With the date drawing closer to happening and my needing to get a number of media ducks in a row, I was discussing with trusted media colleagues about our mutual plans for this years “Fear The Riff” Expo and when information about the event became harder to procure, I did some digging and learned that the expo had been cancelled for this year. Read on the full statement that we discovered.
It is with great regret that we must cancel the “Fear the Riff” Expo.
Well how about that my friends, it appears as though we’ve once again arrived at the time where the Instagram “Top Nine” images are tabulated and that means you get to enjoy them as well. Over the course of 2018, I really was enjoying the use of Instagram as a social networking tool and I’m fairly certain that I used it a lot more than any of the other socials combined. The rundown will come after the image below so please take a gander. I figured that I’d offer up some background on them all.
About These Visuals: Starting from the top left hand corner we’ve got the band Paramore which is fronted by Hayley Williams and right next to that is the ominious Doyle Wolfgang von Frankenstein and his own parmour Alissa White-Gluz of Arch Enemy. A lot of you longer terms website readers will likely remember Alissa from The Agonist. Closing up the first row is Black Veil Brides singer Andy Black who was showing off a brand new comic graphic novel at the Last Rites Gallery. I’m not sure why they decided to cut off artist Eryk Donovan but that is the app for you. Sorry Eryk. The second row was from a great SiriusXM Town Hall with the legendary Judas Priest and that is the lads and myself post their interview at the station. It’s always great to say hello to The Priest and of course to support their live shows. The Brits are followed next by two images of the lovely and talented Riki “Riddle” Lecotey who is a cosplayer of some reknown. They were taken from The BoroughCon event and we just love her amazing designs. Our last row is the also legendary Glenn Hughes who was delivering a solo tour that celebrated his Deep Purple years. This row is completed by a visual from the Ghost Press Conference that was held by Papa Nihil and Sister Imperator and the great Zakk Wylde from Black Label Society and Ozzy Osbourne during his special appearance at the “Fear The Riff” Expo in Brooklyn. Good times. As you can see, the collage shows that we recieved 25.8K likes for the sum total of our 6,716 posted images. Though we’ve gone up over 1K followers to 1,419 the sum-total likes dropped a chunk in comparison to last year. I think this was based on our flipping between personal and business accounts to get some standings but in the business account we saw less people coming aboard much like the Facebook Official Page. Since Facebook owns Instagram a lot of the same algorithm stuff goes on and they want you to pay for ads which I am NOT going to do. Continue reading PiercingMetal’s “Best Of” 2018: Top Nine On Instagram→
The Details: The 2nd Annual “Fear The Riff” Effects and Guitar Gear Expo is closing in on us and I’ve lined out some of the finer details about it on posts that you can find HERE. In summary, this will be the event to participate in if you sling that guitar or bass as a working professional or are just an enthusiast. Thanks to the promoter of the exposition, PiercingMetal is going to put several fans into the event. Please read on down below on how to participate.
When and Where: Saturday, August 11th @ Brooklyn Expo Center (72 Noble Street, Brooklyn 11222)
To Participate: I’m keeping this one simple so just answer the questions. Mind you its okay if you aren’t a musician, you can still win this one despite my wanting to get players into the event with this giveaway.
1. If you are a musician, what Instrument Do You Play?
2. What interests you most about this particular Expo?
3. What’s your favorite “2” Guitar Gear or Effects Companies.
4. If you answered #1 as a player. Do you play in a band or are just a basement warrior? Working musicians are encouraged to link their bands page in the form when they fill in their name. Consider this a Shameless Plug entry. Continue reading Win A Ticket To The “Fear The Riff” Effect Expo On 8/11/2018→
I’ve broadcast the information about the 2nd Annual “Fear The Riff” Expo which will be the go to place in early August if you are a guitar player worth their salt. Yesterday, the first round of artist signings and a whole crop of vendors were unveiled and I’ve presented them for you below. Every company name will bring you to their website if you click it. Take a look.
The Press Release:
The 2nd Annual Fear The Riff Effects, Pedals and Gear Expo is thrilled to announce the first series of artist signings and vendors for this year’s event. Among these newly confirmed participants are Zakk Wylde (Ozzy, Black Label Society), Mark Holcomb (Periphery), and Jake Bowen (Periphery) for artist signings. All vendors confirmed thus far are listed below. Further vendors and entertainment will be announced within the coming weeks.
Calling all regional musicians. Pay some heed to this recent bit of press about the return of the “Fear The Riff” Expo. The full press release is below and don’t worry I will return with some closing thoughts at the end of course.
The Press Release:
The 2nd Annual FEAR THE RIFF EXPO will be coming to Brooklyn on August 11th, 2018. Gearheads, effects aficionados and fans who want to meet their heroes alike will enjoy the event, happening at the Brooklyn Expo Center from 10am through 6pm.
The Guitar industry is in the midst of a true renaissance. A surge of innovative boutique and small batch crafters have carved out an exceptional market for true tone seekers and gear heads. FEAR THE RIFF is proud to have assembled the best in boutique guitar effects, amps and accessories in the country’s greatest city, New York. For one day, 60-plus vendors will converge upon Brooklyn’s Expo Center to demo their latest creations to industry, press and of course music fans from all over. FEAR THE RIFF Expo is the perfect environment for makers to network, get exposure for their latest creations and sell inventory on-site directly to the public.
FEAR THE RIFF EXPO will feature many artists showcasing their endorsed product including ZAKK WYLDE (BLACK LABEL SOCIETY/OZZY). Zakk will be on site showcasing his brand Wylde Audio while meeting fans and doing a signing session. Zakk will be doing his Meet & Greet from 12:15 to 1:30 PM. Continue reading Announcing The Return Of The “Fear The Riff” Expo→