Disney+ announced that “The Mysterious Benedict Society” will premiere on Friday, June 25 with two episodes. Character posters and a new television spot highlighting Tony Hale’s dual roles of twin brothers Mr. Benedict and L.D. Curtain are also now available.
After winning a scholarship competition, four gifted orphans are recruited by the peculiar Mr. Benedict for a dangerous mission to save the world from a global crisis known as The Emergency. Reynie, Sticky, Kate, and Constance must infiltrate the mysterious L.I.V.E. Institute to discover the truth behind the crisis. When the headmaster, the sophisticated Dr. Curtain appears to be behind this worldwide panic, the kids of “The Mysterious Benedict Society” must devise a plan to defeat him.
“The Mysterious Benedict Society” stars Tony Hale, Kristen Schaal, MaameYaa Boafo, Ryan Hurst, Gia Sandhu, Seth B. Carr, Emmy DeOliveira, Mystic Inscho and Marta Kessler.
The series is executive produced by Sonar Entertainment, 20th Television, Jamie Tarses, Karen Kehela Sherwood, Deepak Nayar, David Ellender, Matt Loze, James Bobin, Matt Manfredi (writer/creator) and Phil Hay (writer/creator). Showrunners for the series are Darren Swimmer and Todd Slavkin.
Brazilian metalcore band April 21st have revealed a new music video and single for the song “Healing My Wounds“. The video was directed by Lucas Akira and Romulo Machado. “Healing My Wounds” is the first single from the band’s new EP entitled Courage Is Born from Fear which is scheduled for a worldwide release on September 10, 2021 via Eclipse Records. Watch it right now on YouTube at this location.
“This song tells a story in first person, the moment when someone is unable to visualize the solution for their problems and they go into deep depression” says guitarist Herbert. “The chorus is an inner voice screaming that it is necessary to be strong to continue, and that nobody can help you except for yourself. In the video, we are representing this ongoing fight between someone’s mind and their demons, as an actual fight in a boxing ring. The message is simple though; we have to keep fighting and believe in ourselves no matter how difficult a situation seems to be.”
The band’s new EP album Courage Is Born from Fear contains five tracks that are both intense and honest. The album was produced by Bruno Barros (Skank, Toninho Horta, Lagun) at the renowned Sonasterio studios in the beautiful mountains of Minas Gerais, Brazil, and the cover art was designed by Lucas Akira. The first single “Healing my Wounds” contains a harmony element that redefines what a verse riff might be, while the second single “Decision”, spotlights the fastest and tightest bass drum hummingbird 16ths in a blast beat that we ever might have the pleasure of hearing (and feeling right down to the marrow). “Struggling to Break This Cycle” explodes through our headphones with enough drive and funk to satisfy the most serious of metal freaks, and “Stand up and Scream” features a platform guitar solo that is the epitome of melody and speed in a glorious hybrid.
Death Doom outfit HOODED MENACE are now unveiling the second newsong ‘Chime Diabolicus’, which is taken from the band’s upcoming release ‘The Tritonus Bell‘. The album is scheduled for world-wide release on August 27th, 2021 via Season of Mist. The track can be listened to via the official Season of Mist YouTube channel HERE. The link may be freely spread throughout your channels.
Guitarist Lasse Pyykkö comments on the new album and track: “Just like the lead single ‘Blood Ornaments,’ the second premiere track ‘Chime Diabolicus’ showcases very well where Hooded Menace is in 2021, offering some 80´s heavy metal vibes, catchy and powerful vocals, better crafted solos, and a faster pace while never forgetting the band´s roots in slow death/doom style. Actually, the slower riff, somewhere in the middle of the song where the second solo kicks in, is one of our heaviest.”
In December 2020, TesseracT invited fans to join them in P O R T A L S – an ambitious concept created to offer an escape in a time of isolation. The live cinematic experience fused live performance with beautiful lighting and striking effects, brought together by chaptered screenplay. By taking their most daring steps as a creative force, the band offered the viewer a completely new and unique experience.
TesseracT performed songs spanning their entire catalogue. Highlights included “Nocturne” off their 2010 debut EP, Concealing Fate and continued with “Eden” (One, 2011), “Of Matter” (Altered State, 2013), “Tourniquet” (Polaris, 2015), and “King” (Sonder, 2018), with the whole performance capturing 14 songs over 2+ hours. The show was a phenomenal success and garnered praise from fans and media worldwide Bass player Amos Williams reflects on the show and its forthcoming release “It is only with hindsight and some time to appreciate it that we realise what this show meant to us. P O R T A L S as a show was an experiment afforded to us in a time when anything was possible because nothing of our previous life was possible. The overwhelming acceptance of such an approach to our music, and the stories contained within it, has shown us a potential path forward for TesseracT. It was exciting to connect with our fan base in such a difficult time for everyone, and it was powerful to see how it allowed some respite and escapism. These things were the gifts that this show gave to us, a direction and a drive, as we use this show’s example to forge a new path for TesseracT.” Now, Kscope are proud to present this unique event to a wider audience for the first time. The film and soundtrack will be issued on an array of formats including Blu-Ray, Triple LP soundtrack and as a limited edition deluxe 4 disc book edition on 27 August 2021.
Watch The Trailer Here https://youtu.be/udfOpmY8Tt8 P O R T A L S Tracklisting 1. Of Matter (P O R T A L S) [13:55] 2. King (P O R T A L S) [06:28] 3. Concealing Fate Parts 1, 2 & 3 (P O R T A L S) [18:15] 4. Tourniquet (P O R T A L S) [04:30] 5. Beneath My Skin / Mirror Image (P O R T A L S) [05:44] 6. Orbital (P O R T A L S) [02:06] 7. Juno (P O R T A L S) [06:11] 8. Cages (P O R T A L S) [05:28] 9. Dystopia (P O R T A L S) [06:43] 10. Phoenix (P O R T A L S) [04:18] 11. Nocturne (P O R T A L S) [04:21] 12. Eden (P O R T A L S) [06:30] 13. Of Energy (P O R T A L S) [11:05] 14. Seven Names (P O R T A L S) [05:02] P O R T A L S will be released on the following formats with pre-orders available on theTesseracT band webstore and Kscope label store nowhttps://tesseractkscope.lnk.to/PORTALS LIMITED EDITION DELUXE 4 DISC BOOK EDITION includes:
Blu-ray & DVD includes: P O R T A L S main feature • Behind the scenes documentary • Live In The Lockdown • P O R T A L S hi res audio only version (all BD/DVD audio 48/24 PCM Stereo)
2CD P O R T A L S soundtrack
All presented in a lavish set with 40 page book containing exclusive pictures, extensive liner notes from Amos Williams and individually numbered art print The band webstore will exclusively sell a limited number of this set with the art prints signed by TesseracT
BLU-RAY EDITION includes: P O R T A L S main feature • Behind the scenes documentary • Live In The Lockdown • P O R T A L S hi res audio only version (48/24 PCM Stereo) 3LP Gatefold / 2CD Edition / digital – the soundtrack to the stunning cinematic live experience P O R T A L S featuring tracks spanning the band’s career to date including Nocturne, Seven Names & King Along with the release of the livestream event, the band will be playing their first live shows in almost two years this November and December special guests to Trivium in the UK and Europe, as well as returning to North American shores in 2022 (see the band’s website for details).
A new giant screen documentary will transport audiences to prehistoric Antarctica these school holidays, as the fearsome and fascinating creatures come alive inDINOSAURS OF ANTARCTICA 3D.
The documentary spans 250 million years from the Permian Ice Age through the Age of Dinosaurs to today, and joins a group of renowned palaeontologists on a dig in the Shackleton Glacier region in Antarctica as they uncover new fossils.
Featuring a cast of new-to-science dinosaurs including the Cryolophosaurus and Glacialisaurus, the documentary draws on themes of evolution and climate change, as it showcases the continent’s transformation from the bio-diverse Mesozoic to the frozen desert we know today.
DINOSAURS OF ANTARCTICA 3D’s striking visual effects were developed by BUF studio, whose other film credits include Avatar, Blade Runner 2049 and Life of Pi, and took more than seven months to complete.
Juxtaposing the stunningly realistic and scientifically accurate CGI animals with footage from the southern continent as it appears now, the film is as truthful as it can be when recreating this ancient world.
Palaeontologist and Curator of the Dinosaur Institute at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, Dr. Nathan Smith, features in the film and worked closely with the post-production crew to bring the prehistoric reptiles to life.
Smith was heavily involved in the 2003 and 2010 Cryolophosaurus excavations and was also responsible for naming the new Antarctic dinosaur species Glacialisaurus. Both vertebrates feature in the documentary.
“Reimagining these reptiles in CGI was a big responsibility, and I wanted to ensure their physical attributes and movements drew from the latest fossil evidence. The finished product is spectacular and will give audiences the chance to experience Antarctica as it once was,” says Smith.
“It was a hugely rewarding process and brings the work full circle to see Glacialisaurus and Cryolophosaurus realised in the immersive IMAX 3D format.”
New technology and expanding access to Antarctica has unearthed a treasure trove of new fossils and dinosaur species in the last 30 years, and Smith is confident there will be more discoveries in the coming decades.
The work by palaeo teams in Antarctica featured in the documentary also enhances our knowledge of climate change and how the world could respond to another major warming event.
“Our research is vital in helping to inform the response to climate change and filling in the gaps of our past. Antarctica was a very different place in the past and it’s still changing today. The fossils and new information we’re gathering help provide a deep-time perspective on how life on earth could change in a warming world,” says Smith.
DINOSAURS OF ANTARCTICA 3D will screen exclusively at IMAX Melbourne these school holidays. Tickets are on sale now. Please visit imaxmelbourne.com.au for information about the theatre’s current COVIDSafe measures.
Spinefarm can today reveal that Sleep Token will release their second studio album, This Place Will Become Your Tomb on 24 September 2021.
Experience the video for the first single “Alkaline,” which collectively conveys a sense of darkness and evil, but also of power and control, here.
This new 12-track offering delves further into the enigmatic universe of Sleep Token, pushing boundaries and blurring genres, whilst retaining their signature sound.
Pre-orders for Sleep Token’s second studio album This Place Will Become Your Tomb are now live, with an instant download of the first single, “Alkaline” and special bundle options, including ltd. Vinyl, t-shirts, hoodies & long sleeve shirts. Order your copy HERE.
On the live front, Sleep Token are due to headline the second stage of Download’s pilot event this evening. A moment in history, Sleep Token’s performance will be a special occasion for music fans.
Beneath the Sleep Token banner, lies the unique, broad-based vision of one individual – anonymous, silent, masked, armed with a staggering vocal range, a deft touch on the keyboards, plus a live approach that is never less than fully engaged.
The UK underground entity only known as Sleep Token, fronted by Vessel, began the Sundowning ritual June 20th 2019 with ‘The Night Does Not Belong To God’. Sleep Token began to release their ‘offerings’ bi-weekly, released Thursday’s at Sundown BST with accompanying visualizers. Each offering had its own emblem, establishing the Sleep Token universe on the debut album Sundowning.
This June 18th, 2021, the cycle begins again but born anew. The new album ‘This Place Will Become Your Tomb’, pushes the boundaries of Sleep Token’s sound into new avenues of blurring genres while still retaining the signature sounds you’d expect.
Maslow Entertainment has today announced the release date for, SIR ALEX FERGUSON: NEVER GIVE IN, with the revealing and deeply personal documentary about the life of Sir Alex Ferguson set to arrive in Australian cinemas nationally on JULY 15, 2021 FOR A LIMITED TIME. The film is distributed by Maslow Entertainment, under a distribution agreement with Universal Pictures Content Group.
Join Sir Alex and those closest to him as they reveal the real man behind the greatest football manager of all time.
While recovering from a traumatic brain haemorrhage, Sir Alex intimately recounts details of his life and career to his son, including his legendary 26-year tenure as manager of Manchester United. Directed by Sir Alex’s son, Jason Ferguson, this is a moving story about family, leadership, and the extraordinary power of memory.
Alex recalls his career vividly – every trophy, every defeat, and every player. From his own successful playing career and prolific goal-scoring at Scottish clubs, including Rangers, to his move into management and leading Aberdeen to the European Cup Winners’ Cup, and then finally his move south to Old Trafford. After a testing few years at United, he turned the club’s fortunes around and led them to over two decades of consistent success.
Under Ferguson’s guidance, Manchester United won a glittering array of trophies, including 13 Premier League titles, five FA Cups, and two UEFA Champions League titles. He has won more
trophies than any other manager in football history.
The film features candid interviews with Alex himself, his wife Cathy, his three sons, as well as former colleagues and elite players including Eric Cantona, Archie Knox and Gordon Strachan.
This is a film about the bond between a father and son, an exploration of leadership and mental toughness, and a celebration of one of football’s greatest careers.
Florida five-piece Capstan — Anthony DeMario (vocals), Joe Mabry (guitar), Harrison Bormann (guitar), Andrew “Boz” Bozymowski (bass, vocals), and Scott Fisher (drums) — have shared the video for the contemplative and layered song “abandon.” Watch it here.
The song kicks off in a measured, somber tone and steadily escalates to a tension-and-release anthem. The video finds Capstan in performance mode and illuminated by different hues — with plenty of intimate camera angles that capture the emotional heft of the lyrical content. “It’s an outlier,” says Mabry about the track itself. “It’s the one song on the record that’s a classic ‘Fuck you’ about someone shitty I knew who really took advantage of me and treated me poorly.“ “abandon” appears on Capstan’s second full-length, ‘SEPARATE’, out July 23 via Fearless Records/Virgin Australia. Pre-order it here.
Capstan fire off a high-energy and unique mix of post-hardcore, prog rock, and metalcore, fusing deeply emotional lyrics and melodic choruses with monstrous breakdowns and techy instrumentation. They seamlessly draw inspiration from acts across the genre-sphere to craft their own style. The band has toured across the U.S., Canada, and Europe over the course of their career, supporting Silverstein, Bayside, Trash Boat, Set It Off, and taking part in the final Vans Warped Tour in 2018. They released their debut full-length record,‘Restless Heart, Keep Running‘, through Fearless Records in September 2019. However, as the world locked down in 2020, Capstan took advantage of their time off the road to construct, deconstruct, and reconstruct songs for what would become ‘SEPARATE’. They went into the studio with producer Machine (Lamb of God, Fall Out Boy) with one goal in mind: To make a record with no filler and all bangers.
Having recently gone through a divorce, it was a tough time for guitarist Mabry. Most of the songs are about the depression and reflection he experienced during the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite these darker inspirations, the end result is special and a definitive statement for Capstan, something they hope resonates with listeners going through their own struggles.
Capstan’s second full-length record ‘SEPERATE’, will be out on July 23 via Fearless Records. Pre-order it here.
German modern metal outfit VENUES released their fourth single ‘Mountains‘ from their upcoming album »Solace«, due for release on 27th August via Arising Empire. »Solace« comes as CD and limited colored vinyl and unique merch bundle – pre-orders available now!
In close cooperation with videographer Marius Milinski the story that began in their previous singles ‘Rite of Passage‘, ‘Shifting Colors‘ & ‘Uncaged Birds‘ goes on in another crazy and phenomenal music video which underlines this striking new single.
“For me,” Mountains “sums up the ups and downs of last year perfectly, but also the hope and confidence that the band gave me. For me, the song represents the inner struggle with myself and the resulting strength, about to grow out of it.” – Lela
From the depths of their deepest crisis, VENUES emerge victoriously, welcoming two new members – clean vocalist Lela and guitarist Valentin. When former vocalist Nyves quit the band mid-tour, following the release of their pivotal debut »Aspire« (2018), the modern metal juggernaut was shaken to the bone.
Despite this, the remaining members refused to give up and tirelessly searched for new talent. Following guitarist Constantin witnessing a performance of Lela at (of all places) at a STEEL PANTHER show, the band found their new clean vocalist.
VENUES went into the studio with producer Christoph Wieczorek (Annisokay) to record »Solace«, who coated their massive sound with a metallic alloy of remarkable precision.
“We wanted to be more metal,”Robin comments.“There were some pop sensibilities of Aspire we wanted to replace with rather the opposite.”
Melody and punch-drunk heaviness, metal and alternative rock, zeitgeist and authenticity, barbed choruses and unleashed creativity: with their soaring sophomore release, VENUES fulfill every single promise they gave on »Aspire«.
— VENUES are: Lela | clean vocals Robin | shouts Constantin | guitar Valentin | guitar Dennis | drums