Here's another version, roughed out. Much more clear, I think. I actually like the concept behind the first version better. But this one lends itself a little more to versatile use.
I wanted to create something akin to the over-wrought band logos you see on death metal album covers. Most of those are so over-worked you can't read them. But I don't want to take it that far...I actually want the logo to be legible. I just want to capture some of the ambiance of a death metal band emblem.
I'll get into what the logo actually means a bit later.