The Details: Sound the trumpets of righteous battle and prepare yourself for was because the 2014 edition of Paganfest America is here and that news finds my Metal blood reaching the boiling point. For those new to the touring package, this particular event has been hitting our shores for a few years now and brings us an exciting roster of bands for sure. This year’s event finds Korpiklaani, Turisas, Chthonic and Varg as the international touring acts that will be joined by the USA forged Winterhymn as the lead off band. I have seen all of these bands in the past and know that songs will be sung long afterward and many ales will be hoisted during the event that will hit Irving Plaza when it makes a stop here. To say that my journalistic sword is sharpened in anticipation for glorious combat is an understatement and that makes me happy to announce that thanks to the fine folks at Livenation, several of the PiercingMetal Legions will be joining me in the fray on this epic night. Read on.
When and Where: Monday, April 28th at Irving Plaza (17 Irving Place, NYC)
To Participate: I hope you have your thinking caps on for this one because I am going to make you work. Considering that I saw some fans citing that they were unhappy about the bands on the package based on their having already seen them on other Paganfest’s I am offering up the chance for you to build me your own Paganfest Package. Give me four or five bands who are not on this particular touring package and whose music is perfect for the overall premise. That means no Machinehead or Skeletonwitch even though they are kick ass live bands. Brownie points if you put together groups that never before have made it here before. Mark down who would headline and why this package works out and would interest the fans around you. I will be selecting the responses that interest me most and letting the winners know directly below their comments. Be sure to enter your full real name (not just your first since its needed for the listing purposes). We also need a working email to confirm details (you will not be spammed). Only enter once as no appending will be permitted and please not that anonymous and guest submissions will be immediately disqualified. Now bring it on.
Restrictions: While all PiercingMetal.com contests are open to our regional site readers, Twitter Followers and Facebook Page Likers you should know that we tend to look at new responders first in order to give everyone a fair shot at enjoying a show on the provider and us. Of course we still encourage all to respond because you never know just how many tickets we are offering and when that last person might have won in comparison to you. I will say that the biggest restriction on this one is that if you have won anything over the last month that your chances are even less because we surely cannot have the same people winning again and again.
I would be remiss if I didn’t point out that there is a LOT of awesome music to enjoy from this roster and I have done some searching on Amazon.com to direct you to the best that they have available. Time to break open that piggy bank. Just don’t do it with a broadsword as the change will fly everywhere if you do.