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JUNE 30th, 2003:
'The Rebel You Love To Hate' is available for almost a month now in Europe and the reviews were mostly pretty good. The June edition of Aardschok Magazine included an interview with Billy Milano. You won't find it here, because it's in Dutch. They also reviewed the album and gave it 80 points out of 100. You will find links to other reviews and interviews below.
What's new here at this S.O.D. & M.O.D. fansite:
- Two more reviews have been added, click here;
- New interview with Billy Milano at KNAC.com
- M.O.D. will do a show at the Milwaukee Metalfest. Click here for the date!
And what can you expect within the next few days:
- Lyrics for 'The Rebel You Love To Hate'!
- Updated discographies for S.O.D. and M.O.D.,
including compilations that weren't here before.
- Another 'special item':
a Russian M.O.D.-cd (Dictated Aggression & Surfin' M.O.D. on one cd) and maybe a handfull of S.O.D.-liveshows on cd-r.
- And lots more!!!
MAY 24th, 2003:
A lot has happened the last few days. The record has been released in America, Billy's Official website has been launched and more...
Official Fansite of Europe
First of all I want to thank Billy Milano for making my site the Official Site of Europe. I'm really proud of it. This means that I am on the newspage of www.billymilano.com and that this site will be updated with the latest news, reviews, pics and tourplans. Billy has also something else in mind, but you'll find that out in about 3 or 4 weeks. So keep coming back!
The Rebel You Love To Hate
I got a copy already and I think it rocks! Don't expect an oldtime hardcore album when you are going to buy it, 'cause it isn't. It's just good music. There are some really great songs on it and it sounds great. Not sure yet? Or just curious? Download a couple of songs here (rightclick and 'save target as...'). And if you like them, don't forget to buy the album. Releasedate for Europe: June 2nd, 2003.
Latest addition: S.O.D. at Peabody's, November 26th, 1999. More special items coming soon! For more info, click here.
MAY 20th, 2003:
NEW RECORD IN STORES NOW!!! Free Mp3's available here!
Today is the day 'The Rebel You Love To Hate' is released in America by Nuclear Blast and Billy's new website has been launched at: www.BillyMilano.com. Check it out!
In Europe the album will be released in June. But it is possible to listen to it already!!! Billy told me to upload the following tracks, for fans to download. Enjoy.
To download: rightclick and 'save target as...'
Thanks to Billy Milano
PS: If you like the songs: BUY THE ALBUM!
MAY 14th, 2003:
Billy Milano Official Website ...and other updates
In a few days, May 20, Billy Milano's Official Website will be launched along with the NEW M.O.D. record. That same day you will be able to download the full version of 'ASS-Ghanistan' and short clips of 2 other new songs, here at my fansite!!!
Cool new official M.O.D. banner:
Here are some important (up)dates:
May 20: Releasedate for America of 'The Rebel You Love To Hate' (Nuclear Blast America)
May 20: Billy Milano's Official Website at www.billymilano.com will be launched
May 20: Free mp3's available at this S.O.D. & M.O.D. fansite
June 02: Releasedate for Europe of 'The Rebel You Love To Hate' (Nuclear Blast Europe)
Recently I've added a new page with some reviews of 'The Rebel...'. You can find links to these reviews by clicking at this banner:
MORE UPDATES SOON!
MAY 8th, 2003:
Billy Milano cancelled filming for Headbangers Ball
Billy Milano was supposed to film for the Headbangers Ball today. He recieved the
script by e-mail and was SHOCKED when he read what the format was going to be.
Out of 400 people 6 got called back. Billy was one of those people. But he turned down the job.
Billy about why he cancelled the filming:
realized they were going to run every aspect of the show and play bullshit
videos, I cancelled my filming. Out of 400 people
6 got called back. I was the only person who told them to shove the job up their ass if they were gonna play the same bullshit video's.
So it's no surprise I didn't get the job. Haha. Below is the response I sent
to the director if MTV. I fuckin RULE!!!!!!
I read the script and I have to speak my mind. I can't be involved with anything
that is going to compromise me. GODSMACK? IRON MAIDEN? METALLICA?
You played this shit enough, to put in on more under HEADBANGERS BALL
is a bad idea. If you guys ever get serious about HEADBANGERS BALL, then call me
and I will save your show from the failure and ridicule it's heading toward.
Integrity is not just a word in the lyrics of my music.
MAY 5th, 2003:
Headbangers Ball - Exclusive news ...and some reviews!
Every metal head's favorite show is back on MTV2 for a new generation of headbangers. Headbangers Ball will kick heavy metal into the 21st Century by highlighting the best classic and new metal videos, hard rock artists, and the newest metal talent. Billy Milano has some important piece of news!
Billy Milano got an audition for MTV on May 2nd as a possible host for Headbangers Ball. Wouldn't it be great if he got that job? Today Billy gave me some exclusive news about this audition:
"I have recently tried out for host of MTV's Headbangers Ball.
They have just called me back to shoot a test reel for them to preview. This is huge news and you have it first. They asked me what would I bring to the show. I said, "Credibility and a knowledge of metal music they need desperately."
Wish me luck, more news to follow.
- Milano -"
In other news, I have added 2 links to reviews for M.O.D.'s soon to be released album 'The Rebel You Love To Hate'. On www.whitethrashdevil.com, Sick Royale writes:
"From mocking the nu-metal/rap-rock scene, to ripping System Of A Down and Rage Against The Machine a new asshole, to goofing on Rammstein, and giving props to Kiss, Milano completely loses his mind on The Rebel You Love To Hate. I used to think he was just a loud mouth, but now I'm convinced Billy's fuckin' nuts. The album's title track is a five minute celebration of being Billy Milano. I don't know how this guy can sit, his balls are so big. The egocentric lyrics are backed up by a badass song, so it all evens out in the end. Billy truly is the rebel we all love to hate, and I have a feeling a lot of people will be loving The Rebel You Love To Hate." [...] "The lyrics on The Rebel You Love To Hate are just as great as the music. "Wigga," the album's first track, and mockery of nu-metal and rap-rock, is absolutely brilliant, and one of the funniest things Billy's written in years ("Pull your pants up!")." [...] "The Rebel You Love To Hate is one hell of a fun album, and if you're an old school M.O.D. fan, I guarantee you're gonna love it. As always, don't take my word. Buy the fucker and judge for yourself."
For the complete review, click here.
Death Metal Dan writes at www.into-obscurity.com:
[...] "What's new is M.O.D.'s step away from more straight thrash music to a more wholly encompassing satirical soundtrack. Nowadays, the music providing the groundwork for Milano's verbal bullets is more in line with the ammo. A pseudo-nu-metal rhythm makes up the whole of "Wigga" and in "Rage Against the Mac Machine," the guitarist uses those weird octave effects that RATM's guitarist threw into every one of his solos. This does wonders for the attacks and the humor on the album, but makes the album a bit harder to listen for purely musical enjoyment. But there are plenty of less threatening tracks that have more of a straightforward metal approach, like the title track." [...] "I think S.O.D. really missed the mark with their second album. M.O.D. do a much better job, but it's difficult to touch hits like Bubble Butt."
For the complete review, click here.
MAY 1st, 2003:
M.O.D. will shoot video for 'WIGGA'
According to Billy Milano himself, he has been very busy doing interviews lately. Billy will have some more news soon, but here's a little bit of info already.
Billy is doing a video for the 'Wigga' song. It is a situation video and it will feature an EMINEM look-alike. "I know this will be a very funny video," Billy told me.
Billy: "I will have some news for you this week - I have been really busy with all these interviews. I am doing them all day. The record has been getting great reviews in Holland and the people in America love this record."
NEW SOCIETY OF ANARCHISTS
New Society Of Anarchists did (among others) some back-up vocals for 'The Rebel You Love To Hate'. Billy Milano sent me this picture earlier.
Here's a message I took from the N.S.O.A.-website:
"New Society Of Anarchists has (just) returned from Water Music in Hoboken, New Jersey. N.S.O.A. did the back-up vocal tracks overseen by friend and producer Billy Milano on the brand-new M.O.D. record entitled 'The Rebel You Love To Hate'. N.S.O.A. got to see the NYC area and hang out with Billy Milano (M.O.D./S.O.D.), Bill Wilson (Blackout Records), The Turbo A.C.'s, Paul Crook (Acclaimed guitarist and producer for such bands as M.O.D., Anthrax, etc...), and had an awesome time. Thanks Billy!"
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