March 8th, 2005

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To collect as much donation money as possible for the victims of the tsunami catastrophe, NAPALM DEATH, THE HAUNTED, HEAVEN SHALL BURN and Century Media Records have arranged an unconventional CD-single release. The first 10 copies of the strictly-limited-to-a-1,000 edition of the tsunami charity compilation single are being auctioned via eBay over the next 10 weeks, one each week, starting now. These hand-numbered collector items are originally signed by all participating bands (NAPALM DEATH, THE HAUNTED and HEAVEN SHALL BURN). The single features NAPALM DEATH's brand-new track "The Great And The Good" (featuring ex-DEAD KENNEDYS frontman Jello Biafra on guest vocals) from their upcoming album "The Code Is Red… Long Live The Code". THE HAUNTED picked the song "Smut King" from the digipack pressing of their acclaimed album "rEVOLVEr", and HEAVEN SHALL BURN added "Strassenkampf" (originally by DIE SKEPTIKER and feat. guitarist Patrick Schleitzer on vocals), the exclusive bonus-track of the Korean pressing of "Antigone". All three bands and Jello Biafra wrote liner notes for the single's booklet. All proceeds of the single will be donated to the Red Cross.

Woman's day

Actually I'm not going to write about any specific metal stuff. I wanna write a brief and most probably boring post about women, for this is also a women community not only a metal one, isn't it? 

Today in Italy is what can be translated as Woman's day. I don't know if it's the same in foreign countries, but anyway... It's a day dedicated to 129 women that died in a fire in a New York textile factory on this same day in 1908. They were locked in by their master as a punishment for their strike.

And I have to say that I was stuck at the "who is metal or not" discussion... and this post comes also from that: my girls maximum respect for the metal sisterhood;)

So I want to end this post with a lil bunch of mimosas (that's the traditional gift in this day here, I know they're not the most beautiful flowers but it's Italian tradition!! not my idea, I honestly prefer roses), it's my little present for all the metal sisters over there...

\m/

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Rocker dips into a new life

Former Korn guitarist Brian "Head" Welch was baptized Saturday in the Jordan River, just weeks after quitting his band, drug habits and rock 'n' roll lifestyle for religion. Welch, a founding member of the multi-platinum band, and about 20 other white-robed Christian pilgrims from a Bakersfield, Calif., church were immersed by their pastor, Ron Vietti, at Kibbuts Kinneret, Isreael. Welch said the ritual baptism had washed away his anger. "You know when you get angry and it builds up? I felt like hurting someone before - now I feel like hugging people." Vietti said Welch - who has "Jesus" tattooed across his knuckles and "Matthew 11:28" tattooed prominently across his neck - is already attracting a new group of young people to the message of Christianity. Korn announced Welch's resignation last month after 13 years with the band. Welch said he had beocme increasingly addicted in recent years, but that religion helped him quit. He said he plans to release more music without the band.