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Metal News for February 20, 2004

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9 news articles posted on this day.

A Message From Great White

As we approach the anniversary date of February 20, 2003, words will not now, nor will they ever, begin to express the sorrow we are all feeling. Although it has been a year, we are all only at the beginning of the healing process. We will always fondly remember our friends that we lost, as will as our band member and brother Ty Longley. To everyone that was affected, by this terrible tragedy, we send our love, prayers and encouragement.

Jack Russell & Great White

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Official Lineup For Ozzfest 2004 Announced

Ozzfest's ninth incarnation kicks off July 10 in Hartford, Connecticut and will find Ozzy Osbourne sharing the main stage with Judas Priest, reunited with longtime singer Rob Halford; Slayer; Norwegian black metal sextet Dimmu Borgir; Black Label Society; and Superjoint Ritual, fronted by Pantera's Phil Anselmo. Fans voting on www.ozzfest.com helped choose the second-stage bands, which include Slipknot (headline the second stage), Hatebreed, Lamb of God, Atreyu, Bleeding Through, Lacuna Coil, Every Time I Die and Unearth. Additional artists are expected to be announced later. (UPDATE: God Forbid is also listed on the official Ozzfest site)

Twenty-six cities are scheduled for the trek, which starts on the East Coast, heads west to California, then takes the southern route back to wrap up in West Palm Beach, Florida, on September 4. Tickets go on sale February 28.

Ozzfest tour dates, according to its publicists: More...

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Fecal Corpse Drummer Departs, Seek Replacement

New York grinders FECAL CORPSE have departed with drummer Eddie "Limpy" Meekins (RESIN/SARIN'S GIFT). The band are looking for replacements for recording an upcoming split and full album, as well as playing shows in the New York and tri-state area. Interested parties should contact frontman Eddie at drachnor@optonline.net.

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Ozzy Had Bad Premonition Before Crash

The Sun reports that during a television interview, Ozzy Osbourne revealed how he had a grim premonition minutes before the quad bike accident that nearly killed him. "The last thing I remember is getting on the bike with something like 'bad move' in my mind. I felt something really bad’s going to happen. I thought, 'Oh sh**’."

Read the full article at The Sun.

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Apartment 26 Post Video For "Give Me More" Online

Apartment 26 have posted the video for their new single "Give Me More" online, you can view it over at their official website, www.apartment26.com. The bands new album "Music For The Massive" will see a release through Atlantic on February 24th

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Taproot Choose Producer For New Album

Taproot have chosen producer Michael Beinhorn (Soundgarden, Korn) to helm their upcoming new album which they will begin recording shortly. The group have been busily working on new material for it as of late, most notably spending some time in Chicago, IL writing with Billy Corgan of Smashing Pumpkins/Zwan fame. A release later this year through Velvet Hammer Music/Atlantic is expected

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Listen To Zombie Apocalypse Cover Guns N Roses

Zombie Apocalypse's cover of Guns N' Roses' "Welcome To The Jungle" has been posted online in mp3 format and can be heard here. The track is taken from the forthcoming Guns N' Roses tribute album, "Bring You To Your Knees: A Tribute To Guns N' Roses", which will be released through Law Of Inertia on March 23rd. The outing will also feature covers done by The Dillinger Escape Plan, Unearth, Eighteen Visions, God Forbid, Haste and many more

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Listen To 36 Crazyfists' New Album Online

You can now hear all of the tracks from 36 Crazyfists' upcoming new album "A Snow Capped Romance" online here. The album will see a release through Roadrunner/Island/Def Jam on March 16th

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Clutch, C.O.C. And Others On High Times Comp CD

CLUTCH, CORROSION OF CONFORMITY, UNIDA and THE HIDDEN HAND are among the artists appearing on the forthcoming High Times Records compilation album, "High Volume", due on May 4.

"High Volume" (view cover here) track listing:

01. GAS GIANT – "Too Stoned"
02. BAD WIZARD - "So Bad"
03. CLUTCH - "Willie Nelson"
04. NEBULA - "The Void"
05. THE HIDDEN HAND - "Falconstone"
06. UNIDA - "Left Us To Mold"
07. ORANGE GOBLIN - "No Law"
08. SUPLECS - "Cities Of The Dead"
09. HIGH ON FIRE - "To Cross The Bridge"
10. SEA OF GREEN - "High For The Ride"
11. THE FORMULA - "Hello To Oblivion"
12. CORROSION OF CONFORMITY - "It Is That Way"
13. THE MYSTICK KREWE OF CLEARLIGHT - "Ride Out"
14. BOTTOM - "NADAsoul"

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