Claudio Sanchez launches new comic strip

Claudio Sanchez, the multimedia musician behind Coheed and Cambria has announced his latest project, Kill Audio, which consists of a new comic series and companion vinyl figures. The strip is described as a “dark, comedic tale of a man growing annoyed with his own immortality.”

The strip is part of PopGun, which is designed to be the comic equivalent of a mixtape and feature artists like Mike Allred, Erik Larsen, Andy Kuhn, Corey Lewis, Jim Mahfood, Jamie S. Rich, and many more. The purpose is to combine indie and mainstream comic artists in a single graphic novel.

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Sex Pistols detail live DVD, plan tour

Sex Pistols Sex Pistols have revealed the details about their live DVD announced back in April. As originally reported, the project reunites the band with director Julien Temple, who filmed the band in 1976.

The disc features the original lineup of Johnny Rotten, Steve Jones, Paul Cook and Glen Matlock performing at November 2007 reunion shows at London’s Brixton Academy. he new title captures the band during its five-night (Nov. 8-10/12/14) run at the 4,920-capacity venue, marking the 30th anniversary of its debut album Never Mind the Bollocks. The set features sixteen tracks selected from the multiple-nights and 100 minutes of extra features.

The band has also confirmed a world tour which will see the punk pioneers visiting Russia, Japan, Europe, Ireland and Las Vegas.

There’ll Always Be an England is due out June 30, 2008.
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The Phenomenauts to shoot video at NASA, be played on Space Station

The Phenomenauts The Phenomenauts have been invited to shoot their next music video at NASA headquarters in Houston. The video is for the song “Heroes” about the men, women, and animals that lived and died to advance our planet’s space program.

The band was honored with a VIP tour of NASA’s Houston headquarters last week, which included meetings with astronauts, scientists, and hands-on experience with space station parts and training facilities.

Along with that, which would be pretty incredible in of itself, the band’s song “Infinite Frontier” will be brought on board The International Space Station as part of the upcoming STS-124 mission, where it will be played for the crew’s first wake up. Wake-up calls are a long-standing tradition of the NASA program. Each day during the mission, flight controllers in the Mission Control Center will greet the crew with an appropriate musical interlude.

The track blends 70’s punk with new-wave, asking “All the way from the bottom of the ocean to the upper atmosphere, there are astronomical possibilities, so why should we stop here?” and demands that we “Press onward!”
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Black Lips: “It Feels Alright”

Black Lips Black Lips have released the latest video from their 2007 Vice Records album, Good Bad Not Evil.

According to a recent interview, the band is gearing up to record the follow up this summer. The label had this to say about the video:

Black Lips cruise in style rocking a Ford Ranchero through their hometown of Atlanta, only to arrive in Magic City. The self-described flower-punks party it up with the bikini-clad ladies as they invade their local strip club with their twangy and unapologetic rock ‘n’ roll. Black Lips are all about the Benjamins as they bring their idea of what ‘Feels Alright’ to life.

You can find the video here.
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The Marked Men re-sign to Dirtnap

The Marked Men have signed to Dirtnap Records. Again. The band has returned to the label for to release their new CD / LP. The record, currently untitled, will arrive in October. The band’s prior full length Fix My Brain was released in 2006 via John Reis’ Swami Records.

In addition August will see a re-release of the band’s self titled debut LP on Dirtnap, as well as a July 7″ from side project the Potential Johns. In prior updates the band has discussed two other 7″ releases, a split with This Is My Fist on No Idea Records, and another with Birthday Suits on Nice and Neat Records.
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Hatebreed plan Metallica, Cro-Mags, Misfits, DRI, Negative Approach covers

Hardcore act Hatebreed has announced some details about their recently promised covers album. The band will be tackling material from Metallica, Cro-Mags, Negative Approach, Judge, The Misfits, Madball, Agnostic Front, Obituary, DRI, Sheer Terror and others. The album is due out before the end of the year.

Frontman Jamey Jasta discussed the project in a recent interview:

The record’s called “For the Lions.” All the artwork is based around all these different stone lions, and it’s basically because each band is like a lion in their own game, like a leader. So we tried to think of each genre and subgenre, and grab a band that really affected us. It’s coming with like a 20-page liner booklet with stuff from each guy about when we got the record, when we heard the band, how it affected us.

So we did a lot. And only 12 are going to make it on, because that’s like, the industry rule or whatever.

In case you were wondering, the band did choose “Hate Breeders” as their Misfits cover.
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Off With Their Heads “Go On, Git Now”

Off with Their Heads Off with Their Heads have posted another song from their upcoming full length. The record is titled From The Bottom and has been pushed back to a July 22, 2008 release.

The band will be touring to support the release and will have a special tour version LP available as well and has planned sets at Insubordination Fest and Best Friends Day.

You can find the new song, “Go On, Git Now” as well as three others from the album on their myspace page.
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Mastodon set to record with Brendan O’Brien

Mastodon will be recording their second major label album with producer Brendan O’Brien. O’Brien has produced albums from Korn, Bruce Springsteen, Audioslave, The Offspring, Wire and many others. The record marks the band’s first album without longtime producer, Matt Bayles, who record all their material up to 2006’s major label debut, Blood Mountain.

The record is expected in the fall.
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The Used Kids prepare new full length, split with Modern Machines

The Used Kids, formerly known as the Modern Machines, have announced some tentative release plans. The band’s first full length under the new moniker should be completed and in fans’ hands before this year’s edition of The Fest in Gainesville, Florida. Also on tap is a 7″ split between the Used Kids and Modern Machines. That record should be out in the coming months as well.

MySpace page to find upcoming tour dates. The Mo Macs last released ‘Take It, Somebody!’ in 2006 via Dirtnap.
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