Nuclear Blast – JSR – Stern Pinball Announce SDCC 2018 Exclusives

We’ve been showcasing the exclusives that will be heading towards the fans at the upcoming Comic Con International: San Diego aka SDCC for the last couple of weeks and our past posts can be examined HERE. Now its time to learn what exciting stuff will be available for purchase from Nuclear Blast Records, JSR and Stern Pinball. It’s a lengthy release so sit back and take it all in. Here we go.

We’ve been showcasing the exclusives that will be heading towards the fans at the upcoming Comic Con International: San Diego aka SDCC for the last couple of weeks. Now its time to learn what exciting stuff will be available for purchase from Nuclear Blast Records, JSR and Stern Pinball. It’s a lengthy release so sit back and take it all in. Here we go.

The Press Release:
Nuclear Blast is excited to return to San Diego Comic-Con International for the company’s 15th year, at the Nuclear Blast/Stern Pinball/JSR Merchandising Booth (#501)!

Having partnered with the likes of Kirk Hammett, Transformers, The Walking Dead in previous years, Nuclear Blast continues to push the limit to bring Comic-Con attendees the biggest names in Metal and more! This year bringing exclusives from SLAYER, IRON MAIDEN, TESTAMENT, ARCH ENEMY, EL HIJO DEL SANTO, COURT OF THE DEAD, and more! As well as signings with members of SLAYER, TESTAMENT, and CARNIFEX plus EL HIJO DEL SANTO, the creator of Court Of The Dead, Tom Gilliland and one of the writers of IRON MAIDEN’s Legacy Of The Beast, Llexi Leon.

EXCLUSIVES: Nuclear Blast, JSR, and Stern Pinball bring the heaviest hitting exclusives to San Diego Comic-Con 2018, available at the Nuclear Blast booth #501. The complete list of items follows:

SLAYER Limited Edition Enamel Pin
(Price $20.00; Available at Booth #501 at San Diego Comic-Con)
This super limited edition enamel pin commemorates the successful, repentless long career of California kings of thrash metal, SLAYER! Comes in a custom hand-numbered box. Limited to 100.


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Behemoth Announces North American “Ecclesia Diabolica America” 2018 Tour

I had to say that it was feeling like a pretty slow news day but then like a crack of thunder, the darkness hit the skies above us and the Earth nearly skipped off its axis (speaking figuratively of course) as the announcement about Behemoth’s return to the US territory for a headlining run known as “Ecclesia Diabolica America 2018”. Read on to the full press release and tour dates. I’ll close up with additional editorial.

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The Press Release:
This fall, Polish black/death overlords BEHEMOTH will return to North America to headline the Ecclesia Diabolica America 2018 e.v. tour. featuring special guests At The Gates and Wolves In The Throne Room. The tour will run from October 20th through November 24th.

Behemoth vocalist, guitarist, and main-man Nergal comments, “I hereby announce BEHEMOTH’s triumphant return to the North American shores this fall. We will be in the noble company of At The Gates and Wolves In The Throne Room, who will be supporting us on our eleventh opus. Even though it’s only been a few moments since we played for you, our American legions, we cannot wait for this tour to start! It’s gonna be the first headlining run supporting new music and we are bringing all the artillery, which means the biggest production thus far! Ecclesia Diabolica America 2018 e.v. arrives soon and we want you to celebrate this sonic pandemonium with us!” See all confirmed dates below.

BEHEMOTH Ecclesia Diabolica America 2018 e.v. Tour w/ At The Gates, Wolves In The Throne Room:

The Tour Dates:
10/20/2018: Van Buren – Phoenix, AZ
10/22/2018: House Of Blues – Dallas, TX
10/23/2018: The Aztec Theatre – San Antonio, TX
10/24/2018: House Of Blues – Houston, TX
10/26/2018: Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
10/27/2018: Janus Landing – Tampa, FL
10/29/2018: The Underground – Charlotte, NC
10/30/2018: The Fillmore – Philadelphia, PA
11/01/2018: House Of Blues – Boston, MA
11/02/2018: The Fillmore – Silver Spring, MD
11/03/2018: Playstation Theater – New York, NY
11/04/2018: M-Telus – Montreal, QC
11/06/2018: The Danforth – Toronto, ON
11/07/2018: St. Andrews Hall – Detroit, MI
11/09/2018: House Of Blues – Chicago, IL
11/10/2018: Cabooz – Minneapolis, MN
11/11/2018: The Truman- Kansas City, MO
11/13/2018: The Ogden Theatre – Denver, CO
11/14/2018: The Depot – Salt Lake City, UT
11/16/2018: MacEwan Ballroom – Calgary, AB
11/17/2018: Union Hall – Edmonton, AB
11/20/2018: Showbox Market – Seattle, WA
11/21/2018: Crystal Ballroom – Portland, OR
11/23/2018: The Regency Ballroom – San Francisco, CA
11/24/2018: The Wiltern Theatre – Los Angeles, CA

BEHEMOTH recently completed work on their eleventh full-length album, which will see a worldwide release via Metal Blade Records in North America and Nuclear Blast in Europe this fall. Stay tuned for more details coming soon.

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PiercingMetal Thoughts: Did I already say “Oh HELL YES” about this one? I think that it was my opening line and well, need I say anything more? I don’t think so but if you need another line or two let me just stress at how perfect this tour package is. With support coming from the legendary At The Gates along with a still growing Metal phenomena like WITTR fans will be advised to get there as early as possible to not miss a single crushing note. Thinking on Behemoth for a moment, this is a band that I have been fortunate to watch climb the ranks slowly but meticulously and now they are perhaps one of the best presenters of Blackened Death Metal. Imposing in melody and in stature, one does not leave a Behemoth show unscarred and unaffected. It’s truly something that fans talk about for weeks and months. Their recent appearance on the final go-round of Slayer was something to be witnessed but since they went on second, it was barely a taste of what they could accomplish on the stage. November cannot get here fast enough and to be honest, part of me is saying this based on it being about 90 degrees outside in NYC. Perhaps the environment is catching some extra heat from the region way, way, way……down below. Let me know what you think of this one in the comments section. See you next time.

Official Websites:
http://behemoth.pl
http://www.facebook.com/behemoth
http://www.instagram.com/behemothofficial

Woot Bear Unveils Their SDCC 2018 Convention Exclusives

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We’ve been showcasing the exclusive coolness that’s to be found at the upcoming Comic Con International: San Diego and just a short time ago we learned of these super limited edition figurines from Woot Bear. Check out the details and images that were provided from the company.

Event: SDCC 2018
Location: Hyperactive Monkey Booth 5640
Date & Time: Friday 7/20 @ 12pm PST
Special Online Release @ wootbear.com – Date & Time: Saturday 7/21 @ 12pm PST

Resin Master UAMOU Mini (Return of the Resin Master)
o Assorted colors
o $50 each
o 1.5 inches tall
o Platform designed by UAMOU
o Double casted in resin by Scott Wilkowski
o Because of the marvelous response to the original intricate skeleton we did last year, we decided to take on this challenge of applying the skills on
the smaller scale version.

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New York Comic Con Partners With Anime Expo To Debut Anime Fest @ NYCC X Anime Expo

The Press Release:
ReedPOP, the world’s leading producer of pop culture events, today announced that it is partnering with The Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation (SPJA) to launch Anime Fest @ NYCC x Anime Expo. The four-day event will take place at Pier 94 from October 4-7 and provide fans the ultimate East Coast anime festival and celebration of Japanese pop culture.

Fans will join Japanese guests, prolific artists, and other New York Otaku at a festival of autograph signings, cosplay, Instagram-worthy activations, a curated Artist Alley, live music, and creative Japanese pop culture classes. More surprises will be revealed in the coming months as Anime Fest @ NYCC x Anime Expo creates programming and content that brings the best of both worlds into one major anime festival.

“We’re thrilled to give our fans added Japanese content during the week of New York Comic Con and to partner with the leading anime event in the United States to do so,” said Lance Fensterman, Global President of ReedPOP. “Anime and manga are increasingly popular among our fans, and we wanted to give them a fuller experience with uniquely interactive sessions, the opportunity to connect with the anime community, an area dedicated to designing wearable fashion, and much more. With a partner like Anime Expo, we’re excited to build upon our already robust anime content and create an experience that is unlike anything we’ve been able to deliver before.”
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IDW Publishing Announces Signings and Panels For SDCC 2018

The Comic Con International: San Diego draws ever closer and this lengthy notice from the fine folks at IDW Publishing will inform you about their events during the convention. This is a long one so sit back and relax and take it all in.

Wednesday July 18th Preview Night:
6:00 – 7:00: Transformers: Unicron – John Barber (*Convention exclusive available!)
6:00 – 8:00: Bloom County – Berkeley Breathed (*Convention exclusive hardcover available!)
7:00 – 8:00: Euthanauts – Tini Howard (*Book debut!)
8:00 – 9:00: Star Wars Adventures – Derek Charm, Shaun Manning, Mauricet, Cavan Scott, Landry Q. Walker (*Convention exclusives available!)
8:00 – 9:00: Marvel Masterpieces – Joe Jusko (*Convention exclusive hardcover available!)
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