GKIDS, Shout! Factory’s New Miyazaki Doc Is An Engaging New Look At A Legendary Animator

Courtesy: Shout! Factory/GKIDS Films By Philip Sayblack Creating hand-drawn features is a dying art if not a dead one.  Computers have taken over the world of animation.  One look at the offerings on the big and small screen alike serve to support those statements.  For all of the studios and animators who rely far too much on computer generated animation, there are still some holdouts, rare as...

April 20th, 2019

Amon Amarth Debuts ‘Crack The Sky’ Video

Courtesy: Metal Blade Records Amon Amarth debuted the video for its latest single this week. The band debuted the video for its new single ‘Crack The Sky‘ on Wednesday.  The video picks up where the video for the album’s lead single, ‘Raven’s Flight,’ left off. The crowd has officially entered the club where the band is performing, and the show is just as raucous as any Amon Amarth concert. Of...

April 19th, 2019

CMG To Re-Issue Two Keaton Classics

Courtesy: Cohen Media Group By Philip Sayblack Cohen Media Group will release two of Buster Keaton’s classic pictures next month. The General and Steamboat Bill Jr. are set for release on DVD and Blu-ray on May 14 in what is being titled The Buster Keaton Collection: Volume 1.  Both movies are considered some of Keaton’s best works, and are even featured in the National Film Registry. The General...

April 19th, 2019

Michael Schenker Fest Debuts New Video; Announces New Live Dates

Courtesy: Nuclear Blast Records By Philip Sayblack Michael Schenker Fest debuted the video for its new single this week. The band debuted the lyric video for its new single ‘The Girl With The Stars in Her Eyes‘ on Tuesday.  The song is featured in the band’s debut album Resurrection, which was released last year through Nuclear Blast Records. The band is named after its founder, former UFO/Scorpions...

April 17th, 2019

Exmortus Announces New Live Dates

By Philip Sayblack Exmortus is going back out on the road. The veteran metal outfit announced a new slate of live dates Tuesday.  The almost monthlong North American tour is scheduled to launch May 6 in Indianapolis, IN and to run through May 29 in Fresno, CA. The majority of the tour’s dates are in the Southwest and West Coast.  Silver Talon and Cultural Warfare will join Exmortus for the tour. This...

April 16th, 2019

The First Time Could Be The Charm For Wargirl

Courtesy: Clouds Hill By Philip Sayblack Independent music collective Wargirl is scheduled to release its self-titled debut album next week.  The California-based group’s 10-song, 38-minute album is a work that will appeal easily to fans of acts, such as Amy Winehouse, Meghan Trainor and Nikki Yanofsky.  This is evident in the album’s latest single ‘How You Feel,’ which will be discussed...

April 14th, 2019

Whitechapel Reaches Its Peak On ‘The Valley’

Courtesy: Metal Blade Records By Philip Sayblack Change is something that is never easy in life.  Nor is bearing one’s heart about the past. Yet veteran metal outfit Whitechapel and its front man Phil Bozeman have done both of those things on the group’s latest album, The Valley.  Released March 29 through Metal Blade Records, the 10-song, 40 minute album’s musical arrangements show great...

April 14th, 2019

‘The Wings Of War’ Is Another Powerful Musical Salvo From Overkill

Courtesy: Nuclear Blast Records By Philip Sayblack Don’t fix what’s not broken.  We all know and have used that old adage more than once in our lives, including the members of the veteran thrash metal outfit Overkill.  It is an adage that the band’s members have used from one album to the next over the course of now more than 30 years.  While the band has maintained a very distinct sound from...

April 13th, 2019

Devoted Movie Buffs Will Enjoy CMG’s New Buster Keaton Bio

Courtesy: Cohen Media Group By Philip Sayblack Buster Keaton is a legend among icons in the entertainment industry. His work early in his life on the Vaudeville circuit, along with his work in movies and television has gone on to be an unrivaled model for so many of today’s entertainers.  Late last year, independent movie studio Cohen Media Group paid tribute to Keaton and his timeless work with...

April 13th, 2019

Shout! Factory To Release New Sinatra Doc

Courtesy: Shout! Factory By Philip Sayblack Frank Sinatra fans are going to get a new documentary on the famed singer this summer. Shout! Factory will release Sinatra in Palm Springson Blu-ray and DVD on June 11.  The 92-minute feature, directed by Leo Zahn, tells the story of Sinatra during his years living at the Rancho Mirage. The property, located just off of Frank Sinatra Drive, was what Sinatra...

April 13th, 2019