VAN NUYS, Calif.—Rosebud Productions’ Heavy Metal IX was named Best Black Release at the 2011 Urban X Awards last week.

The Best Black Release Award is a significant nod for the well-loved, long-standing Heavy Metal series.

“This award means so much,” said Adam Hasner, VP of Rosebud Productions. “Urban X works hard to highlight and honor the broad range of adult content out there. We’re very excited that Heavy Metal is among their assorted best.”

The all-anal, heavy-hitting line features every inch of legendary performer Lexington Steele alongside some of the industry’s most voracious female talent. In Heavy Metal IX, the renowned swordsman goes deep with ebony goddess Blu Diamond, Belgian hottie Eva Karera, nymphet kewpie Katie St. Ives and cheekie Czech Klarisa Leone in four scorching scenes.

“It’s an honor to receive this kind of acknowledgement after so many years,” Hasner continued. “We’ve worked hard to keep this series fresh since 2000, showcasing Lex’s considerable talents and some of the hottest women in the business. We really appreciate the recognition.”

All nine installments of the Heavy Metal series are available from Evolution Distribution.