DARK NIGHTS: DEATH METAL – BAND EDITION: CRANKING IT UP TO 11 FOR THE HIT COMIC BOOK SERIES’ WORLD TOUR THIS MARCH

BURBANK, CA (February 1, 2021) – In anticipation of the international launch of DC’s runaway 2020 hit limited series, Dark Nights: Death Metal, the publisher announced today plans to collaborate with seven of the most renowned metal music bands for Dark Nights: Death Metal – Band Edition.

Representing a cross-section of metal music from across genres and generations, each special edition will feature a variant cover spotlighting a different metal band, an introduction from the band and exclusive interview. The lineup includes:

Issue #1: Featured band: Megadeth
Cover artist: Juanjo Guarnido

Issue #2: Featured band: Ghost
Cover artist: Werther Dell’ Edera

Issue #3: Featured band: Lacuna Coil
Cover artist: Timpano / Antonio Fuso

Issue #4: Featured band: Opeth
Cover artist: Mathieu Lauffray

Issue #5: Featured band: Sepultura
Cover artist: Albuquerque / Pedro Mauro

Issue #6: Featured band: Dream Theater
Cover artist: Santi Casas

Issue #7: Featured band: Ozzy Osbourne
Cover artist: Marco Mastrazzo

The Dark Knights: Death Metal seven-issue series event will launch in 13 countries internationally in March and rollout throughout 2021.

Dark Nights: Death Metal, from the bestselling team of writer Scott Snyder and artist Greg Capullo, launched in the U.S in June 2020. Dark Knights: Death Metal is the sequel to the smash-hit 2017-18 series Dark Nights: Metal, which brought widespread changes to the DC universe and introduced fans to the Dark Multiverse and a runaway-hit villain, the Batman Who Laughs.

When the Earth is enveloped by the Dark Multiverse, the Justice League is at the mercy of the Batman Who Laughs. Humanity struggles to survive in a hellish landscape twisted beyond recognition, while Batman, Wonder Woman, and Superman, who have all been separated, fight to survive.

The seven single issues with the Band edition variant covers will be published monthly in eight countries: France, Spain, Italy, Germany, Brazil, Mexico, Argentina and Turkey.

For the Collectors’ Omnibus Edition featuring additional bonus content, these eight countries will be joined by Russia, Poland, Czech Republic, Korea and Japan.

DC’s international publishing partners from each participating country will announce their respective release dates with press releases soon, so check out their social media for the latest information.

For more information about Dark Nights: Death Metal and the World’s Greatest Super Heroes, visit the website at www.dcomics.com, and follow on social media @DCComics and @thedcnation.

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DC Joins With Ozzy Osbourne, Megadeth and More For Dark Nights: Death Metal – Band Edition

SEPULTURA guitarist Andreas Kisser has told Dead Rhetoric in a new interview that his band never considered calling it quits after the departure of founding guitarist/vocalist Max Cavalera in 1996. “No, we never thought about that,” he said. “Changing a singer is always difficult — especially Max who was a very strong personality, image. Of course, bringing Derrick [Green] in, a totally different guy, a black guy in the metal scene, which is very rare.

“We are not here to please everyone — if you don’t like it, fine,” he continued. “If you like it, fine. We are not here as a church or a religion to indoctrinate people or make people believe in it what I believe. This is art. Somehow it’s going to touch people in a good and a bad way. The influence is there.

“People talk shit about SEPULTURA, but they are still talking about SEPULTURA, you know? We never thought about pleasing anyone. Who is the fan of SEPULTURA? It’s very hard to create a stereotype of a SEPULTURAfan, you know? We have grandmothers to little kids that like SEPULTURA. Some people like a specific period of time, or an album, or everything. Thirty-five years of a band, so it isn’t like an IRON MAIDEN fan who you can see from far away. Our albums show that we are very diverse and we are not really locking into a specific thing. We do music because we like to do music.”

SEPULTURA‘s classic lineup fell apart in 1996 with the exit of Max after the rest of the band split with his wife Gloria as their manager. His brother, drummer Igor Cavalera, stuck around with the group for another 10 years before leaving SEPULTURA and re-teaming with Max in CAVALERA CONSPIRACY.

Although SEPULTURA has maintained a diehard fanbase in all parts of the world throughout the band’s three-and-a-half-decade-plus history, Max-era albums “Roots” and “Chaos A.D.” were by far SEPULTURA‘s most commercially successful, having both been certified gold in the U.S. for sales in excess of five hundred thousand copies.

SEPULTURA‘s new album, “Quadra”, is now out via Nuclear Blast Records.

SEPULTURA’s ANDREAS KISSER: ‘We Are Not Here To Please Everyone’