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an army of the dead in GRAVEYARD OF EMPIRES

an army of the dead in GRAVEYARD OF EMPIRES

From Alexander the Great’s Macedonian army to Genghis Khan’s Mongol horde to the British Imperial machine of the nineteenth to the Soviet Union to the twenty-first century United States of America, no occupying force has ever been able to control Afghanistan – the very reason it’s known as the Graveyard of Empires. Mark Sable and Paul Azaceta drew upon that history in their Image Comics series GRAVEYARD OF EMPIRES, set in present-day Afghanistan, where American troops are caught in a […]

CHILDREN OF BODOM announce new album title, artwork, Mayhem Fest tour dates

CHILDREN OF BODOM announce new album title, artwork, Mayhem Fest tour dates

World renowned Finnish heavy metal band CHILDREN OF BODOM (COB) have selected Halo Of Blood as the title of their eighth studio album due out on June 11th in North America. Artwork was created by artist Sam Saramaki, known for his classic COB album covers for Follow the Reaper (2001), Hate Crew Deathroll (2003), and Are You Dead Yet? (2005). COB frontman, guitarist, and mastermind Alexi Laiho comments on the new album’s musical direction: “We managed to keep Halo Of […]

Zenescope release first three minutes of Grimm Fairy Tales animated pilot

Zenescope release first three minutes of Grimm Fairy Tales animated pilot

Zenescope Entertainment is proud to unveil the first three minutes of their Grimm Fairy Tales Animated pilot: The pilot was fully funded through a 2012 Kickstarter project. Zenescope have completed the pilot for the animated series and are in the final stages of getting all of their rewards together to ship out to the backers. Overall, their fan-base and pledgers are just excited to have been a part of the process and have been extremely supportive, and patient as Zenescope […]

CRADLE OF FILTH guitarist launches Vomitorium Art Prints PRS guitar giveaway

CRADLE OF FILTH guitarist launches Vomitorium Art Prints PRS guitar giveaway

Purchase prints for a chance to win PRS SE Paul Allender signature guitar and signature strings Paul Allender, lead guitarist for acclaimed British heavy metal act, Cradle of Filth, has launched a contest through his Vomitorium Art Prints, offering fans the chance to win a PRS SE Paul Allender signature guitar and signature strings. All customers who purchase two Vomitorium Art Prints before March 28, 2013 will be automatically placed into the draw. Each A3 print is of high photographic […]

a massive Comic-Con-like fan event for London at last, Stephen Hunt

a massive Comic-Con-like fan event for London at last, Stephen Hunt

NineWorlds GeekFest raises 232% of its target fundraising on KickStarter and announces first guests, including genre author and super-geek, Stephen Hunt. LONDON/NEW YORK- For years, British fans have been flying to huge US cons like Dragon*Con , Comic-con and GenCon, and wondering why nothing like them exists in the UK. San Diego Comic-Con gets 130,000 fans. France can drum up over 20,000 fans for Utopiales, even Finland can find 15,000 fans for FinnCon. But when it comes to large fan-driven […]

IMMOLATION: album cover and track listing unveiled

IMMOLATION: album cover and track listing unveiled

New York death metal legends, IMMOLATION, have unveiled the artwork and track listing for their upcoming ninth full-length album Kingdom of Conspiracy. The cover imagery was brought to life this time by no less than Pär Olofsson (IMMORTAL, THE FACELESS, ABYSMAL DAWN). “The figures in the artwork have all been bound and chained and have their eyes and mouths sewn shut symbolically, showing the chilling of speech and the intentional blinding of the masses,” explains guitarist Robert Vigna. “They all […]

Nader Sadek ‘MAYHEM’ art exhibit opens today in Philadelphia

Nader Sadek ‘MAYHEM’ art exhibit opens today in Philadelphia

Famed artist and visual effects director and driving force behind the all-star death metal project that bears his name, NADER SADEK is being featured as part of a group exhibition at the Institute of Contemporary Art in Philadelphia. The exhibit, which runs from February 6th until July 28th, 2013, will feature masks worn by Attila Cshiar during his performances with Sunn O))) and Mayhem. The masks where designed and fabricated by Nader Sadek in his NYC studio in 2007. Mayhem […]

AVANTASIA reveal ‘The Mystery Of Time’ artwork

AVANTASIA reveal ‘The Mystery Of Time’ artwork

Highly-acclaimed British fantasy artist Rodney Matthews (Thin Lizzy, Asia, Nazareth, Magnum) is the talent behind AVANTASIA’s album artwork for The Mystery Of Time. States AVANTASIA mastermind Tobias Sammet: “It is a great honor for me to have Rodney create the artwork . . . Since the new album is a conceptual album and its story has a magical and enchanting atmosphere, there was no other painter I could think of to create the artwork. I’ve had several creative conversations with […]

AMORPHIS reveal ‘Circle’ cover artwork and track list

AMORPHIS reveal ‘Circle’ cover artwork and track list

Finnish masters of melacholic dark metal, AMORPHIS, have revealed the cover artwork and track listing to their upcoming 11th studio album Circle. The album is set to be released on April 19, 2013 (Europe) and April 30 (North America) via Nuclear Blast records. Circle, The follow-up to 2011’s highly successful masterpiece The Beginning Of Times (Finnish charts: #1, German charts: #16) was produced and mixed by no less than HYPOCRISY and PAIN mastermind Peter Tagtgren (CHILDREN OF BODOM, CELTIC FROST, […]

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