By Andrew HarnikShare this article:The cover for Guns & Oil’s album, Mastered In Heaven, was a deliberate move by producer and singer Joe Russo, who had already recorded an instrumental version of the song in the studio and was eager to get it out there.
Russo was initially looking for an alternative to the album’s standard album cover design, but it turned out to be a natural fit for the album.
The cover image is a close up of the lyrics, which are in the form of three small black and white circles with a line through them.
It features a black and blue band across the top of the circle, which was drawn in the same black-and-white style as the circle.
The blue band, which is a reference to the band members’ black suits, is a subtle nod to the fact that the cover is black and the lyrics are written in the black and red.
On the front of the album, the cover includes the word “SOMETHING” and the word SMART.
On the back, it features a stylized illustration of a man and a woman, a dog, and a baby, all of whom have been shot and burned.
The cover art is an obvious reference to a recent shooting in Las Vegas that left 58 people dead, many of them police officers, and another shooting in San Bernardino, Calif., in which four people were killed.
Russo told The Hollywood Reporter he thought it was a great way to promote the album because it was “a great representation of the world of Guns &O Oil and what the album is all about.”
He said the cover was inspired by the film The Thin Blue Line, which he has directed and starred in.
He said he originally had a lot of interest in the band because they were the band that played at the 2016 Grammy Awards, but after the shooting in Vegas he realized the band had to step away from performing and focus on their personal lives.
He added, “The music we’re making on this album, this album is a reflection of us.
We’ve been through a lot and we’re ready to move on.
And so we thought, well, maybe we should try and do something that we’re not normally doing.”
For the cover, Russo teamed up with artist and photographer Tyler Shields, who was a frequent collaborator with Guns & O Oil and was also a part of the cover design team for the band’s last album, 2014’s Mastered in Hell.
He said that when he first saw the cover art, he thought the song was “funny and weird,” but then it turned into a reflection on the tragedies in the world, especially the recent mass shooting in a hotel in Las Angeles.
“It was a little bit of a wake-up call for me,” he said.
“I thought it would be really funny if it had been a black- and-white cover and you saw the two words on the side.
I had a great time doing it.”
The album cover is available on iTunes, Spotify, and Soundcloud.
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