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April Fools! Did We Get You?

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We hope you enjoyed our April fools stories yesterday as much as we did! In our long-standing tradition, we devoted the entire day to fake news and spoofs. We had fun writing them despite the fact that we can't really fool most of you in our tenth year of the tradition, even when we start off with some very plausible (yet fake) stories. Many thanks to those of you resisted blurting out “April Fools!” In case you missed them, you can read yesterday's April Fools stories here.

I had fun reading all of them, as well as the comments, but here are a couple particular stories I want to talk about briefly:

Thanks to Alestorm for playing along and spreading the word of our April Fools that they were kicked off of Paganfest. With their help, the story spread so quickly that our server could not handle the load for a while.

Our Behemoth story seemed a little too believable despite the talk of "Spiritual Conflict" and Nergal's previous statements following his recovery, and we apologize for any confusion this story may have created. Behemoth has not dropped off the Decibel tour and we're very much looking forward to seeing Nergal back in action on this tour ourselves..

To those who got all worked up about it, we've been doing this for a LONG time now. The bands that get spoofed are mostly ones that we like and the others are just easy targets. And sometimes the stories practically write themselves! It's all in good fun, and no harm is intended.

If you'd like to check out our past years' April Fools stories, you can do so at the links below:

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21 Comments on "April Fools! Did We Get You?"

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1. Ev writes:

Had me going for a bit lol

# Apr 2, 2012 @ 1:27 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. pinto_beans writes:

And of course a small flood of unknowns that don't seem to possess any kind of funny bone. There's a lot of things I despise but even I still at least have room for humor!

Regardless, I still enjoyed this year's stories!

NP: "Lulu" in its entirety

# Apr 2, 2012 @ 1:57 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. CROMCarl writes:

Captain Bowes Rules!!!

# Apr 2, 2012 @ 5:49 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. I'm not Jesus Christ writes:

Quoting Samuel L. Jackson in Pulp Fiction: yes you did!

# Apr 2, 2012 @ 9:24 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. Dasher10 writes:

People are still arguing over my fake Megadeth story. Epic win.

# Apr 2, 2012 @ 10:57 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. Jenny writes:

Compared to others years, the articles weren't as humorous this time. Even so, not bad. I say the Sabaton one was my favorite, as that was played very well, and ALMOST had me ;p

# Apr 2, 2012 @ 12:37 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. Jenny writes:

*other years

# Apr 2, 2012 @ 12:38 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
Anonymous Reader
8. yauchiejo writes:

You broke the hearts of Beastie Boys fan worldwide. THANKS alot!!!!!!!

# Apr 2, 2012 @ 1:09 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. Diamond Oz writes:

^I wrote the Beastie Boys article and even I'm p***ed off with me for promoting an idea that isn't happening!

We'll try harder next year Jenny :)

# Apr 2, 2012 @ 1:15 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. R10 writes:

You could have sold it a little better Oz by including a reunited Black Flag and Minor Threat. I would pay big bucks to see that!

# Apr 2, 2012 @ 1:23 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. Diamond Oz writes:

I thought about that but decided that saying those bands reunited for the tour would ruin the believability a bit. Trust me, no-one would want to see a Beasties, Bad Brains, Black Flag etc. tour more than me!

# Apr 2, 2012 @ 1:29 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. dmasa writes:

You have to be pretty retarded to fall for any of those stories.

# Apr 2, 2012 @ 2:00 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. WOLF7 writes:

^ Really? Well, one retard here.

Ok, I went for one of them: I did wonder about the Metallica / Fred Durst thing for a moment.

A band that recently created a "masterpiece" with Lou Reed and wanted Hanson to sing the laa la la laa, laa laa laa bit on "Memory Remains" but got Marianne Faithfull instead would most certainly work with Durst, no question.

# Apr 2, 2012 @ 3:31 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. KORNDOGG writes:

There was a little too much Korn bashing this year :)

# Apr 2, 2012 @ 3:58 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. pstevo123 writes:

After going to this site for so many years i have come to learn to avoid this site for the whole day and then read all the April Fools the next day

:D

Now Playing: Bullet Ride - In Flames

# Apr 2, 2012 @ 5:52 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. Jenny writes:

Diamond Oz: Well in truth I just had a bad eye! It appears that I didn't even see most of the articles, ha. Also, I'm usually used to seeing things that are pretty obvious for deliberate laughs, like "Varg To Do Pepsi Commercial" lol. This year it appeared that most of the articles were made in attempt to be more realistic. That said, a good job overall.

# Apr 3, 2012 @ 10:07 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. TheIronMan writes:

I stay away from MU on April Fool's because it makes me cry.

And have I seriously been a here over a year? f***.

# Apr 3, 2012 @ 12:40 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. TheIronMan writes:

EDIT: It's been 2 f***ing years. Jesus.

# Apr 3, 2012 @ 12:41 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
Anonymous Reader
19. khyu writes:

que estupides maduren imbeciles

# Apr 8, 2012 @ 1:44 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. sonictherapy writes:

^^Es una tradicion por aqui cada primero de Abril hacer historias en broma. Si no te gusta, evite el sitio este dia. Nada mas fijate en el dia. Hay que tener un sentido de humor.

# Apr 8, 2012 @ 3:57 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. Elyssia writes:

I was almost really f***in stoked about Joey replacing Bill Ward.. And it's not April Fools anymore.... I'm lame -__-

# Apr 25, 2012 @ 12:06 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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