“I have worked with Andy and BVB since he was a teenager, first discovering him as a booking agent in the early days of Sumerian. To see everything he’s accomplished as a musician, actor and writer in the past decade is truly inspiring. To finally be able to partner with Andy and BVB as their record label while working alongside Blasko and Brxnd management for the next era of the band I believe will lead to the most compelling days yet and Andy is only in his 20s… exciting times ahead!” – Ash Avildsen
Hey there my friends, so we’ve arrived at the time of the year where the Music Streaming service Spotify, allows you to see a rundown of your activity from the current year. Since December is already underway and I don’t see any dramatic usage changes affecting this all that much so I’ve run their analytics and am sharing the results down below with you all. I’ll speak a little about each image because I am not 100% behind the results and I wonder how they showed like they did. Let’s go.
The begin with the seasons and Winter kicks us off. I know that I listened to the New Years Day song since I reviewed it (right HERE actually), and I don’t recall why but I did look up the classic by Moving Pictures a few times. I think I had heard a terrible cover of this song and decided to stream the original in Spotify. They also show a podcast that my friend at Ghost Cult Magazine is often involved in and my listening to that was to hear what he had to add to the mix. I do not specifically listen or even participate in podcasts. Continue reading Presenting PiercingMetal’s “2019 Wrapped” in Spotify→
Last night, the legendary Thrash Metal band Slayer completed the touring run of “The Final Campaign” with a sold-out performance at the Los Angeles Forum. As most of you already know, this show also marked the end of touring activity for the band as a whole. Fortunately for those of us who could make the trip or get a ticket at all, one of the fans in the front recorded the last minutes of the show and we are sharing their clip for the masses to enjoy.
After the closing number of “Angel Of Death” was performed, the band did the group photo with the audience behind them and then called our their crew who kept things in motion night after night for their own photo. After these photos were taken and a number of guitar picks and drumsticks were thrown to the ravenous crowd, a choked up Tom Araya took to the microphone and offered up these closing words. Continue reading Slayer Closes Out Their Storied Touring @ Los Angeles Forum (11/30/2019)→
Good morning my friends, I am hitting you up as the morning coffee circulates and hope that you had a very “Happy Thanksgiving” if you are someone who is celebrating that holiday. I have to admit that I close my eyes and still see food so I will be taking it easy today. As the morning manifests, it was great to see this news about an Iron Maiden and West Ham United product collaboration since the holidays are upon us and its time to buy some gifts. Take a look.
The Press Release:
Die With Your Boots On is the name of a unique collaboration between Iron Maiden and West Ham United. Named after the 1983 song of the same name and driven by die-hard West Ham fan and founder member of the band Steve Harris, this partnership brings together two institutions with shared origins in London’s East End.
Harris has been flying the flag for West Ham on stage for decades, with his bass guitar even featuring the club’s iconic logo. His love for the Hammers goes back to 1965, as he recollects, “I went to see West Ham play against Newcastle when I was 9 and my mate was 10. We jumped on a bus and went to the game, and they won 4-3 and that was it. I was hooked!”
Though we’ve just finished exploring the annual Winter Con that happened this past weekend at the Resorts World Casino in Queens, NY. The Geek-Minded folks don’t have to put away their cosplaying gear just yet as their is one more Pop Culture convention coming our way. Yes my friends, the Big Apple Comic Con (that generally happens in March) has launched a brand-new event to be held in their new location. Read on more down below about the first ever Big Apple Christmas Con.
The Press Release:
Big Apple Comic Convention, New York City’s longest-running premier boutique comic books and popular culture show, is celebrating its move to the New Yorker Hotel with the Big Apple Christmas Con holiday party and convention on December 14, 2019.
For those looking to slip away from the holiday hoopla, the Big Apple Christmas Con will offer fans an escape to another universe, while those looking to immerse themselves in the season can bask in special holiday-themed events and unique gift-shopping opportunities. This special one-day event will include all the fixings of the annual Big Apple Comic Con, as well as free gifts (with a focus on those under the age of 14), fabulous prize giveaways, an exhibition of Christmas-themed comic books, an original comic artwork auction with all proceeds to going to Covenant House New York (which provides residential services to homeless, runaway and exploited youth), a holiday-themed cosplay contest and an extra special appearance by the one and only Christmas super-hero: Santaman! Continue reading Big Apple Comic Con Announces New Location & “Big Apple Christmas Con”→