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BLACK PANTHER NATION: CZARFACE

Inspectah Deck, 7L, and Esoteric open up about their influences when it comes to both comic books and music!

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The hip hop trio of Inspectah Deck, 7L, and Esoteric first joined forces in 2013 to bring their love of comics and rap together as Czarface. More recently, the group combined their powers to produce music to accompany a video of writer Ta-Nehisi Coates detailing his plans for the BLACK PANTHER title.

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Big Hair Meets Nightmares…Top 5 Of Hair Metal And Horror

Decline Of The Western Civilization Part 2 My Butt!!

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The 80’s were a very vibrant time full of great metal acts! It was also a time of parents thinking their children were Satanists! Soooo…metal heard opportunity a-knocking and opened the dungeon door. Here’s a few of my favorites! Continue reading Big Hair Meets Nightmares…Top 5 Of Hair Metal And Horror

David Bowie’s ‘The Man Who Fell To Earth’ Soundtrack Released for the First Time in 40 Years

Good news everyone!

NME has just announced that the once lost soundtrack to the David Howie classic, The Man Who Fell To Earth, will be released for the first time in over 40 years. The score is comprised of compositions by Japanese prog-rock musician Stomu Yamash’ta and John Philips, the frontman for The Mamas and the Papas and will be on the double vinyl version.
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KEATON SIMONS~ “BEAUTIFUL PAIN”

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KEATON SIMONS

“BEAUTIFUL PAIN”

Keaton Simons is an artist that injects a new feel into rock music. He adds certain elements of groove and soul that gives you some real feel good music. The best part (that musicians can especially relate too) is that he not only creates funky rythms that could go on for miles, but he can hold his own when it comes to soloing on guitar. I could see him performing with the likes of John Mayer, Eric Clapton, and maybe even in a different lifetime Stevie Ray Vaughan. Simons brings a high energy into soulful music that cannot be missed. ~ Nicholas Kelley

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Tom Morello’s The Nightwatchman To Play Free Concert at New York Comic Con!

On Thursday, October 13th at 7:30PM, Tom Morello as The Nightwatchman, accompanied by the Freedom Fighter Orchestra will take the stage at the IGN Theater at the Javitts Center to play a riveting set for the New York Comic Con Kick-Off Concert.

 

The Grammy award-winning artist released The Nightwatchman World Wide Rebel Songs on August 30th and has been taking the country by political storm, one city at a time.

 

“The core of The Nightwatchman is dark matter,” says Tom Morello. “But at the heart of every struggle, there’s hope. So this is an album of rousing hopelessness—it’s part Johnny Cash and part Che Guevara, part beacon light and part arson fire.”

 

 Tom Morello’s graphic novel Orchid, which tells the tale of a 16-year-old street prostitute in a dystopian future, will be released in twelve issues through Dark Horse Comics will be on sale October 12th.  Orchid features a variant cover by the well-known and influential street artist Shepard Fairey, with interior art by Scott Hepburn (Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic).

 

 Orchid is part Suicide Girl, part Joan of Arc, who becomes the Spartacus of Whores in a story that merges the epic scope of Lord of the Rings with the politics of street terrorism.” – Tom Morello

 

Headlined by DJ Z-Trip, the concert is free to all VIP’s and 4-Day ticket holders BUT seating is first come, first served and will be extremely limited due to size of the auditorium and popularity of the event. Ultimate Access, Special Access and Anime Access VIP ticket holders will be guaranteed to get into the show first; then, 4-Day ticket holders will be let in until the auditorium is full. The concert is open to all 4-Day ticket holders on a first come, first served basis and we cannot guarantee that all 4-Day ticket holders that want to attend the show will be able to get in.

 

“I’m stoked and honored to be playing alongside Tom Morello at the New York Comic Con. He’s one of my favorite guitarists of all time, and I’ve always admired the level of consciousness he brings to the table. This show is gonna be great. Can’t wait to read his new comic too.” – DJ Z-Trip

 

Tom Morello is appearing courtesy of Dark Horse Comics, New York Comic Con and Midtown Comics – who will be selling Orchid #1 exclusively at the Kick-Off Concert.

 

“The world is in flux,” Tom Morello says. “People are standing up and fighting for their rights around the globe. It’s an important juncture we’re at—is anyone going to stand up? The Nightwatchman will stand up, and this is the soundtrack for that struggle.”

 

In an era of chaos and turmoil around the globe, the voice of The Nighwatchman is needed now more than ever. With so many artists all too willing to abdicate any position of protest and challenge, Tom Morello, and the international concerns of his World Wide Rebel Songs, offer essential tools for the social justice struggles of today.

 

Tom Morello is a Grammy Award-winning guitarist best known for his tenure with the bands Rage Against the Machine, Audioslave, his acoustic solo act, The Nightwatchman. Tom is also the cofounder of the nonprofit organization Axis of Justice.  The Harvard educated guitarist was ranked #26 in Rolling Stone‘s list of the “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time”  and has sold over 30 million records.

 

Since 1986, Dark Horse Comics has proven to be a solid example of how integrity and innovation can help broaden a unique storytelling medium and establish a small, homegrown company as an industry giant. The company is known for the progressive and creator-friendly atmosphere it provides for writers and artists. In addition to publishing comics from top talent like Frank Miller, Mike Mignola, Neil Gaiman, Gerard Way, and comics legend Will Eisner, Dark Horse has developed such successful characters as the Mask, Timecop, and SpyBoy. Additionally, its highly successful line of comics and products based on popular properties includes Star Wars, Indiana Jones, Buffy the Vampire SlayerAliens, ConanEmily the Strange, Tim Burton, Trigun, Serenity, and Domo. Today Dark Horse Comics is the largest independent comic-book publisher in the US and is recognized as one of the world’s leading publishers of licensed comics material.

 

Midtown Comics opened its first shop in 1997, and has become the leading comic book retailer in the U.S., with its online store as well as at three landmark NYC locations: Times Square, Grand Central and Downtown. The hottest titles are all here: DC-The New 52, Batman, Green Lantern, Captain America, Thor, Flash, Fear Itself, The Incredible Hulk, Iron Man, Hellboy, Spider-Man, X-Men, Superman, Fantastic Four, Wonder Woman, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Wolverine, Flashpoint, and more. Midtown offers the best independent, or alternative, comics selection as well, including Persepolis, Maus, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Scott Pilgrim, Love and Rockets and so many more. The best online comic book subscription service is also found at Midtown’s online store, with no deposit and no commitment.