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Marvel releases a third Avengers: Age Of Ultron trailer. This one is full of all sorts of new stuff like Banner and a Black Widow romance, More Hulk Buster and the Maximoff twins wreck the team…  

This June, the most dangerous corner of the Marvel Universe is born on Battleworld in WEIRDWORLD #1 – a brand-new entry in the Secret Wars! From the blockbuster writer who brought you Star Wars, Thor and Original Sin comes a series unlike anything you’ve ever seen before! Jason Aaron teams with visionary artist Mike Del Mundo (All-New X-Men, Elektra) to take you deep inside the strangest domain of all for a Secret Wars saga that should not be missed!  

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Fresh off their North American tour with Opeth and In Flames, Portland, OR hard rockers RED FANG have announced a headlining tour in Australia/New Zealand this May.  

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Maryland doom/heavy rock statesmen IRON MANand Virginia’s energetic death-power metal upstarts YESTERDAY’S SAINTS have teamed up for an 11-city tour of destruction through New England and the Midwest that begins in Washington, DC on March 12. It’s a literal tour of death and doom.  

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Corruption, Polish stoner metal masters have just revealed their brand new, build up from scratch line-up. Piotr ‘Anioł’ Wącisz, the band’s founding member: “I am really happy to announce that the new Corruption lineup is as follows: Jacek Hiro (Sceptic, Voodoo Gods), James Stewart (Vader, Divine Chaos), Robert Zembrzycki (ex- Saratan), Łukasz “Chuck Rebel” Adamczak, and me Piotr “Anioł” Wącisz. I am really excited about this and I can’t wait to play the first shows with these guys!”  

North Carolina’s one-man Death Metal Army BLOODSOAKED is offering the digital versions of all four albums as free downloads! It’s true and devoid of strings!  

Noise/Post Rock is by far a terrible genre, I don’t care if its your favorite, Jerry. It sucks, and you suck by association! However, a new batch of these records have been poppign up that are actual good! One such example is the new Fossils album, The Meatening. And yes, there is a bacon track. Its an album of prime cuts and tasty gristle!  

The Marvel Universe is no more! There is now only Battleworld and is the only place where you will be able to learn about the building blocks of the new Marvel Universe.  

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Portland’s most revered doom bringers, YOB, will return to the stage tomorrow for a mammoth North American run. The tour includes sixteen dates supporting progressive black metal technicians, Enslaved, as well as a batch of headlining shows scattered prior to, throughout and following the Enslaved run. See confirmed itinerary below.  

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Richmond, VA psychedelic doomsters WINDHAND have entered the studio with legendary producer Jack Endino (Nirvana, Soundgarden, High on Fire). The band is recording their highly anticipated third full-length album at Soundhouse Recording in Seattle, WA.  

This June, return to the fight against the corrupt, mutant-exploiting government as a classic X-Crossover is reborn in the WARZONES! in X-TINCTION AGENDA #1! Writer Marc Guggenheim (Arrow Executive Producer) and artist Carmine Di Giandomenico (All-New X-Factor) return to the shores of Genosha and to one of the most beloved X-Men crossovers of all time!  

This June, one of the Avengers & Guardians of the Galaxy’s classic villains returns to the forefront in KORVAC SAGA #1 – a brand-new Secret Wars series! Fan-favorite writer Dan Abnett (Guardians of the Galaxy, Guardians 3000) and newcomer Otto Schmidt take you inside the mind of one of the Avengers deadliest, and most misunderstood foes.  

Hey… psssst… Hey you! Ya, you reading! Like gory images, fast riffs, and… old school death metal?! Well, have I got a record for you! The new album from Anal Vomit, Peste Negra, Muerte Negra, out on May 5th, and its nasty. How nasty? Well, you got to read to find out…  

Another review crosses the moldy desk here at the Metal Machine back offices, as we peel the char off of the new Abstracter record, Wound Empire! And judging by the soot and brimstone vapors, we have ourselves a barn burner! follow the ley lines after the jump for the review of this slowburner!  


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