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PiercingMetal Celebrates Sixteen Years Online (2005-2021)

Hello my friends, I’m here to share the news that the PiercingMetal.com website has successfully completed another go around the sun and is celebrating the 16th Anniversary of today launch today this 4/4/2021. It’s also Easter Sunday today so “Happy Easter” to those readers who are celebrating that holiday along with us. Now as the more tenured readership might remember, I generally line out a whole bunch of details about the site for the newbies and celebrate with a host of themed numeric visuals. However, this time around I’m going to keep it rather simple because its been a very busy few weeks and the to do list for the coming days is growing exponentially. I’m sure you’ll understand my preference in keeping you entertained as opposed to spending too much time on what’s come before. Of course a quick recap of the past year is in order.

2020 found the world at large changing and yet despite the lack of concerts, special events and conventions to attend past the month of March I made sure to keep a consistent posting regimen here on PiercingMetal and our companion site “The Chronicles” of Piercing Ken. When I added it all up it amounted to more than 600 published posts from March 8th 2020 until now across the two outlets. The posts are in addition to any of the YouTube video clips and Instagram posts that were created along with dedicated use of the Facebook and Twitter profiles for the brands. This practice has not stopped as 2021 passes its first quarter. So what’s next? Let me brief you on some plans.
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Sonata Arctica Announce Acoustic Album And Tour For Autumn 2021

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The absence of in-person live concert shows has been hard on us all during this terrible pandemic but that is a matter that is out of our control as its important to remain safe above all things. That being said, the masses are receiving the vaccine more and more every day and with this being the case the bands are once again delving into the chance to bring their music to your localities. This announcement finds our Finnish friends in Sonata Arctica revealing a new album and a tour that will be done acoustically. Intrigued? I am too so let’s read on down below.

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The Press Release:
Finnish melodic metal titans SONATA ARCTICA are a band with a unique sound, driven by different emotions and a touch of melancholy. Today, the band announces the release of their first acoustic album, perfectly entitled “Acoustic Adventures – Volume One”, to be released in October 2021 through Nuclear Blast Tonträger Produktions- und Vertriebs GmbH.

“This acoustic form of SONATA ARCTICA has been slowly brewing for years”, comments vocalist Tony Kakko and explains: “The first manifestation of it, besides the few acoustic versions of songs released throughout the years, was the ‘Acoustic Adventures Tour’ in 2019, which proved to be a great success, sparking an idea to get these songs also recorded and out on an album. Or two albums, at least for starters. Our songs have always been based on beautiful melodies, which makes it very easy to transform and rearrange them perfectly into the acoustic form as well. I should mention that many of the songs work so well dressed in acoustic garments.”
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New York City’s Famed The Pyramid Club Announces Closure

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The Press Release:
It is with the most sad and heavy heart that we must announce to our local and worldwide community and family that The Pyramid Club NYC will not reopen. We are another sad consequence of Covid-19. Our #1 priority has always been to provide a safe environment for everyone to be who they truly are. The moment we found out Covid-19 had reached NYC, we decided to close temporarily in order to keep our staff and patrons safe, and in doing so, we became the very first NYC business to close, even before NYS/NYC required businesses to do so. The very last night we opened our doors was March 7, 2020.
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Hasbro Announces “Hasbro Pulse Fan Fest” Virtual Event For April

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The Press Release:
Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS) has officially announced the launch of a brand-new collector-focused event, Hasbro Pulse Fan Fest. The virtual event, occurring April 9 at 11 a.m. EST, will be hosted by SYFY Wire on-air correspondent, writer, and producer, Jackie Jennings, and available to watch exclusively on the Hasbro Pulse Fan Fest page. The event will bring never-before-seen content and product reveals directly to Hasbro’s passionate community of collectors in lieu of the company’s annual Entertainment Brand Preview Event held during New York Toy Fair each year. Fans can look forward to engaging panels and activations from Hasbro brands, including G.I. Joe, Power Rangers, and Transformers as well as premier partner brands Marvel, Star Wars™ and Fortnite.

Hasbro Pulse Fan Fest brings collectors a schedule filled with exciting brand panels that will offer exclusive news and opportunities to secure their favorite products before anyone else, as well as special guest appearances including Henry Golding, star of the upcoming film Snake Eyes: G.I. Joe Origins and cast members of the new series Power Ranger Dino Fury. In addition to panels, fans can look forward to product giveaways, behind-the-scenes content and more!
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Presenting The 63rd Annual Grammy Awards Winners For Rock & Metal

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As expected, the winner’s circle for the Rock, Metal and Alternative categories of the Grammy Awards were doled out during pre-broadcast ceremonies and with nothing being done in person this time around I guess this was all via Zoom, Facebook Live or maybe even WhatsApp. I don’t watch the show myself but do secure the full winner’s rundown for “The Chronicles of Piercing Ken” website and that will post later on tonight since it’s a lot of editing to make work out. You Rockers don’t have to wait that long and can peruse the list before getting to the latest chapter in “The Walking Dead” saga or whatever else you might be watching on a Sunday night. May I have the envelope please….

Best Rock Performance:
WINNER – SHAMEIKA – Fiona Apple
NOT – Big Thief
KYOTO – Phoebe Bridgers
THE STEPS – HAIM
STAY HIGH – Brittany Howard
DAYLIGHT – Grace Potter
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