Category Archives: Features

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PiercingMetal Celebrates Sixteen Years Online (2005-2021)

Hello my friends, I’m here to share the news that the PiercingMetal.com website has successfully completed another go around the sun and is celebrating the 16th Anniversary of today launch today this 4/4/2021. It’s also Easter Sunday today so “Happy Easter” to those readers who are celebrating that holiday along with us. Now as the more tenured readership might remember, I generally line out a whole bunch of details about the site for the newbies and celebrate with a host of themed numeric visuals. However, this time around I’m going to keep it rather simple because its been a very busy few weeks and the to do list for the coming days is growing exponentially. I’m sure you’ll understand my preference in keeping you entertained as opposed to spending too much time on what’s come before. Of course a quick recap of the past year is in order.

2020 found the world at large changing and yet despite the lack of concerts, special events and conventions to attend past the month of March I made sure to keep a consistent posting regimen here on PiercingMetal and our companion site “The Chronicles” of Piercing Ken. When I added it all up it amounted to more than 600 published posts from March 8th 2020 until now across the two outlets. The posts are in addition to any of the YouTube video clips and Instagram posts that were created along with dedicated use of the Facebook and Twitter profiles for the brands. This practice has not stopped as 2021 passes its first quarter. So what’s next? Let me brief you on some plans.
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Sonata Arctica Announce Acoustic Album And Tour For Autumn 2021

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The absence of in-person live concert shows has been hard on us all during this terrible pandemic but that is a matter that is out of our control as its important to remain safe above all things. That being said, the masses are receiving the vaccine more and more every day and with this being the case the bands are once again delving into the chance to bring their music to your localities. This announcement finds our Finnish friends in Sonata Arctica revealing a new album and a tour that will be done acoustically. Intrigued? I am too so let’s read on down below.

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The Press Release:
Finnish melodic metal titans SONATA ARCTICA are a band with a unique sound, driven by different emotions and a touch of melancholy. Today, the band announces the release of their first acoustic album, perfectly entitled “Acoustic Adventures – Volume One”, to be released in October 2021 through Nuclear Blast Tonträger Produktions- und Vertriebs GmbH.

“This acoustic form of SONATA ARCTICA has been slowly brewing for years”, comments vocalist Tony Kakko and explains: “The first manifestation of it, besides the few acoustic versions of songs released throughout the years, was the ‘Acoustic Adventures Tour’ in 2019, which proved to be a great success, sparking an idea to get these songs also recorded and out on an album. Or two albums, at least for starters. Our songs have always been based on beautiful melodies, which makes it very easy to transform and rearrange them perfectly into the acoustic form as well. I should mention that many of the songs work so well dressed in acoustic garments.”
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New York City’s Famed The Pyramid Club Announces Closure

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The Press Release:
It is with the most sad and heavy heart that we must announce to our local and worldwide community and family that The Pyramid Club NYC will not reopen. We are another sad consequence of Covid-19. Our #1 priority has always been to provide a safe environment for everyone to be who they truly are. The moment we found out Covid-19 had reached NYC, we decided to close temporarily in order to keep our staff and patrons safe, and in doing so, we became the very first NYC business to close, even before NYS/NYC required businesses to do so. The very last night we opened our doors was March 7, 2020.
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Jinjer Announces Re-Scheduled “Coming to America 2021” Headlining Tour

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As I compile these notes for the readership, I’ve got to admit that one of the last things I felt I would be composing was a tour announcement of any kind and sure, I’ve done a couple of them over the last few weeks but they still kind of surprise me when it comes to anything being scheduled stateside. That said, here is some news from the crushing Metal artists Jinjer.

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The Press Release:
Internationally hailed Ukrainian modern metal juggernaut JINJER have unequivocally proven that even while facing a worldwide shutdown, they never stop – continuing to work harder than ever as they earn their reputation as metal’s hottest new export! With streaming counts in the millions and a stellar catalog of critically acclaimed music, the band never tires of distributing their mercilessly heavy, progressive music to the masses.
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Black Veil Brides Announce First-Ever Radio “Acoustour”

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When we last discussed the adventures of the Black Veil Brides it was to help announce their first-ever livestream event (seen HERE) and now its time for another first with their radio station “Acoustour”. Read on.

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The Press Release:
As the band’s latest single “Scarlet Cross” continues to move up the Active Rock Radio charts (currently in the Top 20 at the format), Los Angeles rockers Black Veil Brides are announcing their first-ever virtual acoustic radio tour. Happening in conjunction with 8 local radios stations, the band will be performing their latest single and other favorites from their catalog. The shows start on March 23rd for WEBN in frontman Andy Biersack’s hometown of Cincinnati, OH and wraps on April 2nd for KCJK in Kansas City, MO. Other markets include Columbus, OH; Baltimore, MD; Detroit, MI; Monmouth Ocean, NJ; Phoenix, AZ; and Madison, WI. Each performance will be unique and a different set for each station. All shows are streaming free and local performance information is below:
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