Former Candlelight label owner , October File bassist and Plastic Head kingpin Steve Beatty, is set to launch his new graphic novel publishing company with the release of Realm Of The Damned – Tenebris Deos a black metal-infused gothic horror series, written by Alec Worley and drawn by Simon “Pye” Parr (2000 AD) on Friday May 13, 2016.
Realm Of The Damned is set in a dystopian world run by vampires and, to make things worse, the most brutal vampire ever is brought back to life.
There’s no one left to protect us from what lurks in the dark. There’s no Hellboy, no Mulder and Scully, no Torchwood or Men in Black coming to save us. The monsters have won. Our world now belongs to them…
The Vatican’s last line of paranormal defence – The Congregation – has finally been overrun by the supernatural forces of darkness. Our heroes are all dead, only the damned remain Among them is Alberic Van Helsing – addict, murderer, survivor – and the creatures that were once his prey now hunt him across America. But when an apocalyptic evil is resurrected in the forests of Norway, it falls to Van Helsing to become the hunter once again if mankind and monster alike are to see the dawn.
Van Helsing’s quest for salvation and survival takes him through the ruins of a neo-gothic Europe, where he must face the vampire queen of the Vatican, a man-made monster with the heart of a storm, the lycanthropic lord of the forest, the mummified ruler of the slums of Cairo, and the crazed vampire demi-god who threatens to devour them all.
This is Realm of the Damned: Tenebris Deos, a graphic novel of pure Black Metal horror that unleashes classic gothic monsters on a modern rampage of redemption and damnation. Raw, fast-paced and bristling with atmosphere, this is a bloody and blasphemous epic that leaves no church unburned. Featuring appearances from Behemoth, Emperor and Mayhem.
Realm of the Damned will debut in the Judge Dredd Megazine #369 on February 17, 2016
The eight-part series will be a hit with all fans of the horror genre as well as legions of heavy metal fans, and is another strong new series for the Megazine. With Parr’s gruesome and gory visuals and Worley’s in-your-face script, Realm of the Damned is the comic your mother warned you about!
Available from all good comic book stores worldwide and newsagents in the UK, as well as digitally from 2000 AD’s webstore.
Werewolf Press will release the first instalment of four Realm Of The Damned books, Tenebris Deos, on the deathly Friday the 13th of May, 2016. Be afraid, be very afraid…