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Heavy Metal

  1. Metal Fans Are Mad That The Simpsons Called Judas Priest “Death Metal” And Here’s Why

    Don't have a cow, man.

    It's hard for most comedy writers to admit mistakes, especially when those mistakes are incredibly pedantic in nature. But that's what last night's episode of The Simpsons did, copping to a faulty few lines of dialogue that mis-genred (that's a thing, right?) Judas Priest and upset a whole bunch of metal fans.

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  2. It’s Possible to Make the Pacific Rim Theme Even More Metal. Here’s How. [VIDEO]

    it's time to play the music

    Eric Calderone, whose heavy metal covers of the Sherlock and Jurassic Park themes we previously posted because we love you and we want you to have nice things, has turned his electric guitar to Ramin Djawadi's Pacific Rim theme. But Rebecca, I can hear you thinking. The Pacific Rim soundtrack is already, to use the lingo of the hip and cool, über rockin'. How can it be made even more metal? Watch and learn, poppets. Watch and learn. (via: /Film) Are you following The Mary Sue on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Pinterest, & Google +?

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  3. Congratulations, You Made It Through Monday. Have a Heavy Metal Cover of the Sherlock Theme. [VIDEO]

    And All Was Right With the World

    Here's Eric Calderone, the same guy who did metal covers of the themes from Jurassic Park, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, and many more, lending his guitaric (shut up, it's a word if I say it is) talents to the theme from BBC's Sherlock. It's my division. (via: Nerd Approved) Are you following The Mary Sue on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Pinterest, & Google +?

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  4. Marry Me, Man Who Plays The Jurassic Park Theme On Electric Guitar

    hold on to your butts

    Guitarist Eric Calderone, you have taken be back to high school, the days when I was in love when ALL THE BAND MEMBERS. Thank you for that. But also, thank you for giving me Jurassic Park feels. Those are always welcome. Now if you'll all excuse me, I'm going to go picture a Brontosaurus headbanging. (via /Film) Are you following The Mary Sue on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Pinterest, & Google +?

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  5. Okay, New Looney Tunes, You Get This One: Daffy Duck is a Lazy, Metal Wizard

    We Have Done the Impossible and That Makes Us Mighty

    Okay, okay. You got me, The Looney Tunes Show, this segment from you is unequivocally awesome. A meditation on the magical powers of modern technological life that we simultaneously take for granted and secretly want mountains of recognition for, scored in the kind of metal style that inspires concept albums about the Silmarillion and drawn like the side of a twenty year old van. Also with Daffy Duck. (via Destructoid.)

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  6. Swedish Man Gets Disability Benefits for Being Addicted to Heavy Metal

    Here's something you probably didn't know: Right now, Roger Tullgren of Sweden is recieving disability payments on account of the fact that he is addicted to heavy metal. No, he hasn't developed some sort of mercury or lead dependency, he just needs heavy metal music, badly. For years, his heavy metal addiction was a big part of his life and he claims to have lost his previous job as a result of attending over 300 concerts in the course of a year, often blowing off work to do so. The being the case, it seems that Tullgren was able to get an occupational psychologist to classify his love of heavy metal as a disability which is apparently enough to entitle him to disability compensation.

    Since then, he has found a new job that is very accommodating to his situation. Tullgren is allowed to listen to his heavy metal music at certain times during work, dress how he likes and even miss work for concerts providing he makes up the hours afterwards. All in all, it seems like a pretty sweet deal. Needless to say, there are other occupational pyschologists who feel that this might go a little too far. While addiction may be classifiable as a disability, they argue, steps should be taken to treat the victim instead of accommodating him. Swedish newspaper The Local quotes a Stockholm psychologist who puts it like this:
    "If somebody has a gambling addiction, we don't send them down to the racetrack. We try to cure the addiction, not encourage it."
    Still, if you can get someone to pay you and encourage your addiction, rock on dude. You hit the jackpot. (The Local via Marginal Revolution)

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  7. Star Wars, For the Metal Head In You

    Elsewhere on the internet

    Who is this guy? What is his story? What made him decide to do something so thoroughly satisfying to our geeky minds? Apparently his name is Eric Calderone, and he is mildly famous on the internet for mashing up pop songs on his metal guitar. This time, he tackled Star Wars. I think I sense the force in this one. (via Wired)

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  8. Lego Has Never Been So Metal

    BUILD! started out with us thinking "LEGO minecraft," it then contintued with us thinking "Ooh, electricity axe, that's gonna really speed up his woodcut- SWEET FANCY MOSES!" Then things took a turn for the metal. (via Wired.)

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