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Ken Pierce is an NYC based Music Journalist and the Editor In Chief of PiercingMetal.com; He's been documenting the live Metal and Rock scene of the Big Apple since 2003 and believes that there is always something exciting happening in this Metropolis.

The Zappa Band Announces First-Ever Headlining Tour

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The Press Release:
One of the most ground-breaking, original, and fearless figures of popular music was undoubtedly the legendary Frank Zappa. And paying tribute to his late icon is The Zappa Band – a group largely comprised of former members of Frank’s bands. And for the first time ever, the group (who had previously opened a string of shows for prog greats King Crimson) will be headlining their own tour for much of June – beginning in New York on the 12th, and then wrapping up in New Hampshire on the 26th.

A “teaser” video for the upcoming tour can be viewed below.


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The Smashing Pumpkins Announce North American Headlining Tour

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The Press Release:
The Smashing Pumpkins today announced their North American arena tour with special guests Jane’s Addiction. Produced by Live Nation, the 32-date SPIRITS ON FIRE TOUR will commence on October 2 in Dallas, TX and will conclude on November 19 in Los Angeles, CA at the Hollywood Bowl. Both bands revealed the exciting news live this morning exclusively on SiriusXM’s The Howard Stern Show. Pre-sales begin on Thursday, May 12 from 10am local. General on-sale begins Friday, May 13 at 10am local. For tickets and more details, go to https://smashingpumpkins.com/tour

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Marvel Announces “Edge Of Spider-verse” Limited Series For August

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The Press Release:
Announced earlier today at Polygon, fans will return to the SPIDER-VERSE this August in a brand-new EDGE OF SPIDER-VERSE limited series! Over the course of five issues, EDGE OF SPIDER-VERSE will introduce brand-new Spider-heroes as well as catch up with classic favorites such as Araña, Spider-Man Noir, Spider-Gwen, and Spider-Man: India! Each thrilling issue will contain three stories packed with debuts, new status quos, and seeds for an overarching saga that will set the stage for THE END OF SPIDER-VERSE, a new epic launching later this year.

“Marvel has decided to do the unthinkable, go big, and bring the saga of the comic book Spider-Verse to a fiery conclusion,” Slott shared with Polygon. “Yes, that’s right. Later this year we shall all bear witness to THE END OF THE SPIDER-VERSE!”
Check out designs for three of the new heroes you’ll meet in the series and don’t miss a single SPIDER-VERSE tale when EDGE OF THE SPIDER-VERSE begins this August! For more information, visit Marvel.com.
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Scenes From “Free Comic Book Day” 2022 @ Galaxy Comics

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This past Saturday was “Free Comic Book Day” and PiercingMetal spent some time over at Galaxy Comics to see what was what. The video below was uploaded to our Official YouTube and some additional information and opinion continues afterward.

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Image Comics Announces “Super Freaks” One-Shot For June

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The Press Release:
Celebrate a decade of the Savage FINcast podcast with an official fan tribute to everyone’s favorite Fin-Head in the upcoming Super Freaks. This special, off-the-wall one-shot story will hit shelves this June from Image Comics.

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“Super Freaks” #1

Savage Dragon fans unite to produce one of the wildest comics ever created! In 2021, hosts of the Savage FINcast—a podcast that celebrates Savage Dragon and the work of creator and Image Comics co-founder, Erik Larsen—began planning a way to celebrate their ten-year anniversary. After brainstorming and gauging the interests of their friends, the hosts decided to attempt a self-published Savage Dragon Fanzine featuring the talents of their fellow Savage Dragon enthusiasts. With approval from Larsen himself, the hosts began work on the fanzine with the goal of producing something that could be awarded as a prize to their podcast listeners. The project—now titled Super Freaks—brought in the talents of twenty Savage Dragon super-fans, contributing four-to-five-page stories, one-page gag strips, pinups, and more.
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