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“There was nothing, followed by everything…swirling, burning specks of creation that circled life-giving suns. God Doom…created the light.” -Rendition of Thor. This quote directly hit me after reading up on Marvel’s current “Secret Wars.” What makes this iteration different from writer Jim Shooter and artists Mike Zeck and Bob Layton’s Secret War run from 1984 to 1985?  

Tech-death gurus Cryptopsy have released a 45-second teaser video for their forthcoming EP, The Book of Suffering: Tome 1. Tome 1 is the first in a planned series of EPs collectively titled The Book of Suffering.  

Progressive Canadian heavies NECK OF THE WOODS have released their self-titled debut EP, Neck of the Woods.  

Most reviews in regards to season finales dwell on big spoilers, and cliffhangers that get us in gear for the next season. In regards to the season 2 finale of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D titled S.O.S and The Flash season 1 finale called Fast Enough, I contemplate the two separate and vital styles between Marvel and DC’s emotionality of characters.  

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BABYMETAL–the Japan-based all-girl-fronted “Kawaii Metal” (mix of J-Pop Idol and Heavy Metal) group–have premiered the bonus tracks “Road of Resistance” and “Gimme Chocolate!!” (Live at O2 Academy Brixton, London), both of which are featured on the forthcoming re-release of their 2014 critically acclaimed self-titled debut album. The re-release, available in the U.S. only via RAL/Sony Music Entertainment, will be available digitally tomorrow (5/12) and physically on Tuesday, June 16. Meanwhile, Mexico will see the physical release Monday, May 18.  

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VIZ Media, the largest distributor and licensor of manga and anime in North America, will deliver the series finale of one of anime’s most venerated series with the home media release of INUYASHA: THE FINAL ACT on High Definition Blu-ray and Standard Edition DVD on May 26th.  

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Slayer have been in the studio for a while recording their new album after signing an exclusive seal with Nuclearblast America. Now, exclusive news coming from the Slayer camp…  

Dark Horse is now revealing new additions to their successful ongoing line of figures based on the hit HBO® series Game of Thrones®!  

The Marvel Universe has been destroyed. The galaxy may be gone. But there are still places that need defending. Places that need Guardians. Today, Marvel is pleased to preset your first look at GUARDIANS OF KNOWHERE #1 – the explosive new Secret Wars series from blockbuster creators Brian Michael Bendis and Mike Deodato!  

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Century Media Records is proud to announce the signing of DEAD LORD from Sweden. DEAD LORD was formed in January 2012. The mission was to rock. It still is.  

The latest full-length studio installation from experimental outfit, LOCRIAN, has been completed, as the longstanding trio prepares to release Infinite Dissolution through Relapse Records in late July. In addition to the expansive album’s release date, track listing, cover artwork and preorder links, a trailer containing samples of several of the record’s movements has also been issued to the public.  

Southern Lord is pleased to announce the signing of Montreal trio, BIG|BRAVE.  

Chicago’s DISTRICT 97 has just released a trailer for their impending third studio full-length, In Vaults, which showcases the album’s cover art, photos, and clips from several tracks found on the release.  

Greyhaze Records is proud to announce that three classic reissues from the Brazilian Black Metal Underground are now available for purchase. Included are MYSTIFIER’s Goetia (CD & 2xLP), VULCANO’s Bloody Vengeance (CD/DVD), and IMPURITY’s Into the Ritual Chamber (CD).  

On the eve of their massive …And Stoner Justice For All Summer Tour, today CONNOISSEUR, in exclusive streaming, offer up the hilarious new video for “Pot Hole“. The stoney psalm comes by way of the band’s Stoner Justice full-length, set to drop next month via Tankcrimes Records.  

BROTHERS OF THE SONIC CLOTH – the Seattle doom brigade featuring iconic guitarist/vocalist Tad Doyle, formerly of Tad and Hog Molly, veteran bassist Peggy Doyle, and drummer Dave French (The Anunnaki) — will level the stages of nine cities with their apocalyptic odes on a long-anticipated bout of West Coast rituals.  

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