The Swedish innovative blackened death metal band Diabolical started a project called "Art for Charity" this week, where the band sold exclusive pieces of art in their webshop, raising money for people in need. It turns out that the band's guitarist Carl has a great talent for painting, and his paintings were sold out in just some few hours! "[...] this was beyond our expectations! In addition we have got many pre-orders for the t-shirt, so it is already obvious that more people than we had hoped for are engaging in our campaign to support the weakest and the elderly in need."
Luckily for those of us that didn't get to the shop in time to buy a piece, the T-Shirt is still available and more will come: "As promised, Carl will continue working with this for as long as people are interested in donating to the people in need."
Visit the webshop HERE for the T-Shirt, paintings and more.
Diabolical about "Art for Charity":
"Strange times bring out strange things within us. We have spent the recent weeks like most of you, shielded off from the chaotic yet strangely tranquil world outside. Like many others of you we would like to contribute to ease some of the suffering and trials that some of us are facing right now. Given that we are where we are in our creative cycle, we figured we might take the opportunity to make something different.
Carl has been busy during the past days painting in a state of meditative inspiration. He has painted a collection of paintings that we will sell through our webstore and give all the proceeds to support some of the most vulnerable of us during these challenging times. We will donate all the money to the Swedish organization Stadsmissionen who are helping the homeless, isolated elderly and families in poverty during the current crisis.
The paintings are a meditation on our current physical and spiritual trials and explores a passage, the phases of a cycle and its coming completion, a potential and its way toward manifestation.
The series of paintings will be named "Trans" and will be an ongoing work. We will put up new works for sale for as long as you want to help us donate and for as long as Carl can keep painting while remaining relatively sane.
Additionally we have designed a new t-shirt based on one of the first paintings in the series. All profits generated from the sales of this t-shirt will also be donated to Stadsmissionen.
The first paintings and the t-shirt are already available for purchase. We will notify you through our social media channels when new paintings are available.
This is our way of contributing to aid in the current struggle. We hope you are with us and are willing to support if you have the possibility.
You can find the paintings and the t-shirt at our webstore: http://store.diabolical.se
Our goal is to collect as much as possible to donate. Please help us getting the word out there by sharing this post! Big thanks for your contribution."