Metal act from the United States. The band is currently in preproduction for their upcoming promotional release.
Febraury 2nd, 2016 | News
In addition to the work on next WIZARD album Sven D'Anna recorded the vocals for the new output of the Argentine metal band FEANOR. The collaboration with the band and various guests like Tony Martin, Ross the Boss and David Shankle was worth it. Look forward to a great metal album! FEANOR was founded in 1996 by Gustavo Feanor Acosta. After the last release “HELLAS” in 2010 it is time for a new battle of metal. The new album is already finished. More information about the release date in the near future!
November 30th, 2015 | Web Design
The new Black Majesty website is up, featuring the artwork and promotion for their latest release, Cross Of Thorns (mixed by Roland Grapow at Grapow Studios Slovakia and cover art work by Aldo Requena). Album has been released by new European label Pride & Joy Music, distributed via Edel.
October 24th, 2015 | Album Artwork
Art for the album "The Dark Years" released by Flash-Back 2029, a band dedicated to Electronic and Retro Post-Apocalyptic Cyberpunk music. This new recording is based on the 1984 Science Fiction Action film "The Terminator". Exclusive illustrations had been engineered to provide to the audience new visual connections with the music and film.
You can also view the artwork created for the single release "T-800 Series" here.
October 17th, 2015 | News
Radio interview (Spanish) with artist Aldo Requena for Tachas Hasta En La Sopa at RadioArroba in Buenos Aires. A big Thank You to the wonderful Staff for keeping the Metal Flag up high. You all rule!
Interviewers: Guillermo Gonzalez, Valeria Vizioli and Mariana Wein.
September 19th, 2015 | Comic Book Art | Booklet | Logo Design
Artist Aldo Requena has been working on a sci-fi project called Kingdom. The first piece of story content (a promo comic) is now available as a FREE download from www.kingdomsaga.co.uk. The layout and interior design of the booklet was assembled by Hammerblaze. Kingdom: The Battle for Trafalgar is a creation of Neil Sheppard and script by Paul Combellack. This promo also counts with the work of Clint Langley (Sláine, ABC Warriors, American Reaper) who produced additional concept work.
August 31st, 2015 | Album Artwork
A serie of morbid designs produced for the Argentinian Death Metal band Victimario for their new album "Sculpture Of Insane Minds". Hope you dig it and check these guys out!
August 10, 2015 | Album Artwork
Portions of the artwork I did for the Argentinian band Vorgrum (Folk/Pagan Metal). Killer guys and tunes, check them out!
July 29, 2015 | Album Artwork
Sci-Fi design for the new studio album from Australian Power Metal band Horizons Edge. The album was recorded and mixed at Monolith Studios and mastered by Finnvox Studios (Stratovarius, Sonata Arctica and Nightwish). Horizons Edge will be releasing the first single 'Vagabond' next week. Check these guys out!
July 12, 2015 | Logo Design
New brand logo created for the US Heavy Metal band, HolyHell.
June 25, 2015 | Album Artwork
Art for the single "Vlad The Impaler" for BLACK MAJESTY in anticipation for the album "Cross Of Thorns". "Vlad The Impaler" will be released as a digital single on July 31st by the label Pride & Joy Music. Mixed and Mastered by Grapow Studios. Hope you like the intensity and dark atmosphera of this design!
May 12, 2015 | Album Artwork
Unveiling full cover art for In-Defilade. The album is available now from www.In-Defilade.net. In-Defilade is an extreme metal act from the USA conceived in the Fall of 2009 by guitarist/vocalist Jon Vesano whose reputation as a powerhouse performer and songwriter was built by his work in the bands DISMAL, DEMONIC CHRIST, DARKMOON, and most notably, NILE; current VESPERIAN SORROW bassist/vocalist Subverseraph and Shawn Bozarth (ex-Bay Area thrashers DEFIANCE) to the fray.
May 8, 2015 | Video Art
Official video of Death Metal group, In-Defilade featuring the song "Contaminating The Waters (In Which You Swim)" taken from the debut album "Rulers Of Famine" to be released on May 12th, 2015. Cover and artwork by Aldo Requena. Video edition by Backslash Productions.
May 6, 2015 | Album Artwork
Artwork for the Argentinian heavy metal band Interceptor. A lot of fun doing this design, based on one my favourite movie characters, the legendary road warrior, Mad Max!
April 23, 2015 | Album Artwork
The new album of Black Majesty Official. Press Release : BLACK MAJESTY returns with their 6th studio album “Cross Of Thorns”. The record was mixed by Roland Grapow (Masterplan) and will be scheduled for a late July 2015 release via Pride & Joy Music distributed via Edel.
April 21, 2015 | Video Art
Here is the new video for the Argentinian Death Metal group Victimario, animation and edition by Sergio Chaile. Artist Aldo Requena produced the comic book illustrations for middle scenes displayed on the video. The full album artwork also created by Aldo will be published on the next days.
April 10, 2015 | Concept Work
I had the great pleasure working with and creating concept art for upcoming books written by my friend and historical consultant and fight director, Seoras Wallace (Braveheart, We Were Soldiers, Gladiator, Highlander and Saving Private Ryan). The epic series of fictional novels (8) depict the legend of William Wallace from the years 1286-1305. This also includes a possible television series, which is currently on hiatus (in development with STV Productions, Digital Rights Group, Nine/8 Entertainment, and Creative Media). I am happy to share segments of my artwork with you all. For further reference and contact information, follow the links below. Sláinte my friends!
Febraury 6, 2015 | Video Art
Sonic Prophecy are streaming their first single and lyric video online for “The Warrior's Heart”. The lead-off single is from their 2nd full-length album Apocalyptic Promenade released in digital format on March 7th, with the worldwide release on March 16th. Maple Metal Records is also re-releasing Sonic Prophecy’s debut album A Divine Act Of War from 2011 in Europe, UK, Asia and worldwide in March as well. The cover art was designed by Aldo Requena.
January 21, 2015 | Album Artwork
Apocalyptic Promenade was produced by Matt Hepworth and Sonic Prophecy members Shane Provstgaard and Darrin Goodman, at Studio Nu, and mastered at Mastermind Productions by Trevor Sadler (Rush, Nine Inch Nails, Triumph). The cover art was designed by the renowned artist Aldo 'Valgorth' Requena.
January 8, 2015 | Album Artwork
First album artwork of two produced for the Argentinian tribute dedicated to the British band Whitesnake. Released by Anubis Music, the CD compiles a serie of cover songs featuring our friends Montreal and Mathras among other renowned bands from the Argentinian local scene.