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GIANT SQUID - Minoans LP cover art by aaronjohngregory
GIANT SQUID - Minoans LP cover art
For many of you who don't know, I have a band called Giant Squid and we made a new album. Here's all the press mumbo-jumbo pushing the release. Illustration and logo design by me. 

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San Francisco progressive doom-rock scientists, Giant Squid, will release their fifth LP, Minoans, on October 28th via Translation Loss Records.

Recorded and mixed with engineer Tim Green (Earthless, Melvins) at Louder Studios in Grass Valley, CA, the record sees the avant-garde band at their most refined, focused and vital as it fully embraces its Mediterranean leanings and lyrically excavates one of the earliest civilizations known to history; examining how the aquatic demise of the ancient proto-Greek people may foretell our own end. Minoans is the follow up to Giant Squid's 2011 release Cenotes.
 
Giant Squid has been wielding palatial vocals and enormous waves of cello, keys, and exotic sludge riffs for over ten years, garnering universal critical acclaim. On Minoans, marine biology and natural history metaphorically collide with heartbreaking stories of historic human tragedy; resulting in some of the most emotional and sincere music being made today in any underground scene. Recorded this past June and tested live over the summer supporting like-minded peers YOB, Minoans is crushingly heavy, exotically beautiful, and unapologetically musical; Giant Squid's finest hour to date. Conceptual artwork created by guitarist / vocalist Aaron John Gregory adds to soaring scope of this ambitious album.

"Minoans is the record I've always known Giant Squid could make; ancient, exotic and other-worldly, while showing a new level of refined focus," comments Gregory. "Lyrically, the album is a giant love letter to the Mediterranean and specifically Bronze-age Greece - a region, people, and time period that deeply fascinates me - and which I feel mirrors these heartbreakingly brutal, turbulent times we live in today."

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Aaron John Gregory
Artist | Professional | Traditional Art
United States
I am an illustrator and cartoonist, who dabbles a bit in scientific visualization, usually in the form of biological illustration. I have an Associates degree in Illustration from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, where I am a continuing student, graduating in Fall of 2014 with a Bachelors in Fine Arts degree in Illustration.

I'm also an alumni of the legendary, Kubert School of Graphic Art, in Dover, NJ.

In 2012, my fiancée and I started a boutique clothing company called Cotton Crustacean. Scroll down to see our designs, featuring my scientific illustrations of prehistoric marine life, printed on the premium, American Apparel tees. Visit us at cottoncrustacean.com

When not drawing crabs or sea cucumbers, I play guitar and sing in the progressive rock band, GIANT SQUID (giantsquidlives.com) and play bass in the Jaws obsessed, pirate-sludge band, CARTILAGE.

Current Residence: Pacifica, CA
Favourite genre of music: Rock, Metal, Country, Middle Eastern
Favourite photographer: Lauren Wiest
Favourite style of art: Pen and ink, cartooning, Art Nouveau, Greco-Roman Sculpture
Favourite cartoon character: Bandit from Jonny Quest
Personal Quote: Dude, fucking...
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Thanks to our very successful Kickstarter campaign, all four new designs are printed on premium American Apparel tees, and now available for immediate purchase! They look absolutely incredible. Most all sizes available in each design. To purchase, please visit us at Cottoncrustacean.com

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Dunkleosteus

Gray ink on black American Apparel shirt.


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Helicoprion

Creme ink on navy blue American Apparel shirt.


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Toxoceras

Black ink on silver American Apparel shirt.


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Anomalocaris

White ink on gray American Apparel t-shirt.
  • Listening to: The new Deftones album, Koi No Yokan
  • Reading: Xenozoic
  • Watching: Walking Dead and River Monsters
  • Playing: possum
  • Drinking: Lots of Coffee

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Happy Birthday dude! Have a great one! :)
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Thank you!!!!!
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No problem dude! Have a really great day! :)
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Happy birthday!
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Thanky :)
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You are welcome!
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Thanks for faving my catfish. I see your T-shirts. They are clearly must-have-products in the modern houshold!
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Haha! You're welcome, and yes, I'd like to think they should be! Pick one up!! Loved the catfish piece.
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I got three!
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No way!! That is so awesome! Thank you very, very much. Did you do so through the kickstarter?
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Thanks for the fav! It means a lot!
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Absolutely!
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Yo!
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Sorry if this is a little late but, HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! Love your art by the way so keep up the good work!
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