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Posted on February 12, 2008

Blabbermouth reports a full-length, uncensored version of ‘Aesthetics of Hate’ is available on the ‘media’ page of the official Machine Head website. It can also been downloaded here (Flash Video file, 22 MB).

This is the first track from the recently released ‘The Blackening’, the track was inspired by an article called “Aesthetics of Hate: R.I.P. Dimebag Abbott, & Good Riddance”.

The song is a ‘fuck you’ to the author of the article William Grim, from Machine Head’s Robb Flynn:

“It basically said that Dime was untalented and that he reaped what he sowed,” Flynn told MTV.com about the article. (Grim called Abbott “an ignorant, barbaric, untalented possessor of a guitar” who looks “more simian than human” and “part of a generation that has confused sputum with art and involuntary reflex actions with emotion”). “It's one thing to have an opinion about an artist, but the thing that was the most offensive to me was how it then went on to cast this huge generalization over the metal community, calling us pathetic for mourning his death. He called us all ugly and fat. I wanted to punch the fucking computer screen when I read that article.”


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