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Metal News for April 1, 2004

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15 news articles posted on this day.

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Deathbringer Is Dead...

After I was told I was told I was fired from Metalunderground.com I knew what I had to do. I went to his place and we had a little conversation about this. After a few minutes it became a very heated argument, things got a little crazy. At one point Doug (a.k.a. DeathBringer) had slapped me, almost like a pimp would smack his bitches. At that point I flipped shit and beat the hell out of him. After he tried getting up again I knew what I had to do, so i hit him in the head with a frying pan and knocked him unconcious. Then I went to his garage while he was still unconcious and got something very nice, a chainsaw! I took it back in to the house and needless to say, I was going crazy, and I'm pretty sure I'll be in jail by tomorrow but I thought I'd share with you that I murdered Doug. Also, he removed me from the site's database, but after about 10 minutes on his computer I re-instated myself into the database, so I'm back for now bitches!

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Dino Cazares To Take Fear Factory To Court

According to a source close to Dino Cazares he is said to be trying to take Fear Factory to court if they do not give him the rights to use the band's name. He said at one point he was the person who came up with the name for the band and therefore all legal rights to the name should be his. Also, if he wins this battle, he will be seeking a few members for the band to continue with. One person is all but confirmed to be joining him if he wins this battle. That will be Skum, skumlove's vocalist, him and Dino have always been friends, and Dino has played with Skumlove live. This is apparently Dino's way to re-pay Skum so-to-speak. More info on this as it is released!

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Summer Sanitation Tour 2004 Coming Together

Finally an informed source reports that details for this year’s Summer Sanitation Tour 2004 are coming together. The bands expected to play are as follows:

NutPayne
Def Tone Loc
PullMyFinger11
Stinkin Fart
Limp ShitStick
‘Lica

As rap-rock is dead, this year’s tour will hit clubs, particularly seedy ones at that, instead of stadiums. More details to come…

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CorrosiveMind Fired From Metalunderground.com

After a warning about posting about the Darkness, CorrosiveMind posted yet another story about the Darkness not too long ago. After much deliberation and a few drinks to get the courage, the decision was made. Doug, (aka deathbringer) was quoted as saying the following among other incoherent mumbling:

“Goddammit, wtf is this pansy a$$ Darkness glam sh** doing on metalunderground?!?!? I’m gonna kill that sonnuvab**** for posting this sh** again!!! [belches]”

Other offenses included “reasonable discussions” of the merits of Slipknot (we all know that Slipknot is the “best band” that “sucks ass” EVAR, so stfu and DIE MAGGOTS), posting stories moments before I do, thereby invalidating my own efforts, and that awful story about Phil today...RIP.

In order to maintain a respectable level of metal news, we just had to let him go. It’s a shame this had to be done, seeing how the Darkness have now gone Black Metal…

Next up, more details about the Linkin Park, Limp Bizkit and Finger Eleven tour…

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Slayer Officially Break Up

For a while I have been hearing about a Slayer break up, but refused to post anything about it here due to the fact that something this important shouldn't be tossed around until it's confirmed. It has been confirmed and the story is as follows: More...

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Fred Durst Legally Changes Name to fredurst

It was just discovered through a records search on the Internet that Fred Durst has legally changed his name to fredurst. Following the limpbizkit incident, it's expected that he'll think the better of it and change it back shortly.

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Cradle Of Filth Possessed?

CRADLE OF FILTH bassist Dave Pybus has posted the following studio update on the band's official web site:

"It's official... CRADLE OF FILTH are possessed!!! We have now been transformed into zombified pork scratching eating fiends! On my return from a short weekend break, I was instructed NOT to come back unless I brought with me a whole sack of pork scratchings (to those who have no idea what I'm talking about, it's small bags of rock hard fatty pig skin!). The guys were rabid and scoffed the lot like greedy blood-crazed shits! Zombie patrol Vs. Ghoul tools Vs. Tag team tossers! They did taste good though.

On a more serious note: Maybe some of you are wondering how the new record is shaping up. Well, Adrian has completed all drums. I should be done with bass this week too. Dani has started vocals on like 6 or 7 tracks. Paul has nearly completed all his guitars and James has a few songs left to play. Martin... I mean he's well into his keyboards. Everyone is very excited when we get to hear the tracks building up and there is way more variation with the songs. Fast, slow, moody, ultra fast, evil! You know the general theme... HEAVY METAL!!! True and simple. Only CRADLE OF FILTH styleee! We also have the album cover design 99% there and just done a few new t-shirt designs. Visited at the studio by our endorser rep and general superhero Dom Fairbanks!
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Stratovarius 'Sex, Drugs & Rock 'n Roll' Video

Following the recent turmoil, STRATOVARIUS are back in the news. This time Tolkki reveals some details regarding the new single and video from the next album:

"I have always been a huge fan of CRADLE OF FILTH. Their videos are so perfect, (imbued) with strong emotions. I just asked Danny to be the director of our new video and he agreed! Damn that’s fucking great. You'll find a lot of blood and dark atmosphere on that video."

Dark atmosphere but also a lot of sex…

“With Miss K as a singer, it’s impossible to avoid the sex part that you find on COF videos. Miss K will be certainly naked on that video… And I may be as well…"

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In Flames On Immortal Records?

IN FLAMES, who have just released their last album “Soundtrack To Your Escape” and finished out the contract with Nuclear Blast could be signing a deal with the KORN owned label “Immortal” [Epic].

On the official Korn website, Jonathan D. says:

“This band is excellent, in fact their style (of music) is very close to ours. A record deal with my label will be signed very soon. We are already working on some tracks to appear on their next album. We are planning on a duet, Anders and me. . That will be a great mix of Melodeath and Nu Metal yeah…

There are also rumors In Flames will be covering up for Korn on the first part of their US tour. Hardly anyone will notice the difference.

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RIAA Admits To Misrepresenting Statistics

Today, the RIAA admitted to purposefully misrepresenting statistics and misleading the public and media. This comes only days after the findings of a Harvard study that found that music downloading has little impact on music sales.

Spokesperson Amy Weiss was unavailable to comment, presumably fired after her own recent comments. However, spokesperson Jackie Brown made only this brief statement, with luggage in tow:

"The ride's been fun. The cat is out of the bag. Those [bleeped] academics have ruined the fun for everyone again. Farewell."

It is rumored that the degree of misrepresentation is much greater than previously thought. Not only were the RIAA failing to tell us with each claim that music sales had been declining every year for the past ten years (well before downloading of music was an issue), but also that their numbers represented only the sales of actual vinyl record sales, and did not attribute said annual declines in sales to the advent of the 8-track, cassette tape, DAT, CD or DVD, much less an increase in CD prices or the state of the economy.

Buckets of unredeemed winning Pepsi caps in the iTunes contest were found near the incinerator in the abandoned RIAA complex, which are expected to be used to settle any complaints against them. Please contact your lawyer to claim your free music downloads as settlement. It is predicted that CD prices will fall to just under $10 and CD singles to around $2 with noone to defend/represent the price-fixing megacorporations.

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Metallica And Megadeth To Tour In 2005

Metallica are said to be confirmed for a tour in 2005 with Megadeth, Kreator, In Flames, and Bleeding Through as the opening act. Despite past fueds between Metallica and Dave Mustaine all seems to be working out between them now. When approached about this tour James Hetfield had this to say in response:

“All of us here in ‘Tallica are VERY excited about this tour, it will be bringing some of the greatest bands out from the old-school scene together and some new school as well! It will also bring a lot more variety of different crowds to our shows. The thing with Dave(Mustaine) is in the past now, we have all reconciled our differences and moved on. We’re really looking forward to this kick ass tour man! We better see you all out there supporting ‘Tallica and the rest of the guys at all the shows!”

Also, Dave Mustaine had this to say in response to being asked about this tour as well:

“Hey droogies, I have been working on my relationship with all of the guys from Metallica for a few years now. Finally after about 20 years I will be joining them out on tour again. This time with Megadeth instead of playing for Metallica. I am really excited about this tour it has some very talented bands on it, 3 distinguished bands in the metal scene and 2 up-and-coming artists you all will love. I know this may seem far-fetched but it is true, I couldn’t be any happier this tour is going down. I’m sure the tour dates for this tour will be announced by the time this gets out to the press. I hope to see everyone at the venues and am looking forward to hanging out with all of you as well.”

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EyeHateManmadeHornedLamb OfGodForbidHeadSize...

Supergroups are all the rage in metal and this year has one major one we’re looking forward to (assuming Velvet Revolver’s Scott Weiland can’t stay out of jail/rehab). Christian metal band EyeHateLambOfGodForbidHeadSizeSmackFleshDethronedAmongInsectMen are comprised of members past and present from so many bands we won’t even bother trying to name them. Besides, you won’t recognize them anyway because the only other thing cooler than supergroups these days is wearing masks on stage. The band’s debut album, ‘God Complex’ is due out April 15 through Pantheon Records. Some song titles are said to include: “Goddammit”, “God, I Want To Rip Your Throat Out”, “You Really God Me Now”, and “Oh God, You Devil”.

The staff at metalunderground.com are really looking forward to this release and hoping the supergroup will gel with a little more success than last year’s hopefuls GreatWhiteSnakeLionZombie who never saw the release of their album “Wait, Here I Go Again Babe I’m Gonna Leave You (The Agony).”

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Phil Anselmo Found Dead In Bus While On Tour

I for one am shocked and saddened by this next post, as I am an extremely huge fan of Pantera and Down. It is truly a sad day for all of Phil's fans. R.I.P. Phil, you will be missed dearly!

Today will be remembered forever for all Pantera, Superjoint Ritual and Down fans. Lead singer Phillip Anselmo was found dead today. The discovery was made on-board the Superjoint Ritual bus in route to Atlanta‘s show from Tampa Florida. Apparently by Rex and Hank Williams III. They stated that they found him with a syringe sticking out of his right arm. Also, the toxicology report from the coroner said "no narcotics other then marijuana were found in his system at the time of autopsy." They also stated later in the report they found extremely high amounts of glucose in his blood stream. That only leads one to believe Phil must‘ve mistaken brown sugar for heroin he attempted to purchase in his hometown. Official cause of death was heart failure, apparently the sugar must've gotten into his heart and clogged the main arteries and therefore the heart failed to work.

We expect a date and time and place for the viewing to be released soon, and as soon as it is it will be made available to everyone right here.

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Amen Added To Brides Of Destruction Tour

AMEN have been announced as one of the two support acts for the upcoming BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION tour. Dates announced are as follows:

April 30 - Clifton Park, NY - Northern Lights
May 1 - Springfield, VA – Jaxx
May 2 - Norfolk, VA - The NorVa
May 3 - Baltimore, MD - Thunderdome
May 5 - New York, NY - CBGB's
May 6 - Boston, MA - Paradise Rock Club
May 7 - Hartford, CT - Webster Theatre/Underground
May 8 - Sayreville, NJ - Starland Ballroom
May 9 - Philadelphia, PA - The Trocadero/Balcony Bar
May 11 - Toronto, ON - Opera House
May 12 - Pittsburgh, PA - Mr. Smalls Fun House
May 13 - Cleveland, OH - Odeon Concert Club
May 14 - Detroit, MI - Majestic Theatre
May 15 - Chicago, IL – Metro

More dates to be announced.

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More Killswitch, In Flames, As I Lay Dying Dates

More dates have been announced for the IN FLAMES / KILLSWITCH ENGAGE / AS I LAY DYING tour. Here are all of the confirmed dates:

May 03 - 2004 Clutch Cargos Pontiac, MI
May 04 - 2004 Vic TheatreChicago, IL
May 05 - 2004 The Quest Minneapolis, MN
May 06 - 2004 Pop's Sauget, IL
May 07 - 2004 The Beaumont Club Kansas City, MO
May 08 - 2004 Ogden Theatre Denver, CO
May 10 - 2004 Showbox Seattle, WA
May 11 - 2004 Commodore Ballroom Vancouver, BC
May 12 - 2004 Roseland Portland, OR
May 13 - 2004 Warfield Theatre San Francisco, CA
May 14 - 2004 The Wiltern LG Los Angeles, CA
May 15 - 2004 Soma San Diego, CA
May 16 - 2004 Cajun House Scottsdale, AZ
May 18 - 2004 The Back Room Austin, TX
May 19 - 2004 The Meridian Houston, TX
May 21 - 2004 Masquerade - Atlanta Atlanta, GA
May 22 - 2004 House Of Blues - Orlando Lake Buena Vista, FL
May 23 - 2004 Tremont Music Hall Charlotte, NC
May 24 - 2004 9:30 Club Washington, DC
May 25 - 2004 Bogarts Cincinnati, OH
May 26 - 2004 Agora Theatre Cleveland, OH
May 27 - 2004 Electric Factory Philadelphia, PA
May 28 - 2004 Palladium Worcester, MA
May 29 - 2004 The Medley Montreal, QC
May 30 - 2004 Koolhaus Toronto
June 01 - 2004 Roseland Ballroom New York, NY

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