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Rundown Of The Winners Of The Loudwire Awards For 2017

Last night, the Loudwire Awards for 2017 were held in the sunny (and apparently sweltering) Hollywood, CA. We didn’t attend of course but made sure to make some notes for the Metal heads over on this side of the fence. For those interested in the outcome, here are the winners of the various awards that were handed out.

Best Drummer: Mario Duplantier of Gojira
Best New Artist: Greta Van Fleet
Most Dedicated Fans: Babymetal
Breakthrough Band Of The Year: Beartooth
Hard Rock Artist Of The Year: Stone Sour
Metal Song Of The Year: Executioner’s Tax” by Powertrip
Metal Artist Of The Year: Avenged Sevenfold
Metal Album Of The Year: “The Stage” by Avenged Sevenfold
Hard Rock Song Of The Year: “Come And Get It” by I Prevail
Hard Rock Album Of The Year: “Hydrograd” by Stone Sour
Vocalist Of The Year: Chester Bennington (RIP) of Linkin Park
Best Bassist: Steve Harris of Iron Maiden
Best Guitarist: Zakk Wylde of Black Label Society, Solo
Best Live Band: Iron Maiden
Humanitarian Award: Sammy Hagar
Lemmy Award: Rob Halford, The Metal God of Judas Priest
Courage Award: Tony Iommi, The Riff God of Black Sabbath

If you are interested in seeing who these winners beat out in the competition just click over to my rundown of the nominees on THIS LINK.

PiercingMetal Thoughts: So what do you think about the outcome? Were you surprised by any of it or are you outraged at some of the choices? Remember this is what the fans rallied behind, I don’t really think there is a secreted committee doing any of this like the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Oh yeah and by the way, have you made your voice count on that roster of nominees? If you haven’t, you better get on it since bands like Judas Priest and The Cars are in the running and amount to two personal favorites of mine. My article about the nominees for that honor can be found on THIS LINK. Closing up let me say “congratulations to all of the winners”. Until next time.

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

Stone Sour Unveil 2017 Fall Tour Dates

The email with the poster got right to the point with very limited discourse and with that being the case I am just sharing the brightly colored posted that showcases the upcoming Fall tour by the guys in Stone Sour. Check it out below.

PiercingMetal Thoughts: Though I love the two main bands on this go round I don’t see myself getting out to any of the shows based on logistics. It would be great to live the life of just jet-setting around the nation to see shows wouldn’t it but alas…..real life. Anyway, I digress. This is surely going to be a good one and a lot of fun so I wonder what you readers think and if you will be catching any of the appearances. Let me know down in the comments section below.

Official Websites:
Stone Sour: http://www.stonesour.com
Steel Panther: http://www.steelpantherrocks.com
Man With A Mission: http://mwamofficial.com/
Beartooth: https://www.beartooth.com/

Korn Announces “Serenity Of Summer” Headlining Tour w Stone Sour and More

Now that the Spring is heading our way, the tour announcements will be coming in fast and furious and I’ll be doing my best to bring you as many as possible to keep you in the awareness zone. Korn is the latest one and this tour will very likely please some while annoying some others based on the roster. Dig in.

The Press Release:
Roadrunner recording legends KORN have announced plans for a truly diverse and epic summer tour, set to get underway June 16th at the USANA Amphitheatre in Salt Lake City, UT and then continue through early August. Presented by Live Nation, “The Serenity of Summer” tour will feature special guests and fellow Roadrunner recording group Stone Sour on all dates. The powerfully eclectic tour is rounded out by support from Japan’s female fronted Baby Metal, southern rapper Yelawolf and Islander (6/16 – 6/25), followed by a second leg (7/19 – 8/2) which will see KORN joined by Skillet, Yelawolf and DED, creating a versatile bill reminiscent of KORN’s famed “Family Values” tours in the past (see itinerary below).

Fan club and VIP ticket packages for the upcoming tour will go on sale beginning March 7th at 10:00 AM local time at www.korn.com; Citi(r) Cardmembers presale begins that same day at noon local time. For complete Citi pre-sale details visit: www.citiprivatepass.com Live Nation presale starts on March 8th at 10:00 AM local, followed by a Spotify presale beginning March 9th at 10:00 AM local and a Blabbermouth presale starting March 9th at 10:00 AM local. All presales end March 9th at 10:00 PM local timing. Remaining tickets for all dates will go on sale to the general public on March 10th at 10:00 AM local time at livenation.com. For complete details, please visit the link at the close of this post.
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Out Today: “House Of Gold And Bones” #1 by Dark Horse Comics

Comic - House Of Gold And Bones - 1

The “House Of Gold And Bones” comic book finds its first issue being released today by the great Dark Horse Comics and while its no longer uncommon for some illustrated medium coverage being done here on the Official PiercingMetal blog, this one in particular is being broadcast as comes care of Slipknot and Stone Sour frontman Corey Taylor who has penned the tale. Its the singers first go at such a task and the story will be loosely based on the music that was heard on the Stone Sour pair of releases that bear the same name. The preview pages look nice but of course its not enough to give you a full grasp of the storyline, so a review of that will not be found in this posting. The four issue series will be illustrated by Jason Shawn Alexander whose worked on a number of Dark Horse Comics properties over the years. I’m sure that the fans of Corey’s musical work will be taking to this title and bringing them along to signing appearances going forward.

I wish Taylor luck in this adventure and hope he spins a compelling tale when it all comes down to it. As a long time comics collector who’s followed a number of the greats I have to say that I expect the same from musical artists who brave this kind of realm. I’ve embedded links to Amazon.com where you can order a copy of the comic or the two CD’s by Stone Sour that make up the two part concept release (which I also still need to hear and review). Of course you can even purchase all three which I think will make everyone very happy.

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

“Come What (Ever) May” (CD/DVD Special Edition) by Stone Sour

Artist: Stone Sour
Title: “Come What (Ever) May (CD/DVD Special Edition)
Label: Roadrunner Records
Release Date: 6/24/2007
Genre: Hard Rock
Rating: 4/5

I was blown away when I first heard the great Hard Rock melodies by the guys in Stone Sour on their sophomore release Come What (Ever) May, and of course I had expected certain levels of quality to be present since the bands core membership comes from the legendary Slipknot. It was an album that took the Metal world by surprise and since its initial release has achieved Gold status and after less than a year of shelf life gets a Special Edition that brings the fans both extra tracks and a full length DVD concert to enjoy. For those who for some reason still don’t know what this band is all about lets review a little bit – Stone Sour is a full on serious band and not a merely a side project to Slipknots Corey Taylor and James Root. The band is heavy but does not have the same brand of chaos that Slipknot is most known and as result appeals to a wider listener demographic and could would work alongside bands like Deftones and Korn very well. As an album this was a winner from beginning to end and had a number of catchy tracks in “Sillyworld”, “Reborn”, “Through Glass” and many more. They were all very easy to get into and make you either sing aloud or pump your fist into the air. The special edition gives you six more tracks and all the included songs are pretty much along the lines of the rest of the albums content with the best being “Suffer” and “Fruitcake” in my opinion. They deliver a cover of “Wicked Game” and while HIM has already cornered the market on covering that tune the Stone Sour guys did a really nice job on the Chris Issak classic. It closes with a spoken word piece called “The Frozen” which shows Taylor lining out some dramatic dialogue as opposed to singing. Lyrics are provided for everything in the booklet with the exception of the cover and the spoken word piece.
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