RAMMSTEIN IN AMERIKA, FIRST EVER NORTH AMERICAN STADIUM TOUR RESCHEDULED FOR AUGUST 21 THROUGH OCTOBER 4, 2022

SECOND LOS ANGELES AND THIRD MEXICO CITY DATES ADDED DUE TO POPULAR DEMAND
 
TICKETS ON SALE FRIDAY, MAY 28 AT 10AM LOCAL TIME AT RAMMSTEIN.COM

 
Photo credit: Jens Koch

“If we define fun as the unknowing acceleration of time, then Rammstein’s particular brand of self-obliteration, in which time collapses entirely, is a guaranteed good time” —THE NEW YORKER
 
“The commitment to excessive pyromania was epic stagecraft on a Wagnerian scale, several notches up from most arena rock. More important was that the six-piece band… wasn’t dependent on those fireworks but could have easily punished and soothed the senses to nearly the same effect with music alone.” —THE LOS ANGELES TIMES
 
“One of heavy music’s biggest and most dynamic live acts” —CONSEQUENCE OF SOUND
 
The North American debut of the most extreme spectacle in live music will finally take place in fall 2022, when RAMMSTEIN brings its full-scale stadium production to this continent for the first time ever. Rock n roll’s most ambitious pyro-theatrical experience will be on display for a series of 12 open-air dates beginning August 21, 2022 at Parc Jean-Drapeau in Montreal and setting seven U.S. stadiums ablaze before concluding at Foro Sol in Mexico City on October 4, 2022. The tour is produced by AEG Presents.
 
Due to overwhelming popular demand, the tour has added a second date at the L.A. Coliseum on Saturday, September 24, 2022 and a third show at Foro Sol in Mexico City on Tuesday, October 4, 2022.
 
    ***Tickets for the new shows will go on sale to the public 10am local time Friday, May 28. Tickets for the original shows will be honored at the rescheduled dates.  To purchase tickets or for further information, go to rammstein.com.
 
The full itinerary for the tour, RAMMSTEIN’s most extensive series of N.A. shows in 10 years, is as follows:
 
Sunday, August 21, 2022 – Montreal, QC – Parc Jean-Drapeau
Saturday, August 27, 2022 – Minneapolis, MN – U.S. Bank Stadium
Wednesday, August 31, 2022 – Philadelphia, PA – Lincoln Financial Field
Saturday, September 3, 2022 – Chicago, IL – Soldier Field
Tuesday, September 6, 2022 – East Rutherford, NJ – MetLife Stadium
Friday, September 9, 2022 – Foxborough, MA – Gillette Stadium
Saturday, September 17, 2022 – San Antonio, TX – Alamodome
Friday, September 23, 2022 – Los Angeles, CA – Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
Saturday, September 24, 2022 – Los Angeles, CA – Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum***
Saturday, October 1, 2022 – Mexico City, MX – Foro Sol
Sunday, October 2, 2022 – Mexico City, MX – Foro Sol
Tuesday, October 4, 2022 – Mexico City, MX – Foro Sol***
 
RAMMSTEIN’s six-man lineup CHRISTOPH SCHNEIDER, FLAKE LORENZ, OLIVER RIEDEL, PAUL LANDERS, RICHARD Z. KRUSPE, and TILL LINDEMANN, has remained unchanged since the band’s 1994 formation and 1995 release of its debut album, HERZELEID.  RAMMSTEIN’s second album, SEHNSUCHT, released in 1997, propelled the band to international fame and featured the GRAMMY-nominated single “DU HAST.” MUTTER, the third RAMMSTEIN album, was released in 2001 and was supported by what would be the band’s final U.S. tour for nearly a decade. REISE, REISE, the band’s fourth studio album, was released in 2004, preceded by the GRAMMY-nominated single “MEIN TEIL” and followed by fifth album ROSENROT in 2005. LIEBE IST FÜR ALLE DA, the sixth RAMMSTEIN studio album, was released in 2009 and reached #13 on the Billboard 200, making it RAMMSTEIN’s highest-charting album in the U.S. up to that point. LIFAD would be the first RAMMSTEIN album since 2001’s MUTTER to be supported by North American touring: On December 11, 2010, RAMMSTEIN played its first U.S. date in 10 years, a one-off headline at Madison Square Garden in New York City. The MSG show sold out in less than 20 minutes and was followed by extensive North American Tours in 2011 and 2012, which would sell out venues including the Forum in Los Angeles, Chicago’s Allstate Arena, the Bell Centre in Montreal and more. RAMMSTEIN made its debut on U.S. network television during the 2011 tour, performing “DU HAST” and “FEUER FREI!” on JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE!
 
RAMMSTEIN broke into the U.S. Top 10 for the first time with the May 17, 2019 release of its seventh and most recent album, which entered at #9 on the Billboard 200. Produced by Olsen Involtini with RAMMSTEIN, the untitled record is comprised of 11 new RAMMSTEIN tracks including singles “AUSLANDER,” “RADIO” and “DEUTSCHLAND.” The release of the album was followed by the sold-out Europe Stadium Tour 2019, which ran May 17 through August 23, 2019.

BLACK VEIL BRIDES TO RELEASE “THE PHANTOM TOMORROW” ON JUNE 4 VIA SUMERIAN RECORDS.

NOW AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER

WWW.PHANTOMTOMORROW.COM 

New Video For Song “Fields Of Bone” Directed By Andy Biersack 
Can Be Seen Here: https://youtu.be/JR37XyIXqPg

On the heels of their first-ever virtual acoustic radio tour Acoustour and after teasing fans for days on social media, Los Angeles rockers Black Veil Brides have released the full details of their upcoming 6th studio album, The Phantom Tomorrow. The new album is scheduled for release on June 4th via Sumerian Records and is a concept record based on a story idea created by vocalist Andy Biersack. The album is comprised of a dozen tracks and has spawned the current Top 20 Active Rock single “Scarlet Cross.” The cover artwork for The Phantom Tomorrow was created by Eliran Kantor – known for his work with Testament, Hatebreed, Havok and Andy Black to name a few. The Phantom Tomorrow is produced by Erik Ron (Godsmack, Dance Gavin Dance, Bush) and co-produced by guitarist Jake Pitts – is available for pre-order in various bundle configurations here: www.phantomtomorrow.com.   

To coincide with the announcement of The Phantom TomorrowBlack Veil Brides are releasing the next music video from the upcoming album. The video for “Fields Of Bone” marks the directorial debut by vocalist Andy Biersack. Backed by guitarists Jake Pitts and Jinxx, bassist Lonny Eagleton and drummer Christian Coma; the video picks up where the “Scarlet Cross” video (http://smarturl.it/scarletcross)  left off. The main character “The Blackbird” returns to square off against “9,” his adversary depicted throughout the “Fields OF Bone” video. He has been used in the band’s tease posts all week. The video also showcases the new look the band will be utilizing throughout the entire cycle for The Phantom Tomorrow. The video for “Fields Of Bone” can be seen here: https://youtu.be/JR37XyIXqPg

The track listing for The Phantom Tomorrow is:    

1)    The Phantom Tomorrow (introduction)                   

2)    Scarlet Cross                  

3)    Born Again                  

4)    Blackbird                  

5)    Spectres (Interlude)                  

6)    Torch                  

7)    The Wicked One                  

8)    Shadows Rise                  

9)    Fields Of Bone                  

10)  Crimson Sky                  

11)  Kill The Hero                  

12)  Fall Eternal

Photo Credit: Joshua Shultz
L to R: Christian Coma (Drums), Jinxx (Guitars), Andy Biersack (Vocals), Jake Pitts (Guitars), Lonny Eagleton (Bass)

ATREYU ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM BAPTIZE OUT JUNE 4

BAND SHARES TWO NEW SONGS
LISTEN TO “WARRIOR” + “UNDERRATED

Atreyu have announced their new album Baptize, out June 4 via Spinefarm Records. Pre-order it here.

The band has shared not one but two brand new songs from the record.

Listen to the anthemic “Warrior,” featuring Travis Barker, and “Underrated.”

“‘Warrior‘ is song about persistence and never giving up,” the band shares. “We hope this song can be the puzzle piece that helps people realize that we ALL have the capacity for greatness. Sometimes, greatness can exist in the shadows and lives buried under negativity, trauma, or anxiety. ‘Warrior’ is about searching through all of that endless darkness to finally find the sunrise.” 

Atreyu continues, “When we wrote ‘Warrior,’ the idea to do a big marching drum break came about. We wanted it to feel like a hometown football game. Travis Barker was the perfect person to bring this to life. It’s cool to have him be a part of the song and to perform in a different light than what people may be used to.”

About “Underrated,” the band says, “We’ve always had to prove ourselves. We’ve never been handed anything nor have we taken any shortcuts. It’s never been ‘the easy way.’ Over two decades later, we’re still making our mark.” 

BAPTIZE TRACK LISTING:

“Strange Powers of Prophecy”

“Baptize”

“Save Us”

“Underrated”

“Broken Again”

“Weed”

“Dead Weight”

“Catastrophe”

“Fucked Up”

“Sabotage Me”

“Untouchable” Feat. Jacoby Shaddix of Papa Roach

“No Matter What”

“Oblivion” Feat. Matt Heafy of Trivium

“Stay””Warrior” Feat. Travis Barker 

ATREYU ARE:

Brandon Saller — Vocals

Dan Jacobs — Guitars

Travis Miguel — Guitars

Portner McKnight — Bass + Vocals

Kyle Rosa — Drums

THE B-52s: LIVE AT US FESTIVAL TO ARRIVE ON DVD AND DIGITAL ON SEPTEMBER 4, 2020 FROM SHOUT! FACTORY

Travel back in time to a carefree Labor Day weekend in 1982, when The B-52s: Live At The US Festival comes to DVD and digital platforms on September 4th, from Shout! Factory. The performance features all five founding band members, and the film is dedicated to Ricky Wilson, who passed away 5 years after the US Festival performance. In brand-new interviews included in The B-52s: Live At The US Festival, band members Fred Schneider, Kate Pierson, and Cindy Wilson talk about Ricky, and what he meant to their unique sound, along with memories of performing at the US Festival.

Dance this mess around with the all-time, good-time party band The B-52s in a wild and unforgettable live performance. This hour-long set, recorded at the inaugural US Festival in 1982, had the crowd dancing from start to finish, and was considered to be one of the best of the entire festival.

“It was hot as hell in the desert but as soon as we got going we had the audience dancing up a dust storm,” says Fred Schneider.

This rare footage shows off the joyous energy and unique spirit that has been a hallmark of their music and live performances for over 40 years.
Packed with 13 hits and favorites from the group’s early years, including “Rock Lobster,” “Planet Claire,” Private Idaho,” and others, Live At US Festival is the first-ever live concert DVD release from The B-52s’ classic era, and a tasty slice of rock history that’s an absolute must-see for anyone who likes to party out of bounds!

The B-52s: Live At The US Festival is available for pre-order now at Shoutfactory.com and amazon.com.

The B-52s: Live At The US Festival Performances:

Party Out Of Bounds

Give Me Back My Man                                                                               

Planet Claire

Throw That Beat In The Garbage Can                            

Lava

Mesopotamia

6060-842

Big Bird

52 GirlsDance

This Mess Around

Private Idaho

Rock Lobster

Strobe Light 

About Shout! Factory: Shout! Factory, LLC is a diversified multi-platform media company devoted to producing, uncovering, preserving and revitalizing the very best of pop culture. Founders Richard Foos, Bob Emmer and Garson Foos have spent their entire careers sharing their music, television and film favorites with discerning consumers the world over. Shout! Factory’s entertainment offerings serve up feature films, classic and contemporary TV series, animation, live music and comedy specials. In addition, Shout! Factory maintains a vast entertainment distribution network which delivers culturally relevant programming, movie and audio content to all the leading digital service providers in North America and across multiple platforms. Shout! Factory owns and operates Shout! Studios, Scream Factory, Shout! Factory Kids, Shout! Factory Films, Mystery Science Theater 3000, Timeless Media Group and Shout! Factory TV. These riches are the result of a creative acquisition mandate that has established the company as a hotbed of cultural preservation and commercial reinvention. Shout! Factory is based in Los Angeles, California. For more on Shout! Factory, visit shoutfactory.com.

About The B-52s: Selling over 20 million albums worldwide, The B-52s—Fred Schneider [vocals], Kate Pierson [vocals], Cindy Wilson [vocals], — have quietly impacted alternative music, fashion, and culture over the course of four-plus decades. They count John Lennon, Madonna, James Murphy, and Michael Stipe among their disciples. Panic! At The Disco, Blood Orange, The Offspring, Pitbull, Roger Sanchez, and DJ Shadow have sampled classics from the band’s discography as Seth MacFarlane’s FamilyGuyThe Simpsons, Sugarland, and more offered up covers of their own. They inched towards the forefront of the post-punk movement in America codified by 1979’s self-titled The B-52s. Not only did the record go gold, but it also placed at #152 on Rolling Stone’s “500 Greatest Albums of All Time” and #99 on VH1’s “Greatest Albums of All Time.” The gold-selling Wild Planet arrived hot on its heels in 1980. With Keith Strickland brilliantly filling the void in with music composition and live show guitar duties, 1989’s watershed Cosmic Thing elevated the B-52s to another galaxy altogether. It moved 5 million-plus units and spawned a string of Top 10 smashes in the form of the GRAMMY®-nominated “Roam” and “Love Shack”—which Rolling Stone lauded on the “500 Greatest Songs of All Time.”

4 Nerve-Wracking Moments We Endured While Watching The Invisible Man

Who doesn’t love a good thriller? 

Sometimes, we watch, and it’s okay, and other times, we catch a good one, and we’re tense and terrified the entire time!

That’s the effect The Invisible Man had on everyone. 

There were many moments in this film that left us on the edge of our seats with our hands buried in our hair—just stressed out. We desperately wanted to figure out how Cecilia was going to beat something she couldn’t see!

With that in mind, let’s get into the four most terrifying moments that left us cringing in suspense. 

[SPOILER ALERT IF YOU HAVEN’T SEEN IT!]

Cecilia Trying to Escape From Her Home

The movie starts with Cecilia trying to leave her husband and the extravagant fortress of a home they shared. We can tell she’s already planned this “escape”, but watching her try to get out of the house is enough to make the hair stand up on your body. 

Perhaps, the tensest moment in this scene is when she accidentally kicks the dog bowl and makes a lot of noise. Still, then as a viewer, you were probably annoyed that she almost got caught up trying to take the dog along with her. 

Leave the dog—save yourself!

Her attempt to save the dog allowed the husband (Adrian) to nearly catch up with her. Right as she hops in the car with her sister, he smashes his hand in the window as they drive off. 

She Finds Adrian’s Phone in the Attic with Recent Pics 

If you think your husband’s dead but you find his phone in the attic buzzing, it’s only natural to be a little creeped out!

There were already some strange occurrences that she didn’t pick up on like the handprint on the shower door, or his breath behind her when she was standing outdoors. 

When she locates the phone, she notices that it’s Adrian’s phone with a text message that reads “surprise.” This is a pivotal moment in the film because it’s the moment that she realizes that he’s around in some capacity.

Then, it only gets more insane when she ends up pouring the can of paint and sees the outline of a man!

The Infamous Restaurant Scene with Her Sister

At this point in the film, her sister has had it with her because she believes that Cecilia sent her a nasty email, but it was Adrian (of course). 

Suddenly, when she’s sitting at the table with her sister at the dinner table, a knife rises in mid-air and quickly slices her sister’s throat! Of course, Cecilia is terrified, shocked, and in a state of paralysis. There’s no way she can prove her innocence at this moment. 

The audience feels more for her because it seems like Adrian has won with all of his carefully pre-meditated antics. 

The Final Revenge

When Cecilia’s in the mental hospital because everyone thinks she’s completely lost her mind, she gets a visit from Adrian’s brother, who drops a bomb on her. He tells her that Adrian switched her placebo birth control pills and she could be pregnant!

At this point, could you imagine being pregnant with the seed of a psychotic, abusive man? 

His brother tells her that she should consider going back to Adrian because he’s not dead! Ultimately, she agrees to meet with him, only to give him a taste of his own medicine!

She plays the victim and cries a bit to excuse herself to the restroom where she secretly puts on the invisible suit. Can you believe she comes back out and slices his throat, goes back to take the suit off, and then perfectly positions herself to scream in disbelief in front of the cameras? 

Oh, and the police were outside. 

Smart girl. 

She got the money and her freedom, even though she lost her sister. 

Love Thrillers, But Hate the Anxiety It Brings? 

Some of us love scary movies of all sorts. However, the intense emotions that some films bestow is a little much for some people. 

Besides, who says your stomach has to be tied in knots the entire time?

Some people want to watch thrillers without the added anxiety that the jump scares bring to the table. 

We bet you didn’t know that CBD pairs exceptionally well with scary movies and thrillers because the compound encourages full-body relaxation—making it the perfect product that’ll lighten the mood when needed. 

Sure, specific product selection is up for debate because there are so many amazing products on the market, but CBD capsules give you all the CBD you need to kick back and enjoy whatever comes your way. 

Even if it’s a psycho, abusive husband who created an invisible suit to torture his wife!

Super7 Announce 4 Day Spectacular Stay-At-Home-Ic-Con Special!

Oh, July. Normally you would have Super7 gearing up for a week of hanging out with our fans and friends and launching exciting new exclusives in San Diego. But as 2020 continues to remind us, this is no normal year—and we’re all stuck at home, wondering how to survive one of our favorite months without our favorite get-together.

And then we wondered: what if we could still make it happen?

Introducing the Super7 Spectacular Stay-at-home-ic-con Special! Four days of fun, with daily videos from Super7—including exclusive toy releases, product reviews, guest appearances, daily giveaways, and more. Join our fearless host Brian Flynn as he brings that summer excitement through the silver (or space gray, or rose gold) screen.

Tune in for a new video—and loads of exclusives and debuts—every day from July 22-23 at 9am PST on Instagram (@super7) and YouTube (youtube.com/Super7Official).

Day 1 – Turtle Power – Super7 will be kicking off Stay-at-home-ic-con with our favorite mutant reptiles. Catch the exclusive releases and special guest, Super7 designer and member of the Foot Clan, Diego Estolano.

Day 2 – Unexpected & Awesome – For Day 2, we’re back with some unexpected awesomeness, featuring Super7 designer and resident Peanuts expert, Nomi Kane.

Day 3 – Monster Mix – The special continues with a third day of summer fun. This time around – it’s all about Monsters. Tune in for exclusive drops and visits from Josh Herbolsheimer and Kyle Wlodyga from Super7.

Day 4 – Designer Delights – Rounding off our four day adventure with Designer Delights featuring guest appearances by not one, but two of the best independent toy designers out there: Pete “Bootleg” Goral of Killer Bootlegs and David Healy from Healey Made.

Super7 is delighted to bring a little excitement to our fans and the toy community all over the world in these trying times. We hope the Stay-at-home-ic-con gives everyone a taste of normality with a twist of something new. See you all there!

For more information and updates head over to Super7.com/special

4 Home Cinema Solutions for Lockdown

Are you battling to keep the boredom at bay during the lockdown? It is a challenge with which almost every household from around the globe is currently faced – and it is the perfect excuse to set up an epic home cinema for your family to enjoy! Not sure where or how to start? Here is a list of the most essential home cinema solutions to consider purchasing.

How to finance your home cinema

As incredible as a home cinema is, there is no escaping the fact that setting it up is far from cheap! So, if you do not have the necessary cash on hand to pay for everything immediately, what are the options available to you concerning financing? Here is a breakdown:

  • A payday loan: A payday Wonga loan is a short-term loan that is an ideal choice if you are simply short on cash at the moment. If, after payday, you will be able to settle the full amount of furnishing your home cinema, then this is the way to go.
  • A personal loan: If you don’t have the necessary funds for a while yet, you should consider going the personal loan route. The good news is that you can take out a loan for the specific amount that you need so that you don’t land up in a tremendous amount of debt. Be sure to check out Cash Lady for safe personal and payday loans.
  • Borrowing money from relatives: Be very careful about borrowing money from your loved ones. Your relationship can be negatively affected if you are unable to pay them back on time!

Custom stands

Custom stands can be crafted to fit in with the already-existing décor of your chosen home cinema room. They look stunning and are practical too. Most people use them to support their cinema speakers for an optimized audio experience. Read More

Speakers

Speaking of speakers, you should consider going that extra mile in relation to this aspect of your home theater system. Along with placing speakers on the right and left of your AV unit, it is worthwhile placing a center channel speaker, too. This additional speaker is placed centrally and helps to contribute to that 360-degree cinema experience that you only can’t fake!

Custom AV units

The AV unit is the heart of your home cinema, hence the reason why it is not the area on which you want to skimp! Spend a little bit more on a trusted brand, such as Denon, and you are sure to enjoy every moment of your time spent catching up on your favorite TV shows and movies.

Custom screens

When it comes to screens, it goes without saying that bigger is better! However, don’t get too excited before you measure how much space you have available. From there, you can instruct the supplier regarding sizing and other aesthetic details.

Feeling inspired? It is time to make your home cinema dreams come true! Here’s to banishing lockdown boredom for good.

Class is Now in Session as MY HERO ONE’S JUSTICE 2 Launches for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and Steam

Go Beyond and Continue the Fight for Justice!

SANTA CLARA, Calif., (March 13, 2020) – Leading developer and publisher of anime video games, BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc. today announced that MY HERO ONE’S JUSTICE® 2 is now available for purchase in the Americas for the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch™, and PC via STEAM®. MY HERO ONE’S JUSTICE 2 is the second video game developed under the MY HERO ONE’S JUSTICE title and is an anime-action fighting game based off the wildly popular Shonen Jump series.

In MY HERO ONE’S JUSTICE 2, the original cast members from MY HERO ONE’S JUSTICE will be joined by a slew of new heroes and villains, totaling up to 40 playable characters. New characters such as Yakuza captain Kai Chisaki, Mr. Compress and Twice from the League of Villains, U.A. High School third-year students Mirio Togata, Tamaki Amajiki, and Nejire Hado of “The Big 3”, and Class 1-A’s Mina Ashido and Minoru Mineta are just some of the new characters in MY HERO ONE’S JUSTICE 2. Characters from the previous MY HERO ONE’S JUSTICE will have upgraded abilities to mirror their growth in the anime.

New stages and stories from the anime series will also be included in MY HERO ONE’S JUSTICE 2 along with updated gameplay, giving players a more robust MY HERO ONE’S JUSTICE experience. In addition to the new characters, stages, and storylines, MY HERO ONE’S JUSTICE 2 features multiple modes including Story Mode, Mission Mode, and Arcade Mode as well as new customization options for every character. For the first time ever, MY HERO ONE’S JUSTICE 2 introduces a brand-new dodge mechanic that enables players to evade attacks from opponents, adding a new layer of tactical gameplay to the fight.

MY HERO ONE’S JUSTICE 2 brings together all of our favorite characters, along with some new heroes and villains that fans will surely love” said Stephen Akana, Senior Global Brand Manager at BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc. “MY HERO ONE’S JUSTICE 2 takes all the quirkiness and intense battles of MY HERO ONE’S JUSTICE to the next grade level and delivers a video game that truly mirrors the anime’s over-the-top battles and drama  that all fans can enjoy!”

For more information about MY HERO ONE’S JUSTICE 2 or other titles from BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc., please visit; https://www.bandainamcoent.com, follow us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/BandaiNamcoUS, or join the conversation on Twitter at https://www.twitter.com/BandaiNamcoUS

SD GUNDAM G GENERATION CROSS RAYS Brings in Even More Timelines with Added Dispatch Mission Set 4

SD GUNDAM G GENERATION CROSS RAYS continues to explore more timelines and eras from the legendary GUNDAM universe with the launch of its March update, Added Dispatch Mission Set 4, available now. BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc. has posted a new trailer outlining the new content available in the update, including a mission from After War Gundam X Next Prologue: “With you, if it’s with you.”

The full lineup of dispatches coming as part of SD GUNDAM G GENERATION CROSS RAYS Added Dispatch Mission Set 4 includes:

  • “With you, if it’s with you” from After War Gundam X Next Prologue
  • “Rising on Earth Mission!” from Gundam Reconguista in G
  • “The New School of Master Asia Aura of Royalty Mission!” from G Gundam
  • “Kio’s Decision: Together with the Gundam Mission!” from Gundam AGE 

Each new mission will include new units, BGMs, characters and more. In addition to this new content in DLC #4, the video also details the content that was made available as part of Sets 1-3. All of the content from Sets 1-4 is included as part of the SD GUNDAM G GENERATION CROSS RAYS Season Pass.

To see how SD GUNDAM G GENERATION CROSS RAYS brings together even more of these iconic moments from the GUNDAM universe, you can view the trailer for Added Dispatch Mission Set 4 at the following YouTube link:

SD GUNDAM G GENERATION CROSS RAYS bridges four iconic eras within the MOBILE SUIT GUNDAM universe, spanning MOBILE SUIT GUNDAM WING, MOBILE SUIT GUNDAM SEED, MOBILE SUIT GUNDAM 00 and MOBILE SUIT GUNDAM IRON-BLOODED ORPHANS, all culminating to deliver the ultimate tactical RPG experience. Leveraging the series’ unique “Development,” “Design” and “Capture” mechanics, tacticians will battle for the principles of hope, freedom, reformation and instinct as they pave the way for a new era of Gundam. The game is available now on STEAM® for PC.

Win a Family (4) Pack to the Kansas City Screening of “My Spy”

Media Mikes has teamed up with their friends at STX Entertainment to give (25) readers the chance to win a family pack of (4) passes to attend the Kansas City screening of the new comedy “My Spy.”

The film will be screened on Wednesday, March 11th, at the AMC Studio 28 Theatre in Olathe, Kansas and will begin at 7:00 pm.

All you have to do is click HERE. The first (25) readers to do so will receive a family pack of (4) passes to attend the screening. This is a first come/first serve giveaway. Once all allotted passes have been claimed the giveaway is ended. Good luck!

THE ULTIMATE MUSICAL ADVENTURE ON THE HIGH SEAS KISS KRUISE X RETURNS OCTOBER 30 – NOVEMBER 4, 2020

QUEENSRŸCHE, RATT, AND CHRIS JERICHO’S BAND FOZZY ARE SET TO JOIN KISS AS THEY CELEBRATE A DECADE AT SEA

The most popular Gold Record Award winning American group of all time and iconic Rock and Roll Hall of Famers KISS have once again partnered up with the industry leaders in music festivals at sea, Sixthman to announce the upcoming voyage of The KISS Kruise X. The KISS Navy will set sail for their tenth mission from Miami to Harvest Caye, Belize & Roatan, Honduras from October 30 – November 4, 2020 aboard Norwegian Pearl.

The announcement comes on the heels of 2019’s sold-out KISS Kruise IX, from where the band announced live onboard that their final show of all time will take place in July 2021Fans can go to TheKissKruise.com for more information on pricing and availability. From KISS’s electrifying shows and exciting activities with each member of the band to autograph sessions with artists from the lineup and much more, the tenth adventure is sure to be an experience of a lifetime.

Beyond their onboard rock shows, KISS is bringing their rare memorabilia collection, the KISS Expo, back to the high seas. Additionally, Queensryche, Ratt, and Chris Jericho’s band Fozzy are set to join KISS as they celebrate a decade at sea with more to be announced in the near future.

A destination of her own, Norwegian Pearl offers guests Norwegian Cruise Line’s signature freedom and flexibility to enjoy 11 onboard bars and lounges, 15 dining experiences, a casino, one outdoor pool, hot tubs, and a full menu of spa treatments. Prices for the cruise start at $1,380 with flexible payment options available and a low deposit of $250 per person. 

Connect with the KISS Kruise at TheKissKruise.comand on FacebookTwitter and Instagram #TheKISSKruise

4 Things We Can’t Wait to See in the Next Phase of the MCU


Mahershala Ali, Tessa Thompson & Taika W” (CC BY-SA 2.0) by Gage Skidmore

Superheroes may have been big business at the box office for a number of years now, but 2019 has the comic book movie genre undoubtedly reach all-new heights.

Avengers: Endgame eventually managed to unseat Avatar to become the highest-grossing movie of all-time at the end of July, with the moment undoubtedly highlighting how Marvel Studios has become an absolute blockbuster powerhouse. Of course, one obvious question has been raised by that level of success – just how do you go about topping it?

Plans for the future

The future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) has certainly been left in an intriguing position.

After all, Endgame is likely to prove to be the swansong for a host of characters who have anchored Marvel Studios movies in recent years. Without getting into spoilers that includes Steve Rogers and Tony Stark, although Spider-Man: Far From Home certainly offered up a tantalising glimpse as to how the latter’s position as a genius inventor and one of the richest characters from fiction could mean he still has an influence on proceedings to come.

However, it is fair to say the departure of a few key players does open the MCU up to some fresh blood and the recent announcements made at Comic-Con in San Diego certainly highlight that there are plenty of plans for the future. Here, we look at just a few of the things we are most excited about.

1. Finally, a Black Widow movie

While Natasha Romanoff has featured in a raft of the MCU’s best-loved blockbusters, she has had to wait a long time for her own moment in the spotlight. Scarlett Johansson has been a lynchpin of the franchise and she thoroughly deserves to be put front and center in a standalone adventure.


Avengers Black Widow poster” (CC BY-SA 2.0) by marvelousRoland

2. A new Blade

Wesley Snipes has become synonymous with Blade through the years and it was always clear that a big name would be needed if the character was ever to be rebooted. Well, Marvel has really pulled it out of the bag in style with the casting of Mahershala Ali and even his predecessor can’t wait to see him in action.

3. Portman becomes Thor

Natalie Portman did not have a great deal to do in the first two Thor films and then she was overlooked entirely when the God of Thunder went cosmic in the brilliant Ragnarok. However, she looks set to play a pivotal role in the series’ fourth outing, as she is intriguingly set to become Mighty Thor in the movie.

4. Will The Eternals be a success?

Marvel has a strong history of introducing its lesser-known characters to the big screen with major success, but can they pull the trick off once again with The Eternals? The big-name cast including Angelina Jolie, Salma Hayek, Brian Tyree Henry and Richard Madden could certainly help the movie’s cause.

Plenty to look forward to

There is so much to look forward to in the next phase of the MCU and we haven’t even touched upon the slate of TV shows that are being made or the big-screen debut of Shang-Chi and the eagerly anticipated Doctor Strange sequel.

Marvel Studios is arguably at the top of its game right now and it will be fascinating to see whether these adventures will help them keep it going for years to come.

Book Review “The Art of Toy Story 4”

“Toy Story” is a franchise that started Pixar and continues to win the hearts of audiences over 20 years. With the recent release of the latest installment, “Toy Story 4”, that means a new art of book has been released. I still have my “The Art of Toy Story 3” and was just looking through it recently, which is still one of my favorites. This book dives right into the movie and behind-the-scenes content including great concept art, landscapes and character development over the film’s development. If you are of fan of these book and the “Toy Story” franchise, I would definitely recommend checking this out!

Page 4-5 John Lee, digital painting [Bo Peep & Woody]

Official Synopsis: With a story that’s spanned more than 20 years, the adventures of Woody, Buzz Lightyear, and the gang have captured the hearts of millions. The Art of Toy Story 4 invites readers to explore the next installment of Pixar’s beloved franchise through never-before-seen concept art, character studies, process animation, storyboards, colorscripts, and more. Featuring exclusive interviews with the production team on the making of the film and insights into their creative vision, The Art of Toy Story 4 reveals the vivid imagination that brought this story to life.

“The Art of Toy Story 4” kicks off with a solid introduction from Josh Cooley, who actually directed “Toy Story 4”. Josh also directed “Riley’s First Date”, which was a short film following the film “Inside Out”. He also worked as a story artist on the Academy Award®-winning films The Incredibles, Ratatouille, and Up, and Golden Globe®-winning Cars, and served as the story supervisor on Academy Award®-winning Inside Out. I personally was a bigger fan of “Toy Story 3” in terms of favorite films in the franchise but I do feel like he gives a lot of heart to “Toy Story 4” and delivers a solid film.

Pages 108-109 John Lee, digital painting [Buzz at amusement park]

Closing out the book there is a great foreword from the incomparable Annie Potts, who voices ‘Bo Peep’ in “Toy Story” and “Toy Story 2”, and returns in “Toy Story 4”. She has appeared in numerous feature films including the “Ghostbusters” franchise, Pretty in Pink, and Corvette Summer for which she received a Golden Globe Award nomination. I enjoyed this foreword and it is a great ending to the book given great insight into the role and her involvement with the film. Overall the book is another hit for Chronicle Books, they have been extremely consistent with their “Art of” books and never disappoint.

Pages 124-125 Deanna Marsigliese, digital [Bunny concept art]

4 Things You Need To Know About New Recreational Marijuana Trends In 2019

The cannabis industry is growing. In fact, many states have legalized cannabis and its bi-products because lawmakers have begun to understand its importance. Many are using it for medical or recreational reasons. However, due to the controversy that follows the substance, many more states are still deliberating on the issue. As a result, the cannabis business is booming, with companies innovating products from cannabis.

1) More Women Using Weed

Unlike in the previous years, the percentage of women taking marijuana is increasing rapidly. Research and countries legalizing cannabis have contributed to the increase. With companies like Badass Glass online headshop, smoking has become more fun. They have a variety of beautiful glassware like bongs and glass rigs that make smoking more comfortable. Unlike the traditional way of smoking, when using products like car carp, you look more elegant and fashionable. It is enticing for many people to try a new experience. Women understand the importance of CBD products and health effects. They are also buying the beauty products made up of the CBD. More women will start using weed.

2) Building Beverages Boom

As countries continue to legalize marijuana, there is quite some research on cannabis beverages. Some companies are using THC since it can dissolve easily in alcohol. Some are also trying it in other drinks like juice and soda. Last year the product was launched in the MJBIz conference. It was meant to allow people to use cannabis when taking the usual beverages. People are looking forward to having a new experience with cannabis. Currently, people smoke bhang, but soon, people will have more options. They will either smoke or use cannabis drinking. Because of the health benefits, many people might prefer cannabis beverage. They will take a break from caffeine, alcohol, and tobacco. The alcohol companies have an interest in cannabis. It is likely to outdo the alcohol business with the invention of cannabis liquid.

3) Use of CBD Product

CBD is an abbreviation for cannabidiol. You can get the CBD chemical compound in marijuana. Unlike in the past, many companies are making products from CBD. Do not be shocked if you buy some chocolate and gums made from CBD. Companies are also using it to make beauty products such as creams, bathing soaps, and oil. Some use it in beverages such as coffee and beer. It is also used to treat some pets. The significant benefits of using CBD in products are the management of anxiety, depression, and pain. It helps to lessen the tension in the people who have schizophrenia or psychosis. It is also useful in the treatment of epilepsy. It is used in beauty products since it can heal acne.

4) Products That Target the Outcome

For so long, many countries have illegalized cannabis for long. Despite that, so many people are flocking in dispensaries seeking for cannabis products. Many people expect the youths to be the only people using weed. Currently, the old and most especially the women are the primary customers. Due to the increasing demand, marketers are busy looking for products that will give a specific sensation. The cannabis industry will continue growing as the sectors continue making more cannabis products.

“Toy Story 4” Summer Road Trip Rolls into Kansas City on June 23rd

 Attention “Toy Story” fans, this announcement is for YOU!

  On Sunday, June 23rd, the “Toy Story 4” Summer Road Trip will be making a stop in the Kansas City area. A “Toy Story 4”-themed RV will roll into Kansas City, featuring photo opportunities for fans, film-themed prizes, carnival games and lots of family-friendly fun.     

Local “Toy Story” fans are invited to take part in the activities. Two film ambassadors will be on hand to share details about fan-favorite characters—Woody, Buzz, Bo Peep—as well as new characters coming to the big screen—Forky, Bunny, Ducky and Duke Caboom, among others—learn more about this all-new adventure.     

The event will be held at the AMC Town Center 20, 11701 Nall Ave. in Leawood, Kansas and will run from 10:00 am through 3:00 pm.