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The Doomish Witch Mountain Announce A Summer Headlining Run

Just sharing a quick tour announcement with you as the band Witch Mountain has recently announced a string of summer headlining dates. Take a look at the poster and the gigs and see which one might be closest to you.

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The Tour Dates:
May 31: Seattle, WA @ North West Terror Fest
June 23: Portland, OR @ Star Theater #
July 11: Sacramento, CA @ Blue Lamp
July 12: San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill
July 13: San Diego, CA @ Til Two
July 14: Los Angles, CA @ Lexington
July 15: Phoenix, AZ @ Club Red
July 16: Albuquerque, NM @ Launchpad
July 18: Austin, TX @ Lost Well
July 19: Denton, TX @ Dan’s Silverleaf
July 20: Memphis, TN @ HiTone
July 21: Knoxville, TN @ Pilot Light
July 22: Atlanta, GA @ The Earl
July 23: Asheville, NC @ Mothlight
July 25: Chapel Hill, NC @ Cat’s Cradle
July 26: Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter
July 27: Baltimore, MD @ Metro
July 28: Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie
July 29: Brooklyn, NY @ Saint Vitus
July 31: Boston, MA @ Great Scott
August 1: Portland, ME @ Geno’s
August 2: Montreal, QC @ Vitrola
August 3: Ottawa, ON @ House of Targ
August 4: Toronto, ON @ Garrison
August 5: Buffalo, NY @ Mohawk
August 7: Lexington, KY @ Cosmic Charlie’s
August 8: Chicago, IL @ Reggie’s
August 9: Omaha, NE @ Lookout Lounge
August 10: Denver, CO @ Hi-Dive
August 11: Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge

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PiercingMetal Thoughts: Though I’ve not seen them as much as I might have liked to, the material that I’ve heard I have enjoyed so if its possible for me to be a part of their regional gig I shall be there with bells on. They are such a solid and interesting group and I think if Doom Metal is your thing that you should give them a chance if you have not already. That’s all I’ve got for now based on a hefty pile of things to do so let me close up with my asking what you readers think about this one? Chime in down below in the comments section.

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Craft Recordings To Re-Issue Mike Ness Solo LP’s

Fans of the solo work by Social Distortion founder Mike Ness will surely be excited about the vinyl re-issues of two of his albums by the fine folks at Craft Recordings. Check out the full press release below along with the art.

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The Press Release:
Craft Recordings is proud to announce two vinyl reissues for Mike Ness’ solo albums, Under The Influences and Cheating At Solitaire, both set for release on April 6th. Ness is most widely known as the frontman for Social Distortion – a band that would profoundly impact the American Punk Rock movement and go on to be one of the best-selling punk rock groups of all time. But long before he ever heard the Ramones, the Clash or the Sex Pistols, Ness grew up listening to early rock and roll.

His solo work represents the full spectrum of all these influences. Cheating At Solitaire and Under The Influences integrate punk, rockabilly, primitive rock and roll, country and blues while maintaining the energy that typifies Mike Ness.
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PiercingMetal Is Thirteen Years Old Today (2005-2018)

Hello my friends in the world of Heavy Metal music and Geekdom, I’m here to share the news that today is the PiercingMetal website’s thirteenth birthday and that it was officially announced to the masses on this very day back in 2005. It’s been quite a thrill ride since that fateful day when I said to myself that I would invest a whole lot of time into the process of administrating a website. On this “Lucky 13th” milestone I’m here to share some thoughts about how different it’s become from the bygone days and how much the scene around us has changed

When the website launched it was 100% objective review and photo galleries and that was based on it being sold as an online magazine for such topics. It was presented to the masses in the conventional HTML and was driven by a MySQL database. I loved the flow of it and how easy it was to find things but with such a rigid programming code to follow any necessary changes required days of modifying hundreds and then thousands of code pages. Some of you might remember how the website looked from 2005-2014 and for the newbies I’ve added in a photo below.

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Otep Announces “Fire And Fury” Summer Tour

Fans of Otep will be excited about her upcoming summer tour announcement. Take a look at the poster, press release and lengthy bit of dates down below.

The Press Release:
Activist-Artist OTEP Announces FIRE & FURY North American Summer Headline Tour Dates Politically-Charged New Album to be Released Later in 2018 via Napalm Records. Iconic rockers OTEP recently announced the upcoming release of their eighth full-length album, scheduled to release later this year via Napalm Records. OTEP frontwoman Otep Shamaya says: “After every album there’s an overwhelming sense of excitement, but this time it’s in the stratosphere. This time, we hold nothing back. It’s an uncompromising power-groove eruption of expert musicality destined to make some necks sore and spirits soar and with lyrical and stylistic freedoms which makes this feel like the most authentic album to date.”

OTEP is thrilled to announce that they will head out on a headline tour supporting the new album, beginning July 5 in Las Vegas, NV at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino. The tour will run for nearly a month and a half, coming to an end in Ventura, CA on August 18. See below for all currently confirmed tour dates. Shamaya adds, “We are beyond excited to play some of the new songs on tour, to play Rock Fest in Wisconsin this summer, to scream and sing with our beloved fans and to remind everyone that no matter how hard they try to extinguish our identities, this time, we’re standing together and fighting back. This time, they will know how powerful we truly are.”
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Glenn Hughes Announces “Classic Deep Purple Live” Tour

It’s chilly and it’s raining and just gloomy as all get out. Sure April Showers bring May Flowers but give us a little sunlight and warmth why don’t you. With Mother Nature messing with us, its the perfect time to showcase another tour that is heading our way over the Summer months. Check it out.

The Press Release:
I’m happy to announce the first leg of Classic Deep Purple Live wi: Glenn Hughes USA ?? Tour coming your way August 25: through September 22nd; Second leg to follow in November and December. Stay tuned ✌

The Tour Dates:
8/25: NYCB Theatre – Westbury, NY.
8/26: Space Ballroom – Hamden, CT.
8/28: The Stone Pony – Asbury Park, NJ.
8/29: Sony Hall – New York, NY.
8/31: The Queen – Wilmington, DE.
9/1: Chameleon Club – Lancaster, PA.
9/4: Rams Head On Stage – Annapolis, MD.
9/5: Jergels – Warrendale, PA.
9/7: The Keswick Theatre – Glenside, PA.
9/8: Penn’s Peak – Jim Thorpe, PA.
9/11: The Chance Theater – Poughkeepsie, NY.
9/13: Arcada Theatre – Saint Charles, IL.
9/16: House of Blues – Cleveland, OH.
9/18: Tupelo Music Hall – Derry, NH.
9/19: The Wilbur – Boston, MA.
9/21: Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel – Providence, RI.
9/22: Tarrytown Music Hall – Tarrytown, NY.

Be sure to Like & Share the “Classic Deep Purple Live wi: Glenn Hughes Page” to see when I’m playing a show in your country and a city near you ⚡️ Up first is Europe, Sou: America, then back to Europe. By the time we tour the US, then the UK in October, we’ll be on fire ?

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PiercingMetal Thoughts: Though I’ve been a fan of this legendary musical figure quite a few years I’ve only ever caught him in concert a couple of times. Once was only a few short years ago and the other….well, let’s just say my younger readers weren’t even ideas yet but I digress. It’s going to be interesting to see him doing all these classic tunes as a showcase and to my knowledge he has never before toured a complete set of Deep Purple music. Let’s hope a recording of this is done as well since that would go over like gangbusters. As I’ve a mountain of “to do” in front of me and the website’s anniversary is tomorrow I am going to take my leave with a simple inquiry; What do you think about this tour? Will you attend? Will you go a couple of times? Fill me in down in the comments below.

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