Yesterday, Doja Cat revealed the cover artwork, title, and release date of her new album: Scarlet is out September 22. (By Thursday, she changed the cover.) The initial cover featured a painting of a big pinkish arachnid and a small drop of blood; it has no text. The artist Dusty Ray shared the first Scarlet artwork on their Instagram story and posted about it on X, as noted by @PopCrave.
Earlier this summer, the Leipzig, Germany, metallic hardcore trio Chaver announced a new album called Of Gloom. As it turns out, Dusty Ray made its artwork. The cover also features a painting of a big pinkish arachnid and a small dot (not quite a drop of blood); it has the band’s name and the album title on it, too.
Announcing Of Gloom, Chaver wrote, “The striking cover art, masterfully crafted by Dusty Ray @sloppjockey_ert (who has been with us since our first album), serves as a captivating contrast to the album's intense music, setting the stage for a trip to a place of pain.”
Of Gloom is out September 22 via BDHW. It will follow Chaver’s 2020 album, A Cellar Door.
Pitchfork has reached out to Chaver, Dusty Ray, and representatives for Doja Cat for comment and more information.