The bands Polaris and Like Moths To Flames have teamed up for a co-headlining tour and they are stopping in New York City’s own Gramercy Theatre. They’ll be joined by Invent Animate and Alpha Wolf so come out early and enjoy some new sounds.
These figures have been out for a couple of months depending on where you might be shopping but my local store only just got their entire set the other day and that let’s me share all of the images with you of this new “Marvel Legends Series” which is 100% X-Men themed. As readers know, the X-Men films are NOT tied into the Marvel Cinematic Universe so these would not be movie related figures and are instead more in line with the current comic book versions which I don’t mind at all. There are “7” figures making up this set and they are Colossus, Shatterstar, Dazzler, Polaris, Cyclops, Sunfire and Old Man Logan. Each of these figures (except the Old Man Logan one) include a piece of the Warlock alien that was a part of the “New Mutants” for a number of years. I snagged these images with my mobile device this time around and have the front and back of the packaging. They were taken at Galaxy Comics in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn and you can check out their Yelp right HERE.
Label: Armoury Records
Release Date: 5/26/2009
Genre: Power Metal
A band has two options when one of its primary creative forces chooses to move on from the lineup and that is to either cease to exist and begin other projects or rise from the ashes of disruption, find a replacement and get back to business. Such was the dilemma faced by Stratovarius when key member and guitarist Timo Tolki decided to quit the band and leave it hanging out to dry. Lucky for the world’s Stratovarius fans the guys were more than willing to press on and soon found the talented Matias Kupiainen handling the necessary duties on the axe. In the public eye this was a pretty big pair of shoes to fill as Tolki had written some 95% of the bands material since 1989, so not only would his successor need to be adept on his own but also be able to handle all of the acrobatics that were regular practice for Tolki. So how do the new guy and new album sound? Well in a word this is probably the strongest material that Stratovarius has released in years and stands high above the utter garbage that was their last album “Stratovarius”. Matias is an exceptional guitarist and to quote my Dad I can say that “no one is irreplaceable” and in the end I think that new life has been breathed into this band that will make their fans proud. I was instantly drawn into the tasty riffs that were being dished out as opener “Deep Unknown” blasted through the stereo but it was in tracks like “Blind” and “Forever Is Today” that did the most for me and had me not only repeating them but also playing them louder and louder each time while playing either air guitar or air drums.
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