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New Year’s Music Resolutions For 2013: The End…

Well my Metal legions we have finally reached the last chapter of our “New Year’s Music Resolutions for 2013” and holy mackeral this was a doozy when compared to last year’s series. The last few resolution quotes that we have are below, but first I want to thank everyone who participated in the series and those media resources that reached out to their talent pool to get us some really awesome stuff. You all made a very fun project all the more exciting. Now let’s get to the final resolutions and onto our new year’s blogging and reporting.

1. Noah Martin (Arsis): This year, I firstly hope to finally refinish my ESP with transparent neon green. My practice regiment will include, but not be limited to, an additional two hours, devoted wholly to slide vibrato and hair windmills. Arsis will make “Unwelcome” a critically-acclaimed and successful album through proper touring and positive reception from the press. Happy New Year’s!

2. Chris Catero (Razer): My New Year’s Music Resolution is to become something more than a caveman on my home ProTools rig!

3. Fred LeClercq (Dragonforce): “New Year’s Music Resolution is workin on my different projects as well as writing songs for a new Dragonforce album. The only challenge is to know which riff suits what band. But still its fun. That. And also try to drink less while on tour thats another challenge, haha”
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Music Luminaries Share Their New Year’s Metal Resolutions for 2012: Part 7

Well Happy New Year to my Heavy Metal Legions of the Night!!! Welcome to 2012!!!! How are you all feeling today ? Should I whisper, or are we okay? Grab some coffee, aspirin or water and shake the strain of last night off yourself its time for us to get back to business. So here we are at the dawn of a shiny New Year and I bet you thought that I had finished up with my sharing of some of the New Year’s Metal (or Musical) Resolutions for 2012 from the music luminaries that I have been so fortunate to encounter. “Surprise” because I still have a some to bring to your attention and actually since there were a few more than I had been posting each day I, decided to put them all in one place and close out the topic. Let me stop talking and let you get to indulging in their views. Take a look.

Pamela Moore: My New Years Resolution: Keeping my heart and soul open in ALL areas of life. Being grateful and staying true to myself and others AND…..releasing my new solo CD in 2012! Happy NEW YEAR to all!!

Doris Yeh (bassist for Chthonic): I hope for the next year, I can be braver to face and solve the problems in front of me, and have more persistence to achieve my goal in music career, besides, more smiles with me! 😉

Todd LaTorre (lead vocals for Crimson Glory): My biggest goal for 2012 is for Crimson Glory to finish the writing, recording, and release our new album! We have so much to share with the world still, this journey isn’t over m/
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PiercingMetal Meets The Heavy Metal Mayhem Show!!! Again :)

Followers of the website adventures and happenings that get broadcast via the official blog might recall that it was about a year ago when I was asked to participate in one of the episodes of “The Heavy Metal Mayhem Show”.  The program that airs on the Blog Talk Radio site and is hosted by Mike “The Big Cheese” Catricola and focuses primarily on the classic era of the genre while also making room for today’s up and coming talent.    After forming a Metal kinship with Mike based on our mutual love for the Metal scene and the amazing music that it offers the fans we decided to join forces and work together a little more regularly and I am now proud and honored to inform my kind supporters that I am the official “Metal Man On The Street” for the Mayhem show.

So what does that mean you might be asking. Well, the answer is simple. Since the site launch back in April of 2005, PiercingMetal.com has offered its readers one of the most comprehensive regional calendars of events for the NYC Metro area. This began as a simple concert listings overview that has since been expanded to feature special appearances and signings, key releases and other events that relate to the interests of the Metal music fans of our area. If you have not yet seen it and live in our Metropolis, please hit THIS LINK and bookmark it because it will really come in handy if you like to go out and about. Now where was I? Oh yes, how this works with the Mayhem show.

Every week I will be calling in and reporting to the listening audience of the program to let them know what is happening in the coming days. It’s very exciting to be helping out not only on the show, but also to work better at supporting the overall scene. I kicked off my segment during the shows 3rd Anniversary broadcast and look forward to bringing you the latest. I am sure that sometimes Mike and I shall discuss some of the stuff taking place but that will be as his time allows during the show. All I can say is “stay tuned”. To enjoy the Heavy Metal Mayhem Show on Blog Talk Radio, just click the logo below.

You can also follow the Mayhem over on their Official Facebook Page and don’t forget to add our own for good measure if you are not already doing so.

Heavy Metal Mayhem Show on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Theheavymetalmayehmradioshow
PiercingMetal Official on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PiercingMetal

“Let the Mayhem be kicked up a notch effective……..NOW!!!”

PiercingMetal Ken meets The Heavy Metal Mayhem Show

Although it is not a new service by any stretch of the imagination, it is relatively new to me and I am speaking about Blog Talk Radio.  I had heard it discussed a few times over the past year but never really deeply investigated into how I could use it for what we do over on PiercingMetal.com, but I admit that there is some level of interest in my mind to using it.   Blog Talk Radio is a pretty descriptive title and allows you to follow talk shows that you have interest in, or even push your own personal envelope a little further by hosting your own show for all the Internet to enjoy.  It’s been an active Internet presence since 2006 and with that being said, I recently learned about a Heavy Metal show being hosted by an old friend from the NYC Metal scene Tommy Falanga and his buddy Mike Catricola and they call it “The Heavy Metal Mayhem Show”. They do two shows a week and seem to lean to the more classic era bands with some time for the newer things. This past weekend after running around at two of our regional concerts with both Blind Guardian and Epica, I relaxed on a Sunday evening to catch their show and enjoy their jokes about things that amused them. Anyways, their expected call in guest for the show was Marcie Free who some fans might know as one time being Mark Free (the former lead singer for King Kobra). Sadly for some reason the singer never called in and with my being in the show’s chat window was asked to call in and discuss some of the recent live concert adventures I had seen for the Metal Republic. Click the logo to hear this very show and know that I come in at around the 55 minute mark and remain with the guys for the length of the program. It was a lot of fun going back and forth with them and I think that Blog Talk Radio might be something that a lot of music fans enjoy. I hope you like my views on the show and perhaps we three shall all talk again sometime in the future.

Click Logo To Hear The Show Being Discussed In This Post

The Blog Talk Radio website allows you to play the show in your own player, and since I am a Windows user, I opted to do this in Windows Media Player.  It allows you a little more control of the show and the chance to speed through or repeat something that you might wish to hear again.  Enjoy.