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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 …
The Strokes have posted a video for their latest single, “At the Door,” and we’re tempted to call it an homage to the 1981 Heavy Metal movie. There’s no Taarna per se, but there is a female protagonist who wields a giant sword and slices up some scummy bad guys. There are
Brazilian artist and animator Joao Antunes Jr., or “Antunesketch,” brings us cyborgs and androids in brilliant colors. His menacing characters inhabit a world where humans are half-machine, and the machines seem almost human — it’s a fusion of sci-fi, cyberpunk and horror
When we first saw Jan Buragay’s art, we couldn’t help it — we thought Ok, this is what it would look like if Moebius and Philippe Druillet had a baby. That is, of course, high praise in our book, but let’s be clear that there is more going on here than Moebius and Druillet.
Heavy Metal issue 298, the Furthest Reaches Special, coming March 2020, is currently available for pre-orders through the Heavy Metal online shop. For this collection of strange journeys to uncharted zones, we’ve got three covers: Cover A: “Taarna” by Esau Escorza & Carlos Villas
Illustrator and animator Joe Badon is the latest intrepid artist to try his hand at rendering Taarna the Taarakian and her trusty pteranodon-like steed. The character dates from the 1981 Heavy Metal movie (and was inspired by Moebius’ pteranodon-riding protagonist) and over the years has
Not too long ago we mentioned that Hajime Sorayama, whose work appeared in Heavy Metal long ago, has emerged as a person of interest of the art and fashion worlds — it turns out the “sexy robot guy” is finally getting his due. The cover of this month’s Vogue Italia features
Heavy Metal 297, the Winter Special, is on its way! This frosty wonderland of festive stories covers the gamut of wintry intrigue — you’ll find bad Santas, unusual Christ-children, and the spirit of giving turned on its head. These are not the winter’s tales they put on Lifetime