Monster Northeast Blizzard Wreaks Havoc on Entertainment Industry

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From Broadway to the Acm Awards, organizers are scrambling to shuffle planned events because of the storm

As a crippling winter storm barreled into the Northeast Monday, millions of people braced for the worst including members of the entertainment industry.

The Academy of Country Music Awards announced its nominations for the 50th Acm Awards would be postponed “due to unforeseen weather circumstances on the East Coast,” the academy said in a statement. The group had planned to make the announcements Tuesday but will now release a list of nominees later this week.

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Matt Pizzolo's Godkiller Returning as a Weekly Comic Series

The name "Godkiller" should ring a bell as we've been talking about the transmedia series of graphic novels, illustrated films, and novels for about five years, and now it's entering yet another phase as an indie weekly comic.

From the Press Release:

Black Mask Studios, the creator-supporting comics publisher founded by Brett Gurewitz (Bad Religion, Epitaph Records, Anti- Records), Matt Pizzolo (founder Occupy Comics, Halo-8), and Steve Niles (30 Days Of Night), is launching its first weekly comic book series as Pizzolo brings his beloved modern classic sci-horror franchise Godkiller to comic book stores for the first time.

"I think we've all gotten used to a binge diet for episodic stories. Personally, I can barely handle waiting a week between episodes of 'Boardwalk Empire'; a month or more between comics sometimes feels like the decade-long wait for another Game of Thrones book," explained Pizzolo, "so I'm hopeful a weekly schedule might
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Evan Andree – Ancient Eternal Review

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

As if trying to prove his own diversity, and your own inability to pin him down, Evan Andree has released another Ep that takes him in an altogether different direction yet again. Whether it was intentional or not, Evan seems to be proving himself quite the talented chameleon. Now these aren’t drastic switch arounds; like, I don’t know, going from being a roots blues act to a dubstep infused death metal band, or rap to purest soulful folk – but they are considerable shifts that show a depth of talent at Andree’s fingertips.

Now, I reviewed his two previous releases this year, Here and Here, and as stated prolifically proving a point, he’s back again with some new songs and a new sound. For those unfamiliar with those EPs, the first sported a very prominent pop-centric indie with the subtlest hints of Passion Pit,
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Evan Andree – Invisible Sap Review

Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars

This review is long overdue. It should’ve signed off the end of last year but instead it starts this year off with an uplifting ring. I would like to thank Evan Andree for his patience during my shambolic arranging of myself these past weeks, and congratulate him on a great Ep.

So I’m sat here, back home for Christmas and New Year, one hand fervently shaking a mug of coffee from my bedside table to my mouth, and the other teaming up with the rest of its arm as it acts as a shelf to an Anthology of American Literature that I’m scrambling through to get up to date on the required reading I haven’t even looked at until now. In the background I have Evan Andree’s Invisible Sap Ep on loop on my iTunes. It’s helping.

Setting aside Emily Dickinson,
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The Top 12 Albums of 2012

So, the world hasn’t ended and it’s a crying shame I know but as a consolation it’s that time of year again. No, not Christmas – though I’d be hard pressed to try denying that. It’s the time of year when the year that lead to that time is packaged up into lists for easy digestion. In this easily digestible form, in case you had forgotten what was good about the year, you are told what was good. To further help this, these good things are listed in a descending ranking order to let you know of the good, what was best.

Now that I’ve patronised you in such a manner you’ve probably developed a dislike for me already, what better time to force my opinion on you? Feel free to argue with me, or raise me on some kind of pedestal for my wise words.
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Mixtapes – How To Throw A Successful Party Review

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

I don’t want to write this review.

This isn’t some general statement or some protest against reviewing this release. No, this is just me being a miserable prick on a Sunday afternoon. Feel free to blame it on the lack of alcohol to hand, next to no sleep, a hangover or woe just simply being me. Whatever the reason, I don’t want to be writing this right now.

Thankfully though, that feeling is being alleviated by the very subject matter of this review. Said subject matter being the (almost entirely) acoustic How To Throw A Successful Party by Mixtapes. For those not familiar with them, Mixtapes are a Cincinnati based pop-punk four piece who have been doing the rounds a wee while and offer up duelling male/female vocals.

Now, you may say pop-punk is dead but it’s more alive than you might think.
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Metallica, Blink-182, Linkin Park to headline Soundwave Festival 2013

Metallica, Blink-182, Linkin Park to headline Soundwave Festival 2013
Metallica have been named as headliners for next year's Soundwave Festival in Australia. The band were confirmed for the rock festival alongside Blink-182 and Linkin Park as part of a list of over 30 acts in Wednesday's (August 8) initial lineup announcement. Other acts on the Soundwave bill include Garbage, Paramore, The Offspring, A Perfect Circle, Stone Sour and Motion City Soundtrack. Further acts are due to be confirmed between now and February. First held in Perth in 2004, Soundwave now takes place on several dates at different cities across (more)
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Motion City Soundtrack – Go Review

Motion City Soundtrack is a band that’s hard to pin down. From the beginning with I Am The Movie to the last record, My Dinosaur Life, their sound hasn’t changed much. Except, at the same time, it has. It seems like an odd thing to say, but anyone who has listened to Motion City Soundtrack can tell you that it’s true. Because of this, fan rankings of their albums are all over the place, and there is no one “must have” album for the band that’s universally agreed-upon to start with for newcomers. All of the albums have something unique about them that either endears them to one portion of the fanbase or turns off another part of it.

Go (the Japanese equivalent of “five”) is their fifth full-length album, and again, their sound has changed. In fact, this may be their most “experimental” album since Even If It Kills Me.
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Slam Dunk Wales Review

The queue was as thick as the sun that was piling down, as long as the fringes that seemed to flop around every corner and as heavy as all those faces weighed down with sweat and piercings. Not soon enough, the beast started to chug forward and with every step that was taken up to the Solus Bar and CF10 the shade became more and more and then less and less until we (because I’m not that much of a loner, you know) were sectioned off into two queues. One queue: those with tickets. The other: those with box-office tickets and guestlist. I slotted into the latter category and after some confusion with my surname – Irish heritage does nothing for me – I was granted access to the Solus Bar, which looked bare. I could have sworn there were more people in the queue than that. But, after looking around
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Exclusive Premiere: Motion City Soundtrack's 'Timelines' is ready to 'Go'

Motion City Soundtrack's new song "Timelines" may be one of their most personal songs, according to Justin Pierre. Its refrain "It's not a matter of time, it's just a matter of timing" came from the frontman's father, a concept he then filled in with some very intimate experiences, from growing up stuttering to discovering sex and flunking college classes. It's a little dark at times, thematically, but thankfully there's that soaring chorus and harmonies, upbeat keyboards, and a fast beat. "Timelines" is the second track to debut from Motion City Soundtrack's fifth full-length album, "Go," out on June 12 via Epitaph....
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Exclusive first listen: Owl City combines with Mark Hoppus for new track 'Dementia'

Well, look what just flew onto my desk. A brand new Owl City song "Dementia" has surfaced, signalling the way for a fresh album from the electro-pop star. And it appears that Adam Young has made some more famous new friends. Mark Hoppus -- singer for Blink-182 and +44 -- helps out on vocal duties for this high-energy track. I can't tell if Hoppus also had a hand in producing this sure-fire radio hit, but he has helmed for acts like Motion City Soundtrack, Fall Out Boy and New Found Glory. So this particular combo is just slightly out of each...
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Halo-8 Entertainment Introduces Godkiller: Tomorrow's Ashes Digital Comics Mini-Series

Fans of Halo-8 Entertainment's popular and critically acclaimed Godkiller franchise will be thrilled to hear the newest offering from the storyline, Godkiller: Tomorrow's Ashes (a digital comics mini-series), is set to debut... and pre-sales have just begun. And as can be expected from Halo-8, a unique release model has been developed for the project.

Godkiller creator Matt Pizzolo returns to the title as writer with illustrator Anna Muckcracker Wieszczyk (who recently drew Archaia's Lucid and the Occupy Comics promo image) also returning.

As with the original story from the series, Godkiller: Walk Among Us, an animated film version of the story is in the works. Read on for all the info on the Godkiller: Tomorrow's Ashes pre-order options that will keep you up-to-date through the digital version of the story until the physical trade paperbacks are released.

From the Press Release

Halo-8 Entertainment has opened up pre-orders for the
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Bamboozle Festival adds 60 new acts, including Mike Posner and Kreayshawn

Bamboozle Festival adds 60 new acts, including Mike Posner and Kreayshawn
The Bamboozle 2012 added 60 new performers to the May 18-19 line-up. Among the new additions are Jimmy Eat World, Pj Pauly D, Andrew Dice Clay, All American Rejects, Asap Rocky and the reunited The Promise Ring. They join a list for the 3-day North Beach Asbury Park, N.J.-festival that includes headliners Bon Jovi, Foo Fighters, Skrillex, Blink-182 and Incubus. This marks the first time the 10-year Live Nation-produced Bamboozle has been held in Asbury Park since 2005. Also new to the bill are Mike Posner, Kreayshawn, Treos, Patent Pending, We Came As Romans, Motion City Soundtrack, NeverShoutNEver, Bayside, and Bouncing...
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A Different Spin with Mark Hoppus - Sept. 16 preview

Fuse, Madison Square Garden.s national music television network, launches A Different Spin with Mark Hoppus on Thursday, 9/16 @ 7pm Et. Hosted by musician (blink 182 and +44) and producer Mark Hoppus, along with his co-host, comedian Amy Schumer, this one-hour, innovative weekly show will cover everything in the world of music with a humorous twist. Hoppus made his claim to fame as one third of the infamous trio that makes up multi-platinum selling punk band blink 182. Today, aside from being the band.s frontman and bassist, Hoppus has branched into the world of producing, working with bands such as New Found Glory, Motion City Soundtrack and All Time Low to name a few. He also continues to
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Halo-8 Offering Free Godkiller Blu-rays to Purchasers of the DVD

The road from concept to comic to DVD/Blu-ray has been a long, rocky one for the illustrated film Godkiller, mainly because demand has been so high that Halo-8 Entertainment simply hasn't been able to keep up. To make up for the postponement of the Blu-ray release to a still yet to be determined date, company President Matt Pizzolo (who also wrote and directed the film) has announced that purchasers of the standard-def DVD will be entitled to a free Godkiller Blu-ray.

From the Press Release:

"We're not trying to double-dip on the DVD and Blu-ray. The hi-def version is being delayed due to unforeseen circumstances, but we want Godkiller fans to feel confident getting the film now and knowing we'll take care of them when the Blu-ray comes out," explained Pizzolo.

"Godkiller really beat all our expectations, and that's been a good thing as well as a bad thing
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San Diego Comic-Con 2010: Saturday Schedule Highlights

Late last week we got our first look at the Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday scheduled for this year's Comic-Con International in San Diego, and the lineup for the final two days of the big show arrived online this weekend.

You can check out the full schedule at the official Sdcc website, but I've cherry-picked some of the highlights from Saturday here, just in case you're facing some tough decisions about which panels to attend and how to plan your day. It's always a bit of a Sophie's Choice when it comes to Comic-Con planning, but hopefully this can help you make your decision.

Oh, and be sure to keep it locked to Splash Page throughout the show for all your Comic-Con 2010 news from the show floor and beyond.

We love what Gerard Way has done with "The Umbrella Academy," so this one's a bit of a no-brainer. when it comes
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Upated: Sd Comic-Con '10 - Schedule for Saturday (7/24)

Thankfully for those of who will be running ourselves ragged on Friday, July 23rd, covering all the horror-related events at the 2010 San Diego Comic-Con, the genre-centric fare on Saturday, the 24th, is a bit lighter. But what there is should bring out the fans in droves.

Saturday – July 24

10:00-11:00 Panel of the Living Dead: Surviving the Post-Apocalyptic Zombie Onslaught on Xbox 360 — Xbox 360 has become the exclusive epicenter for zombies. The team behind Capcom's Dead Rising 2 joins the industry's top zombie creative minds and a special guest zombie authority for a behind-the-braaaiiinnss look at the popular zombie titles on Xbox 360. Chomp on insights into how they've developed their unique lexicon on undead lore and storytelling approaches, and get survival tips for the inevitable zombie apocalypse. Join the flesh-hungry undead for a special Dead Rising 2 surprise from Capcom and be one of the first 25 zombies attending the panel to receive
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Blink 182 Frontman Mark Hoppus to Host 'A Different Spin'

Blink 182 Frontman Mark Hoppus to Host 'A Different Spin'
Fuse, the network of Madison Square Garden, today announced a new weekly show, "A Different Spin with Mark Hoppus," which will spin into your TV set in September, hosted by the former Blink 182 frontman/bassist and producer.

The show will include interviews with artists, celebrities, and musical performances by mainstream and emerging artists. Hoppus and his soon-to-be-named co-host will also cover music news, hold fun panel discussions and announce festivals and concert tours.

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Win Tickets to Godkiller's Grand Rapids, Michigan Screening

As we reported previously, Halo-8 has taken Matt Pizzolo's "illustrated film" Godkiller on the road via its own You-Demand-It Theatrical Tour, and if you live in or around the Grand Rapids, Michigan, area, you could win a pair of tickets to the June 4th screening.

The show is at 8:00 pm on Friday, June 4th, at the Wealthy Theatre, 1130 Wealthy Street Se, Grand Rapids, Mi 49506, (616) 459-4788 x130.

All you have to do is send us an E-mail Here that includes your Full Name, Mailing Address, and Email Address. Two lucky winners will be notified Thursday evening, June 3rd, but if you don't win, you can still benefit from Halo-8's generosity as they've also made a discount code for the Godkiller screening in Grand Rapids available to Dread Central readers as follows:

Tickets are available for advance purchase at:

Community Media Center

They're $7.50 ... but with this special code they're only $5 each.
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Bob Dylan to kick off Bumbershoot Music and Arts Festival The 40th Annual Bumbershoot Music and Arts Festival in Seattle, Washington has become a great venue to showcase emerging talent alongside veterans. The festival has just announced the lineup for the weekend, which includes a festival kick-off by the legendary Bob Dylan.

The opening night will also feature Neko Case and The Decemberists among others. Weezer will take the stage on Sunday, and Mary J. Blige will close out of the festival on Monday.

Programming Director for One Reel’s Festival Division, Chris Porter, said, “Bumbershoot has a strong history of showcasing emerging talent alongside veteran superstars. This year for our 40th Festival, we’re excited to have artists that span more than four decades of phenomenal music. With this roster of talent, we’re truly offering a music lineup that will engage and entertain people of all ages and interests.”

A couple of changes have been made to the tickets this year,
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