On February 22, BLACK SABBATH drummer Bill Ward will reveal a new side of his creative life with art team and publisher SceneFour.
More than a year in development, the comprehensive book and vinyl set is said to be “unlike anything” SceneFour has done before.
The hardbound book showcases all of the artwork featured in Bill‘s art debut collection, “Absence Of Corners”, along with poetry for each piece, never-before-seen images, a foreword by ex-SLAYER drummer Dave Lombardo, handwritten original notes from the drummer as he creates the poems, along with a vinyl spoken-word 10-inch color vinyl with Bill reading the poems for readers. The first edition is limited to just 200 copies, all of which are signed by Ward.
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Working with SceneFour, Ward utilized a sophisticated formula to create the collection’s visuals, using an array of drumsticks and rhythmic accessories that produce light, much like a painter utilizing brushes and oils. The movements featured within the captured rhythms are then studied and developed into abstract artwork that showcases a dimension not normally seen by the human eye.
Based in Los Angeles, SceneFour specializes in working with music visionaries on the creation of fine artwork. SceneFour‘s previous art collaborations have included releases with including Lombardo, Rick Allen (DEF LEPPARD), Mike Mangini (DREAM THEATER), Chad Smith (RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS), Mikkey Dee (MOTÖRHEAD, SCORPIONS, Nick Menza (MEGADETH) and Gene Hoglan (TESTAMENT)..
Ward stated about the project: “When I’m working on new ideas, musically much of what’s played is guided by a visual appearance or shape. Since my early childhood, I’ve played drums in visuals as well as sound. When I write, there’s always an image, sometimes a color attached to what’s being created… I am delighted with the captured expressions — from my head and my heart. Their arrival onto canvas is beautiful.”