Seether: Finding Beauty In Negative Spaces
Seether: Finding Beauty In Negative Spaces / Seether
Shaun Morgan: "I would like to thank family, friends, bands and fans across the world thank you for helping me and my family through this tough time. Eugene, I will miss you forever and keep you in my heart. I love you, little brother. Rest in Peace."
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Straight Line Stitch: When Skies Wash Ashore
Straight Line Stitch: When Skies Wash Ashore / Straight Line Stich.
Her multi-octave range frenzies as hard as any dude behind a mike, and easily transitions into a soulful, nearly R&B singing style that makes SLS totally unique in what they bring to the table.
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Hatebreed's Jamey Jasta
Hatebreed's Jamey Jasta / Hatebreed
Well, my philosophy with the whole label is that I want to work with young bands that are hardworking and they know that they have to do everything themselves. Either you have it or you don't. You're never going to acquire, like, no one's ever going to say to you, "Here you go. Here's record sales and huge tours." You've got to work for it, and either you have that attitude or you don't. That drive, I mean.
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CD Reviews

 
Depswa-Two Angels And A Dream

Depswa means Ďdeep behind the mooní in Swahili. Depswa is also a South American term for tribal healer.

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Audioslave: The Phoenix Rises
There were four bands to listen to in the nineties. These four bands were Pearl Jam, Nirvana, Rage Against The Machine, and Soundgarden. These were the bands with THE front men for the times. These guys had the voices and knew how to put on a show. ĖI remember when Pearl Jam and Soundgarden teamed up for Temple of the Dog. Was I the only one that Temple of the Dog made cry? That cd was fucking beautiful.
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Chevelle: Wonder Whatís Next
From: suburban Illinois.
I would have liked to have been at the first barbecue the Loeffler boys played. I bet those hamburgers tasted really fucking good-because those boys turned into Chevelle, and Chevelle is not the same old tired shit that’s out there today.
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Damone: From The Attic
From: Waltham, MA
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Damone takes it name from a character in Fast Times At Ridgemont High. Songwriter Dave Pino wrote all of these heartbreaking tunes trying to get an ex back. Needless to say, it didn’t work. –But that busted romance has found a home where it can live forever on Damone’s cd debut, From The Attic. -They found a perfect vocalist in Noelle LeBlanc, a Waltham High School senior.
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Gene Loves Jezebel: Exploding Girls
Michael Aston has a hypnotic voice. He has always reminded me of Gary Numan. Gene Loves Jezebel has always reminded me of The Cure. If you like NIN, or the Cure-you will like Gene Loves Jezebel. –The new cd on Aston’s label, Bless Momma Records, is fucking beautiful.
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Endo: SONGS FOR THE RESTLESS
Endo is from: Miami. Who the hell does Endo sound like if you have never heard of them?
They remind me of Live, Sublime, Stone Sour, and The Doors on a Moonlight Drive. This is a band with a sound that deserves to be on OZZFEST, and I am glad that they have made it there. Sharon made a great choice.
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Godsmack: Music Midtown X/Faceless
From: Boston.
I have always loved Godsmack. Atlanta loves Godsmack. I saw Godsmack at the Music Midtown X in Atlanta. Sullyís big sister introduced the band and thanked 99X for being the first station in Georgia to play Godsmack on the air. I watched at least one hundred thousand people cram into the back parking lot of Sci-Trek in front of the 99X stage completely hypnotized by Godsmack
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grade 8: Debut CD Review
Where do they come from?-The Tooker Brothers are from New Jersey, but the band formed in LA.
What a fucking amazing first cd! Grade 8 has a sound that is like Slayer, Rage Against the Machine, and Pearl Jam in a WWE King of the Ring match. Do not compare them to fucking Korn and the metal hip hop thing, they are not about the fucking darkness falling-grade 8’s style is better compared to the first heavy band to do it successfully, Rage Against The Machine.
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Korn: Untouchables
I went to go see Korn at Madison Square Garden last year. It was an outrageous stage show. Fifty thousand people banged their heads along with Jonathan Davis. Untouchables won a grammy. Jonathan Davis redid the theme song from The Twilight Zone in a dark, fucking spooky sort of way.
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Marilyn Manson-The Golden Age of Grotesque

Starring Tim Skold as: THE BASSIST, accordion, keyboards, synth bass, electronics, and the SHAPER of much.
‘Primal Meter Interpreter’ Ginger Fish: THE LIVE DRUMMER, and the leader of all rhythm divisions of marching and big band korps. Manson’s balls have grown back on The Golden Age of Grotesque. Who should we thank- God, the Devil, or absinthe? He has not done an album this beautifully fucked up since Antichrist Superstar. Manson, on this cd, has become the werewolf with the bloody, dripping mouth howling at the full moon-and he is beautiful. He is sensual.
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NothingFace: Skeletons
I was driving around Little Five Points in Atlanta, Georgia and saw fourteen NothingFace stickers on twenty cars. That alone tells me NothingFace is a band to watch. When I found out they were on OZZFEST, I got a hold of TVT and they sent me a press kit. Skeletons was in that press kit. Skeletons has blown me away. Everybody has Skeletons in the closet-you know, shit they donít want to talk about. NothingFace drags our countries Skeletons out of the closet, dusts them off, and walks them around for everybody to look at. The truth is finally out there isnít it?
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Powerman 5000-transform
This is what turns me on about Powerman 5000: they never give up. They are fucking hot. They are great fucking performers. The cd sounds like a live Powerman 5000 performance. The energy off the cd is forceful. Spider reminds me of Billy Idol, and it is not just the hair.
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Rusty Cooley
When you meet Rusty in person, you meet a gentle soul with a big heart. On the outside, he seems like an ordinary average guy. He does the fucking family thing. He takes a pretty picture. He is a great interview.
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Shadows Fall: The Art of Balance
From: New England.

“We really tried to mix it up and have different types of tracks going on throughout the whole record. The tracks are not the same and that is the number one noticeable thing about it.” –Matthew Bachand on The Art of Balance in his MusicIncider Magazine interview.
Shadows Fall is on OZZFEST this year. Shadows Fall will perform dates with Cradle of Filth, Killswitch Engage, and Sworn Enemy when they aren’t with Ozzy.
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Steve Vai is the Devil
Let me tell you a little story: The Devil was looking to retire. He had a nice fucking place on The River Styx, and he was looking to kick back with his 666 wives and four million squalling brats. But this particular Devil was a careful one. He knew he had to pick somebody other than one of his own kids
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SkidRow- ThickSkin
Have you ever seen a Texas Horned Lizard?

That is where the term Horny Toad comes from. It is a big, ugly, toady looking fucker. My fucking brother Charlie again-we all know about Charlie and his WEIRD fucking fetishes by now, donít we? When I was a kid, Charlie had a Texas horned toad in a tank, nice gravelÖreal pretty. Charlie never took care of his Texas horned toad, and you think he would have.
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Stone Sour: Stone Sour CD Review
Base: The left side of the river Styx, next to the big man’s
summer house.

I love Stone Sour. To me, Corey Taylor has the essence of Morrison. He is a poet that can sing, and he doesn’t take himself too fucking seriously. He puts on a hell of a live show, and he puts in a first class performance on Stone Sour’s debut cd. Corey is the whiskey in the Stone Sour, and I know it has to be Jack Daniels.
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Here Comes The Hiss
“To win them over you really have to bleed your soul on stage. Lucky for us, that’s the way we play.” – Adrian Barrera
Atlanta’s other band, doubleDrive better watch their fucking asses-here comes THE HISS. This band is from East Atlanta. This band has played the little Echo Lounge with the great acoustics. Ten years from now, you are going to ask yourself why you never went to the Echo to see them for ten bucks.
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Twisted Method: Escape From Cape Coma
From: Cape Coral, Florida.

I hate to say cute about a metal band, but that is what these boys are. They remind me of the first time I saw Good Charlotte. I thought Good Charlotte was fucking cute when I first saw them and I still do. There is nothing wrong with being fucking cute. It doesnít mean you canít play like you are on fire and scream your guts out. -The critics are hating the Ďrap metalí that Twisted Method is giving us on Escape From Cape Coma. It has been criticized as being too commercial and without any substance-but the fans are fucking loving them and that is what really fucking matters isnít it? There is a reason these boys from Florida got a record deal.
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Type O Negative: Life Is Killing Me
Type O Negative delivers a great fucking time. TON takes itself seriously but not too seriously. The lyrics on Life Is Killing Me are smart and funny. Shit, let’s look at the album title-Life Is Killing EVERYONE. Life has one outcome for everybody-you die. –Life Is Killing Me is the BEST TON cd since 1993’s fantastic Bloody Kisses. TON is the like the fun part of Halloween. Lurch would have been a great Jack in The Nightmare Before Christmas. He has the voice, creepy and melodic. –Life Is Killing Me delivers punk, rock and roll, graver music, and good old fashioned goth metal. Life Is Killing Me is fun without getting too fucking spinal tappy. –What? You have never heard of Type O Negative?
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UNLOCO: becoming i

UNLOCO, I refuse to call them nu metal. I hate the term nu metal almost as much as I hate fucking emo. Metal is metal, even if your grandma is playing it. UNLOCO has a good, old fashioned metal big boy sound like Slayer, Black Sabbath, and Motley Crue. UNLOCO has lyrics that reveal their souls like Nirvana, Pearl Jam, and The Red Hot Chili Peppers. With UNLOCO’s sound, the eighties sound and the nineties sound shake hands and blast into the twenty first century like a nuclear bomb smashing into your eardrums-and it feels like a thousand orgasms.
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Everclear: Slow Motion Daydream
Editor-In-ChiefEverclear is: Art Alexakis, (vocals, guitar). Craig Montoya (bass, vocals). Greg Eklund (vocals, drums).

"This album goes to a different place," ALEXAKIS explains. "I had always toned down the politics in my lyrics, but not on this one; I let it come out as I felt it, saying what I wanted to say.
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Johnny Lokke: The Wrecking Ball
I want to give Johnny Lokke a big complement. He has a voice that rocks the house. This manís voice can be compared to all the major bandís lead singers. I love this album. Nothing sucks on it. It is a kick ass album. It is a true fucking metal album. Lokke should be proud of his talents. This is one band I would go se
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Korn: Twisted Transistor
Korn: Twisted Transistor / Korn
Reviews for Korn's Twisted Transistor will sex up Issue7 soon!
ANew Revolution: Rise
ANew Revolution: Rise / ANew Revolution
The last time I talked to Joey Duenas was Ozzfest 2003. He was a very honest, open and yet shy personality who knew exactly where he wanted to go musically.
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Indigo Girls: Despite Our Differences
Indigo Girls: Despite Our Differences / Indigo Girls
I've had "Despite Our Differences" now for over a year and I never get tired of it. It is perfect driving music; melodious anthems for feelin' free, inspired, and ready to change the world.
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