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(no subject) [Nov. 2nd, 2006|03:30 pm]
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[current noise |3daysgrace]

hey im a newbie so u probly hate me but i looovee metal so maybe u like me...just..a little bit.. anyway i was wondering if anyones heard any good new metal bands recently..i like bands like slipknot,korn, atreyu,silverstein..blah blah blah..i need new stuff so pleez..help me..i need to headbang
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(no subject) [Oct. 6th, 2005|10:51 am]
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"Slipknot To Appear in PSP Game

Slipknot are to appear as animated characters in the Sony PSP game Infected. The game puts you in the role of a New York policeman in a desparate bid to stop a virus spreading through the city. It boasts a metal soundtrack with contributions from the Iowa nonet, Chimaira, Ill Nino, Fear Factory and Trivium. Infected will contaminate shops from November."
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(no subject) [Aug. 21st, 2005|03:40 am]
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Slipknot's Burger King Beef

Metal band threatens lawsuit over chain's chicken fries campaign

AUGUST 17--Claiming that its image and persona have been hijacked as part of a marketing campaign for Burger King's new chicken fries, the costumed heavy metal band Slipknot is threatening the fast food giant with legal action. In the below August 4 letter, the band's lawyers charge that Coq Roq--a mock metal band featured in new Burger King commercials--was created as a "look-alike, sound alike 'band' in order to influence the Slipknot generation to purchase Chicken Fries."

Counsel for the band notes that Coq Roq--whose masked members are supposed to resemble badass chickens--has blatantly copied several of Slipknot's signature masks, including a gas mask, a kabuki-style face covering, and a mask with dreadlocks attached. Coq Roq's lead guitarist, The Talisman, is pictured at left. Details of Slipknot's beef with Burger King surfaced in connection with an August 12 federal court filing made by the fast food company and its advertising firm. Burger King wants a U.S. District Court judge in Miami to issue a "declaratory judgment" that the Coq Roq campaign does not infringe on Slipknot's publicity and trademark rights.

As for the similar masks, Burger King lawyers--who apparently read the metal mag Revolver--note that many groups "wear masks and/or make-up to accomplish a mask-like effect, including but not limited to the bands KISS, Gwar, Insane Clown Posse, Mushroomhead, Mudvayne, Marilyn Manson, Los Straitjackets, and the Spits."
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(no subject) [Aug. 17th, 2005|11:00 am]
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"Ozzy Osbourne Is Looking For New Guitarist

Ozzy Osbourne is looking for a guitar player to write his next studio album with. All interested parties should send a package showcasing their guitar skills to:

Ozzy Osbourne Guitar Player
P.O. Box 5249
Beverly Hills, CA 90209

Osbourne announced on Friday (August 12) that this year's Ozzfest would be his last as a headliner, either with BLACK SABBATH or as a solo performer. In a statement, Osbourne revealed that Ozzfest would return in 2006, but that Osbourne would limit his performances to only a few selected cities."

Hmm...I'm fairly sure this community is dead, so my posting this is of little to no relevance but...eh...I tried.
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(no subject) [Jul. 18th, 2005|05:34 pm]
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CHILDREN OF BODOM have recorded a cover version of BRITNEY SPEARS' "Oops I Did It Again" for their upcoming single, "In Your Face". The cover artwork for the single has been posted online at Spinefarm.fi. The single, which is scheduled for release in Finland on August 17 via Spinefarm, will contain the following track listing:

01. In Your Face
02. Oops I Did It Again
03. In Your Face (censored version)

A total of two cover songs were recorded during the recording sessions for the group's new album, "Are You Dead Yet?". The second cover song will be used as bonus track for the Japanese version of the album.

In other news, a live DVD of the Wacken festival in 2004 will be released next Monday. CHILDREN OF BODOM will be featured on it with a live version of their song "Sixpounder", which was already shown on German TV in 2004.
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(no subject) [Jul. 11th, 2005|01:36 pm]
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If you like metal, you might be interested to know that on the 24th July 2005, Thirteenth Day is going to take Birmingham, UK, by storm with a collection of the best metal bands around.

For just £18 you can see the following play at the Birmingham Academy:

Sonata Arctica
Seasons End

You can purchase tickets here. More details are available here.
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(no subject) [May. 18th, 2005|01:30 am]
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I think this is absolutely ridiculous.

In one of the most unusual summer-tour pairings in recent memory, the Ozzfest Web site announced Monday night that there will be one final act added to this year's second-stage lineup: actress Jada Pinkett Smith's rock group, WICKED WISDOM.

The addition of the Christian-leaning rock-and-soul hybrid to a summer touring package that boasts ferocious metal merchants like BLACK SABBATH, IRON MAIDEN, SHADOWS FALL, MUDVAYNE, IN FLAMES and THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER is unexpected, to say the least.

WICKED WISDOM is an EVANESCENSE-esque act that Pinkett Smith, the band's frontperson and the wife of actor/rapper Will Smith, has said is influenced by ANI DIFRANCO, PRINCE, TORI AMOS and SEVENDUST. The group also includes a guy named Pocket on guitar, another fellow named Rio on bass, keyboardist Cameron Graves and drummer Satnam Ramgotra. This summer's Ozzfest stint will mark WICKED WISDOM's first North American tour: The group primarily performs club gigs in and around Los Angeles, although it has opened for PAPA ROACH and was the support act for BRITNEY SPEARS' 2004 European tour.

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Concert Review [Apr. 28th, 2005|10:17 am]
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[current noise |Dark Tranquillity - Damage Done]

The concert last night kicked ass! The bands played in the order of Mnemic, Hypocrisy, Dark Tranquillity, and Soilwork. The venue I went to is called The Social, and honestly, I'd never been there before. I don't really like how small it is.. you could hardly move around at all. The good thing about that is that you could stand anywhere and you were still relatively close to the stage. I was off to the left, behind the rail that blocks off the miniscule mosh pit. (There really wasn't a lot of room to even mosh!) When there was a mosh, I was glad to see that if someone was knocked over, people helped them back up. Now, before I go on with this, I want to warn that I don't know any band member names.. so don't shoot me, it's just not my forte to really get into the names of every member of every band.

So, Mnemic came out first. I'd never heard this band before, and I must say I was pretty damn impressed. It took me a few songs to loosen up and get into everything, but that's always the case with me and metal concerts. The vocalist ended up ripping his pants in several places, which amused me. One tear was right on his ass. The bassist was on the side of the stage which I was close to and at one point I leant over the rail, flashed the horns, and grinned when he held up his bass guitar for the crowd to bang on. The bassist saw me, he grinned, and pointed at me since I was just a bit out of arms reach. Then he said something to me, but I couldn't hear him. All in all, Mnemic did a great job. I'm definitely going to check out some of their music.

Hypocrisy. I'd never seen them live, and I was very impressed. The vocalist kept raising his hands and trying to talk all morbid to the crowd inbetween songs.. I understand this is metal, but it was more comical to me than it was dramatic. Fire In The Sky was fucking awesome! I love it when the WHOLE crowd gets into a song and just lets loose. The last song was Eraser, and the whole crowd was just going along with the words. Those two songs were definitely my favorite of Hypocrisy's set.

Then Dark Tranquillity came out. This was what I basically came to this show for. I knew they kicked ass on record, but they're even better live. The crowd got into them more than Mnemic and Hypocrisy. The vocalist has such a great stage presence. He was constantly moving around instead of just standing in one place, banging his head. I like it when the vocalists use the whole stage. I could tell he's got a good personality, cause he was constantly smiling and touching the people in the front row. There was this one girl in the front row who was really into the whole thing. At one point, she flashed the horns up next to his crotch when he was standing in front of her. He grinned and crouched down to her and took her hand, and held it to his heart for a bit. They played Lost to Apathy, which I wasn't too fond of.. but now that I've heard it live, I like it a bit more. After one of the songs, someone in the crowd yelled "MONOCHROMATIC STAINS!", which is the song that I wanted to hear the most. The vocalist grinned and said "The next song is, as request by this guy right here, MONOCHROMATIC STAINS!" We all went wild, and this is where I hurt my back leaning over the rail because I was going nuts. :P The last song they played was Final Resistance, which is my AIM screen name. My boyfriend and I were amused by this.. (Yes, we're simple minded! Lol)

Soilwork took way too long to get up on the stage. My feet were starting to kill me. When they finally came out, sadly, the light show was the thing that impressed me most. There's loud music that fucking rocks, and then there's so loud that you can't understand anything anymore, you can't hear the vocalist, and you just can't fucking stand it. I like it loud, but this was too damn loud. It was so loud everything was distorted almost. You know what I mean? Their playing didn't really impress me that much, and the vocalist reminded me of a bald Matt Hardy. We went through about three of their songs and left (I had just lost my spark to get into the music).

If this is coming near you, go. All in all, it was worth the money I paid. I think Dark Tranquillity stole the show.

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(no subject) [Apr. 18th, 2005|10:50 pm]
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The cover artwork for the upcoming ICED EARTH DVD, "Gettysburg (1863)", has been posted online at EMP.de.

Due June 6 via SPV/Steamhammer, the two-disc set includes a 132-minute DVD featuring Gettysburg Battlefield Tour, Spirit Of '76, Photo Gallery, Trailer, Scene selection and Lyrics. The second disc has a running time of 63 minutes and includes the following features: "When the Eagle Cries" (video), "The Reckoning" (video) and and interview with the group's mainman/guitarist Jon Schaffer.

According to SPV, "ICED EARTH's 2003 album, 'The Glorious Burden', was a milestone in terms of music and subject matter. Particularly the concert version of 'Gettysburg (1863)' is a successful opener to a historic chapter that is directly linked to the contemporary U.S. The brand-new double DVD of the same name is about to round off Schaffer's ambitious project.

"In three parts ('The Devil To Pay', 'Hold At All Costs', 'High Water Mark'), ICED EARTH narrate the historic events that took place in that legendary location in Pennsylvania in July 1863, when the Confederate troops met the Union in the most blood-soaked battle ever on American soil. ICED EARTH and their 'Gettysburg' DVD chronicle this dramatic historic subject in language, images and sound more comprehensively than any other rock band before them."

Commented Schaffer: "I've visited the original battle sites several times and read a lot of books about the subject. But I'd never claim to be a Gettysburg expert. I can still find out much more about it because I've realized: the more you study this battle, the more different points of view you'll discover."
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(no subject) [Apr. 13th, 2005|01:21 pm]
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[current noise |Norther - Darkest Time]

ARCH ENEMY guitarist Michael Amott has posted the following studio update on the group's official web site:

The Rest HERECollapse )

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