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A tribute piece to Wayne Static of the industrial metal band Static-X, who sadly passed away last year. The title comes from the last song on their first album, which always resonated with me - www.youtube.com/watch?v=ATeDpp…
Done over many hours in Photoshop CC, with my Wacom intuos pro (medium) tablet.

SURVIVOR SLAYER by AustenMenglerSlave to Technology by AustenMenglerAll the Better to Eat You With... by AustenMenglerDEMON ZOMBIES by AustenMenglerNeedle by AustenMenglerThe Cursed King by AustenMengler
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metalflame13's avatar
Awesome, saw them at Ozzfest and Ministry was supposed to be there but didn't show up so they did a cover of burning inside, needless to say they ripped it
Dead-Symbiont's avatar
Love it! RIP Wayne.
Josh-Finney's avatar
Awesome! I recognized him immediately.
SwanBurglar's avatar
wow. it has such presence :) wonderful
AustenMengler's avatar
Thanks so much, glad you like it :)
Zauberlich's avatar
RIP Wayne you will be missed. Fantastic tribute.
AustenMengler's avatar
Thanks, yeah I was really saddened when I heard the news. I'll keep on listening to all his music though.
Zauberlich's avatar
At first I thought it was my brother playing jokes on me, much to my horror to find out otherwise. First band that got me into metal so many years ago and like you, I still listen today! I had hoped to get around to my own tribute at some point. You are of course most welcome.
AustenMengler's avatar
Ah that sucks, yes I was taken aback by it too - I remember I'd just bought a compilation set of all their first 5 albums in one, and was listening to it on repeat when I heard the news that he passed away. Really a shame. But thanks for the kind words and yes - the Static lives on through us listening to him.
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kerast's avatar
great tribute for another great artist. Good job! 
The-Reapers-Prophet's avatar
And so metal loses another good man. While he's gone, his legacy lives on.
AustenMengler's avatar
It sure does, I'm still listening to all his music and will for a long time I imagine.
The-Reapers-Prophet's avatar
Wouldn't have it any other way.
NickBentonArt's avatar
Great job. RIP Wayne. 
AustenMengler's avatar
Cheers, and yes RIP indeed - he will be missed!
Averaval-Levor's avatar
I have no words I'm afraid, its too good and I'm afraid my words wouldn't do it justice :O
AustenMengler's avatar
Wow thanks so much, glad you like it :)
Pugnare999's avatar
If anyone is a metal (music) fan... this reminds me of something of that...
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