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Nightwish Announces “An Evening With Nightwish” Streaming Event For March

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Finland’s own Symphonic wonder Nightwish have just announced a pair of special livestream events for next March. As you know these kinds of things aren’t new news anymore but we are finding bigger and bigger bands making this jump because touring just isn’t possible right now. We recently learned that KISS was going to do one (discussed HERE) and also the magnificent Trans-Siberian Orchestra as well (discussed HERE and happening tomorrow evening). Now let’s examine the bands announcement from their social networking.

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The Press Release:
AN EVENING WITH NIGHTWISH IN A VIRTUAL WORLD!!! Friday and Saturday, March 12-13th, 2021 we will perform at The Islanders Arms, a tavern built in virtual reality. You will get to hear songs from ”Human. :II: Nature.” live for the first time. This will be a full-length live experience with differing sets on both nights.
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Napalm Records Signs Hammer King To Worldwide Deal

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The Press Release:
The all-powerful HAMMER KING will set forth on a heroic journey in 2021 and have chosen their mighty allies for the trek – none other than Napalm Records! The band has signed a worldwide record deal with the premier rock and metal label and are set to release new music soon.

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Hammer King by Tommy Mardo

Ever since HAMMER KING burst onto the scene in 2015 with their first album, Kingdom Of The Hammer King, swiftly followed up with King Is Rising in 2016 and Poseidon Will Carry Us Home in 2018, they have proven themselves as an unstoppable force! Celebrating the truest of heavy metal in the tradition of IRON MAIDEN, JUDAS PRIEST and PFALZGRAF LUITPOLD, the band keeps it heavy with speedy riffs, energic grooves and fist-pumping choruses, devoting their existence to the one and only myth of the godly HAMMER KING himself!
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Sony Pictures’ Funimation Acquires Anime Streaming Service Crunchyroll

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The Press Release:
Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc. and AT&T Inc.* (NYSE:T) today announced that AT&T agreed to sell its Crunchyroll anime business to Funimation Global Group, LLC. Funimation is a joint venture between Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc. and Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) Inc.’s subsidiary, Aniplex Inc.

Crunchyroll is a premier anime direct-to-consumer service within AT&T’s WarnerMedia segment with more than 3 million SVOD subscribers and growing. It serves 90 million registered users across more than 200 countries and territories offering AVOD, mobile games, manga, events merchandise and distribution. The combination of Crunchyroll and Funimation provides the opportunity to broaden distribution for their content partners and expand fan-centric offerings for consumers.

“The Crunchyroll team has done an extraordinary job of not only growing the Crunchyroll brand but also building a passionate community of anime fans. Crunchyroll’s success is a direct result of the company’s culture and commitment to their fans,” said Tony Goncalves, Chief Revenue Officer, WarnerMedia. “By combining with Funimation, they will continue to nurture a global community and bring more anime to more people. I’m incredibly proud of the Crunchyroll team and what they have been able to accomplish in the digital media space in such a short period of time. They’ve created an end-to-end global ecosystem for this incredible art form.”
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Metallica To Release Colored Vinyl Albums Exclusively At Walmart

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The Press Release:
2021 will be kicking off with a load of new colored vinyl coming to Walmart stores across the U.S. The Black Album and Hardwired…To Self-Destruct will be available alongside remastered versions of Kill ‘Em All, Ride the Lightning, Master of Puppets, and …And Justice for All in new and exclusive colors while supplies last.

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All six albums will hit Walmart store shelves on January 29, but stock is limited. Reserve yours today by pre-ordering directly from Walmart.com.

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PiercingMetal Thoughts: While I’m not the biggest of the vinyl collectors these days I just might have to break that stand and order myself copies of these releases and set them aside for the archive. I’m not too sure I want to do mail order of vinyl since I have little experience in this practice. I know a lot of my friends do it all the time so maybe its a non-issue. There isn’t a Walmart near our Metal Sanctum Sanctorum so its probably my only option. I do have a number of these albums remastered editions on CD already so as I close this news up I wonder what you think about it all. Will you be purchasing? Chime in down below in the comments section. See you next time.

Official Websites:
Metallica: http://www.metallica.com
Walmart: http://www.walmart.com

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Black Veil Brides Announce “Alive and Burning 2” Global Livestream Event

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The Press Release:
As the band’s latest single “Scarlet Cross” continues to make an impression after landing at #4 on the Billboard Hard Rock Chart last week, Los Angeles rockers Black Veil Brides have announced their next virtual concert. Alive And Burning 2 – a global streaming event – will air on December 11th and start at 7PM across four time zones (PST / EST / UK / AUS). The local 7PM streaming time was created so global fans can experience the energy of Black Veil Brides at a reasonable start time from the best seat in the house. The show will feature a collection of fan-favorite greatest hits as well as the debut live performance of the band’s new single “Scarlet Cross.” Tickets for Alive And Burning 2 are now availablein various bundle configurations can be purchased at www.BlackVeilBrides.LIVE.

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“We are so excited to share Alive and Burning 2 with the world! This show is a collection of some of our favorite songs spanning our entire career as well as the live debut of ‘Scarlet Cross.’ We feel confident that while the pandemic continues to prevent in person live concerts, this show will be a fun experience for any BVB fan. We set out to make a more cinematic streaming show and give the BVB Army something special. We can’t wait to unveil it on December 11th,” exclaims Andy Biersack.
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