HAL HEFNER AND HEAVY METAL REVEALS THE ARTIST LINE-UP TO THE “GATES” SOUNDTRACK, BENEFITING THE RONNIE JAMES DIO CANCER FUND
July 14, 2011 (Los Angeles, CA) – Hal Hefner and Heavy Metal magazine are 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. In homage to the original soundtrack, Hal Hefner and Musical Director, Scott Hunter–assembled an international collection of eclectic sounds that span styles from Metal to Ambient and so much more in between.
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 featuring Nick Menza, Hemoptysis and Black ‘N Blue to complete the comic’s music companion. Corey Marshall, most well known as the voice of Ryo, in the game Shenmue also appears on the Soundtrack to Gates.
“This is a solid lineup of talented artists from across the world that have come together to form a transmedia experience that is very unique. I’m excited and honored to bring these artists together to be paired with my comic book art and writing. It is also an honor to be donating the entire proceeds of the sale of the soundtrack (minus the cut of the retailer) 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
Deltanaut (Featuring Nick Menza)
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 presented 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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