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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

Marvel Comics Reveals The Future w “2020” Variant Covers

The Press Release:
In just a few short months, 2020 will be upon us and readers will enter the new year with an event that’s been decades in the making: IRON MAN 2020! To celebrate this landmark story and to bring in the new year in the grand Marvel way, the industry’s best artists have crafted spectacular 2020 Variant covers, reimagining your favorite Marvel character for the not so distant future!

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #35: 2020 VARIANT by DAVE JOHNSON

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“Amazing Spider-Man” #35 (2020 Variant)

AVENGERS #28: 2020 VARIANT by EMA LUPACCHINO with colors by JASON KEITH

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“Avengers” #28 (2020 Variant)

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Marvel Reveals “2099” Variant Covers For November

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The Press Release:
80 YEARS FROM NOW IS…2099! THE MARVEL UNIVERSE HEADS TO THE FUTURE IN NEW 2099 VARIANTS. The Marvel Universe is revisiting everyone’s favorite dystopian future this November, and we’re gearing up with these stunning 2099 variants!

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #34: 2099 VARIANT by PASQUAL FERRY

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“Amazing Spider-Man” #34 (Marvel 2099 Variant)

AVENGERS #27: 2099 VARIANT by NICK BRADSHAW

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“Avengers” #27 (Marvel 2099 Variant)

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Marvel’s X-Men Find Themselves On “Venom Island” in New Variant Covers

We are at t-minus two weeks until the 2019 New York Comic Con so you might want to start your planning for that massive media event by making some lists and keeping your badge in an easy to find place before you deploy to the Javits Center. As expected, the comic book industry content is ramped up quite a bit as this event draws closer and this notice is to treat you to some variant covers that will be hitting the racks this December. Take a look.

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The Press Release:
In anticipation of “VENOM ISLAND” arriving in December, set your sights on these variant covers featuring the X-Men, the Fantastic Four, and Captain Marvel battling their way through the symbiote-infested island.

X-MEN #3: VENOM ISLAND VARIANT by MIKE MCKONE

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“X-Men” #3 (Venom Island Variant)

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Wacken Open Air Festival 2020 Is Sold Out

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Do you readers remember just the other day when I shared the First Bands that were announced for the Wacken Open Air Festival of 2020? If you said “NO” just click HERE to read that press release. Then continue on down below because the festival for next year is already SOLD OUT!!! I know, that’s insanity right? Read on.

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The Press Release:
The 31st edition of the Wacken Open Air, which will take place from the 30th of July until the 1st of August 2020, is sold out after less than a day. The advance sale of the 75,000 tickets had traditionally started after the festival at midnight on Monday, August 5th. Fans from 83 countries have purchased tickets.

“We are stoked that tickets for the Wacken Open Air 2020 have again sold out in a sensationally short period of time”, comments festival founder Thomas Jensen. “The great success of this year’s anniversary edition and our announcement of the first bands for next year have obviously convinced our fans that they can rely on us for which we are extremely thankful. Well, it also might be that the reason for this humbling vote of confidence is that metal god Rob Halford will celebrate 50 years of JUDAS PRIEST in Wacken.”
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