Metal News for February 27, 2003
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MINISTRY mainman Al Jourgensen has confessed that he has never heard a LIMP BIZKIT song, despite recording a track for their new album "Bipolar".
"I've never heard a LIMP BIZKIT song," Jourgensen told Britain's Metal Hammer. "I'm doing a track on the album because I met Fred Durst and he offered to do my back piece because he used to be a tattooist before he was in a band. I still haven't heard a song by LIMP BIZKIT!"
In addition to Jourgensen, the upcoming CD will feature guest appearances from former HELMET frontman Page Hamilton and KORN guitarist Brian "Head" Welch, among others.
"Fred's like the white P. Diddy," Jourgensen continued. "He recognizes talent and puts it together."
The Haunted frontman Marco Aro has branded as "total bullshit" quotes attributed to him in a recent interview with Finland's Kaista, according to an Earache Records spokesperson.
Aro, who was quoted by Kaista as saying that "Earache are lying to us all the time" regarding album sales, is claiming that the band are "very happy right now" with their relationship with Earache and insists that "the level of communication [between the band and the label] right now is the best it has ever been," according to the Earache spokesperson.
"We don't discuss our business dealings in public, but Earache never told us we only sold 1,000 units in the U.S. — that's plain ridiculous," the singer reportedly added.
[For the record, THE HAUNTED's "The Haunted Made Me Do It" has sold 14,658 copies in the U.S., according to Nielsen Soundscan, while the live album, "Live Rounds In Tokyo", has shifted 3,139 units so far.]
"With the DVD, of course things could always be done better with hindsight but its number one in the Swedish charts. How can anyone be unhappy with that?!!" said Aro.
"Earache worked really hard for us with 'One Kill Wonder'. They did a great job and the chart positions all over the world speak for themselves," the singer reportedly concluded.
Blistering.com has several new reviews of late:
- Evergreen Terrace - Buried Alive By Time
- Various Artists - Contaminated 5.0
- Thine - In Therapy
- Symphony X - The Odyssey
- Strapping Young Lad - SYL
- Grave - Back From The Grave
Hirax are writing songs for the new album, tentatively titled: "The New Age Of Terror" and have just been confirmed to appear at this year's 'Bang Your Head' festival in Germany.