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Metal News for March 24, 2002

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8 news articles posted on this day.

Brick Bath Do Abrasive Rock

Brick Bath have been confirmed to perform at the Abrasive Rock festival on August 3rd at the Capitol Theater in Olympia, Washington. Also confirmed are reunited Los Angeles thrashers Hirax, now featuring former Dark Angel guitarist Jim Durkin, and The Sabians (ex-members of Sleep).

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Korn Aren't Untouchable

Korn aren't doing too much advance press for their upcoming new album, Untouchables, because they don't want the media posting the disc online. "Our albums have been leaked so many times from journalists getting [advance] CDs," frontman Jonathan Davis says. "We decided to cut it off, and people will [hear Untouchables] when the album comes out." Sounds pretty pointless to me - the albums will still find their way online and Untouchables will get little press.

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Ozzfest 2002 US Tour Dates Announced

The itinerary for Ozzfest 2002 has been released, and it seems that it kicks off with the show nearest me in Bristow, Virginia. I skipped out on last year's, but think I'll be going to this one. The bands confirmed are Ozzy, System of a Down, Civilian (ex-Rage Against the Machine with Chris Cornell of Soundgarden), P.O.D., Drowning Pool, Adema, Black Label Society, Rob Zombie, Meshuggah, Apex Theory, Lost Prophets, Pulse Ultra, and Neurotica with Flaw, Mushroomhead, 3rd Strike, Otep, Seether, Glassjaw, Used, Soil, Ill Nino, and Chevelle splitting the tour in half.

The entire press release and tour dates can be found here: More...

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Daily Interviews

Agonia War'zine has a pair of new interviews with the following bands:

  • Ravager

  • The Crown

And Electric Basement interviews Larry Cottle, who was once (and briefly) a member of Black Sabbath.

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Caliban US Tour Planned

Caliban will be touring the US from July 5 to July 26 with A Life Once Lost, Victory artists Dead To Fall, and The Red Chord. Dates available soon.

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Daily Reviews

Metal Reviews has another eight reviews this week:

  • Belladonna - Belladonna

  • Falconer - Chapters From a Vale Forlorn

  • Hughes Turner Project - HTP

  • Molly Hatchet - Kingdom of XII

  • Montany - New Born Day

  • Motorhead - Hammered

  • Terry Brock - Back To Eden

  • Vision Divine - Send Me An Angel

And Agonia War'zine has the following reviews:

  • Agmen (Breath Of Night | Merciless Records)
  • Animus Heriliis (Drakkar)
  • Anaal Nathrakh (Mordgrimm Records)
  • Grabnebelfürsten (Ketzer/Beverina)
  • Houwitser LP (Osmose Productions)
  • Jesus Anal Penetration | Oni (Dead By Down Records)
  • Kill 7"EP (Evil Never Dies Production)
  • Lucifugum (Chanteloup Creations)
  • NunSlaughter (Hell Attacks Records)
  • Pessimist (Lost Disciple Records)
  • Scariot (self-financed)
  • The Forgotten | Rigor sardonicus split 7"EP (Paragon Intl. Rekords)
  • Winterblut (Self- financed)
  • Za Frumi (Waerloga Records)

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Headline News

Led Zeppelin Sue Atlantic Records over Royalties

Over 30 years after Jerry Wexler signed them to the label, Led Zeppelin are suing Atlantic Records for copyright infringement, according to Rock's Back Pages. Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, John Paul Jones, and the heirs of late drummer John Bonham contend that the U.S. label has refused to pay increased royalty fees — currently almost four times the amount specified when the contract was signed — on 42 Zeppelin songs from the band's first five albums. If an agreement is reached, the settlement will likely run in the millions.

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Danny Leaves Anathema

Daniel Cavanagh has left Britain's Anathema, according to a statement from the guitarist posted at the group's official web site.

"I suppose it's time to tell you this now... I have left Anathema for various resons," said Cavanagh on the official Anathema site. "The best reason is because I now play songs with Duncan Patterson and Michael Moss in Antimatter. This is a good situation and I want you all to know that I am much happier doing this. There is a lot less tension and pressure and there is no "frontman". Our songs are going to be very good, and a lot closer to the true Anathema of Alternative 4, Eternity and songs like "Temporary Peace..." The other guys will carry on without me and I say good luck to them, though I feel a change of name would be more appropriate as they are now a totally different band altogether! You'll hear from us soon..."

The brother to guitarist/vocalist Vincent Cavanagh, Daniel was one of the founding members of Anathema and considered by many of the group's fans to be virtually irreplaceable.

No announcement has yet been made by the rest of the group—Vincent Cavanagh, drummer John Douglas and keyboardist Les Smith—with regards to Anathema's future plans or the exact reasons behind the split, which appear to be largely rooted in the age-old “musical differences”.

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