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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 …
If you’re a Heavy Metal magazine reader, you have a taste for the darkness — the best stories never have happy endings, and that’s ok. In this issue, we’re plunging into the darkness once again, plunging far into and through it — we’re going beyond the darkness.
It is the year 2018. All the Replicant Incept Dates have passed. The actual year 2001 wasn’t full of stars like the movie version. We maniacs left no statuary sunk on a sandy beach after blowing it up. There was no Great Quake of ’97. Scramble Suits and SQUID discs never became a thing.
Attention Iron Maiden fans and comics connoisseurs: Eddie’s third chapter is here! Iron Maiden: Legacy of the Beast #3 hits shelves in comics shops today. It’s also available in the Comics section of the Heavy Metal online store. Here’s the gist of it: After dark forces conspired
The Heroin Diaries graphic novel, a collaboration that Nikki Sixx and Heavy Metal, presents Sixx’s 2007 memoir The Heroin Diaries from a different angle and gives both insight and understanding to the deadly trap and temptation of addiction adapted by Rantz Hoseley and illustrated by Danijel
We are saddened by the news that Alfonso Azpiri, frequent Heavy Metal contributor in the 1990s and early 2000s, died of cancer in Villalba, Spain, on Friday August 18. (His death has been covered in Spanish-speaking press, but we don’t have a link to an English-language obituary.)
It’s almost here—Heavy Metal’s 40th Anniversary Art Show, opening THIS SATURDAY (July 15) at Copro Gallery in the Bergamot Arts Complex, 2525 Michigan Ave T5, in Santa Monica. You can get more of the deets and the full list of artists here: Heavy Metal 40th Anniversary Art Show Opens
Copro Gallery and Heavy Metal Magazine join forces to celebrate 40 years of sci-fi fantasy and comic art with the Heavy Metal 40th Anniversary Art Show. SEE THE WORK: Preview Gallery 1 • Preview Gallery 2 • Preview Gallery 3 (coming soon) Featuring over eighty artists, this extravaganza