Continuing to explore the unholy alliance that has long existed between the worlds of heavy metal music and fantasy comics, multi-media phenomenon Eternal Descent has teamed up with Joe Satriani, drawing inspiration from his iconic back catalogue to bring you a reimagining of the mythos behind his music.
Set for release in February 2012 by IDW Publishing and available worldwide through Diamond Distribution, Eternal Descent Volume 2 Issue 3 opens with a group of heroes divided and in turmoil.
Upon making the ultimate sacrifice, Sirian finds himself caught amidst time and space as strange beautiful music resonates throughout the cosmos, heralding the arrival of Joe Satriani - The Extremist himself - seeking to guide the lost and bring harmony to dissonance.
The brainchild of British guitarist and comic creator Llexi Leon, Eternal Descent immerses fans in a dark fantasy world where angels and demons battle for supremacy alongside some of the biggest names in metal, from acts such as Firewind, Periphery, Arch Enemy and many more. Lost souls lurk in every shadow, darkness veils sinister designs and heavy metal could be the key to salvation… or the gateway to destruction!
To celebrate the appearance of Joe Satriani, Vol. 2 Issue 3 will be available with 4 different cover variants, distributed equally and at random. Each cover is a tribute to and re-imagining of a classic Satriani album with an Eternal Descent twist. The albums featured are: Not of This Earth, Crystal Planet, The Extremist & Time Machine.
The 6 issue Eternal Descent Vol.2 series will also feature a brand-new 4page back-up story in every issue, where a reluctant hero with a grim gift takes his own brand of justice to the streets.
Offering a comic series, annual graphic novels, animations, games, limited edition ESP guitars and Digitech effects pedals to keep fans occupied, no wonder Eternal Descent is fast becoming an international phenomenon. Fans of comics and heavy metal alike will be staggered in the scale of Eternal Descent’s ambitions and volume two of the cult comic promises to plunge readers even more deeply into the graphic novel’s dark, multi-faceted world.
Vol.2 #3 featuring Joe Satriani is available for pre-order worldwide: http://tinyurl.com/c26qde7
A video teaser for the collaboration is viewable on YouTube: http://youtu.be/LamDDtvHRHA?hd=1