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Wacken World Wide Announces Additional Line-Up

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The Press Release:
Wacken Open Air has recently announced the biggest Wacken ever together with long-term partner Telekom: Wacken World Wide. The digital streaming event will host the biggest mixed reality metal show in the world and will bring a completely new Wacken experience to the fans‘ homes. Wacken World Wide will take place in the originally scheduled festival period from July 29 to August 1, 2020. The fully digital approach creates mixed reality show concepts exclusively designed for a virtual stage never seen before. With its innovative design and technical implementation this is set to be a world premiere in the live music business! This special event is live and available for free online and via app on, MagentaMusik 360 and Magenta TV, as well as channel #DABEI!

Next to already announced W:O:A classics such as Blind Guardian, Heaven Shall Burn, In Extremo, Kreator and Beyond The Black performing on innovative, spectacular virtual stages, additional bands have been announced on the line-up today: Swedish heavyweight Sabaton is paving its way for the revolutionary digital festival together with Hämatom, who are joining the festival bill as well.
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Gadzooks!!! Chiller Theatre Is Postponed Until 2021

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Back in April, we helped share the news that the Chiller Theatre Expo was postponing their Spring Expo for the Fall one in October (seen HERE) and now I am afraid there is more bad news to bring to your attention. The show is cancelled in full for this year. In case your chosen device doesn’t let you read the graphic, I’ve typed up the information down below for good measure. Read one.

The Statement:
Unfortunately, due to the ongoing Covid-19 global pandemmic in the US, for the safety of our staff, our guest and our patrons we’ve made the decision that there will be no Chiller Theatre this October.
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Yoshikimono Appears At Tokyo National Museum This Summer With Modern Designs

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Konichiwa my Friends and welcome back to a very busy Wednesday of things to share with you. With this one, I was torn because its a fashion item that might be better served over on “The Chronicles” website but it features the great Yoshiki who is always someone we like to talk about here on PiercingMetal. The last time I discussed his “Yoshikimono”, it was indeed on “The Chronicles” in an article you can examine HERE. This time I’ve posted the news here because it had a healthy dose of geek to it as well. Enjoy.

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The Press Release:
From June 30th to August 23rd, the Tokyo National Museum’s special “KIMONO” exhibition will include “Yoshikimono” designs from the Japanese superstar YOSHIKI.

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Yoshiki’s “Yoshikimono” – Photo by Resonance Media

The KIMONO exhibition displays around 300 pieces, including kimonos worn by prominent historical figures like Nobunaga, Hideyoshi, and Ieyasu, as well as kimonos personally designed by YOSHIKI. This exhibition of unprecedented scale offers a comprehensive overview of kimonos spanning from the 12th century to the modern era, and also includes paintings of kimonos which are considered national treasures.
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Nuclear Blast Announces Comic-Con@Home Exclusives and Live Streams

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The Press Release:
For the first time in its 50-year history San Diego Comic Convention (SDCC), the annual pop-culture celebration, announced that there will be no Comic-Con in 2020. In light of this gut-wrenching news, SDCC is keeping the tradition alive and presents Comic-Con@Home 2020! For the first time ever, people around the globe will get free access to prestigious exclusives and panels that bring over 130,000 people to San Diego, California every July. This being our 15th year as exhibitors at Comic-Con, Nuclear Blast is pleased to announce our participation in Comic-Con@Home 2020!

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Join us at for exclusive products, live streams, and more! Products will go live on Wednesday, July 22. Sign up to the Nuclear Blast Newsletter to be the first to be notified when exclusives are live!
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Metallica Says: “S&M2 Finally Arrives” on August 28th

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The Press Release:
In September of 2019, we were on stage for two incredible nights with the San Francisco Symphony commemorating the opening of the new Chase Center here in our backyard as well as the 20th anniversary of the first S&M. Celebrating with fans from all around the world (almost 70 countries represented!) and sharing the stage with our hometown symphony, its legendary Music Director Michael Tilson Thomas, and conductor Edwin Outwater, was beyond inspiring and a major highlight in our crazy, cool time as a band. Now we can all relive those two special nights as both video and audio versions of the shows are available for pre-order now, hitting stores on August 28.

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