With exactly a week to go until Italian metalcore/post-hardcore quintet Forbidden Seasons release their eagerly-anticipated debut album, ‘Promise’, the band have given us an insight into the creation of its artwork…
The artwork of our new album, ‘Promise’, was created by MZ Design, a studio we’ve been working with since our first EP, ‘Paramnesia’; it’s a good team of trusted people, and their works are really great!
In our artwork, there’s always our mascot, the moth; the moth lives an ephemeral life full of risks, nevertheless, in the short time she has, she fulfils her obligations and succeeds in her life cycle.
Compared to our world nowadays, our situation is kind of the same; we have to deal with the adversities of life, trying to reach our goals, spread our wings and fly, like the moth does.
We chose the style of the artwork together with MZ studio, and the graphic knowledge of our bass player helped a lot.
We considered a lot of ideas, like using a female figure or the face of a baby to represent the innocence of promises made to children, but in the end, we decided to use these in video clips and other material, that way, it’s more eloquent.
The final idea was to represent the minimal but marked contrast between the black in the background, that stands for darkness and obscurity of thoughts, and the gold of the moth, as the glimmer of light in our minds.
The background texture is like a ruined page of an ancient book, and this theme is brought to the entire booklet, also with the choice of the font.
‘PROMISE’, THE DEBUT ALBUM FROM FORBIDDEN SEASONS, WILL BE RELEASED ON MARCH 16.