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Metal News for April 1, 2006

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Sabbath To Search For New Singer on Rock Star

Citing Ozzy’s reluctance to record a new album with Black Sabbath, the rest of the band has decided to sign on for the third season of Rock Star. Season one featured INXS and the current season features a “supergroup” called Supernova, including Tommy Lee, Jason Newsted and Gilby Clarke.

Guitarist Dave Navarro and actress Brooke Burns will return as the show's hosts. Navarro promises appearances from Judas Priest, Marilyn Manson, Disturbed and Supernova during the competition.

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"Best of" Metal Photo Gallery Posted

In our almost five years covering great metal bands, we've had the chance to meet and witness many great bands, people and our idols in person. I've prepared this photo gallery of some of the best photographs of those bands and moments. These guys rock and surely you can see why. Just check out the gallery.


Update on the April Fool's Gallery: Of course no disrespect was meant by posting some of the odd pictures we've taken over the years. Most are nothing more than an odd look or pose, whether looking away from the camera, looking like a deer in the headlights, caught in a weird pose or just looking so extreme that it's humorous. The photos didn't make the cut for the real photo gallery, but I put them away for something silly like this April Fool's gallery. These guys really do rock and we've enjoyed covering them all. \m/

The photos will remain online for posterity, however.

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New Hope For Black Metal

Only once in a decade do we witness art of such proportions. The music of this black metal superband has been circulating the underground scenes for a few years now but it wasn't until the kindred spirits of MTV declared them " a landmark in black metal history" that IMPALED NORTHERN MOONFOREST started selling millions and millions of albums worldwide.

Upon listening to their awe-inspiring music, it is impossible to overlook the sublime interlocking of artwork, lyrics and song composition. And yet, it only took them a few hours to record and mix this exquisite material and fine example of what true black metal should sound like. When asked what is the main inspiration behind the raw lyrics, mainman Seth replies: "We don't want to limit our fans' perception, we want everyone to interpret our lyrics for themselves". Rather elusive, but oh, so wise.

Unfortunately, the mp3 are currently unavailable on their website but do check back at a later time. In the meantime, I strongly encourage you to visit the About and Fanstuff sections. Behold the KVLT art.

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RIAA Sues Deaf Woman For Downloading Music

In a new low, the RIAA are reportedly suing a 77 year old Nebraska woman for downloading music files to her computer. However, Edna Springer claims she does not know how to download music online and furthmore has no need to since she was born completely deaf.

That's not stopping the RIAA, however. They continue to use hardball tactics to get her to settle for a reported $12,000.00, an amount that Edna has never even earned in a year's salary, much less could afford on her retirement.

A spokesperson for the RIAA had this to say: "Ms. Springer has violated the rights of hundreds of music artists and corporations around the world and needs to pay them for their work that she stole. Our methods leave no room for error, and we know that she has downloaded at least 540 songs. What she does with them is not our concern. She has broken the law and violated copyrights of our clients."

Ms. Springer has been widowed for 20 years and does not have relatives or friends who use her computer, only a dog.

An initial hearing is scheduled for May 15, 2006.

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Metalunderground.com To Cover Nu-Metal Exclusively

Official Press Release:

In light of nu-metal's recent death and newfound underground status by most bands who play it or are just beginning to play it, we proudly present the new nu-Metalunderground.com. Metalunderground.com will be devoting all of its resources to promoting this once-loved genre starting tomorrow, April 2, 2006. Bands such as Korn, Slipknot, Limp Bizkit, Godsmack and others will still be covered, probably even more than usual.

"With metalcore, hardcore and most forms of metal back on the rise, there is only one worthy place to dedicate all of our resources," commented the sites owner, known only as "deathbringer." "The other upside is that we can weed out all of those whiners who only want "real metal" or "underground" news now and we'll be supporting what we truly love...until emo goes back underground at least."

A new site desgin with a more nu-metal feel will be forthcoming. Thank you for your time and patronage.

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Danzig Unveils Reality Show, Announces Tour

His ego still reeling from being leveled by North Side Kings singer Danny Marianinho nearly two years ago (a working video link can be found on Google Videos), Glenn Dazig has reportedly inked a deal with an undisclosed TV network for a new reality show. The show seems to be a combination of "Battle for Ozzfest" and "The Contender," in that Danzig is offering up a supporting spot on this year's tour to the band who can field a member that can knock him out in the [boxing] ring.

Bands rumored to be involved in this competition include:

Drowning Pool
The Esoteric
Avenged Sevenfold
Fear Before The March Of Flames
Sicks Deep
Paria
Glassjaw
Atreyu

And of course North Side Kings

Bands apparently were under the impression that this would be a musical competition like "Battle For Ozzfest." Atreyu and Avengend Sevenfold, who are rumored to have been heavily recruited by the show organizers and Danzig himself.

"They've leveraged every possible thing they can, from touring restrictions to a hefty fine for breaking the contract, so once we found out what this [show] was really about, we were already trapped," said Avenged Sevenfold frontman M. Shadows. It's all about stroking [Glenn] Danzig's ego. I mean, why else would he was a bunch of young metalcore and emo bands on here?"

"Well, we should still get some good exposure out of the TV time. We hope they play some of our music at least," said Dan, from Atreyu. "I'll be taking one for the team here. It's ok, we're all used to getting beat up anyway," he reflected, almost to himself.

Danny Marianinho commented as well. "I knew what the score was when we got the call. He's probably been working out for the past two years, hardly touring at all. I feel sorry for those other bands, but I'm not worried for myself. I know it'll still only takes one punch and he'll crumble like a broken toy."

Danzig had only swearing to offer after apparently being offended by an intial question asking if he was trying to boost his ego.

Guns N Roses are said to have been tapped for the show's theme song, having re-recorded a version of "Get In The Ring" with guest vocals by Danzig.

Fittingly, this year's tour has also been renamed "The Blackest Eye" tour. Show network and times and tour dates to be announced shortly.

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