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Season of Mist are pleased to announce the signing of Australian blackened death metal outfit EARTH ROT. The band will release their brand new album via Season of Mist later this year.  

I‘m a simple man – I hear that Geoff Tate is playing Operation: Mindcrime in full, and I go. I’m not hard to please, and we’ve already been over the fact that I love this album and that getting to experience it in full is something special. Everyone know’s it’s perfect, right? In the event that it’s news to you, Operation: Mindcrime is kind of a big deal and is highly regarded as a classic by heavy metal/prog metal standards. Geoff Tate toured to celebrate the album’s 30th (!!!) anniversary last year and the party’s still going in 2019. In a time when everyone’s playing albums in full, rarely is it appropriate for an album of this significance to be performed.  

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Louisville’s FLAW has been a mainstay in the hard rock/metal scene for over twenty years. With Chris Volz at the helm, the band has been touring the country nonstop. FLAW’s latest release, VOL IV: Because of the Brave, hits hard with a heavy sound apt for headbanging. Amid the rocking hooks, the band offers songs with a mixture of personal, patriotic, and heartfelt lyrics. The new album drops on July 19, 2019, via Pavement Entertainment.  

Darkstalkers fans, have we got something to sink your fangs into! To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Darkstalkers franchise, UDON Entertainment has resurrected a new hardcover edition of DARKSTALKERS: OFFICIAL COMPLETE WORKS!  

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2019 marks the 30th anniversary of THE CULT‘s seminal album SONIC TEMPLE. To celebrate the anniversary, Beggars Arkive will release THE CULT: SONIC TEMPLE 30 on September 13. It will be released as a deluxe box set and a 5-CD set, plus the label will reissue a Sonic Temple on Double LP, which has been out of print for over 20 years.  

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In between writing sessions for a new album due in 2020, Anthrax – Joey Belladonna/vocals, Charlie Benante/drums, Scott Ian/guitars, Frank Bello/bass, and Jonathan Donias/guitars – have been traveling the world this first half of 2019, supporting Slayer on numerous dates of its Final World Tour, and playing major music festivals in Australia, South America, all parts of Europe, and Japan.  

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Swedish hard rock trio MONOLORD announce headlining European and US tour dates throughout the Fall. First, MONOLORD will tour Europe from September 28 through October 26 with Firebreather. The following week, the band heads to the states from November 5 through 27 with Blackwater Holylight. All confirmed tour dates are available below.  

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Victory Records is excited to announce the signing of hardcore icons CRO-MAGS, led by founder Harley Flanagan. The pioneering NYC band release a three track EP today featuring “Don’t Give In,” “Drag You Under” and “No One’s Victim” – the first new, official CRO-MAGS music since 2000’s ‘Revenge’ album. CRO-MAGS feature Flanagan on lead vocals/bass, guitarists Gabby Abularach, Rocky George (Suicidal Tendencies, Fishbone), and drummer Garry “G-Man” Sullivan. Flanagan explains, “In late 2018 I went into the studio to start working on a new CRO-MAGS album. After recording the first few songs, I got a strange phone call in the middle of the night that turned out to be from Tony... 

Cletus Kasady is kicking off his murder spree before ABSOLUTE CARNAGE arrives this August! And the trail of bodies will first pile up in July’s WEB OF VENOM: FUNERAL PYRE!  

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Sweden’s melodic, progressive death/doom metal masters IN MOURNING, will  release a new studio album titled “Garden Of Storms” on October 4th worldwide via Agonia Records. Shortly following the album’s release, the band will embark on a European tour with Omnium Gatherum.  

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Alternative Rockers Cold have announced a September 13th release date for their sixth studio album and Napalm Records debut “The Things We Can’t Stop.”  

The debut issue of award winning director/screenwriter Darcy Van Poelgeest and fan-favorite artist Ian Bertram’s bestselling miniseries Little Bird is being rushed back to print yet again to keep up with customer demand.  

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