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Image Comics is very pleased to announce that the first issue of MAESTROS, the new irreverent fantasy series from The Matrix storyboard artist Steve Skroce (WE STAND ON GUARD), will be rushed back to print in order to keep up with customer demand.  

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Victory Records is proud to announce the addition of dynamic punk ensemble WE WERE SHARKS to the labels ever growing roster. With the debut premiere of their brand new video “Beyond Repair,” the Canadian six-piece powerhouse hits the road tonight ready to douse crowds with material from their new album, Lost Touch, set for release on February 23, 2018.  

EVANESCENCE, have released the new video “Imperfection,” out today. Shot on location in Los Angeles last month with director P.R. Brown, the song is the first single off the group’s fourth and most ambitious album to date, SYNTHESIS, set for release November 10. The album is a reimagining of some of EVANESCENCE’s best-loved songs-as well as a couple of new ones–recorded with a full orchestra and electronics combined with the band and AMY LEE’s virtuoso piano and voice.  

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Norwegian black metal legends MAYHEM will take part in the latest edition of the Decibel Metal And Beer Fest set to take place on March 31st-April 1st, 2018 at The Fillmore in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  

Just days after announcing a much-anticipated new album, Morbid Angel have unfortunately broken news that their forthcoming European tour has been canceled.  

The wait for a new album from The Faceless has been a struggle for fans, but the light at the end of the tunnel seems to be drawing near, seeing as the band are fulfilling their promise of delivering a new album this year.  

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2017 marks another chapter in the career of exceptional rock act, HOOBASTANK, by signing to the Austrian indie label NAPALM RECORDS and announcing their next album, scheduled for the first half of 2018.  

Image/Skybound Entertainment is pleased to reveal a special REDNECK #7 charity variant to support the Houston Coalition for the Homeless, which features cover art by Nick Derington. REDNECK is a vampire story set in the Lonestar state, created by Texan writer Donny Cates and artist Lisandro Estherran.  

This January, the end of an Avengers Era will come to the Marvel Universe in the form of AVENGERS: NO SURRENDER, a saga uniting the creative teams of The AVENGERS, UNCANNY AVENGERS and U.S. AVENGERS for a story that is so big and so bold, it’s more than an adventure: it’s a weekly epic.  

Whether we like it or not, being “heavy” isn’t something exclusive to heavy metal music. Even in the genre, purists are still arguing what’s considered “true metal” and if it’s “extreme” enough to be metal, thus producing so much infighting on comment threads between black metal basement dorks and dads who haven’t listened to anything new in the scene if it doesn’t have a musician they know in it or doesn’t sound like an already existing band. There are, however, artists out there not remaining stationary in a genre, as much as a purist would like to hope they would, and as such in recent years there have been bands and musicians popping up that are incorporating metal elements into their music,... 

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VIZ Media, LLC continues to expand the Blu-ray catalog for the beloved anime series, BLEACH, with the release of Set 3 on October 24th.  

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Polish black metal legion BATUSHKA are the latest additions to the Metal Blade Records’ US roster.Pronounced “Batjushka,” the band’s Cyrillic name Батюшка means “father” and is used to address an Eastern Orthodox priest. Despite their themes and imagery, they are not a Christian band. The identities of the members are unknown, but they are involved with other bands. Their live lineup contains eight members.  

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