In the past, a Monday always generally started with some tour announcements so let’s start ours with some 50/50 news from the Symphonic Sensations of Nightwish. The band recently announced the cancellation of all 2020 tour dates for North America but at the same time have revealed some rescheduled ones. Let’s look.
The Band Statement:
Due to the current situation surrounding covid-19 in North America we are forced to postpone our shows.
The Press Release:
Widely regarded as innovators of the musical genre which came to be known as Heavy Metal, legendary Birmingham-bred Black Sabbath celebrate the 50th anniversary in 2020 of their multi-million selling album Paranoid with a 5-LP/4CD edition released on October 9th, featuring the vinyl debut of two 1970 concerts.
PARANOID: SUPER DELUXE EDITION includes the original album, in addition to a rare 1974 Quad Mix of the album folded down to stereo, plus two concerts from 1970, from Montreux and Brussels, that are pressed on vinyl for the first time. The five-LP set comes with a hardbound book with extensive liner notes featuring interviews with all four band members, rare photos, and memorabilia, a poster, as well as a replica of the tour book sold during the Paranoid tour.
Back in June we helped to share the news about the upcoming coolness from DC Entertainment called “DCFanDome” which is a virtual convention experience and since there is so much to learn about it you might want to click HERE first. Just a short time ago we received word that a teaser trailer was put online and I present it for you down below. Enjoy.
PiercingMetal Thoughts: Recently, the Comic Con International: San Diego did a series of virtual happenings with their Official Facebook, Twitter and YouTube accounts and probably all the rest of the ones that they have an account on. This was done based on the fact that the Coronavirus Pandemic had pretty much shut down large public gatherings of any kind. Yes my friends for the first time in its history there was no San Diego Comic Con. One has to wonder if the New York Comic Con and Anime NYC events can happen since conventions like this still seem to be impossibilities. I know I am going to be participating in this and it will mark my second virtual convention event ever. My first was The Toy Insider’s “Sweet Sweet @ Home” which replaced their physical “Sweet Suite”. What do you readers think about this? Chime in down below in the comments section.
The Press Release:
All 75,000 tickets for W:O:A 2021, which will take place from July 29 to 31 2021, have already been sold! The organizers have now announced the first bands on the festival line-up! Metal fans can look forward to: Judas Priest, Hämatom, Dropkick Murphys, As I Lay Dying, Rose Tattoo, Tarja, Lordi, Death SS, Venom and Moonspell.
This years Wacken Open Air couldn‘t take place due to the current pandemic. Although it’s much more quiet in the small village Wacken in Schleswig-Holstein, the tradition announcing bands for the upcoming edition during the last festival day still remains! Continue reading Wacken Open Air 2021 Announces First Lineup→
Fans of the Dark Horse Comics series need not wait any longer because the second season of Gerard Way’s “The Umbrella Academy” is available for streaming in full right now!!! How exciting is that? I’d say its pretty damned exciting if you have been counting the days since the last season ended. We briefed the readership with the Second Season Trailer found HERE in case you missed it. Down below the poster you’ll find a general premise and the casting. Will you be binge watching this one?
The Premise: On the same day in 1989, forty-three infants are inexplicably born to random, unconnected women who showed no signs of pregnancy the day before. Seven are adopted by Sir Reginald Hargreeves, a billionaire industrialist, who creates The Umbrella Academy and prepares his “children” to save the world. But not everything went according to plan. In their teenage years, the family fractured and the team disbanded. Now, the six surviving thirty-something members reunite upon the news of Hargreeves’ passing. Luther, Diego, Allison, Klaus, Vanya and Number Five work together to solve a mystery surrounding their father’s death. But the estranged family once again begins to come apart due to their divergent personalities and abilities, not to mention the imminent threat of a global apocalypse. Continue reading Now Streaming: “The Umbrella Academy” on Netflix (7/31/2020)→