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The Reunited Pantera Perform For The First-Time @ Hell and Heaven Metal Fest, Mexico

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The reformed or reunited version of Pantera in 2022 features original members Philip Anselmo and Rex Brown who laid down that primal concrete sledge something fierce back in the heyday with the exemplary talents of “Dimebag” Darrell Abbott and his brother Vinnie Paul who are sadly no longer with us. Joining the ranks in their honor are Zakk Wylde from Black Label Society and Charlie Benante from Anthrax on lead guitar and drums respectively. Now there is a lot of chatter to the relevence of this particular reunion and my view is this. It’s good to have the means to let generations of Metalheads in the now enjoy these songs in the live sense since with the proper work it can be done effectively and send the people home exhilarated. While the band was recently in the news with their joining onto the upcoming Metallica World Tour (announced HERE ICYMI), last night they performed at the Hell and Heaven Fest in Mexico and the set list rundown was cribbed from the popular Setlist.fm website.
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Mudvayne Reunites After A 12-Year Hiatus

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The Press Release:
Mudvayne–one of the most creative and distinctive bands in the aggressive music world–has announced that they’re reuniting after a 12-year hiatus, and will be performing at all four Danny Wimmer Presents U.S. festivals in 2021: Inkcarceration Music & Tattoo Festival (a headlining performance) in Ohio, Louder Than Life in Kentucky, Aftershock in California and Welcome To Rockville in Florida. These dates mark the band’s first shows since 2009 and their only dates this year.

Watch the Mudvayne announcement video below

Mudvayne formed in 1996 and has sold over six million records worldwide, earning Gold certification for three albums (L.D. 50, The End Of All Things To Come, Lost and Found). The band is known for their sonic experimentation, innovative album art, face and body paint, masks and uniforms. Mudvayne is Chad Gray (vocals), Greg Tribbett (guitar, backing vocals), Matthew McDonough (drums, synthesizer) and Ryan Martinie (bass).
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Motley Crue Announces Official Reunion

The scuttlebutt and not-so hushed rumors were circulating for a few days about this and wouldn’t you know it….the flurry of such a seemingly improbable occurrence on Facebook amounted to be true – Motley Crue has declared their reunion. Read their official statement down below and I’ll return at the close.

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The Press Release:
Almost 6 years after signing a Cessation of Touring agreement, the contract is off the table because a whole new generation of Crüeheads are relentlessly demanding for the band to come back together. Following the huge success of their NETFLIX biopic THE DIRT, Mötley Crüe has seen a massive surge in new audience. And the band best known for breaking the rules has destroyed their cessation of touring contract in true Mötley Crüe-fashion, by literally blowing it up.

After 35 years together on stage, and 30 years since the release of Dr. Feelgood, the members of Mötley Crüe parted ways without speaking to each other after their Final Show on December 31, 2015. Vince, Nikki, Mick and Tommy didn’t come together again until 2018 to participate in the making of THE DIRT movie, which unexpectedly brought them closer together again including seeing them head back into the recording studio after having gone in their own directions for several years. The fuse was lit.
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Rage Against The Machine To Re-Unite; At Coachella 2020

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So it was only yesterday where revealed how the band My Chemical Romance was reuniting for a single show in California (seen HERE in case you were too busy trick or treating). That must have put the Powers That Be in reunion land on notice because now it appears that Rage Against The Machine is also reuniting and will play a handful of shows that include two appearaces at Coachella in 2020. With every single web outlet seeming to post the news, how could I stay away from tossing my hat into the mix.

PiercingMetal Thoughts: Truth be told, I never really followed RATM or bothered to try to catch a live performance back when they were in their heyday. I liked a few songs and enjoyed some of the videos that I saw but that was enough for me. They were more of the kind of thing my friends were following and that is what keeps musical discourse between friends an interesting thing. I do love reunions and special event performances so this is pretty much a big deal in terms of happenings and should the group decide on a NYC appearance, I would want to be there as a scribe doing the reporting thing. That’s all I have to add to the mix and I wonder if you readers were big fans or managed to catch them live ever in your life. You can chime in down below and let me know how excited or not that you are about this news. See you next time.

Official Website: https://www.facebook.com/ratm4xmas

My Chemical Romance Announce Reunion Performance

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Well how about that for another Halloween treat; It seems that those guys in My Chemical Romance have announced a reunion performance to be held in California at a place called Shrine Expo Hall this December. The Black Parade shall march once more…..but for how long. Read on.

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According to the bands official Facebook Page, the details were simple and read as follows:

“Like Phantoms Forever…” Tickets on Sale Friday 11/1/19 at 12:00 PM Pacific HERE

My Chemical Romance Are:
Gerard Way – lead vocals
Ray Toro – lead guitar, backing vocals
Mikey Way – bass guitar
Frank Iero – rhythm guitar, backing vocals
James Dewees – keyboards, backing vocals, percussion

PiercingMetal Thoughts: Sadly I was one of those music fans that somehow missed the boat on a band like MCR. However with that being said I do love reunions when its a band that so many people are over the moon about. Now while I have admitted to never really following the bands career all that much I can say that the songs that I did hear I rather enjoyed. I know that a lot of my friends like them. What do you readers think about this news? Do you think that it will lead intoa full scale reunion tour across the country or even the world? Chime in down below with your own thoughts and again “Happy Halloween”.

Official Links:
My Chemical Romance: https://www.mychemicalromance.com/
Official Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MyChemicalRomance/