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Hailing from oft-overlooked Kalamazoo, Michigan, the band originally known as The Ancient changed their name to Winterus and released this new full-length studio album, “In Carbon Mysticism.”

The album is an intriguing exploration of some of the farther corners of common territory between black and death metal. While not exactly revolutionary on either count, Winterus manages to cover a curious bit of ground through a combination of intricate layering and deceptively simple progressions.

I've never hidden my love for Norway. I've never been there but I assume it's mostly made up of Vikings and Black Metal fans running around in corpse paint. Well here's the trailer for the new zombie flick "Dark Souls" which is from the land of of the burning storm and it includes neither off these things but still looks pretty bad ass. And if you're wondering yes I did make up "land of the burning storm" and yes I will sue anyone who uses it.

With "Battle: Los Angeles" in the books producer Neal Moritz has his eye on a new film titled "Agent Ox". Nothing is finalized but apparently the script revolves around an spy who's sent to an alien world where he must top stop their invasion on Earth. After that he's going to do a movie about the aftermath of an alien invasion on earth and the trilogy will be complete!

Michelle Rodriguez looks to have signed up to join the cast of "The Home", a new film about a man who's put into a nursing home where all is not right after he is almost killed during a terrible accident. Not sure yet of what her role will be but if I was a betting man I'd guess angry girl with a heart of gold and just a touch of spiciness.

Shane Abbess will direct a new sci-fi mind f'er titled "7th Day" about a group that's sent into space to start a colony. The production company is calling this "The Shining" in outer space which is weird because I think Jack Nicholson is way too old to join the space program. I guess that's why they invented CGI though. "Here's johnny! In space!" Trademark, Joe.

For those who have never been, the Palladium in Worcester, Massachusetts is one of the preeminent venues in the entire Mid-Atlantic or New England region. Halfway between high-ceiling theatre and dirty roadhouse proving ground, the Palladium has brilliant acoustics, great sight lines, and ample real estate for whatever type of mosh pit mayhem that might ensue. If you get a chance, scope the place out.