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By The All Spark!! The Cybertronic Spree Does Led Zep’s “Immigrant Song”

As you read this quick video share, I am actually wandering the aisles of the Penn Plaza Pavilion for the annual Big Apple Comic Con. It’s a fun event and let’s be keep the cosplayers happy with numerous Instagram features on our PiercingMetalNYC account (please follow us if you aren’t already). This past Wednesday the guys at my local comic book shop were showing each other videos and one was discussing The Cybertronic Spree and as a longtime fan of The Transformers franchise, I just had to share this relatively new clip with you all. Take a look down below and then learn some more about the band.

About The Band: The Cybertronic Spree is a band of Transformers who perform classic cartoon, videogame, and anime theme songs at full volume. Their metal anthems, based around the soundtrack from the 1986 animated film, The Transformers: The Movie, have since transformed into a one-of-a-kind live show that has audiences singing along.

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PiercingMetal Thoughts: Over the course of my fifteen plus years of music journalism, I’ve witnessed bands dressed as Horror Movie monsters (Lordi), Ronald McDonald Land Characters from Hell (Mac Sabbath) and even seen a whole lot more that I will speak of at another time. Simply put this is right up my alley since its so absurd but yet awesome and interesting at the same time. There isn’t much to say about the video itself since its a performance clip but this looks like the kind of band that needs to come to NYC and play events like the NY Comic Con or Anime NYC. Since I love a good visual being a KISS fan for several decades, I love the look of the Cybertronic Spree and hope that they will choose to adventure to new worlds like our own. What did you think of this one? Chime in down below lest you fail Megatron yet again…..

Official Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheCybertronicSpree/

Watching King Diamond’s “Songs For The Dead Live” @ Saint Vitus Bar (2/6/2019)

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Last night, Metal Blade Records and Metal Injection hosted a screening party at the famed Saint Vitus Bar where those in attendance would be able to enjoy the brand-new King Diamond video release “Songs For The Dead Live”. The event was open to the general public and featured plenty of fans and assorted press and media entities.

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After some quick welcomes by Injection’s Frank Godla, the attendees got to meet Denise Korycki who shot, directed and produced the live release. This must have been some undertaking because the King show is not just him standing in front of you, and instead he is everywhere on this elaborate and very visual setting. Denise lined out a few of the details about such an effort and she was joined by “Abigail” herself. When she is offstage she goes by Jodi Cachia. Saint Vitus Bar is pretty dark and I just snapped this shot with my mobile to have a moment of them talking to the audience.
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Ghost Presents: Chapter Six: “The Visit”

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Message From The Clergy: We wish to inform you the story continues. Chapter 6 is available for viewing…

PiercingMetal Thoughts: It looks like Sister Imperator will soon be back to work for the ministry now that she is all healed up after her accident which is a good thing indeed. During her absence, the band Ghost has been keeping busy and just recently completed their “A Pale Tour Named Death” run of dates. Sadly, I myself missed it (not for lack of trying to be a part of the madness) but fortunately our own Kat Electric was in attendance and documented an in-depth show report so I could be there in my mind. That summary was posted HERE in case you missed it. With The Cardinal and Papa 0 set to take care of her for the time being, one can only imagine the kind of madness that will ensure across future chapters. Speaking frankly, I hope that there is still a chance to catch the Cardinal in concert before another Papa manifests because I’ve never witnessed his glorious Metal mass yet and would hate to have missed out completely. What do you readers think is coming next? Chime in down below.

Official Website: http://ghost-official.com/

“Auld Lang Syne” (Single) by Diamante

Artist: Diamante
Title: “Auld Lang Syne” (Single)
Label: Better Noise Records
Release Date: 12/7/2018
Genre: Hard Rock/Holiday
Rating: 4.5/5

A few months ago, I gave my first thoughts about Hard Rock singer Diamante when I did a summary on her single “Haunted”. It was in anticipation of checking her out live during her appearance on a tour but sometimes the best laid plans do not work out. Though I’d also been meaning to reviewing her full debut on Better Noise Records, time unfortunately escaped me which brings us to now, the last day of December on the last day of 2018 in music to formulate some notions on her cover of the traditional classic “Auld Lang Syne”. Though she released this single a couple of weeks ago, I decided that there was no better way to end a fantastic year of music and media than by discussing it today so let’s chat about it shall we.
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“A Very Spidey Christmas” by Various Artists

Artist: Various Artists
Title: “A Very Spidey Christmas”
Label: Sony Classical
Release Date: 12/21/2018
Genre: Holiday/Comedy
Rating: 4/5

I recently caught the brand-new animated Spider-Man feature by Sony Pictures called “Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse” which was a whole lot of fun for a wide age range of viewers. We’re big superhero fans here at the PiercingMetal Media Command HQ and regularly offer up critique on the comic book and film industry that releases such as this are geared towards and some items about the film can be enjoyed HERE. During the film, the original Spider-Man of the film lines out a number of his accomplishments with one of them being a Christmas Album. That brings us to “A Very Spidey-Christmas” and with today being Christmas Eve, I figured lets do a quick overview of this fun little EP. There are five tracks in all but the entire release is only 10 minutes in length so you can give it a quick listen in Spotify if you are so compelled when all is said and done. Now let’s discuss the tracks.
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