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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 …
Heavy Metal magazine issue 296, the Street Art Special, features Shepard Fairey, Ron English, Tristan Eaton, and other luminaries of the street art scene. With comics stories, first-person narratives, even poetry, this just might be our most creative issue ever. Takin’ It to the Street Some
We know a lot of people have been looking forward to this one: Heavy Metal 296, the Street Art Special. It is not available for pre-order yet (but when it is, it will be in the Heavy Metal Shop), but we can share these four hot-off-the-press covers. They were created by Tristan Eaton, Deih, Shepard
We noticed some Galctus art by Giorgio Comolo making the rounds on social media, and liked the look of it — like many European illustrators (the kind who helped build Heavy Metal), Comolo has a superhuman flair for detail. Look into his portfolio a little further and you’ll find him
A funny thing happened to Hajime Sorayama — the Japanese artist famous for his sexy humanoid robots. You may recall his work from the cover of our November 1980 issue or back cover of August 1981. You might also have seen his android pinups in Penthouse or Playboy over the years. For decades,
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
We were pleased to feature a Donato Giancola painting on one of the covers of Heavy Metal 294: The Industrial Special. Giancola is an insanely accomplished fantasy and science-fiction artist (check out the biography page on his site) whose recent series of “Empathetic Robots”
With the stop-motion sequences he created for The 7th Voyage of Sinbad (1958), Jason and the Argonauts (1963), Clash of the Titans (1981), and other films, Ray Harryhausen pioneered 3D animation. Even though his specific techniques are largely out of fashion in the CGI era (though Nick Park