“Lyrically, ‘Black Market Enlightenment’ explores a very dark period in my life…. a period of compulsive, daily substance abuse that began with me making a possibly misguided correlation between certain substances and spirituality, and culminated in me doubting that anything was real and being freaked out by my own existence. This artwork by Mario Nevado perfectly captures not only that lifestyle, but that ironic turn of events.
‘Black Market Enlightenment’ is released on November 9th 2018.”
Bonus info: Antimatter is one of my all-time favourite bands, so my participation in this album is a milestone in my artistic career!
Mario is the CEO of Aégis Illustration. He's a freelance Illustrator and Art Director based in Madrid (Spain), and works creating covers for music bands and publishing houses all over the world. He also develops the role of Art Director and Manager of the international artistic collective Hysterical Minds. Also, he writes Photoshop Tutorials from time to time and teaches digital imaging and self-management for creatives.