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Skinner’s Video for High On Fire Will Melt Your Brain (Maybe)!

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 (for the sold-out issue 277). It is from his twisted brain and frantic paintbrush that these […]

Rest in Peace Prince, Comics Star Who Also Played Music

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 (literally, with a focus on […]

It Is Useless to Resist the Star Wars Theme (Metal Version) by Galactic Empire

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 sharing axe duties, plus a Stormtrooper on bass […]

Watch “Blackstar,” David Bowie’s Haunting and Surreal 10-Minute Farewell

By now you have heard the news: David Bowie is dead. It is a day to put all your favorites on repeat—Hunky Dory, Low, Ziggy Stardust, even Let’s Dance if that’s your poison. But give this a watch as well: “Blackstar,” the title track of what turns out to be Bowie’s final album, released on […]