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ALBUM COVERS

THE LATE 1960s, 70s and early 80s were probably Bruce Pennington's time of greatest acclaim as an artist, particularly on paperback covers, but recently he has found a whole new international audience as an album cover artist, a selection of examples is shown below.

Album cover NIGHTHAWK formed in Inverness, Illinois, in 1996; a few years after Mark drummed and recorded with Perdtion in the same basement studio.

Mark and his brother constructed the recording studio from scratch while he was 17, "In order to be completely original, shunning contemporary influences in modern rock music." The idea was to create the ultimate psychedelic rock (and roll) band, referencing the past but properly evolving the sound into the future.

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Part of the idea for Nighthawk came from the band Hawkwind, which was very loyal to original Space Rock music, having an out of the box approach to the scene. Also, being within the Chicago electric blues scene with its "authenticity," a vibe that carries the band and its side projects to lofty heights.

Eric Olson - Vocals/Bass Guitar
Mark V Madsen - Lead Guitar/Vocals/Drums
Erik Olsen - Drummer


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Zetar are a science fiction themed black/death metal band based in Austin, Texas, but with members from France and Ecuador.
For more on the album click HERE and HERE.
For a review click HERE

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Yo No Se are a Bristol based hard rock/grunge/heavy/psych band. Click HERE to sample their new album for 2021.

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Ultraboss. Above are two recent albums by Viennese maestro PJ d'Atri (aka Ultraboss). Click on either cover for more.

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Or try HERE for a general taste of his music, including some wonderful electric and straight renditions of Bach.


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Faust are a Polish band not to be confused with the legendary German krautrock band from the 1970s. You can visit their Facebook page HERE.

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Apollo80 is a band based in Perth, Australia. Go HERE for the album, in particular the third track Lizard! Lizard! Lizard!

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Mark Hyper is a dance/electronic musician who released this album in March 2020. Go HERE for the album and other music by him.


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Octopus is a Detroit, Michigan band. To hear the title track click HERE. For details of the band and this album's release click HERE.

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Blood Incantation is a death metal band from Denver, Colorado who used Pennington images for their debut EP Interdimensional Extinction and used more for their second LP (below) that came out in 2019.

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