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EPICA Reveal ‘The Quantum Enigma’ Details, Olympic Appearance Revealed

EPICA Reveal ‘The Quantum Enigma’ Details, Olympic Appearance Revealed

Marking the beginning of a new era of modernity, heaviness, and no compromises, Dutch symphonic sextet EPICA are set to release their sixth studio album, The Quantum Enigma, this spring in North America. “More than any of our previous albums, this album is a group effort,” states the band.  “The only goal we had in mind: creating the album that could lift EPICA up to the next level. Every detail finds its way into a perfectly balanced mix and makes […]

ENTHRONED to release new album ‘Sovereigns’ in April

ENTHRONED to release new album ‘Sovereigns’ in April

Belgium’s leading black metal force ENTHRONED returns with a new studio album entitled “Sovereigns”. The follow up to the critically acclaimed “Obsidium” (2012) is scheduled for a April 15th release via Agonia Records worldwide. “Sovereigns” drifts from sonic blast beats to oppressive slower parts, melds together aggressive shredding with forceful riffs, and blends satanic whispers with Nornagest‘s trademark vocals. On the whole, band’s 10th album feels coherent and offers first-rate Black Metal. The album introduces a new drummer, Menthor, in […]

KILL RITUAL Unveil ‘The Eyes Of Medusa’ Cover Artwork

KILL RITUAL Unveil ‘The Eyes Of Medusa’ Cover Artwork

SF Bay Area Metallers KILL RITUAL featuring former members of Imagika and Dark Angel will release their second album, “The Eyes Of Medusa“, on April 4 via GoldenCore Records/ZYX Music. The cover artwork for the CD was created by Jobert Mello of Sledgehammer Graphix (SABATON, PRIMAL FEAR) and can be seen above. Recordings were done at Fossil Sound; San Jose CA and Fang Studio; San Mateo CA. Production/engineering was again handled by KILL RITUAL guitarist Steven Rice. Mix and master completed by Steven Rice & Andy LaRocque (KING DIAMOND). Tracklisting: 01. The Eyes Of Medusa 02. Hair Trigger 03. Never […]

TSO Trans-Siberian Orchestra review Stuttgart Germany

TSO Trans-Siberian Orchestra review Stuttgart Germany

These days Jon Oliva and Paul O’Neill are touring with their legendary Trans-Siberian Orchestra’s “Tales Of Winter” show through Europe. One of the first stops was Stuttgart/Germany … and they played a hell of a show. In an inferno of light and lasers, they presented a best-of from their previous rock-operas “Beethoven’s Last Night”, “Night Castle”, “Christmas Eve & Other Stories”, “The Christmas Attic” and “The Lost Christmas Eve”. Due to this, it was less of an opera and more […]

SONY Announces Latest Consumer Software

SONY Announces Latest Consumer Software

Sony Creative Software, a leading provider of professional video and audio editing applications, today announced the availability of the latest upgrades to their award-winning line of consumer products which include Movie Studio 13 Platinum and ACID™ Music Studio 10. These applications offer aspiring independent filmmakers and music producers the tools to produce compelling, professional-quality projects for distribution from the desktop to the cloud.   Movie Studio 13 Platinum  provides users with a streamlined workflow, touch-enabled editing, 4K (ultra HD) file […]

SONATA ARCTICA RELEASE ARTWORK FOR NEW ALBUM, PARIAH’S CHILD

SONATA ARCTICA RELEASE ARTWORK FOR NEW ALBUM, PARIAH’S CHILD

Finnish melodic metallers SONATA ARCTICA have completed their eight studio album and have unveiled the artwork to Pariah’s Child, due out in North America on April 1st.   On the follow-up to 2013’s Stones Grow Her Name, SONATA ARCTICA vocalist Tony Kakko explains his thoughts behind the band’s new release:   “As always it’s pretty hard coming up with a name for the new baby. I tried to approach it from many angles; how this is our 8th album and […]

SABATON UNVEIL ARTWORK FOR NEW ALBUM ‘HEROES’

SABATON UNVEIL ARTWORK FOR NEW ALBUM ‘HEROES’

Swedish heavy metallers SABATON have unveiled the artwork to their upcoming eighth studio album, Heroes, due out in North America in Spring 2014.  The album cover was created by Péter Sallai.   “We had the title in mind since before we even recorded [2012’s] Carolus Rex and we already had ideas for artwork years ago,” states SABATON bassist Pär Sundström.  “We had a few different ones to choose from, but when we saw this one, we knew it was the […]

KICK-OFF THE NEW YEAR WITH EPIPHONE’S 2014 CALENDAR

KICK-OFF THE NEW YEAR WITH EPIPHONE’S 2014 CALENDAR

In 2013, Epiphone celebrated its 140th Anniversary as a worldwide leader in making professional affordable instruments. To kick-off 2014, Epiphone is welcoming the New Year with the Epiphone Calendar. The 2014 calendar features full color photos of Epiphone classics including the Jack Casady bass, the Epiphone Casino and the Masterbilt EF-500RCCE, Epiphone artist birthdays and key dates in the history of Epiphone along with the 2014 holidays for fans in the U.S., U.K. and Japan. “Our fans are not only […]

Art Attack from artist Monte Michael Moore

Art Attack from artist Monte Michael Moore

Art Attack is an ongoing series delving into the world of professional artist Monte M. Moore. The series will showcase not only his art in the comic, gaming, sci-fi/fantasy and custom vehicle art industries, but also other great artists from around the world. Episodes will include art demonstrations, interviews, and behind the scenes adventures at the world’s largest pop culture and moto conventions like Comic-Con San Diego, Lucca Comics and Games and Sturgis Bike Week! Follow Monte and SUBSCRIBE to […]

THE LEGEND OF ZELDA: HYRULE HISTORIA is tops for 2013

THE LEGEND OF ZELDA: HYRULE HISTORIA is tops for 2013

In a monumental year for entertainment, Dark Horse Comics has secured its place in video-game-art history with The Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Historia™, which charted in the top ten as one of 2013’s best-selling books globally. In February, The Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Historia soared to the top of the Nielsen BookScan charts, making it the #1 book in America. In addition, the book reached #1 on the Wall Street Journal and New York Times bestseller lists. Dark Horse announced […]

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