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Napalm Death Appears On Children's Show

Rare footage of Napalm Death performing on the BBC show, "What's That Noise?" in 1989 has been uncovered and posted online at YouTube. You can check out the clip below. The show was presented by Craig Charles, (perhaps best known as Lister from the hit sci-fi comedy series, "Red Dwarf") and also featured Sir Cliff Richard and Patrick Moore, who is the presenter of one of the BBC's longest running shows, "The Sky At Night." More...

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Vintage Flesh Comments On Alice Cooper

New Hampshire metallers Vintage Flesh have issued the following statement about Alice Cooper's connection to black metal:

"IF DOOM HAS BLACK SABBATH TO THANK, THEN BLACK METAL HAS ALICE COOPER AS ITS FOREFATHER. How can this be so? well since you are fool enough to ask, I suppose I can enlighten you.

"First comes the voice of Alice, right from the first few Albums Alice struck a warped chord with his unsusally, disturbing, deviant, and decadent witch like vocals. Scaring the fuck out of people from as far back as the late sixties till now. Not entirely unlike black metal vocal styling of today, when closely compared. Some of Alice's earliest leather and stud get ups even predate Rob Halfords so called introduction of leather & spikes to the metal spectrum. dating back to '72' for Alice. Alice did dabble with the Devil back before the man who created him decided to seek out the dirty hippy Jewish guy called Jesus. but that was many years later.

"Alice basically married horror and hard rock which when it comes together what do ya got kids??? HEAVY METAL!!!! ALICE'S first album came out one year before B.Sabbaths and it was called pretties for you. Perverted name and album art included. The sound is bombastic unpredictable and hard to listen to for most. sorta like, HEAVY METAL!!!!! In fact i personally believe you can trace the first true doom metal songs back to this very album by Alice. the song is called 'fields of regret' and it is arguably heavier then anything from Sabbaths first album that came out one YEAR later! ALICE-1969 B.Sabbath-1970!!! Look it up! More...

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Ten Worst Album Covers From Great Bands

In a special article at Noisecreep.com, you can check out their own list of the ten worst album covers from otherwise well respected bands (and Dragonforce.) Among the embarassing album covers are Iron Maiden, Pantera, Razor and Artillery. You can check it out by heading to NoiseCreep.com.

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8-Bit Opeth Song Posted Online

The 8bitsbrothers, who have previously done a old school NES style version of the Slayer song "Angel of Death," have now posted a retro version of the Opeth track "The Grand Conjuration." Both the Opeth and Slayer clips can be found below. More...

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"Linkin Park" Posts New Video Online

A video posted online by NonRandomNonSense has ensured all the lovers of the classic Linkin Park song structure that the formula is still alive and well. You can check it out below. The video has received much praise from fans and haters alike (as well as the expected criticism from Linkin Park die-hards.) More...

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RickRoll w/ "Never Gonna Give Your Teen Spirit Up"

Thanks to DJ Morgoth, you can now Rickroll your friends with only half the suckitude, by linking to his latest mashup video for "Never Gonna Give Your Teen Spirit Up," which you can see below.

You can also download an MP3 of the song here.

If that intrigues you, you may be interested in downloading DJ Morgoth's "MetalMashMix 2009" - a single MP3 containing mashups of the following tracks:

1. Wu-Tang Clan vs. System Of A Down vs. Nine Inch Nails vs. Queens Of The Stone Age - Shame on a Bootlegga [ToToM]
2. Lady Gaga vs. Bullet For My Valentine - Scream Aim Dance (Bullet For Lady Gaga) [DJ Schmolli]
3. Gorillaz vs. Rage Against The Machine - Dare to Testify [ToToM]
4. Rage Against The Machine vs. Shaggy - Killing Boombastic [DJ Zebra]
5. Metallica vs. Panjabi MC - Metallica Goes To Punjab [Wax Audio]
6. Pain vs. Black Sabbath - I'm Going Paranoid [DJ Morgoth]
7. The Prodigy vs. Judas Priest - You've Got Another Firestarter Comin' [DJ Morgoth]
8. Gorillaz vs. Motörhead - Ace Of Spades Feels Good [DJ Morgoth]
9. Ray Parker Jr. vs. AC/DC - ThunderBusters [Wax Audio]
10. Bryan Adams vs. Metallica - Enter You [Wax Audio]

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Take the Heavy Metal Umlaut Quiz

The guys over at Mental Floss have created a Heavy Metal Umlaut Quiz. It's a fun waste of time.

"Can you pick out the correct placement of the world's heaviest diacritic in each band name? (Word of warning: Some band names may contain no umlauts whatsoever. Sissies.) "

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Kiss To Release Limited Edition M&M's

Kissonline.com is reporting that Kiss will have their own limited edition M&M brand released this October. The first promotional image of Kiss in M&M form can be viewed here. Kiss is currently set to release a new studio album on October 6th. Some of the projected song titles include "Russian Roulette," "Modern Day Delilah," and "Stand."

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Maurizio Iacono Drawn As Metal Toon

Kataklysm / Ex Deo front man Maurizio Iacono has posted a "metal toon" image of himself in Roman themed armor online. The picture can be viewed here.

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11 Metal Covers Of Michael Jackson Songs

We figured we'd wait until you're thoroughly sick of hearing about Michael Jackson's death before posting our own article. Inspired by Metalunderground.com reader Gorecunt's Facebook note, I've compiled a list of metal Michael Jackson covers from YouTube, some more serious than others. While Jacko really has nothing to do with metal, some of our readers may still have enjoyed his music. Please raise your hands to be banned (just kidding). As such, this is all purely for fun, regardless what you think of him. Eleven metal(ish) covers of Michael Jackson songs can be seen below (with a couple of bonuses as well), after the jump. More...

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Bluegrass Cover of Dark Tranquillity Posted Online

Sweden's Slaughter of the Bluegrass, known for playing unplugged versions of death metal songs, has uploaded a bluegrass cover of Dark Tranquillity's "Punish My Heaven." Check it out at www.sotb.se.

Also available on the web site is a cover of At the Gates' "Blinded by Fear."

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Bret Michaels Gets Laid Out By Stage Backdrop

Poison frontman Bret Michaels got laid out by a stage back drop at the 2009 Tony awards. You can watch the video below. More...

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Dragonforce "Greatest Hits" Out Now

A video parodying power metal outfit Dragonforce has surfaced on YouTube. The video, cleverly edited to appear like a real commercial, claims to be advertizing Dragonforce's "Greatest Hits", showing off the bands singles in all their glory. You can check out the video below. More...

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Unearth's Ken Susi In "I Want Candy" Video

Unearth's Ken Susi has created a video for Little Girl's Club's "I Want Candy." The song was written and recorded by Ken Susi, performed by Alison, video produced by Punchdance. You can watch the video below. More...

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Rob Halford Reveals Scarring Secret

Ever since Judas Priest hit the scene in the 70’s, metalheads world-wide have been put in a trance by Rob Halford’s impressive vocal abilities, mainly his ability to sing notes that, to other male vocalists, would seem emasculating. Though Rob has revealed some time not too long ago that he was a gay man, which is something that the metal scene of his time would not accept, he has another secret that he’s kept from us all: Robert John Arthur Halford was born on August 25th, 1951, as a woman. More...

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Axl Rose: "I Was Abducted By Aliens"

Guns N Roses mainman Axl Rose doesn't have it easy. In an interview conducted this morning in light of his planned American Idol appearance, Axl has broken the silence on his disappearance around the release of “Chinese Democracy.”

During his disappearance for two months in 2008, Axl Rose claims he was actually abducted by aliens. "I couldn't say anything about it at the time. When I returned, I went to the FBI and they said I had to keep this story under wraps..."

Clearly emotional and having trouble collecting himself, Rose continued, “They did all sorts of tests on me. I could never see their faces. There were always these bright lights. All I could think about is how I'm not even going to see my fifteen year masterpiece released to the world...how I wouldn't be able to tour. I promise all of my fans that I will uphold my touring commitments from now on. I won't take any of this for granted any more.”

Conspiracy theorists were fast at work trying to prove that it was the Chinese government who actually kidnapped and duped the aging hair metal star for speaking out against the current regime. His re-emergence in Dulles National Airport, completely disoriented, only fueled the speculation.

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DragonForce Slays Career and Gets Rejected

It’s 6:41 in Eastern Canada and I have just received news of problems within DragonForce. Herman Lee has given me the following information to confirm for their fan base world-wide: their lead singer has quit the band and now works in the homosexual pornography ring, and Herman now composes all of Nintendo’s music. A remix of Ultra Beatdown will be made available for download on Xbox Live with even more game sounds and the same stuff you’ve heard before. Lastly, when they asked Tarja Turunen to do a collaboration with them, she replied simply with, "Fuck that. Even I haven’t sunk that low yet."

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KISS Army Declares War On Gwar

In what will go down as the biggest war related news story since The Cuban Missile Crisis, the loyal fans of KISS, or the KISS army as they are known, have declared war upon the band Gwar. The army claims that while they have come to terms that KISS didn't make the greatest music in history, neither did Gwar. Yet Gwar are still praised for their stage show unlike KISS. The fans were seen heading in the direction of Gwar's home town in tanks and KISScopters, all of which bore the four famous faces of KISS. No-one knows how successful they will be but they are expected to further their crusade against Lordi should they be victorious against Gwar.

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Velvet Revolver To Find New Singer on Rockstar: VR

Velevet Revolver, who has been searching for a new singer for months, has decided to sign a TV deal to do so via the new show, entitled “Rockstar: VR.” The “VR” is not just and abbreviation for the band's name, however, it's a play on words. In an interesting twist, the band and prospective singers will interact via a virtual reality program that's being developed by Activision, makers of the Guitar Hero series. The project's lead developer had this to say about it:

“This new technology is the future of online performances. Visionary Serj Tankian once spoke about his vision of performing from anywhere and 'holographic touring' of sorts, and now he's put his money where his mouth is and become an investor in Activision and part owner of this project in particular. It's not quite 'holographic,' but the virtual reality environment is the next best thing. We're all excited about this possibility to revolutionize touring and enable concerts to be broadcast in near life-like reality anywhere in the world. Judging from the number of people who love playing Guitar Hero and have commented on the characters, we think this will be a huge success.” More...

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Movie To Be Made About Soulfly's Max Cavalera

A biographical movie about the life of legendary metal vocalist Max Cavalera has been confirmed by Universal Pictures. The man behind such bands as Sepultura and Soulfly will be portrayed on the silver screen by the legendary John Goodman with his younger brother Igor being played by Steve Buscemi. The movie is entitled, "Morbid Visions: The Story Max Cavalera" and is scheduled to begin shooting in early May. Rumours are already spreading like wildfire as to who else will appear in the movie. Johnny Depp is the hot rumour for the role of Andreas Kisser, the dashing villain who stole Max's band along with vocalist Derrick Green, who is rumoured to be played by Eddie Murphy. Other actors tipped for the movie include Denis Leary, Bob Hoskins and Sylvester Stallone as the singing voice of Max Cavalera.

The movie will be directed by Steven Spielberg's non-union Mexican equavilant Senor Spielbergo, who was originally offered the choice between directing "Morbid Visions" and the new Lord Of The Rings movie, "The Lord Of The Rings: The One Where There's Two Saurons, Frodo Gets Hypnotized By An Evil Wizard and Gandalf Fights A Lava Snake." When asked why he chose to direct Morbid Visions, he responded: "Sepultura es beuno, sequels es el diablo."

You can view a teaser trailer for the movie at YouTube.

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