MARTY FRIEDMAN: I Was Disappointed by MEGADETH's Final Studio Album

Former MEGADETH guitarist Marty Friedman has admitted that he found the group's last album, The World Needs A Hero, "a little disappointing" and has indicated that his proposed band with fellow ex-MEGADETH members Dave Ellefson (bass), Al Pitrelli (guitar) and Jimmy DeGrasso (drums) will feature a sound far removed from that of the Mustaine-led combo. ...

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SKINLAB Announce Upcoming Dates, Prepare Possible DVD

SKINLAB are tentatively due to play the following dates during September: Sept. 20 – Hollywood, CA @ The Troubadour Sept. 28 – San Francisco, CA @ The Pound SKINLAB's performance at The Pound will reportedly be lensed by Reality Check Media, the production division of Reality Check TV, for a future DVD release. RCTV and ...

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PORCUPINE TREE Frontman To Appear On OSI Debut

PORCUPINE TREE frontman Steven Wilson has contributed lead vocals to two songs on the forthcoming debut album from OSI (ORCHESTRA OF STRATEGIC INFLUENCE), which features in its ranks DREAM THEATER drummer Mike Portnoy, FATES WARNING guitarist Jim Matheos, CHROMA KEY/ex-DREAM THEATER keyboardist Kevin Moore, and GORDIAN KNOT/ex-CYNIC bassist Sean Malone. Moore and Matheos reportedly commenced ...

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ANNIHILATOR Live Video Posted Online

Canadian metallers ANNIHILATOR have made six live tracks available for viewing in streaming video via their official site at this location. The featured songs — "Murder", "Ultramotion", "The Box", "Denied", "The Blackest Day" and "King Of The Kill" — were recorded in London on May 13th. ...

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DAVE WILLIAMS' Public Funeral Service: An Eyewitness Account

Fans got a chance to pay their respects to Dave Williams, singer for DROWNING POOL, at a public funeral service yesterday (Sunday, August 18th) at the Plano Center in Plano, Texas. A smaller, more private viewing was also held for friends and family on Saturday evening from 6-9 PM Central Time. According to one of ...

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THE GATHERING Commence Mixing New Full-Length CD

Holland's THE GATHERING have commenced the mixing process for their as-yet-untitled new full-length effort, tentatively due in January through the group's own Psychonaut Records. According to drummer Hans Rutten, "we're all relieved and satisfied as it turned out excellent. Right now we've streamlined the album into a 10-track full length, a mere 50 minutes of ...

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PARADISE LOST Change Projected Title Of Forthcoming CD

PARADISE LOST have apparently changed the projected title of their forthcoming ninth studio album to Symbol Of Life from the previously-announced Deus. The CD is tentatively due on October 14th through G.U.N./ BMG Records in Europe and a short time later via Koch Entertainment in North America. As previously reported, PARADISE LOST are in he ...

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DARK ANGEL To Make Unannounced Appearance At KREATOR/DESTRUCTION Gig

The reformed DARK ANGEL — featuring guitarists Jim Durkin and Eric Meyer, vocalist Ron Rinehart, bassist Jeremy Peto (ex-MORGION) and drummer Al "Mayhem" Mendez (DREAMS OF DAMNATION) — are strongly rumored to be planning a surprise appearance (likely for only one or two songs) at the September 30th show by KREATOR/DESTRUCTION at The Galaxy Theater ...

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DANZIG Film Video For "Kiss The Skull"

DANZIG filmed a video for the track "Kiss The Skull" on Saturday, August 17th in Los Angeles with director Tom Mignone, who has previously worked with SLIPKNOT and MUDVAYNE, among others. In other news, DANZIG will be performing an open air WXRX radio show in Rockford, Illinois on Saturday, August 31st at On The Waterfront. ...

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