Now Streaming: Amazon Original “The Tick” Season 1; Part 2 (2/23/2018)

As you might recall, we showcased some of the details and visuals from “The Tick” that ran its debut season a few months ago on the Amazon Prime service. It’s a streaming show so you’ll need to either be a subscriber or be sharing the account with another member of your family in your household. Earlier today the series had its “Part Two” of the first season become available and here are some details for those just joining us.

The Premise: The Tick is a nigh-invulnerable superhero in a blue tick costume who arrives in The City to help combat crime, and uncover the mysterious figure behind the city’s underworld. He befriends (or may have been imagined into existence by) a nervous and mild-mannered young man called Arthur who becomes his sidekick: They come to realize that an apparently long-dead supervillian called “The Terror” may still be pulling the strings in the city’s underworld. (thanks Wiki)
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Nuclear Blast Records Unveils Nightwish “Decades” Trailer #2

As the excitement for the brand new Nightwish album “Decades” and its subsequent touring amps up, the fine folks over at Nuclear Blast Records have begun a series of “Behind The Scenes” clips. The first one was “Origins” and can be examined HERE in case you missed it. Now let’s all enjoy the second clip which is entitled “The Evolution Of Nightwish”. I’ll return at the close with a brief thought.

About The Clip: Bandleader Tuomas Holopainen talks about ‘DECADES’ a collection of essential Nightwish tracks.
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Coheed and Cambria Announce Co-Headlining Tour w Taking Back Sunday

I returned from the American International Toy Fair to a deluge of email that related to both the music and geek-minded interests and now that the exploration is over its time to get back to business. Here is the latest skinny on Coheed and Cambria who will be heading out on a co-headlining tour.

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The Press Release:
Celebrated American rock bands Coheed and Cambria and Taking Back Sunday today announced their upcoming summer co-headlining amphitheater tour. The 28-city U.S. outing, produced by Live Nation, will begin on Friday, July 6 in Miami, FL and make stops in Atlanta, Nashville, Boston, Philadelphia, Brooklyn, Chicago, Cleveland, Austin, Denver, Las Vegas, and more. The summer journey will culminate at Comerica Theatre in Phoenix, AZ on Sunday, August 12. Northern California act The Story So Far will be the opener on all dates.

Tickets for the tour will go on sale to the general public beginning this Friday, February 23 at 10am local time at Artist pre-sales start tomorrow, Wednesday, February 21 at 10 a.m. local time and will end at 10 p.m. on Thursday, February 22. A full listing of dates can be found below along with additional information on both and

It’s been over two years since Coheed and Cambria’s 2015 album, The Color Before the Sun, was released as the band’s first “non-concept” album over the span of their 15-year career. The album left the sci-fi universe of “The Amory Wars” and instead focused on frontman Claudio Sanchez’s personal life, including the birth of his first child. With 2018 upon us, and a major summer tour now announced, the volume of fans’ chatter for a new album and whether or not it will return to the band’s fictional concept arc will surely reach new heights.

Coheed and Cambria is a rare band whose music is able to transcend “scenes” and effortlessly cross genres of rock – from indie to progressive, to metal and pop-punk to classic rock. The band is frequently compared to progressive, operatic rock bands of the ‘70s, ala Queen, Supertramp or Rush due to their thrilling concept albums that take you on a grand journey of sounds and often clock-in around 10 mins, but still somehow include sugary pop-laden hooks.
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Marvel Comics Announces “A Fresh Start”; Coming This May

The Press Release:
A FRESH START. May 2018. New Creative Teams. New Series. New Directions. New Beginnings. Make Mine Marvel! It all starts today…Watch the FRESH START teaser video now….

PiercingMetal Thoughts: I don’t know how I feel about another relaunch so quickly after what appeared to be another relaunch with their “Marvel Legacy” but hey, I am willing to give anything a shot for a couple of issues at least. The weirdest part for me is that I was just getting used to the return of the legacy numbering of the currently running titles. I do love first issues as you readers who are following our monthly solicitations posts know so let’s see what happens. I’m going to venture a guess that most of the heroes that we see in the poster that was provided will be getting a brand new first issue and series over the course of the months. My hope is that they choose to keep the pricing of the issues on the lowest as possible side to ensure that they sell off the stands as fast as your local retailer can get them out of the shipment. As news about new titles gets announced I will share it here on the website. What do you readers think about this new relaunch? Are you game? Are you tired of the process? Let me know down in the comments section below. See you next time.

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Anvil Announces “Pounding The Pavement” US Tour

Now that I’ve finished exploring the Javits Center for four days during the American International Toy Fair, its time to get back to the business of Metal and announce some touring developments. This notice came earlier today and outlines the plans for the crushing power of ANVIL!!! Check out the full press release, poster and dates. I’ll close up with some additional thoughts as well. Dig in.

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The Press Release:
Canadian Metal heroes ANVIL are currently thrashing their way across Europe in support of their new release “Pounding the Pavement”. As soon as the European devastation ends the band will be ready to return to North America and have announced their next North American tour. The tour starts May 2nd in Buffalo, NY and runs through June 16th in Canton, OH. A complete list of dates can be found below. Additional dates will be added soon. “Hello America pounders…we’re looking forward to the return smashing’s, and Golden Corrals,” says drummer Robb Reiner.

ANVIL released their new album “Pounding The Pavement” January19ththrough SPV/Steamhammer as a digipak version (+1 bonus track and poster), 2LP gatefold colored version, download and stream.

The Tour Dates:
5/2: Buffalo, NY @ Buffalo Iron Works
5/3: New York, NY @ Le Poisson Rouge
5/4: Boston, MA @ Middle East
5/5: Portland, ME @ Genos
5/6: Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s
5/12: Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter
5/13: Washington, DC @ The Black Cat
5/18: Memphis, TN @ Hi Tone
5/19: Dallas, TX @ Rack Daddy’s
5/20: Austin, TX @ Barracuda
5/24: Portland, OR @ Bossanova
5/26: Seattle, WA @ Highline
5/27: Eugene, OR @ Old Nick’s
5/30: Petaluma, CA @ Phoenix Theater
5/31: Las Vegas, NV @ Vamp’d
6/1: San Diego, CA @ Brick By Brick
6/2: Fullerton, CA @ Slidebar
6/3: Los Angeles, CA @ Roxy
6/6: Denver, CO @ Streets Of London
6/7: Lincoln, NE @ Duffy’s Tavern
6/8: Rock Island, IL @ Rock Island Brewing Co.
6/9: Chicago, IL @ Reggies
6/10: Detroit, MI @ El Club
6/14: Lexington, KY @ Cosmic Charlie’s
6/15: Indianapolis, IN @ Indiana City Brewing Co.
6/16: Canton, OH @ Buzzbin
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