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IDW Publishing is hosting a very special evening with Walter Simonson during Comic-Con. Limited to just 25 attendees, the event will take place in a private room at a swank restaurant in the San Diego Gaslamp district, a short walk from the convention center on Thursday, July 20th from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM. Each guest will receive the following:  

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Los Angeles-based Electronic Rock outfit 9ELECTRIC are pleased to share that they will be joining on for the remaining dates of Otep’s “Resistance” World Tour here in the states. The band’s first date on the tour is today (June 27th) in St. Paul, MN, with the tour concluding in Mesa, AZ at Club Red on July 5th. These new shows will see 9Electric continue to support their latest studio album, The Damaged Ones, which came out last summer on Another Century Records.  

True Believers, no part of the Marvel Universe will be untouched when MARVEL LEGACY debuts this fall! Marvel has unveiled its MARVEL LEGACY title line-up to fans by premiering the new titles in animated form, each cover a homage to a classic cover from years past  

I wrote last year that Death Fortress’ Deathless March of the Unyielding in  very high regard. From diverse songwriting to a nice balance of traditional black metal vocals exchanged tastefully with death growls, Death Fortress had something special with that album, and even though there were other great black metal releases last year, the band stood out among the rest because they didn’t waste a single moment of their time. So what do you do when you’ve got some high expectations to meet? Make another album and disregard everyone else.  

It seems like everyone’s releasing new songs today. Yet, one can’t complain about that, since that’s just enough to end the week on a high note. Brendan Small, best known for being the mad genius behind Dethklok and the co-existing show, Metalocalypse, is back again after some years of absence in trying to bring Dethklok back, yet he’s bringing his solo project back to the forefront.  

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Metal Machine caught up with vocal titan Maile Flanagan, who for the past several years has voiced the character Naruto. She spoke all things Naruto, breaking into voice over work and her other acting work.  

One of the long-standiing New Wave of American Heavy Metal (NWOAHM for short, I guess) bands, Chimaira, called it quits in 2014 amidst constantly rotating members, save for lead vocalist Mark Hunter. Marking 2013’s Crown of Phantoms as their swan song, Chimaira ceased to be. That’s changing, if for at least one show.  

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Multi-genre artist/producer Celldweller will release “Offworld,” his fourth vocal-based studio album on July 28th, 2017 via his independently owned/operated label FiXT. “Offworld” departs from Celldweller’s signature sound of aggressive guitars, blasting beats and ass-kicking intensity and delivers a journey of sentimental feels and emotionally gripping tracks, showcasing the intimate song-writing side of project mastermind, Klayton. The album is available for digital, CD, and vinyl pre-order now. The album’s 11 tracks range from the soul searching “How Little I Must Know,” to the modern shoegazer “Echoes,” the somber a cappella “Mother’s Arms,”... 

Being one of the long-standing survivors of the “djent” scene, TesseracT have gone above and beyond to craft their own identity from the beginning, only to find acceptance in the progressive rock community as a whole. Returning to the spotlight, they’re bringing a new song with them.  

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Out of nowhere, Epica have announced a new EP release due this fall, coinciding with their tour with Lacuna Coil and Insomnium across the US. Titled The Solance Systems, this EP arrives just under a year after the release of their seventh studio album, The Holographic Principle.  

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Lesser Gods is pleased to announce the official release of My Riot: Agnostic Front, Grit, Guts & Glory – a memoir written by Agnostic Front vocalist Roger Miret with Jon Wiederhorn (also known for his book entitled Louder Than Hell: The Definitive Oral History of Metal and his contributions to Rolling Stone, Loudwire, and Vice’s Noisey, among many more).  

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The new PRONG-Album “Zero Days” is another monster of an album, another step towards refining the perfect PRONG-Sound and another album that lacks any filler or lacklustre moment.  

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