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Faith No More Returns! Announces 2020 European Festival Appearances

It’s been a few years since we’ve enjoyed what Faith No More brings to the live stage and one can only hope that this news alert will lead to some stateside gigs. Check it out down below and know that I will return at the close.

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The Press Release:
Faith No More return to the road next Summer, announcing what will be the band’s first European performances in five years: Hellfest (June 20), Sunstroke (June 13) and Tons of Rock (June 26), with more European festival performances to be announced soon.

“Five years, four colonoscopies, two root canals and a handful of prostate exams tell us that it’s time to carpe diem our asses back to Europe asap,” said the band, collectively.

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Faith No More by Jimmy Hubbard

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Mr. Bungle Reveals Openers For February 2020 Performances

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The Press Release:
Eureka, Calif. – Mr. Bungle, who surprised fans last month when they unexpectedly announced several live performances, all of which sold out within moments of their on-sale, have announced the bands who will be joining them for the highly-anticipated performances.

Hand-picked by the Mr. Bungle band members, the openers include Cattle Decapitation, Possessed, Hirax, the Melvins, Ho99o9, C*nts and Spotlights, reflecting a mix of artists that both influenced the Eureka-born outfit’s 1986 demo, The Raging Wrath of the Easter Bunny, as well as current bands that the musicians are both fans of and feel are carrying on the spirit of that era, both musically and in attitude.

“Putting these shows together it occurred to us that this was a great opportunity to expose unsuspecting audiences to some of the absolutely legendary thrash, death metal and hardcore bands that originally inspired us in the mid 80s,” explains Trey Spruance. “And if we’re going to do that, why not re-unite with some of the equally legendary bands we were close with in the 90s? And why just concentrate on the past? Of the current bands that have taken some kind of inspiration from the heavier side of Mr. Bungle in doing their own thing, why not invite the select few that have managed to inspire us back?”

Mr. Bungle’s Trevor Dunn, Mike Patton, and Trey Spruance will be joined by Scott Ian (Anthrax, S.O.D.) and Dave Lombardo (Dead Cross, ex-Slayer, Suicidal Tendencies) for what has been dubbed: Mr. Bungle Plays The Raging Wrath of the Easter Bunny. The one off tour finds the group playing the self-produced and self-released 1986 demo in its entirety, marking not only the first Mr. Bungle performances in 20 years but the first time these songs will be played live in close to three decades.

The Shows:
February 5 Los Angeles, CA Fonda Theatre – H09909 and Hirax open
February 6 Los Angeles, CA Fonda Theatre – Cattle Decapitation and Neil Hamburger open
February 7 Los Angeles, CA Fonda Theatre – The Melvins and C*nts open
February 8 San Francisco, CA Warfield Theatre – Victims Family and Intestinal Disgorge open
February 10 New York, NY Brooklyn Steel – Full of Hell and Spotlights open
February 11 New York, NY Brooklyn Steel – Antidote and Cleric open
February 13 San Francisco, CA Warfield Theatre – Possessed and Neil Hamburger open

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Official Links:
Website: http://www.Mrbungle.com
Facebook: http://www.Facebook.com/ou818
Twitter: http://www.Twitter.com/mrbungle
Instagram: http://www.Instagram.com/mrbungleofficial

Mr. Bungle Add Additional Shows in NY, LA & San Francisco  

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It was only a couple of days ago when I discussed the return of Mr. Bungle and since this was so new as far as touring news you should have seen it. If not just click HERE for the full official run down that was revealed before this update. Let’s take a look and please bear in mind that some of the information is repeated from the other announcement.

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The Press Release:
Due to overwhelming demand, Mr. Bungle have added an additional night to each of their previously announced The Raging Wrath Of The Easter Bunny performances in Los Angeles, San Francisco and New York.

The dates, which feature the Eureka-born band performing their 1986 demo in its entirety, mark both the first time Mr. Bungle has performed in close to 20 years and the first time these songs have been played live in over 30 years.

Original Mr. Bungle members Trevor Dunn, Mike Patton, and Trey Spruance will be joined by Scott Ian (Anthrax, S.O.D.) and Dave Lombardo (Dead Cross, Slayer, Suicidal Tendencies) for what is sure to be one of the most talked about musical moments of 2020.

Mr. Bungle plays The Raging Wrath Of The Easter Bunny:
February 6: Los Angeles, CA Fonda Theatre
February 7: Los Angeles, CA Fonda Theatre
February 8: San Francisco, CA Warfield Theatre
February 10: New York, NY Brooklyn Steel
February 11: New York, NY Brooklyn Steel
February 13: San Francisco, CA Warfield Theatre

Tickets are on-sale this Friday, Aug. 16 at 10 am local time. There will be no additional cities added to this itinerary
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Mr. Bungle Announce “The Raging Wrath Of The Easter Bunny” Select Dates

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News about reunions are no longer really a surprise to anyone when they happen, well, that’s how I see it at least but sometimes they do seem to come out of left field and make you a tad bit surprised. Such is the case of Mr Bungle, the band that singer Mike Patton fronted BEFORE he joined the blockbuster Faith No More. Here is the scoop.

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The Press Release:
Mr. Bungle performs The Raging Wrath Of The Easter Bunny, the Eureka-born band’s 1986 self-produced/released demo, in a trio of February shows: Feb. 7 at the Fonda Theatre (Los Angeles), Feb. 8 at the Warfield Theatre (San Francisco) and Feb. 10 at Brooklyn Steel (New York City). The dates mark both the first time Mr. Bungle has performed in close to 20 years and the first time these songs have been played live in over 30 years.

Original Mr. Bungle members Trevor Dunn, Mike Patton, and Trey Spruance will be joined by Scott Ian (Anthrax, S.O.D.) and Dave Lombardo (Dead Cross, Slayer, Suicidal Tendencies) for what is sure to be one of the most talked about musical moments of 2020.

Mr. Bungle plays The Raging Wrath Of The Easter Bunny:
February 7: Los Angeles, CA @ Fonda Theatre
February 8: San Francisco, CA @ Warfield Theatre
February 10: New York, NY @ Brooklyn Steel

Tickets are on-sale this Friday, Aug. 16 at 10 am local time. There will be no additional cities added to this itinerary
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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.

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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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