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Metal News for April 27, 2002

Last updated on September 27, 2021 at 3:08 AM ET

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5 news articles posted on this day.

Layne Staley Vigil in London

Alice In Chains fans will hold a vigil in tribute to late singer Layne Staley on Tuesday, April 30 in London. It will start at 6pm at Marble Arch and move to Trafalgar Square.

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MTV Road Rules Compilation

Not that anyone cares about MTV, but the latest compilation called ‘MTV’s Road Rules’, is due for release on Roadrunner in July features a number of metal and nu-metal bands (I guess Roadrunner as a label would give that away). The bands featured include Deftones, Nickelback, Incubus, Jimmy Eat World, The Hives, Hoobastank, Cave-In, Thrice, Thursday and the Black Rebel Motorcycle Club.

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Roach In The Covers

Papa Roach have done versions of Faith No More’s ‘Naked In Front Of The Computer’ and the Pixies’ ‘Gouge Away’ . Whether these will turn up on new album ‘Lovehatetragedy’ (due out in mid-June), or will be used as bonus tracks remains to be seen.

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Monster Magnet Celebrate Freedom

After a lengthy hiatus, Monster Magnet get back into action in May with a month long American tour. It’s being dubbed ‘We’re Free’, to celebrate the fact that the band are now out of their label contract with A&M.

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Daily Reviews

Metal Gospel has loads of new reviews this week:

  • ABSU - Tara
  • ANGEL DUST - Of Human Bondage
  • AISLING - Aisling
  • AXAMENTA - Codex Barathri
  • BERSERK - The Absence Of Light
  • DUSK - Mourning... Resurrect
  • FOURWAYKILL - Kill Or Cure ? Ep
  • GRAHAM OLIVER - End Of An Era
  • STEVE DAWSON - Pandemonium Circus
  • HATE - Holy Dead Trinity
  • IMPETIGON - As Desires Fade...
  • IRON MAIDEN - Rock In Rio
  • PANDEMIC - Angry Sky
  • PESSIMIST - Slaughtering The Faithful
  • PIG DESTROYER - Prowler In The Yard
  • SEIRIM - Kill.War.Chaos
  • THRALLDOM - A Murderous Magus Of The Morphogenetic Grid
  • TOLERANCE - Tolerance
  • USURPER - Necronemesis
  • W.A.S.P. - Unholy Terror
  • WEAPON X - Behind These Walls

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