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My name is Aldo Requena. I am a self-taught artist based in the city of Buenos Aires, Argentina, specializing in creature design, conceptual art and illustration for film, video games, music and advertising. My work dwells into dark fantasy, horror, science fiction and unhuman realities. I also run design operations at Hammerblaze. I provide and reinforce with artistic armament to clients of all calibers - established names and new rising acts; from all around the globe. For exhibitions, artwork commissions, licensing and limited edition prints write to: info@aldorequena.com

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My breakthrough came in 2003 working on graphic and web design operations with the Metal bands LOST HORIZON from Sweden, and FEANOR & SKILTRON from Argentina. In 2005, I produced my first cover art for the album "Revenge" of the Germans PARAGON. By the time I get into the digital world, I had a full roster of clients and partners worldwide. In 2008, I established my artistic firm HAMMERBLAZE (www.hammerblaze.com), to develop graphic productions within the extreme music and publishing industries. I have been involved in different projects with bands (LOST HORIZON, BLACK MAJESTY, SKILTRON, WIZARD, PARAGON, FEANOR, HOLYHELL, MARTIN WALKYIER and many more); publications and record labels (METAL-RULES.COM, METALICA ZINE, MASSACRE RECORDS, WACKEN METAL BATTLE ARGENTINA, HELLION, ICARUS MUSIC, REMEDY RECORDS, VIC RECORDS). I did illustrations for video games (GAME OF WAR and VAIN OF GLORY). I created concept art for a story depicting the life of Scottish folk hero William Wallace by author and fight director Seoras Wallace (BRAVEHEART, GLADIATOR films), to later be presented as referencial art for a TV series project in the UK.

My current/latest projects as well as ongoing part-time commitments include:

  • Working with BARAKACINE Producciones on the upcoming Argentinian film: "NECRONOMICON". Directed by Marcelo Schapces, written by Luciano Saracino and Ricardo Romero, leading actor by Diego Velázquez and counting with the presence and participation of Cecilia Rosetto, Daniel Fanego and Federico Luppi.

  • Founder / Art director of the artistic firm HAMMERBLAZE for the metal music industry.

  • Co-founder / Art Producer of the musical project FLASH-BACK 2029.

  • Working on future design projects with the Argentinian studio, TWISTED FACTORY.

  • Member of the creative team of KINGDOM, a comic book project with base in England.

  • Online store for premium quality art prints available at www.hammerblaze.com/store.php

Interviews

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April 6th, 2017 | La Cosa Cine (Spanish article regarding Necronomicon)

April 6th, 2017 | La Butaca (Spanish article regarding Necronomicon)

April 2th, 2017 | La Nacion (Spanish article regarding Necronomicon)

March 21st, 2017 | UltraCine (Spanish article regarding Necronomicon)

November 23rd, 2016 | Horror Amino (Article)

October 17th, 2016 | Its Art Junk (Article)

June 13th, 2016 | The Horror Within (Interview)

May 19th, 2016 | Morbidly Beautiful (Article)

May 14th, 2016 | VHS Radio (Spanish interview regarding Flash-Back 2029)

April 1st, 2016 | Rompiendo El Sonido Radio (Spanish interview)

October 26th, 2015 | NeonVice (Interview regarding Flash-Back 2029)

October 17th, 2015 | Tachas Hasta En La Sopa Radio (Spanish interview)

December 12th, 2014 | Horrornews.net (Article)

November 21th, 2008 | Legendary Kingdoms (Interview)