Category Archives: Features

Parent category for all our assorted feature narratives. Each is filed under its proper theme.

PiercingMetal Playtime: The KISS Slot Machine (6/19/2013)

So the other day I was visiting family who had returned to the vicinity and were in Atlantic City, NJ and while I was enjoying some catching up in person instead of on the phone, I decided to wander one of the many casinos and see what interesting machines could be found. You can imagine my surprise when I discovered the KISS Slot Machine in the Resorts Hotel and Casino. Take a look. The casino had two of them standing together and since no one was playing yet I quickly snapped a photograph.

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Chimaira Announces Headlining Tour

One of the things I love most about having the blog for the website is the ability to easily share these touring announcements and while this one came a couple of days ago, I had a stockpile of content lined up so here we are now with the latest from Chimaira. Dig in. I’ll return at the close.

The Press Release:
CHIMAIRA ANNOUNCE HEADLINING TOUR; “Crown Of Phantoms” Available July 30th! CHIMAIRA has announced the “CROWN OF PHANTOMS” tour surrounding their highly anticipated new LP of the same name. Dates will stretch coast to coast in the U.S. with support from THE BROWNING, THREAT SIGNAL and label-mates DARK SERMON.

The Tour Dates:
7/26/13: Springfield, VA @ Empire
7/27/13: Spartanburg, SC @ Ground Zero
7/28/13: Orlando, FL @ The Social
7/29/13: Jacksonville, FL @ Freebird Live
7/31/13: Houston, TX @ Fitzgerald’s
8/1/13: Dallas, TX @ Trees
8/2/13: Lubbock, TX @ Jake’s
8/3/13: Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater
8/4/13: Tempe, AZ @ Rocky Point
8/6/13: San Diego, CA @ House Of Blues
8/7/13: Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory
8/8/13: Hollywood, CA @ The Whisky
8/9/13: Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst
8/10/13: Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater
8/11/13: Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
8/13/13: CO Springs, CO @ Black Sheep
8/14/13: Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater
8/15/13: Des Moines, IA @ Wooly’s
8/16/13: Chicago, IL @ Reggie’s
8/17/13: Columbus, OH @ Frontier Ranch
8/18/13: Grand Rapids, MI @ The Intersection
8/20/13: Philadelphia, PA @ Theater Of The Living Arts
8/21/13: New York, NY @ Gramercy Theater
8/22/13: Boston, MA @ Middle East
8/23/13: Toronto, ON @ Wreck Room
8/24/13: Rochester, NY @ Montage Music Hall
8/25/13: Cleveland, OH @ Peabody’s
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Today Is “Gretsch Day 2013” @ Street Sounds Music In Bay Ridge (6/15/2013)

Hey I know this is not a Metal event per se, but I am always happy to be able to support a local business and a friend and that makes me happy to announce that “Gretsch Day 2013” is here!!!!

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Action Comics #1 & Superman Celebrate 75 Years (1938-2013)

Let me hear you say “Look! Up in the Sky!, It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s Superman!!!!

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Well it all begins here my comic loving friends, because back in June of 1938, some seventy five years ago, the first issue of “Action Comics” was published and one of the stories featured a being whose powers and abilities were far beyond those of mortal men. Yes I am speaking of the one and only and now very legendary Superman. Since I’ve been doing a lot of comic book overview or release blasting blog posts here on the musings I felt it would be a nice idea to continue on with the occasional offering up of a toast to the Comic Book Milestone’s of note. There is probably not a bigger event for this medium and the super-hero mythology in general than the introduction of the Man of Steel. Kal-El was the creation of Jerry Simon and Joe Schuster, a creative team who not only initially had trouble selling their character to the masses, but a pair whose original creation was hardly a benevolent force for the greater good and was instead a raving madman with his sights set on world domination. Can you even imagine that? Lucky for all of us, the premise of Superman was reworked before being submitted to DC Comics and it would begin the engine of comic book heroism that was nothing less than extraordinary. “Action Comics” was a title that had a series of stories in it and not just a full on Superman appearance issue. We also had Zatara (a magician whose daughter is a favorite of Female Cosplayers everywhere in Zatanna) and also a western tale. Superman will grace these pages for hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of issues before its reworking as a title in 1988 when it returned to an Anthology format and came out each week. These issues would not feature Superman at all until it returned to a regular monthly at #643.
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The Orion Fest Is Here!!! Well, Tomorrow It Is……Who’s Going?

As I am not attending this massive concert event, I just wanted to get a last minute posting up for those fans who might be going to learn what they are most excited about and to remind them it is actually happening tomorrow in case they forgot about it for some odd reason. Hey, there is so many shows happening these days that I find myself getting forgetful so why would some of you not be the same…..

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Remember that the show features not only the mighty Metallica but also Red Hot Chili Peppers, Rise Against, The Deftones, BASSNECTAR, Dropkick Murphys, Gogol Bordello, Infectious Grooves, Rocket from the Crypt, FLAG, Silversun Pickups, Foals, Tomahawk, Destroid, The Joy Formidable, Datsik, Borgore, Japandroids, Dillon Francis, Adventure Club, 12th Planet, Death Grips, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Vista Chino, Dirtyphonics, The Dirtbombs, DEATH, Fu Manchu, Dead Sara, The Bronx, FIDLAR, The Orwells, All Shall Perish, BATTLECROSS, Cauldron, Matt Clarke, Calico, dehaan and Trujillo Trio….

We at the PiercingMetal Command HQ would love to hear thoughts from those who might have attended so I will be leaving the comments open on this for your chance to make us feel as though we were there with you. If you do go please have fun and remember to stay off the stage…….

Official Websites:
Metallica: http://www.metallica.com
Orion Festival and More: https://www.orionmusicandmore.com/