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PiercingMetal’s “Best Of” 2017: Top Nine On Instagram

If you’ve been following the website and its social networks for the last couple of years, you already know that I just love using Instagram to share my adventures doing PiercingMetal concert and event coverage with the world of visitors dropping in.  As we close out the 2017 year, it was time to share what amounted to our “Top Nine” images on the Instagram app and I’ve presented them to you down below.  I’ll throw in some background on them down below as well so check it out.

About These Visuals:  I don’t think that I need to name any of the musical personalities in the “Top Nine” or do I?  If so, that’s James Hetfield (Metallica), Mike Patton (Faith No More/Dead Cross), Bruce Dickinson (Iron Maiden), Papa Emeritus III (Ghost) and one of the Nameless Ghouls (also Ghost).  It was cool to see visuals being in the top even though I liked some o the other Metallica photos in my feed a little bit more.  Those concert photos were done with the professional rig and not my mobile phone and I shared them to Instagram with the Official Facebook Page we maintain.  Oh wait, the Dickinson one was done with the mobile since I had a very close seat to the action.  Among the other images are the now currently shuttered Webster Hall which was snapped during its final days and a quick hello from the Metallica shop that was set up during their recent tour.  The image from the websites twelfth anniversary is there which is nice and by the way we are closing in on the thirteenth anniversary.  The last one is probably the most recent photo and is photographer Ville Juurikkala who had a HIM exhibit up for a few days when the band was in our city for the final time during their farewell tour.  The collage says that we got almost 33K likes to 1.6K images so please keep it coming if you are using Instagram as well.  At the point of this writing we have 4,758 images posted and just under 1,300 followers.  The more the merrier much like our Facebook I always say.

At this point in time the PiercingMetal Instagram is followed by a little under “1300” accounts and our demographic is 54% Men and 46% Women. Our biggest region is New York (no surprise there) and followed by Los Angeles. The top age range is 25-34.

You readers can get your own 2017 Best Nine by clicking 2017 Best Nine and if you want to share the link to your Instagram when you post yours in the app you can do that in the comments section. I plan on like bombing a lot of profiles over the next few days so why not be among them 🙂 Remember to follow our adventures on the main Social Networks of Facebook, Twitter and yes even Instagram. All the links are below. See you next time.


Ghost Announces Headlining Dates During North American Iron Maiden Tour

Are you on the square? Are you on the level? And now a message from the Clergy to the masses who wish to be a part of the upcoming services……

The Press Release:
Grammy® Award-winning band Ghost have announced additional headlining dates to take place this Summer during the band’s North American tour with Iron Maiden. Pre-sale tickets for the 13 headlining dates will be available for purchase beginning today at 1:00 PM local time. Tickets will be available to the general public beginning this Friday, March 31st at 10:00 AM local time. The band have also announced the following VIP packages for the newly announced headlining shows:

Papa – Meet & Greet Package – Package includes:
* One premium reserved or general admission ticket
* VIP early entry into the venue
* Exclusive preshow meet & greet with Papa at his altar of worship
* Personal photograph with Papa
* Collectible Papa autographed 8×10 photo
* Specially designed & very collectible Ghost “spirit” board (limited print; exclusive
to VIP packages only!)
* Ghost commemorative coin
* Official Papa meet & greet laminate
* Exclusive Ghost tour merchandise item
* Very limited availability
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Fall Prostrate In Adoration of Ghost’s Sneak Peek Track “Square Hammer”

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Back in the middle of June, the band Ghost announced their “Popestar Tour 2016” and if you missed that post just click HERE to be up to speed. Earlier today, those lucky ducks at SiriusXM and their morning host Grant Random got to speak to one of the Nameless Ghouls who shared a brand new track from the band called “Square Hammer”. Click below to hear the song without any of the brief interview discussion. It’s sooooo good. Trust me.

Do you love it? I know you do. I know that I sure did and I was singing along with the chorus after only a single listen. Of course I have set it to repeat while I am typing this for your attention so its not going to be long before I know the whole tune. It’s the first idea that we fans have about what is coming on their “Popestar” EP. You can be rest assured that I will be adding a review of that to our stockpile of narratives. Ghost remains a juggernaut of a group and their appeal seems to grow stronger with each release. Some feel that they are going to be on “Saturday Night Live” in the new season and since they already did “The Late Show” I don’t see why not. It will give me a reason to actually watch the show since I haven’t done so in more than a decade. What did you think of the new track? You can let me know in the comments down below while you enjoy it. If you should want to send some traffic love to the SiriusXM Blog for showcasing the tune in the first place you can click HERE.

Official Website: http://ghost-official.com/

Ghost Announces US Return For Fall “Popestar Tour” 2016


Are you among the believers yet? Have you joined into The Flock and are now consumed by the macabre majesty that is the band Ghost? If not then I am happy to share with you that there is still time for you to atone into these sins because the band shall be returning to “bless us” with their brand of darkness in the Fall. They’re calling this run over North America as “The Popestar Tour” and there are 36 blasphemous dates to choose from. Go once, go twice or thrice. Just make sure you go and bear witness to the happening. Last year the band released the album “Meliora” and they even won a Grammy Award for the “Best Metal Performance” with the song “Cirice” from that album. There is no denying their hypnotic and arcane powers. It’s only a matter of time before all fall under their thrall so you might as well not wait any longer to convert during one of their shows. They are closing this run at the Kings Theatre in Brooklyn and as I write this I have not been there yet. I am going to be checking out Whitesnake there in a few days but right now this is a brand new space for me to see a band. If it’s an old massive theater then a band like Ghost should go over quite well. I wouldn’t wait on getting yourself tickets either since the band generally sells out quick.

Tickets will go on sale beginning June 17 at 10AM local time. Even more exciting, tickets purchased for select shows will include a digital download of new music that will be made available the day Ghost’s fall rituals are set to begin. The new music being offered will likely be featured on Ghost’s upcoming EP.
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The Clergy Is Pleased; Ghost Wins 2016 Grammy For “Best Metal Performance”

The Flock has responded to the demands of the Clergy as the band Ghost have won their first ever Grammy Award. No you are not in a dream or hallucinating based on inhaling too many exhaust fumes. The band bested the likes of Slipknot, Lamb Of God and August Burns Red for the honor. Check out the official press release below.

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The Press Release:
LOS ANGELES, CA – FEBRUARY 15, 2016 – Ghost’s “Cirice”, from their critically acclaimed third album Meliora, has been awarded a Grammy® for ‘Best Metal Performance’ at the 2016 Grammy® Awards. Meliora was released on August 21, 2015 and debuted at No. 1 at Independent Retail, No. 2 at Rock, and in the Top 10 (#8) on Billboard’s Top 200 Album Charts. The Grammy® Awards were handed out on Monday, February 15, 2016 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA and televised live on CBS Ghost are one of just four bands from Sweden to have been in the Top 10 on the Billboard 200 Albums chart (joining Avicii, Ace of Base, and Europe). Papa Emeritus III and his nameless ghouls capped off a landmark 2015 with their late night television
debut on the Late Show with Stephen Colbert’s Halloween show on CBS with a rousing performance of “Cirice”, which reached the Top 5 at radio at Active Rock and Mainstream Rock. Rave reviews for Meliora include Rolling Stone: “Generally speaking, the band has done more to bring blasphemous, religion-skewering devil rock to the mainstream masses than perhaps any act since Marilyn Manson.” Entertainment Weekly: “One of the most exciting bands on the worldwide hard rock stage.” Metal Injection: “All hail Ghost and its masterwork, Meliora.” Noisey: “Ghost is back and cracking skulls.” Ghost will return to the U.S. this spring for a headlining tour to kick off in Montclair, NJ on April 13th.

Here’s the video of their acceptance captured from the Grammy Official Channel.

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