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.
Heavy metals are generally defined as metals with relatively high densities, atomic weights, or atomic numbers. The criteria used, and whether metalloids are included, vary depending on the author and context. In metallurgy, for example, a heavy metal may be defined on the basis of density, whereas in physics the distinguishing criterion might ...
Heavy metal may refer to: Heavy metals, a loose category of relatively dense metals and metalloids. Toxic heavy metal, any heavy metal chemical element of environmental concern. Heavy metal music, a genre of rock music. Heavy metal genres. Heavy Metal (magazine), an American fantasy comic book magazine.
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Heavy Metal Theatrical release poster Directed byGerald Potterton Screenplay by Daniel Goldberg Len Blum Based on Original art and stories by Richard Corben Angus McKie Dan O'Bannon Thomas Warkentin Bernie Wrightson Produced byIvan Reitman 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 Edited by Ian Llande Mick Manning Geral
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,
In 1983 Heavy Metal aired on HBO, then again in 1991. 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.
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Heavy Metal Editor In ChiefTim Seeley FrequencyMonthly PublisherDavid Erwin FounderLeonard Mogel First issueApril 1977; 44 years ago 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 ero
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. Stefano Tamburini and Tanino Liberatore's RanXerox' series debuted in the States. '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 L
The founding editors of the American edition of Heavy Metal were Sean Kelly and Valerie Marchant. The founding design director was Peter Kleinman. He created the original Heavy Metal logo design at the request of Mogel and was responsible for the launch and art direction of the first issue. He later hired designer and letterer John Workman, who brought to the magazine a background of experience at DC Comics and other publishers. After two years, Mogel felt the magazine's lack of text material wa
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.
In 2021 Heavy Metal announced the launch of their podcast network featuring scripted and unscripted shows that focus on Horror, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Comedy, and Pop-Culture. 1. Heavy Metal Magazine: The Podcast: Twice a month, hosts Lea Palmieri and Brendan Columbus critique and cele
- April 1977; 44 years ago
- David Erwin
- Leonard Mogel
- Easthampton, Massachusetts
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Erick Francisco Casas Ruiz is a Mexican professional wrestler currently working under the ring name Heavy Metal for AAA. He is the son of referee Pepe Casas and part of the Casas wrestling family; the brother of Negro Casas and Felino.
Erick Casas started his professional career wrestling as Canelo Casas for Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre. As Canelo Casas he, along with Mr. Cid, was able to win the Naucalpan Tag Team Championship. He also won the Mexican National Welterweight Championship defeating Ciclon Ramir
Erick Casas left CMLL when he decided to go to the newly created promotion Asistencia Asesoría y Administración, later known simply as AAA, in 1992. He changed his gimmick to Heavy Metal where he was a rudo and had a rock-star look which was based on heavy metal music. His ...
Heavy Metal went to Total Nonstop Action Wrestling because AAA's working agreement with the company and also to replace Juventud Guerrera's place for the America's X-Cup. Along with Abismo Negro, Mr. Águila and Hector Garza, "Team Mexico" was successful in winning the ...
Erick Casas is the son of referee Pepe Casas and the brother of Negro Casas and Felino.
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