ART OF CONSCIENCE.....
Despite the writing and recording of Plague of Conscience being such an arduous task; by comparison the artwork came together really quickly! We had been asked to draw up a brief of what we wanted, and it was sent to a few artists. Within a couple of weeks we had the artwork, which was created by a Hungarian Artist called Peter Sellai.
Here’s the original artwork brief:
We were all extremely pleased when a few weeks later he sent this:
At that time we considered changing the band logo for the first (but not the last) time. The original SM logo was designed by Marcelo Vasco who also did both the ‘Spitting Venom’ and ‘Insurrection Rising’ covers; he went on to do ‘Bloodstones and Diamonds’ for Machine Head and ‘Repentless’ for Slayer - a very talented Brazilian artist; but we felt the logo wasn’t strong enough. Here are a few of the logos that got submitted at the time, which we ultimately passed on: