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70,000Tons Of Metal Announces First Bands For 2019 Excursion

When I announced the performer lineup for the 2019 “ShipRocked” Cruise (seen HERE), a lot of Metalheads were wondering just what in the heck was going on with the announcement for the 2019 “70K Tons Of Metal” excursion since that usually came up in July. Well, as the saying goes “it’s better late than never” as the first details and bands have been lined out. Read on down below.

The Announcement:
60 Bands, 4 Days, 1 Cruise Ship, and only 3000 Tickets. This is 70000TONS OF METAL™, The Original, The World’s Biggest Heavy Metal Cruise!

On 70000TONS OF METAL™ you get unrestricted festival access to all 120 live shows on board, 70000TONS™ OF KARAOKE until sunrise, Jamming With Waters In International Waters – the Official 70000TONS OF METAL™ All Star Jam which writes Heavy Metal History every year, Clinics and Work-Shops with the musicians, our infamous Belly Flop Contest, Shore Excursions with your favorite artists, and much more!
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Raven @ Saint Vitus Bar

Raven returns to Brooklyn and brings Dead By Wednesday and Rebel Scum as support. This show is 21+ with proper identification.

NWOBHM Legends Raven Announce 2017 Tour Dates

If you love live concerts and crave a dose of the pure unadultered Heavy Metal, then there is perhaps no place better to start than with the legendary Raven. The band has just announced a string of dates and I’ve thrown in all together for your awareness – Read on.

The Press Release:
NWoBHM legends RAVEN announce the first live dates for 2017. The band is excited to go back on the road again:

“Hi there…after a longer than expected break RAVEN are ready & raring to get out on the road again…a quick warm up in the USA will be following by a Euro tour with old friends Hirax opening & we shall also be hitting the European festival
circuit hard in 2017 – and squeeze in a USA tour – and working on South America & some more exotic locales!!! LETS ALL KICK SOME ASS!!!” (John, Mark & Joe)

RAVEN are that rare thing in music, true originals – cut these guys with a razor and they will bleed true heavy metal – a more intense live band does not exist on this planet! The current album “ExtermiNation” was released in April 2015 as a digipak version (incl. 1 bonus track), 2LP gatefold green vinyl version, download and stream through SPV/Steamhammer.
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DC Comics First Issues Coming In September 2016

Well, Summer is drawing to an end and school is going to start soon for many of our readers while the older set are just counting the days until the next holiday. The good side of this is that the brand new comic book launches are still heading our way and DC Comics is continuing strong with its “DC Universe: Rebirth” initiative. I’ve said this a couple of times already for sure but I am going to repeat that I am really enjoying it all. Yeah one or two titles are not winning me over but the strong points clearly are outweighing the weaker ones for me when it comes to this. Let’s get down to the cover art and provided press copy for the first issues that will be launching this month and then I’ll close out with some additional thoughts. Remember that each of the “Rebirth” issues comes with a variant cover and that numerous titles are running concurrently to these issues. Let’s get on with this shall we?

"Doom Patrol" #1
“Doom Patrol” #1

DOOM PATROL #1: The atoms are buzzing. The daydreams crowd sentient streets, and the creative team has been warned, “Turn back now or suffer the mighty consequence of sheer, psycho-maniacal mayhem.” Generation-arsonists unite—this is DOOM PATROL, and the God of the Super Heroes is bleeding on the floor.

A blenderized reimagining of the ultimate series of the strange, DOOM PATROL combines elements from classic runs, new directions, and things that could not be. Our entry point is Casey Brinke, a young EMT on the graveyard shift to abstract enlightenment, with a past so odd that she’s not entirely sure what is real and what is not. Along with her partner, Sam Reynolds, the pair blaze a path through the city and its denizens, finding the only quiet that exists at 3am is the chaos of the brain. When the pair answer a hit-and-run call, they find themselves face to face with a familiar figure: Cliff Steele, AKA Robotman.

“It gets weirder from here,” writer Gerard Way had to say about the book, with artist Nick Derington gripping tightly on the wheel of the ambulance. The pair’s only communication? Shouting out of the open windows while at high velocity. Who needs a new roommate? Who names a cat “Lotion”? And when do we get to see all those muscles?

Find your answers inside the pages of this comic book, as we set the stage for new beginnings, as well as the re-introduction of some classic DOOM PATROL characters, including Niles Caulder, Negative Man, Flex Mentallo, and Crazy Jane.

The debut title of DC’s Young Animal line kicks off with a removable sticker on its cover: Pull back the gyro to reveal its secrets, but be warned—there is no turning back.

Written by GERARD WAY; Art and cover by NICK DERINGTON

"Batman Beyond: Rebirth" #1
“Batman Beyond: Rebirth” #1

BATMAN BEYOND: REBIRTH #1: Six months have passed since the events of BATMAN BEYOND #16. While areas of destruction remain in the outside world, Gotham City has made great strides toward reclaiming its bright future. But new threats arise and old adversaries may be coming back. And the question still remains: whatever happened to Bruce Wayne?

Written by DAN JURGENS; Art and cover by RYAN SOOK
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Raven: Live Photos @ Nihil Gallery (8/28/2015)

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Raven was delivering a kick-ass set at an art/pub/event space known as Nihil Gallery. Here is our photo gallery from the performance.

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Raven by Ken Pierce (2015)

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Raven by Ken Pierce (2015)

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