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Metal News for May 21, 2003

Last updated on September 2, 2015 at 6:41 AM ET

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6 news articles posted on this day.


Daily Reviews

Metal Judgement has a bunch of new reviews this week:

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ScreaMetal Seeks Bands For First Issue

ScreaMetal is a new Italian magazine totally on CD and they are preparing the first Issue. Bands, labels and distros can send material for support and review to:


They are looking for bands for the compilation ScreaMetal #1 that will be out with magazine/cd. Bands and Labels interested in being included on the compilation should contact screametal@email.it. For more info visit www.screametal.cjb.net.

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Axenstar Recording Update

Axenstar has finished the recording of all drums, background guitars & bass. The band has just recorded some of the vocals & this week they will start with lead guitars and Keys. The album is being recorded at Underground Studios (Sweden) & the mastering will be done with Peter In de Betou.

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Reznor Quits Work On Doom 3

Trent Reznor has apparently decided to cancel his involvement with the game ‘Doom 3’. This is because the project is taking a long while to come to fruition; the Nine Inch Nails leader was expected to contribute music to the finished game. Reznor will now concentrate on the next NIN record.

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US Military Uses Metal In Iraq?

No source named, but Total Rock reports that the US military are using songs from the likes of Metallica and Drowning Pool to try and break down the resistance of Iraqi suspects. Their logic is that many in Iraq have never heard metal before and can’t cope with the music. Er, something like that. I'm sure there's a better Psy-Ops explanation for that if it's true.

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Weiland Arrested On Drug-Related Charges

Stone Temple Pilots frontman Scott Weiland was involved in a drugs-related incident a couple of days ago, after being stopped by police in Los Angeles. Weiland was pulled up for driving without lights. But upon searching the car, police found drugs, and both the singer and his passenger were arrested. Weiland was subsequently released on $10,000 bail, but the unnamed passenger remains in police custody; it’s believed the drugs directly weren’t connected to Weilan.

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