Metal Blade Records announces booth at New York Comic Con this week

– October 8th, 2015 –

Officially licensed Frank Frazetta t-shirts available

For the first time, Metal Blade Records will appear as an official vendor at the annual New York Comic Con (NYCC) convention, which takes place at the Javits Center from October 8-11, 2015. Located at booth #431 (Hall 3E Entrance), Metal Blade will have label merchandise, as well as a selection of CDs, DVDs, vinyl, books, and more available for purchase. Fans can also grab free CD samplers and The Black Dahlia Murder/Metal Blade sticker sheets while supplies last.

Additionally, NYCC will be fans’ first chance to purchase two t-shirt designs by the late fantasy artist master Frank Frazetta (, which have been officially licensed to Metal Blade. Three other designs will be available at a later date at Stay tuned for more details about this special partnership coming soon!

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Metalocalypse Set To Return Next Week?

There hasn’t been any official Metalocalypse since the one hour special that aired in October of 2013 that followed the fourth season the year prior.

All that appears to be changing soon however, as a new website titled MetalocalypseNow has launched with a countdown timer.

Despite being titled “MetalocalypseNow” you’ll have to wait another seven days to find out what it is – talk about a tease!

So what do you guys think – new season? A movie? Another hour long special? A Dethklok album?

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Solitary Recording Album, Announces “Mosh Against Cancer” Show

U.K. thrash outfit Solitary is currently in the studio with producer Simon Efemy – noted for his work with Napalm Death, Paradise Lost, Amorphis, Crowbar, and more – working on a third full-length studio album.

Solitary will also be taking a break from the studio on September 26 to play the Most Against Cancer, which will be taking place at The Hairy Dog in Derby. Solitary will be occupying the special guest slot and playing alongside the likes of Bull-Riff Stampede and I.C.O.N. Get down to the front and treat yourself to some seriously heavy thrash, while doing your bit for charity at the same time. Full details on the show can be found right here.

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Shadow Kingdom Records Announces Shadow Kingdom Riot

Shadow Kingdom Records is proud to announce its first label showcase, set to take place September 3rd, 2015 at Cleveland, Ohio’s Agora Ballroom.

Dubbed the Shadow Kingdom Riot, the special event will spotlight the label’s eclectic roster of heavy metal acts, from new signings such as Venomous Maximus and Tombstalker to bands that date back to the label’s launch in 2007, like Maryland’s Iron Man. Tickets for the Shadow Kingdom Riot are $15 and are on sale now at this location.

The showcase is presented in part with Shadow Kingdom’s sister label, Hells Headbangers and that label’s second 3-day annual anniversary fest, Hells Headbash (see details here), slated for September 4-6, also at the Agora Ballroom. Metal fans who purchase a 3 day pass to the Hell’s Headbash event will receive FREE admission to the Shadow Kingdom Riot show on September 3, as part of the package. the lineup is:

6 PM: TOMBSTALKER (Black/Death Metal)
7 PM: TEMPLE OF VOID (Doom / Death Metal)
8 PM: COVEN (Classic Heavy / Doom Metal)
9 PM: NIGHT MAGIC (aka HOUR OF 13 / Doom Metal)
10 PM: IRON MAN (Doom Metal)
11 PM: VENOMOUS MAXIMUS (Dark Heavy Metal)

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Drowning Pool Raising Money For Heart Disease Research

Drowning Pool just wrapped up a string of tour dates celebrating the re-release of the “Sinner” album, and now the band is raising money for heart disease research. The group had this to say:

“We’d like to thank all of our hardcore DP fans and everyone who came out to the Sinner 13th Anniversary shows this year. We appreciate you!

“This also marks 13 years since we lost our original singer, Dave Williams, to the heart disease, Cardiomyopathy. In remembrance of Dave Williams we’ve teamed up with the American Heart Association and set up the Indiegogo campaign to help raise funds towards heart disease research.

“Everyone who makes a donation of $30 or more will receive a one of a kind commemorative Dave Williams T-Shirt. A donation of $10 earns you our special DP ‘Sinner’ bracelet. To learn more and donate visit this location.

“We appreciate everyone who has already donated and our hearts go out to anyone who has lost a family member or a friend to heart disease. We thank you all and look forward to seeing you at the next Drowning Pool concert.”

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Emotional Flatline Recording New Tracks

Wisconsin-based metal outfit Emotional Flatline issued the following update about recording new tracks:

“While we had to unfortunately cancel the special show we were going to do due to Terry’s surgery being moved up, we are headed back into the studio this Sunday to track vocals on four new tracks… one of which we plan to release in the next month. How will the new record sound? Ferocious. Inspired. Dark. Focused…

“2014 was a fantastic year for us. We not only made our triumphant return, but we played with a lot of great bands and made lots of new friends. In short we have the best fans. Your support means everything to us. Our return EP ‘Love’s Sickness’ sold out only one month after releasing it and we very much look forward to what 2015 will bring.”

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LORD DYING Premiere New Song “An Open Sore”

Portland, Oregon’s LORD DYING will release their new album entitled Poisoned Altars, January 27, 2015 (1/26 for UK/World and 1/24 for Germany/Benelux/Finland) via Relapse Records. Poisoned Altars is available in CD/LP/Digital and a Special Silver Colored LP. The album was recorded with Toxic Holocaust’s Joel Grind (Black Tusk) at Audiosiege Studios in Portland, OR. Poisoned […]

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Ufomammut Wrapping Up Work On New Album

Italian power trio Ufomammut is putting the final details on the band’s seventh studio full-length in order for the album to see an early Spring 2015 worldwide release, once again through Neurot Recordings.

While virtually no specific details on the album are yet to be revealed to the public, the album is fully mixed, mastered, and going into production now. The record’s title, release date, and much more will be unveiled at the dawn of 2015, and mass album and tour updates will ensue through the rest of the year.

In October, Ufomammut proudly released “XV” through the band’s own Supernatural Cat label with support from Neurot, a DVD documenting an intense fifteen years together. For nearly two years, Ufomammut has been working on this special video project. A mini-documentary sampled from “XV” is playing below.

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LORD DYING Premiere New Song “A Wound Outside of Time”

Portland, Oregon’s LORD DYING will release their new album entitled Poisoned Altars, January 27, 2015 (1/26 for UK/World and 1/24 for Germany/Benelux/Finland) via Relapse Records. Poisoned Altars is available in CD/LP/Digital and a Special Silver Colored LP for Relapse Records 25th Anniversary. The album was recorded with Toxic Holocaust’s Joel Grind (Black Tusk) at Audiosiege […]

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Obituary Streaming Bonus Song “Bloodsoaked”

Obituary released Relapse debut “Inked In Blood” this past October via Relapse Records. The record cracked the Billboard Top 100 coming in at #75 and can be heard in full at this location.

This is Obituary’s highest chart number to date and sold almost 5 times as many copies as the 2009 release “Darkest Day.”

Today Wondering Sound is hosting a stream of one of the bonus tracks from the special edition of “Inked in Blood.” The track is a rerecording of the Obituary classic “Bloodsoaked” from the album “Slowly We Rot” and can be heard below.

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