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Metal News for February 21, 2004

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11 news articles posted on this day.

Blessing The Hogs Sign To Goodfellow Records

San Francisco, CA's BLESSING THE HOGS, featuring Billy Anderson (studio wizard who has worked with the likes of MELVINS, MR. BUNGLE, BRUTAL TRUTH, HIGH ON FIRE, FANTOMAS, KISS IT GOODBYE, NEUROSIS, EYEHATEGOD, UNSANE, SICK OF IT ALL, and many more) among their lineup, have decided to sign officially with Goodfellow Records, who released their previous successful album, "The Poisoning," in late 2002.

Here's a statement from BLESSING THE HOGS regarding this decision: More...

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Summary/Misc

Site Watch

  • Metalbite has updated with 50 new reivews and 25 interviews

  • Smother.net has another 50 or so reviews as well as new interviews and contests and such.

  • Bushmado has a few new reviews as well as an interview

  • And Pivotal Rage has some more reviews as well

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Imperial Sodomy Recording Second Album

IMPERIAL SODOMY (grinding death metal) is recording the second full length album entitled 'Demolished'. The band are currently seeking a label for this release.

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Candiria's 'The Nameless King' Online

CANDIRIA have posted a preview of their new song "The Nameless King" on their officail site, Candiriamusic.com. Check it out here.

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Entering The Studio, With Or Without You

With Or Without You will be heading into the studio next week to begin laying down tracks for their debut EP for Martyr. Extensive touring will be following this release, which we expect to see Late Spring.

Their upcoming tour dates so far are as follows: More...

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Snoop Dog To Tweak Performance For Rock On Tour

While this tour is going being branded as "A Metal Tour" (for obvious reasons), Snoop Dogg will be tweaking his performance a bit for a rock audience.

"I got me a band now, the Snoopadelics, who I've been rollin' with for the past year, and it's makin' me feel like I need to be a little more in that direction," he said. "That's why I jumped on this tour faster than any rap tour that was offered to me. I wanted to do something that was different and big and could change the face of the game, and Projekt Revolution is the next level."

All three acts hope to collaborate onstage throughout the cross-country trek.

Of course we gonna come together," Snoop said. "Why not? We're already out there together. If they're onstage and I'm on the side watching, I want to be onstage. I just love the game like that. And there might be a song of mine that they might like ... and we might just have to say, 'I'll save this song for y'all to play on.' "

The Projekt Revolution tour will run from July 23 to September 6. Exact cities and dates are still being finalized.

Read the full article at MTV.com.

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Upcoming Lifend Gigs

Italian metal band Lifend has a few upcoming gigs, listed below: More...

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Sharon Osbourne On Ozzfest: "We Are Not Gay!"

About the uncommonly heavy lineup of this year’s Ozzfest, Sharon Osbourne commented to Reuters: "It's harder than hard, and my God, is it ugly," Sharon Osbourne said of the testosterone-fuelled lineup. When asked about the absence of more melodic, alternative rock acts, she said, "We're not gay!"

As the laughter died down, Rob Halford, the openly gay frontman for heavy metal veterans Judas Priest piped up behind her, "I am."

"And proud," Sharon Osbourne said amid the renewed merriment.

As previously reported, Ozzfest 2004 has confirmed the following lineup, with more acts scheduled to participate:

Main Stage: OZZY OSBOURNE, JUDAS PRIEST, SLAYER, DIMMU BORGIR, SUPERJOINT RITUAL and BLACK LABEL SOCIETY.

Second Stage: SLIPKNOT, HATEBREED and LAMB OF GOD, with rotating guests ATREYU, BLEEDING THROUGH, LACUNA COIL, EVERYTIME I DIE, UNEARTH and GOD FORBID.

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Jagermeister Music Tour Announces Opening Acts

The opening acts have been announced for this year's Jagermeister Music Tour featuring SLIPKNOT, FEAR FACTORY and CHIMAIRA. The openers and dates are as follows: More...

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Brides of Destruction TV Appearances

BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION are set to release their debut Here Come the Brides March 9 on Sanctuary Records. Buzzing at radio with the first single "Shut The F**k Up," The Brides will make their U.S. television performance debut Monday, March 8 on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. The same night, they will appear on the live, nationally syndicated radio show Rockline at 8:30 PM Pacific/11:30 PM Eastern. On the day of their album's release--Tuesday, March 9--the band have confirmed a live in-store performance at Tower Records in Los Angeles (Sunset Boulevard). They'll follow this one week later with a Monday, March 15 performance on The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn.

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Twisted Tower Dire Ready New Album and Covers

TWISTED TOWER DIRE has spent the past year preparing material for a follow-up to 2003's Crest of the Martyrs . The album will be produced by Matt Crooks, Twisted Tower Dire and Eike Freese. It is to be released roughly in the middle of the year on Remedy Records. Some new song titles include "Starshine", "Tales of Submission", "Netherworlds", and "Casualties of the Cruel." "Martyrs" was the number 2 album of the year editor pick at Electricbasement.com and one track off the album, "At Night", appears on the Electricbasement.com Presents...High Voltage Rock On The Upsurge 2-CD compilation.

Meanwhile, they band have also been recording covers for several projects. They recently recorded a version of BLACK SABBATH's "Glory Ride" (from The Eternal Idol album) for inclusion on a Black Sabbath tribute album to be released by Cleopatra Records. Also, Midwest Metal's tribute to Schenker-era UFO Spaced Out, featuring Twisted Tower Dire performing "Give Her the Gun" among other bands, will be released April 15th. The band have also recorded a cover of "Shoot You in the Back" for Remedy Record's Motömorphösis - A Tribute To MOTORHEAD Part II which was released late last year.

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