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Can one man stand against the might of an entire empire? Find out this May, as Shang-Chi is unleashed in MASTER OF KUNG-FU #1, a new 4-issue Secret Wars limited series! Creators Haden Blackman (Elektra) and Dalibor Talajic (Deadpool Kills the Marvel Universe) take you on a wild martial arts thrill ride through the mystical land of K’un Lun. Once the most prized student in all of K’un Lun, Shang-Chi now wanders the streets as a derelict.  

2K and Turtle Rock Studios released a new video feature for Evolve, the 4v1 shooter featuring four Hunters cooperatively fighting to take down a single-player controlled monster. In Behemoth Plays Behemoth, bassist and backing vocalist Orion from Metal Blade Records recording artist Behemoth, is joined by George “Corpsegrinder” Fisher, lead vocalist for Metal Blade’s Cannibal Corpse, as they visit 2K Headquarters for an exclusive look at Evolve’s newest and largest playable monster character.  

U.S. Black Metallers NIHILISTINEN BARBAARISUUS have released The Child Must Die on Infernal Kommando Records.  

Twentieth Century Fox is releasing a second trailer showing a bit more of the Fantastic Four and thier arch enemy Doctor Doom, in their true glory! Check out Ben, Reed, Sue and Johnny as they transform into the first family of Marvel.  

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It’s been a long time coming, but unabashed coffee connoisseur, Anthrax’s Charlie Benante, has entered the world of entrepreneurship, announcing “Benante’s Blend.” The coffee will come in two different varieties: the ‘Be All End All’ blend which is a dark roast with a real kick, and the ‘Forever Metal’ blend, a milder coffee. “Benante’s Blend” will be available beginning today through Benante’s website, http://www.charliebenante.com/Store/ “I grew up in a large Italian family and coffee was a daily staple in our home,” said Benante. “As a kid, I loved coffee so much, my mother said that at one point, she put some coffee... 

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Slayer – bassist/vocalist Tom Araya, guitarist Kerry King, and returning drummer Paul Bostaph, along with touring guitarist Gary Holt and producer Terry Date - has completed recording what is one of the most highly-anticipated albums of 2015, Slayer’s 11th studio album and the band’s first new effort since 2011′s Grammy-nominated World Painted Blood.  The currently untitled album is expected out later this year, and will be released on Slayer’s own as yet unnamed label (through Nuclear Blast).  

You know him. You love him. Prepare to see a side of him you’ve never seen before as the galaxy’s smoothest gambler, entrepreneur, and smuggler gets his very own series! Today, Marvel Entertainment and Lucasfillm Ltd. are pleased to announce LANDO #1 – a brand new Star Wars limited series coming this July from Marvel Comics! Join Lando on his greatest caper ever as blockbuster creators Charles Soule (Death of Wolverine, Inhuman, She-Hulk) and Alex Maleev (Daredevil, Spider-Woman, Moon Knight) bring you a new tale of a scoundrel in his natural element – trouble!  

Following a successful, near-month-long live US takeover last month, Denver doom titans, IN THE COMPANY OF SERPENTS, will open for the originators of The Riff, Sleep, this Sunday as a precursor to 4/20, the unofficial national day of cannabis celebration. The following weekend, the duo will crush the weak at the Bluebird Theater where they’ll premiere new hymn, “Rendered Unto Ash“, live for the very first time. Additionally, the band will also have special limited screen-prints of the “Rendered Unto Ash” artwork by FTG Illustrations.  

Japanese extreme metal/noise icons, SIGH, will unveil their crushing tenth studio opus next month. Titled Graveward, the eclectic, ten-track offering took over two-and-a-half years to complete with each song comprising over one-hundred recording tracks exceeding 100GB of audio to select from in the final mixes. Inspired by musician/composer Fabio Frizzi, Graveward pays homage to Italian zombie and Hammer Horror classics.  

Periphery, who are about to embark on the second leg of their North American tour dates in support of the Juggernaut albums, premiere “The Bad Thing” video today!  

Royal Thunder, the band who it is said have created “the contemporary hard-rock equivalent of Fleetwood Mac’s Rumors,” are sharing a new series of videos discussing the songs on Crooked Doors in detail.  

Canadian hardcore punk metallers, CANCER BATS, who are currently on tour in Europe, are ecstatic to announce their inclusion on a string of North American dates with Danzig and Pennywise this July! The tour will commence July 11th in Pomona, California and run through fourteen cities, coming to a close on July 31st in Las Vegas, Nevada.  

Long-running, Baltimore-based heavy desert rock/doom unit, SIXTY WATT SHAMAN, are pleased to announce their official union with California rock powerhouse, Ripple Music, for the release of their forthcoming new full-length. Titled Tabula Rasa and slated for release this Winter, the record will be tracked by J. Robbins of Jawbox at Magpie Cage Studio in Baltimore, Maryland next month.  

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Anthemic multi-platinum rockers HINDER have unveiled their music video for ‘Hit The Ground’ with Yahoo! Music – the first single from the band’s upcoming fifth studio album, When the Smoke Clears, out May 12 via The End Records/ADA. The video for the track, which Billboard proclaims “…falls right into the band’s arena rock wheelhouse,” is also a debut for the band’s new frontman Marshal Dutton. The video was filmed at Chevy Bricktown Events Center in the band’s hometown of Oklahoma City, and features the guys doing what they do best – living and breathing life on the road.  

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