Caelan Stokkermans Arts 2020 Full Album Layout Black Lion Records Artwork for symphonic black metal outfit Vesperian Sorrow. This album is a new release of their 2006 album, completely re-recorded and produced. The concept is a stargate sitting in the remnants of a destroyed civilization. I wanted this piece to feel desolate with this immense slowly decaying stargate dominating the scene. I used muted grayish blue tones in the landscape to create the feeling of desolation. But then used vivid reds and purples to bring energy and focus to the gate. The concept for the layout was to create abstract patterns that look like ancient blueprints for the stargate on the cover. I went for a geometric and minimalist look to reinforce the style of the artwork.