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Win A Ticket For Katatonia @ Sony Hall on 11/11/2022

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If you are thinking that the sheer amount of concerts happening one after the other is almost impossible to keep up with then you wouldn’t be wrong about it. As we’ve already pointed out, the city keeps on climbing back to a more normal status and the entertainment industry is rallying hard to put these amazing bands back on the stages around us. One of the latest crushing Metal shows to come our way is from Sweden’s Katatonia who recently signed a worldwide deal with Napalm Records.

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The Details: Katatonia is truly a band of experts when it comes to bringing intense levels of melancholy and atmosphere to their music and of course their live shows. I’ve caught them a number of times over the years and have been impressed each and every time. Their most recent album is entitled “City Burials” and the upcoming “Sky Void Of Stars” will release in 2023. They will be hitting the Sony Hall with The Ocean Collective and Cellar Darling and thanks to the fine folks at Blue Note Entertainment a few of the Metal masses will be enjoying this show for free. Read more below on how this works.
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Motley Crue’s Founding Guitarist Mick Mars Has Retired From The Band

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For the past few days, several of the more gossip column themed websites have been stating that Motley Crue’s founding axe-slinger Mick Mars was exiting the band and now today we get the official confirmation and a statement from the members of the group. Mick Mars has indeed stepped down from the band that he helped to start and launch into a stratospheric success. Read on down below.

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Crunchyroll Outlines Plans and Panels for Anime NYC 2022

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The Press Release:
Crunchyroll, a global leader in providing fans around the world with ultimate anime experiences, returns to New York to supercharge Anime NYC at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center from November 18-20, 2022. Attendees will be immersed in the coolest anime from the fall and upcoming winter seasons with transportive installations, exciting panels, and exclusive premieres.

“Crunchyroll will return to Anime NYC with an electrifying slate of programming to immerse attendees into the worlds of their favorite series,” said Gita Rebbapragada, Chief Marketing Officer, Crunchyroll. “It doesn’t stop with panels, premieres, and photo opportunities – we’re gearing up to reveal a few more experiential activations too, so stay tuned for ways to celebrate together!”
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Anime NYC Announces Scheduling For 5th Annual Convention @ Javits Center

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The Press Release:
Anime NYC powered by Crunchyroll, ( one of North America’s largest conventions dedicated to anime, manga, and Japanese pop culture, has announced programming for the 2022 convention, taking place at New York’s Javits Center (655 W 34th St at 11th Ave) from November 18-20.

Celebrating its 5th Anniversary this year, the convention features three days of over 400 exhibits, exclusive screenings, extensive panels, performances, and appearances by some of the biggest creators in Japan, all under one roof. Over 200 hours of programming is planned for the weekend.

Highlights this year include panels from some of the major companies in the Japanese entertainment world including Aniplex, Bandai Namco, Crunchyroll, GKIDS, HIDIVE, Kodansha, Sentai, TMS, VIZ Media, and Yen Press.
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Win A Ticket For Blackmore’s Night @ Sony Hall on 10/30/2022

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The city continues to rise from the pains of the pandemic and amazing artists are returning to the venues to perform for their fans at a record pace which is a fantastic thing to behold. We’ve pointed out that while there is more of a return that it’s not been all that easy to offer up the same number of giveaways that we used to do in the before times. Slowly but surely we rise once more and are happy to share this latest one with our readers. This is another first as PiercingMetal has never done a ticket giveaway for Blackmore’s Night.

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The Details: If you’re a Hard Rock fan of any demographic, you already know the name of the Man in Black, Richie Blackmore from works with Rainbow and the legendary Deep Purple but are you properly schooled on his now long-standing Renaissance Rock experience known as Blackmore’s Night? If you have not enjoyed this troupe in the live sense then you are really missing out. It’s a festive show that finds many of the audience in Renaissance Fair attire to make the show all the more interesting. Over the years I’ve seen wizards, jesters, maidens and lords milling about and making this a lot more fun. It’s been a few years since I’ve caught them and now thanks to the marketing team at the beautiful Sony Hall in New York City, some of the PiercingMetal readership will be getting the chance to enjoy this concert for free. Let’s go over some of the details on how you participate in this giveaway.
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