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Happy Metal New Year 2018 Readers!!!

Well here we are my friends, “Happy New Year” and “Welcome To 2018”. It’s my hope that you are on the way to recovery from a rousing good time last night with friends or at least finding yourself rested if you had a chill night. I waited until just past noon to get this online so my own hangover would be less impacting, oh who am I kidding. I chilled out on the couch and watched bits and pieces of “The Honeymooners” and “The Twilight Zone” marathons that were airing before I finally fell asleep. With the bright shiny New Year here, I’ve done my annual photo and offered up a bunch of principles that will hopefully guide you in being a better Heavy music fan during the course of the year. Check them out below.

ken pierce, happy new year

1. Upgrade your listening to the Metal: Sure you might love to hear your old Black Sabbath, Judas Priest, Iron Maiden and the rest of the legends but in 2018 its time to take a firm stand on experimentation. You can start by asking those friends who own a couple of hundred more CD’s or LP’s than you for some recommendations.

2. See bands in concerts: It’s without question that some of the giant acts are almost unaffordable when it comes to their ticket prices but I hope you region has a club that showcases smaller tier bands or promising local talent. Pop in for a couple of beers and to raise the horns. It cannot cost all that much to convene with like-minded friends for the sake of Hard Rock and Metal.

3. Give Two New Bands A Month A Try: They don’t have to be new per se, but new to you. I’ll even help you along with several favorites such as EdGuy, Ghost, Sabaton, Nightwish, Sonata Arctica, Eluveitie, Hammerfall, Delain, Anathema, Nothing More, Wednesday 13, Amaranthe and Kobra and The Lotus. As someone who enjoys all of these bands in some fashion, I’d love to be able to say that you were keyed into them because of our recommendation. New bands to your world will only broaden your interest and help them thrive. There will be a quiz.
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Attila Announces “Let’s Get Abducted” Winter 2017 Tour!

Leave it to The Fronz and his maniacal mates of Attila to come up with a tour called “Let’s Get Abducted”. I can just see the faces that the parents of the younger set of show fans will be making when they catch wind of this one LOL. That being said check out the announcement that just hit our Metal Media HQ.

The Press Release:
While the idea of being abducted might seem frightening to some, when you’re getting abducted by Attila for an evening of all out CHAOS, it can only mean one thing: good times! Attila have announced their upcoming Winter 2017 “Let’s Get Abducted” tour. The band will be joined by New Year’s Day, Bad Omens, and Cane Hill on the trek, which kicks off on Valentine’s Day in Memphis and runs through March 12 in Greensboro, N.C.

Attila released their new album CHAOS via SharpTone this fall. The band is featured in the new issue of Revolver, on stands now. Read an excerpt from the feature here (http://www.revolvermag.com/artist-artist-interview/interview-attilas-chris-fronzak-people-just-get-bothered-way-too-easily) . Stay tuned for more Attila tour plans in 2017. The band plans to live on the road.
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New Years Day Announce “The Other Side” Tour For 2015

Hey there readers, I just learned that the band New Years Day will be embarking on their very first headlining tour which they are calling “The Other Side Tour”. I’ve copied the press release and the tour poster for you to examine below and then will close out with some added thoughts. Read on.

Tour - New Years Day - 2015

The Press Release:
After being one of the biggest standouts on this Summer’s Warped Tour, NEW YEARS DAY are excited to announce their much anticipated North American headlining tour. The band will embark on “The Other Side Tour” this Fall in support of their upcoming new album, Malevolence, which is slated for release in October. Joining the band will be Get Scared, Eyes Set To Kill and New Volume. Ash Costello (vocals) states, “We had such an amazing time out on the Vans Warped Tour this Summer and can¹t wait to head out on our first headliner playing brand new songs off of our album Malevolence. We are very excited to play a longer set with songs we don¹t normally play. Come get sweaty with us and be part of the madness!”
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Win A Ticket To Combichrist @ Irving Plaza On 4/6/2014

Poster - Combichrist at Irving Plaza - 2014

The Details: For the fans of Industrial Metal the band Combichrist are juiced at the fact that they are hitting the road on a headlining tour in support of their latest album entitled “We Love You” and with this being the case the tour itself is being called the “We Love” tour. It’s going to bring along William Control and New Year’s Day and will be making a stop at Irving Plaza and since that is happening I am proud to announce a contest that comes care of the fine folks at Livenation who want to put some lucky PiercingMetal supporters into the show. Check out more below.
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New Years Day @ The Marlin Room at Webster Hall (10/17/2013)

Logo - New Years Day

I was finally catching the band New Years Day who were performing as one of the support acts for the Otep show in NYC. Here is the gallery of images that I secured during their set. They are a band worth seeing for sure.

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New Years Day by Ken Pierce (2013)

new years day, new years day concert photos
New Years Day by Ken Pierce (2013)

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