Metal News for March 16, 2002
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8 news articles posted on this day.
Bloodstock 02 has recently confirmed Threshold and Biomechanical for their line-up this year. This brings the roster up to seven bands including:
Balance of Power
Return to the Sabbat
A furious war of words has broken out between S.O.D. bandmates SCOTT IAN and BILLY MILANO. Milano fired the first shots on the website metal-sludge.com by calling the guitarist the ‘living descendent of the bloodline that betrayed Christ. No loyalty-selfish-arrogant rock star. Dimebag wannabe’. Ian responded by claiming this was typical of what he ‘does best. Burning bridges’. And Milano then upped the abuse by calling Ian ‘a douchebag’. He has also now rounded on S.O.D. drummer Charlie Benante by stating: ‘be glad Charlie that your wife had a kid before she met you, because I’m gonna kick you so hard in your c**t your mother will cry’. All of this started when Milano claimed that Ian and Benante hadn’t given due credit to S.O.D. bassist Dan Lilker for his role in the early days of Anthrax, who originally featured Ian, Benante and Lilker.
Mike Patton ended Tomahawk’s show at the Astoria in London on Sunday night by pissing on security guards at the front of the stage. Allegedly, Patton was upset that he’d been hassled earlier in the evening by the venue’s security.
Former Fear Factory frontman Burton C. Bell has spoken about his decision to quit the band, leading to their decision to split up. Here’s his full statement: More...
Kittie, My Ruin, Flaw and Skinlab will team up later this month for a US tour called, pleasantly enough, ‘F**k Your Label’. It will carry on until June.
US metallers Dredg will release their first album for Interscope in the summer. It’s called ‘El Cielo’, which is Spanish for ‘The Sky’.
Metal Rules has a few new interviews:
- Blind Guardian - At The Opera With Hansi Kürsch (March 2002)
- Slayer's Kerry King -Interviewed in Finland on the "Tattoo The Planet" tour. (March 2002)
- Eddie Trunk Industry Profile - WNEW's: Heavy Metal DJ Talks about the Radio Business (Feb 2002)
- Spitfire Records Industry Report with Label VP Dennis Clapp (Feb 2002)
- Warmen - Children of Bodom keyboardist goes solo (Feb 2002)
Blistering.com has a couple new reviews:
The PRP has three new ones:
And Metal Rules has a ton (too many to list here) of new reviews for the month of March.