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PiercingMetal’s “Best Of” 2017: Top Nine On Instagram

If you’ve been following the website and its social networks for the last couple of years, you already know that I just love using Instagram to share my adventures doing PiercingMetal concert and event coverage with the world of visitors dropping in.  As we close out the 2017 year, it was time to share what amounted to our “Top Nine” images on the Instagram app and I’ve presented them to you down below.  I’ll throw in some background on them down below as well so check it out.

About These Visuals:  I don’t think that I need to name any of the musical personalities in the “Top Nine” or do I?  If so, that’s James Hetfield (Metallica), Mike Patton (Faith No More/Dead Cross), Bruce Dickinson (Iron Maiden), Papa Emeritus III (Ghost) and one of the Nameless Ghouls (also Ghost).  It was cool to see visuals being in the top even though I liked some o the other Metallica photos in my feed a little bit more.  Those concert photos were done with the professional rig and not my mobile phone and I shared them to Instagram with the Official Facebook Page we maintain.  Oh wait, the Dickinson one was done with the mobile since I had a very close seat to the action.  Among the other images are the now currently shuttered Webster Hall which was snapped during its final days and a quick hello from the Metallica shop that was set up during their recent tour.  The image from the websites twelfth anniversary is there which is nice and by the way we are closing in on the thirteenth anniversary.  The last one is probably the most recent photo and is photographer Ville Juurikkala who had a HIM exhibit up for a few days when the band was in our city for the final time during their farewell tour.  The collage says that we got almost 33K likes to 1.6K images so please keep it coming if you are using Instagram as well.  At the point of this writing we have 4,758 images posted and just under 1,300 followers.  The more the merrier much like our Facebook I always say.

At this point in time the PiercingMetal Instagram is followed by a little under “1300” accounts and our demographic is 54% Men and 46% Women. Our biggest region is New York (no surprise there) and followed by Los Angeles. The top age range is 25-34.

You readers can get your own 2017 Best Nine by clicking 2017 Best Nine and if you want to share the link to your Instagram when you post yours in the app you can do that in the comments section. I plan on like bombing a lot of profiles over the next few days so why not be among them 🙂 Remember to follow our adventures on the main Social Networks of Facebook, Twitter and yes even Instagram. All the links are below. See you next time.

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Faith No More @ The Theater at Madison Square Garden

Faith No More kicks it up a notch with their show at The Theatre at MSG. If you missed the Webster Hall shows then this one should be on your radar.

Faith No More: Live Photos @ Webster Hall (5/14/2015)

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Faith No More had returned and delivered two rocking and sold out shows in NYC. PiercingMetal had the chance to be a part of the second night festivities and that show was reviewed on THIS LINK. Now please enjoy some photos that were taken during the permitted numbers.

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Faith No More by Ken Pierce (2015)

faith no more, faith no more live photos
Faith No More by Ken Pierce (2015)

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Faith No More @ Webster Hall (5/14/2015)

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Artist: Faith No More
Venue: Webster Hall (New York, NY)
Opener: Les Butcherettes
Date: 5/14/2015
Label: Ipecac Records

Before getting into this report I wanted to cite some recollections that I had about the band Faith No More in my own musically interested life. The first and probably most important recollection is that the very first time that I heard them was on one of those local radio programs that used to be a lot more prevalent back in the day. There was a show on the WNYE airwaves that was stationed down in Brooklyn Heights near where I was going to college and on the program “Metal In Your Face”, the show host “Rebel” used to play all kinds of awesome stuff that was often ahead of the conventional Heavy Rock and Metal listener’s normal channels. It was there that I got my first copy of “The Real Thing” based on a friendship I had built with the host and this was on cassette since CD’s were not really often stuff that was given away. These were also the days when vinyl still ruled the roost. I played this cassette to death and when the band announced a show at the once legendary L’Amour club I knew I had to get myself in there. I remember that a friend and I had just enough money for the ticket and car service or the ticket and some beers. We would opt for the ticket and a case of beers and a lengthy walk to the club. Needless to say we arrived feeling no pain but recalling a very excellent performance by a still new to our side of the ocean Faith No More whose album was still rather new as well. Good times.
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“You Fat B**tards” & “Who Cares A Lot” by Faith No More

Artist: Faith No More
Title: “You Fat B**tards” & “Who Cares A Lot”
Label: Rhino Records
Release Date: 5/23/2006
Genre: Hard Rock
Rating: 8/10

Faith No More was a breath of fresh air from the Hair Metal that had gotten out of hand during the tail end of the 80’s. They were also a band that seemed far more ahead of its time from the coming Grunge movement that would follow soon after. Mixing Hard Rock with Rap and Funk styling to a positive effect along with tasty melodies Faith No More quickly found themselves on both mainstream radio catering to Rock as well as the popular still showing videos MTV. Musically it was a very different time and the people who clamored for some level of difference found themselves enjoying what Faith No More was bringing to the table. Yet despite all this attention others would miss the point entirely. It was a very intense form of Rock, and when the group released “The Real Thing” they showed that boundaries could be crossed with some level of success and be done well. The double feature DVD release of “You Fat Bastards, Live At The Brixton Academy” is the perfect addition for your music collection for not only do you get a great concert performance, but you are also treated to a second DVD that collects all the bands videos. Older fans will remember a few of them, especially “Epic” with the struggling fish out of water at the end which caused quite a stir in the world of animal activism. Lead singer Mike Patton is also a character and fun to watch during most of these video segments. The films are interlaced with footage culled from the times of the release which works very well and probably would never have been seen again if not used in this fashion. The title of this DVD is “Who Cares A Lot? The Greatest Videos”.
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