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    The new edition of the festival will take place on 27th August in Spodek Hall, Katowice (Poland) and will be headlined by the revolutionary multi-platinum, Grammy award-winning rockers – KoRn!!! Other bands confirmed are: Opeth, Pain Of Salvation, Katatonia, Riverside and Votum!! One more band is yet to be announced…  

Gavin Baddeley and Dani Filth wrote the “The Gospel of Filth: A Bible of Decadence and Darkness”, the definitive book on the themes dominant in heavy metal through an analysis of Cradle of Filth’s discography and career.  

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    Austin, TX’s metal luminaries The Sword are kicking it into high gear as the release of their highly anticipated third full-length Warp Riders (August 24th; Kemado Records) rapidly approaches.  The band has finally revealed the album’s artwork and will be releasing additional visual companions in the form of an upcoming picture disc and an epic video trilogy.  

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Metal Mind Productions presents a re-release of the only studio album by the American death/doom metal band Sorrow.   Sorrow’s history is a by-the-book example of a band who had genuine talent, but just weren’t lucky enough to survive the avalanche of metal releases in the early 90’s. Today, the group’s debut album “Hatred and Disgust” (1992), along with the preceding EP “Forgotten Sunrise” (1991), are considered as true metal classics, hunted by music collectors all around the world. This exclusive double reissue brings back these classics in all of their brutal, devastating glory…  

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On January 9 and 10, 2010, Dir En Grey took flight into the Nippon Budokan and played to thousands of their fans from all over the world. Capturing every angle from this sold out, two night event, UROBOROS -with the proof in the name of living… – AT NIPPON BUDOKAN  

Glenn Danzig today unleashes his first new Danzig studio album in six years, Deth Red Sabaoth, on Evilive/The End Records.  The album is currently streaming on AOL Music’s Full CD Listening Party ( 

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One of heavy metal’s  most respected and influential bands, Slayer is about to enter the “app age” with the launch of Slayer:  Pinball Rocks, a new pinball game app developed in conjunction with American Recordings/Columbia Records, Sony Music Entertainment and Gameprom.  

Hey, so Chicago’s C2E2 was a bust for many, we know here at metalmachine.net we had a really bad time at the show, getting there, thin crowds, misplaced hotel reservations and a speeding ticket in Indiana trying to get the hell out of there. But one good thing did happen at the show, our neighbor was none other than Menton J. Mathews III, upcoming super artist, painter. Currently working for IDW. Check out this video interview we did with Menton as we waited for the crowds that never came.  

It all starts with Superman. My life long obsession with comics began at age four, when my Mom bought me a DC Blue Ribbon Digest at the grocery store one week. That little pocket sized volume reprinted classic Superman stories from the 50’s, 60” s and 70’s. Of course I didn’t know that at the time, to my young eyes they were all new and all exciting. I distinctly remember sitting and attempting to copy the opening splash from the classic Superman Red/Superman Blue issue by Curt Swan. That was it. For better or for worse I was hooked.  

We showed you the cover yesterday, but we’ve got another enticing extra from the upcoming October Absolute collection of Grant Morrison and Frank Quitely’s epic ALL STAR SUPERMAN run. Namely, an engaging and essential from famed designer and author Chip Kidd. Click below for the full text.  

We interrupt your week-long Superman awesomeness for a few stunning pages from THE FLASH #3. I think you’ll forgive us, right?  

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  Wild Eye Releasing and MVD Visual are pleased to announce the release of Night Of The Living Dead: Reanimated for North American distribution on July 27. Rondo Award-nominated as Best Independent Horror Feature, Night Of The Living Dead: Reanimated is a collaborative artistic mash-up of George Romero’s cult classic. Nearly 150 International artists and animators chose their favorite scenes and re-envisioned them through their own artwork, with no restrictions on style, media or process – resulting in an eclectic ‘art show’ interpretation of the seminal 1968 film, all placed over the original’s audio. With work ranging from oil paintings to comic illustrations and sock puppets to CGI... 

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