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Win A Ticket For Flotsam & Jetsam @ Gramercy Theatre On 5/22/2019

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The Details: It’s been a little while since we’ve done a concert ticket giveaway contest here on the PiercingMetal website and with the legendary thrashers of Flotsam and Jetsam paying our Metal Metropolis a visit, I figured it was high time to throw one together. Over the years I’ve caught the band a couple of times and while having enjoyed a number of tunes would not consider myself the most ardent study of their work. It’s shows like these that help the interest grow and its awesome that they are still delivering the goods for the Metal Legions. The NYC show will feature a bevy of supporting acts (Dead By Wednesday, Magus Beast and The Hard Way) and thanks to the Marketing team at Live Nation, a few of our lucky readers will be seeing this show for free. The rules on how to participate are below.

When and Where: Wednesday, May 22nd at Gramercy Theatre (127 E 23rd St) 7PM Show

To Participate: I’m going to keep this an easy one for you and stick with our premise of telling me three things that you enjoy most about the band Flotsam and Jetsam and why you need to be at this show. Answers should have some meat on their bones and be better than “because they rule dude” – That stuff is a waste of time to me. Of course it’s important to follow some guidelines to make sure we are on the same page.
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Toho Announces “Godzilla” Store Invasion @ Books Kinokuniya

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Hot on the heels of the announcement about”GODZILLA.com” (discussed HERE), comes the news about a “Godzilla Store Invasion” at select spots of the Books Kinokuniya chain. Read the brief down below.

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The Press Release:
With the highly anticipated release of GODZILLA: KING OF THE MONSTERS on May 31st, several Kinokuniya stores across the nation have come together to bring the Godzilla Store to you to provide you the best in Godzilla merchandise! At Godzilla Store Pop Up Shops, you can find an abundance of unique visual books, a whopping 12 of the Godzilla “B SIDE LABEL” stickers, various Godzilla T-shirts including the coveted TOMODACHI shirt featuring Godzilla and Jet Jaguar, a Second-Form Shin Godzilla Cable Bite, several Godzilla straps, and so much more! These unique and one-of-a-kind items can be found nowhere else outside of Japan’s Godzilla Store in Tokyo. GODZILLA STORE INVASION will be available at these Kinokuniya locations starting from May 18th to June 30th.
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AFM Records Sign Gus G.’s Firewind To Worldwide Deal

As Friday continues to chug along, there is nothing like a good old fashioned label signing announcement to share with the readership. With that, let’s take a look at the recent news from AFM Records who have just signed Gus G. and his band Firewind to a worldwide deal.

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The Press Release:
Greek power metal icons Firewind, the band of former Ozzy Osbourne guitarist Gus G., have signed a worldwide record deal with German metal label AFM Records. The collaboration between the band and AFM already started with the latest FIREWIND album “Immortals”, which AFM released in the North American territory back then. Subsequently, GUS G. signed with AFM to also release his solo albums together, and now we are happy to announce that also FIREWIND’s future albums will be released worldwide by AFM.

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The Rolling Stones Announce Re-Scheduled US & Canada Dates

By now I’m sure you’ve seen the clip of Mick Jagger dancing around now that he’s recovered from a recent surgery, and with this recovery comes the re-scheduling of concert tour dates. Let’s take a look down below or should I say —- “START ME UP!!!!!” (sorry, I just couldn’t resist).

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The News:
We are delighted to announce the new US and Canada tour dates today! All of the cities from the previously postponed shows are locked in, starting at Soldier Field in Chicago on June 21 and including a brand new date in New Orleans!

Tickets sold for the original date will be honoured – fans DO NOT need to exchange their tickets. Those who cannot attend the re-scheduled date can refund their tickets by accessing their Ticketmaster account. For transferred tickets, the refund will go to the fan who originally bought the tickets, once they have been transferred back. You can contact Ticketmaster with any queries HERE. Tickets for New Orleans will go on general sale Friday May 31, at 10am (local time). The pre-sale for the Rolling Stones mailing list will run from 10am on Wednesday May 29 to 10pm on Thursday May 30 (local time). We apologise again for any inconvenience the re-scheduling of these dates may have caused you and hope to see you at a show very soon!
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Cattle Decapitation Among Headliners For 2019 Summer Slaughter Tour

For many a Heavy Metal Thrasher, the “Summer Slaughter Tour” is an annual event that they look forward to very much. The festival styled tour brings together almost a dozen of the most furious acts currently on the Metal Scene and here now the news from the folks handling the Cattle Decapitation side of the fence about this tour. Read on.

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The Press Release:
Summer Slaughter 2019 will see the tour’s first-ever triple co-headlining bill, featuring CATTLE DECAPITATION, Carnifex, and The Faceless all sharing the spotlight of the main event and performing full sets. The trek will commence July 20th in Denver, Colorado and run though August 14th in Los Angeles, California. Support will be provided by Rivers Of Nihil, Nekrogoblikon, Lorna Shore, and Brand Of Sacrifice, plus the Headbang For The Highway winners. Tickets go one sale this Friday. See all confirmed dates below.
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