The legacy sci-fi, fantasy and horror brand and the premier rare digital art marketplace team up for the first of many planned drops.
Heavy Metal Magazine is a monthly American magazine published by Heavy Metal Publishing, Inc. It features cover art of heavy metal music artists and articles on heavy metal music, interviews with musicians, reviews of albums and books about heavy metal music and history, horror movies and other topics.
The magazine was founded in 1977 in the United States as a response to the rapid growth of the heavy metal rock genre. The magazine’s original publisher was Larry Flynt Publications (LFP). In 1983, LFP sold their publishing assets including Heavy Metal to Glamour Group Ltd., an English publisher that specializes in producing men’s lifestyle magazines.
Los Angeles, CA – MakersPlace and Heavy Metal Entertainment LLC officially announce the first of several upcoming drops featuring new and legacy artwork from the legendary Heavy Metal magazine, an originator of fantasy, horror, and science fiction artwork.
MakersPlace, the world’s most trusted marketplace and community to buy and sell genuine digital collectibles, is the ideal partner for a legacy brand like Heavy Metal, who also place a high premium on authenticity and quality of creative.
“MakersPlace is the apex of all art marketplaces in the digital space, and the talent behind the scenes is unmatched,” says Matthew Medney, CEO of Heavy Metal Entertainment LLC. “We look forward to offering the best of Heavy Metal’s iconic, striking artwork to the MakersPlace community.”
“MakersPlace is honored to partner with legendary fantasy and science fiction magazine Heavy Metal,” said Craig Palmer, CEO of MakersPlace. “They’ve launched the careers of untold artists who’ve captured our imagination the past 45 years. We look forward to offering their historic past and future artworks to our collectors.”
For the first installment, MakersPlace and Heavy Metal present the artwork of Greg Hildebrandt in a drop called Angel of the Gods. Hildebrandt is the internationally acclaimed illustrator who spent many years illustrating alongside his brother Tim and publishing as The Brothers Hildebrandt. Though Tim died in 2006 due to complications related to diabetes, Greg has continued to create unmistakable and varied illustrations.
“It is just a new way for people to consume art, which is never a bad thing,” offers Hildebrandt. “Technology and the world will always move forward with innovation; that is just the way it is. I still paint traditionally, it’s what I do, but I’ve never been the type of person that would say, “oh, these new ways of doing things aren’t real art or shouldn’t be done!””
The Brothers Hildebrandt are most famous for painting fantasy and science fiction art, including the original 1977 Star Wars movie poster, the popular Lord of the Rings calendars produced in the 70s, comic art for Marvel and DC, and illustrations for Magic The Gathering and Harry Potter for Wizards of the Coast, though that is but a small portion of their total output and impact on visual culture.
Individually, Greg has created art for the Trans-Siberian Orchestra for the past 19 years. He created their Winter Program Tour Book art, album covers and concert merchandise. In 1981 he licensed one of his dream paintings for the cover art on the Black Sabbath’s Mob Rules album. He started his ongoing American Beauties pinup art in 1999. In 2019, it was announced that Greg would provide cover art for a new series of Star Trek comics, Star Trek: Year Five, from IDW Publishing. During the 1980s and 1990s, Greg illustrated a number of classic books, including Greg Hildebrandt’s Favorite Fairy Tales, Alice in Wonderland, Dracula, Poe: Stories and Poems, and The Phantom of the Opera.
Heavy Metal Arts drops on October 25, 2022 at 3:30PM (PT) https://makersplace.com/heavy_
About Heavy Metal Magazine
First published in 1977, Heavy Metal Magazine, the world’s foremost illustrated magazine, explores fantastic and surrealistic worlds, alternate realities, science fiction and thrillers, in the past, present, and future. Writers and illustrators from around the world take you to places you never dreamed existed. Heavy Metal Magazine was the first publisher to bring European legends like Moebius, Enki Bilal, and Pepe Moreno to the U.S. while showcasing non-mainstream American superstars like Richard Corben, Greg Hildebrandt, Vaughn Bode and Frazetta. Heavy Metal Studios, spearheaded by President Tommy Coriale, is developing and producing TV and film content adapted from Heavy Metal’s rich and vast library of original IP. The iconic home of cutting-edge sci-fi, fantasy, and horror stories is moving at warp speed toward the future, so buckle the f*ck up. Heavy Metal’s pages have served as an inspirational epicenter for the likes of Ridley Scott, Guillermo Del Toro, Chris Columbus, Jon Faverau, & more. Put simply, if you’re a fan of pop culture, genre filmmaking, & television, you’re welcome.
With CEO Matthew Medney and an incredible team at the helm, Heavy Metal promises to boldly go where no one has gone before. Explore ancient secrets, forgotten worlds and savage futures…
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