ANIMAL: New Album 'Medley' Posted Online

ANIMAL, the new group featuring original W.A.S.P. guitarist Randy Piper, have posted a five-track medley sampler of material that will be included on the group's sophomore album, tentatively due in early 2005, at their official web site. Download the 5.8 MB MP3 file at this location. The follow-up to 2002's "900 Lb. Steam" ...

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JOHN SYKES: Live Album Audio Samples Posted Online

Legendary guitarist John Sykes (THIN LIZZY, WHITESNAKE, BLUE MURDER) will release his new live album, "Bad Boy Live", in Japan next week. Copies of the CD, which was recorded in April 2004 on Sykes' Japanese tour, will also become available from the guitarist's official web site at the start of the New Year. More information ...

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NILE: New Album Update

NILE guitarist/vocalist Karl Sanders has issued the following update on the recording sessions for the group's new album: "We are home now, on break for the holidays. The drums are completely finished tracking, and [drummer] George [Kollias, of NIGHTFALL/SICKENING HORROR fame] is on his way home to Greece. Actually we have been finished with drums ...

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OVERKILL: New Album Title, Track Listing Revealed

Long-running New Jersey thrashers OVERKILL have set "Relix IV" a the title of their new album, tentatively due in March 2005 via Spitfire Records in the U.S. and Regain Records in Europe. "Relix IV" track listing: 01. Within Your Eyes 02. Love 03. Loaded Rack 04. Bats In the Belfry 05. A Pound Of Flesh ...

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DISTURBED To Play Benefit Concert For DIMEBAG DARRELL MEMORIAL FUND

On February 23, 2005, DISTURBED will be putting on a benefit concert for the Dimebag Darrell Memorial Fund. The venue of choice is the Aragon Ballroom in Chicago, IL. Details regarding guest performances, ticket pricing and on-sale dates will be available shortly. For more information regarding the Dimebag Darrell Memorial Fund, visit www.damageplan.com. DISTURBED are ...

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INFAMY Begin Recording New Demo

Los Angeles death/grinders INFAMY entered Shiva Industries with producer Matt Fisher (ex-MINDROT, EYES OF FIRE) on December 18 to record their latest demo, titled "Gates of Purgatory". Finally, INFAMY have overcome all obstacles, including the death of bass/vocalist Joshua Jagger Heatley in 1997 and the death of his replacement, Daryl Parvin, in 2003. The follow-up ...

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Korea's OATHEAN To Release New Album In U.S. Via THE END RECORDS

Korea's melodic black metal sextet OATHEAN will release their third full-length album, entitled "Fading Away Into the Grave of Nothingness", in the USA and South America via an exclusive licensing deal with The End Records. The U.S. release date for the album has been scheduled for February 22, 2005. "Fading Away Into the Grave of ...

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