LIFE AFTER DEATH: Hard At Work On Material For Second Album

LIFE AFTER DEATH, the Los Angeles-based band featuring ARMORED SAINT drummer Gonzo and guitarist Phil Sandoval, are continuing to write material for their second release. Once the new recording is completed, the group are said to be considering issuing both CDs together as a two-disc set with a DVD of live bootleg performances recorded throughout ...

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VIRGIN STEELE: New Album 'Will Be Ready When It’s Ready'

VIRGIN STEELE singer David DeFeis and guitarist Edward Pursino commented during a recent online chat on the progress of the songwriting sessions for the long-running Long Island, NY-based power metal group's next studio album. Said David: "After these [upcoming DeFeis/Pursino acoustic] dates, we will dive full-bore hardcore into the completion of the next album. The ...

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ANATHEMA Guitarist To Embark On Acoustic Mini-Tour

ANATHEMA guitarist Danny Cavanagh will be doing a semi-acoustic tour in September with Sean Jude (LEAFBLADE) as support. "I will be playing many well-known ANATHEMA songs and covers, using acoustic and electric guitar, and piano," says Danny. "Expect tracks such as 'Fragile Dreams' and 'One Last Goodbye', plus newer songs. "Sean will be playing 100% ...

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THE PROJECT HATE: 40 Minutes Of New Music Completed

THE PROJECT HATE, the Swedish band featuring Jörgen Sandström of ENTOMBED/GRAVE fame on lead vocals, have finished writing "close to 40 minutes" of material for their fourth studio album, which they will begin recording in December at Soundlab Studios. "We still have some two or three songs to write, though, and we also need to ...

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Review: Anger Management Bad For METALLICA

Jim Derogatis of the Chicago Sun-Times reviewed METALLICA's headlining performance at Chicago's Allstate Arena Friday night (August 27). An excerpt from his review follows: "The problem with METALLICA's more than two-hour set, however, was that Hetfield and his bandmates — who've famously benefitted from band therapy sessions and all sorts of personal growth ...

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