August 29th, 2001

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Here's a list of some of the new and improved MvM shows! Get the hell out there
with us and party as we celebrate the improved lineup and.. hmm.. and whatever
the hell else!


522 Market St Apt B
Elmwood Park, NJ
2pm --- all ages --- FREE ADMISSION

ME VS MACHINE - Silence Free Style - All Means Necessary - Nola - Head Above

Get there early and catch all the bands!



American Legion Post #255
163 Cedar Rd., Garfield, NJ
6pm --- $8.00 --- all ages

ME VS MACHINE - Chronic.D - Intake - Fallacy - Because We Can



**** 2 Gigs / One Crazy Night ****

American Legion Post #255
163 Cedar Rd
Garfield, NJ
6pm --- $8.00 --- all ages
(a prize will be given to the best costume!)

ME VS MACHINE - The Brown Study - B.Side Theory - The Downside - THRO

GET THERE EARLY .. MVM will most likely be opening to get to the second gig in


Dunellen Elks Lodge
131 North Washington Ave
Dunellen, NJ 08812
(732) 968-8218

ME VS MACHINE - The Bristles - Kill Machine - Undercut - 100 LBS of Porn - and

6pm --- $7.00 --- All Ages
MvM will be headlining

directions to Lodge:
From INTERSTATE 287 SOUTH - (From Morristown Area):
Take Interstate 287 SOUTH to Interstate 22 East into the town of Greenbrook.
Make a right onto Washington Ave. Go 1 mile. Elks is on right, right before
intersection with Rt. 28

From INTERSTATE 287 NORTH - (From Edison Area):
Take Interstate 287 NORTH to the Rt. 529/Stelton Rd exit number 5 towards
Dunellen/Edison. Keep right at the fork in the ramp. Merge onto Rt.
529/Stelton Rd.
Turn slight right onto 529/S. Washington Ave. Once into Dunellen cross over
Rt. 28 and Elks is on the left
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dope fans!

dope just started their special preview tour dates
with COLD tonight in St. Louis! Three new dates
have been announced! (listed below)

Plus, don't forget that dope will perform a FREE SHOW
on Thursday 8/30 at the Metro in Chicago! All Ages!

8/28 St. Louis @ The Galaxy
8/29 Cincinnati @ Bogart's
8/31 Grand Rapids @ Intersection
9/1 Louisville @ Waterfront Park
9/2 Rochester @ WaterStreet Music Hall
10/19 Sunrise, FL @ Sunrise Musical Theatre
10/20 Tampa, FL @ Masquerade
10/21 Orlando, FL @ Hard Rock Live

get all tour updates, new album news and more at:

in stores october 30th
  • immorak

Welcome to Iowa...

Yesterday was 'The Day Of Iowa'.. If you are a fan of Slipknot... On my was to the beach i listened to the whole 'Iowa' album! It Rocks! Its about 80% better then the 'Slipknot' album. When you look at both the 'Iowa' and 'Slipknot' albums together (***this is my opinion***) 'Iowa' seems to be somewhat orgainized. I mean there are fast songs and some what slow songs. Songs where Slipknot screams and songs where Slipknot sings. The lyrics are also more orgainized with less of the "Fuck it all..." and more of the "Fuck this because..." which is better.
all in all the 'Slipknot' album was a good album but the 'Iowa' album is one step up from the band just making noise. I enjoy 'Iowa' way more....
The End.
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Rob Zombie Sets Tracklisting For "The Sinister Urge"...

Rob Zombie has set the tracklisting for his new album "The Sinister Urge". The album is set to be released on October 30th through Geffen/Interscope. Rob Zombie will hit the road with Ozzy Obourne for the Black Christmas Tour. The trek is expected to run from November through December. Dates are expected shortly. Here is the tracklisting for "The Sinister Urge":
01 - "Sinners Inc."
02 - "Demon Speeding"
03 - "Dead Girl Superstar"
04 - "Never Gonna Stop (the red, red kroovy)"
05 - "Iron Head"
06 - "(go to) California"
07 - "Feel So Numb"
08 - "Transylvanian Transmissions Pt. 1"
09 - "Bring Her Down (to Crippletown)"
10 - "Scum Of The Earth"
11 - "House Of 1000 Corpses"
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Disturbed Outline Dates For Music As A Weapon Tour...

Disturbed have set out the dates for the Music As A Weapon Tour. The outing will kick off on September 22nd and will feature Drowning Pool, Stereomud, Adema and Systematic. The dates run as follows:
September 22nd Denver, CO - Fillmore Auditorium
September 24th Tulsa, OK - The Brady Lawn
September 25th Little Rock, AR - Riverfest Amphitheatre
September 27th Corpus Christi, TX - Concrete Center
September 28th Dallas, TX - Bronco Bowl
September 29th San Antonio, TX - Sunken Gardens Amphitheater
September 30th Austin, TX - Auditorium Shores
October 2nd Lubbock, TX - Canyon Amphitheatre
October 3rd Albuquerque, NM - Albuquerque Convention Center
October 5th Los Angeles, CA - Palladium
October 6th Las Vegas, NV - House of Blues
October 7th Salt Lake City, UT - E Center
October 9th Kansas City, MO - Memorial Hall
October 10th Lincoln, NE - Pershing Auditorium
October 12th Wichita, KS - Kansas Coliseum
October 13th Evansville, IN - Mesker Amphitheatre
October 14th Chattanooga, TN - McKenzie Arena
October 16th Lafayette, IN - Riehle Bros.
October 25th Fort Meyers, FL - TECO Park
October 26th Miami, FL - Bayfront Park
October 27th Tampa, FL - TBA
October 28th Orlando, FL - Tinker Field
October 30th St. Louis, MO - The Pageant
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Slipknot Shoot For 'World Domination' With Iowa...

"Here we go again, motherf---er."

So begins the much-anticipated new album from the world's favorite corn-fed shock rockers.

A few minutes of deafening guitar rampage and percussive thunder later, singer Corey Taylor rips into the first verse of "Disasterpiece." "I wanna slit your throat and f--- the wound," he yelps. "I wanna push my face in and feel the swoon."

This is Slipknot, folks, and they want their maggots (read: fans) to know they aren't any less intense this time around.

"We're living up to what we f---ing said, what we promised � that we would not do what all these other bands had done, we wouldn't f---ing cheese out," Taylor explained earlier this summer from his Ozzfest tour bus. "We actually went the other way. We went harder, f---ing faster. We went darker."

Dark it is. This is an album so chock full of fury that song titles like "People = Sh--" and "I Am Hated" don't even begin to tell the story. In fact, only the combination of the 14 songs and the album's Iowa title and artwork will get the entire gist across, which is why percussionist Shawn Crahan refused to reveal the meanings behind several songs on Monday, just hours before the album hit stores.

"What I suggest for people is to pay attention," Crahan said. "I want people looking at the artwork. You should really dissect it, 'cause there's sh-- in there. You have to put things together. I want people to put it on and listen to it all the way through and turn it off after 'Iowa.' Ask yourself why it's called Iowa. We're not going to explain things anymore. Either people are going to start getting us or they're not. And if they're not, I want them to quit wasting my time. I just want people to really get into the band."

Crahan's wishes are already coming true. Slipknot's maggots have been anything but lax about Iowa. Like, well, maggots, they hungrily devoured "The Heretic Anthem" (formerly known as "Heretic Song") when it was released online earlier this month. And they've taken to the streets � including the very public ones in front of "TRL" and the "Today" show cameras � dressed in jumpsuits and armed with banners declaring a Slipknot infestation.

Perhaps that was what Crahan was referring to when he ended Monday's interview with two words: "World domination."

Many music industry insiders expect Iowa to top the Billboard 200 albums chart. Slipknot's 1999 self-titled major-label debut gradually sold more than 2 million copies worldwide � all with virtually no radio or video support.

This time around there is a buzz on the band as electrifying as the group's nine-member musical assault. "Left Behind," the album's first single, is spinning on influential radio stations like KROQ-FM in Los Angeles (see "Slipknot Set 'Left Behind' As First Iowa Single, Video"). The band is also hoping for major airplay for the "Left Behind" video. A Roadrunner Records spokesperson said the label shipped more than a million copies of the album to stores.

"It's going to be a big week. Everyone knows that," Crahan said. "It's a great album. It's 190 percent ourselves, so I don't see why anyone would have a problem with it. All of these people talk, 'You're going to have #1.' I just want it so if the fans want it, it's there."

Much of Iowa is in the same vein as Slipknot, with Taylor's earsplitting screams showered over James Root and Mic Thompson's wall of guitars; Paul Grey's towering bass; Crahan, Chris Fehn and Joey Jordison's spastic beats; and sampler Craig Jones and DJ Sid Wilson's occasional effects and scratches. There are, however, a few stray moments, particularly the aptly titled "Gently," which opens in a whisper and lets Taylor truly shine as a singer.

"We like to get into our art," Crahan said. "Just to get by would be suicidal for us. We want to push it. We feel we are the envelope. It's natural for us to spin in different directions. We're in it to win it. We're not here to be comfortable. We're here to get it on. No one is safe."

More than groundbreaking, though, Iowa is just plain angry. Call it ear-breaking.

"We went out and we toured for two years straight, and the road really beat the f--- out of us, and it was kind of an overall consensus that we wanted to do something a lot darker than the first album," Taylor said. "[Recording] really helped us f---ing get out all the anger, all the bullsh--, all the loneliness, the experience on the road, everything to f---ing create this sick monster."

Slipknot will lay the groundwork for another sick monster when they headline this fall's Pledge of Allegiance Tour, which kicks off September 14 near Chicago (see "Slipknot, System Of A Down, Mudvayne To Mount Pledge Of Allegiance Tour").

For a full interview with Corey Taylor, check out the feature "Slipknot: Home Is Where The Art Is".

�Corey Moss, with additional reporting by Robert Mancini (
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LOUD! Playlist...

In this edition of Loud, watch for appearances by members of Pantera, Disturbed and Linkin Park.

Playlist for Saturday, September 1:
Pantera: "Drag The Waters"
Marilyn Manson: "The Beautiful People"
Cradle Of Filth: "Her Ghost In The Fog"
Disturbed: "Down With The Sickness"
Godsmack: "Awake"
Metallica: "For Whom The Bell Tolls"
Ministry: "N.W.O"
Skinny Puppy: "Spasmolytic"
Danzig: "Five Finger Crawl"
Kyuss: "Demon Cleaner"

* Playlist subject to change without notice

Now this Loud looks like its going to be a damn good one!
Pantera's 'Drag The Waters' is a new one to me.. i like Pantera so i am hoping for a good one!
Marilyn Manson's 'The Beautiful People' is almost a classic by now. I remember the first time i saw it on Much Music. My exact words to my sister (well from what i remember) were, "What the fuck kind of video is that?" Then the song came out on 'Big Shinny Tunes 2' and i played it to hell! The video rocks! The song is also the new theme song of WWF's SmackDown! (Its a re-mix but still the song.)
Cradle Of Filth's 'Her Ghost In The Fog' is the only Cradle Of Filth video they will play on Loud. Why not the 'From The Cradle To Enslave' Video? Look here, here, here, here, or here. Now do you know why? If it was not for 'Her Ghost In The Fog' i don't think i would of ever found out about Cradle Of Filth! The video rocks!
Disturbed's 'Down With The Sickness' rocks! I have been listening to that song for months before the video so i was quite surprised when i saw it for the first time. The video version of the song has the what i call 'freak out' verse cut out.. (In the song he freaks out and yells things like, "you stupid bitch", "fucking whore", etc...) Another rocking video!
Godsmack's 'Awake' rocks! I can't get enough of that song! The music from the song is in a US Navy commercial! Did you know that?
Metallica's 'For Whom The Bell Tolls' is an ok song.. i have seen the video but i don't remember it.. Fill me in if you like.. Metallica's a good metal band.. just a little too caught up in the $$$.
Ministry's 'N.W.O' I really like this song.. I hear Ministry is working on some new stuff right now.. i can't wait for it!
Skinny Puppy's 'Spasmolytic' i don't know anything about.. i never really listened to much Skinny Puppy but i hear they are pretty good.
Danzig's 'Five Finger Crawl' This video was on Loud not that long ago but i still think it rocks! I have this cd in my collection!
Kyuss's 'Demon Cleaner' anyone know anything about this band? I don't!
I hope that the Pantera, Disturbed and Linkin Park appearances are good!

Re-cap of last weeks Loud.
This is a new thing i thought i would start.
I just saw last weeks loud tonight because i was in P.E.I. and witchmooon taped it for me. Thanks man!
anyway.. Did you notice that they said Fuck about 5 or 6 times on Loud? George said it once and the guys from slipknot said it the other 4 or 5 times. I find this interesting because Much Music have been 'beeping' out Loud for years!
I also found it interesting how everyone was like, "Fuck Fred Durst" at the Slipknot concert. Corey of slipknot even said he conceders Fred Durst a business man but not an artist. He knows how to sell albums but not how to make them real.
Its so true. and so very sad.

That's the end of this weeks Loud review. If you would like to review loud please do! and post it on the loud community!

Don't forget Slipknot's new video 'Left Behind' comes out on Thursday August 30th and will be played every hour on the hour on MTV2!

Keep it loud!