Author Archives: Thom

About Thom

Thom Smith is an artist from Brooklyn, NY now living in Tokyo.

Amputee “Syzygy” Record Release Party

Halloweekend approaches!
Kicking it off proper with a record release party at Godz on 10/28 for my long time NYC band Amputee with the album coming out on cassette from Tanaka Shoten.

Live performances by Lifeblood, Funeral Moth, and Abiuro
DJ sets by Takashit, Korvus, Sure, Will, and myself!

Shout out to Tøm Vøid for the flyer image!

Gonna rip Kabukicho a new one! 👻🔪

#recordrelease #party #halloweekend #amputee #syzygy #godz #lifeblood #funeralmoth #abiuro #tanakashoten #cassette #midjourney #thrashzone

Swazönd September Gigs

Blood Rite 15 was a success, thanks to those who came out!
Swazönd’s first time touring to Sendai!

It’s been a slow year for live shows, but at least we can say we’ve been busy in the studio writing. It’s great to have a couple of gigs once again where we can play the album “Cursed Inheritance” alongside some new and as of yet not recorded songs. See you in Sendai!

Blood Rite Vol. XIV …the return

After 5 years, Blood Rite is back, and with one of the heaviest lineups to date! In the past, Matt and I booked the shows and it feels good to get back to it. Big thanks to Anatomia, Begräbnis, Sithter, and Worship Pain for joining forces!

It was a pleasure to design this flyer for which I used an old photo of a painting I took over 10 years ago. Also learned some new tricks in Procreate.

#tokyounderground #earthdom #anatomia #begräbnis #sithter #worshippain #flyerdesign #procreate #graphicdesign #colorway #reaper #death #renaissanceart #roots

Swazönd Debut Album “Cursed Inheritance” Announcement

The new album from Tokyo Black Metal band Swazönd titled “Cursed Inheritance” will be released on April 2 by Zero Dimensional Records on CD and available as a digital download on Bandcamp. Check the video for the lead track “Goddess Annihilation”.

Triple Tails Shirt

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Triple Tails shirt pre-order currently open, available in 2 colorways. This shirt for the Japanese pro wrestling group was designed with the cult movie Holy Mountain in mind. There’s nods to the movie as well as Japanese culture, most recognizably Hokusai’s Mt Fuji.