In homage to the 1981 Heavy Metal movie, Gates the first online comic from Heavy Metal Magazine will also be featuring a soundtrack to accompany the science fiction/fantasy/horror story. Like the original, this soundtrack will span the genres from hardcore heavy metal to space rock and electronic inspired deliriums. And in dedication to the late, great Ronnie James Dio, 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.”

GatesSoundtrackVolume1 THE SOUNDTRACKRonnie 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 featuring Nick Menza, Hemoptysis and Black ‘N Blue and other rising stars such as Rusty Eye, Elysion Fields and Friend Slash Lover, 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.

The complete soundtrack will be available August 9 for digital download on iTunes and AmazonMP3.


Without further ado, here is the full track listing, now available for download on iTunes and AmazonMP3, benefiting the Ronnie James Dio “Stand Up And Shout Cancer Fund.”



Black ‘N Blue
Inside The Black
Deltanaut (Featuring Nick Menza)
The Odd Wedding
Jordan Reyne
Friend Slash Lover
Rusty Eye
Kevin Bryce
Elysion Fields


1. “Introduction”
2. “Never Forever” – Elysion
3. “M.O.D.” – Hemoptysis
4. “Is This Over Now?” – Inside The Black
5. “River” – Nineball
6. “The Changing Face of Basements” – Kevin Bryce
7. “Cowboy” – The Odd Wedding
8. “I Got A Gun” – LoveKrafty
9. “Fools Bleed” – Black ‘N Blue
10. “Video” – CrimsonFaced
11. “Of Titans” – Elysion Fields
12. “The Entity (Ghostly Lust)” – Rusty Eye
13. “This Violent Earth” – HavocHate
14. “Where Have I been All My Life” – Friend Slash Lover
15. “The King” – Deltanaut
16. “The Washing Machine Song” – Jordan Reyne
17. “Gates Theme” – LoveKrafty

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Heavy Metal Presents Gates Dedicates The Soundtrack To The Music Of Ronnie James Dio.

Dio, was an amazing entertainer that defined a genre. We honor him for his work on the original Heavy Metal movie and the constant use of fantasy themes on his album covers, videos and more. May his memories, creative spirits and his soul live on forever.

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 Soundtrack will be released in several volumes and the first Volume he 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 Magazine makes perfect sense,” said Dean Schachtel, General Manager for Niji Entertainment Group.

Without further ado, here is the full track listing, now available for download on iTunes and AmazonMP3, benefiting the Ronnie James Dio “Stand Up And Shout Cancer Fund.”







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