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Emperor, Mayhem, and Enslaved Announce Legendary Norwegian Performance

When you get a press notice that begins with a phrase like “BLACK METAL IS COMING HOME – EMPEROR, MAYHEM and ENSLAVED team up for exclusive Grieghallen event”; You know you have to help the efforts and get that information shared across every medium you maintain. Read on down below

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The Press Release:
In 1994, extreme music changed forever when three pioneering Norwegian metal bands released their debut full-length albums – Mayhem’s De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas, Emperor’s In the Nightside Eclipse, and Enslaved’s Vikingligr Veldi. All three monumental albums were recorded in the legendary Grieghallen Studios in Bergen.

On August 7, 2021, black metal is coming home. For the first time in history, these three acts will team up for a very special concert in the spectacular confines of Grieghallen, where these highly influential classics were born.

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«Grieghallen MCMXCIV» will see Emperor embrace three decades of imperial darkness, which was spearheaded by their Grieghallen legacy. Mayhem will perform their magnum opus, De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas in its entirety. Enslaved will revisit their debut, Vikingligr Veldi.
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Wacken Open Air 2021 Announces First Lineup

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The Press Release:
All 75,000 tickets for W:O:A 2021, which will take place from July 29 to 31 2021, have already been sold! The organizers have now announced the first bands on the festival line-up! Metal fans can look forward to: Judas Priest, Hämatom, Dropkick Murphys, As I Lay Dying, Rose Tattoo, Tarja, Lordi, Death SS, Venom and Moonspell.

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This years Wacken Open Air couldn‘t take place due to the current pandemic. Although it’s much more quiet in the small village Wacken in Schleswig-Holstein, the tradition announcing bands for the upcoming edition during the last festival day still remains!
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Wacken Open Air Organizers Announce “Wacken World Wide”

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The Press Release:
Wacken Open Air 2020 with its 75,000 festival visitors from over 80 nations cannot take place as originally planned this summer. But no reason to be quiet!

Metalheads from all over the world travel annually to Wacken to celebrate Heavy Metal, but this year the organizers and long-term partner Telekom are bringing a completely new Wacken experience as revolutionary digital festival directly to the fans‘ homes: Wacken is coming home with the biggest mixed reality metal show of all times! The first edition of the digital streaming festival Wacken World Wide will take place in the originally scheduled festival period from July 29 to August 1, 2020 and is shaped completely independently of the actual W:O:A festival. This special event is live and available for free online and via app on wacken-world-wide.com, MagentaMusik 360 and MagentaTV.

Unique and exclusive shows of W:O:A classics and all time favourites such as Blind Guardian, Heaven Shall Burn, In Extremo, Kreator and Beyond The Black on innovative, spectacular virtual stages, as well as promising newcomers of Wacken Metal Battle and Wacken Foundation result in a brilliant and varied overall programme with exclusive interviews, talk rounds and behind-the-scenes content. The fully digital approach creates mixed reality show concepts exclusively designed for a virtual stage never seen before. With its innovative design and technical implementation this is set to be a world premiere in the live music business!
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This Just In: ProgPower USA XXI Postponed due to COVID-19

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The Statement:
Due to ongoing restrictions regarding social gathering amid the COVID-19 pandemic, ProgPower USA XXI has been postponed. The festival will return to Center Stage in Atlanta, September 8-11, 2021. Refunds for all four days will be available for the next thirty (30) days. Tickets will automatically transfer to the new dates after that. Any refunded tickets will immediately be placed back on sale for the sold-out event.

ProgPower USA promoters have worked hard over the past several weeks to ensure there is minimal roster disruption next year. We are pleased to announce 19 of 21 bands across all four days have confirmed their participation in 2021. For further details regarding the serious financial implications of the postponement, roster change details, and the possible effect on the future of the festival, please view a video message from promoter, Glenn Harveston. Thank you for your patience, support, and understanding during this trying time for everyone.

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PiercingMetal Thoughts: Part of me feels that 2020 is over because touring event cancellations are no longer new news based on the continuing issues surrounding mass assembly and the still in progress viral outbreak. I continue to post updates about these happenings being cancelled or postponed for the year because the readership needs to be kept in the know and especially if they need the hard-earned expended funds back during this time. I know that I am close to being cash-strapped myself because of this mess and hope that all of our friends out there are being smart and staying careful. I look forward to seeing everyone in healthier times and I extend a virtual high-five to you all and raise the horns in your direction while sporting a protective mask. See you next time. Good luck to all those involved with the PPUSA event. We really hope to attend one of these days.

Official Website: http://progpowerusa.com/

Inkcarceration Festival Announces Cancellation Of 2020 Summer Event

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Sadly, cancellation announcements are no longer a new piece of news based on the continued Coronavirus Pandemic. As we mentioned in our original announcment about said festival (seen HERE for the curious), this was something we had interest in but were not planning on attending based on the logistics of it all. Read on down below the once again included poster of artists for the full press release from their side of the fence.

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The Press Release:
Inkcarceration Festival is saddened to announce the cancellation of this year’s festival, originally scheduled for July 10-12, 2020 at the Historic Ohio State Reformatory in Mansfield, OH. The cancellation comes with this statement from the festival organizers:

“It is with extremely sad hearts that we must announce the cancellation of Inkcarceration Festival 2020. We’re sure this doesn’t come as a major surprise given the number of festivals and concerts our industry has already lost and will continue to lose this year.
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