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Ken Pierce is an NYC based Music Journalist and the Editor In Chief of PiercingMetal.com; He's been documenting the live Metal and Rock scene of the Big Apple since 2003 and believes that there is always something exciting happening in this Metropolis.

Napalm Records to Reissue Moonspell’s “Sin/Pecado” & “2econd Skin” Albums

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The Press Release:
Originally released by the band in 1998, Sin/Pecado became the great divider of the Moonspell wolfpack. Produced by their long time companion (Waldemar Sorychta-Wolfheart, Irreligious), the songs of this “accursed” album were signs of a rebellion of the band against the sound that made them famous in the scene. Instead of wolves and vampires, Moonspell set the compass to songs filled with electronica and darkwave moods that talked about the European Community or the love for a woman. December 13rd2019 will see the band, in collaboration with Napalm Records and under the licence of Century Media, to re-release their pathbreaking Sin/Pecado album in a Deluxe Edition; serving a sinful cup to our lips and see if that red wine has aged better or tastes sweeter than more than twenty years ago!

“Moonspell’s biggest flaw or quality, judge for yourself, is never to be satisfied with anything. Frontman Ribeiro says.“There was true creative anguish burning inside us in 1997, after we were done with the endless Irreligious’ tours, that created the perfect (shit)storm that would be Sin. It was a strange year for us, Paradise Lost, My Dying Bride, were letting loose and seemed to be also under the same mood as we did, or vice-versa. It doesn’t matter. Metal was turning its wheel and we’re all on the falling side. We took the fall and enjoyed doing it anyway. It wasn’t Moses dividing the waters, but it did hurt sometimes to feel alone. Curiosly a lot of other people entered Sin’s mood a couple of years later and now they beg of us to play those songs live. If you’re reading this and need another taste at sin, let’s indulge each other and pick up that second skin from the late-nineties deep closet.”
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Napalm Records & Mats Leven Unveil “SKYBLOOD”

The Press Release:
His name belongs to the most influential and illustrious ones in Swedish metal. Mats Leven’s distinctive and colorful voice has graced albums by Candlemass, Therion, Krux, Yngwie Malmsteen and At Vance – now, after lending his voice to others for decades, fans can finally witness the charismatic singer’s solo album! Under the new flag of Skyblood, it will be seeing the light of day on November 22, 2019 via Napalm Records.

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Now In Theaters: “Rambo: Last Blood” (9/20/2019)

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It was only a few weeks ago that a longer trailer clip was released for “Rambo: Last Blood” and if you didn’t happen to see it please just click HERE to rectify this. The Lionsgate Film opens today so you’ll want to examine the Official Release Poster, premise and casting before heading out to the theater if you are someone who hits these films on the quick.

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The Premise: John Rambo travels to Mexico to save a friend’s daughter who has been kidnapped by the Mexican cartel.
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Dynamite Announces “Deja Thoris” Series For December

As New York Comic Con steadily approaches, the announcements from many of the major publishers are focused on the event and of course their new series launches that will premiere post the event. This news comes from our friends at Dynamite Entertainment. Check it out.

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The Press Release:
DEJAH THORIS is back in a brand new ongoing series by sci-fi superstar Dan Abnett, launching this December! Writer Dan Abnett (Guardians of the Galaxy, Aquaman) and his fellow creators are heading to Barsoom to chronicle the latest tales of Dejah. His co-pilot for this mission is artist Vasco Georgiev (Xena). The crew is rounded out by colorist Dearbhla Kelly (Red Sonja) and letterer Simon Bowland (James Bond Origin).

Barsoom has always been a dying world, teetering on disaster, but it may be closer to death these days. Dejah Thoris has been many things in life; a wife, a mother, royalty and an adventurer. Now her role as a scientist must take center stage, as she attempts to investigate why her homeworld is freezing. Other skills come into play when it’s discovered that political factions may be hiding the secrets of this global catastrophe. Glittering palace intrigue and visceral adventure abound in this new series, as Dejah joins her fellow Women of Dynamite “trinity” of Vampirella and Red Sonja.
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VampireFreaks Social Network To Sunset In 2020

The VampireFreaks Social Network is shutting down in February 2020. We first saw this news being circulated on a couple of our friends Facebook Feeds and instead of quoting one of the other websites that are out there, we went right to the Official Facebook for VampireFreaks and got directed to a statement on the social networks ending from founder Jet Berelson himself. Read on down below the logo.

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The Statement:
I’ve been running VampireFreaks for 20 years now and it’s been a great experience. So many ups and downs, and the website has brought so many people together. It’s been a lot of work, but hearing stories about people finding their spouses/loved ones on VF has always made it worthwhile.

VampireFreaks has always been a labor of love. Recently, running the VF social network just hasn’t been enjoyable for me anymore.

I’ve always taken pride in being part of a community of weirdos and freaks that can relate to each other and be supportive of each other. To be honest, it’s just lost its magic to me. The internet isn’t the same place it was 15-20 years ago and I’m not the same person I was either. I’d like to have our website be remembered as being a great inclusive community. I just don’t want to live my life online anymore, I like having my privacy.

So I’ve decided to take down the VampireFreaks social network starting on February 1st 2020. This gives everyone over 6 months notice. We will be cancelling any subscriptions once the site is taken down. Effective immediately we are not allowing any new account creation.
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