Thrash metallers Warbringer have unveiled the album cover for their new release, entitled IV: Empires Collapse. It’s set for release on October 28th in Europe and October 29th in North America via Century Media Records. The artwork is a bit different from their previous efforts and designed by Adrienne Rozzi, the band commented on the artwork with the following statement:
The artwork for Empires Collapse came about from wanting to take a much more focused and simplistic approach. Previous Warbringer album covers are extremely detailed, busy works, so it was a conscious decision to have art that was the antithesis of what we had done before. John Laux came up with the concept, so we had our friend Adrienne Rozzi make up a sketch, which led to us having her follow through with the final piece. It’s incredibly different from what most fans would expect for a Warbringer album cover, but we wanted the art to visually reflect the music. The piece reminds me of a Tarot Card illustration and sets a very cryptic, somber vibe which associates well with the music that ties into the album’s title.