PROJECT: FAILING FLESH Finish Tracking Debut

PROJECT: FAILING FLESH, the new group featuring former VOIVOD/current E-FORCE bassist/vocalist Eric Forrest, Kevin 131 (GARDEN OF SHADOWS, TWISTED TOWER DIRE, BRAVE, WHILE HEAVEN WEPT) and Tim Gutierrez (instruments), have completed recording basic tracks for the group's debut CD, titled "A Beautiful Sickness". Vocals will be laid down by Forrest in late January, with the ...

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DEATH ANGEL Celebrate New Year With Hometown Gig

Reunited Bay Area metallers DEATH ANGEL performed the following set during their New Year's Eve appearance at the Pound in San Francisco, California: 01. 3rd Floor 02. Evil Priest 03. Seemingly Endless Time 04. Mistress of Pain 05. Veil Of Deception 06. Stagnant 07. Cold Gin (KISS cover) 08. Angel Fuck (MISFITS cover) 09. Devil's ...

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THE ALTER BOYS Hard At Work On Debut Album

THE ALTER BOYS, the project featuring members MUSHROOMHEAD, DOG FASHION DISCO, UNIFIED CULTURE and the ORIGINAL PRANKSTA, have spent most of December at Ohio's Mars Recording Studio recording their debut full-length album, tentatively due in mid-summer through Cleveland's SMDC Records. A demo recording of the track "Pigs & Pineapples" can be downloaded from the SMDC ...

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METALLICA's 'Black' CD No. 3 Album Of Soundscan Era

METALLICA's self-titled "Black" album is the No. 3 album of the Soundscan era, according to the service's parent company, Nielsen. Soundscan has been tracking album sales since 1991 and SHANIA TWAIN's 1997 release, "Come On Over", reigns on top, selling 14.4 million-plus copies, with ALANIS MORISSETTE's 1995 debut, "Jagged Little Pill", at Number Two with ...

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RIGOR MORTIS Reform, Commence Work On New Material

Dallas, Texas-based thrashers RIGOR MORTIS have reformed and have begun rehearsing together for the first time in 13 years. Casey Orr (bass, vocals), Harden Harrison (drums, vocals), and Mike Scaccia (guitar) plan to celebrate the group's 20th anniversary by re-releasing their hard-to-find, Capitol Records self-titled debut (originally issued in 1988) with lots of extra material. ...

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Former MEGADETH, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN Members To Appear On Sophomore LAUDAMUS CD

Marty Friedman (guitar, ex-MEGADETH), Jeff Scott Soto (vocals, TALISMAN/ex-YNGWIE MALMSTEEN), Rob Rock (vocals, ex-IMPELLITTERI), Kee Marcello (guitar, ex-EUROPE), and Mattias IA Eklund (guitar, FREAK KITCHEN) are among the guests appearing on the sophomore full-length album from Sweden's LAUDAMUS. The as-yet-untitled effort, which was recorded in Costa Mesa, California under the watchful eye of producer Ken ...

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SINERGY To Play Longest Gig Ever In Portugal

Finland's SINERGY will play their "longest gig ever" at their upcoming show at Hard Club in Porto, Portugal on Jan. 26. "You'll hear a wide range of songs from all 3 albums, plus a few cover songs," reads a message on the band's official web site. "This will be SINERGY's last gig in support of ...

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OZZY, SHARON OSBOURNE Renew Wedding Vows

Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne renewed their wedding vows during a New Year's Eve party at the Beverly Hills Hotel that included hundreds of guests. The couple got married on July 4, 1982, but delayed their 20th anniversary celebration because of Sharon's battle with colon cancer. They announced their plans in November. Sharon wore a cream-colored ...

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