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Metal News for April 22, 2002

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6 news articles posted on this day.

Vader's Voice and Vision

More Vision... And The Voice is the title of the Vader DVD and video released through Metal Mind. It includes a complete show of the band, recorded in Poland, plus additional material. The extra material is interviews, band history, band members profiles, photo gallery, discography, art gallery, desktop images, web sites and Dolby Digital Surround 5.1.

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Halford's Crucible

Halford have set Crucible as the title of their sophomore studio CD, due through the Metal-Is label on June 25th (one day earlier in the European territory).

Conceived in various American studios during the past 12 months, Crucible is the long-awaited studio follow-up to Halford's critically-acclaimed 2000 debut album, Resurrection. More...

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Former Atrocity dummer takes own life

The original drummer for Germany's Atrocity, Gernot Winkler, reportedly took his own life at the end of March.

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Tunnelvision to Enter Studio

Finnish progressive metal act Tunnelvision will enter Helsinki's Sonic Pump studios in May to record their sophomore CD, entitled Tomorrow, for an August/September release through Germany's Massacre Records.

In other news, Tunnelvision recently parted ways with longtime keyboardist Kari Tornack and have replaced him with Vili Ollila.

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The Osbournes is Biggest Hit in MTV History

The Osbournes, the reality sitcom about former Black Sabbath frontman Ozzy Osbourne and his colorful family life, is officially the biggest hit series in MTV's 21-year history, according to CNN. “Just under 6.3 million people watched last Tuesday's episode, up from 6 million the week before," the cable channel reports. "No MTV series — even cultural touchstones like Beavis & Butt-Head and Real World — has reached such heights. MTV has been trying to take advantage of the hit, playing series episodes 15 times a week. The Osbournes has pushed aside professional wrestling as cable television's biggest show, according to Nielsen Media Research."

As per the original agreement, MTV has prepared three more original episodes before its season ends. However, according to the report, it may try to use footage to create up to three additional ones.

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Hatebreed Part With Guitarist

Hatebreed have amicably parted ways with guitarist Lou "Boulder" Richards following the group's performance at the Palladium in Worcester, Massachusetts on April 20th. In other news, the band shot a promo video for 'I Will Be Heard' at the same gig.

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