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  • OUR ANNUAL 50% OFF MAGAZINES SALE HAS BEGUN!

    For a limited time, you can purchase any (or all, depending on how ambitious you are) of our back issues at 50% OFF! HO HO HOLY CATS!!! Black Friday has begun on the Heavy Metal web site! Grab your copies HERE before the crazy old lady beats you to them!

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  • Short Story: “Eros” Science Fiction by J. H. Neilan

    I Threads, wisps, semi-permeable translucent arcs of magnetic beauty painted a darkened sky overridden with the failed contrails of a mass exit; an escape plan on orders previously unimagined by the timid and frightened onlookers standing uncertain in a strong easterly wind. The bay echoed with the deep hollow thuds of fiery debris impacting the surface of …

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  • HARD DRUGS COMIX Episode 02 by Bason and Jlee

    Jlee (artist/designer Jeffry Lee) and Bason (music biz guru/storyteller David Bason) met in New York City, where Jeff had just relocated from Vancouver. David had been there for a decade already and was happy to find another kid who grew up in the same part of the world. David joined Jeff’s band Hard Drugs, they …

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  • Comix: “Beheaded” by Frank Forte

      © 2014 Frank Forte. All rights reserved   About the Creator: Frank Forte Frank Forte is an accomplished artist, storyboard guy and comic book maker. He has worked in animation for feature films, TV and gaming. Some of the shows Frank has worked on include: Bob’s Burgers, Despicable Me 2, Lego Star Wars: The …

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  • AT THE GATES: Legendary Gothenburg Band Release New Album!

    After a 19 year hiatus, melodeath masterminds AT THE GATES return with a new album entitled “At War with Reality”! Having successfully conquered the world with numerous reunion shows since 2007, the band emerge from the abyss with a new slab of molten metal mayhem on October 27th, ensuring that a Happy Halloween will be had …

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  • Heavy Metal Launches Comics Line with “Hoax Hunters” Season 2

     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 publishing company. “Heavy Metal is a perfect home for us,” “Hoax

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  • Short Story: “The Scythe” by Matthew Farrell

    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 …

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  • Short Story: “The Daily Grind” by Chris Michaud

    After a while, you kind of get used to the smell of rotting human flesh. At first, it’s overwhelming, like walking into someone’s house who cooks with too much garlic and onions, but after 6 months it doesn’t smell that bad. It doesn’t smell good either. It just smells normal. Other than the plague, everything …

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  • Doom Maestros Alunah Unleash New Album

    Alunah’s third skull-crushing album, “Awakening the Forest,” was released today by Napalm Records. The Birmingham natives have a firm grasp on what makes for a devastatingly haunting and rock solid slab of hard rockin’ bliss. Grab a copy now (physical copies are available via the Napalm site or purchase it digitally on iTunes or Amazon.com) and

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  • Mastodon Respond to Twerk Controversy with T-Shirt

    Metal Insider is your source for breaking metal music news, reviews, analysis and gossip. 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, …

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