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Iron Maiden Announces Studio Catalog Remasters: Phase 4

Hopefully you’ve been following along with our features regarding the Iron Maiden “Studio Catalog” Remasters initiative since they began doing them just about a year ago. Now its time for the “Phase 4” releases to join Phase 1 and Phase 2 and Phase 3. Read all about it care of the Press Release that I am sharing with you down below.

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The Press Release:
BMG will continue their reissues series of the IRON MAIDEN catalog with the fourth and final set of Digipak CD titles in The Studio Collection – Remastered, to be released on November 8th.

The albums are “Dance Of Death”, “A Matter Of Life And Death” (standard/collectors), “The Final Frontier” and 2015’s double-album “The Book Of Souls”.

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The Studio Collection – Remastered follows on from 2014/2017’s black vinyl releases and 2015’s Mastered for iTunes project and features recordings taken from the same remasters as the 2015 hi-res digital releases. The most recent studio album – The Book Of Souls – was released that year in the same quality audio, but is appearing in Digipak for the first time.
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Nuclear Blast Records Signs Amaranthe

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The Press Release:
Today, Nuclear Blast is very pleased to announce the signing of modern metal outfit AMARANTHE. The Swedish/Danish six-piece is currently working on their 6th studio album, which will tentatively be unleashed in 2020. More big announcements are currently in the pipeline, stay tuned!

AMARANTHE’s Olof Mörck states, “It feels amazing to unveil our cooperation with the giants at Nuclear Blast! Ever since we held our shiny new Nuclear Blast CD’s in our teenage hands back in the mid-90’s, they have been at the forefront of bringing the best of the best to the metal scene, and to have them as partners is a dream come true! They are not only massively experienced in the metal scene, but also wonderful people and it has been a pleasure getting to know them. We are already nailing down great plans for the future, and things are looking brighter and stronger for AMARANTHE than ever! Keep your eyes open for our next leap forward together in the near future!”

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Marcus Hammer, Managing Director of Nuclear Blast, adds, “We’re more than happy to welcome AMARANTHE and Kult Management to the Nuclear Blast family. I’ve already been following the group for a while as they were touring with some of their new label mates. Being both great musicians and humans, that have a clear vision and are supported by an experienced team in the back, it was a no-brainer to try to win this outstanding band for our roster. Now we’re stoked to be the new partner at their side pursuing one goal: adding a successful next chapter to their already shiny career. The future looks bright for both, AMARANTHE and Nuclear Blast.”
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The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame 2020 Nominees Are:

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The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame have just revealed their “Class Of 2020” Nominations, so after some reminder premise on how one achieves such an “honor” I will line out the list for you in full and then offer up some personal editorial viewpoint. Let’s go.

The Criteria: Currently, groups or individuals are qualified for induction 25 years after the release of their first record. Nominees should have demonstrable influence and significance within the history of rock and roll. Four categories are recognized: Performers, Non-Performers, Early Influences, and Sidemen (as of 2000). The General Public aka “Fans” get to participate in an online “Fan Voting” process but at the end of the day this really doesn’t amount to anything in terms of the induction process as it all sums up to one single vote.

The Nominations for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s Class of 2020 Are: Pat Benatar, Dave Matthews Band, Depeche Mode, The Doobie Brothers, Whitney Houston, Judas Priest, Kraftwerk, Motorhead, Nine Inch Nails, The Notorious B.I.G., Rufus featuring Chaka Khan, Todd Rundgren, Soundgarden, MC5, T. Rex and Thin Lizzy.
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Greenpoint’s Brooklyn Bazaar To Close In November Of 2019

The scuttlebutt about the venue known as Brooklyn Bazaar being up for sale had been going on for a couple of months already and while some of the performers I knew in our region felt it would be business as usual until the lease expired whenever that was set to go…the news began to circulate just a short time ago about the venues closure next month. Take a look at the Official Statement that has been posted on some of the reporting outlets.

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Presenting The Full Statement On The Matter From Brooklyn Bazaar:

“After 3 years and thousands of shows, events, fundraisers, benefits, podcasts, weddings and everything in between, Brooklyn Bazaar’s stay at Polonaise Terrace is coming to an end. We are extremely bummed to announce that Brooklyn Bazaar will be closing its 150 Greenpoint Ave location at the completion of our current lease, which expires on November 30, 2019. We have tried endlessly to negotiate a new lease extension and term but the landlord has been ridiculously unreasonable, with their final offer only being a month to month extension – which makes programming (from tours to weddings) and operation essentially impossible”.

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So NYC real estate once again gets to kick us to the curb. Joy. “I guess this is what you get when you keep convincing yourself that signing short term leases are a good idea. We were naive enough to actually (foolishly) think that this time would be different, this time the landlords would be reasonable, this time they’d work with us…but nope, surprise! I know I’ve said this before but this city (particularly the private real estate sector) really, really makes it tough for independent venues and businesses to survive, let alone succeed. OK, sure NYC lost it’s soul years ago and I get that, but being a native New York kid, it’s extra frustrating to see your city eat it’s own over and over and over again. I mean this is literally like fucking Groundhog Day for us. But it is what it is.”
-Belvy Klein & Aaron Broudo, Co Owners, Brooklyn Bazaar LLC
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PiercingMetal’s Off To New York Comic Con 2019

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Hey there my friends, I am taking a moment to let you know that the PiercingMetal Entertainment Outlet is heading to the annual New York Comic Con for the next four days and as always I am very excited about the people and the visuals that I will encounter at this massive media event at the Javits Center. Over the last few weeks I’ve been doing some advance announcements on the website which you should peruse by clicking HERE. There are some really cool things to be aware of if you are planning on attending the con or just in general as new information about some Pop Culture properties to be aware of going forward. My annual photo celebrates that this will be my 10th year straight in attending NYCC.

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As usual, the means to leave comments on this announcement have been disabled since this is only an alert. You should definitely make sure that you are following the website on its social networks of Facebook, Instagram and Twitter since I plan on putting all of them to use. For those readers going to the Con, I will link to my handy dandy “Guidelines For A Seamless NYCC” that I wrote last year. I wanted to do an update for this year but the time just wasn’t there. This list is good for Comic Con and pretty much any other heavy duty convention.

Hope to see many familiar faces at this years convention. See you next time.

Official Website: http://www.newyorkcomiccon.com