Welcome to the second episode of The Fortress, your non stop audio info experience with all things comic books and pop culture. This week, the team veers to a one topic nature with all things “Batman”. Listin to Andrew and Mikael talk about Bats and Tim and Dick And Damien…Oh Damien! Listen here… Podcast: Play in new window | Download
Massachusetts based punk-rock-metal band MONGREL has recently parted ways with their label Screaming Ferret Wreckords. The split from the label was amicable after it was decided that band and the label were looking to go in different directions. Mongrel is now a free agent and is currently exploring options for the release of their upcoming full length cd “This Means War”, still slated for release in the spring of 2010.
IN FLAMES have yet again, been nominated at the Bandit Rock Awards. This time in the “Best Swedish Live Act” category. Last year IN FLAMES took home ALL three prizes they were nominated for and the year before that, the band also snatched a couple of awards. Please help to make sure IN FLAMES get to walk home for the third year in a row with prize under their arm!
Austin heavy hitter’s ANEW REVOLUTION has announced a short run of dates this December. The band has recently finished recording their new record due early 2010 via E1 Music. They’ve spent the past few weeks at Spider Studios in Strongsville, Ohio with producer Ben Schigel (DROWNING POOL, WALLS OF JERICHO, CHIMAIRA, BREAKING POINT).
If Sex In the City fans were confused over their see-saw love affair with Chris Noth’s Mr. Big, comics fans will endure an equal amount of trepidation over Noth’s latest performance – as the voice of a “good” Lex Luthor – in Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths, an all-new DC Universe Animated Original PG-13 Movie coming February 23, 2010 from Warner Premiere, DC Comics and Warner Bros. Animation.
Variety.com is reporting that hollywood is moving forward with a pair of unlikely 3D sequels. Sony is in the process of inking deals to bring back the “Zombieland” team for a second installment, but this time the bloody comedy is poised to unspool in 3D. And Paramount has greenlit a third “Jackass,” which will also be shot in 3D.
The Halo universe expands into anime this spring via Halo Legends, a DVD anthology of episodic films based within the popular game’s mythology produced by 343 Industries, a unit within Microsoft Game Studios. One of the key orchestrators of Halo’s morphing from interactive entertainment to on-screen magic is Frank O’Connor, the Halo franchise development director.
Of all the characters in CAPCOM®’s vast videogame library, arguably none is more recognizable worldwide than Mega Man™. With more than 100 video games to his name, Mega Man is among the most iconic figures of gaming, but despite this, the original blue bomber’s Japanese manga adventures have never been available to English readers. UDON has decided to rectify that, with the release of Mega Man™ Megamix Vol. 1 in January 2010.
“This looks like a job for…the Undertaker?” Well it will be in March, 2010 when Titan Publishing (publishers of the UK Transformers comic and Spider-Man Movie Tie-In Magazines) launches a new comic book called “WWE Heroes” based on the Superstars of, you guessed it, World Wrestling Entertainment. Details are vague but the comic appears to be about a war between two forces called the First Born and the Shadow King, that has been going on for centuries and has somehow spread into the world of the WWE. Now before you cry foul, it should be important to note that the worlds of professional wrestling and comic books aren’t as far apart as you think and can actually learn a lot from...
The Godfathers of New York Hardcore, AGNOSTIC FRONT, are proud to announce their upcoming headlining tour with direct support coming from Orange County, CA’s DEATH BY STEREO. AGNOSTIC FRONT recently announced the addition of new drummer Pokey Mo (formerly of the legendary hardcore/metal crossover band LEEWAY).
Eulogy Recordings is very proud to announce their North American “EULOGY TOUR 2010”. This tour will be feature label mates DONNYBROOK!, RHINOCEROS and KNOCK ‘EM DEAD. Also appearing on select dates are LIVING HELL, SHATTERED REALM and xTYRANTx. RHINOCEROS and KNOCK ‘EM DEAD will have new records out during the beginning of this tour as well. Check out some of bands comments on whom they are looking forward to seeing on this tour.