Sony Pictures: “Ghostbusters: Afterlife” Official Trailer

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The time has come to return to the time of the Ghostbusters, a crackshot team who protected Earth from the denizens in the deceased and supernatural. Of course, with the team disbanded and unaccounted for I ask you this my friends. “Who you gonna call?” – The answer can be found in this first Official Trailer for the new film.

The Premise: A single mother and her two children move to Oklahoma after inheriting property from a previously unknown relative. They discover their family’s legacy to the original Ghostbusters, who have become something of a myth as many have long-since forgotten the events of the “Manhattan Crossrip of 1984”.

The Cast/Characters:
Mckenna Grace as Phoebe
Finn Wolfhard as Trevor
Carrie Coon as Callie
Paul Rudd as Mr. Grooberson
Logan Kim as Phoebe’s classmate
Celeste O’Connor
Bokeem Woodbine as Sheriff Domingo
Oliver Cooper
Bill Murray as Dr. Peter Venkman
Dan Aykroyd as Dr. Raymond “Ray” Stantz
Ernie Hudson as Winston Zeddemore
Sigourney Weaver as Dana Barrett
Annie Potts as Janine Melnitz

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PiercingMetal Thoughts: I truly loved the first “Ghostbusters” film, enjoyed the second installment for the most part and like so very many of you, never even bothered with the redo of the franchise from a couple of years ago. That being said I was curious as to how this new movie might be and when it proved to be a many years later continuation of what we all enjoyed I was game. The idea of the family members of the famous team who long since retired brings some appeal to the front and with the young cast can “Stranger Things” be a good comparison. I liked what I saw here and look forward to more reveals. Though the summer of 2020 is far away, I will likely be sitting in the local theater for this one. What did you think? Chime in down below in the comments.

Official Film Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ghostbusters:_Afterlife

Warner Brothers Pictures: “Wonder Woman 1984” Official Trailer

We’ve been waiting quite a while for the trailer for the 2020 release “Wonder Woman 1984” which finds the Amazon superhero in you guessed it, the year 1984. The trailer just hit so let’s take a look.

The Premise: Diana Prince comes into conflict with the Soviet Union during the Cold War in the 1980s and finds a formidable foe by the name of the Cheetah. (c/o Warner Bros. Pictures)

The Cast/Characters:
Gal Gadot as Diana Prince/Wonder Woman
Chris Pine as Steve Trevor
Kristen Wiig as Barbara Ann Minerva/Cheetah
Pedro Pascal as Maxwell Lord
Connie Nielsen as Hippolyta
Robin Wright as Antiope
Natasha Rothwell in undisclosed role
Ravi Patel in undisclosed role
Gabriella Wilde in undisclosed role
Kristoffer Polaha in undisclosed role
Amr Waked in undisclosed role

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PiercingMetal Thoughts: Maybe it’s just me and maybe I am being a little too critical but I think that I was expecting a little bit more considering how long we’ve been hearing about the sequel to the hit “Wonder Woman” film from 2017. We’ve also been bombarded with news from the Marvel Studios side of the fence that’s only gotten fandom more and more excited about what is to come yet from the DC side they aren’t going out of their way to get us all juiced and rallying behind what is on the plan. Part of me feels if they don’t care why should I but let’s see if another few spins on said trailer make me more interested. What about you folks? Did this move you? Hopefully they will use their heads and put together a kicking 80’s soundtrack for the film. Let’s see what happens.

Official Film Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wonder_Woman_1984

Remembering: “Dimebag” Darrell Abbott; 15 Years Gone (2004-2019)

Fifteen years – Sigh. It was five years ago today that I first reflected on an anniversary of the death of the now legendary guitarist “Dimebag” Darrell Abbott who was murdered while onstage by a crazed fan during a Damageplan performance. Back when he was killed in 2004, there was no PiercingMetal.com yet and I was still new to the game and only submitted reviews to a site over in Barcelona, Spain. That said, I remember how when I first typed those words down that it left me ill at ease and I can honestly say that it still manages to do so. Speaking frankly, I don’t like to reflect on each and every year after someone has died because I find that it gets in the way of the healing and coming to terms with the loss but in a case like Dime’s is there really any easy way to come to these places? Not really.

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So a lot of my reflection here recalls my frame of mind and how the news came to me when it initially happened back in 2004. I remembered how the news came to me very early the following morning after it had happened and I was waking up to go to work and as the radio played my constantly set 1010 WINS, I heard the words “gunman”, “Metal concert” and “Dimebag Darrell”; As I said I was just only waking up but it was like a bolt that I was out of the bed and hoping for the newscaster to repeat the story to get more properly informed. I booted up my computer and launched into my email account as I was the NYC Scene Journalist for The Metal Circus site in Spain at the time. The time was only a little after 6AM and I was not seeing the story on any of the popular Metal Newsfeed sites of the day yet but as my email queue synced I began to notice messages filled with questions from my Spanish amigos to get more information on this horrible story they were starting to hear about over on their side of the Atlantic. Then the news was repeated and the reporter came back on and said the news. Guitarist “Dimebag” Darrell Abbott of Damageplan was shot during the bands concert and had died. Hearing the words left me numb because it just didn’t make sense to me at all. Why would this happen? How could this happen? Such a thing seemed impossible to happen at a Metal show. Rap maybe but Metal? Never. I typed up the words from the reporters segment and sent them to the editor of that online magazine citing how it was officially verified so they could compose something about it. I admit that it was very hard to go to work that day but since I was “the Metal guy” on the team, it became a quick topic of discussion and it was clearly sending shock waves across the world’s Metal fan base as all tried to come to grips with it and make some kind of sense out of the news. Yet there was no sense to be made from this. Dimebag was taken from us by a very ill and delusional man and there was nothing else to be said about the matter. Dime and a few others were dead and numerous people were injured. It sucked and Metal would never quite be the same again.
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Lucasfilm Presents: “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” Friendship Featurette

We are only “13” days away from the opening of the highly anticipated film “Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker” and to say that it’s left me with a lot of items to share with you on our humble website would be an understatement. We’ve gotten a few trailers, and a bevy of TV Spots and even some character posters so far and I’m sure that some more is to come before the opening. If you’d like to see all of that stuff just click HERE to open up a new tab in your browser. Now it’s time to share the latest featurette from the film which is called “Friendship”. I’ll follow the footage with the premise, casting and the Official Theatrical Poster. Enjoy.

The Premise: The remnants of the Resistance face the First Order once again—while reckoning with the past and their own inner turmoil. Meanwhile, the ancient conflict between the Jedi and the Sith reaches its climax, altogether bringing the Skywalker saga to a definitive end.
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Behemoth Announces “I Loved You At Your Darkest” Tour Edition

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The Press Release:
This January/February, Behemoth will embark on a European tour with Slipknot (dates below). For this monumental trek, Behemoth will re-release 2018’s critically acclaimed I Loved You at Your Darkest as a new tour edition, featuring a documentary and bonus live tracks from the ‘Maida Vale’ BBC Radio 1 session. In addition to being available on the road, the ‘Maida Vale’ tracks will also be available digitally on January 10th; to pre-order yours now in the USA, please visit: metalblade.com/behemoth

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Front-man Nergal comments: “With having just celebrated the 1-year anniversary of ‘ILYAYD’, we are very excited to offer a new lease of life to this special record and present to you our ‘ILYAYD Tour Edition’! Initially, this will be a tour exclusive during the coming Slipknot dates in January and February. The bonus material was taken during release week of ‘ILYAYD’ in London; professionally filmed performance from our previously unreleased ‘Maida Vale’ session for Radio 1 AND a full documentary covering the monumental week, including ‘Thou Art Darkest, London’! Enjoy it!”
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