July 5th, 2002


i thought i would post this

Soulfly goes Gold!

It is now official! Soulflys debut album has been awarded gold status for sales in Australia.

That means it has sold over 35,000 copies here, and we are confident that this will give promoters a kick to get Max and the lads over here.

In other Soulfly news, the Seek n Strike video is completed, and looks pretty cool. The band are playing outdoors, and while the clip emulates other Seps/Soulfly videos, it should not disappoint.

More news on the tour as it comes to hand.

this is kind of a big deal here in australia because metal has very little support here and actually there is not a single radio station which plays a decent amount of metal

Amen related news as well as manson and QOTSA

Queens Of The Stone Age frontman/guitarist Josh Homme recently commented to Radio 1 on what to expect from The Headband, a new side project of his which also features Q.O.T.S.A. bassist Nick Oliveri, members of Amen and former Marilyn Manson bassist Twiggy Ramirez; Here's what he had to say:
We thought that we do a lot of melodic stuff, but we come from heavy punk rock background and so does Casey. We all thought it would be great to have a project that unleashes aggressiveness. That's the Head Band. It's sort of like the pissed off version of all our bands. In Amens' case they are already a little bit angry."
The group have already begun work in the studio for their debut effort and are tentatively eyeing a fall/winter release through Rekords Rekords.

This project sounds pretty cool. I cant wait to hear it. Would be nice if they toured.

The other Amen-related news, which I dont consider good. And I hope it doesnt mean anything as far as Amen is concerned?

Shannon Larkin is filling Tony Stewart's shoes in Godsmack. They are not saying whether it is permanent or temporarily. I am hoping for the latter. Amen is a much better band than Godsmack. And that is an understatement!!