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One of the most wildly popular horror movies of all-time, Stuart Gordon’s enduring splatter-comedy classic Re-Animator returns to Blu-ray in a stunning restoration packed with special features!  

Organizers behind Chicago’s Riot Fest (September 15-17 at Douglas Park) unveiled the daily lineups for this year’s festival. Highlighting Friday night’s lineup is Nine Inch Nails, New Order, A Day to Remember, Vic Mensa and Ministry. Danzig joins in Saturday’s festivities alongside Queens of the Stone Age, Wu-Tang Clan, a DJ set from The Beastie Boys’ Mike D and At the Drive In. Closing out the festival on Sunday will be the highly-anticipated reunion of punk legends Jawbreaker, as well as Paramore, Prophets of Rage, M.I.A., TV on the Radio, Dinosaur Jr, and many more each day.  

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Ritualistic, apocalyptic noisemakers ATRIARCH are back with their fourth offering of mind-altering, doom-soaked, deathrock entitled Dead As Truth. Recorded and mixed by Greg Wilkinson at Earhammer Studios (Om, Graves At Sea, Vhol) and featuring artwork by Stevie Floyd (YOB, Dark Castle), Dead As Truth sees ATRIARCH venture deeper into the blackened abyss with haunting incantations, exotic drones, and crushing aural experimentations that boldly embrace death’s cold heart. Fragments of post-punk, gothic doom, black metal, sludge, and noise complement the band’s desolate universe and further supplement their most immediate and formidable release to date. ATRIARCH prescribe the order that there is but one truth... 

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Metal Machine went to Sunny Orlando to celebrate WJRR’s 23rd Annual Earthday Birthday in Orlando! We spoke to the one and only Elias from Nonpoint…  

When I was in 9th grade, I missed the chance to see Mastodon perform Crack the Skye in its entirety. Such an album has made a massive impact on me growing up, it was a disappointment that I couldn’t go see them perform. A few years later and I missed another chance to see a full album performed in its entirety: Amon Amarth’s Surtur Rising. Part of their “Evening With” tour before they blew up to great heights on the following album, I ended up willingly passing on this performance. While I enjoy the album they were advertising, it never made any sense to me: why were they playing this album in particular live?  

Co-creators Seth M. Peck (X-Men) and Jeremy Haun (THE BEAUTY) team up with colorist Nick Filardi and letterer Thomas Mauer for THE REALM, a new ongoing series that dives into the grit and chaos of the post-apocalyptic world.  

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Los Angeles Thrash Metal legends BODY COUNT have released yet another music video in the wake of their widely acclaimed new album, Bloodlust. The band’s music video for the song “Here I Go Again” is arguably their most gory and horrific offering to date, all the while showcasing frontman Ice-T’s well known fascination with the morbid side of art and playing the villain. Only befitting for such a video, the band has partnered with some of the biggest authorities on horror-focused entertainment, namely Bloody-Disgusting, Dread Central, and Blumhouse, to release the new video.  

I remember the exact moment when I learned Angela Gossow was leaving Arch Enemy, and then the next day I was overly satisfied with Alissa White-Gluz’s performance on “War Eternal.” The album went on to be a big one for the band, with Alissa being a natural fit for the band. Three years on, it’s time for a new album.  

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Heavy rock mainstays SOiL and Saving Abel will join forces on the aptly titled “Redneck Rebellion Tour” in September and October 2017. In a co-headlining venture, each band will rotate slots throughout the tour and both perform a full set. Joining the rebellion will be openers Kirra.  

I can’t say I’m excited for what Sony has in plan for their Spider-Man properties. The upcoming film starring Venom, planned to be an R-rated movie, may star Tom Hardy, but I’m not sold. To add fire to the flame, Silver & Black is still coming and with it starring a Silver Sable and Black Cat. It remains to be seen how this is going to connect to the MCU, seeing as Kevin Feige and Amy Pascal are both contradicting one another, but Sony are now moving forward with announcing plans for more movies.  

Jack is back! Samurai Jack, that is, and he’s making his grand return to comics, courtesy of writer Fabian Rangel Jr. (‘Namwolf) and artist Warwick Johnson Cadwell (Tank Girl). Hot off the heels of the critically acclaimed Helena Crash, the pair are re-teaming for a bold new take on the iconic samurai.  

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20th Century Fox has just released “Making History” – WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES and Weta Featurette. “Making History” highlights Andy Serkis’ amazing performance in WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES and the incredible VFX work done by Weta Digital to bring this movie to life.  

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