Friday, October 24, 2014

Run the Jewels - RTJ2 [FREE DOWNLOAD]

Supergroup duo El-P and Killer Mike aka Run The Jewels could not wait even one more day for the release of their latest album RTJ2, so they've leaked it early themselves for FREE as a thank you to their fans that have pre-ordered physical copies of it.  With the track record of these two (both individually and collectively) there's no need to go into detail on how dope this album will be so download it at the link below and check them out on their upcoming tour.  Oh yeah, buy the vinyl or something too.  The album will be commercially available on 10.27, courtesy of Mass Appeal Records.



11/24 - St. Louis, MO - The Ready Room
12/10 - Glasgow - Glasgow Garage
12/11 - Manchester - Gorilla
12/12 - London - Koko
12/13 - Paris - La Bellevilloise
12/15 - Helsinki - Tavastia
12/16 - Stockholm - Debaser Strand
12/19 - Copenhagen - Pumpehuset
12/20 - Utrecht - Tivoli Vredenburg
12/21 - Dublin - Opium Rooms
12/30 - Falls Festival - Lorne, Australia
12/31 - Falls Festival - Marion Bay, Australia
1/1 - Falls Festival - Byron Bay, Australia
1/3 - Southbound Festival - Busselton, Australia
1/7 - HiFi - Sydney, Australia 
1/8 - The Forum - Melbourne, Australia 
1/9 – James Caberet – Wellington
1/10 – Studio – Auckland

Friday, October 10, 2014

Marvel Announces new Secret Wars Event, Release Alex Ross Promo Image

Looks like Marvel made a pretty big announcement yesterday at their New York City Comic Con-related event at Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N. in Times Square. Starting in May 2015, Marvel will publish a new year-long "Secret Wars" event with writer Jonathan Hickman and artist Esad Ribic. The original Secret Wars crossover in 1984 was one of the most popular and influential comic book events ever that lasted over 12 issues with several tie-ins bleeding into existing titles over the course of the year. The original Secret Wars also had heavy merchandising support in the form of a toy line from Mattel. Marvel plans to follow that tradition with three of their merchandising partners - current Marvel toy license-holder Hasbro, Gentle Giant and retail chain Hot Topic well into 2016.

This announcement was also followed by the reveal of a gorgeous promo painting done by Alex Ross. The first Secret Wars followed a cosmic entity of immeasurable power named “The Beyonder” who teleported both heroes and supervillains against their will to "Battleworld", a planet created by the Beyonder in a distant galaxy. He was fascinated by the heroes of Earth and pitted them against villains promising their heart’s desires to the victors. This storyline also introduced the wildly popular Venom symbiote suit into Spidey-lore.

From the looks of the painting it seems that this new Secret War involves superheroes and their future, past and alternate-Earth counterparts. Featured prominently are the past Thor, Iron Man and Captain America fighting the current female Thor, Sam Wilson Cap and Iron Man (in a new suit!) Surrounding them we see the alternate-future daughter of Steve Rogers -The American Dream, the Earth X future version of Daredevil, Iron Man's evil brother Arno Stark from the year 2020, the Miles Morales Spider-Man from the Ultimate universe and many more variations of Marvel Heroes.

What we DON’T see are any Fantastic Four or X-Men characters, or the regular 616 Earth version of Spider-Man (Peter Parker.) This comes as no surprise when we take into account recent rumors that Marvel is pulling out any comic support of characters owned by other movie companies besides their own (FF and X-Men are owned by 20th Century Fox with the Spider-Man franchise being owned by Sony Pictures.) The rumors go so far as to suggest that the Fantastic Four comic will be canceled and no new X-Men characters will be created in the foreseeable future lest they become property of Fox as well. Stay tuned to Idol Threat for more news to come. -GodzIL

Check out a high resolution version of the painting here:

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

Tüki Save the Humans [FREE Web Comic]

Jeff Smith is the Writer/Artist/Genius behind the all ages, fantasy-comedy Bone. The series was independently published between 1991 – 2004 and has been the recipient of TEN Eisner Awards and ELEVEN Harvey Awards. After Bone’s completion and various serializations, Smith was then approached by DC Comics to work on a mini-series based on their SHAZAM character. Once that series ended he decided to return to his indie roots with another creator-owned series RASL, a sci-fi tale based around a dimension-hopping art thief with a decidedly more adult vibe to it.

He now continues in the diversity of his projects with his latest creation Tüki: Save the Humans. Tüki is a prehistoric story that follows the journey of the first human being to leave Africa. During that time Africa became very dry and the early hominids were slowly dying out, so exploration outside of Africa was necessary. Of course, in the tradition of his original epic Bone, this story has a fantasy spin to it as well. This web-series is his first book to be published in full-color (Bone and RASL was originally in black and white before being later colored for collected editions) and is available to read for FREE online!

Tüki has been ‘live’ for quite some time now, but you can start it from the very beginning of the first ‘season’ at the link below. If you like the story check out his aforementioned works and be sure to purchase Tüki: Save the Humans once it’s published in printed form! (Issue #1 is already available in the Boneville store!) - GodzIL

Read Here: Tüki Save the Humans Season One

Buy Jeff Smith Stuff here:

Monday, October 06, 2014

Relapse Records 2014 Sampler [FREE Download]

Back once again to melt our faces and abuse our ears is this year’s Relapse Records Sampler! This free 26 track compilation includes songs from Idol Threat faves Primitive Man, Nothing and Black Anvil, Black Metal of the Americas favorite UltraMantis Black, Chicago’s own sludge-masters Indian, genre-blenders Tombs and Culted, doom fanatics Usnea and Serpentine Path, a remastered gem from the legendary band Death (RIP Chuck) and many more death/grind/hardcore/thrash/ doom/black metal artists! You can stream/download the album on their Bandcamp page or on Amazon, and you can also stream it on Spotify as well. Their Bandcamp page also has the option for you to “pay what you want” if you would like to support the label or reward them for their years of providing quality underground metal. Download it NOW at the link below.

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Friday, October 03, 2014

Flying Lotus - Day of You're Dead [FREE 24 Hour Stream of "You're Dead!"]

In just one week L.A. Electronic producer Flying Lotus' new album "You're Dead!" will be released unto the world via Warp Records! FlyLo has been doing some interesting promotion for his upcoming masterpiece (including releasing one song at a time via his Tumblr accompanied with artwork by Shintaro Kago) but this time he teams up with UK website Boiler Room to offer a very special promotion.

For the next 24 hours (we're already down 30 min to an hour at the time of this post) You're Dead! will be streaming continuously for FREE via the online concert site accompanied by 'Psychedelic Death Trip', a full-length animated film by Xavier Magot! This release features some mighty bass-bending by his frequent collaborator Thundercat and also has guest verses from Kendrick Lamar and Snoop Dogg! This funky fusion of psych-jazz may be his best album yet so head over to the link below if you want your ears to bear witness to the glory for the next 23 hours!

Stream Here:

Pre-order album Here: