Lamb Of God’s Chris Adler Is Out and Art Cruz Is In

There is news from the Lamb Of God side of the fence regarding the role of drummer. Take a look at this grab from the bands Official Facebook Page.

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“Dear Lamb of God fans,

We returned last week from a great European festival run and our final tour with Slayer in North America. We are excited to keep the momentum going and dive into the next record.

We’d like to officially welcome Art Cruz, who has been playing drums with us on tour for the last year, as the new drummer of Lamb of God. Art will be joining us in the studio as we begin pre-production and recording of a new album.

We’re very proud of everything this band has accomplished over the last two decades. We would like to thank Chris Adler for his contributions over the years and wish him the best in his future endeavors.

Thank you,

John, Mark, Randy & Willie”

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Chris Adler in LOG (2016) by Ken Pierce

PiercingMetal Thoughts: It was recently reported that Adler was doing the drumming for the Heavy Metal supergroup HAIL! who were set to perform in Russia for a brief tour. At the time of this announcement there has NOT been any kind of statement from Adler about his departure from the band. I’ve not witnessed Art in the lineup yet but I am sure that he has the chops to propel a band like LOG forward on the live stage. I will sure miss Chris though since his style was such a unique and tactical one. As news comes to light about this development I will look to keep on top of it all. You readers can chime in with your thoughts about the matter down in the comments section below.

Official Websites:
Lamb Of God: http://www.lamb-of-god.com
Chris Adler Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Chris-Adler-196137456576/?ref=br_rs

Cattle Decapitation To Kick Off Summer Slaughter 2019 Tomorrow!!!

With the Comic Con International: San Diego having just started today, I’ve been flying my Geek Flag proudly and showcasing as many of the important reports from the massive comic convention as I can get to. If you’ve not seen those just click HERE to be on point if you are interested in that Pop Culture side of the PiercingMetal fence. Now its time to get back to some crushing Metal with the latest news from the guys in Cattle Decapitation who are one of the three headlining bands at this years Summer Slaughter Tour. Read on down below because this tour begins tomorrow.

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The Press Release:
CATTLE DECAPITATION will begin their Summer Slaughter takeover this Friday. Boasting its first-ever triple co-headlining bill, this year’s edition of the Summer Slaughter tour finds CATTLE DECAPITATION, Carnifex, and The Faceless all sharing the spotlight of the main event and performing full sets. The journey begins July 19th in Salt Lake City, Utah and runs through August 14th in Los Angeles, California. Support will be provided by Rivers Of Nihil, Nekrogoblikon, Lorna Shore, and Brand Of Sacrifice, plus the Headbang For The Highway winners. See all confirmed dates below.

On Black Friday 2019 (November 29th), CATTLE DECAPITATION will release their long-awaited ninth studio album, Death Atlas, via Metal Blade Records. Vocalist Travis Ryan comments: “We have crafted what we feel is our strongest album to date and we are really looking forward to bringing a couple of the tracks off of it to lacerate your eardrums on this upcoming Summer Slaughter Tour! Fans soon will witness the culmination of this last year’s blood, sweat, and tears honed to a devastating, brutal, and impactful audio document that I feel will resonate with fans of the last few records for years to come. Musically and lyrically, there is a lot of grief, anger, hate, passion, and emotion poured into this one and we have found these can be excellent ingredients for extreme metal. We are once again rejuvenated and ready to spread the death and despair over this sphere that is perpetually being torn apart by us insignificants. There is no map to guide you out of this one – Death Atlas is coming!”
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Godzilla Stomps into San Diego Comic-Con for the First Time

Many of the attendees of the upcoming Comic Con International: San Diego are in countdown mode since the event starts in some sense tomorrow with the larger convention beginning on Thursday. I’ve shared some coolness already which you can observe via THIS LINK and now its time to share some convention plans by the one and only Godzilla. Take a look.

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The Press Release:
Godzilla Stomps into San Diego Comic-Con for the First Time. The Famous Kaiju Is Celebrating the 65th Anniversary of the First Film This Year

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Who: Godzilla, King of the Monsters
What: Parent company TOHO will have the first dedicated Godzilla booth at SDCC with many exciting activities including:
• A fun green screen photo booth for unique social posts (#Godzilla65)
• A live mural painting by famed Godzilla artist Shinji Nishikawa on Thursday starting at 1pm
• The actual suit used in “Godzilla 2000”
• Props from films throughout the franchise’s history
• SDCC Exclusive – 65th Anniversary 1954 Godzilla Deluxe Vinyl Figure
• Giveaways, photo opportunities and much more gargantuan fun!

When: July 17 – 21
Where: San Diego Comic Con, Booth #3535

About Toho: Toho Company, Limited, is a Japanese entertainment studio focused on the development, production, exhibition, and distribution of powerful content for motion pictures, television and theater. Founded in 1932, it remains a prominent force in bringing brands and original storytelling with versatile talents to audiences worldwide. Its subsidiaries include Toho Cinemas, the highest grossing exhibition company in Japan.

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PiercingMetal Thoughts: The more I read about the 2019 SDCC the sadder I get about not attending. I encourage our diehards to keep us in mind as they wander the floor and mention us as one of their preferred entertainment websites since the more the merrier after all. I don’t have much more to add about this subject and dare I close this post up with a rousing “Go, Go Godzilla!!!!” See you next time.

Official Links:
Website: http://www.godzilla.com
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/godzilla_toho/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/TOHO_GODZILLA

Dynamite Entertainment Reveals SDCC 2019 Plans

I guess its safe to say that with Comic Con International: San Diego just around the corner, that the bevy of posts I’d loaded in so far will be slowing down. If you’ve missed any of them just click HERE to bring up a full run of the awesome. Now its onto the plans from Dynamite Entertainment.

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The Press Release:
Dynamite announces their slate of San Diego Comic Con 2019 panel appearances and creators attending the show!

2019 is a huge year for Dynamite, marking the publisher’s 15th anniversary as well as the 50th anniversary of their flagship heroine Vampirella! It’s a big year of the San Diego Comic Con as well. The very first SDCC, then actually known as the Golden State Comic Book Convention, was 49 years ago. But wait… Think the math over again, that makes this the 50th convention. 50-50!To celebrate all these anniversaries and other exciting developments in the “Dynamite Universe,” the team has prepared a trio of tantalizing talks for longtime fans as well as newcomers jazzed about the latest critically acclaimed titles and more just around the corner. Executive Editor Joseph Rybandt will feature on all panels and be bringing along top tier talent to discuss the past, present and future of Dynamite!

First on Thursday, Dynamite kicks off the convention festivities with the Vampirella 50th Anniversary panel! Come by Room 8 from 5:30 – 6:30 PM to join current Vampirella writer Christopher Priest, legendary Vampi chronicler and scribe of the just announced Vengeance of Vampirella Tom Sniegoski, writer/artist and independent comics legend Joseph Michael Linsner, and veteran Vampi cover artist Joe Jusko. Lead by editor Joseph Rybandt, this merry team of pros will delve into their involvement on current Vampirella projects as well as fondly look back at her 50 years prior. She still looks just as good! And kicks just as much ass!
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LEGO To Debut Marvel Iron Man Life-Size Model @ SDCC 2019

We’re cooking with gas now with the SDCC only two short days away and no, I am still NOT going to be in attendance. I will need to live vicariously through those of you who are going and through the press releases that numerous reps keep sending me to post. Items like this awesome news about a lifesize Iron Man from “Avengers: Endgame”. Check it out.

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The Press Release:
LEGO® Marvel Avengers: Endgame Iron Man Life-Size Model
A life-size LEGO model of Iron Man wearing the gauntlet, inspired by Avengers: Endgame, will debut at the LEGO Booth (#2829 in Hall D). The 35,119-brick model is six-and-a-half-feet tall and took LEGO Master Builders 255 hours to design and build. The models weighs 188 pounds.

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