Heavy metal (or simply metal) is a genre of rock music that developed in the late 1960s and early 1970s, largely in the United Kingdom and the United States. With roots in blues rock, psychedelic rock, and acid rock, heavy metal bands developed a thick, massive sound, characterized by distortion, extended guitar solos, emphatic beats, and loudness.
An early use of the term "heavy metal" dates from 1817, when the German chemist Leopold Gmelin divided the elements into nonmetals, light metals, and heavy metals. Light metals had densities of 0.860–5.0 g/cm 3 ; heavy metals 5.308–22.000.
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Heavy Metal Theatrical release poster Directed byGerald Potterton Produced byIvan Reitman Screenplay by Daniel Goldberg Len Blum Based on Original art and stories by Richard Corben Angus McKie Dan O'Bannon Thomas Warkentin Bernie Wrightson Starring Rodger Bumpass Jackie Burroughs John Candy Joe Flaherty Don Francks Martin Lavut Marilyn Lightstone Eugene Levy Alice Playten Harold Ramis Susan Roman Richard Romanus August Schellenberg John Vernon Zal Yanovsky Music byElmer Bernstein Edited by Ian L
Based on the comic of the same name by Dan O'Bannon and Thomas Warkentin. The title sequence story opens with a space shuttle orbiting the Earth. The bay doors open, releasing a Corvette. An astronaut seated in the car then begins descending through Earth's atmosphere, landing in
In the framing story, the astronaut Grimaldi arrives at home, where he is greeted by his daughter. He says he has something to show her. When he opens his case, a green, crystalline sphere rises out and melts him. It introduces itself to the terrified girl as "the sum of all evil
Original story by Daniel Goldberg and Len Blum; based on The Long Tomorrow by Moebius. In a dystopian and crime ridden New York City in 2031, cynical taxicab driver Harry Canyon narrates his day in film noir style, grumbling about his fares and frequent robbery attempts he thwart
Animator Robert Balser directed the animated "Den" sequence for the film. The film uses the rotoscoping technique of animation in several shots. This process consists of shooting models and actors, then tracing the shot onto film for animation purposes. The B-17 bomber was shot u
The film was released on August 7, 1981. It was a financial success, grossing over $20 million on a $9 million budget.
The film was met with mixed response. Review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes reports that 60% of critics have given the film a positive review based on 30 reviews, with an average rating of 5.7/10 and the critical consensus: "It's sexist, juvenile, and dated, but Heavy Metal makes up for its flaws with eye-popping animation and a classic, smartly-used soundtrack." Janet Maslin of The New York Times wrote that "for anyone who doesn't think an hour and a half is a long time to spend with a comic book,
Prior to official release on VHS and LaserDisc in 1996, the film was re-released to 54 theatres on March 8, 1996 taking in $550,000. The subsequent home video release moved over one million units. The film was released on Blu-ray Disc on February 1, 2011 as a Best Buy exclusive and it was later released everywhere on June 14.
Heavy metal is a loud, aggressive style of rock music. The bands who play heavy-metal music usually have one or two guitars, a bass guitar and drums. In some bands, electronic keyboards, organs, or other instruments are used. Heavy metal songs are loud and powerful-sounding, and have strong rhythms that are repeated.
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Heavy Metal Editor In ChiefTim Seeley FrequencySix times per year FounderLeonard Mogel First issueApril 1977 CompanyHM Communications, Inc. Metal Mammoth Inc. Heavy Metal Media, LLC CountryUnited States Based inEasthampton, Massachusetts LanguageEnglish WebsiteHeavyMetal.com ISSN0885-7822 Heavy Metal is an American science fiction and fantasy comics magazine, published beginning in 1977. The magazine is known primarily for its blend of dark fantasy/science fiction and erotica and steampunk comic
In the mid-1970s, while publisher Leonard Mogel was in Paris to jump-start the French edition of National Lampoon, he discovered Métal hurlant. The French title translates literally as "Howling Metal". Heavy Metal began in the U.S. in April 1977 as a glossy, full-color monthly. Since the color pages had already been shot in France, the budget to reproduce them in the U.S. version was greatly reduced. Mogel published Heavy Metal under the name HM Communications, Inc. After running as a ...
Heavy Metal's high-quality artwork is notable. Work by international fine artists such as H. R. Giger and Esteban Maroto have been featured on the covers of various issues. Terrance Lindall's illustrated version of Milton's epic poem Paradise Lost appeared in the magazine in 1980. Many stories were presented as long-running serials, such as those by Richard Corben, Pepe Moreno and Matt Howarth. Illustrators like Luis Royo and Alex Ebel contributed artwork over the course of their careers. An ada
The founding editors of the American edition of Heavy Metal were Sean Kelly and Valerie Marchant. The founding Design Director was Peter Kleinman. Kleinman was the Design Director of National Lampoon at the time, and he was asked to provide direction for the fledgling project in addition to his Lampoon duties. He created the original Heavy Metal logo design at the request of Mogel and Matty Simmons, and was responsible for the launch and art direction from the first issue. The Heavy Metal logo w
In 1981, an animated feature film was adapted from several of the magazine's serials. Made on a budget of U.S. $9.3 million and under production for three years, Heavy Metal featured animated segments from several different animation houses with each doing a single story segment.
Heavy Metal 2000 inspired a video game sequel released in 2000, the PC action-adventure Heavy Metal: F.A.K.K.². It was developed by Ritual Entertainment. In 2001, Capcom released Heavy Metal: Geomatrix, an arcade fighting game that later made its way to Sega's Dreamcast console.
- April 1977
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- Leonard Mogel
- Easthampton, Massachusetts
Numerous heavy metal-associated festivals, including Download, Wacken Open Air, Hellfest, Bloodstock Open Air, Maryland Deathfest and Dynamo MetalFest, were scheduled to return this year after the 2020 editions of those festivals were cancelled, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Black metal is an extreme subgenre of heavy metal music.Common traits include fast tempos, a shrieking vocal style, heavily distorted guitars played with tremolo picking, raw recording, unconventional song structures, and an emphasis on atmosphere.
Heavy metal alebo metal je druh rockovej hudby, ktorý sa ako vymedzený hudobný štýl objavil na prelome 60. a 70. rokov v Spojenom kráľovstve a Spojených štátoch. Korene má v hardrockových kapelách, ktoré kombinovaním blues a rocku vytvorili nový hudobný štýl, charakteristický používaním elektrických gitár a bicích, a takisto hlasitým a skresleným zvukom.
Heavy metal (eli raskas metalli) on populaarimusiikkiin kuuluva musiikin tyylilaji, joka on sävyltään hyökkäävämpää ja raskassointisempaa kuin hard rock.Heavy metal voidaan käyttöyhteydestä riippuen määritellä metallimusiikin alalajiksi, mutta termejä käytetään usein myös synonyymeinä.