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As the band’s latest single “Scarlet Cross” continues to make an impression after landing at #4 on the Billboard Hard Rock Chart last week, Los Angeles rockers Black Veil Brides have announced their next virtual concert. Alive And Burning 2 – a global streaming event – will air on December 11th and start at 7PM across four time zones (PST / EST / UK / AUS). The local 7PM streaming time was created so global fans can experience the energy of Black Veil Brides at a reasonable start time from the best seat in the house. The show will feature a collection of fan-favorite greatest hits as well as the debut live performance of the band’s new single “Scarlet Cross.” Tickets for Alive And Burning 2 are now availablein various bundle configurations can be purchased at www.BlackVeilBrides.LIVE.
“We are so excited to share Alive and Burning 2 with the world! This show is a collection of some of our favorite songs spanning our entire career as well as the live debut of ‘Scarlet Cross.’ We feel confident that while the pandemic continues to prevent in person live concerts, this show will be a fun experience for any BVB fan. We set out to make a more cinematic streaming show and give the BVB Army something special. We can’t wait to unveil it on December 11th,” exclaims Andy Biersack. Continue reading Black Veil Brides Announce “Alive and Burning 2” Global Livestream Event→
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Enslaved’s new studio album Utgard was recently released into the world, the concept of which explores the esoteric place in Norse mythology that celebrates the rebirth of the individual – a place where one goes for unification of that which is above and that which lies below. A reckoning of dark and light, of night and day.
In continued celebration of Utgard’s release, tied in with the upcoming Winter Solstice (a Pagan holy day marking the symbolic death and rebirth of the Sun), the band are proud to announce a Winter Solstice streaming event for Saturday 19th December via the Revolver Magazine Facebook page, which will be followed by a live Q&A with some band members. Continue reading Enslaved Announce Celebratory “Winter Solstice” Streamed Event→
Earlier today the nominees for the 2021 Grammy Awards were announced and I always like to dissect that lengthy summary to spotlight what has been nominated for the music that we are more in tune with here on the PiercingMetal website. That means I am taking the Rock, Metal and Alternative out of the pile and putting it on the side for your edification. Here now are the Grammy nominations for these categories which I culled from their resources directly.
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Slipknot have announced the first ever Knotfest Brazil which will take place at Sambódromo do Anhembi in São Paulo, on December 19th 2021. More than just a festival, Knotfest is an event that celebrates all cultural aspects of heavy music. Knotfest is a gathering of the biggest and heaviest bands in the world, a phenomenon created by the multi-platinum Slipknot. Launched in 2012, the festival established itself in the United States and has consistently expanded its offerings across the globe, with events in Japan, Mexico, Colombia and France. Tickets will be available from 10am Brasilia Standard Time on Thursday, November 26th at Eventim.com.br
Knotfest Brazil is the realization of a partnership between 30 Entertainment and 5B Artists+Media. In addition to Slipknot headlining the inaugural Knotfest Brazil, the line-up will also feature nine other bands and 12 hours of music. The event will feature two stages, the KNOTFEST Museum, Food Park, and Merchandise Store, in addition to an amusement area for fans to enjoy on the day. VIP experience packages* will also be available for sale, with access to premium areas and exclusive merchandise. More information about these packages will be available on the Eventim website (*subject to availability).
Slipknot will continue to tour around We are Not Your Kind, their sixth studio album that debuted at # 1 on the Billboard 200 – the band’s third consecutive album to top Billboard’s most important music chart. The album also made a global impact with # 1 debuts not only in the United States, but also the United Kingdom, Mexico, Australia, Canada, Japan, Ireland, Belgium, Portugal and Finland, as well as Top 5 in Germany, France, Norway, Italy, Austria , Sweden, Switzerland, Holland, Poland, Spain and New Zealand.
Speaking to Rolling Stone Magazine, Slipknot’s creative visionary Shawn “Clown” Crahan defined Knotfest as “a dark carnival experience. It’s not just the shows, but the environment created around it. It’s all about having fun. A day dedicated to our mentality, our ideas, to the people we want to be with. I’m talking about smells, sights, hearing, your body, everything will be overloaded with stimulation.”
Twenty one years ago, nine inspired musicians from Des Moines, Iowa, shattered the scope of what was possible in rock music. From the moment Slipknot emerged in 1999 with their self-titled debut, it was clear they were like nothing the world had seen before. Where a similarly creative act may have burned out or lost their relevance chasing mainstream acceptance, Slipknot has only proven that an enduring commitment to constant evolution, their craft, and their fans can allow a rock band to not only continue – but flourish and push the envelope on what defines heavy metal and rock music in general. With We are Not Your Kind, Slipknot’s first new album in five years, the band deliver when they are needed most. Meanwhile, Slipknot’s annual Knotfest festival has evolved into the biggest hard rock and metal festival in the world, expanding to four continents. Over 550,000 fans have attended these massive festivals, which are as cultural as they are music-based, mixing heavy rock with hip hop, world music, visual art, experiential installations, and much more. Recorded music and live performances aside, Slipknot has always permeated mainstream culture in ways that defy expectations. Recently, Slipknot partnered with Amazon Studios’ advertising campaign for their smash hit series, “The Boys”, and have launched Slipknot No. 9 Whiskey in a partnership with Cedar Ridge Distillery (American Distilling Institute’s “2017 Distiller of the Year”)
To say that the year 2020 was a sh**show would be an understatement of understatements. The dreaded Coronavirus Pandemic took over the world and everyone’s way of life and made most of this year one of uncertainty and hesitation. Music icons and major conventions switched from the real world in person happenings to virtual ones and leave it to the legendary “Hottest Band In The World” KISS; The four masked Hard Rock superheroes will be sending this dumpster fire of a year out in the best possible fashion….with a blockbuster streaming concert they are calling “KISS 2020 Goodbye”. Take a look at the bands Official Video.
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