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Multi-platinum selling, Grammy-winning band SWITCHFOOT is currently on the road promoting their brand new album Where The Light Shines Through. The fall co-headlining “Looking For America Tour” also features alternative rock band RELIENT K.  Tickets are on sale now at www.switchfoot.com.   Formed in San Diego in 1996, SWITCHFOOT is Jon Foreman (vocals, guitar), Tim Foreman (bass), Jerome Fontamillas (keyboard, guitar), Drew Shirley (guitar), and Chad Butler (drums). Since their start, the band has sold over 5.7 million copies worldwide of their first nine studio albums (including their 2003 double-platinum breakthrough The Beautiful Letdown and 2009′s Grammy Award-winning Hello Hurricane), racked... 

Even a super hero’s life can get boring. Double check your gear. Patrol the city. Save the innocent. Report back to your super villain boss, the Jackal. Wait, WHAT? You read that right True Believer, Hobie Brown is in the employ of one of Spider-Man’s greatest villains.  

Let’s get one thing straight: Insomnium is one of the most universally agreed upon melo death bands. Across their discography, Insomnium have blended traditional melo death conventions with melancholic doom metal atmospheres and furious, frostbitten black metal passages, crafting their own sound right from their early demos back in the late 90’s. Everything the band has explored in their discography seems to accumulate with Winter’s Gate, the band’s most ambitious release thus far, and one that already stands out in not just among their best work, but the greater, ever-expanding genre they’re rooted in.  

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Enuff Z’nuff is the living, breathing example of what a rock/ pop group should be. In fact, the band is the very chrome-glinted definition of it.  

Because sometimes, just one Sorcerer Supreme won’t do! This October, Stephen Strange multiplies his mystic might by teaming with magicians from across time in DOCTOR STRANGE AND THE SORCERERS SUPREME #1 – the new ongoing series launching as part of Marvel NOW!. Fan-favorite creators Robbie Thompson (Silk, Venom: Space Knight) and Javier Rodriguez (Spider-Woman, Daredevil) team together to make Marvel magic across the past, present and future!  

This November, Venom is back and he’s badder than ever! As creators Mike Costa and Gerardo Sandoval bring the sinister symbiote into Marvel NOW!, celebrate this exciting launch with a variant cover by legendary artist Todd McFarlane (AUG168725)! Continuing our eye-popping tradition of remastered and recolored marvelous moments comes an iconic instant classic!  

Spider-Man: Homecoming is invading Astoria, NY for some shots for the upcoming movie featuring everyone’s favorite Wall Crawler. HERE ARE FIRST LOOK PICS OF TOM HOLLAND ON SET IN NYC!!! Stay tuned for more info and pics…  

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Relapse is excited to finally announce the highly-anticipated vinyl reissue of DEATH‘s legendary final album The Sound of Perseverance! The reissue has been packaged into a super limited deluxe vinyl box set containing the album remastered on 2xLP with a bonus 3rd LP featuring demos from 1996 (on vinyl for the first time ever), all housed in an exclusive jacket with expanded art. All 3 LPs are pressed on an exclusive color of vinyl and come accompanied with an album art slipmat and an 11.75″ x 11.75″ album art LP flat signed by artist Travis Smith.  

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Canada’s melodic thrash metal five-piece, THREAT SIGNAL, have recently announced that they’ll be appearing on a November European tour together with Polish death metal heavyweights Vader and North American death metal act Hate Eternal.  

New York Times bestselling creative team Brenden Fletcher, Cameron Stewart, and Babs Tarr (Batgirl of Burnside) reunite for their first creator-owned project together, MOTOR CRUSH, coming from Image Comics this December.  

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Boulder, Colorado’s SOURCE will join HELLYEAH and IN FLAMES on the ‘Forged in Fire’ U.S. Tour, beginning in November and continuing through December. SOURCE has a limited number of guest spots for interviews and gig reviews; get in touch at clawhammerpr@gmail.com. Confirmed dates are below: 11/14 Silver Spring, MD – The Fillmore 11/15 Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE 11/16 New York, NY – PlayStation Theater 11/18 Binghamton, NY – Magic City Music Hall 11/19 New Haven, CT – College Street Music Hall 11/20 Boston, MA – House of Blues 11/22 Montreal, QC – Metropolis 11/23 Toronto, ON – Danforth Music Hall 11/25 Detroit, MI – The Crofoot 11/26 Fort Wayne,... 

Image Comics is pleased to announce that fan-favorite MIDNIGHT OF THE SOUL by Howard Chaykin (SATELLITE SAM) will be collected into trade paperback and available in stores this December. It will collect issues #1-5.  

From the creative team of writer Matt Fraction (CASANOVA, SEX CRIMINALS) and artist Christian Ward (INFINITE VACATION, OLYMPUS) comes an oversized hardcover edition of their ongoing sci-fi epic ODY-C this November.  

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As heavy metal devotees may have noticed of late, rising progressive metal band Oni has been gearing up for something big. Today, the band is pleased to reveal the news of their recent signing with Blacklight Media/Metal Blade Records. The label will unleash Oni’s highly-anticipated progressive metal opus, Ironshore, on Black Friday, November 25th. Pre-orders will become available in early October.  

Image Comics is pleased to announce that Kyle Higgins, Alec Siegel, and Rod Reis, the creators behind the bestselling C.O.W.L. series, have launched another hit series in HADRIAN’S WALL. Issue #1 is being sent back to print in order to keep up with increased customer demand.  

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“Resurrection”, the new album from Operation: Mindcrime, the brainchild of legendary vocalist Geoff Tate, is available today via Frontiers Music Srl. Watch the band’s video for “Left For Dead”, featuring guest appearances from Tim “Ripper” Owens and Blaze Bayley, both of who will be touring with Tate later this year as part of the “Trinity” tour.“Resurrection” can be purchased on Amazon, iTunes and Google Play.“Resurrection” is the second part of a musical trilogy from iconic metal vocalist Geoff Tate, following one year after the release of the debut album, “The Key” in September 2015. Operation: Mindcrime continues in the spirit... 


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