Background: Heavy Iron Studios was an American game developer, a wholly owned subsidiary of THQ based in Los Angeles, California. In May 2009 the company was let go and became an independent studio as part of a cost-cutting move.
Nickname: "Black Metal"
Logo: It's only the Heavy Iron Studios logo in black zooming out of a stormy background.
FX/SFX: Only zooming out.
Music/Sounds: Thunder-like sounds.
Availability: Seen on Evil Dead: Hail to the King for all platforms.
Scare Factor: Medium. But it's nothing compared next...
Nickname: "Graveyard of Doom"
Logo: We see a graveyard and then bats fly in to reveal the logo.
FX/SFX: The bats zooming.
Music/Sounds: Bat chirping sounds and then some music.
Availability: Only seen on Scooby Doo: Night of 100 Frights for the PS2.Scare Factor: High to nightmare. The bats and the graveyard will scare lots of people.
Nickname: "Heavy Metal"
Logo: Over a red background, we zoom slowly away from a powerplant, then when we zoom out enough we see three more powerplants right beside each other. Then when we zoom out more further we see that the powerplants are in a circle on a black background, along that the words "Heavy Iron Studios", all in capitals. A line made of fire separates the two words from each other. A light blinks on the logo.
FX/SFX: The plant fading-out and the light blinks.
Music/Sounds: Hammers stabbing the metal.
Availability: Common. Seen on all games from 2002 to 2012.
Scare Factor: Low to medium. It's tamer than before.
Nickname: "Heavy Metal 2''
Logo: On a black background, we see the logo from before, except that it now has three power plants. A red circle comes up from behind it, with an barrier being drawn around it. The word "Studios" then zooms out into the logo when it finishes animating. The only animation is the smoke until a flash makes the logo completely still and print-looking.
FX/SFX: The animation and the effects.
Music/Sounds: A creepy theme with hammers stabbing the metal. Also, there is a flash sound for the flash.
Availability: Brand New. Seen on Harley Pasternak's Hollywood Workout, Family Guy: Back to the Multiverse, and newer games from the company.
Scare Factor: Low to medium.