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17498847_1430758220309198_7445967711751034253_nThe results of the first round of the knockout stage of the Pedal Cup are here and if you still don’t know what this is, it’s our equivalent of the FIFA World Cup, but for Metal. We had some great matches in the first round with some surprise results. Normally in every tournament with Kreator as a competitor, the fans usually come in droves causing everyone in the world to cry foul, but this time around they have been bounced out of the cup like their fellow countrymen. The fans of Japan’s own BABYMETAL showed up for sure giving us the biggest vote count of the tournament so far. Now to figure out who won what match, we broke it down and you’ll see in the box score that we tallied the votes from this site, Facebook, and Twitter and totaled them up to give you the final result sort of like A+B+C= D. Check out the results below and stay tuned for the next round.


Pedal Cup Bracket 2


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Alright Metal heads, today is a day to be excited because the first half of the knockout stage round of the Pedal Cup has commenced. The Pedal Cup is our alternative to the Pedal To The Metal Tournament this year as it is our World Cup styled tournament. The matches for today are Portugal (represented by Moonspell) taking on Egypt (Crescent), France (Rep. by Gojira) taking on Norway (rep. by Dimmu Borgir), Brazil (rep. by Sepultura) taking on Germany (rep. by Kreator), and Belgium (rep by Leng Tch’e) taking on Japan (rep. by BABYMETAL). We have given you guys several options as far as ways to vote in this tournament with one by visiting the Facebook page and the second by visiting my twitter page @Themonsterhour. Now you can go ahead and do it that way or you can also vote here, but you only have 24 hours to do so. So support your favorite metal bands and let the best bands win. Phase two of the first round matches will come tomorrow.

17498847_1430758220309198_7445967711751034253_nThis year, we didn’t do a Pedal To The Metal March madness styled tournament and that was my decision based on how busy I was with various other projects and lack of participation at the time. Although with the 2018 FIFA World Cup happening right now in Russia, I thought now was the perfect time to introduce a new tournament. The only difference between the Pedal Cup (short for Pedal To The Metal) and the World Cup is that we have 16 bands from all over the world instead of their 32 teams. If any country was left out of this tournament, hopefully in four years we’ll see you in it the tournament then. The way I chose what countries would be represented here was basically based on who had made it to the knock out stage of the world cup. Now there were some countries I had to sub out because I couldn’t find bands for those countries so I either added a country that wasn’t in the real world cup or chose some teams from the group stage. The countries (and their bands in parenthesis) are England (Cradle Of Filth), Portugal (Moonspell), Belgium (Leng Thc’e), United States (Morbid Angel), Germany (Kreator), Sweden (Arch Enemy), Norway (Dimmu Borgir), Japan (Babymetal), France (Gojira), Denamrk (Hatesphere), Poland (Behemoth), Brazil (Sepultura), Switzerland (Samael), Russia (Catharsis), Iran (Confess), and Egypt (Crescent).

pedal cup bracketfirst roundThe bands that I am most excited about seeing how well they do are the Middle Eastern bands in Confess who we support their right to creative freedom and Crescent who have been throwing it down for quite some time. The way the brackets are going to be done is exactly the same as the world cup with the teas that are obviously not in the tournament or who did not make the knock out stage placed in the spots that we couldn’t finds for. There is also going to be a new way for all of you guys to vote on this. One way is to visit the Facebook page for Moshpits and Movies and you can vote there (we are going to be setting up the matches there very soon). The other way is that you can click on the article on this page and vote there as well.The matches are only going to last 24 hours which means you only have 24 hours to vote for the band/country that you want to see move on to the finals. Check out the bands and their flags down below and stayed tuned here for more info as it comes.

belgium leng tch edenmark hatesphereegypt crescentengland cradleFrance Gojiragermany kreatorIran Confessjapan babymetalnorway dimmu borgirpoland behemothportugal moonspellrussia catharsissepultura brazilsweden arch enemyswiss samaelUSA Morbid Angel

the mummyIt’s the second year of Eddie’s 31 Days Of Halloween and so to kick it off I looked to a classic monster movie from Universal Studios called The Mummy. You can’t get any better than the classic Universal monster movies and this is one of Boris Karloff’s finest. He stars as the ancient Egyptian priest Imhotep who was buried alive for trying to resurrect his dead girlfriend Ankh-es-en-amon. Now, we travel back to the present time in the film which is 1921 and Sir Joseph Whemple (Arthur Byron) and his team have just made a remarkable discovery which is the body of Imhotep. The only problem is that they didn’t listen to their friend Dr. Muller (Edward Van Sloan) who told them not to open a box that came with Imhotep. Whemple’s overly anxious assistant goes ahead, opens the box, and he awakens Imhotep. We fast forward ten years to 1932 and Imhotep is now known as Ardath Bey and he is looking to resurrect his long lost love, but can Dr. Muller and Whemple’s son Frank (David Manners) stop him before he takes the beautiful Helen (Zita Johann)?

mummyJust think about this for a second, The Mummy is now 81 years old and it’s still a remarkable film to watch even today. You cannot beat the classic horror of the early days, but I will admit something to all of you. I can see why these early classic horror films were marketed to kids back in the 1930’s and so on because they’re not terrifying in the sense of a serial killer going after victims or the boogeyman.  I do imagine that some of them were scary to kids back in the 1930’s so I can appreciate horror of this caliber. There were some flaws in the film that I noticed like at times it seemed like they were waiting for the director to call cut because it seems that they are awkwardly standing there. Boris Karloff is masterful in his role as Imhotep as he was carving his own way like Bela Lugosi was for Dracula or even Lon Chaney Jr as The Wolfman. Plus, he showed all of us that he could play something else other than The Monster from Frankenstein. I am giving the film an A- for a final grade.