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New York’s Storied Irving Plaza To Undergo Massive Renovation!!!

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The Press Release:
Irving Plaza, the 150-year-old iconic venue and host to a galaxy of legendary performers including Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger, Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash, The Foo Fighters, Paul McCartney, Dave Matthews Band, The Talking Heads, The Clash, The Ramones, Radiohead and more will close this summer for eight months as part of a dramatic multi-million dollar makeover intended to transform the landmark performance hall with numerous upgrades and renovations throughout the building, it was announced by Live Nation’s Clubs & Theaters division.

Following a complete renovation of the property located in the Union Square neighborhood, improvements will include contemporary revamps of the lobby area and the music hall, new bars on all levels of the venue, the addition of a downstairs VIP lounge, and remodeling of the mezzanine including a new box-seating section configuration located on the mezzanine.

Executive Vice President, Live Nation Clubs & Theaters, Arich Berghammer said, “We’re thrilled to embark on a dramatic renovation of one the world’s most treasured music venues. When we unveil these experiential upgrades—both artists and fans will enjoy an unparalleled musical experience.”
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Season Of Mist Records Signs France’s Regarde Les Hommes Tomber

After what amounted to a cornucopia of tours and sad news to address yesterday, I am pleased to share some items to look forward to such as this singing by the keepers of the dark over at Season Of Mist Records. Take a look.

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The Press Release:
Season of Mist are proud to announce the signing of French black metal outfit REGARDE LES HOMMES TOMBER. The band will enter the studio in July to record their third full length album.

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Regarding the signing, the French black metallers state the following: “The time has come to reveal the secrets that lay hidden behind the veil. We will enter the studio in July to record our next album. It will be the third part of our triptych, and we are very proud to collaborate with Season of Mist for this new chapter. The force of will is unstoppable!”
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Golden Robot Records Signs Legendary Guitarist John Sykes

Fans of the legendary axe-slinger John Sykes will be over the moon about this news. Check out the full press release down below.

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The Press Release:
The world’s fastest growing independent record label, Golden Robot Records, continues it’s upward trajectory into 2019. Golden Robot Records is pleased to welcome guitar legend John Sykes to their already impressive roster of artists. John recently signed a worldwide deal with Golden Robot Records, which will see his long anticipated forthcoming new album released later this year. Sykes is now part of an international roster that includes such iconic artists as Skid Row, King’s X, Gilby Clarke, Guns ’N’ Roses keyboardist Dizzy Reed, Little Caesar, RavenEye, The Lazys and the all star A New Revenge which features Tim ‘Ripper’ Owens, Keri Kelli, Rudy Sarzo and James Kottak. Golden Robot Records is also home to an incredible line up of Australian acts, led by Rose Tattoo, The Superjesus and Misex and featuring Steve Kilbey, Palace Of The King, Jailbirds, Fyre Byrd, The Kids, Destrends, Flickertail and many more.

‘It’s about time and with my global signing to Golden Robot Records, I feel I have found the right home for my music,” explains Sykes.

“I have heard the album and its going to be huge. I was just in LA with John as he walked around NAMM it was like walking through with ELVIS THERE IS SO MUCH LOVE FOR HIM!” exclaims Mark Alexander-Erber, Golden Robot Entertainment Group Founder and President.

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NYC’s Irving Plaza Celebrates “100 Sold-Out Shows” For 2018

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The other day the band Taking Back Sunday announced a special performance at NYC’s own Irving Plaza to help the venue reach a concert attendance milestone for the 2018 year and sell out a full “100” shows. Today we help celebrate this accomplishment by saying “well done” and please keep that stuff coming.

PiercingMetal Thoughts: “100 Sold-Out” shows is no joke nor an easy feat so kudos to everyone involved in making that happen. I’m talking about the venue promoters, the bookers and the bands and most importantly – YOU!!! That’s right YOU….The fans are the most crucial factor in making a show be a complete sell out event. Irving Plaza holds “about” 1100 people and historically speaking if I can trust my old ticket stubs and entries on setlist.fm, I have been here well over 100 times. From the looks of it, the only venue that I went to more than this one is the now shuttered B.B. King Blues Club (please bow your heads for a moment of silence – thank you).
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Nuclear Blast Records Signs Exhorder

The Press Release:
New Orleans based thrash metal pioneers EXHORDER have signed to Nuclear Blast Records!

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Comments vocalist Kyle Thomas:
“The excitement level of EXHORDER being in contract negotiations once again is higher for us than we can express. Coming to an agreement with Nuclear Blast has inspired us to bring our writing to new heights. People still want to hear this band, as was evident in the reaction to our performances in 2018. Nuclear Blast strongly wants to help facilitate this venture, and for that we are truly excited and grateful. I am looking forward to seeing what we can make happen together over the next few years. The roster at Nuclear Blast speaks for itself, as well as the presence of Monte Conner and Jaap Wagemaker on the team. Be on the lookout, because EXHORDER is heading your way once again!”
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