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  I can’t fathom how difficult it must be to travel to a new continent to open up an entire tour. That’s the place Destrage find themselves them in currently, as they’re on the road with Protest the Hero and Good Tiger. I remember stumbling on the band as they put out the video for “Purania” in 2014 and being perplexed by the band, not able to discern what it was that I liked about them. Flash forward four years and I’m not sure I can tell you what about this band that’s so enjoyable, but words are better formed when you have a live show to couple the music with. Destrange an anomaly, and in 2018 when metal is rarely seeing anything unique, that’s a good thing.  

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Grammy® Award-winning rock band Ghost today announced their first-ever headline arena dates in support of their fourth sacred psalm Prequelle. Ghost will perform at The Forum in Los Angeles, CA on November 16, 2018, and Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY on December 15, 2018.  

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To kick off their celebration of ten years as a band, Dark Operative is proud to present POWER TRIP’s Opening Fire: 2008-2014, a complete collection of the band’s earliest non-LP output. The album will be released digitally tomorrow, Friday, April 27th, as the band kicks off their headlining North American tour and is now streaming at Revolver Magazine.  

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A Perfect Circle, who performed on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” last night, have announced Fall tours for both the U.S. and Europe. The tour news arrives as the band celebrates the release of Eat The Elephant (https://AperfectCircle.lnk.to/EatTheElephantPR), A Perfect Circle’s first album in fourteen years and a release that was marked worldwide with the band gracing the covers of Revolver, Kerrang and Visions magazines. Rolling Stone said of the 12-track album, “Eat the Elephant is a moody, sensitive portrait of a band that decided to grow up and make a record that reflects where they are now as artists rather than trying to recapture the past” while The Atlantic described the collection as having a “well-honed... 

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Andrew W.K., the man who continues to show the world how to party, has been transformed into a pint-sized party figure for a second time.  

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Transgressive five-piece 3TEETH is thrilled to announce their signing to iconic metal record label Century Media Records (Sony Music Entertainment). The announcement coincides with 3TEETH’s back-to-back co-headlining shows in their hometown of Los Angeles, which precedes their headlining European tour this spring. Tickets are available here: https://3teeth.org/#tour On 3TEETH’s signing, frontman Alexis Mincolla shares: “It was a perfect-storm-moment for 3TEETH; musically, culturally, to make the jump to Century Media. We have more to say than ever and needed a label home that understood that.” Having been compared to the likes of Nine Inch Nails, Tool and Ministry, 3TEETH made a name... 

Debuting on Disney Channel on Saturday June 9, Big Hero 6 The Series will usher in new adventures of legendary superhero team Big Hero 6 — Hiro, Wasabi, Fred, Go Go, Honey Lemon and Baymax — for viewers. To coincide, IDW will be bringing even more excitement to readers in an all-ages comic book series! The fun kicks off this July with the first issue of an ongoing series.  

I’ve been reminiscing this week of when I saw Iron Man ten years ago, watching Nick Fury walk onto screen at the end, and realizing that one day we would be getting an Avengers movie.By the time I was graduating high school, The Avengers was the talk of my entire student body, and with the stinger at the end, the question everyone asked was simple: Who was that? In refernece to Thanos, of course, we soon learned who he was. Father of Gamora. Threatening evil purple dude who sits on a chair. The guy who says “I’ll do it myself.” For all the ups and downs the Marvel Cinematic Universe has had, building upward has always been the strengh they’ve possessed. Cumilating in Infinity War,... 

“Keep your politics out metal!” Facebook users scream because an artist doesn’t share their political views, oblivious to the fact that many a classic metal song is politically charged. (“War Pigs,” for example) Ministry simply don’t care. With the past few years in America being politically charged and splitting the country down the middle, Ministry opt to argue out the discourse rather than mend it. You could say agitating it will only make it work itself out, and given by the production, they aimed to absolutely offend anyone in attendance who might question their views.  

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Legends will collide late this summer when Deep Purple and Judas Priest embark on a co-headlining North American tour.  Produced by Live Nation, the outing will kick off August 21 in Cincinnati, OH and visit 25 cities across the U.S. and Canada before wrapping September 30 in Wheatland, California.  

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment proudly presents back-to-back nights of Batman Ninja events in New York City with a May 1 screening and panel discussion at The Directors Guild of America, and a May 2 appearance/signing by filmmakers and key voice cast at Kinokuniya Bookstore.  

I think I often forget the simplest of reasons why I enjoy metal. As I get older, I find myself tracing back my roots and revisiting albums that I loved, all in an attempt to re-evaluate what it is I expect out of the genre and the standards I’ve set up. With the bleak void that is black metal to the enveloping sorrow that typically accompanies death metal, I’ve come to love bands in those genres, all the while appreciating their sound as an art form separate from the core sound the genre started from. On the opposite side of the spectrum, it was last Friday night when Battle Beast took to the stage that I remembered what it was like to hear metal that aimed to be fun rather than evil. The band no doubt take their... 

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