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Prepare Thine Metal Self For “A Traveler’s Guide to Space and Time” by Blind Guardian (2/4/2013)

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Some of the other media resources for Metal had previously discussed this, but I held back from sharing it since it was too far away as a release and now at least you can order yourself a copy (if you have not already done so) right from this posting and if you have not, there is truly no time like the present. I copied the entire press description from the Official Blind Guardian website so please read on.

CD - Blind Guardian - Travelers Guide - 2

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Win Tix To See For Today In NYC On 1/31/2013

Poster - For Today - 2013
The Scoop: For Today will headline the “Fight The Silence” Tour that is being presented by Outburn Magazine. They’ll be joined by Memphis May Fire, The Word Alive, Upon A Burning Body and Gideon so you know this is going to be a rousing time. This early starting show is being presented by Livenation and thanks to their powers that be, some of The Metal Republic will be attending on the house. I am personally excited because this is our very first contest for the Metal Music Year 2013 and my spreadsheet is ready to calculate what we do to see if we can surpass the coolness of last year.

When & Where: Thursday, January 31st, 6pm @ Irving Plaza (17 Irving Place, NYC)
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New England Metal & Hardcore Festival To Celebrate 15th Anniversary

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The Press Release:
MassConcerts proudly presents the first details for NEW ENGLAND METAL & HARDCORE FESTIVAL 2013, today confirming the dates and preliminary list of bands for this year’s occurrence of the long-running annual event.

For the 2013 installment, the NEW ENGLAND METAL & HARDCORE FESTIVAL will once again overthrow the historic venue The Palladium in Worcester, Massachusetts, this year marking the 15th anniversary of the iconic weekend-long gathering! The festivities will commence with a pre-party on April 18th, 2013 and the three official days of the fest following on the 19th, 20th, and 21st.

Commented the festival’s founder Scott Lee of MassConcerts: “I am excited with how far we have come and am ecstatic for this to be on our 15th year! It has been a long, interesting journey. We always try to make it a memorable event and we really hope you all enjoy the festival this year.”
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I Want To Review & Photograph “Compressorhead”!!!

Tonight I was finalizing all those “New Year’s Music Resolutions for 2013” and decided to tool around Facebook for a little while and I saw a posting that two of my friends had shared. So thanks to both Nick and Eddie for catching my attention on this and once I delved into yon link I knew I just had to share this in a posting on the Musings with some additional thoughts. The subject is the Mechanical Metal band known as “Compressorhead” and rather than explain exactly what that means right now, I will let this video do the splaining for me. Check it out, as its hella awesome.

Now as a lifelong comic book fan, I love heroic things, robots, technology and as the Metal head I love uhm….Metal, so when you put all these things together the result is very obviously awesome. What bums out the music journalist in me is the fact that the group does not seem to be stateside and is instead something being done over in Australia. I thought that I wanted to see the Finnish Dinosaur Metal band a lot but this one has stepped up the interest level for me, and I would so love to be doing this whole “Metal Scribe” thing at one of their shows. It surely looks like a blast from a jet engine. Alright that is all I have for you fine folks now. Check out their official website to learn more. It’s really cool stuff.

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PiercingMetal’s “2012 Year In Blogging”

I’m taking a short breather from our running series of “New Year’s Music Resolutions for 2013” to share some recently received statistics from WordPress’ Jetpack feature and to briefly speak about some of the last year’s blog activity outside of them while I am at it. PiercingMetal has been hosting an Official Blog on WordPress since early 2008 and I’ve been blogging since around this same time since 2007. I’ve mentioned that I was initially hesitant about the medium but now am a diehard fan. 2012 found me using the Official Blog for PiercingMetal as much as the features on the core website. It’s safe to say that in 2012 PiercingMetal became two distinct ideals, each with its own format and feel. With my being a WordPress blogger, they send out their annual report on your blogging based on the information that Jetpack compiles. The first is their view on the numbers hitting the blog. Check it out.
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