AXS TV Announces “Trunkfest” & “Top Ten Revealed” Series Coming July 2018

The Press Release:
AXS TV unveils a one-two punch of original primetime summer rock programming, kicking off on Sunday, July 1 with new episodes of The Top Ten Revealed, hosted by Katie Daryl, at 9pE/6pP, followed by the series premiere of Trunkfest, hosted by Eddie Trunk, at 9:30pE/6:30pP. Each series will consist of eight all-new episodes.

Beloved AXS TV star Katie Daryl launches into the summer cycle of the popular countdown series The Top Ten Revealed with a smoldering premiere dedicated to rock’s most iconic Songs About Sex. The night features expert analysis by an impressive roster of music legends and critics, on hand to reveal their picks for sizzling singles by Warrant, Aerosmith, and more. Other highlights include Epic Songs Of ’73 on July 8, headlined by hits from Elton John, The Who, and The Eagles; and One Hit Wonders on July 15, saluting Carl Douglas, and The Knack, among others. Notable guests include Dee Snider, Lita Ford, Eddie Money, Matt Pinfield, and many more.

Then, hit the road with Eddie Trunk in the series premiere of Trunkfest, as the noted music historian rolls into the one and only Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. During the episode, Trunk hitches a ride in a fan’s sidecar; sits down for an exclusive interview with Southern Rock superstar George Thorogood; and gets schooled in the ways of motorcycle stunts with daredevil Doug Danger, who takes Eddie behind the scenes of his breathtaking Rattlesnake Jump.
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Opening: “Solo: A Star Wars Story” in Theaters Everywhere (5/25/2018)

Yes my friends we have arrived at the release of another long-anticipated film and this one continues the “Star Wars” mythology by giving us a sort of origin story about that Space-pirate Han Solo. The film “Solo: A Star Wars Story” opens today in theaters everywhere so let’s take a look at the theatrical poster, some premise and the casting. I’ve even secured a couple of different theatrical posters for you in this post so how about that.

The Premise: A space Western, the film is centered on a young Han Solo and his adventures with his Wookiee partner Chewbacca, including their encounter with Lando Calrissian.

The Cast/Characters:
Alden Ehrenreich as Han Solo
Woody Harrelson as Beckett
Emilia Clarke as Kira
Donald Glover as Lando Calrissian
Thandie Newton
Phoebe Waller-Bridge
Joonas Suotamo as Chewbacca
Paul Bettany as an undisclosed character
Jon Kasdan as Tag Greenley
Toby Hefferman as Bink Otauna
Ian Kenny – undisclosed role
Warwick Davis – undisclosed role
Clint Howard – undisclosed role

PiercingMetal Thoughts: Much like “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story”, “Solo: A Star Wars Story” is a prequel to the main events that we’ve been following for so many years. “Rogue One” was an amazing film and I think I’ve seen that one at least ten times by now. I hope by now you’ve seen it because its just a wonderful story from beginning to end. “Solo” takes place before we initially meet him in “Star Wars: A New Hope” and the trailers looked like some thrilling fun so I have high hopes for it. I’ve already noted how disappointed I was with “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” and feel that the side tales might be the best way to keep the franchise interesting. I’m planning on seeing this film early in the run but it might be a couple of weeks based on a very busy personal calendar. What about you? Are you seeing it right away? If you do, please don’t post any sort of spoilers okay. Ciao for now.

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Announcing The 2018 “Summer Slaughter Tour”

Hey my fiends, the announcement was just recently made about this year’s “Summer Slaughter” Tour and you can check out the brief statement and dates so far along with the bands down below. I’ll close out with additional editorial at the end. Let’s go.

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The Press Release:
We are excited to announce The Summer Slaughter Tour 2018 with Between The Buried And Me, Born of Osiris, Veil Of Maya, Erra, The Agony Scene, Allegaeon, Terror Universal, Soreption, & Entheos! What date will we see you at?

The Tour Dates:
7/13 – Raleigh, NC @ The Ritz Raleigh
7/14 – Myrtle Beach, SC @ House of Blues
7/15 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
7/17 – Lynchburg, VA @ Phase 2
7/18 – Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Sound Stage
7/19 – New York City, NY @ Irving Plaza
7/20 – Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
7/21 – Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
7/22 – Philadelphia, PA @ Theater of Living Arts
7/24 – Chicago, IL @ Concord Music Hall
7/26 – Detroit, MI @ Majestic Theater
7/28 – Montreal, QC @ Heavy Montreal (No Terror Universal)
7/30 – Columbus, OH @ Express Live
8/02 – Kansas City, MO @ Uptown Theater
8/03 – Minneapolis, MN @ Skyway Theater
8/05 – Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre
8/09 – Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades
8/10 – Berkeley, CA @ The UC Theater
8/11 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Novo
8/12 – Anaheim, CA @ Grove of Anaheim
8/14 – Phoenix, AZ @ The Marquee
8/17 – Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Live!
8/18 – Houston, TX @ House of Blues
8/19 – Austin, TX @ Empire Garage & Control Room

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PiercingMetal Thoughts: I have to admit that outside of BTBAM, BOA and VOM there are not many bands that I am chomping at the bit to see during this year’s go round. I guess some of the super Extreme stuff has worn me down and let’s remember that this event is a super long one. What do you readers think about this one? Does it raise the blood pressure inside your Metal core and find you scribbling the dates down in whatever you do that on nowadays? Let me know in the comments down below. I will return with more soon for sure.

Official Websites:
Summer Slaughter Tour
Between The Buried And Me
Veil Of Maya
Born Of Osiris
The Agony Scene
Terror Universal

Bloodbath Postpones 2018 North American Tour

Do you folks remember a few months ago when we shared the news about the return of Bloodbath to US Shores? Well, since that time there has been a rather sad change in the plans. Check out the bands official statement from their Facebook.

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The Press Release:
It’s with an immense mix of anger, frustration and sadness that we’re forced to announce the following news…

We will not be flying out tomorrow to begin our first North American tour we all so much looked forward to playing.

We’ve been rehearsing and preparing this for months and our gear and bags are packed ready by the doorstep, but sadly due to the US Immigration and Embassy making a mistake with our visas, they couldn’t fix it in time and reissue it.

We hoped we never would have to make this kind of announcement, we were still trusting they would issue it in time to the very bitter end, but now with less than 24hrs to go, we have to accept our fate, it ain’t gonna happen.

We’re so sorry for all of you who bought a ticket and made plans to come see Bloodbath!

On any kind of positive note, we WILL be rescheduling (nothing else is acceptable!) and prepare to play the tour as soon as possible. More news on refunds etc. ASAP.

The Cancelled Dates:
5/23 – Regent Theater, Los Angeles, CA
5/24 – Modified Ghost Festival, Vancouver, BC
5/25 – Maryland Deathfest, Baltimore, MD
5/26 – Brighton Music Hall, Boston, MA
5/27 – Irving Plaza, New York, NY
5/28 – Phoenix Concert Theater, Toronto, ON
5/29 – Corona, Montreal, QC

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PiercingMetal Thoughts: I think its pretty safe to say that if you are a band from the other side of the USA at this point that you really better get an earlier and more on point focus to your visas. Under the current administration with all his anti-foreign visiting rhetoric, it’s in your best interests to dot every “i” and cross every “t” and then have someone double-check it all. The visa problems report is far too often of late and I don’t see it ending at any time soon.

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Opening: “Deadpool 2” in Theaters Everywhere (5/18/2018)

Hello my friends, it is once again time to make the chimichangas as the Merc with a Mouth, Wade Wilson who we all know and love as Deadpool, has returned for the sequel to his first film with “Deadpool 2”. Check out the awesome theatrical poster and a completely ridiculous and untrue premise for the film along with the casting.

Per The YouTube Video Page: After surviving a near fatal bovine attack, a disfigured cafeteria chef (Wade Wilson) struggles to fulfill his dream of becoming Mayberry’s hottest bartender while also learning to cope with his lost sense of taste. Searching to regain his spice for life, as well as a flux capacitor, Wade must battle ninjas, the yakuza, and a pack of sexually aggressive canines, as he journeys around the world to discover the importance of family, friendship, and flavor – finding a new taste for adventure and earning the coveted coffee mug title of World’s Best Lover.
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