The sad news came down a week-and-a-half ago that the mega-respected Hydra Head Records will be slowly winding down their operations. While they released a billion amazing records over the past twenty years, they also, through their album art, influenced the visual aesthetic of progressive noise via their many incredible covers. Fact took a look:
In tribute to a label that will be sorely missed, we’ve chosen 10 of our favourite sleeve designs from its catalogue. The visual side of the imprint, spearheaded by Turner himself, has always been deeply impressive – distinctive, unpredictable, willing to both challenge and honour the well-worn tenets of metal aesthetics.