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Metal News for April 4, 2002

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6 news articles posted on this day.

Slayer Do Roskilde Festival

Slayer are the latest addition to the bill for the Roskilde Festival, which happens from June 27-30. They join the likes of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Rammstein, HIM and Millencolin.

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My Dying Keyboardist

My Dying Bride have recruited a new keyboard player. She’s Sarah Stanton, who replaces Yasmin Ahmed who felt she couldn’t give the time commitment the band required.

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Adema And Soil Get Upgraded in London

The London show on the Adema/Soil/Skindred tour has now been upgraded from the Mean Fiddler to the Astoria. The date remains April 15 and previously purchased tickets are valid.

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Manson Is A Party Monster

Marilyn Manson is to play the role of ‘Christina’ in the new movie ‘Party Monster’, which goes into production later this month. The film’s set in the New York night club scene of two decades ago, and tells the story of scenester Michael Alig, who boasted on TV that he’d killed his roommate and drug dealer, Angela Mendez.

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Zombie Fills Main Stage At Ozzfest, More

Rob Zombie has taken the nod to fill the slot vacated by the
Chris Cornell/Rage Against the Machine band on the Ozzfest main stage this summer. Zombie maintains, though, that he will still put on a stripped down show that he has been wanting to do for a while now. He recently commented in the Los Angeles Times about the his decision:

"As much as I love the big show and all the production, it becomes this huge thing of its own. Sometimes the show is so huge everything else gets lost...I haven't done anything like [this] in 12 years or something."

Taking Zombie's place in the headlining position on the second stage will be Down, the New Orleans-based supergroup fronted by Pantera's Philip Anselmo and also featuring members of Corrosion of Conformity, EYEHATEGOD, and Crowbar. The band released their their highly anticipated second album, "Down II", last week. Hatebreed has also been tapped for the second stage in the slot preceding Down. Their second album, "Perseverance", was issued last week as well. And for the first half of Ozzfest 2002 party rocker Andrew W.K. will party on the second stage; Switched has been added to the second half of the tour.

Along with these additions to the bill there are some date
changes as well. The July 10 Jones Beach show has been moved to Scranton, Pa., and the Indianapolis and Cleveland dates have flip-flopped: Cleveland is now Aug. 4 and Indianapolis is Aug. 13.

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Obscene Eulogy

Canadian metal band, Obscene Eulogy, featuring Mika Luttinen from Impaled Nazarene as vocalist, have just
released their demo and are currently shopping for a label. Contact Nathan.McGraw@CAN.XEROX.com for more information.

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