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EXHIBITION

2007
"INVITATION OF DEATH METAL ART" GALERIA DE MUERTE
2008
"0 X 100 =" GALERIA DE MUERTE
2008
"DIA DE LOS MUERTOS" VOL.0 GROUP SHOW EXHIBITION
2012
Sep 11-23 "GOREDECK" sick gore art on the skateboard deck exhibition.
2012
Dec "Abando end of year's exhibition" exhibited an oil piece F6

CLIENTS

  • AMUSE Inc.(JPN)
  • ALLIANCE TRAX(JPN)
  • AVEX GROUP HOLDINGS Inc.(JPN)
  • BRUTAL BANDS(US)
  • CANDLELIGHT RECORDS(US)
  • CENTURY MEDIA RECORDS(US)
  • CVLT/ROCKERSNYC(US)
  • EARACHE RECORDS(UK)
  • IMPERIAL CLOTHING(GER)
  • K&A Co.,Ltd.(JPN)
  • LACERATED ENEMY RECORDS(CZECH)
  • METAL BLADE RECORDS(USA)
  • OUTERLOOP MANAGEMENT(US)
  • PATHOLOGICALLY EXPLICIT RECORDINGS(SPAIN)
  • Pearl Musical Instrument Co.(JPN)
  • PIZZA OF DEATH RECORDS(JPN)
  • PS COMPANY Co.,Ltd.(JPN)
  • RELAPSE RECORDS(USA)
  • RISING RECORDS(UK)
  • RITTOR MUSIC Inc(JPN)
  • SEVARED RECORDS(US)
  • SIEGE OF AMIDA RECORDS(UK)
  • SMOOCH Inc.(JPN)
  • Sony Music Artists Inc.(JPN)
  • STARDUST PROMOTION Inc.(JPN)
  • TRIPLE VISION entertainment(JPN)
  • UNIQUE LEADER RECORDS(US)
  • WILLOWTIP(US)

ARTGRAPHY CD-COVERART

  • INTERNAL SUFFERING "UNMERCYFUL EXTERMINATION" (2001) COLOMBIA
  • IMPURE "IN DISRESPECT TO MANKIND" (2001) GERMANYY
  • PUKELIZATION "NEW CREATION" (2001) JPN
  • BEHEADED "RECOUNTS OF DISEMBODIMENT" (2002) MALTA
  • BASSAIUM "BE ADDICTED TO SUFFERING PAIN" (2002) JPN
  • ROTTING "THE FORGOTTEN" (2002) CANADA
  • SUTURE "CARNIVOROUS URGE TO KILL" (2002) USA
  • MORTEM "DEATH IS MY NAME" (2002) RUSSIA
  • DEATH REALITY "FLESH STILL FEEDS" (2002) GERMANYY
  • PUKELIZATION "INORGANIC FIELDS" (2002) JPN
  • INTERNAL SUFFERING " CHAOTIC MATRIX" (2002) COLOMBIA
  • GROTESQUE FORMATION "BASEMENT DECOMPOSITIONS" (2002) USA
  • SUTURE "MORBID SCULPTURE: DEMO(N)OLOGY" (2003) USA
  • CENOTAPH "PSEUDO VERMINAL CADAVERIUM" (2003) TURKEY
  • MORTICIAN "ZOMBIE MASSACRE LIVE " (2003) USA
  • MALIGNANCY "CROSS SPECIES TRANSMUTATION" (2003) USA
  • DEEDS OF FLESH "REDUCED TO ASHES" (2003) USA
  • PYREXIA "AGE OF THE WICKED" (2003) USA
  • LEUKORRHEA "Breeding Salvation" (2003) USA
  • LIVIDITY "USED, ABUSED AND LEFT FOR DEAD" (2003) USA
  • GORATORY(US)/VOMIT REMNANTS(JAPAN)/WORMED(SPAIN) "PREMATURE BURIAL TOUR SAMPLER CD" (2004) JPN
  • INTERNAL SUFFERING "CHORONZONIC FORCE DOMINATION" (2004) COLOMBIA
  • CEREBRAL EFFUSION "SMASHED AND SPLATTERED ORGANS" (2004) USA
  • IMMACULATE MOLESTATION "GRATIFICATION OF PERVERSION" (2004) USA
  • BEHEADED "OMINOUS BLOODLINE" (2004) MALTA
  • VOMIT REMNANTS "DISCOGRAPHY CD" (2005) JPN
  • HYONBLUD (2006) CHINA
  • BRUTUS (2007) THE NETHERLANDS
  • PURULENT INFECTION "EXHUMING THE PUTRESCENT" (2007) USA
  • HUMAN REJECTION "TORTURE OF DECIMATION" (2007) GREECE
  • GUTTURAL ENGORGEMENT "THE SLOW DECAY OF INFESTED FLESH" (2007) USA
  • THE PARTISAN TURBINE/SELF TITLED (2007) USA
  • MUCOPUS "UNDIMENSIONAL" (2007) USA
  • ANNOTATIONS OF AN AUTOPSY "BEFORE THE THRONE OF INFECTION"(JAN 2008) UK
  • ABIGAIL WILLIAMS "IN THE SHADOW OF A THOUSAND SUNS"(JULY 2008) USA
  • INGESTED "SURPASSING THE BOUNDARIES OF HUMAN SUFFERING" (2009) UK
  • TRIGGER THE BLOODSHED "THE GREAT DEPRESSION " (2009) UK
  • DEFEATED SANITY "CHAPTERS OF REPUGNANCE"(2010) GERMANY
  • RAFFLESIA "THE FACE OF SUFFERING" (2010) BELGIUM
  • ICHOR " BENTHIC HORIZON" (2010) GERMANY
  • MEMBRO GENITALI BEFURCATOR (2010) RUSSIA
  • CENOTAPH "PUTRESCENT INFECTIOUS RABIDITY" (2010) TURKEY
  • DECIMATION "ANTHEMS OF AN EMPYREAL DOMINION" (JUNE 2010) TURKEY
  • BY THE PATIENT " SERVANTS" (JUNE 2010) DENMARK
  • INSISION "END OF ALL" (FEB 2011) SWEDEN
  • INFERNAL REVULSION "An Epic Conviction" (FEB 2011) JPN
  • EIGHTY THOUSAND DEAD "Human Compost Heap" (MAR 2011) USA
  • VISCERAL DISGORGE "INGESTING PUTRIDITY" (MAR 2011) USA
  • DECAYING PURITY "The Existence Of Infinite Agony" (MAY 2011) TURKEY
  • KRISIUN "THE GREAT EXECUTION" (JUL 2011) BRAZIL
  • LAY DOWN ROTTEN "MASK OF MALICE" (OCT 2011) GERMANY
  • CRYPTOPSY "THE BEST OF US BLEED" (FEB 2012) CANADA
  • DISFIGURING THE GODDESS "SLEEPER" (MAR 2012) USA
  • DEVOURMENT "CONCEIVED IN SEWAGE" (APR 2012) USA
  • BY THE PATIENT "PREMONITIONS" (JUNE 2012) DENMARK
  • PYREXIA "FEAST OF INIQUITY "(2012) USA
  • DISFIGURING THE GODDESS -Deprive- (2013) USA
  • DISFIGURING THE GODDESS -Black Earth Child- (2013) USA
  • INFERNAL REVULSION -INFERNALLY REVULSED- (Nov.2013) JPN
  • DEFEATED SANITY -PASSAGES INTO DEFORMITY- (2013) GERMANY
  • LAY DOWN ROTTEN "DEATHSPELL CATHARSIS" (2013) GERMANY
  • BABYMETAL DVD BOX"LIVE 〜LEGEND I、D、Z APOCALYPSE〜" Back-Coverart (2013) JPN
  • MASSACRE "BACK FROM BEYOND" (2014) USA
  • DEVANGELIC "RESURRECTION DENIED" (2014) ITALY
  • Darkall Slaves "Transcendental State of Absolute Suffering" (2014) FR
  • BLOODBEAST "Out for Blood" (2014) South AFURICA
  • INGESTED "THE ARCHITECT OF EXTINCTION" (2014) UK
  • CLAUSTROFOBIA "DOWNROAD HATRED" (2016) BRAZIL
  • UNFATHOMABLE RUINATION "FINITUDE" (2016) UK

T-SHIRT ARTWORK

  • OGRISH.COM "illustration for magazine #3 and T-shirt artwork" (2005) USA
  • GALERIA DE MUERTE "illustration and logo design for T-shirt artwork (2007) JPN
  • PUTRID PILE "T-shirt artwork" (APRIL 2007) USA
  • MASS INFECTION "T-shirt artwork" (SEP 2009) GREECE
  • NORTHERN IRELAND DEATHFEST "T-shirt artwork" (AUG 2009) NORTHERN IRELAND
  • THE FACELESS "T-shirt artwork" (JUL 2009) USA
  • FACT "T-shirt artwork" (FEB 2010) JPN
  • THROUGH THE EYES OF THE DEAD "T-shirt artwork" (FEB 2010) US
  • WAKING THE CADAVER "T-shirt artwork" (MAY 2010) US
  • TRIGGER THE BLOODSHED "T-shirt artwork" (MAY 2010) UK
  • HEAVEN SHALL BURN " -OMEN- T-shirt artwork" (MAY 2010) GER
  • THROUGH THE EYES OF THE DEAD "T-shirt artwork" (JUNE 2010) USA
  • VAINSTREAM ROCKFEST "T-shirt artwork" (JUNE 2010) GER
  • HEAVEN SHALL BURN " -THE END IS NEAR- T-shirt artwork" (JULY 2010) GER
  • FACT "T-shirt artwork" (JULY 2010) JPN
  • DYING FETUS " -TREACHERY- T-shirt artwork" (FEB 2010) USA
  • DEVOURMENT "- Crush with Barbarity - T-shirt artwork" (AUG 2010) USA
  • THE FACELESS "-PROPHET OF CONTAMINATION- T-shirt artwork" (AUG 2010) USA
  • FACT "FACT JAPAN TOUR 2010 AUTUMN T-shirt artwork" (OCT 2010) JPN
  • HEAVEN SHALL BURN "zipper hoodie artwork -COMBAT-" (OCT 2010) GER
  • VISCERA TRAIL (OCT 2010) ISR
  • MYCELIA T-shirt artwork (NOV 2010) SWISS
  • CVLT/RockersNYC T-shirt artwork and logo (NOV 2010) USA
  • DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER "T-shirt artwork and zipper hoodie" (JAN 2011)GER
  • SUICIDE SILENCE "Rootman" T-shirt artwork (JAN 2011) USA
  • DYING FETUS "Horns" T-shirt artwork (JAN 2011) USA
  • DEVOURMENT "Festering Vomitous Mass" T-shirt artwork (MAR 2011) USA
  • ARCHSPIRE T-shirt artwork (MAR 2011) CANADA
  • KRAANIUM "Horrendous Torture" (MAY 2011) NORWAY
  • SUICIDE SILENCE "3 color T-SHIRT ARTWORKS " (MAY 2011) USA
  • VAINSTREAM 2011 "color shirt + black and white version" (MAY 2011) GER
  • VOMITORY "a color T-shirt artwork" (JUN 2011) SWE
  • FACT "Tour T-shirt artwork" (JUN 2011) JPN
  • WAKING THE CADAVER "-VORTEX- a b/w T-shirt artwork" (JUL 2011) USA
  • HER NAME IN BLOOD "a b/w T-shirt artwork" (JUL 2011) JPN
  • CEPHALOTRIPSY "a color T-shirt artwork" (AUG 2011) USA
  • WAR FROM A HARLOTS MOUTH "a couple of color T-shirt artwork" (DEC 2011) GER
  • FACT "Night of the living FACT" 2color T-shirt artwork (NOV 2011) JPN
  • DIAMOND PLATE "a b/w T-shirt artwork" (DEC 2011) USA
  • CEREBRAL BORE "Rituallistic Gluttony" (FEB 2012) UK
  • BLOOD RED THRONE "a b/w T-shirt artwork" (MAR 2012) NOR
  • HER NAME IN BLOOD "Skull design T-shirt artwork" (MAR 2012) JPN
  • INFERNAL REVULSION "a b/w T-shirt artwork" (APR 2012) JPN
  • BLOODSHOT DAWN "a b/w shirt art" (MAY 2012) UK
  • VAINSTREAM 2012 "2 colors shirt" (MAY 2012) GER
  • HEAVEN SHALL BURN "The Lie You Bleed For" Full color T-shirt artwork(JUL 2012) GER
  • FACT 2012 Japan tour T-shirt artwork (AUG 2012) JPN
  • SHILITSU-EBISUCHUGAKU x DEERHOOF "Collaboration T-shirt artwork" (SEP 2012) JPN
  • TRIFIXION "a b/w T-shirt artwork" (DEC 2012) UK
  • BABYMETAL "a b/w T-shirt artwork" (DEC 2012) JPN
  • UNFATHMABLE RUINATION "a b/w plus red T-shirt artworks" (DEC 2012) UK
  • COYOTE BRUTAL FEST "a b/w T-shirt artwork for the death metal fest" (DEC 2012) RUS
  • MALIGNANCY "a b/w T-shirt artwork for cerebrate their 20 years of brutality" (DEC 2012) USA
  • DEPTHS "BEAST T-shirt artwork" (2013) NZ
  • VEIL OF MAYA T-shirt artwork (2013) USA
  • APHYXION T-shirt artwork (2013) DENMARK
  • HER NAME IN BLOOD "THE BEAST T-shirt artwork" (2013) JPN
  • KIBAOFAKIBA "KIBA OF ANUBIS T-shirt artwork" (2013) JPN
  • BABYMETAL "LOUD PARK 13 T-shirt artwork" (2013) JPN
  • NAMBA69 "NAMBA69 ZOMBIE T-shirt artwork" (2013) JPN
  • DEFEATED_SANITY "奈落 T-shirt artwork" (2013) GER
  • DEALS DEATH "Illuminated T-shirt artwork" (2013) SWEDEN
  • DEALS DEATH "Apocalypse T-shirt artwork" (2013) SWEDEN
  • NABAATH "a b/w T-shirt artwork" (2013) RUS
  • NAILS "a b/w T-shirt artwork" (2013) USA
  • SCREAM OUT FEST 2014 T-shirt artwork (2013) JPN
  • FACT T-shirt artwork (2013) JPN
  • BABYMETAL "MARIA T-shirt artwork" (2013) JPN
  • BABYMETAL Nippon Budokan"ブルータルキツネ様T-shirt artwork" (2014) JPN
  • CROOSSFAITH "Metal Letter T-shirt artwork" (2014) JPN
  • NAMBA69 "LOGO T-shirt artwork" (2014) JPN
  • FACT T-shirt artwork (2014) JPN
  • Illuminati "CRIME T-shirt artwork" (2014) JPN
  • HER NAME IN BLOOD "RETURN OF THE BEAST TOUR 2014 T-shirt artwork" (2014) JPN
  • DYING FETUS "Curb Stomp T-shirt artwork" (2014) USA
  • Afflicted Creation T-shirt artwork (2014) NOR
  • SATANIC CARNIBAL 2014 T-shirt artwork (2014) JPN
  • Lucyfire Fashion T-shirt artwork (2014)
  • DYING FETUS "Old School T-shirt artwork" (2014) USA
  • BABYMETAL World Tour"Brutal Alien"T-shirt artwork (2014) JPN
  • FACT Rock-O-Rama 2014 T-shirt artwork (2014) JPN
  • BABYMETAL "-KITSUNE SAMA 2015- T-shirt artwork" (2014) JAN
  • SATANIC CARNIBAL 2015 "SATANIC MASK T-shirt artwork" (2015) JPN
  • SiM "DEAD POP FESTIVAL 2015 -i saw that- T-shirt artwork" (2015) JPN
  • SiM "True Colors T-shirt artwork" (2015) JPN
  • ROACH "Roach the Skull T-shirt artwork" (2015) JPN
  • BABYMETAL "APOCRYPHA - THE BLACK MASS- II T-shirt artwork" (2015) JPN
  • FACT " Eternity T-shirt artwork" (2015) JPN
  • NEUROGRNIC T-shirt artwork (2015) Italy/Russia/USA
  • KATAKLYSM "SOUL DESTROYER T-shirt artwork" (2015) CANADA
  • Stardust Promotion Co., Ltd."Oreno-Fujii2016 Tynamite!! T-shirt artwork" (2015) JPN
  • COYOTE RECORDS "Death Metal Fest T-shirt artwork" (2015) RUS
  • KEYTALK/GEKIROCK CLOTHING Collaboration T-shirt artwork (2016) JPN
  • BABYMETAL World Tour 2016" The warrior artwork" T-shirts/coach jackets/hoodies (2016) JPN
  • ROTTENGRAFFITY Live is beautiful Tour T-shirt artwork (2016) JPN
  • KYOTO-DAISAKUSEN 2016 "KATAWAGURUMA T-shirt artwork" (2016) JPN
  • BABYMETAL "Hitotsu (「TOKYO DOME MEMORIAL -TxE-」) T-shirt artwork" (2016) JPN
  • SiM DEADPOP FESTiVAL 2016 "Zombies"T-shirt artwork (2016) JPN
  • ARCH ENEMY "My Apocalypse T-shirt artwork" (2016) SWEDEN
  • Takayoshi Omura T-shirt artwork (2016) JPN
  • BABYMETAL THE FIVE FOX FESTIVAL in JAPAN- T-shirt artwork(2017) JPN
  • ISSUES T-shirt artwork (2017) USA
  • SiM "DEAD POP FESTIVAL 2017 -Clown Reaper- T-shirt artwork" (2017) JPN

OTHER ARTWORK

  • MACABRE MEMENTOS RRECORDS "Simbol artwork" (1999) JPN
  • PUKELIZATION "Logo design" (2001) JPN
  • GROTESQUE FORMATION "Logo design" (2002) USA
  • AURALCARNAGE RECORDINGS "Logo design" (2005) GER
  • PROTEST THE HERO "PROTEST THE HERO Website artwork" (2008) CANADA
  • FACT "Poster/Flyer art for thier live back in the saddle" (2010) JPN
  • Rittor Music Ltd. "BIBLE OF EXTREME METAL /Book artwork" (2010) JPN
  • EIJI MATSUMOTO/FACT "Drum stick design" (2010) JPN
  • FACT/CO3 "Logo desigh artwork" (2011) JPN
  • EIJI MATSUMOTO/FACT "Drum head artwork" (2011) JPN
  • FACT "Stage back drop and side panel design" (2011) JPN
  • ROCK THE NATION フェス「EXTREMEFEST 2012」Logo and Simbol artwork (2011)
  • Rittor Music Ltd. "BIBLLE OF POP/MELODIOUS METAL /Book artwork" (2011) JPN
  • Libertin / DUNE "a b/w sketch and full color drawing" (2012) JPN
  • the GazettE "Logo design" (2015) JPN
  • SiM "Brutal Logo design" (2016) JPN
  • PUBLIB "Brutal Death Metal Guidebook Cover artwork" (2016) JPN
  • the GazettE "大日本異端芸者 Logo design" (2016) JPN
  • the GazettE "五つ巴 Artwork" (2016) JPN
  • PEARL snare drum artwork -Colors Infinity(Z01-Z05)- (2017) JPN
  • BABYMETAL -THE FIVE FOX FESTIVAL in JAPAN- White fox mask design (2017) JPN

Toshihiro Egawa

TOSHIHIRO EGAWA (EX.STUDIO-SHO)
HOMETOWN / OSAKA JAPAN
BORN / 1973

Painter, death metal artist/illustrator from Osaka, Japan.

For over 10 years, Toshihiro has done numerous works of CG art, watercolor and ink paintings and drawings for death metal bands from 23 different countries all over the world. He has numerous projects under his belt, which include CD album covers, logos, t-shirt designs, and much more.

In 1973, Toshihiro was born in Osaka, Japan. When his parents divorced, he ended up moving to Kagoshima, where his grandfather, who operated a local billboard business, resided.

When he turned 10 years old, Toshihiro began to develop a strong interest for grotesque subjects such as how fragile human mortality was, death, and corpses. In other words, this is the age where he began to develop his craft into what you see today. He started with drawing different works of art and comics with extreme amounts of gruesome brutality, death, and violence. At this point, he began to develop an incredibly profound passion for capturing the brutality and cruelty that man is capable of.

When Toshihiro graduated high school, he found work further up north in Tokyo, and moved. However, he eventually returned to Osaka to help out his father-in-law fishmonger's shop. For a while, Toshihiro stopped drawing and creating new works of art, but with the strong support and help from his father-in-law, who at one point wished to be a poet, Toshihiro began to once again pursue his passion and further develop his career on his own.

The following year, Toshihiro's father-in-law's health took a bad turn for the worse, which caused him severe depression. He committed suicide by hanging himself from his neck. This unfortunate event gave Toshihiro inspiration an even further curiosity of death, violence, and mortality, which only further deepened his interest.

After the suicide of his father-in-law, Toshihiro converted to Christianity. The Bible, Christian Mythology and religious artworks were the reasons for his conversion. His interest in the Bible, Christian Mythology and paintings derived from Christianity were just a few of the reasons for his conversion. Toshihiro isn't a strict Christian anymore; rather, just like many other Japanese natives, Toshihiro has an interest in Shinto and other sorts of animism.

In 1999, Toshihiro received a request from a longtime Japanese death metal record label company (whom he had a strong relationship with) to do the mini CD coverart for the Colombian band, INTERNAL SUFFERING. In the span of one month, this one coverart job got Toshihiro over 100 requests from artists, labels, and potential clients from all over the world. After doing many projects and gigs for various metal bands from all over the world, Toshihiro's interest in Christianity and mythology, human brutality, and anticipation of death became deeper than ever, which eventually branched out to Memento mori and Danse Macabre.

In June 2010, Toshihiro developed advanced bradycardia (complete heart block) and had a pacemaker inserted into him during an emergency surgery, where his heart stopped more than three times. Toshihiro rode it out, gave it hell, and came out alive. On July 8 of the same year, he had a permanent pacemaker installed, and was able to safely check out of the hospital on July 16th. Just like other difficult encounters that Toshihiro overcame in life and turned it into something inspirational, this life-threatening event, chock-full of tribulations, further deepened his view and experiences from the edge of death, and gave him fresh new ideas and motifs for his artwork. As Toshihiro went on to make items to exhibit, he still found time to create artwork for an intensely wide range of clients, artists, idols, and death metal bands.

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