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Late 2020 will prove to be a busy time for first wave thrash metallists Trauma, as they will release their fourth full-length release overall, as well as touring throughout Europe on a bill also featuring Ross the Boss and Burning Witches. Comprised of members Donny Hillier – lead vocals, Kris Gustofson – drums, Greg Christian – bass guitar, Joe Fraulob – guitars and Steve Robello – guitars, Trauma looks to build on the buzz created by their last album, 2018’s ‘As the World Dies.’  

Virginia heavy rockers VALKYRIE return with their anthemic, riff-driven new album, Fear, coming July 24th! Their first new album in 5 years, Fear finds VALKYRIE sounding more progressive and diverse than ever before.  

Critically acclaimed artist Jason Howard (Trees) takes full creative control as the writer and artist of the forthcoming action series Big Girls. This new ongoing comic book series will launch from Image Comics in August.  

Relapse Records is proud to continue its DEATH: Non Analog – On Stage Series with the fourth installment LIVE 1990, 1991 UNKNOWN. This rare recording features songs performed throughout DEATH’s 1990 Spiritual Healing tour & 1991 Human tour!  

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Faith No More have announced a number of rescheduled dates for the band’s European tour that was originally slated for this Summer:  

The One:12 Collective Wonder Woman is combat-ready, outfitted in a Themysciran battle suit with removable neck and shoulder armor, worn only by the most elite Amazonian warriors. The fearless demigoddess wears a cape with an integrated posing wire that attaches via a clasp at the neck. Man-made weaponry doesn’t stand a chance – bullets ricochet right off her wrist bracelets with the included effects that attach via magnet. Wonder Woman is well-equipped to fight for justice, complete with the Sword of Athena, Lasso of Truth which can be held on her belt, a battle axe, a spear, and a shield.  

Slipknot and the team behind their Knotfest brand have today revealed that Knotfest.com has been re-imagined to create a global multi-media hub for news, exclusive interviews, performances, merchandise and more dedicated to covering the very best of art, music, culture and media for fans of heavy culture.  

Saturday May 30th, the David Ellefson Youth Music Foundation, the nonprofit charity started by GRAMMY-winning Megadeth co-founder and bassist David Ellefson, in partnership with the GRAMMY Music Education Coalition, is proud to present THE DECADE THAT ROCKED, the third offering in their “OH SAY CAN YOU STREAM” livestream series. Once again, hosted by Ellefson and his partner, co-author, and solo band vocalist, Thom Hazaert, with legendary music photographer Mark “Weissguy” Weiss, THE DECADE THAT ROCKED will be a loving nod to all things Metal and Hard Rock, a decadent celebration of Weiss’ upcoming book, THE DECADE THAT ROCKED: THE PHOTOGRAPHY OF MARK “WEISSGUY” WEISS, available June 2nd from Insight... 

Stop the presses! Twenty years in the making, the Gorillaz ALMANAC is the very first annual by Gorillaz, published this October 2020 in partnership with the renowned Z2 Comics.  

The multiple Eisner Award winning creative powerhouse behind such hits as My Heroes Have Always Been Junkies and Bad Weekend—Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips—are back with twice the content in the forthcoming original graphic novel tale of ’30s era crime—Pulp—and the upcoming Criminal collected edition Cruel Summer. Both graphic novel hardcovers will be available from Image Comics this Summer, in July and August respectively.  

Norwegian progressive metal act GREEN CARNATION will stream their ‘Leaves of Yesteryear’ album release concert tomorrow, May 23! There are several ways to stream the performance, get access to exclusive content, and support the band. Tickets are not necessary, but can be purchased for additional and exclusive perks.  

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RELAPSE is proud to announce the signing of REALIZE. Kyle Kennedy (Sex Prisoner) started REALIZE as a composition project to experiment with heavy sounds and rhythms using old drum machines in the vein of industrial greats such as Godflesh, Scorn, Frontline Assembly, and Nailbomb. Sharing a fondness for heavy music, Matt Underwood (Sex Prisoner) and Matt Mutterperl (North and Languish) later joined REALIZE to play lead and rhythm guitar respectively.  

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