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Ken Pierce is an NYC based Music Journalist and the Editor In Chief of; He's been documenting the live Metal and Rock scene of the Big Apple since 2003 and believes that there is always something exciting happening in this Metropolis.

Warner Brothers Pictures: “Godzilla Vs. Kong” Official Trailer

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Though many of my friends are excited about football today since the winners on either side will line out the teams for the upcoming Super Bowl, I was more excited about the news about the Warner Brothers Pictures upcoming feature “Godzilla Vs. Kong”. The first official trailer just premiered a few minutes ago and I’ve presented that for you along with some premise, casting and promotional art. “Let them fight”…

The Premise: In a time when monsters walk the Earth, humanity’s fight for its future sets Godzilla and Kong on a collision course that will see the two most powerful forces of nature on the planet collide in a spectacular battle for the ages. As Monarch embarks on a perilous mission into uncharted terrain and unearths clues to the Titans’ origins, a human conspiracy threatens to wipe the creatures, both good and bad, from the face of the earth forever. (c/o Legendary and Warner Bros)
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“Sympathy For The Devil” (Live) by The Hellacopters & Papa Emeritus IV (Ghost) from “På Spåret”

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Just as I was wondering what I was possibly going to share with the readership next came the alert about the brand new face of Ghost in Papa Emeritus IV who joined forces with The Hellacopters to deliver a stunning cover of the Rolling Stones “Sympathy For The Devil”. Apparently this was done for the Pa Sparet television game show that has broadcast in Sweden since 1987. Let’s take a look at the clip down below. Enjoy.

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Marvel Teases “Heroes Reborn” Announcement For 2021

Just as the morning coffee was finishing being brewed here at the Metal Media Command HQ, I received an email that posed the question “Whatever Happened To Earth’s Mightiest Heroes” and the only other bit of information in the message was this colorful banner. There wasn’t much else to go on.

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PiercingMetal Thoughts: So before I give my thoughts on this let me share with the newer, and perhaps younger members of the readership that “Heroes Reborn” was an initiative that Marvel Comics undertook back in 1996. During this story, the heroes in The Avengers, Iron Man, Captain America and The Fantastic Four were all revamped in a brand-new universe and set of circumstances. A lot of it was drawn and written by Rob Liefeld and Jim Lee who had launched Image Comics a few years earlier. More about the whole set of stories can be gleaned by clicking the Wikipedia link that I’ve included at the close. Now I’ll admit to not really sharing such vague information all that much but if the pandemic taught me anything, it was to keep bringing the news and updates as often as possible to help distract people from the craziness and uncertainty that surrounds us. If even for only a few minutes. Stay safe out there and stay tuned for more news as it develops.

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Marvel Details Cates and Stegman’s Run Finale w “Venom” #200 This April

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The Press Release:
Announced earlier today in an exclusive interview with IGN, the final issue of Donny Cates and Ryan Stegman’s hit run on VENOM will arrive in April. The all-star creative team will be saying farewell to a character they helped redefine in a special milestone issue: VENOM #200. With the revolutionary work on the symbiote mythology, the team’s incredible run will leave a lasting impact not only on the character of Venom but on the Marvel Universe as a whole.

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“Venom” #200

The landmark issue will pick up after the events of KING IN BLACK. Over the years, Cates and Stegman have torn Eddie Brock’s life asunder while introducing new villains and uncovering long-hidden mysteries about the nature of symbiotes.
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FBI Arrests Iced Earth’s Jon Schaffer For His Role In The Capitol Insurrection

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The Federal Bureau of Investigation has arrested Jon Schaffer, founder of the Heavy Metal band Iced Earth for his role in the recent insurrection at the U.S. Capitol on January 6th. A Tweet from the FBI went out a few short hours ago and has been included below the photograph that we snapped during a 2018 performance by the band in NYC.

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Jon Schaffer of Iced Earth in New York City by Ken Pierce (2018)

According to the FBI Indianapolis Field Office; Schaffer is facing the following charges:
1. Knowingly Entering or Remaining in any Restricted Building or Grounds Without Lawful Authority
2. Disrupting the Orderly Conduct of Government Business
3. Knowingly Engaging in an Act of Physical Violence Against any Person or Property in any Restricted Building or Grounds
4. Violent Entry and Disorderly Conduct in a Capitol Building
5. Engaging in an Act of Physical Violence in a Capitol Building
6. Parading, Demonstrating, or Picketing in a Capitol Building

Washington, D.C., police officer Christina Laury said cops were being sprayed with bear mace — a significantly stronger version of pepper spray — as they held the line outside.

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PiercingMetal Thoughts: Over 100 arrests have been made so far from this horrible occurrence.

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