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M.O.D.

Formed: 1986
From: New York, NY, United States
Last Known Status: Active

Latest M.O.D. News

Below is our complete M.O.D. news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

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Sunday Old School: M.O.D.

Heavy metal contains some worldwide rock stars, from Ozzy Osbourne to Metallica. But in addition to the famous names, metal also has a large number of underground icons and cult favourites. One of these beloved people in this category is a man named Billy Milano, who’s known for his large presence and sometimes hilarious lyrics, two things he brought with him when he formed Method Of Destruction in 1986. Method Of Destruction, (or M.O.D. as they are often referred to,) was started by Milano after Stormtroopers Of Death (S.O.D.,) a thrash metal supergroup for which he was the vocalist, placed themselves on hiatus.

In 1987, the band recorded and released their debut album, "U.S.A. For M.O.D.," the title of which was a play on the planned Stormtroopers of Death album, "U.S.A. For S.O.D." It was co-produced by Anthrax guitarist (and Milano's S.O.D. bandmate,) Scott Ian and continued on from where the previous group left off, spouting tongue in cheek diatribes mostly written from the point of view of their mascot, Corporal Punishment. More...

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Hellfest Live Stream Available This Weekend

Hellfest Open Air takes places this weekend in Clisson, France and many great acts are set to appear. If you are unable to make the festival, then you can enjoy some of the bands via a live stream at this location. Click on the link and scroll to the bottom.

Among the acts set to be streamed (check out the link for the official "countdown" clock for each act):

June 20th:

M.O.D.
Sepultura
Therapy?
Sabaton
Death Angel
Watain
Turisas

June 21st:

Eluvietie
Soulfly
Emperor
Dagoba
Shining
We Came As Romans
Skyclad
Tsjuder

June 22nd:

Vreid
Solstafir
Equilibrium
Urfaust
Behemoth
Angra More...

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Billy Milano Joins Exhorder on Stage for SOD Song

Metal/hardcore legend Billy Milano joined Exhorder for a performance of the classic S.O.D. song "United Forces" in Austin, Texas on April 16th. "United Forces" appeared on S.O.D.'s 1985 crossover classic "Speak English or Die." Short for Stormtroopers of Death, the now defunct S.O.D. was a a thrash/crossover super group featuring Scott Ian and Charlie Benante of Anthrax, Danny Lilker of Nuclear Assault, and Billy Milano of M.O.D.

The April 16th show was one of three dates scheduled on Exorder's mini-tour. The recently reunited Exhorder played Fort Worth, Texas, at The Rail Club the night before and left Austin for their New Orleans, Louisiana performance at The Hangar scheduled for the following night. Texas thrashers Rigor Mortis joined Exhorder on the two Texas dates.

The Austin show was Jorge Caicedo's second show as bassist for Exhorder. Caicedo filled the vacancy left by recently deceased Frankie Sparcello. Sparcello's cause of death has yet to be determined.

Check back in with Metal Underground for an upcoming show report on Exhorder's Austin performance and interview with Exhorder front man, Kyle Thomas.

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Billy Minano Joins LOG On Stage In Texas

M.O.D./S.O.D/MASTERY. front man Billy Milano recently joined LAMB OF GOD on stage at the American Airlines Arena in Dallas, TX. After being introduced by Randy Blythe, the LAMB OF GOD and Billy Milano ripped through the S.O.D. classic “United Forces.” You can view video of the performance below:

LAMB OF GOD drummer Chris Adler had the following to say about the blistering performance:

“We were honored to share the stage with a legend. Billy and S.O.D are our roots and I’ll remember this moment forever.”

Billy Milano also commented about the performance with the LAMB OF GOD Guys:

“To share the stage with LAMB OF GOD was fucking amazing. It was a life changing experience. Watching the video on YouTube, I couldn’t believe the size of the stage I was on. I don’t want to say it was the highlight of my career, but it truly was a milestone. Words are escaping me while trying to describe this event, which is strange, since I never shut the fuck up.”

LAMB OF GOD is out on tour this fall with Metallica and headlining off-dates with GWAR and Job For a Cowboy. Here are the latest Lamb of God tour dates: More...

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Generation Kill Announces First Live Show

Generation Kill, the new crossover thrash outfit from Exodus vocalist Rob Dukes, has announced that they will perform their first ever show on August 29th at Olives in Nyack, New York. The band are currently working on their debut album which should be released by the end of the year. The group also features Mortician drummer Sam Inzerra and former Pro-Pain and M.O.D. bass player Rob Moschetti.

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Exodus Frontman Launches New Band, Generation Kill

Rob Dukes, the lead vocalist for Bay Area thrash metal legends Exodus, has revealed his brand new crossover band, Generation Kill to the world. The band also features former Pro-Pain and M.O.D. bass player Rob Moschetti. They will be recording some more demos in anticipation for a small tour of the East Coast later this year. You can check out a demo of the song, "Hate" by heading to their official Myspace page.

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Bonded By Blood Guitarist Comments On M.O.D. Tour

BONDED BY BLOOD is currently preparing for two big tours coming up soon. The first of which is a U.S. run with the ever-sarcastic M.O.D. Guitarist, Alex Lee, recounts the band's first meeting with M.O.D.
ringleader, Billy Milano at his club in Texas. "Billy's a cool guy and we loved hanging out with him. We all took to giving each other nicknames. I remember him starting to call us 'Bonded By Burritos' at some point. Billy's a man who loves his beaner jokes!"

Not to be outdone, even the bartender at the club got into the action. "The bartender started ripping on Billy after a while," said Alex. "He'd make fun of his thick Bronx accent - even called him a drama queen for some reason."

On the subject of BONDED BY BLOOD's upcoming U.S. trek with M.O.D, Alex says that "We all had a lot of good times before and we're looking forward to hanging out with Billy and his band on the tour. We also can't wait to see all of the familiar faces we saw the last time we passed through on the THRASHING LIKE A MANIAC tour. I hope that those guys told their friends and that we see many more new faces along the way."

Catch BONDED BY BLOOD with M.O.D; thrashers-in-crime FUELED BY FIRE and NIHILIST on the following dates: More...

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Bonded By Blood, M.O.D. Tour Dates

Bonded By Blood, M.O.D., Fueled By Fire, and Nihilist will team up for brief West Coast tour this summer. Here are the latest tour dates:

8/30 San Marcos, CA @ The Jumping Turtle (Burning Star Festival)
8/31 Fresno, CA @ Audie's Olympic Club
9/1 San Francisco, CA @ Annie's Social Club
9/2 Oakland, CA @ The Metro
9/3 San Jose, CA @ Voodoo Lounge
9/4 Hollywood, CA @ The Knitting Factory w/ Agent Steel
9/5 Tempe, AZ @ The Sets

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Bonded By Blood Announces West Coast Tour

"Thrash never rests" says BONDED BY BLOOD as they have just confirmed a string of late-August/early-September west coast dates with (ex-S.O.D. vocalist) Billy Milano's M.O.D. (Method of Destruction), thrashers-in-crime FUELED BY FIRE and NIHILIST.

The dates are as follows:

8/30 San Marcos, CA @ The Jumping Turtle - Burning Star Festival
8/31 Fresno, CA @ Audie's Olympic Club
9/1 San Francisco, CA @ Annie's Social Club
9/2 Oakland, CA @ The Metro
9/3 San Jose, CA @ Voodoo Lounge
9/4 Hollywood, CA @ The Knitting Factory w/ Agent Steel
9/5 Tempe, AZ @ The Sets

More date to be released soon.

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Madball, Shai Hulud & M.O.D. Tour Dates Released

MADBALL, M.O.D., and SHAI HULUD will team up for the following tour dates next month:

May 7 - Covington, KY @ The Mad Hatter
May 8 - Cleveland, OH @ Peabody’s
May 9 - Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick
May 10 - Fort Wayne, IN @ Miss Q’s
May 11 - Chicago, IL @ Reggie’s Live
May 12 - St. Paul, MN @ Station 4
May 14 - Joplin, MO @ The Foundry Music Theatre
May 15 - Sauget, IL @ Pop’s

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M.O.D. Signs with Index Entertainment

Legendary crossover act M.O.D. (Method Of Destruction) has officially signed with Index Entertainment.

Fronted by the charismatic and outspoken Billy Milano, M.O.D.'s new album "Red White & Screwed" finds the band returning to their roots of aggressive metal/hardcore merged with edgy social commentary. Milano and crew slam through tracks like "Balls On Bread", "Jose Can You See", "Alphabet City Stomp" and "The Big It". Produced by Tim Gerron at Music Lab, M.O.D.'s current lineup is completed by Scott Sargeant (guitar, ex-Skinlab/Laaz Rockit), Derek "Lennon" Lopez (drums) and Dawson Clawson (bass). Milano had this to say about the new material: "Everyone keeps telling me this is the best record I've done since S.O.D.'s 'Speak English Or Die'...I guess not giving a shit about what people think or feel is finally working".

An ecard with song samples and band information can now be found online. "Red, White & Screwed" is scheduled for an October 9th release date.

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M.O.D. Entire Album Available for Download

M.O.D. frontman Billy Milano (ex-S.O.D.) has made the group's entire "The Rebel You Love to Hate" album available for free download from his official web site (in .WMA format). In a message posted on the site, Milano explains, "I would like to thank the Nuclear Ass [referring to Nuclear Blast Records] staff for their tireless efforts and unwavering support in the non-promotion of M.O.D.'s latest record, 'The Rebel You Love to Hate'. I would further like to state they did such a wonderful job in their non-promotion that I have decided to give away the record for free in recognition of a job not done."

"The Rebel You Love to Hate" was released in 2003 through Nuclear Blast Records. The CD was mixed by Milano and Dan Korneff at Watermusic in Hoboken, New Jersey and mastered at Masterdisk in New York with Roger Lian (SLAYER, POWERMAN 5000).

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Crisis Cancel Fury Fest Appearance

CRISIS have cancelled their June 26, 2005 appearance at Fury Fest in Le Mans, France. The band have nixed their European festival date because their European manager, Jeremy Nakache, was not able to negotiate the proper airfare coverage to the annual event with the festival promoters. This was a last-minute shock to the band, and the group is unable substantiate making the trip at their own expense.

CRISIS wants to apologize to their fans in Europe. It is a disappointment and the band hopes to make it up to their fans in Europe at a later date.

In other live show news, CRISIS is going on the road starting mid-June with M.O.D. and JACKNIFE as part of the "Killith Fair" tour. The tour's official web site has just launched and there fans can find information for all three bands, MP3s, dates, forums and free ticket giveaways. Shows are still being booked, so watch for updates.

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Official Killith Fair Tour Website Launched

The Official Killith Fair tour (Crisis, M.O.D. and Jacknife) website is now live - http://www.killithfair.com. There is info for all 3 bands, MP3s, dates, forums and free ticket giveaways. Shows are still being booked, so watch for updates. Also note that Beyond The Embrace will play the June 28th show in Attleboro, MA at Jarrod's Place. All the shows are all ages.

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Crisis To Support M.O.D., New Video For Download

Crisis has been confirmed as the main support to the M.O.D. tour starting early June. Beyond The Embrace will open as well.

The new Crisis video "Waking The Dead" is available for download. The files are in QuickTime and are available in 3 different sizes. "Waking the Dead" was directed by Nicole Phillips, filmed by Richard Stark and Mark Mauricio, edited by Rajeev Dassani.

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M.O.D. Contribute Song To 'Fat Actress' Show

M.O.D. have the song 'Bubble Butt' featured in new US TV series 'Fat Actress', which stars Kirstie Alley. This is based on the comedienne's real-life problems because of her weight. It blends reality and fiction, and is unscripted.

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Guitarist Jon Aaron Quits M.O.D.

Guitarist Jon Aaron has officially quit M.O.D. after completing the group's New Year's Eve shows in Texas. "I am absolutely honored to have played alongside Billy Milano, Scott Sargeant and Danny Burkhardt," Aaron said. "It was my time to move on."

In other news, Aaron's side project GRAVEYARD BBQ are scheduled to release their debut album, entitled "Greatest Hits", in March.

Jon Aaron is continuing to seek members for his new project, tentatively dubbed DILATE. According to Aaron, DILATE will be a group that "brings back substance, songwriting, and new sounds back to extreme heavy music." More information is available at JonAaron.net.

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M.O.D.: Texas Tour Dates Announced

M.O.D. have announced the following dates in late December/early January:

Dec. 31 - HeadHunters - Austin TX
Jan. 01 - Zero's - Corpus Christi, TX

As previously reported, M.O.D.'s video for the track "Wigga" has been made available for download at this location.

"Wigga" comes off M.O.D.'s most recent studio album, "The Rebel You Love to Hate", which was released last year through Nuclear Blast Records. The CD was mixed by frontman Billy Milano and Dan Korneff at Watermusic in Hoboken, New Jersey and mastered at Masterdisk in New York with Roger Lian (Slayer, Powerman 5000).

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Watch Or Download M.O.D.'s "Wigga" Video

You can watch or download the brand new video for "WIGGA" from heavy music legends M.O.D. featuring Billy Milano. (Hi-quality mpeg format video; hi-speed internet recommended)

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