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Lawyer: Suicide Concert May Not Take Place

The attorney for Florida shock-rockers HELL ON EARTH said on Friday it is not clear if the band will go ahead with their plans to stage a live suicide at their Saturday concert, according to The Associated Press. The group had intended to broadcast the incident on their web page. "It appears that ev...
October 3, 2003
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Judge Blocks Band's Suicide Show

A Circuit Court judge slapped an injunction Thursday (October 2) on Florida shock-rockers HELL ON EARTH banning them from holding an onstage suicide that their leader vows will occur during a webcast performance this weekend, according to the Associated Press. St. Petersburg leaders had asked Judge...
October 2, 2003
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DIVINE:DECAY: Video Posted Online

Finnish thrash/speed metallers DIVINE:DECAY have posted their video for the track "Silence Of Decades" at their official web site. "Silence Of Decades" comes off the group's recently released sophomore album, "Maximize The Misery", available through Osmose Productions. The follow-up to "Songs Of The...
October 1, 2003
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Concertgoers Warned: Link Found In Meningitis Cases

Investigation into two suspect bacterial meningitis cases has found a possible link between attendance at a punk rock concert on September 20at WOW Hall in Eugene, Oregon, according to The Associated Press. Christina Norton, a sophomore at South Eugene International High School, became ill Sunday an...
September 30, 2003
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LIMP BIZKIT Singer Says The Group's New Album Is 'Not An Instant Smash Record'

LIMP BIZKIT frontman Fred Durst has posted the following message to the band's official web site: "Hey there everybody. It's me, Fred. I have had no time to come in the site yet until now. I have been traveling like a mofo. I hope you like what me, [and webmasters/designers] Tazl, and Ben have done...
September 30, 2003
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Band Vows to Defy Assisted Suicide Law

Mitch Stacy of The Associated Press reports that the leader of the rock group HELL ON EARTH said an onstage suicide will happen during a private St. Petersburg concert this weekend in defiance of a new city law designed to stop it. "The show will go on," Billy Tourtelot said Monday. "It will be avai...
September 29, 2003
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Florida 'Suicide Band' Forces Emergency Meeting Of St. Petersburg Council

Bay News 9 reports that HELL ON EARTH's persistence forced an emergency meeting of the St. Petersburg City Council Monday morning (September 29). Council members held a special session in an attempt to stop the Tampa-based industrial rock band from continuing with a planned suicide at one of their c...
September 29, 2003
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W.A.S.P. Planning Major 2-Part Conceptual Album for 2004

W.A.S.P. have resurfaced after a near-year of silence to announce the first details of their highly-anticipated dual album releases, slated for 2004 through Metal-Is/Sanctuary Records. Although early reports suggested that the new albums were to be released this October, the complexity of the as-yet...
September 29, 2003
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PRIMAL FEAR Change Album Title, Announce European Tour

German power metallers PRIMAL FEAR have changed the title of their forthcoming studio CD to "Devil's Ground" from the previously announced "In Metal". The band will enter the studio on Tuesday (September 30) to begin recording the effort for a February 23, 2004 release through Nuclear Blast Records...
September 26, 2003
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HELL ON EARTH Singer Guests On 'Steve And DC Morning Show'

HELL ON EARTH singer Billy Tourtelot was a guest on the "Steve And DC Morning Show" on Tuesday (September 23). The vocalist talked about his band's controversial plan to stage a live suicide during a concert in St. Petersburg, Florida next month. Listen to the interview in Real Audio here. ...
September 25, 2003
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City Says No To 'Suicide Show', But Band Says Yes

Florida shock-rockers HELL ON EARTH have vowed to go ahead with their plans to stage a live suicide during a concert in the city of St. Petersburg next month. Despite the fact that the city officials, in cooperation with the Florida Governors Office, have "strong-armed" venues into canceling their p...
September 25, 2003
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MAX CAVALERA On SOULFLY Member Changes: 'It's No Big Deal'

SOULFLY mainman Max Cavalera has broken his silence about the departures of bassist Marcello D. Rapp, drummer Roy Mayorga, and guitarist Mike Doling. "This is no big deal," Cavalera said in a statement. "SOULFLY is always evolving. I am always going to introduce new musicians to the fans. In fact th...
September 24, 2003
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Florida Theater Owner Pulls Plug On Suicide Band

The owner of a theater where a band said it would stage a live suicide during a concert next month said Wednesday he isn't allowing the show to take place, according to the Associated Press. Meanwhile, the owner of another club where the band HELL ON EARTH said they intended to move their show, also...
September 24, 2003
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Update: Florida Officials Trying To Prevent 'Suicide Show'

Tampa's Bay News 9 is reporting that controversy continues to surround a rock concert, in which a band is promoting a "live on stage" suicide at the State Theatre (photo) in St. Petersburg. On Thursday (September 18),the owner of the venue met with St. Petersburg police, who along with city leaders...
September 19, 2003
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Band's Plan For Onstage Suicide Is Investigated

An industrial rock band's claim that they will feature a "live suicide" onstage during a St. Petersburg gig next month has gotten the attention of the concert hall's owners and police, according to Mitch Stacy of the Associated Press. The Tampa group, HELL ON EARTH, said on their web site that a ter...
September 17, 2003