“The artwork for Manifest Decimation is fucking brilliant – in the best way it really has that Reign In Blood, 80s, fear of nuclear war vibe to it – who is responsible for it? What’s the story there? And how does it tie into the themes of the album?
Paolo Girardi, or ‘Madman’ Girardi to many, is from some mysterious cave in Italy. My incredibly talented artist friend Jason Barnett turned me on to Giradi’s artwork from a Cvlt Nation page, and his style was everything I was looking for. I emailed Paolo, sent him the lyrics and the themes, ideas, and images that I was all about, and let him run wild. I really had no idea for exactly how I wanted it, but I couldn’t have been more happy with it. It was like he knew what I wanted before I knew it myself. It was like he ripped the image right out of my dreams (or nightmares!).” - Riley Gale (vocalist) / The Quietus