Tue, Feb 15 2011: ARKAN UNVEIL ARTWORK
Latest release: "Salam"
Release date: Mon, Apr 18 2011
ARKAN's sophomore album will be out on April 18th. Here is the cover artwork and tracklisting of this genuine Oriental Death Metal gem:
The artwork was designed by Evil Campbell, who was already behind ARKAN's first album "Hilal". The artist made the following comment: "When ARKAN told me about their new album"Salam" dealing with peace and tolerance between different people and their religions, I was instantly hooked. We talked about it with Foued, and I suggested that we use the Bible as an inspiration, as the Holy Book is used by all monotheistic religions. For me, the powerful image was the parable of the original sin with Eve, the snake, and the forbidden fruit. It illustrates Man's weakness. It is so easy to hate someone because of his differences, to reject them. Tolerance is the stations of the cross. The cover of "Salam" is then a subjective and artistic interpretation of that parable. Looking at the colour scheme, the shades are light and going towards gold. This is to respect the graphic code of the band, and their first album "Hilal", that we also created together."