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Z2 Comics Announces Signings and Programming @ New York Comic Con 2021

The Press Release:
The leading publisher of music-based graphic novels continues to make noise, announcing huge names from music and comics in attendance at this year’s convention to debut and announce future projects throughout the weekend! In partnership with American Music Supply, fans will have a once in a lifetime opportunity to meet some of the biggest names behind Z2’s 2021 publishing slate including a special appearance by originators of rap and rock’s crossover, Chuck D of Public Enemy and all five members of Anthrax!

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First up on Friday at 1-2 pm, My Chemical Romance and Electric Century’s Mikey Way will sign advance copies of his upcoming graphic album Electric Century with co-writer Shaun Simon (The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys)!
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Win To See Anthrax’s 40th Anniversary Livestream

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It’s been more than “20” months since PiercingMetal has offered readers a giveaway and this notice marks our first-ever event that’s being delivered virtually so it’s rather exciting that this is the path back to what we hope is a regular occurrence once again.

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The Details: In 2021 the legendary Anthrax will celebrate their 40th Anniversary and in honor of this occasion the band will be delivering a special livestream concert that is bound to be loaded with their greatest songs and most probably a whole lot of surprises. The virtual experience comes care of Danny Wimmer Presents and thanks to their marketing team some of the PiercingMetal readership will be getting the chance to enjoy this livestream for free. Let’s go over some of the details on how you participate in this giveaway.

When and Where: Friday, July 16th via your preferred streaming device in the comforts of your own home.
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Z2 Comics & Anthrax Reveal “Among The Living” Graphic Novel

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The Press Release:
Just ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday, Z2 gives music fans something to celebrate with news of one of the publisher’s most ambitious projects yet. The Among the Living graphic novel pulls together a who’s who of names from around comics and music for a track by track storyline inspired by one of heavy metal’s most iconic albums. Today’s announcement brings news that Anthrax has teamed with the leading publisher of music tie-in graphic novels to assemble an all-star cast of famous fans to bring the band’s breakthrough album to the printed page for the first time.

“Doing a comic book has always been a huge goal for me” said Anthrax’s Charlie Benante. “I’ve tried for years, but something always comes up and sidetracks me. I was ecstatic when Josh Bernstein brought the idea to us to do a graphic novel based on our album Among the Living. I felt that it was the perfect time and opportunity to fulfill that dream. I am a lifelong artist and have been drawing during the pandemic more than ever, so I had the idea to bring my own artwork to this project. As a fan of the Judge Dredd series since the 80’s, it was an honor to create cover art based off of Dredd and Judge Death. The amount of talent that is going into this project is astounding, I scratch my head just thinking about it!”
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Slipknot Reveals “Knotfest At Sea” Lineup

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Clearly the guys in Slipknot are not sitting idly by and discussing their past accomplishments over a cigar and a glass of wine and instead keep on pushing their musical envelope with their live concert experiences. You might remember our recent announcement about the “Knotfest At Sea” (click the text for more) and now they have revealed their star-studded crew of Metal bands joining in on this inaugural cruise. Read on.

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The Press Release:
KNOTFEST AT SEA, the inaugural cruise event from the music and lifestyle phenomenon, KNOTFEST, created by multi-platinum, genre defining metal band, SLIPKNOT has today announced the first bands that will be joining the line-up when the cruise sets sail from Barcelona on August 10th. As well as two headline sets from SLIPKNOT, the cruise will feature a killer line-up of performances from Anthrax, Behemoth, Devildriver, Sevendust, Skindred, Ho99o9, Higher Power and Sleep Token with more to be announced.
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Slayer @ Santander Arena (6/4/2018)

Artist: Slayer
Venue: Santander Arena (Reading, PA)
Opener: Lamb Of God, Anthrax, Behemoth, Testament
Date: 6/4/2018
Label: Nuclear Blast Records

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As you’re probably fully already aware, the legendary Thrash Metal band Slayer is putting their career to bed and is going out in style with a “Final Tour” that finds the bands Lamb of God, Anthrax, Behemoth and Testament coming along for the run. If you’ve somehow missed any of our “Upcoming Tours” notices about their last go-round please click HERE to know the full scoop so we can continue along together with as much of the same information as possible. The tour seemed to be skipping the NYC region entirely and instead would set down at Mohegan Sun in Connecticut and the PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel, NJ but with a my scheduling being locked in with the annual Book Expo and The Book Con along with the Five Points Festival, I had to pass on these shows and instead brave a new adventure by heading to Reading, PA for the show that was taking place at the Santander Arena. It would be my very first time heading to this arena and it was something like 125 miles away from my home base. The advance weather report was bleak, but the day turned out nice for a lengthy drive and with good company and a couple of stops for eats along the way my media companion and I arrived at the arena shortly before the doors had opened. With the show starting early there were scores of fans lined up waiting to get inside. This is always a sight that I like to see when I go to multiple band bills like this one. Testament would be starting off this leg of the tour and they are always a solid experience. Let’s review.

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Testament: I always love a Testament show because they are just one of the tightest Metal bands on the planet today. For the final Slayer run they would be continuing their “Brotherhood Of The Snake” tour but the early start time meant a very abbreviated set list from the Thrashers. The band hit the ground running with their first number and guitarist Skolnick was shredding like a madman while singer Billy screamed and rallied the fans that were already inside the arena. Sadly it wasn’t packed just yet, but it was a weekday, and this was a super early set time which I can appreciate being a difficult thing to be on point for. The set was a strong one and featured some of the bands classic tunes which I still consider favorites. Hopefully Testament will be doing some co-headlining runs in the months post this touring cycle because I’d love to be able to enjoy a longer set from them. Behemoth was up next.

Testament Setlist: Brotherhood of the Snake, Rise Up, Practice What You Preach, The Pale King, Into the Pit, The New Order, Disciples of the Watch
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