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It’s been two years since the Austin, TX heavy rockers decided to take a break, but The Sword are unsheathed once more: Two career-spanning collections will be released simultaneously, both showcasing the technically dazzling, riff-heavy and far-reaching metal that the band has been known for since forming 15 years ago.  

On April 28, 2020, LEGO DC: Shazam! Magic and Monsters will be available to own in high definition and standard definition from select digital retailers including Amazon, the Apple TV app, FandangoNOW, PlayStation, Vudu, Xbox and others. On April 28, LEGO DC: Shazam! Magic and Monsters will be made available digitally on Video On Demand services from cable and satellite providers, and on select gaming consoles.  

There’s something stagnant in traditional rock music. You’re definitely not hard-pressed to find artists like Steven Wilson, Kvelertak, or even Volbeat who are doing something off the beaten path from the rest. But in terms of the simpler, less progressive, less blackened, and less rockabilly acts, you’ll find that the style of “post-grunge” has been a mainstay since the early 2000s. Since then there hasn’t been much to change that status quo, and even still we as an audience are seeing some harder rock bands take off in a more pop direction: Shinedown, Theory of a Deadman, and Papa Roach have all dabbled or merged with more pop tendencies to appeal to a wider audience in recent years, and you can’t deny... 

Finnish melodic death metal heavy hitters Insomnium and Omnium Gatherum, in cooperation with East Coast Events, AK Sound & Music Service, livevideo.fi and Framenoir, announce a very special and exclusive live streaming event on Friday, April 10th, 2020, at 12PM EDT.  

Following last week’s announcement that KNOTFEST.COM would be posting a full live performance from a band or artist within the KNOTFEST community every Friday; and the launch of this initiative with a killer set from Lamb Of God featuring a live chat with Mark Morton, this week, KNOTFEST.COM will be premiering a live performance from MEGADETH shot at Spain’s Resurrection Festival in 2018.  

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Join forces with Power Metal upstarts VICTORIUS and attack the cosmic cage with their brand new lyric video for “Wrath Of The Dragongod”, taken from the latest album, Space Ninjas From Hell.  

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Season of Mist are pleased to announce the signing of New York City’s BLACK ANVIL! The band will release their fifth studio album via Season of Mist.  

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One of the most popular videogame franchises in history comes to animated life in Mortal Kombat Legends: Scorpion’s Revenge, an all-new, feature-length film produced by Warner Bros. Animation in coordination with NeatherRealm Studios and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. The film arrives from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on Digital starting April 12, 2020, and on 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD on April 28, 2020.  

Atreyu have shared the video for “Super Hero” from their 2018-released album In Our Wake. The track features appearances from Avenged Sevenfold frontman M.Shadows and Underoath drummer/vocalist Aaron Gillespie.  

Dynamite announces an immediate pause to all digital distribution for new comic book releases with an original release date starting with April 1.  

Italian black/doom metal purveyors FORGOTTEN TOMB premiere a new single from their upcoming tenth studio album, “Nihilistic Estrangement”.  

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Devin Townsend is pleased to announce the release of ‘Empath – The Ultimate Edition’ on June 5th, 2020. This comprehensive version of 2019’s acclaimed album contains the original record and bonus disc across 2 CD’s, plus 2 Blu-Ray discs. The first blu-ray contains the 5.1 Surround Sound mix by Devin, with visuals for the full record, plus a stereo visualiser. The second blu-ray contains a raft of bonus material, including ‘Acoustically Inclined – Live in Leeds’, a recording from his April 2019 acoustic tour where he performed tracks including ‘Love?’, ‘Deadhead’, ‘Thing Beyond Things’ & more.  

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