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Presenting The 2021 Grammy Award Nominations for Rock and Metal

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Earlier today the nominees for the 2021 Grammy Awards were announced and I always like to dissect that lengthy summary to spotlight what has been nominated for the music that we are more in tune with here on the PiercingMetal website. That means I am taking the Rock, Metal and Alternative out of the pile and putting it on the side for your edification. Here now are the Grammy nominations for these categories which I culled from their resources directly.

Best Rock Performance – For new vocal or instrumental solo, duo/group or collaborative rock recordings.
SHAMEIKA – Fiona Apple
NOT – Big Thief
KYOTO – Phoebe Bridgers
THE STEPS – HAIM
STAY HIGH – Brittany Howard
DAYLIGHT – Grace Potter
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Black Dahlia Murder Announce “Yule ‘Em All: A Holiday Variety Extravaganza”

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The Press Release:
On Friday December 18th at 4PM PST//7PM EST, The Black Dahlia Murder will kick off their “Yule ‘Em All: A Holiday Variety Extravaganza” livestream, featuring live performances, special guests and more! Presented by Night Shift Merch, fans can purchase tickets and merch bundles now at: http://yuleemall.nightshiftmerch.com – where the stream itself will take place. ***There will be a 48-hour video on demand restream period for ticket holders (you MUST buy a ticket before the livestream airs to have access to the VOD restream).

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The Black Dahlia Murder’s Trevor Strnad (vocals) comments: “We in The Black Dahlia Murder have been hard at work assembling what will surely be the most major holiday event since Tickle Me Elmo dropped. Live music from albums new and old, skits, cartoons, Ham Sanitizer…it’s all here and waiting for your eager bloodshot eyeballs to blissfully consume! Clear your calendars for Dec 18!!! You won’t want to miss it!”
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M-Theory Audio Signs Poland’s Varmia

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The Press Release:
The Polish pagan black metal group VARMIA – who pay tribute to their Baltic roots by combining black metal sounds with traditional instruments such as the goat horn and the tagelharpa – has signed with M-Theory Audio. The band’s third album, “bal Lada,” will be released in Spring 2021. An early taste of the spirits soon to be summoned can be seen in this video showcasing the making of the album: (it’s in Polish but has subtitles so whew…)

VARMIA was formed in 2016 by vocalist/guitarist/composer Lasota with a mission of fusing black metal with musical influences that pay tribute to the ancient Baltic tribes of the historical Warmia region of northern Poland. On vocal duties, Varmia emits harsh growls that shroud the band’s music and native Polish lyrics in a visceral aura, the only breaks from this vocal assault occurring when using the traditional, ancient technique of “whitevoice” clean singing as utilized during ancient East-Central European rituals, rites of passage and festivals. Meanwhile, the power of the band’s metal influences are enhanced on “bal Lada” by traditional ethnic instrumentation of the Baltic Rites via sounds of tagelharpa, goat horn, wood tuba and krivula. The final result is a compelling mix of dark metallic sounds that channel the spirit of early Enslaved, Satyricon, and Wolves in the Throne Room and folk elements that drive acts such as Wardruna.
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Blackthorn 51 Owners Permanently Shutter Queens Location Due To Coronavirus

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The Facebook Post:
Blackthorn 51 has permanently closed its live music venue in Elmhurst Queens NY; But Blackthorn has announced that they do expect to reopen at some point and at a new location.
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Anime NYC Online Announces “LOVE LIVE! Nijigasaki High School Idol Club” Panel and Concert

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I’ve discussed the upcoming virtual convention Anime NYC Online a couple of times already with the main announcement HERE for the interested. Now its time to share some awesome Anime news with the masses. Dig into this “Love Live” news.

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The Scoop:
Love Live! comes to Anime NYC Online! Join a special Love Live! Nijigasaki High School Idol Club panel featuring a greeting from cast members Hinaki Yano (Voice of Yu Takasaki) and Tomori Kusunoki (Voice of Setsuna Yuki) and a very special concert – a 30 minute digest version of the Love Live! Nijigasaki High School Idol Club First Live “with You” and Love Live! Nijigasaki High School Idol Club 2nd Live! Brand New Story & Back to the TOKIMEKI at Tokyo Garden Theater!

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Streaming free worldwide from Thur, Nov 19 at 7 PM Eastern / 4 PM Pacific until the end of Dec 1.

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PiercingMetal Thoughts: As I’m not all that up on too many Anime properties I don’t have much to add to the mix. What do you readers who are fans think about it? Chime in down below in the comments section and I will see you next time around.

Official Websites:
Anime NYC: http://www.animenyc.com
Crunchyroll: http://www.crunchyroll.com
NTWK: http://thentwrk.com

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