Award-winning independent publisher, Z2, is proud to collaborate with legendary rock & roll frontman Bruce Dickinson of Iron Maiden for an original comic series tied to his upcoming solo album The Mandrake Project, being released by BMG on March 1, 2024. Bruce Dickinson’s The Mandrake Project #1arrives in comic shops and at Z2comics.com on January 17, 2024! The 12-issue limited series is an epic saga of opposing forces battling to use the powers of science and magic to gain control of immortality. It’s a story developed by Bruce over the last decade, and The Mandrake Project is brought to life through his creative partnership with iconic team of creators – including script by Tony Lee (Doctor Who, Marvel, DC), art by Staz Johnson (Marvel, DC), lettering by Troy Peteri (Amazing Spider-Man, Witchblade), coloring by Gabo (DC, Image), covers by multiple Eisner-winner Bill Sienkiewicz (Moon Knight, New Mutants). Edited by Eisner and Harvey-winner Rantz A. Hoseley, Bruce Dickinson’s The Mandrake Project 12-issue comic series is a vital component of Bruce’s narrative and music experience. The excitement kicked off with the release of the single “Afterglow of Ragnarok” on December 1, which contained an eight-page comic prologue, followed by the release of the first issue of the comic to retail shops on January 17th.
With 450+ colleges and high schools across the U.S. having signed up since its April 10 announcement, the first annual Metallica Marching Band Competition has announced its finalists today at the link below:
Enigmatic Metal band Sleep Token have booked a performance next spring at the prestigious Red Rocks Amphitheatre, where few metal bands have played, in Colorado for May 12th, 2024. The band has released a statement and ticket pre-sales go live this Thursday December 13th at 10 AM local time. The regular on-sale is set for Friday, December 11 at 10am local time at this location. Get all tickets at the links below.Continue reading
Award-winning progressive rock band, Big Big Train, have scheduled the release of their 15th studio album, The Likes Of Us, for March 1st, 2024. Marking the announcement, they have also shared their new single, “Oblivion”. The track’s video was filmed by Tim Sidwell of Toward Infinity at Urban Recording Studio in Trieste. Check it out below, and find out more.Continue reading
NYC hardcore Punks and genre blenders, Rebelmatic, embark on a headline tour in North American this week. The six-date trek will kick off on December 10 in Atlanta, GA, and will run through December 17 in Memphis, TN. The full itinerary and more can be found in the article below.
After a sold out North American tour, Swedish alternative metalcore outfit, Imminence, have already announced a full U.S. live run for spring 2024. The new bookings also include festival appearances at Welcome To Rockville and Sonic Temple. Head into the article below for live listings, tickets, and more from Imminence.
Swedish blackened death metal squad, Necrophobic, have announced the release date of their tenth studio album, In the Twilight Grey. The new long-player is due out on March 15, via Century Media Records. To celebrate, the band has shared the first single, “Stormcrow,” along with a music video directed by Claudio Marino for Artax Film. Check it out in the article below and find out more.
Slipknot has announced a tour of Europe and the United Kingdom for 2024. Tickets go on sale Friday December 15th, at the link below. Bleed From Within has been announced as the direct support on all dates of the EU/UK tour. These shows follow previously announced Slipknot festival appearances at Sick New World, Welcome To Rockville, and Sonic Temple. The band has yet to announce a replacement for Jay Weinberg, who was fired a month ago.
American death metallers, Skeletal Remains, have unveiled “Relentless Appetite,” the second single from their upcoming full-length, Fragments of the Ageless. With the album due out March 08th, via Century Media Records, the new single also presents a “pummeling and blood-soaked video,” directed by Steven Grise of 197 Media. Check it out below.