Anyways, when it came to volume two the style had changed so dramatically that I wanted to use some more fitting artwork. My mother introduced me to the works of Jim Fitzpatrick as a child, and had given me his Erin Saga book for a Christmas present some years before. Without thinking of his previous sleeves in metal history (Thin Lizzy and Manilla Road), I set about finding one from the book for the mix. I drew up a list of five or six possibles and sent them over to him to see which he liked best (there's a whole post about this, here).
"Costanza face", if I wasn't so busy, ha ha) and asked if I would be up for maybe finding something fitting for the next Darkthrone album. I was like WHOA and asked what the title was.
"I wanna call our next album UNDERGROUND RESISTANCE. he (Ted) says it should be THE UNDERGROUND RESISTANCE. But what could portray it?"
To which I replied: Personally, I would side with THE being prefixed as there is a massive Techno movement from Detroit called Underground Resistance. UNLESS, you are tipping the hat to them?!?
And he said: "yeah, i have been since 92 when i bought my first vinyl from there, also RED PLANET was a tip to those submerge guys. But ok, fine with me with the THE"
I was also like HUH not long after when cover images for another album, Circle The Wagons, appeared online, with artwork from Dennis Dread. I didn't have a clue what was going on so I asked him. It transpired that he was thinking further afield indeed, ha ha.
Then I found the image at the top of the page, "The Battle Of Moira", did some tweaks to it and they both loved it. The image of the warrior fighting back with the horde laying in wait, to me, having heard the album now, fits the music almost perfectly.
These are the original concepts:
All of which came from this (not the colour version):
that Che Guevara artwork, Mr. Fitzpatrick was paid for this. End of history lesson. Wait, I never did get that damn interview...