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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 …
New issue time! Issue 286, the Magick Special, is hitting subscribers’ mailboxes right about now, and will be in stores next week, and we won’t lie—this one’s amazing, Heavy Metal fans! Where do we even start—well, the covers would seem to be a good place. Cover A is by David
Heads up Heavy Metal fans, issue #285 is on its way! It’s the Love Special, and we’ve assembled a crazy eclectic batch of stories about romance, or at least sex, and if not sex then violence… or just cosmic weirdness. We’re not Harlequin Romance, after all—we’re
The Gregorio Escalante Gallery in Los Angeles is currently hosting a collection of paintings that give a Renaissance grandeur to the action figures and toys many of us grew up with. The show, called “Original Myth,” collects the epic canvases of Robert X. Burden, an artist who has spent
Hold on to your mistletoe, Heavy Metal fans — issue 284, our “Mythic Special,” is headed your way! And when we talk about myths, there’s really no better embodiment of the concept than our own iconic heroine Taarna. Yes, the star of the full length animated Heavy Metal movie
So… a Trump presidency. Citizens of a divided nation are now trying to figure out what that means and where we go from here, with quite a few (on both sides) wondering how this even happened. Did anyone really foresee a Trump presidency — and when did they foresee it? You may have heard
It’s issue 283 of Heavy Metal Magazine, the Fear Issue. You can find a copy at your local comics shop, Barnes & Noble, Books-a-Million, or the Heavy Metal shop. But what’s inside? As a shattered visage once said: Look on these works, ye mighty, and despair! We’ve got three
On Wednesday, Heavy Metal’s latest standalone title, Skip to the End, arrived in stores. (Use our Comic Shop Locator to find one near you.) It’s a story about time travel and rock ‘n roll, centered on a band that bears some resemblance to ’90s rock gods Nirvana. We’ve