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Golden Robot Records Signs Kings X

As we recover from the crowd-crushing madness that is the NY Comic Con, I’m making my way through press releases and wanted to share this update about the legendary rockers in Kings X. Check it out.

The Press Release:
Australia’s leading international independent record label, Golden Robot Records, continues to grow at an unprecedented pace. The label is absolutely thrilled to announce that globally revered, Billboard-charting rock icons KING’S X are now part of their ever-growing international roster. KING’S X recently signed a global deal with Golden Robot Records which will see their long-awaited forthcoming new album released worldwide in 2019 via Golden Robot Records’ partners in the U.S., Europe and Japan.

“I’m really excited to release the next KING’S X album with Mark, Derek and the crew at Golden Robot! May the groove be with us all,” says vocalist/bassist dUg Pinnick. Guitarist Ty Tabor adds, “I’m looking forward to working with Golden Robot Records!”

Drummer Jerry Gaskill adds, “It’s been a while since we’ve made a record. During that time, I’ve been thinking, when and if we make a new record, I want it to be the best we can do. I want to believe in it. I want to make it great, whatever it takes. I don’t want to just make another KING’S X record. I think and hope that we are in that place. I think and hope its time and I feel good about the team we’ll be working with at Golden Robot Records. I’m going do my best. Let’s do this thing.”
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Fire Up The Dragula; Nuclear Blast Records Signs Rob Zombie

The Press Release:
Nuclear Blast Records is pleased to announce the worldwide signing of Rock and Heavy Metal icon and unique filmmaker, ROB ZOMBIE. A follow up to his 2016 studio album, The Electric Warlock Acid Witch Satanic Orgy Celebration Dispenser and 2018’s Astro-Creep: 2000 Live is expected for a 2019 release. More details to be announced shortly.

Comments ROB ZOMBIE:
“I am very excited to work with the fine folks at Nuclear Blast. The combination of the label’s grassroots urge to get the hustle done mixed with the detonation of our most combustable melodic masterpiece yet should prove to be a winning hybrid of hellacious hullabaloo.”

Adds a representative from Nuclear Blast:
“As fans ourselves at Nuclear Blast we have long admired the artistry of ROB ZOMBIE throughout his extensive and successful career in both music and film. It is a very exciting opportunity to unite ROB’s visionary talent with Nuclear Blast ingenuity. Nuclear Blast has a long history of thinking outside of the box and creating personal and collectible experiences for the fans. We look forward to delivering unforgettable experiences to fans around the world for years to come with the legendary ROB ZOMBIE.”

ROB ZOMBIE has continuously challenged audiences as he stretches the boundaries of both music and film. He has sold more than twenty three million albums worldwide, and is the only artist to experience unprecedented success in both music and film as the writer/director of seven feature films with a worldwide gross totaling more than $150 million.

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PiercingMetal Thoughts: Having seen the spectacle that is a Rob Zombie show and liking a fair amount of his musical output, I have to say kudos to Nuclear Blast Records on this move. I think its an all-around win for their side of the fence and for Rob’s as well. Let’s see what happens right? What about you folks? What do you think of the Main Monster signing onto Nuclear Blast Records? Let me know down in the comments below.

Official Website: http://www.robzombie.com

Ghost To Host Press Conference On April 30th @ Irving Plaza, NYC

There has been a message from the Clergy and apparently the Powers That Be for the band Ghost have announced a Press Conference for NYC this Monday at the ungodly hour of 9AM. Well, ungodly if you stay out all night like some of the folks in the Metal scene that I know of and here are the details.

WHO: Ghost
WHAT: A special announcement from Papa Nihil and Sister Imperator, live in person
WHERE: Irving Plaza (17 Irving Pl, New York, NY 10003)
WHEN: Monday, April 30th – Doors open at 9:00am
SPECIAL NOTICE: Fans who dress in Ghost cosplay will receive VIP entrance to the event
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Long Branch Records Signs A Pale Horse Named Death

We’ve recently learned about some doings in the camp of Brooklyn’s own A Pale Horse Named Death so if you are a fan of their sonic output, please read on down below.

The Press Release:
We are pleased to announce that A Pale Horse Named Death re-signed an international deal with SPV. New music is expected to be released in Fall 2018 via the record companies Long Branch Records imprint.

The band led by founding Type O Negative and Life of Agony member Sal Abruscato released their debut “And Hell Will Follow Me” in 2011 and firmly implanted their roots in the metal scene with the sophomore album “Lay My Soul to Waste” in 2013. Both albums have been selected as part of the Revolver Magazine Top 20 Albums of the Year list in the year of its release.

A Pale Horse Named Death by Sandi Murphy

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Attention: Sony Hall’s Grand-Opening Is March 27th 2018

Back in February we shared the news item about the partnership of the Blue Note Media Group and the Sony Corporation and if you didn’t see that broadcast please click HERE so you are up to speed for the next bit of news.

So earlier today the venues Official Facebook Page announced that their Grand-Opening will be on March 27th and feature a performance by the group known as MGMT. I didn’t know the name off the top of my head so did a quick check in Spotify and can safely say that its not particular sound preference. Good for them being the debut act at the new space and before I continue here is the scoop on the space as taken from their website.

ABOUT SONY HALL: Sony Hall is the new premiere music venue in New York City focused on presenting world renowned performing artists across all music genres, powered by state of the art technology. Owned/operated by Blue Note Entertainment Group and sponsored by Sony Corporation, Sony Hall is located in the heart of New York’s Theatre District (at the Paramount Hotel), with capacities of 1,000 standing and 500 seated, and a full-service restaurant and bar. Sony Hall will be equipped with Sony’s technologies, integrated throughout the 12,000 square-foot venue to deliver enhanced entertainment experiences to fans.

PiercingMetal Thoughts: Since I am a very frequent concert goer I love the idea of another space opening up. This is a good size as its comparable to both Irving Plaza and the Times Square staple B.B. King Blues Club and Grill. I think that Stage 48 can host a couple of hundred more people than this new space but there haven’t been a lot of musical acts there lately and its been more Dance Hall nights. Spectrum Hall will not reopen for another two and a half years so let’s be excited for this place. There isn’t much more to add about this news but as I get the Events Calendar populated with the types of shows our readers most enjoy, you’d be able to find them using this TAG. Please know that at this point in time there are no listings to peruse but I’ll keep watching the page to be on point. What do you readers think about this upcoming grand opening? Chime in down below.

Official Website: http://www.sonyhall.com