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Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Batman: The Animated Series Hits Blu-Ray This October!

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WARNER BROS. HOME ENTERTAINMENT
AND DC ENTERTAINMENT PRESENT

Batman:
The Complete Animated Series
Deluxe Limited Edition
COMING OCTOBER 16, 2018 TO
BLU-RAY™ BOX SET AND DIGITAL

BURBANK, CA (July 23, 2018) – Batman: The Animated Series, the most acclaimed animated
super hero television series in history, arrives this fall in an all-encompassing package befitting its
revered place in the annals of fan-favorite entertainment. Remastered for the first time since its
broadcast airing from 1992-1995, Batman: The Complete Animated Series Deluxe Limited
Edition will be available from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on Digital and in a stunning Blu-
ray™ box set ($112.99 SRP) on October 16, 2018.

Produced by Warner Bros. Animation, the Emmy Award-winning series captured the imaginations
of generations, setting the standard for super hero storytelling for the past quarter-century with its
innovative designs, near-perfect voice cast and landmark approach to DC’s iconic characters and
stories. Batman: The Complete Animated Series Deluxe Limited Edition box set includes all 109
thrilling episodes, plus two bonus disks containing the recently-remastered, fan favorite animated
films Batman: Mask of the Phantasm and Batman & Mr. Freeze: SubZero.

The impressive Batman: The Complete Animated Series Deluxe Limited Edition package features
approximately 2,700 minutes of entertainment spread over 10 Blu-ray™ discs, plus the two bonus
discs – not counting 11 specially-selected episodes with audio commentaries by cast and crew. In
addition, Batman: The Complete Animated Series Deluxe Limited Edition includes an exclusive
ensemble of collectibles highlighted by three Funko mini-figurines (Batman, Joker, Harley Quinn)
and seven beautifully-designed lenticular art cards. The entire box set is housed in a stunning
layflat-book with a dazzling slipcase.

This ultimate collectors Blu-ray box set will be individually numbered for a Limited Edition release
of 30,000. More than 2,000 copies were pre-ordered within the first 24 hours of availability on
Amazon.

Batman: The Animated Series had a ground-breaking initial run from 1992-1995, garnering a
Primetime Emmy Award in 1993 for Outstanding Animated Program, along with three additional
Emmy wins and 13 total Emmy nominations.

The creative team behind the breakthrough animated series was headed by the producing quartet of
Bruce Timm, Paul Dini, Alan Burnett and Eric Radomski, alongside executive producers Jean
MacCurdy and Tom Ruegger. Shirley Walker composed the award-winning score, while 8-time
Emmy Award winner Andrea Romano guided an unparalleled collection of actors as
casting/dialogue director. Kevin Altieri, Boyd Kirkland and Frank Paur handled the majority of
episodic animation direction, along with Dan Riba, Dick Seabast, Bruce Timm, Eric Radomski and
Kent Butterworth.

The Batman: The Animated Series cast rivaled that of any animated series in its time. The cast
featured actors with laurels totaling one Academy Award, 11 Oscar nominations, 65 Emmy
Awards, 283 Emmy nods, 15 Gold Globe Awards, 85 Golden Globe nominations, four Grammy
Awards, a Peabody Award, and 17 actors forever honored with stars on the Hollywood Walk of
Fame.

Kevin Conroy led the voice cast as Batman, quickly and forever establishing himself as the fan-
favorite voice of The Dark Knight. The core cast featured Golden Globe Award winner Efrem
Zimbalist Jr. as Alfred Pennyworth, Robert Hastings as Commissioner Gordon, Loren Lester as
Robin, and Robert Costanzo as Detective Harvey Bullock.

The extraordinary villains guest cast was led by Mark Hamill as the now-preeminent voice of The
Joker, along with Richard Moll as Harvey Dent, Adrienne Barbeau as Catwoman, and Arleen
Sorkin as Harley Quinn – the first character to be created initially for animation (by Bruce Timm &
Paul Dini) to jump to comic books. Harley Quinn is now recognizable worldwide in film, television,
videogames and comics and is one of DC’s most popular female characters, and Super Villains.
Other notable guest cast included actor/singer/songwriter Paul Williams as Penguin, Melissa Gilbert
as Barbara Gordon, George Dzundza as Scarface, Brock Peters as Lucius Fox, Ed Asner as Roland
Daggett, David Warner as Ra’s al Ghul, Marilu Henner as Veronica Vreeland, Ron Perlman as
Clayface, Roddy McDowall as the Mad Hatter, Helen Slater as Talia al Ghul, Diana Muldaur as Dr.
Leslie Thompkins, John Glover as Edward Nygma, Marc Singer as Dr. Kirk Langstrom, Pat Fraley
as Bat-Mite, Kate Mulgrew as Red Claw, Ed Begley Jr. as Germs, Michael Ansara as Dr. Victor
Fries, Harry Hamlin as Anthony Romulus, Alan Rachins as the Clock King, and Adam West as
Simon Trent.

Also lending their voices were entertainment luminaries Elisabeth Moss, LeVar Burton, Elizabeth
Montgomery, Paul Winfield, Seth Green, Jeffrey Tambor, Tim Curry, Michael York, Megan
Mullally, Alan Young, Brad Garrett, Heather Locklear, Ken Howard, Joseph Campanella, Matt
Frewer, Dick Gautier, Treat Williams, Richard Dysart, Peter Scolari, Meredith MacRae, Rene
Auberjonois, Tim Matheson, Joe Piscopo, Thomas Wilson, Bud Cort, William Windom, Bill
Mumy, Robby Benson, Dorian Harewood, Lindsay Crouse, John Rhys-Davies, Bess Armstrong,
Michael Gross, Henry Silva, Paul Dooley, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Micky Dolenz, Ernie Hudson,
David Lander, Kevin McCarthy, Roscoe Lee Browne, Peter Strauss, JoBeth Williams, Jeffrey
Jones, Loretta Swit, William Katt, Nichelle Nichols, Alan Oppenheimer, Hector Elizondo,
Katherine Helmond, Robert Picardo, Melissa Manchester, Jean Smart, Stephanie Zimbalist, Brian
George, Bruce Weitz, Vincent Schiavelli, Richard Jeni, Andrea Martin, and Adam Ant.
“Batman: The Animated Series set the standard for super hero animation for decades to come, and
we’re proud to present this remastered box set to allow new generations – and the series’ vast, avid
fanbase – to enjoy this landmark entertainment in the highest quality possible,” said Mary Ellen
Thomas, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Vice President, Family & Animation Marketing. “This
is truly a box set for the ages with an array of bonus features to perfectly complement all 109
episodic masterpieces – plus the full-length, remastered films Batman: Mask of the Phantasm and
Batman and Mr. Freeze: SubZero.”

Batman: The Complete Animated Series Deluxe Limited Edition Enhanced Content includes 25
featurettes – led by an all-new, 60+ minute definitive Batman: The Animated Series making-of
documentary, “The Heart of Batman” – as well as introductions to five episodes by producer Bruce
Timm, and commentary on 12 episodes by various combinations of the production team: Bruce
Timm, Eric Radomski, Paul Dini, Kevin Altieri, Michael Reaves, Boyd Kirkland, Shirley Walker,
Glen Murakami, Dan Riba, and James Tucker.

Batman: The Complete Animated Series Deluxe Limited Edition Enhanced Content
The Heart of Batman (All-New Documentary) – A rare gathering of talent defined Batman for a
generation. Twenty-five years later, Batman: The Animated Series continues to inspire fans and
myth makers all over the world. This hour-long documentary takes an in-depth look at the
renowned storytellers behind the landmark series.

Batman: Mask of the Phantasm (Feature-Length Film) – When the city’s most feared gangsters
are systematically eliminated, the Caped Crusader is blamed. But prowling the Gotham night is a
shadowy new villain, the Phantasm, a sinister figure with some link to Batman’s past. Can the Dark
Knight elude the police, capture the Phantasm and clear his own name? Unmasking the Phantasm is
just one of the twists in this dazzling animated feature. Discover revelations about Batman’s past,
his archrival the Joker, and Batman’s most grueling battle ever — the choice between his love for a
beautiful woman and his vow to be the defender of right. Batman: Mask of the Phantasm is “a
mystery that is genuinely absorbing, suspenseful and moving” (The Cincinnati Enquirer).
Batman and Mr. Freeze: SubZero (Feature-Length Film) – Batman faces his coolest case ever
when Mr. Freeze returns to Gotham City and kidnaps Batgirl. While unraveling the mystery of
Batgirl’s disappearance, Batman and Robin discover that she is part of Mr. Freeze’s frigid plan to
save his dying wife – no matter what the cost. With time running out, Batman and Robin must find
Gotham’s most cold-blooded villain and prevent him from putting Batgirl “on ice” forever. Batman
and Mr. Freeze: SubZero includes all of the special features included on the original release: All
four episodes of the animated “Mr. Freeze Saga” – Heart of Ice (Batman: The Animated Series),
Deep Freeze (Batman: The Animated Series), Cold Comfort (The New Batman Adventures) and
Meltdown (Batman Beyond); Art of Batman: Music Montage (Featurette); Get the Picture: How to
Draw Batman (Featurette); Arkham Asylum: Examine the Top-Secret Case Files of the Dark
Knight’s Many Foes (Featurette); and an Audio Commentary featuring Bruce Timm, Paul Dini,
Glen Murakami and James Tucker.

The Dark Knight’s First Night Pilot Promo: Hosted by Bruce Timm (Featurette) – Witness the
1991 Batman promo reel as producers Bruce Timm and Eric Radomski discuss the origins of
Batman: The Animated Series.

Batman: The Legacy Continues Retrospective (Featurette) – DC luminaries join BTAS creators
as they explore the combination of exquisite design and in-depth storytelling that helped create a
once in a generation show.

Robin Rising: How the Boy Wonder’s Character Evolved (Featurette) – The evolution of Dick
Grayson from young ward to crime fighter.

Gotham’s Guardians: The Stalwart Supporting Characters (Featurette) – Batman is not the only
hero safeguarding Gotham City. This documentary focuses on the importance of the Dark Knight’s
allies in the Batman mythology.

Voices of the Knight (Featurette) – Actors Mark Hamill, Kevin Conroy, Adriene Barbeau, Efrem
Zimbalist Jr., and Andrea Romano discuss the process of bringing their iconic characters to life.
Gotham’s New Knight (Featurette) – Barbara Gordon swings into focus in this exciting look at
Batman’s trusted ally and equal, Batgirl.

Video Commentary: “House and Garden” – Watch along as Producer Bruce Timm, Director Boyd
Kirkland and writer Paul Dini take viewers behind the scenes of an exciting episode of Batman: The
Animated Series.

In-Movie Experience – Watch along as Producer Bruce Timm, Director Boyd Kirkland and writer
Paul Dini take viewers behind the scenes of an exciting episode of Batman: The Animated Series.
Arkham Asylum: Examine the Top-Secret Case Files of the Dark Knight’s Many Foes:
Introduction (Featurette) – Bruce Timm, Dan Riba, James Tucker, Paul Dini, Alan Burnett and
Andrea Romano discuss Gotham’s most popular rogues.

Arkham Asylum: Examine the Top-Secret Case Files of the Dark Knight’s Many Foes: Clayface
(Featurette) – Clayface personnel file revealed by Bruce Timm, Dan Riba and James Tucker.
Arkham Asylum: Examine the Top-Secret Case Files of the Dark Knight’s Many Foes: Harley
Quinn (Featurette) – Alan Burnett, Bruce Timm, Eric Radomski, Paul Dini and James Tucker
discuss bringing Harley Quinn to life.

Arkham Asylum: Examine the Top-Secret Case Files of the Dark Knight’s Many Foes: The
Joker (Featurette) – Alan Burnett, Bruce Timm, Eric Radomski, Paul Dini, Andrea Romano and
Dan Riba discuss Mark Hamill’s inimitable Joker.

Arkham Asylum: Examine the Top-Secret Case Files of the Dark Knight’s Many Foes: Mr.
Freeze (Featurette) – Bruce Timm, Paul Dini, Andrea Romano and Dan Riba discuss MR. Freeze
and the Heart and Ice Origin story.

Arkham Asylum: Examine the Top-Secret Case Files of the Dark Knight’s Many Foes: The
Penquin (Featurette) – Bruce Timm, Andrea Romano, Alan Burnett, James Tucker, Dan Riba and
Eric Radomski discuss The Penguin.

Arkham Asylum: Examine the Top-Secret Case Files of the Dark Knight’s Many Foes: Poison
Ivy (Featurette) – Paul Dini, Bruce Timm, Andrea Romano, Alan Burnett, Dan Riba and Eric
Radomski discuss designing Poison Ivy.

Arkham Asylum: Examine the Top-Secret Case Files of the Dark Knight’s Many Foes: Ra’s Al
Ghul (Featurette) – Paul Dini, Bruce Timm, Alan Burnett, and Dan Riba discuss why Ra’s Al
Ghul is such an exciting villain.

Arkham Asylum: Examine the Top-Secret Case Files of the Dark Knight’s Many Foes: The
Riddler (Featurette) – This file discusses The Riddler and how creators differentiated him from the
Batman ‘66 Riddler with: Bruce Timm, Alan Burnett, Andrea Romano, Eric Radomski and Dan
Riba.

Arkham Asylum: Examine the Top-Secret Case Files of the Dark Knight’s Many Foes:
Scarecrow (Featurette) – Paul Dini, Bruce Timm, Alan Burnett, Andrea Romano and Dan Riba
discuss the various iterations of the Scarecrow.

Arkham Asylum: Examine the Top-Secret Case Files of the Dark Knight’s Many Foes: Two
Face (Featurette) – Discussing Batman’s key nemesis are Paul Dini, Bruce Timm, Alan Burnett,
James Tucker, and Dan Riba.

Arkham Asylum: Examine the Top-Secret Case Files of the Dark Knight’s Many Foes:
Ventriloquist & Scarface (Featurette) – Lively discussion about one of Batman’s most unique
villains with creators Bruce Timm, Alan Burnett, Eric Radomski, Andrea Romano, and Dan Riba.
“Concepting Harley Quinn” (Featurette) – Producer Paul Dini discusses how Harley Quinn was
incorporated into the series.

Tour of the Batcave (Featurettes):
 Batman
 Utility Belt
 Bat-Vehicles
 Alfred

Audio Commentaries:
“On Leather Wings” – Bruce Timm and Eric Radomski.
“Heart of Ice” – Paul Dini, Bruce Timm, and Eric Radomski.
“Robin’s Reckoning, Part One” – Bruce Timm and Eric Radomski
“Heart of Steel, Part Two” – Bruce Timm, Eric Radomski and Kevin Altieri
“Almost Got ‘Im” – Bruce Timm, Eric Radomski and Paul Dini
“Harley and Ivy” – Bruce Timm, Eric Radomski and Boyd Kirkland
“Read My Lips” – Bruce Timm, Paul Dini, Michael Reaves, Boyd Kirkland and Shirley Walker.
“Harlequinade” – Bruce Timm, Paul Dini, Shirley Walker and Eric Radomski
“Over The Edge” – Bruce Timm, Paul Dini, Glen Murakami, and James Tucker.
“Critters” – Bruce Timm, Paul Dini, Dan Riba, Glen Murakami, and James Tucker.
“Legends of the Dark Knight” – Bruce Timm, Paul Dini, Dan Riba, Glen Murakami, and James
Tucker.

MARKETING SUPPORT
Batman: The Complete Animated Series Deluxe Limited Edition will be supported by a national
online, promotional, and publicity campaign.

BASICS
Street Date: October 16, 2018
Order Due Date: September 18, 2018
Run Time: 2,700 minutes
Blu-ray Box Set Price: $112.99 SRP
Catalog #: 1000717410 / 883929638482
Languages: English

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

FIRST LOOK: She-Ra and the Princesses of Power

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FIRST LOOK!

DreamWorks Animation Television and Netflix Reveal 

She-Ra and the Princesses of Power, set for November 16 



Executive produced by Noelle Stevenson and Chuck Austen, the series stars Aimee Carrero, Karen Fukuhara, Marcus Scribner, AJ Michalka, Lorraine Toussaint, Lauren Ash, Sandra Oh and more

DreamWorks Animation Television and Netflix today unveiled a first look of the highly-anticipated Netflix original series She-Ra and the Princess of Power, as well as the fall premiere date of November 16.



The images reveal several main characters from the upcoming series, including Adora and the titular She-Ra voiced by Aimee Carrero (Elena of Avalor), Glimmer voiced by Karen Fukuhara (Suicide Squad), Bow voiced by Marcus Scribner (black-ish), and Catra voiced by AJ Michalka (The Goldbergs). Another image reveals Bright Moon Castle, the capital of Etheria and home-base to the Rebellion.

 


She-Ra and the Princesses of Power is the story of an orphan named Adora (Carrero), who leaves behind her former life in the evil Horde when she discovers a magic sword that transforms her into the mythical warrior princess She-Ra. Along the way, she finds a new family in the Rebellion as she unites a group of magical princesses in the ultimate fight against evil.



From Eisner Award-winning author and executive producer Noelle Stevenson (Lumberjanes, Nimona) and executive producer Chuck Austen (Dawn of the Croods, Steven Universe) comes a modern take on the ‘80s girl power icon for a new generation of young fans.

 


Aimee Carrero (Elena of Avalor) stars as Adora/She-Ra, Karen Fukuhara (Suicide Squad) as Glimmer, AJ Michalka (The Goldbergs) as Catra, Marcus Scribner (black-ish) as Bow, Reshma Shetty (Royal Pains) as Angella, Lorraine Toussaint (Orange is the New Black) as Shadow Weaver, Keston John (The Good Place) as Hordak, Lauren Ash (Superstore) as Scorpia, Christine Woods (Hello Ladies) as Entrapta, Genesis Rodriguez (Time After Time) as Perfuma, Jordan Fisher (Grease Live!) as Seahawk, Vella Lovell (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend) as Mermista, Merit Leighton (Katie and Alexa) as Frosta, Sandra Oh (Killing Eve) as Castaspella, and Krystal Joy Brown (Motown: The Musical) as Netossa.

Monday, July 9, 2018

DEVILDRIVER Reveals New "Copperhead Road" Cover Featuring Brock Lindow of 36 Crazyfists

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Globally renowned, chart-topping band DEVILDRIVER will release their full-length album of outlaw country-gone-metal anthems, Outlaws 'Til The End: Vol. 1, via Napalm Records this coming Friday, July 6, 2018. Pre-orders are available now in multiple physical (click "official store") and digital/streaming formats via http://smarturl.it/OutlawsTilTheEnd. Merch bundles are also available via the official store. Additional merchandise such as t-shirts, long-sleeve shirts, flasks, keychains, and more are also available here: www.indiemerch.com/devildriver/pre-orders

 

After dropping their potent cover of outlaw classic "Ghost Riders in the Sky", DEVILDRIVER are following up with yet another track cut from Outlaws 'Til The End: Vol. 1, entitled "Copperhead Road", featuring 36 Crazyfists vocalist Brock Lindow. Listen to the song via a brand new lyric video here: https://youtu.be/SJaNrrL2oXo

 

DEVILDRIVER frontman Dez Fafara says, "I have always loved this story of running moonshine and running from the cops, and having Brock on this song was a smart move as his unique voice is absolutely perfect for it. I'm proud to have him on this record!"

 

Track guest Brock Lindow of 36 Crazyfists adds, "I'm grateful to be included in the barnburner that is Outlaws 'Til The End: Vol. 1! 'Copperhead Road' was always a heavy song with a great story that encompasses all things 'outlaw', but DEVILDRIVER ups the ante on this one and puts the pedal to Metal with their vision of the legendary jam. It was a tremendous honor to sing with Dez and the boys on this monster record!"

 

Check out DEVILDRIVER's latest series of Outlaws 'Til The End: Vol. 1 commentary videos, featuring interviews with the band and album guests regarding various topics about outlaw country and recording the album. Watch here:

- "Intro to Outlaw Country": https://youtu.be/hbcl74deLcY
- "Is This a Country Album?": https://youtu.be/gpQofOshhpQ
- "The Cash Cabin": https://youtu.be/mRyWk3d0w5w
- "Playing These Songs Live": https://youtu.be/55ZpjSbxwqM
 
Hear the currently released singles cut from Outlaws 'Til The End: Vol. 1:
 
- "Country Heroes" featuring Hank3: https://youtu.be/lpm9QrPKfWE
- "Ghost Riders in the Sky" featuring John Carter Cash (son of country music legend Johnny Cash), Ana Cristina Cash, and Lamb of God vocalist Randy Blythe:https://youtu.be/hlDPWmwO7SU
 
From the opening seconds of Hank3's"Country Heroes" onward, Outlaws 'Til The End: Vol. 1 is simply one of the most invigorating records the band have made yet. More importantly, these evocative, irresistible songs have all been wholly rebuilt from the ground up, powered by the classic DEVILDRIVER sound and embellished with Fafara's unmistakable feral roar. Outlaws 'Til The End: Vol. 1 was produced, mixed and recorded with Steve Evetts (Dillinger Escape Plan, Every Time I Die, Sepultura, The Cure), and co-produced by DevilDriver guitarist Mike Spreitzer. The album was mastered by renowned engineer Alan Douches.
 
See below for a full track listing and featured guests.
 
 
DEVILDRIVER Outlaws 'Til The End: Vol. 1 track listing:
1. "Country Heroes"
Written by Hank Williams III
Performed by Hank3 & Dez Fafara
 
2. "Whiskey River"
Written by Johnny Bush and Paul Stroud; recorded by Willie Nelson
Performed by Randy Blythe, Mark Morton of Lamb of God & Dez Fafara
 
3. "Outlaw Man"
Written by David Blue; recorded by the Eagles
Performed by Dez Fafara & Neal Tiemann of DEVILDRIVER
 
4. "Ghost Riders in the Sky"
Written by Stan Jones
Performed by John Carter Cash, Ana Cristina Cash, Randy Blythe & Dez Fafara
 
5. "I'm the Only Hell (Mama Ever Raised)"
Written by Bobby Bobby Borchers, Wayne Kemp, Mack Vickery; recorded by Johnny Paycheck
Performed by Dez Fafara & DEVILDRIVER
 
6. "If Drinking Don't Kill Me (Her Memory Will)"
Written by Harlan Sanders, Rick Beresford; recorded by George Jones
Performed by Wednesday13 & Dez Fafara
 
7. "The Man Comes Around"
Written by Johnny Cash
Performed by Lee Ving of Fear & Dez Fafara
 
8. "A Thousand Miles From Nowhere"
Written by Dwight Yoakam
Performed by Dez Fafara & Neal Tiemann of DEVILDRIVER
 
9. "Copperhead Road"
Written by Steve Earle
Performed by Brock Lindow of 36 Crazyfists & Dez Fafara
 
10. "Dad's Gonna Kill Me"
Written by Richard Thompson
Performed by Burton C. Bell of Fear Factory & Dez Fafara
 
11. "A Country Boy Can Survive"
Written by Hank Williams Jr.
Performed by Dez Fafara & DEVILDRIVER
 
12. "The Ride"
Written by J.B. Detterline Jr., Gary Gentry; recorded by David Allan Coe
Performed by Lee Ving of Fear & Dez Fafara
 
 
Still charging forward, proudly against the grain and on the form of their lives, DEVILDRIVER have never made a record like Outlaws 'Til The End: Vol. 1 before. But then, nor has anyone else.The perfect marriage of badass country grit and neck-wrecking groove metal supremacy, it'sa pistol-packing game-changer delivered by true heavy metal outlaws.
 
Upcoming DEVILDRIVER performances:
7/10 - Chesterfield, MI @ Diesel
7/11 - Fort Wayne, IN @ Piere's - GWAR's Blood of God's Tour
7/12 - Oshkosh, WI @ Rock USA
7/13 - Joliet, IL @ The Forge
7/14 - Battle Creek, MI @ Music Factory
7/15 - Mansfield, OH @ The World-Famous Historic Ohio State Reformatory, Home of the "Shawshank Prison" - INKCARCERATION Music and Tattoo Festival

DEVILDRIVER online:
 
DEVILDRIVER is:
Dez Fafara - Vocals
Mike Spreitzer - Guitar
Neal Tiemann - Guitar
Diego Ibarra - Bass
Austin D'Amond - Drums













Sleep Waker Release New Song "Hell"; Debut Album "Don't Look at the Moon" Out This August

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SLEEP WAKER TO RELEASE DEBUT ALBUM DON'T LOOK AT THE MOON THROUGH STAY SICK RECORDINGS ON AUGUST 17

BAND DROPS NEW SONG "HELL"

Michigan band Sleep Waker will release their debut album Don't Look at the Moon through Stay Sick Recordings on August 17.

Kidrobot & Nickelodeon Release New Nick 90s Art Toys & Collectibles on Kidrobot.com and in Select Retailers

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Coming Soon: Tom and Jerry Funko Pops!

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Pop! Animation: Tom and Jerry

The fan favorite Tom and Jerry whose comedic antics have run in various
television series for nearly 80 years now joins Funko Pop!.
Tom is appropriately armed with a meat cleaver, which he’s attempting to conceal behind
his back but never fear because Jerry might be small but he always seems to gain the upper hand.

Jerry is armed with cheese and a shy smile. There’s a good chance this frenemy
duo will wreck your house with their antics, but there’s no pair more entertaining or adorable.

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Nightmare Before Xmas Exclusive Wolfman Funko POP! Coming Soon

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Funko Specialty Series
Every store deserves an amazing Funko exclusive!

In an effort to recognize our most special accounts and loyal retailers,
Funko is continuing our Specialty Series. Every month, we’ll be announcing
an exclusive – this month includes a
Pop!

Why is it so special? You’ll only be able to find these Specialty Series
exclusives in boutique retail, specialty stores, local comic book shops and
from qualified online retailers. This is your chance to help support local businesses
and smaller retailers, and you’ll pick up an amazing exclusive item in the process!


Our latest exclusives is a Wolfman Pop!
Remember, this Pop! is exclusive to the Specialty Series.
So pay a visit to your favorite specialty store or your local comic book
shop and let them know to order the Specialty Series from Funko.
Keep following Funko and subscribe to our newsletter to find out
about next month’s Specialty Series exclusives!
Pop! Disney: Nightmare Before Christmas - Wolfman

Please Note: Final Images Coming Soon.

Coming this Summer!

Marvel Reveals New CAPTAIN AMERICA #1 Variant Art by Frank Miller!

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Marvel Reveals New CAPTAIN AMERICA #1 Variant Art by Frank Miller!
An all-new story for Steve Rogers begins this summer, from Ta-Nehisi Coates and Leinil Yu!

New York, NY—June 1, 2018—Marvel is excited to celebrate CAPAIN AMERICA #1 from Ta-Nehisi Coates and Leinil Yu with a new variant cover from superstar artist Frank Miller!

Fans got a sneak peek at the creative team’s story in the Avengers/Captain America Free Comic Book Day issue and praise is already high for the new series, with Adventures In Poor Taste claiming “the story presented here is almost dreamlike and should pique readers’ interest.”

Don’t miss the opportunity to dive into this fresh new adventure July 4th, when CAPTAIN AMERICA #1 hits comic shops!

CAPTAIN AMERICA #1 (MAY180773)
Written by TA-NEHISI COATES
Art by LEINIL YU

CAPTAIN AMERICA #1 MILLER REMASTERED VAR (APR188840)
On Sale 7/4/18

Killswitch Engage Sign to Metal Blade Records

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Photo Credit: John McMurtrie
KILLSWITCH ENGAGE SIGN WITH METAL BLADE RECORDS + COLUMBIA/SONY MUSIC GERMANY

BAND KICKS OFF EUROPEAN TOUR WITH IRON MAIDEN


Metal Blade Records is proud to welcome Killswitch Engage to its roster! Partnering with Sony Music Entertainment outside of North America, the band will be releasing their upcoming album in 2019 worldwide.

Metal Blade's CEO/founder Brian Slagel comments: "I have been a huge fan and friend of Killswitch for a long time, so it is truly an honor to be able to work with them. So happy to welcome them to the Metal Blade family."

Jesse Leach (vocals): "I'm beyond stoked to sign with the legendary Metal Blade Records and Columbia/Sony Music. It's clear they truly understand and believe in what we do as a band, and we're psyched to have them on our side. It's an exciting new chapter for KsE and we can't wait to see what the future holds."

Adam Dutkiewicz (guitar): "I'm very excited to say that Killswitch Engage will be joining forces with Metal Blade Records and Columbia/Sony Music! Super stoked to join the ranks with a long list of many epic metal acts, as well as a team of excellent human beings who truly have a genuine love for metal music. Here's to an awesome future with awesome labels!"

Benjamin Voss, Senior A&R Manager Columbia/Sony Music Germany: "I am very happy and proud to work with such an amazing band like Killswitch Engage in the future. We are absolutely excited about releasing their new album on Sony Music outside North America."

Currently finishing work on their upcoming album, Killswitch Engage have taken a break from recording to embark on a summer European tour with Iron Maiden. The trek will also see the band appear at various premier festivals (Sweden Rock, Graspop Metal Meeting, Hellfest, etc.), along with a few special headlining shows. Then, in the fall, the band will be touring across Australia with Parkway Drive. See below for all dates!

KILLSWITCH ENGAGE ON TOUR:
WITH IRON MAIDEN:
May 26 — Saku Arena — Tallinn, Estonia
May 28 — Hartwall Arena — Helsinki, Finland
May 29 — Hartwall Arena — Helsinki, Finland
May 31 — Pustervik — Goteborg, Sweden ***
June 1 — Tele2 Arena — Stockholm, Sweden
June 2 — Rockefeller Music Hall — Oslo, Norway ***
June 3 — Trondheim Rocks @ Dahls Arena — Trondheim, Norway **
June 5 — Royal Arena — Copenhagen, Denmark
June 7 — Sweden Rock Festival — Solvesborg, Sweden **
June 9 — Rockavaria — Munich, Germany **
June 10 — Expo Plaza — Hannover, Germany
June 11 — Live Music Hall — Cologne, Germany ***
June 13 — Waldbuhne — Berlin, Germany
June 14 — Kwadrat — Krakow, Poland ***
June 16 — Akvarium Klub — Budapest, Hungary ***
June 17 — Novarock Festival — Nickelsdorf, Austria **
June 19 — Proxima — Warsaw, Poland ***
June 20 — Letnany Airport — Prague, Czech Republic
June 22 — Graspop Metal Meeting — Dessel, Belgium **
June 24 — Hellfest — Clisson, France **
June 25 — Den Atelier — Luxembourg, Luxembourg ***
June 26 — Geneva Arena — Geneva, Switzerland
June 28 — Rock in Rome @ Ippodromo Capanelle — Rome, Italy *
June 29 — Rock the Castle @ Villafranca Castle — Verona, Italy **
June 30 — Messe Freiburg — Freiburg, Germany
July 1 — GelreDome — Arnhem, Netherlands
July 31 — Metro Radio Arena — Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
Aug. 1 — The Academy Dublin — Dublin, Ireland ***
Aug. 2 — SSE Arena — Belfast, UK
Aug. 4 — Aberdeen Exhibition & Conf. Centre — Aberdeen, UK
Aug. 6 — Manchester Arena — Manchester, UK
Aug. 7 — Genting Arena — Birmingham, UK
Aug. 10 — 02 Arena — London, UK
Aug. 11 — 02 Arena — London, UK
*With Megadeth (no Iron Maiden)
**Festival off—date
***Killswitch Engage headlining off—date

WITH PARKWAY DRIVE:
Oct. 25 — UC Refectory — Canberra, Australia
Oct. 26 — Hordern Pavilion — Sydney, Australia
Oct. 27 — Nex — Newcastle, Australia
Oct. 28 — Riverstage — Brisbane, Australia
Nov. 02 — Margaret Court Arena — Melbourne, Australia
Nov. 03 — Entertainment Centre — Adelaide, Australia
Nov. 06 — HBF Stadium — Perth, Australia

Formed in 1999 out of western Massachusetts, Killswitch Engage is often credited as one of the most influential metal acts in the last 20 years. Spending much of their career on the road, the band has enjoyed premium slots on major USA tours, including Ozzfest, Warped Tour, Taste of Chaos, Rockstar Energy Mayhem Fest, Music As a Weapon, and Trespass America, as well as countless international festivals around the globe. Having shared the stage with acts ranging from Rise Against to Slayer, the diversity and versatility of their touring is unparalleled. Their songs have been featured on Guitar Hero III, Rock Band, John Madden, the Resident Evil III soundtrack, and as entrance music for WWE wrestling champ CM Punk.

Twice Grammy—nominated, Killswitch Engage has sold over 3 million records worldwide, with The End of Heartache and As Daylight Dies both certified Gold in the U.S and Silver in the UK. The band's latest album — 2016's Incarnate — landed at #6 on the Billboard Top 200, #1 on the Current Rock Albums chart, and debuted at #1 overall in Canada, #5 in Australia, and #10 in both the UK and Germany — a testament to their international reach.

2018 will mark the end of the Incarnate album cycle, which saw the group reach new heights with its collection of anthems that set the heavy music world ablaze. Co—founders of Killswitch Engage — guitarist/backing vocalist Adam Dutkiewicz, guitarist Joel Stroetzel, bassist Mike D’Antonio, and lead vocalist Jesse Leach (who returned six years ago after a decade—long absence) — plus longtime drummer Justin Foley, are currently working on a new album, with Adam Dutkiewicz handling producer duties once again. Employing their usual unrelenting determination to continually release powerfully potent work, Killswitch Engage plans to deliver another trend—resistant, timeless record that feeds the soul, touches the heart, and strengthens the mind. Stay tuned for more news about this new album coming soon!

Killswitch Engage Are:
Jesse Leach — Vocals
Adam Dutkiewicz — Guitar
Joel Stroetzel — Guitar
Justin Foley — Drums
Mike D'Antonio — Bass

Coming Soon: Solo: A Star Wars Story Vynl

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Vynl.: Solo: A Star Wars Story – Han Solo and Lando Calrissian
I’ve got a really good feeling about this!
The galaxy’s most famous smuggler and rebel pilot walk into an establishment
for a friendly game of sabacc and arguably the most famous starship in any galaxy changes hands.
And now you can bring both owners of the Millennium Falcon™, not to mention the galaxy’s coolest
frenemies, home for intergalactic hijinks and maybe even
a rebellion or two against the Galactic Empire™.

 
Coming in August!

DreamWorks Voltron Legendary Defender Season 6 Coming to Netflix Friday, June 15th

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The Paladins are primed and ready to face their biggest challenge yet as DreamWorks Voltron Legendary Defender returns to Netflix Friday, June 15th with seven all-new episodes. Suspicious of Lotor's alliance with Voltron, Galra oppressors continue to invade and conquer vulnerable planets throughout the universe.  A hyper-focused Team Voltron feels the need to liberate helpless planets and begins a massive campaign to save millions of lives. But after the Paladins uncover some troubling information, they must engage in their most epic battle yet.  

Sunday, May 27, 2018

Will Deadpool 2 Dominate Memorial Day Weekend?

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Deadpool 2 had an amazing opening last weekend and it has already made well over it's budget with just the take home in the domestic United States, not to mention the even higher profits worldwide. The question is, will Deadpool continue to draw on this busy holiday weekend. It may be a long weekend for many, but that will often involve swimming pools and cookouts, so will the draw of the 4th wall breaker be enough? On Friday the revenue was already down 77% from last week, so we'll have to see if Wade and the X-Force gang can continue to stay on top.

Disney's Gargoyles are Getting the POP! Treatment!

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“We are defenders of the night. We are Gargoyles!”

Funko is excited to announce Disney’s animated series Gargoyles
coming to Pop! Keychains and Pop!
Pop! Keychains: Disney – Gargoyles

Look for Goliath and Demona now featured as Pop! Keychains!


Look for a stone version of Demona at Hot Topic!


Pop! Disney: Gargoyles

Add the leader of the Wyvern Clan Goliath, the rookery brothers
Lexington, Brooklyn and Broadway, the immortal gargoyle Demona, and the gargoyle
beast Bronx to your Pop! collection!








Look for a stone Pop! 2-pack of Hudson
and Bronx at FYE!


Stone Demona can be found at Hot Topic!


Look for stone Goliath at Target!


Coming in July!

TERROR UNIVERSAL to Perform on the 2018 SUMMER SLAUGHTER TOUR

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TERROR UNIVERSAL to Perform on the 2018 SUMMER SLAUGHTER TOUR
 
Also Featuring Headliners Between The Buried And Me + Support from Born Of Osiris, Veil Of Maya, Erra, The Agony Scene, Allegeaon, Entheos, Soreption & the Headbang For The Highway Winner
 
Tour Begins Friday, July 13 in Raleigh, NC
 
New TERROR UNIVERSAL Album, Make Them Bleed, Out Now

Masked Billboard-charting heavy metal group TERROR UNIVERSAL recently announced select co-headline dates with Motograter, and are now thrilled to add another massive tour to their summer schedule - the 2018 Summer Slaughter Tour! In addition to TERROR UNIVERSAL, the tour will feature headliners Between The Buried And Me, as well as additional support from Born Of Osiris, Veil Of Maya, Erra, The Agony Scene, Allegeaon, Entheos, Soreption and the Headbang For The Highway contest winner (TBA).
 
The Summer Slaughter Tour will begin on Friday, July 13 in Raleigh, NC and will hit several major North American cities, coming to an end in Austin, TX on Sunday, August 19. More dates are scheduled to be announced. Visit www.thesummerslaughtertour.com for ticketing details and more information.
 
TERROR UNIVERSAL drummer Massacre says, "We are thrilled to be included in this year's edition of the Summer Slaughter Tour! We are going to pummel and destroy stages from coast to coast in North America alongside some of our favorite bands!"
 
See below for all currently confirmed North American TERROR UNIVERSAL tour dates.

TERROR UNIVERSAL & Motograter Co-Headline "Tour De Madman" dates:
6/15 - Iowa City, IA @ Gabe's
6/16 - Danville, IL @ Shovel Head Saloon - Slang Metal Fest
6/17 - St. Louis, MO @ Fubar
6/18 - Springfield, MO @ The Outland Ballroom
6/21 - Houston, TX @ Scout Bar
6/22 - San Antonio, TX @ Rock Box
6/24 - Dallas, TX @ Trees
 
TERROR UNIVERSAL on the 2018 Summer Slaughter Tour:
7/13 - Raleigh, NC @ The Ritz Raleigh
7/14 - Myrtle Beach, SC @ House Of Blues
7/15 - Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
7/17 - Lynchburg, VA @ Phase 2
7/18 - Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Sound Stage
7/19 - New York City, NY @ Irving Plaza
7/20 - Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
7/21 - Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
7/22 - Philadelphia, PA @ Theater Of Living Arts
7/24 - Chicago, IL @ Concord Music Hall
7/26 - Detroit, MI @ Majestic Theater
7/30 - Columbus, OH @ Express Live
8/2 - Kansas City, MO @ Uptown Theater
8/3 - Minneapolis, MN @ Skyway Theater
8/5 - Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre
8/7 - Seattle, WA @ Showbox Sodo
8/10 - Berkeley, CA @ The UC Theater
8/11 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Novo
8/12 - Anaheim, CA @ Grove Of Anaheim
8/14 - Phoenix, AZ @ The Marquee
8/17 - Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Live!
8/18 - Houston, TX @ House Of Blues
8/19 - Austin, TX @ Empire Garage & Control Room
 
 
About TERROR UNIVERSAL:
TERROR UNIVERSAL's masked marauders - who are also current and former members of hard rock and metal royalty such as Machine Head, Ill NiƱo, Soulfly, and Upon A Burning Body - began stalking the senses in 2014, releasing the Reign of Terror EP a year later and eventually sharing the stage alongside heavy hitters including Korn, Asking Alexandria, HELLYEAH, Papa Roach, Fear Factory, Incite, and more around the globe.
 
TERROR UNIVERSAL recently released their debut full-length album, Make Them Bleed, via minus HEAD Records. In addition to the seasoned musicians of TERROR UNIVERSAL, Make Them Bleed features the talents of guest bassists John Moyer (Disturbed, Art of Anarchy, ex-Adrenaline Mob) and Tony Campos (Fear Factory, Ministry, Soulfly, Static-X). Make Them Bleed debuted at #8 on the iTunes Metal chart, as well as #13 on the Billboard New Artist chart, #17 on Hard Music, and #165 on Heatseekers (spent three weeks on Heatseekers)! In addition, the album landed at #3 on Metal Contraband's Most Added chart (#11 overall debut), and #27 on the NACC Loud Rock chart. Stream Make Them Bleed in full via Spotify here, or order it via Bandcamp, Amazon, or iTunes.
 
Check out TERROR UNIVERSAL's music videos for "Dig You A Hole" and "Through The Mirrors", both directed by vocalist PLAGUE.

 
TERROR UNIVERSAL online:
 
TERROR UNIVERSAL is:
Vocals: PLAGUE
Drums: MASSACRE
Guitars: THRAX
Bass: DIABOLUS
 

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