The Press Release:
Frontiers Music Srl is pleased to announce the signing of BLUE ÖYSTER CULT! For over four decades, BLUE ÖYSTER CULT has been thrilling fans of intelligent hard rock worldwide with powerful albums loaded with classic songs. Indeed, the Long Island, NY-¬‐based band is revered within the hard rock and heavy metal scene for its pioneering work. BLUE ÖYSTER CULT occupies a unique place in rock history because it’s one of very few Hard Rock/Heavy Metal bands to earn both genuine mainstream critical acclaim as well as commercial success. Now they have partnered up with Frontiers Music Srl to continue their amazing journey!
“We are delighted to be able to bring back the iconic BLUE ÖYSTER CULTwith the release of a wealth of musical material that will certainly please all the fans. Hard Rock music would not be what is now without BÖC and Frontiers is their natural “home”. We look forward to a long and fruitful cooperation!” – Serafino Perugino, Frontiers Records President. Continue reading Frontiers Music SrL Signs The Legendary Blue Oyster Cult→
You’ll have to pardon my missing this news the day it was first announced by a little bit but here we are now and the scoop is here. The great bassist of the legendary Misfits, Mr. Jerry Only will be signing his brand-new ReAction figure that comes care of Super7 at the amazing Forbidden Planet. Check out the skinny below on how you can participate.
The Press Release:
Forbidden Planet is beyond excited to announce the return of JERRY ONLY, original member of the legendary MISFITS. The punk rock icon will be at Forbidden Planet NYC to celebrate the release of his very own Misfits Super7 Re-Action figure. Not only will FPNYC have the new Jerry figure, they will also have a selection of Super 7 Misfits Fiend figures available too. Mark your calendar for Thursday July 11th from 6 to 8pm to meet the famous monster at Forbidden Planet 832 Broadway in NYC, and get an autographed Jerry Only figure!
To attend the event and meet Jerry Only you must purchase at least one Super 7 Jerry Only figure at Forbidden Planet NYC. With purchase of the figure you will be permitted to get a maximum of two personal items autographed as well.
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PiercingMetal Thoughts: I’m a big fan of the items that come out from Super7 and when I hit the assorted conventions I can’t seem to get to my credit card fast enough to get one or two of their latest round of awesome. It was a few weeks ago that I first announced some of their Rock and Metal coolness HERE in case you missed it. I actually saw this super cool Jerry Only figure at the recent Toy Fair but since they were still finalizing some designs with the musician I wasn’t able to photograph it 🙁 What we saw was awesome and we wanted one for sure and now along with all the rest of you I get to get on the line and shake hands with the monster man himself. I’ve been fortunate enough to meet Jerry a number of times over the years while reporting on his shows and appearances such as this and I have to tell you that he is one cool dude. Fans from the region are going to want to be a part of this signing and also get their butts over to the Psycho Las Vegas event where Misfits are one of the headlining acts. So as I close this up I wonder what you folks think about it all and if you are a toy collector in some sense what do you feel about the Super7 line of spookified trinkets? Chime in down below.
Back in April, we helped to share the news about the legendary Irving Plaza shutting its doors for a few months to do an extensive and expansive renovation and if you missed the finer details about the story just click HERE to be up to date. Last night the venue hosted its last Rock show for the time being with the band Anberlin who performed for two nights and when it was all said and done, there was a message to the masses and those simply passing by the place. Thanks to our friend in music Morgan K. who snapped this visual and permitted me to use it for this notice.
PiercingMetal Thoughts: So as you can see this is more of a “Ciao For Now” as opposed to the goodbye that was recently said by both B.B. King Blues Club and the Highline Ballroom and even Roseland Ballroom if you choose to scroll back through the pages of time a little longer. New York City has lost a lot of the smaller venues like Tammany Hall and Santos Party House along with Kenny’s Castaways and when Webster Hall returned from its renovation they had left both The Studio and The Marlin Room in the dumpster. It’s my hope that the renovation at Irving Plaza moves along at a steady pace so they get back to booking the shows that so many of us entertained night after night. I don’t know the overall plans for the place but if I learn them I will gladly share the information. My hope is a main floor that doesn’t bounce along with the hundreds of fans because that honestly terrifies me and I also hope for some expanded facilities and maybe even places to charge ones mobile devices and reliable free WiFi. Nowadays, one cannot simply go to a show without snagging a clip or two to share on their social networks to bring everyone you know into the mix with you. So as I close this announcement up, I say thank you Irving Plaza for the times so far and we shall catch up with you soon enough. You readers can chime in with what you think or hope the new configuration will be like down in the comments and remember to keep a look at our always updated Events Calendar to see who is playing where until this venue returns to us. I’ve heard that it would last almost but not quite a year’s time. That should go by fast enough.
It’s hard to believe that five years have gone by since the Metal world lost the talented vision of Dave Brockie aka Oderus Urungus, leader of the legendary GWAR. Earlier today, news about a monument to his memory was released and I am sharing this with you below so check it out.
The Press Release:
At 2:00 PM on Friday, August 30th, 2019, GWAR will unveil a monument to the band’s co-founder and longtime leader Dave Brockie, which will be set in Richmond, Virginia’s famed Hollywood Cemetery (412 S Cherry St, Richmond, VA). All are invited to the unveiling, and to a free party the next day, August 31st, at the GWARbar (217 W Clay St, Richmond, VA).
I’ve been keeping pace with the Iron Maiden “Studio Catalog” Remasters initiative since they began doling out their body of work last November. Both Phase 1 and Phase 2 have been completed and now its onto Phase 3. Read all about it care of the Press Release that I am sharing with you down below.
The Press Release:
BMG will continue their reissues series of the IRON MAIDEN catalog with the third set of Digipak CD titles in The Studio Collection – Remastered, to be released on July 26th.
Following on from 2014/2017’s black vinyl releases and 2015’s Mastered for iTunes project, The Studio Collection – Remastered features recordings taken from the same remasters as the 2015 hi-res digital releases. The albums supersede the previously available studio catalog and all titles will also be made available on streaming platforms.