Heavy-metal visual artist Justin Bartlett, a.k.a. VBERKVLT, has passed away after a long, hard-fought battle with stage 4 colorectal cancer. He was 45 years old. The heralded artist is known throughout the heavy-music community for his incredible illustration and design work for bands including Kvelertak, Sunn O))), Trap Them and the Secret, in addition to a stunning VHS cover poster for The Thing and drawings for Assassin's Creed 3. In 2018, Revolver commissioned him to create a tribute piece to Glenn Danzig, and he delivered a stunning black India ink illustration that we reproduced as a limited-edition poster to go along with our Danzig magazine cover.
Bartlett's death was confirmed by his sister Ash. A GoFundMe originally set up to help cover medical bills will now go to funeral expenses. If you can, please donate here. R.I.P.