Category Archives: PiercingMetal Says

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An Important Announcement From Anime NYC Re: The Omicron Variant

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The Press Release:
The Anime NYC team was notified today that one of this year’s attendees tested positive for the Omicron variant of COVID-19. According to the Minnesota Department of Health, the attendee developed mild symptoms on November 22, was tested on November 24, and their symptoms have since resolved.
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Presenting The 64th Annual Grammy Award Nominations for Rock and Metal

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The 64th Annual Grammy Awards Nominees have been revealed in a mile-long list of categories and that’s to be expected with this particular award since it is essentially the Academy Awards of the recording industry. Now, with that being said, as a scribe who leans towards the heavier side of music there are only a few categories that remotely interest me so please peruse below on the nominations in the Rock and Metal Category for the 2022 Awards broadcast.

Best Rock Performance: For new vocal or instrumental solo, duo/group or collaborative rock recordings.

Shot In The Dark – AC/DC
Know You Better (Live From Capitol Studio A) – Black Pumas
Nothing Compares 2 U – Chris Cornell
Ohms – Deftones
Making A Fire – Foo Fighters
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Anime NYC 2021 Starts Today @ Javits Center

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The Anime NYC Convention for 2021 begins today and will take over the Javits Center for three full days of Manga-tastic fun and loads of Japanese culture where this medium has come from. The Media High Command HQ of PiercingMetal and Ken Pierce Media have attended this particular convention since its launch in 2017 and we are stoked to be returning once again. If you’ve read the site before today you know full well that we’ve covered the event on all these occasions and loaded up our Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube profiles with content related to the happening. Be sure to follow us on those things so we can take you along with us on this years adventure if you are not able to attend.

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So in the past I’ve generally left posts like this locked in terms of leaving any readership comments but this time around it’s open for those who might be planning on attending one or all three days some topical commentary. Heck, you can even let us know how you are finding it all as the event progresses. Remember that you will need to show proof of vaccination with an ID. See you all there 🙂


Amorphis Announces New Album “Halo” On Atomic Fire Records

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The Press Release:
Rock and metal music have always been a haven for those who have bigger stories to tell; who have grander emotions to convey. For more than thirty years, Finnish figureheads AMORPHIS have done their best to carve their very own niche in heartfelt yet aggressive, melancholic yet soothing tunes. On Halo, their staggering fourteenth studio effort, the Finns underline their trailblazing status as one of the most original, culturally relevant, and rewarding acts ever to emerge from the land of the thousand lakes.

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Halo will be released on February 11th, 2022 on Atomic Fire Records.
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PiercingMetal’s Creator Briefs @ 2021 New York Comic Con

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PiercingMetal was on point at the 2021 edition of New York Comic Con and to help celebrate our 11th year of attendance, a series of creator briefs were done at the booths and tables of those who wished to talk about their work. Shot by site founder Ken Pierce with the Canon Powershot, this installment features Fat Guy Inc., CCP Comics, D.E. Night, Smart Pop Books and Stranger Comics.

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