GATES SOUNDTRACK TO BENEFIT RONNIE JAMES DIO’S STAND UP AND SHOUT CANCER FUNDon May 16, 2011 at 1:30 am
HEAVY METAL MAGAZINE’S GATES SOUNDTRACK TO BENEFIT RONNIE JAMES DIO’S STAND UP AND SHOUT CANCER FUND
On behalf of Heavy Metal, on the one year anniversary of the death of Ronnie James Dio, we proudly announce the dedication of the Gates’ soundtrack to his memory. We will release the official soundtrack to Gates, Heavy Metal Magazine’s first web comic, later this Summer and all net proceeds will benefit the Ronnie James Dio “Stand Up And Shout Cancer Fund.”
Ronnie James Dio, a rock god and metal icon appeared on the 1981 soundtrack for the Heavy Metal film while a member of Black Sabbath. His song Mob Rules, is married with one of the most exciting and epic scenes in the movie.
Heavy Metal Presents: Gates has worked with artists to create a new soundtrack for the comic, the first from Heavy Metal in over ten years. Readers of the web comic can stream music produced specifically for the comic while on the site. The latest song, “Is This Over Now” by hard rock band Inside The Black, was posted on the comic’s site today and is available to be streamed.
HEAVY METAL MAGAZINE’S GATES SOUNDTRACK IS LOOKING FOR NEW MUSIC
Additionally, Hal Hefner and Heavy Metal are conducting a search for up and coming artists to have a song included on the soundtrack. Artists can submit their songs using SoundCloud at http://gatesthecomic.com/soundtrack-submissions/ . Submissions will be from a variety of genres and will be accepted until June 10 2011.
Before artists submit their music we encouragethemto look at the comic and explore the site so that they can get a feel for the type of music that contains that special “vibe” we are looking for. Specifically check out the comic, the About section as well as the Characters and there are tons of articles that are filled with back story and information about Gates, Heavy Metal and Hal Hefner
In homage to the 1981 animated Heavy Metal Movie soundtrack, the musical compilation for Gates is going to be comprised of an eclectic mix of varied sounds including but not limited to: Metal (in various forms), Punk, Goth, Industrial, Rock, Ambient, Experimental, Modern New Wave, Electronic and much, much more.
Artists can submit their songs using SoundCloud at http://gatesthecomic.com/soundtrack-submissions/ . Submissions will be from a variety of genres and will be accepted until June 10 2011.
The full soundtrack will be released for sale digitally on July 19, 2011. All net proceeds from the sale of the soundtrack will be donated to the Ronnie James Dio “Stand Up And Shout Cancer Fund.”
“The Stand Up And Shout Cancer Fund continues to work to raise money to fight cancer in Ronnie James Dio’s name and working with Heavy Metal makes perfect sense,” said Dean Schachtel, General Manager for Niji Entertainment Group.
The creator of Gates, Hal Hefner, adds, “The 1981 soundtrack, and the music of Ronnie James Dio in particular, had a significant impact on me as a young artist, and I am happy to not only be a part of paying tribute to Dio, but to contribute donations to his cancer fund. Ronnie and I are from the same area in New York and I also lost my dad to cancer, so this is very personal for me in many ways.”
RIP – RONNIE JAMES DIO: You are gone but will never be forgotten – Hal Hefner 05.16.11