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 artists working today. There is so much to unpack with this thing, and there’s nobody you’d rather hear from than Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine himself. In a series of videos, Mustaine will be giving his “making of” insight into this project, story by story.
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
Hey Eddie fans, here’s the deal — Iron Maiden: Legacy of the Beast is back! That’s good news, because we left you hanging last time. We’ll run through the action here, but you’re far better off getting the trade paperback now available in the Heavy Metal Shop. Eddie,
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.
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
Gorillaz, the world’s most successful virtual band, have kept a low profile in recent years—their last studio album, The Fall, came out in late 2010. What’s more, the group, visualized and co-conceived by Jamie Hewlett and Damon Albarn, hasn’t been seen in a new music video
You may have seen the video for Jamie XX’s “Gosh,” a great little tale about otherness, alienation and messianism—or something like that. We won’t try to explain it—here it is, interpret as you wish: The clip was directed by Romain Gavras, and no, it wasn’t filmed
The music video for “The Black Plot” by High On Fire has been released, and it might just be the best thing ever. Of course, we’re biased—the creative force behind the imagery is Skinner, a Heavy Metal cover artist. It is from his twisted brain and frantic paintbrush that these
Was Prince, the pop star and musical visionary who died yesterday at the age of 57, a comic book guy? On first glance, maybe not—he wasn’t one of those musicians who writes them (like Gerard Way, Rob Zombie, Doughty et al.), and while his onstage persona was larger-than-life and colorful
We’d be pretty surprised if this were the first metal take on the Star Wars theme—but we’ll say without hesitation it’s the best. The sound is great, and you can’t beat the visuals: The full-regalia Darth Vader on lead guitar, with a Shadow Trooper and Imperial guard