His paintings have appeared on the covers of more than 350 books and magazines, including many Stephen King novels. Cover art by Michael Whelan has graced many music record albums including The Jacksons' Victory; Sepultura's Beneath the Remains, Arise, Chaos A.D., and Roots; Soulfly's Dark Ages; Obituary's Cause of Death; and every album by the Elric-influenced metal band Cirith Ungol. He painted original works for the covers of Meat Loaf's Bat Out Of Hell II: Back Into Hell and The Very Best of Meat Loaf albums and several of his older paintings illustrate the liner notes of the former. Recently he painted the cover art for thrash metal band Evile's album Infected Nations. He has also illustrated cards for the Magic: The Gathering collectible card game. Visit his SITE for more illustrations
Some of his album covers illustrations:
Cover of the 1980 album, Frost and Fire by Cirith Ungol.