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Metal News for February 16, 2004

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7 news articles posted on this day.

3 Inches Of Blood MP3 For Download

Recently signed to Roadrunner Records, THREE INCHES OF BLOOD have put a new demo track online, which you can download in mp3 format here.

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SOiL To Be Fourth Band On Headbangers Ball Tour

The 4th band for the upcoming Headbanger's Ball Tour with HATEBREED, DAMAGEPLAN, and DROWNING POOL, will be SOIL.

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Opeth Have Found Their Identity

Having grown up on a diet of classic and death metal, Opeth leaned toward the darker side initially, although repeated listens to prog rock led to a combination of the two. "It took us a couple of years to find a musical identity," guitarist Peter Lindgren tells Omar Perez of Orlando Weekly. "Prog rock taught us that a song can be 15 minutes long and doesn't have to have a classical structure, and that it can be an adventure."

Read the full article at Orlando Weekly.

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Nonpoint Finish Mixing New Album

A source close to the band has revealed to SMNnews.com that NONPOINT have finished mixing their new album with Andy and Jason Beiler. A record deal has not yet been signed, but one will come soon and a tour to follow.

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Wes Scantlin of Puddle Of Mudd Slams Fred Durst

In an interview with Canada's Chart magazine, PUDDLE OF MUDD frontman Wes Scantlin unleashed on LIMP BIZKIT frontman Fred Durst.

"He doesn't write our songs, he doesn't produce our songs, he doesn't do anything for us. He doesn't do our videos anymore. He doesn't do anything for this band," Wes said. He added, "I don't know what he's doing, I don't know what the guy's like. All I know is that he's like Mr. Hollywood guy, Mr. Celebrity. Like, 'I don't hang out with anybody except Hollywood celebrities'. Every single fucking interview I've ever fucking done, I get asked about that fucking guy. I don't have anything against him, but I haven't talked to the guy in a fucking year and a half. And for me to do interviews all the time and be asked about this certain individual... People thinks he writes music with me or something. He does not do that. I just don't get it. We have nothing in common. He doesn't even call us, he has his assistant call us to congratulate us on our record. Yeah, that's how pathetic he is."

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In Flames Post New Video Online

The official German IN FLAMES fan site In-Flames.de has posted the video for the group's new single, "The Quiet Place". Download it here (.mpg, file size: 33.9 MB). Also available for download from the same site is a complete recording of IN FLAMES' appearance at Popstad 2004, taped this past Friday (Feb. 13) in Jönköping, Sweden. Check it out here.

"The Quiet Place" clip was helmed by acclaimed director Patric Ullaeus (DIMMU BORGIR, MNEMIC, LACUNA COIL, WITHIN TEMPTATION, PASSENGER) and was shot at The Revolver Ranch and at different locations/sets in Gothenburg, Sweden. Pick-up shots were made in New York. The clip will be made available on the "The Quiet Place" enhanced CD, due on March 1.

"The Quiet Place" comes off IN FLAMES' forthcoming album, "Soundtrack To Your Escape", due in North America on April 6 through Nuclear Blast Records. The CD will arrive in Europe one week earlier (March 29).

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Hell On Earth To Feature "Consensual Cannibalism"

Industrial rock band HELL ON EARTH will attempt to extend their 15 minutes of fame by featuring "consensual cannibalism" during their Saturday, March 6 performance at the first annual Sun N' Steel Metalfest in Pinellas Park, FL. Bandleader Billy Tourtelot was quoted as saying, "I haven't eaten human meat before, so it will be interesting to see what it tastes like. I understand it is quite a delicacy in some cultures."

Tourtelot went on to say that they plan to give their fans a chance to taste some of the disturbing cuisine. "We're having an online contest on www.hellonearth.net. The winner will get to play 'food critic for a day' by tasting the human meat during our show followed by his or her commentary to the audience regarding how it tastes."

The event, the first annual Sun N' Steel Metalfest, is a two-day festival that will feature over 50 extreme bands from around the world, including BODY COUNT, TESTAMENT and PRONG.

HELL ON EARTH made worldwide headlines a few weeks ago when they promised to broadcast the suicide of a terminally ill fan during an Oct. 4, 2003 concert in St. Petersburg. The band played that night, but no suicide was reported. The group's follow-up gig on Oct. 12 at the Liar's Club in Tampa attracted a whopping 20 fans, according to a report published in The Tampa Tribune.

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