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Mastodon’s video for “The Motherload” that debuted earlier this week did everything it was supposed to do. It was, first of all, an interesting video for the song that was shot amazingly well. It was also provocative – maybe too provocative, due to the fact that there were a number of dancers in it that twerked. Some called it misogynistic. Others, including drummer Brann Dailor and a dancer in the video, defended it, saying that it was not just a parody of ’90s alternative or R&B videos, but an homage to the Atlanta bounce scene (which is what twerking was called B.M., or Before Miley). Now Mastodon appear to be addressing the controversy by coming out with a limited edition Halloween shirt.
The shirt, which we saw on guitar tech (and Troy Sanders’ brother) Darren Sanders’ Facebook page, features a twerking witch riding a broom with a strategically-place pumpkin with the caption”Happy Halloween Haters.” While the shirt isn’t available online yet, Sanders says in the comments thread that the shirt will be “hittin’ the streets soon.” In the meantime, you can still pick up a pair of Asstodon shorts.
Although comics have long been a part of “Heavy Metal” magazine’s DNA, the company never published standalone comic books. However, that changes this winter when one-time Image Comics title “Hoax Hunters” becomes the first series released by the reorganized
There was something peculiar about the way the man in the mask was looking at her. The fact that he was wearing a mask was okay. It was Halloween, and everyone in town had put on a costume for the big parade in the early evening and trick-or-treating later on. Some of the adults who …
We hope you’ve heard about the 350-page graphic anthology Megadeth: Death by Design, an interpretation of 35 of the thrash-metal group’s classic tunes. We put this together with the guidance of the band themselves, and collaborators include over 100 of the best comics writers and
We were pleased to feature a Donato Giancola painting on one of the covers of Heavy Metal 294: The Industrial Special. Giancola is an insanely accomplished fantasy and science-fiction artist (check out the biography page on his site) whose recent series of “Empathetic Robots”
With the stop-motion sequences he created for The 7th Voyage of Sinbad (1958), Jason and the Argonauts (1963), Clash of the Titans (1981), and other films, Ray Harryhausen pioneered 3D animation. Even though his specific techniques are largely out of fashion in the CGI era (though Nick Park
Here’s a super-sneak-preview from issue #295, which will be the Music Special. Heavy Metal worked with the hip-hop-horror-punk group Ho99o9 (pronounced “horror”) to create a graphic short story based on the single “Master of Pain” from their latest album, Cyber
The time has come, fans — on Wednesday, August 14, Megadeth: Death by Design hits comics shops everywhere. An Occasion Worth Celebrating This year marks the 35th anniversary of the formation of the pioneering thrash-metal band Megadeth, and the group is celebrating the milestone with the
In Heavy Metal 294, the Industrial Special, we’ve dedicated several pages to artist xsullo (or Nick Sullo in person), whose images are both disturbing and enticing. There’s some intense stuff happening here — skin gets ripped off, bones pop out, bodies are peeled apart before our
In Heavy Metal 294 (in stores August 1), we feature Nick Pyle in a gallery with an interview — if you’re not familiar with his work, you can already tell that it’s like nothing else. There’s a reason for that — Pyle is a self-taught artist who’s actually spent