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Precious Metal Coming To An End In January With Benefit Show

Precious Metal, a series of live shows held at Lit Lounge in New York City, will come to an end on January 21st, 2013, after 6.66 years and over 300 events.

Created in 2006 by Curran Reynolds, a music publicist and drummer for bands such as Today Is The Day, Precious Metal showcased a diverse array of bands from around the city and as far away as Iceland, Italy, Iraq, and Australia. Precious Metal was named "NYC's best metal party" by The Village Voice, "the city's most open-minded metal night" by Time Out New York, "the best in contemporary extreme metal" by The A.V. Club, and "Manhattan's epicenter of underground metal" by Invisible Oranges.

The series will end with a benefit show to raise money for The South Sound, a Brooklyn music space destroyed by Hurricane Sandy. Curran Reynolds issued the following statement:

“Friends, I am proud to announce the Grand Finale of Precious Metal. After 6.66 years and over 300 events, the series I started in May of 2006 will come to an end on January 21, 2013. We had a good run! Monday after Monday, we brought all sorts of heaviness into the den of Downtown grime and glamour that is Lit. These forces combined and added up to something special. I like to think we played a part in the resurgence of a New York City metal scene, one which now looks stronger than ever.”

BrooklynVegan’s Fred Pessaro adds: “I can't tell you how many great bands I have seen over the years at Precious Metal. The series is responsible not only for the first appearances from some favorite bands but also many personal friendships forged in that dingy basement.”

The remaining Precious Metal shows are as follows:

Monday, December 17:
TIGER FLOWERS
MEEK IS MURDER
I AM HERESY
BLACK TABLE

Monday, January 7:
GHOSTLIMB
THE YEAR IS ONE
DJ Fred Pessaro / BBG

Monday, January 14:
JAR'D LOOSE
GENTLEMEN
END IT
DJ Mike SOS

Monday, January 21:
Precious Metal 6.66 - The Grand Finale
A Benefit for The South Sound
HIVESMASHER
FASHION WEEK
FLAMING TUSK
SOS
DJ Zeena Koda

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