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Metal News for May 8, 2003

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7 news articles posted on this day.

Korn Finish New Album

Korn expect to have their new, as yet untitled album wrapped up by next month. The self-produced effort will be released later in the year. And bassist Fieldy, having already completed his parts for the record, is to play a handful of dates in America next week with his side project Fieldy’s Dreams.

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Anthrax Video With Keanu and Sum 41

Hollywood star Keanu Reeves guests in the new Anthrax video for the song ‘Safe Home’. Avowed Anthrax fans Sum 41 also appear in the clip.

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Minus A Name

Iceland’s Minus are to release their new album through Victory in mid-June. It’s to be called ‘Halldor Laxness’.

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Grave Flowers Promo-3 Complete

GRAVE FLOWERS "promo-03" is complete. It contains 3
tracks of heavy melancholic dark music. Real drums and more keyboards were used on this demo to get the right mood in the music. The record was recorded in studio "Hairy Bones" with help from Jason Janson (LOSS, MENTAL CRYPT) and Elena Pravikova on keyboards.

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A Metal Update For The Ignorant Masses

Fox News ran a piece today called Heavy Metal Returns to Center Stage, which covers the apparent resurgence of heavy metal. The writer quotes a couple "reliable sources" but basically stretches to make it appear that all metal is getting back together for this massive resurgence, while failing to mask the fact that she doesn't know much about metal, old or new, herself.

The last quote is the best, even if obvious:

"Pop music kind of has a three-year cycle," he said. "Sometimes metal bands play to 50,000 people, sometimes 5,000, but metal never completely goes away. Once in a while it bumps into the mainstream, as it seems to be doing now."

But then it's followed up with this dud that shows the writer's true colors:

But that doesn't mean that Britney Spears can't stay relevant.

"She just needs to learn to play electric guitar," Coletti said.

In my opinion this article is two years late, as I recall more "heavy" music being played on the radio as well as more hair metal reissues and "best of" compilations increasing in late 2000 and 2001. Metal HAS been making a comeback, but it started well before 2003 and does not revolve around the success or resurgence of 80's hair metal bands.

Read the full article at Fox News.

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Summary/Misc

Daily Reviews

Maximum Metal have new reivews of the following:

  • Godsmack - Faceless
  • Helloween - Rabbit Don't Come Easy
  • Overkill - Killbox 13
  • Advent - Valholl (demo)
  • Steel Attack - Predator of the Empire
  • Iron Maiden - Rock in Rio (DVD)
  • Godflesh - Messiah
  • Ring of Fire - Dreamtower
  • Vaginal Carnage - Dildo Detention
  • Usurper - Dreamtower
  • Mark Boals - Edge of the World
  • Majesty - Sword & Sorcery
  • Seether - Disclaimer
  • Agents of Oblivion - S/T
  • Warhorse - As Heaven Turns To Ash
  • Solace - 13

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My Sixth Shadow Sign To Voice of Life

Italy ’s Goth Rock act MY SIXTH SHADOW has signed with Germany ’s Voice Of Life Records. The band already has some accomplishments under their belt such as Band of the Month at Germany ’s VIVA Text and several songs on top of the MP3.com Gothic Charts. Their debut Album “10 steps 2 your heart” will be out in July through Voice Of Life Records. You can also download two free mp3s at Voice of Life's site.

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