Journalist: Heavy Metal Fans Didn't Get The Joke

Eric Heyl of Pittsburgh Tribune-Review has penned a follow-up article to last week's "Did Heavy Metal Turn Calif. Kid Into Terrorist?" column which caused the readers of BLABBERMOUTH.NET to jam his inbox with death threats and other not-so-subtle expressions of disapproval. He writes: "Hell hath no fury like a headbanger seemingly scorned. "This ...

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MAJESTY: 'Metal Law' Box Set Now Available

Germany's MAJESTY are currently selling a "Metal Law" box set containing the entire two-hour "Reign in Glory" release show on two CDs plus the complete gig on DVD, mixed in 5.1 Surround Sound. In addition, it includes a lot of bonus features such as a studio report from the mixing sessions for "Reign in Glory". ...

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Vocalist TOBEY TORRES Leaves SNAKE RIVER CONSPIRACY

Vocalist Tobey Torres has left SNAKE RIVER CONSPIRACY and has reportedly been replaced by Martina Axen, formerly of DRAIN STH/SUPERFIX. "Tobey left SNAKE RIVER CONSPIRACY of her own will and was not kicked out," SNAKE RIVER CONSPIRACY mainman Jason Slater said in an online posting. "I am helping her with her solo project. I am ...

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SCUM OF THE EARTH: ROB ZOMBIE, POWERMAN 5000 Guitarists Join Forces

SCUM OF THE EARTH, the new band featuring guitarists Riggs (ROB ZOMBIE) and Mike Tempesta (POWERMAN 5000), are currently mixing their debut CD, "Blah...blah...blah...Love Songs for the New Millennium", at Belt of Orion Studios in Hollywood, CA for a fall release through Eclipse Records. SYSTEM OF A DOWN's John Dolmayan and HELMET/ROB ZOMBIE drummer John ...

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Report: Heavy Metal Bands Get Softer

Gelu Sulugiuc of Reuters reports: "For heavy metal bands, it has always been about distortion-laden guitars, pounding drums, singers who can growl and break-neck solos. But now business demands are making some metal acts show their softer side. "With record labels dumping bands who don't sell records by the truck load, more and more of ...

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SODOM To Begin Recording New Album

Veteran German thrashers SODOM will enter House of Audio studio in Karlsdorf, Germany with producer Achim Köhler later this month to begin recording their new album, tentatively due before the end of the year. In other news, the group are continuing to compile material for their debut DVD, which is likely to be a double-disc ...

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