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straightedge hardcore band Suffocate Faster release the second collection of tracks in the band’s two-part EP release, “This Is The Way Vol. 2” via Smartpunk Records. The band continues to please heavy music fans with their fast-paced, no-fluff tracks that bring nonstop energy from beginning to end. Together, the two EPs complete this collection of tracks and mark the band’s return to hardcore for their first release since 2008. Along the way, Suffocate Faster continues to interlace messages about their straightedge lifestyle and positive mindset within each release.  

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Christmas time is here again! King Diamond‘s No Presents for Christmas was originally released in 1985 and now Metal Blade Records is reissuing this 2-track classic on vinyl, just in time for Black Friday. No Presents for Christmas features new cover art and is available worldwide in two new vinyl colors. Side 1 features the title track, “No Presents for Christmas” and Side 2 features “Charon” (from “Fatal Portrait”). In honor of the release, the band has also worked with their US merch company to offer a lithograph signed by King Diamond himself.  

Z2 Comics release, Iron Maiden: Piece of Mind features original stories for each of the nine album tracks including Where Eagles Dare – written by Steven Grant (The Punisher) illustrated by Carson Thorn (Batman the Barbarian), Revelations – fittingly crafted by Bruce Dickinson with Tony Lee (Doctor Who) and illustrated by Damien Worm (The October Faction);  

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Long-running San Diego, California-based deathgrind summoners CATTLE DECAPITATION will kick off their Terrasitic Infestation North American headlining tour Friday November 10th in Ventura, California. The journey will make its way through over two-dozen cities, coming to a close on December 16th on the band’s home turf of San Diego, California.  

Since launching in June, writer Phillip Kennedy Johnson and artist Nic Klein’s new run of INCREDIBLE HULK has been serving up a gamma-powered dose of hulkish horror as Bruce Banner descends on a dark journey into the world of MONSTERS! The new run has gripped readers’ imaginations—and fears—and this spine-chilling supernatural Hulk saga is only just beginning… To celebrate this thrilling age of Hulk, superstar artist Greg Capullo will grace February’s issue nine with a gorgeous new variant cover.  

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New Orleans’ favorite extreme metal alchemists, GOATWHORE, will kick off their Fall headlining tour TONIGHT November 3rd in Little Rock, Arkansas. The tour will wind its way through 21 cities through the Northeast, Southeast, and Midwest, drawing to a close on November 26th in Pensacola, Florida. Support will be provided by Withered and Spiter. The journey follows the band’s tour supporting Eyehategod, currently underway.  

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RIAA-Certified Gold rock sensation Bad Omens have today announced new dates for the postponed Albuquerque, Tempe (now taking place in Mesa, AZ with a venue upgrade), and Dallas CONCRETE FOREVER headliner shows slated for April 2024.  

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2x GRAMMY-nominated band Rival Sons have unleashed their much-anticipated new album, LIGHTBRINGER via Low Country Sound / Atlantic Records [album art / tracklisting below]. Available today on all streaming platforms, LIGHTBRINGER notably marks the group’s second full-length offering released in 2023, following June’s critically acclaimed companion album DARKFIGHTER. Furthermore, LIGHTBRINGER is available in multiple physical formats including two vinyl variants – Lemonade & Black – as well as a CD version which are available in Rival Sons’ webstore.  

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Classic/trad metallers DUNGEON WOLF overcome tragedy and adversity to return with a triumphant new EP titled, The White Elf. The EP marks the first new material from the Floridian trio since the death of founding guitarist/vocalist Deryck Heignum.  

The SENTRY is back in an all-new series by two of Marvel’s most promising new creators, writer Jason Loo (X-Men Unlimited) and artist Luigi Zagaria (Midnight Suns). The saga of Bob Reynolds and the Sentry was one of the defining Marvel Comics mysteries of the 2000s, and now, it’s time to reveal a whole new layer behind Marvel’s Golden Guardian! Bob Reynolds is long gone, but the limitless power of the Sentry can never be destroyed, and if he doesn’t return to claim it, others will… Who will be next to wield the power of a million exploding suns?  

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Since their formation in 1994, SEVENDUST have attained success with three consecutive RIAA gold-certified albums, a Grammy nomination, have sold millions of records worldwide, and toured with some of rock’s most renowned names (Ozzy Osbourne, Tool, and Megadeth, among others). Several of their classic albums will be issued via BMG as part of a nine-LP boxset releasing today, October 13, 2023, while the seven-CD boxset will be released on November 17th, 2023. Both LP and CD boxsets are titled, Seven of Sevendust.   

Ghost Machine, a first-of-its-kind creator-owned and operated media company officially launched today at New York Comic Con. Creators co-own all the characters and universes developed for Ghost Machine, sharing in all publishing, media, merchandise, and beyond. The pioneering creator collective is a global best-of-class roster of artists and writers whose award-winning and iconic works include a who’s who of comic book legends such as Batman, Superman, Spider-Man, The Flash, The Ultimates, Black Lightning and Green Arrow: Jason Fabok, Gary Frank, Bryan Hitch, Geoff Johns, Lamont Magee, Francis Manapul, Brad Meltzer, Peter J. Tomasi, and Maytal Zchut. The company plans to announce additional talent in the months... 

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