On May 29th, Behemoth will release a new EP, A Forest, digitally worldwide (with additional physical copies available for purchase). For a preview of this 4-track collection, a video for the title track – a cover version of The Cure‘s classic “A Forest” – featuring guest vocals by Shining‘s Niklas Kvarforth, can be viewed at: https://youtu.be/wYZdaYobCSU
Front-man Nergal comments: “Covering music outside of metal is a challenge – covering legendary music is an even greater challenge…that is what drove us throughout this process. A lot of bands try it and a lot of bands fail; subjectively, I love the outcome and it ranks amongst my favourite Behemoth covers alongside Killing Joke‘s ‘Total Invasion’ and Siekiera‘s ‘Ludzie Wschodu’. For the second time in 2020, I’ve recruited Niklas Kvarforth from Shining. Niklas’ psychotic appearance, attitude and vibe was a key element to our representation of the music and the only man who could give the performance the same depth as the original. On top of this, the ‘A Forest‘ EP contains two brand-new Behemoth songs, ‘Shadows Ov Ea Cast Upon Golgotha’ and ‘Evoe’. The tracks act as a continuation on from ‘ILYAYD‘ – no more, no less. We hope this brings some respite for anyone struggling during these strange times on our planet! Stay safe, stay positive, Hail Satan!”
A Forest track-listing 1. A Forest (feat. Niklas Kvarforth) 2. A Forest (Live from Merry Christless, Warsaw, Poland, December 2018) [feat. Niklas Kvarforth] 3. Shadows ov Ea Cast Upon Golgotha 4. Evoe
Behemoth released their latest full-length, I Loved You At Your Darkest, in 2018 to critical acclaim. I Loved You At Your Darkest marked a milestone in the history of the band, being not only their most successful album, but also an audiovisual masterpiece: from its detailed, blasphemous artwork, to the highly vicious and at the same time deeply emotional tracks, Behemoth once again played with fire – and ignited a wildfire burning the narrowminded bigotry of Christianity down to the ground.
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 JUSTICEwill 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 modesincluding 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!”
On May 3rd, Amon Amarth will release their 11th full-length, Berserker, via Metal Blade Records (North America)/Sony Music (International)! For a preview of the album, the video for the new single, “Crack the Sky”, can be viewed at:http://www.amonamarth.com
Directed by Roboshobo, “Crack the Sky” is the second of a trilogy of music videos from Berserker (the first clip being “Raven’s Flight”) – each one increasingly epic in its scope, further immersing the viewer in the world of Amon Amarth. Much like the songs on Berserker, the videos present Amon Amarthto its fullest. The cast features Josh Barnett as “the Berserker” (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Josh_Barnett) and Erick Rowan as “Thor” (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Erick_Rowan), among others.
To pre-order Berserker, please visit amonamarth.lnk.to/berserker – where the album is available in the following formats: –digipak-CD –deluxe box set [digipak-CD, shield (~12″x12″), patch (~4″x4″) – limited to 500 copies in US] –opaque white w/ black splatter vinyl (limited to 1200 copies) –opaque white w/ silver haze vinyl (retail exclusive – limited to 1300 copies) –clear w/ red splatter vinyl (webstore exclusive – limited to 750 copies) –black w/ red haze vinyl (webstore exclusive – limited to 750 copies)
Comprising 12 monstrous heavy metal anthems that bulge with irresistible melodic hooks, bursts of thrilling savagery and moments of spine-tingling dynamic drama, Berserker is the result of the huge surge of creativity and a collective desire to keep moving forward with no compromise. From the disarming melodrama and explosive riffing of opener “Fafner’s Gold” and the brutish simplicity of the rampaging “Crack The Sky” to the epic fury of “Raven’s Flight” and the grim, gritty storytelling of “Ironside” and “Skoll and Hati”, Berserker is an album full of trademark Amon Amarth bluster and bite but with every aspect of the band’s sound somehow refined, sonically enhanced and made vastly more potent, both in terms of metal oomph and emotional power. Neatly summing up the spirit behind these exhilarating new songs is the album’s semi-title track, “The Berserker At Stamford Bridge”: a visceral but vivid historical tale, recounting the Vikings last stand against the English army in 1066 and the mind-bending heroics of one axe-wielding warrior.
Showcasing an undeniable and startling upgrade for every aspect of Amon Amarth‘s iconic sound, Berserker was recorded in Los Angeles with renowned studio guru Jay Ruston (Anthrax/Stone Sour) manning the controls. After recording several rounds of professional demos for the new songs (initially with fellow Swedish metal icon Peter Tägtgren and then later with Ruston himself) the band crossed the Atlantic to make final the recordings in LA, eager to take a fresh approach to the album-making process.
“For me, this is Amon Amarth 2.0,” vocalist Johan Hegg declares. “I think what we’ve done here is give ourselves the space to explore other parts of our musicality and who we are as a band. If you’re content with where you’re at, what’s the point of continuing? We always want to come up with new ideas and find new ways of doing things and to create bigger and better shows and really try to improve every aspect of what the band is. We want to try to keep growing and to do this for as long as we have the possibility to do so, because this is the best fucking job in the world.”
Berserker track-listing 1. Fafner’s Gold 2. Crack the Sky 3. Mjölner, Hammer of Thor 4. Shield Wall 5. Valkyria 6. Raven’s Flight 7. Ironside 8. The Berserker at Stamford Bridge 9. When Once Again We Can Set Our Sails 10. Skoll and Hati 11. Wings of Eagles 12. Into the Dark
In support of Berserker, Amon Amarth will head out on the road with Slayer, Lamb of God, and Cannibal Corpse in North America, starting May 2nd. See below for all dates!
Slayer “Leg Five: North America” tour dates w/Lamb of God, Amon Amarth, Cannibal Corpse May 2 – Ak-Chin Amphitheatre – Phoenix, AZ May 3 – Isleta Amphitheatre – Albuquerque, NM May 5 – UTEP/Don Haskins Center – El Paso, TX May 7 – Bert Ogden Arena – Edinburg, TX May 8 – The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory – Dallas, TX May 10 – MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre – Tampa, FL May 11 – Coral Sky Amphitheatre – West Palm Beach, FL May 13 – Big Sandy Superstore Arena – Huntington, WV May 14 – Merriweasther Post Pavilion – Columbia, MD May 16 – Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center – Noblesville, IN May 17 – Providence Medical Center Amphitheatre – Bonner Springs, KS May 19 – DTE Energy Music Center – Clarkston, MI May 20 – Covel Centre – Youngstown, OH May 22 – Canadian Tire Centre – Ottawa, ON May 24 – BB&T Pavilion – Camdel, NJ May 25 – Xfinity Center – Mansfield, MA
This September heavy metal overlords Amon Amarth will descend from the land of ice and snow to headline a history-making charge across North America with fellow Swedish warlords and carnage is on the menu.
Berserker World Tour – Raid Of North American Dates w/Arch Enemy, At The Gates, and Grand Magus September 26 – Seattle, WA – Showbox SODO September 27 – Portland, OR – Roseland Theater September, 28 – Vancouver, BC – PNE Forum September 30 – Edmonton, AB – Edmonton Convention Centre October 1 – Calgary, AB – Grey Eagle October 3 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex October 4 – Denver, CO – Fillmore Auditorium October 6 – Minneapolis, MN – Skyway Theater October 7 – Chicago, IL – The Riviera Theater October 9 – Toronto, ON – Rebel October 10 – Montreal, QC – M Telus October 12 – New York, NY – Hammerstein Ballroom October 15 – Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore October 16 – Atlanta, GA – Tabernacle October 18 – New Orleans, LA – The Fillmore October 19 – Houston, TX – House Of Blues October 20 – San Antonio, TX – The Aztec Theatre October 23 – Las Vegas, NV – House Of Blues October 25 – San Francisco, CA – The Warfield October 26 – Los Angeles, CA – The Palladium
Limited Edition Marvel’s Spider-Man PS4 Pro Bundle Available Now
WHAT: PlayStation, in collaboration with Insomniac Games and Marvel Games, announced today the global release of the brand new video game, Marvel’s Spider-Man, available exclusively for PlayStation®4 and PlayStation®4 Pro for $59.99 MSRP.
Marvel’s Spider-Man is a brand-new original, action-packed adventure for the famous web-slinger. Play as an experienced Spider-Man who has spent eight years behind the mask, defeating new threats as they emerge. Using his boundless acrobatic agility and active combat style, Spider-Man has mastered an evolved set of moves. Swinging through Marvel’s New York feels exhilarating, flying past iconic districts and Marvel landmarks.
“We’re deeply privileged to collaborate with PlayStation and Marvel Games. We’ve poured our souls into Marvel’s Spider-Manwith the hope of creating a compelling new take on the iconic wall-crawler that remains authentic to the character’s core,” said Bryan Intihar, Creative Director of Insomniac Games.
“It’s been thrilling to watch our three powerhouses – Marvel, PlayStation, and Insomniac, come together to make the Spider-Man game we’ve always wanted to play,” said Shawn Layden, Chairman of Worldwide Studios, PlayStation. “Today, fans will finally get the chance to jump into this new completely original adventure available only on PlayStation.”
Alongside the game’s release today, the limited edition Marvel’s Spider-Man PS4 Pro bundle is also now available and includes a customized Amazing Red 1TB PS4 Pro console, a matching DualShock 4 wireless controller, and the Marvel’s Spider-Mangame. This bundle is available for $399.99 MSRP.
WHEN: Launches today, September 7, 2018
WHERE: Available now at participating retail stores and digitally on PlayStation Store
Hilarity Ensues in The Latest Launch Trailer Featuring the Swashbuckling Gang
LONDON – July 17, 2018 – Outright Games today announced that much-anticipated open world adventure game, Adventure Time: Pirates of Enchiridion, is available starting today on Nintendo Switch™, PlayStation®4, Xbox One™ and PC for $39.99. Based on Cartoon Network’s award-winning TV series, Adventure Time, the game is rated E10 for Everyone and is available at retail locations and first-party digital stores in the US starting today, July 17th and will launch globally July 20th.
The latest side-splitting adventure will have gamers setting sail as they play as Finn,Jake, BMO and Marceline to explore fan-favorite kingdoms and meet the beloved characters from Cartoon Network’s popular TV animation series, Adventure Time.
The game starts with a flooded Land of Ooo, in which familiar kingdoms are cut off from each other by rising waters. In their newly constructed boat, named Jeff, Finn and Jake set sail to investigate what the junk went down.
During their adventures, Finn and Jake will recruit friends to join their crew, jump into swashbuckling fights, interrogate characters for clues, and traverse the new and dangerous sea to locations across Ooo.
Adventure Time: Pirates of the Enchiridion Gameplay Features Include:
Freely explore the Land of Ooo
3D visuals that match the art-style of the show
Playable fan-favorite characters: Finn, Jake, BMO, and Marceline
An original Adventure Time story, voiced by the series’ voice cast.
Pirates – “Shiver me timbers!”
Adventure Time: Pirates of the Enchiridion is now available in the US on Nintendo Switch™, PlayStation®4, Xbox One™ and PC on July 17, 2018 and July 20, 2018 globally.
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About Outright Games:
Founded in 2016, and based in the UK and US, Outright Games is a family business making family entertainment. We are passionate about creating great games with quality licenses, as we understand the value of brands, and the relationships they share with consumers. We use our expertise to create high-quality video games, combined with our ability to distribute on a global scale. Wherever the Outright Games logo is found, you can feel assured that the game will be suitable and fun for the whole family to play together.
Cartoon Network is Turner’s global entertainment brand and the # 1 animation network in the U.S., offering the best in original content for kids and families with such hits as, Adventure Time, The Powerpuff Girls, Steven Universe, We Bare Bears and The Amazing World of Gumball. Seen in 192 countries and over 400 million homes, Cartoon Network inspires the next generation of creators and innovators by engaging its audience at the intersection of creativity and technology. Its award-winning pro-social initiative, Stop Bullying: Speak Up is an acknowledged and often used resource for kids and adults looking for tools that can assist in dealing with the ongoing issue of bullying.
Cartoon Network is part of Turner, a WarnerMedia company, a global entertainment, sports and news company that creates premium content and delivers exceptional experiences to fans whenever and wherever they consume content. These efforts are fueled by data-driven insights and industry-leading technology. Turner owns and operates some of the most valuable brands in the world, including Adult Swim, Bleacher Report, Boomerang, Cartoon Network, CNN, ELEAGUE, FilmStruck, Great Big Story, HLN, iStreamPlanet, Super Deluxe, TBS, Turner Classic Movies (TCM), TNT, truTV and Turner Sports.
Berlin, Germany, (January 5, 2017) – Zoobe Message Entertainment has confirmed both a partnership with Peanuts Worldwide and a launch of the new Peanuts StoryGIF app for iOS and Android. The app, released in late December, hit Apple’s Top 10 list almost immediately. Zoobe’s trendy app platform allows digital natives and early adopters across the globe to share in their love of this timeless property with socially shareable text-ready animations featuring Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Woodstock, Lucy, Linus and more loveable characters from the iconic 66 year old property.
Fans can choose from over 100 snarky-sweet Chuck & Friends images to create customizable, short movie messages for friends and family. The Zoobe Peanuts StoryGIF works both from the home screen and inside the new iOS10 Messages app.
“The Peanuts brand is a classic, with adorable characters and storylines,” said Naz Amarchi-Cuevas, CEO Zoobe. “We know that fans are choosing to communicate via snack-sized text messaging, and pairing this experience with a top brand such as Peanuts allows us to entertain and delight.”
On October 2, 1950, three kids appeared on the funny pages of seven newspapers. Over the next 50 years, Charlie Brown, Patty and Shermy would be joined by a whole cast of characters that forever changed the landscape of the newspaper comics, becoming one of the most popular and influential in the history of the business, with nearly 18,000 strips published in all.Today, the Peanuts gang are stars of some of the most beloved holiday children’s television specials of all time, featured in books, music, theme parks, and a wide variety of consumer products, and the hit 2015 feature film The Peanuts Movie, from Blue Sky Studios and Twentieth Century Fox.
“Peanuts is timeless, and we’ve been able to maintain the brand’s popularity by knowing our audience, and meeting them where they are,” said Roz Nowicki, Executive Vice President of Peanuts Worldwide and Iconix Brands’ Entertainment Group. “Zoobe has a strong track record of digitizing classic properties, while still holding onto the authenticity that makes them great.”
Peanuts, Peanuts Winter and Peanuts New Years StoryGIF-packs just launched, Zoobe plans to add additional celebration-themed content for key times. The Zoobe Peanuts StoryGIF app is available for both iOS and Android for $.99. http://storygif.net/peanuts
Zoobe is the leading character voice-messaging app that works for both iOS and Android. It enables 3D animated characters to perform their user’s voice messages and then creates easy-to-share video clips. Zoobe’s StoryGIF Apps are snack-size, socially shareable, text-ready animations featuring today’s most iconic characters. These trendy apps, geared toward early adaptors, allow fans to express themselves in an exciting new way; taking text communication to a whole new level. Easy and inexpensive. Quick and convenient. Through its expressive power Zoobe redefines how we connect with each other in our daily smartphone communication; with an international reach that has led to major partnerships with companies such as Sanrio, Peanuts Worldwide, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Capcom, ZeptoLab, WWF, AIS, StudioCanal and more.
The PEANUTS characters and related intellectual property are owned by Peanuts Worldwide LLC, a joint venture owned 80% by Iconix Brand Group, Inc. and 20% by members of the Charles M. Schulz family.
Berlin, October 6, 2016 – Zoobe Message Entertainment confirmed a partnership with Sanrio GmbH for multiple brands starting with the crown jewel Hello Kitty. Under the deal, Zoobe will create multiple digital products featuring the beloved brands both in 2D and 3D animation. To begin, the Berlin-based startup chose to launch the “Hello Kitty StoryGIF app” last week first on iMessage, Apple’s long-awaited and stylish messaging platform that now includes stickers, apps and other fun features; hitting the Top 10 list almost immediately.
Today the app also launched on Android furthering the connection with fans digitally for Sanrio’s consumer products powerhouse. Millions of digital natives and other early adopters can now select from over 50 adorable animations and multiple upcoming themes to create and text unlimited customizable and socially shareable StoryGIFs featuring Hello Kitty and friends.
“Hello Kitty’s continued global allure to fans of all ages is astounding,” said Zoobe CEO, Naz Amarchi-Cuevas. “These quick-text GIF stories are snack-sized treats that bring Hello Kitty to life in a whole new way. They connect the brand via emotion and humor through playful story-telling with the expressive animations.”
Zoobe’s next Sanrio StoryGIF apps are expected to feature Gudetama, Mr. Men & Little Miss and Chococat in the coming weeks. Each app will be followed by themed packs to further contribute to the story creation.
“This new StoryGif app by Zoobe is like nothing currently on the market,” said Egita Di Filippo, Head of Digital Content, EMEA for Sanrio. “We are excited to be on the forefront of a new digital movement with Zoobe, who is leading the way in the marketplace; bridging the messaging world, consumer products and entertainment. Our fans are already in love with the Hello Kitty StoryGIF app, and having as much fun as we did in the development of it, by spreading our company’s motto “Small Gift, Big Smile!” through animations in their messages.”
Zoobe is the leading character voice-messaging app that works for both iOS and Android. It enables 3D animated characters to perform their user’s voice messages and then creates easy-to-share video clips. Through its expressive power Zoobe redefines how we connect with each other in our daily smartphone communication. Our international reach has led to major partnerships with companies such as Sanrio, Sony Pictures, Capcom, ZeptoLab, WWF, AIS, StudioCanal and more.
ABOUT HELLO KITTY. Hello Kitty was born in London in 1974. Over the years she has become one of the most unique and fascinating characters ever created, a worldwide social icon with relevance to women of all ages, ethnicities and economic backgrounds as well as an inspiration to artists and designers. Her motto is: you can never have too many friends.
ABOUT SANRIO. Shintaro Tsuji founded Sanrio Company Ltd. in Japan in 1960 with the motto “Small Gift, Big Smile” and the aim of bringing happiness to people’s lives through inexpensive goods. His company is today not only home to superstar Hello Kitty, but a global brand concentrated on developing significant marketing strategies for classic Sanrio Characters like My Melody, Kerokerokeroppi, Bad Badtz- Maru, Little Twin Stars, Cinnamoroll, Pompompurin, Sugarbunnies, Chococat, Tuxedo Sam, Jewelpet, Kuromi, Charmmykitty and newer acquisitions like the British icons Mr. Men and Little Miss.
Vusay Transforms Online Viewing Into a Powerful Interactive Social Experience
SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 8, 2014—Wendell Brown, founder of groundbreaking tech companies Teleo, LiveOps, Nularis and eVoice, announces his latest venture, Vusay (pronounced view-say). Vusay is a powerful platform that makes online videos interactive with any device, vusay.com or any website with digital content. With Vusay’s point-in-time commenting technology, instead of just passively watching videos, viewers can immediately add their thoughts and comments at specific video moments they connect with, then instantly and seamlessly share them via Facebook and Twitter without ever leaving the video screen.
Vusay disrupts the fast-growing online video industry with this new, powerfully immersive way for fans to engage with media, brands and millions of other viewers around the world. Vusay’s free embedded technology integrates with virtually any video player on video content websites. The Vusay sidebar features real-time comments flowing at precise moments in videos, making the old scroll-down commentary format—which buries each comment and lacks connection to specific moments—a thing of the past.
“Social media is a vital transformation in the way we engage and communicate,” said Brown. “Especially with video, it’s a moment that matters. With Vusay, comments will no longer be afterthoughts at the end of videos. Now, fans can Vusay their comments in videos at meaningful points, thereby connecting with content, and each other, on a much deeper level.” “Today, more than 1 billion unique users watch more than 6 billion hours of video each month on YouTube alone, with online video users expected to increase globally to 1.5 billion by 2016,”
continued Brown. “There’s a massive opportunity for Vusaying to become an integral component of the video-watching experience.”
Other pioneering companies founded by Brown have been acquired by Internet giants including AOL, Microsoft and Cybermedia. Vusay has offices in San Francisco, Santa Monica, Tel Aviv, Toronto and Berlin, and expects to launch in Europe by the end of September.
Vusay (pronounced view-say) is an innovative social platform that makes videos more interactive for consumers and enterprise customers. With Vusay, viewers add comments that highlight specific moments of Internet videos, while instantly and seamlessly sharing them via Facebook and Twitter. Vusay Media Corp., founded in 2014, is a privately held company with offices in San Francisco, Santa Monica, Tel Aviv, Toronto and Berlin. To share in the experience, visit vusay.com. Don’t just watch your favorite video, Vusay it!