Heavy Metal magazine is proud to announce the final artist line-up for its soundtrack to Gates, titled “Volume 1 – Ascension,” whose release date has been moved to August 9, 2011. All net proceeds from the sale of the audio companion to the comic, will benefit the Ronnie James Dio “Stand Up And Shout Cancer Fund.”
Ronnie James Dio appeared on the 1981 soundtrack for the Heavy Metal film while a member of Black Sabbath.
Hal Hefner, the creator of Heavy Metal Presents: Gates worked with artists LoveKrafty and Inside The Black to create all-new music to accompany the comic, and brought in other artists including Deltanaut, Hemoptysis and Black ‘N Blue to complete the comic’s music companion.
Hemoptysis’ frontman Masaki Murashita comments;
“It’s an honor for Hemoptysis to be included on the very first volume of the soundtrack for ‘Gates’. To expand upon that we’re extremely proud to be involved in a project associated with the legendary ‘Heavy Metal’ Magazine in which all proceeds will go to the ‘Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund’”.
The complete soundtrack will be available August 9 for digital download on iTunes and AmazonMP3.
Black ‘N Blue
Inside The Black
The Odd Wedding
Friend Slash Lover
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About Heavy Metal
Heavy Metal is a bi-monthly magazine that features art and comics, often focused on the science fiction and fantasy genres, known primarily for its blend of dark fantasy/science fiction and erotica. It was first published in 1977 and has since expanded into films, music soundtracks, video games and more. Artists featured in the magazine have included H.R. Giger, Moebius and Frank Miller, and writers such as William S. Burroughs.
Gates is the first web comic published by Heavy Metal magazine. The comic launched January 1, 2011, and can currently be read online for free. Hal Hefner is the creator, writer and illustrator of the comic.
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