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Nuclear Blast Records Unveils Nightwish “Decades” Trailer #1

As the excitement for the brand new Nightwish album “Decades” and its subsequent touring amps up, the fine folks over at Nuclear Blast Records have unleashed the first Official Trailer about the recording. Let’s take a look below and talk some more afterwards.

About The Clip: Tuomas talking about ‘DECADES’ a collection of essential Nightwish tracks.

PiercingMetal Thoughts: I’m not going to lie to you, Nightwish is one of my very favorite bands and as I’ve mentioned time and time again over the years was very instrumental in the beginning of this journalistic passion of mine. Hearing about the process involved in deciding what songs make up this release of “essential tracks” is of great interest to me so I will be sharing the chapters as they come out. You might remember that I shared numerous installments when Nightwish gave us “Behind The Scenes” views about “Endless Forms Most Beautiful” and there were a LOT of those clips. If you didn’t see them and have some time to kill just click HERE for a rewind through time. I don’t have much more to add about this but I am very excited about the compilation and of course the tour which will be making a stop in my Metal Metropolis. I’m going to be there for sure. What did you think of this clip? I’ll be posting more as they get released so stay tuned.

Official Website: http://www.nightwish.com

Jyrki69 Announces West Coast US Tour with MGT!

Here’s a brief tour to send you into the weekend. It’s happening in March and sadly only on the West Coast but check out the plans being unveiled by one Jyrki 69 of The 69 Eyes……

The Press Release:
Los Angeles, CA – Goth rock icon *Jyrki 69*, lead vocalist for Helsinki’s brooding metal band, *The 69 Eyes*, has announced a special West Coast tour with their Cleopatra Records labelmates MGT, the frontman for multi-platinum selling Finnish goth n’ rollers The 69 EYES.

Jyrki has put together an exciting live band for this tour including; Ace Von Johnson (Faster Pussycat) on guitar, Ashes (DevilDriver, Static-X) on bass and Kyle Cunningham (Madlife) on drums. The live set promises to offer a healthy chunk of Jyrki69’s debut solo album “Helsinki Vampire” along with a few 69 Eyes favorites and some very special surprise numbers.

“*What happens when the members of The Mission, Peter Murphy, Faster Pussycat & The 69 Eyes meet at the Rainbow Bar & Grill? Put on your sunglasses after dark & come to find out!” **- Jyrki 69*

Jyrki 69’s long-awaited debut album, *Helsinki Vampire*, was produced, mixed, and mastered by longtime The 69 Eyes producer Johnny Lee Michaels. The record builds on the distinctive “goth n’ roll” sound that The 69 Eyes honed over the course of a dozen albums while adding a more richly textured, darkly romantic atmosphere.
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Nightwish Unveils Dates/Locations For “Decades” 2018 European Tour

It was just the other day that I posted about the European Tour being mapped out by the band Within Temptation (seen HERE), and while this was not a common practice for me since we are in the USA, when it happens to be a band you really enjoy you make sure to spread the word. That said, I was excited to find out the European plans getting unveiled by the Finnish Metal sensation known as Nightwish. Take a look at the bands statement along with the revealed dates. I’ll close out with a light editorial addition so read on.

The Press Release:
In 1996 Tuomas Holopainen made a three-song demo that eventually lead to his first recording contract with his brand new band NIGHTWISH. Fast forward 20 years, over 2000 concerts and 8 million sold albums later, the band are the biggest female-fronted European metal band that will now celebrate their 20-year career with a 2CD compilation (out on Nuclear Blast worldwide in March 2018) and with a nine-month World Tour with a special setlist full of surprises. The DECADES: WORLD TOUR 2018 will start from North America in March 2018 and after the summer festivals it is time to unleash the European part.
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“Christmas In New York City” (Single) by The 69 Eyes

Artist: The 69 Eyes
Title: “Christmas In New York City” (Single)
Label: Nuclear Blast Records
Release Date: 11/24/2017
Genre: Holiday/Hard Rock
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Now that the Thanksgiving celebrating is out of the way, it’s time to start focusing on the Christmas holidays and what better way to do this than with a brand-new holiday single from the Helsinki Vampires in The 69 Eyes. Having been a fan of their Gothic Rock and Roll style for more than a decade now, I was glad to find this one hitting the streaming services and felt that it would be a fun way to lead us into the season. Though we haven’t had the band here in far too many years, the members of The 69 Eyes; Jyrki 69, Bazie, Timo-Timo, Jussi 69 and Archzie, all have a deep love of our teeming metropolis. Here’s a few thoughts on the Nuclear Blast Records released tune.
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On Point For “HIM Photographs” by Ville Juurikkala @ Morrison Hotel Gallery

In two days, the Finnish music sensation known as HIM will take to the stage of the Hammerstein Ballroom in NYC for the very last time. This show marks the end of their North American tour and then its back to Europe and eventually Finland where they will close the book on the band with a final show on New Year’s Eve. In honor of the historic tour, photographer Ville Juurikkala has come to New York City and is showcasing a number of band photographs that he has taken over the years at the awesome Morrison Hotel Gallery. I’ve noted before that Juurikkala has pointed the lens at other great Finnish artists like Michael Monroe, The 69 Eyes, Amorphis and even Nightwish. This show is all about His Infernal Majesty however (and no, they don’t call themselves that anymore in case you wondered). I hit the gallery a little early to get a few minutes with Ville so I could share the scoop with those of you who would never be able to be there for yourself. Here’s Ville in front of two works that I liked a lot.

him photos exhibition, ville juurikkala, morrison hotel gallery

him photos exhibition, ville juurikkala, morrison hotel gallery
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