"Under each face two mighty wings stretched out, / of size proportioned to so huge a bird; / sails of the sea I never saw so large. / They had no feathers, but were like a bat's / in fashion; these he flapped in such a way, / that three winds issued forth from him; thereby / Cocytus was completely frozen up”. – Dante Aligheri Divina Commedia

Lucifer mythical character is by far metal most mentioned and revered of all villain. Heaven's outcast and dirty scoundrel, the mighty ruler of all that is below and a materialist bastard par excellence. Artist Devil fascination and representation is overwhelming and is depicted ad nauseam making Eliphas Levi goat more popular than any other deity. Like with Virgil guiding Dante into the pits of hell 'Arte Arcana - Lucifero' will help and guide to understand Lucifer or Satan the Devil character.

Classic Sacred text with metal masterworks

We are inviting artists to share their vision of devils and demons and of course Lucifer before and after the fall. The volume include passages, extracts and poetries of work of literature of the West most distinguished authors, including John Milton, William Shakespeare, Dante Alighieri, William Blake, Edgar Allan Poe, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Thomas Aquinas, Giordano Bruno, etc. as well as the Bible, ancient and sacred text, all providing a monologue on 'Lucifero'. There is no postmodern reinterpretation, 'Arte Arcana Lucifero' is genuine to the sacred religious traditions.

Rodrigo Pereira Salvatierra: Perversor, Umbravorous

'Lucifero' is honoured to include the following visionaries

Abstract Chaos, Adolfo WB, Adrian Chappell, Alan Ashcraft, Alcides Burn, Alejandro Blasi, Alejandro D'Marco, Alen Grijakovic, Alessandro Fornea, Alessandro Sicioldr Bianchi, Alex Tartsus, Alexander Glukhov, Alexey Sivitsky, Alyssa ArtsLover, Andrej Bartulović, Andrey Khrisanenkov - Armaada Art, Andrzej Kuziola, Ariella Vaystukh, Arjen Kunnen, Artur Ryabow, Arturo Orta Camargo, Awik Balaian, Benjamin A. Vierling, Björn Gooßes, Brendon Flynn, Brian D'Agosta, Brian Smith, Caelan Stokkermans, Carlos Fides, Christian Sloan Hall, Colin Marks, Credo quia Absurdum, Daniel Hofer, Daniele Valeriani, David Ocampo, Dean Fleming, Debronzes Art - Luthfi Bajank, Douglas Alvarenga, Dragan Paunovic, Eddy Talpo, Edu Nascimentto, Egregore Design, Fabrice Lavollay, Francisco Rivera, Gediminas Kiaunė (Manum Diaboli Art), Gilbert Miranda, Gogo Melone, Gragoth, Guillaume Tocco, J.L. Rey Phlegeton, J.R. Broshous, Jason D. Marshall, Jeff Grimal, Jesus Lhysta, Joey Delas Alas, Jon Sideriadis, Ken Coleman, Khaoz Vortexx Black Arts, Kirill Semenov, Lariyah Haze, Lauren Gornik, Lia Vé, Lucas Ruggieri, Łukasz Jaszak, Maciej Kamuda, Marcela Bolivar, Marcos Miller, Mario E. Lopez, Mariusz Lewandowski, Matt Cavotta, Michel Doueihi, Mike Redman, Mothmeister, Nanda Dika / Violence Art, Nestor Avalos, Nick Deligaris, Peter Sallai, PigHands, Przemek Galert, Putrefurnaced Guerrilla Graphics, Rafael Tavares, Raphael Gabrio, Rio Oscaryzm Bouty, Robie Depictgore, Rodrigo Pereira Salvatierra, Rudi Gorgingsuicide Art Yanto, Sam Shearon, Santiago Jaramillo, Sebastian Jerke, Seldon Hunt, Septian Fajrianto, Seth Siro Anton, Simon Bossert, Stanislav Krawczyk, Sylvain Lucchina, Timbul Cahyono, Timo Wuerz, Tony Koehl, Uduun Art, Uwe Jarling, Vergvoktre, View From The Coffin, Vincent Helmkamp, Vladislav Cadaversky, Waclaw Traier, WÆIK, Wendy Saber Core, Wildner Lima.

'Lucifero' approximate specifications

  • Individually hand sewed binding
  • Individually stamped, signed and numbers
  • Printed with litho plates
  • High gloss hardback
  • 252 pages printed on high-quality 150mgs paper
  • Limited edition
  • European paper ethically sourced
  • Printed in the UK
  • A4 Size
  • Silk dust jacket
"How you have fallen from heaven, morning star, son of the dawn! You have been cast down to the earth, you who once laid low the nations! You said in your heart, 'I will ascend to the heavens; I will raise my throne above the stars of God; I will sit enthroned on the mount of assembly, on the utmost heights of Mount Zaphon. I will ascend above the tops of the clouds; I will make myself like the Most High.' But you are brought down to the realm of the dead, to the depths of the pit. Those who see you stare at you, they ponder your fate: 'Is this the man who shook the earth and made kingdoms tremble, the man who made the world a wilderness, who overthrew its cities and would not let his captives go home?' – Isaiah 14:12


Brian Smith