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Marvel has released what is the first in a series of maps and clues for the up coming Secret Wars series in May 2015. Check out your first glimpse of “Battle World”  

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Canadian punk rockers Billy Talent are excited to announce the release of their greatest hits album, aptly titled HITS in the US via The End Records, CLICK HERE to download on iTunes. The 14 song collection will include all the band’s biggest hits along with two new songs – “Kingdom of Zod” and “Chasing the Sun”.  

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April 2015 will see the return of the HATEFEST Tour. The unholy billing will be headlined by SIX FEET UNDER and includes also Marduk, Vader and Hate! Special guests on all weekend-dates will be Eisregen and Debauchery.  

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Following their mammothly successful tour through Europe alongside Saint Vitus, UK stoner metal icons, ORANGE GOBLIN, will bring their heavy grooves Stateside next month for a two-week bout of live takeovers supporting Down. Slated to embark December 1st in San Antonio, the trek will run through fifteen cities, coming to a close on December 21st in Houston. Additional support will come from Bl’ast and King Parrot.  

Boston Death Groove Perverts SEXCREMENT have a bad habit of delivering a devastating blend of sleaze and brutality. They have spared no expense with their latest platter of perversion XXX Bargain Bin Vol 2, which is now available for free download/streaming on their Bandcamp page.  

2014 marks the 30th Anniversary of Hasbro’s TRANSFORMERS, which has been celebrated thus far with a blockbuster film and critically acclaimed comic series’ from IDW. But the party isn’t quite over as IDW still has some TRANSFORMERS debuts this year!  

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New to Image Comics this February, comes Meredith McClaren’s enchanting fantasy HINGES. Written and drawn by McClaren, the graphic novel introduces the nuts and bolts of a city called Cobble, where one girl new to the city, Orio, must depend on help wherever she can find it. Her assigned familiar, Bauble, has his own agenda however. As the two explore the walls of the city, they find they are not the only new arrivals.  

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Pretty Ugly™, LLC owner of the UGLYDOLL brand, is pleased to announce their recent partnership with Fathead, the leading brand of licensed wall graphics, to create a collection of Uglydoll Fathead wall decals.  

Papa Roach is back! With a new album titled F.E.A.R. (Face Everything and Rise) which is scheduled to be released on January 27th, 2015. Metal Machine got the chance to discuss the new album with guitarist Jerry Horton, along with the past history of the band. Although the album marks 22 years of Papa Roach, Horton insists the band views it more as “acknowledging 15 years of Infest.” With the album being a celebration of the success Papa Roach has found in the last 15 years, we wanted to take a road down memory lane with Jerry.  

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Northern Irish Rockers THE ANSWER are pleased to announce that they have re-signed with Napalm Records. The band released their last album New Horizon in September 2013 to critical acclaim and has just finished work on their new follow up record entitled Raise a Little Hell. The album will be released on March 6th (GSA/Benelux), March 9th (UK and Europe) and March 10th in North America.   Hot on the heels of the new album announcement, THE ANSWER are set to perform a couple of UK festival shows this winter at which they will be featuring new material from the forthcoming album. In March 2015 they will hit the road again on a comprehensive UK headline tour which will be followed by a soon to be announced European... 

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Following the October release of its critically-acclaimed genre-blending title Dungeon of the Endless, award-winning indie developer Amplitude Studios unveiled today that gamers worldwide can enter its new Design-Your-Own-Monster Contest. Players with an aptitude for designing stupidly cool monsters can enter the contest with the chance of winning an indie developer’s bundle of goodies featuring three free copies of the game (to play co-op, obviously!), the permanent integration of their monster into the game, their name in the credits, and a T-shirt featuring the designed monster.  

New York Times bestselling and award-winning writer Jonathan Hickman (EAST OF WEST, THE AVENGERS) teams up with explosive artist Ryan Bodenheim (RED MASS FOR MARS, SECRET) for an all-new adventure series fraught with mystery, intrigue, and exotic end-of life care in THE DYING AND THE DEAD, coming from Image Comics on January 28.  

This December, the Earth-shattering finale to the biggest comic event of the year explodes into comic shops as heroes, villains and more collide in AVENGERS & X-MEN: AXIS #9 – the epic conclusion! Blockbuster writer Rick Remender along with artists Jim Cheung, Terry Dodson and Leinil Yu bring heroes and villains to the brink for the finale of Act III: New World Disorder – and not everyone will make it back!  

Dallas, Texas-based avant/tech death metal trio, BARING TEETH, is preparing for the long-awaited follow-up to their 2011 debut album, Atrophy, with the mangling Ghost Chorus Among Old Ruins to drop via Willowtip Records NOW!  


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