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Sick Of It All & Agnostic Front @ Bowery Electric

Sick Of It All & Agnostic Front are on a NYC tour and hitting intimate spaces in the region. This stop at the Bowery Electric is going to be over the top. For this show they will be joined by Eat Lead.

Wacken Open Air Announces Slipknot For A Headliner Slot In 2020

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We’ve been sharing the intelligence secured from the folks behind the scenes at the much vaunted Wacken Open Air Festival (as seen HERE) and while it’s a new month for their side of the fence, its still Halloween over here in the states and what better a day to share news involving their event and the insanity that is Slipknot. Read on.

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The Press Release:
Midnight, the witching hour – even more so in the final night of October to the 1st of November, when according to the popular American Halloween tradition all sorts of ghosts, vampires, and other nocturnal creatures are roaming around in seach of sweets and other treats.

There is no better time to announce a true metal monster for the upcoming 31st edition of the Wacken Open Air: SLIPKNOT!

The mask wearing metal maniacs from Des Moines, Iowa have not just evolved into massive chart strikers since their foundation in 1995, but have also earned a justified reputation as a most impressive live act. Anyone who has witnessed the 9-piece band fronted by exceptional vocalist Corey Taylor on stage knows which enormous power their unique baselball bad wielding brand of modern metal can achieve live. Almost one year after the American headliners released their current album “We Are Not Your Kind”, SLIPKNOT will enter the mainstage at the Wacken Open Air – for the first time ever at this festival.

Thomas Jensen comments: “We are thrilled and admittedly a little proud that one of our great musical dreams will finally come true next year, when Slipknot will be on stage for the first time at the Wacken Open Air”, says the festival co-founder and organiser. “We are also glad for this opportunity to state once again that being sold out is never a reason for us to stop working on delivering a great billing. We would like to thank our fans for their continued trust and hope that this announcement will be as great for them as it is for us.”

The following bands have already been announced for the coming 31st edition of the Wacken Open Air in 2020 (in alphabetical order): AMON AMARTH, ANNIHILATOR, AT THE GATES, BEAST IN BLACK, CEMICAN, DEATH ANGEL, DIRKSCHNEIDER, HYPOCRISY, JUDAS PRIEST, KAMPFAR, MERCYFUL FATE, NERVOSA, ORDEN OGAN, OVERKILL, SICK OF IT ALL, SLIPKNOT, SODOM, U.D.O. (mit Bundeswehr Orchester), VENOM, WHILE SHE SLEEPS

About Wacken Open Air:
Wacken Open Air is the worldwide largest heavy metal festival Founded in 1990, its original attendance of 800 visitors has grown to more than 75,000 fans from all around the globe each year. For a handful of days, the village of Wacken with its roughly 2,000 inhabitants is turning into the third largest city of the state of Schleswig-Holstein. The ICS Festival Service GmbH as long-standing festival organiser is combining music related business areas such as band management, the “Wacken Foundation”, tour booking, music publishing, metal travel, merchandising, and ticketing. In cooperation with diverse partner companies, this network is the source of creative solutions and ideas that revolutionise each visitor’s festival experience, creates technical innovation and produces extraordinary event concepts such as the Full Metal Cruise or the Wacken Winter Nights. This year’s Wacken Open Air will take place from the 30th of July until the 1st of August 2020. Further information can be found at www.wacken.com.

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PiercingMetal Thoughts: Though its long been a dream of mine, I have never managed to get to the Wacken Open Air Festival but in all honesty if I ever did attended it would be days of endless work since there are so many bands that never come to this side of the Atlantic and I would want that content on the website. In looking at the list of performers I am happy to notice that I have seen “12” of them in concert. The addition of Slipknot is sure going to add to the appeal of the festival and we caught them here in Long Island over the summer at an event that can only be summarized as controlled insanity. If you wanted to check out my overview you can click HERE to see it. Other than that I am going to close this up and ask what you readers think about this addition to the Wacken Open Air festival for 2020. Do you have a ticket for this? If so, please chime in down in the comments section below. See you next time and once more, “Happy Halloween”.

Official Websites:
Wacken Open Air: http://www.wacken.com
Slipknot: http://www.slipknot1.com
Judas Priest: http://www.judaspriest.com
Amon Amarth: http://www.amonamarth.com

Sick Of It All & Agnostic Front Announce NYC Tour

Two titans in the NYHC Scene will unite for a series of shows in the NYC region. Check out the poster and the dates along with the supporting acts.

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The Tour Dates:
Wed, Dec 11 @ Bowery Electric w/Eat Lead supporting
Thurs, Dec 12 @ Mother Pug’s w/Enrage supporting
Fri, Dec 13 @ Blackthorn w/Gilligan’s Revenge supporting
Sun, Dec 15 @ Kingsland w/Dead Blow Hammer supporting
* ON SALE THIS FRIDAY AT 10AM EST *

Sick Of It All: Lou Koller, Pete Koller, Armand Majidi, Craig Setari
Agnostic Front: Vinnie Stigma, Roger Miret, Mike Gallo, Pokey Mo, Craig Silverman

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PiercingMetal Thoughts: Historically speaking, I’ve never really followed too much of the NYHC scene but do think very highly of these two titans for the genre. Now I should stress that ALL of these clubs are rather small based on where you might be used to seeing any of the two bands when they play gigs of their own, so finding them paired up in intimate spaces like this is going to be 100% chaos. What do you readers think about this announcement? Is this the type of tour that you will be lacing up the boots for? Chime in down below in the comments.

Official Websites:
Sick Of It All: https://www.sickofitall.com/
Agnostic Front: https://www.facebook.com/agnosticfront/

Napalm Death & Municipal Waste @ Bowery Ballroom

Napalm Death and Municipal Waste co-headline an exciting night of music that will find support from the legendary Sick Of It All. Tonight’s show will also find the bands Take Offense and Dropdead joining in.

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Napalm Death & Municipal Waste @ Bowery Ballroom

Napalm Death and Municipal Waste co-headline an exciting night of music that will find support from the legendary Sick Of It All. Tonight’s show will also find the bands Take Offense and Subversive Rite joining in.

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