Metal News for February 18, 2007
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IRON BEARD is not the name of an upcoming B-rated flick starring one of the guys from Cheech N Chong. No, this young, upstart metal acts hails all the way from The Rhondda Valleys, South Wales. The band consists of drummer, Richard (Dicky) Mears, bassist Luke Jones, guitarist Nathan Morgan, and Julian Dickman on vocals. They blend a multitude of different heavy music sounds that certainly stays clear of the extreme metal expression dominated by over the top blast beat dramatics and keyboard synth'd out calamity you hear being produced by so many countless metal acts today. No, this band strips it down, much like New Orlean's Down has been doing it all these years and are still kicking everyone in the nuts. They seem to have their heads on straight for the shady and outright scandalous doings of the record business with a positive vibe that emanates from the fact that these cats just like to throw it down for the love it. I'm pleased to bring you all this ever-so-worldly Q&A with their bass player, Luke Jones. More...
As of February 14, Tool has officially been listed as one of the headliners for the 2007 Bonnaroo Music and Arts festival. Over the past few months, there has been much debate as to whether the four piece, metal power house would actually be among the headliners at this years festival. Rumors regarding Tool’s attendance of the three day long music festival were sparked when Trey Anastasio (lead singer of the Vermont based jam band Phish) stated in a Rolling Stones interview late last year that “Tool is the most psychedelic band around… they should headline Bonnaroo 2007.” Both the official Bonnaroo and Tool websites released the lineup on Valentines Day, giving anxious Tool fans and Bonnaroo hopefuls an ultimate answer.