CRISIS Become SKULLSICK NATION

After nearly a decade on the scene, Los Angeles-based, female-fronted metallers CRISIS have changed their name to SKULLSICK NATION. According to guitarist Jwyanza, the name change is due to the fact that "the band has just gone through so many changes over the last four years since [we put out our last CD] The Hollowing ...

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TESTAMENT Guitarist To Guest On SKITZO CD

TESTAMENT/DRAGONLORD guitarist Steve Smyth will be going into the recording studio with close friend and BLACK SABBATH tribute group SWEET LEAF bandmate Lance Ozanix to lay down guest leads on the next SKITZO release. Smyth had previously appeared on SKITZO's Got Sick CD. ...

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THE 3RD AND THE MORTAL Bounce Back With "Memoirs"

Norway's THE 3RD AND THE MORTAL will issue their first album in five years, entitled Memoirs, through VME (Voices Music and Entertainment) in early February. According to the group's official web site, the nine-song CD “was recorded in several intervals over a period of four years, and this time a lot of guest musicians are ...

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DAVID COVERDALE Continues Work On Upcoming Solo CD

Former DEEP PURPLE/WHITESNAKE frontman DAVID COVERDALE has posted the following update on the progress of the songwriting sessions for his upcoming solo CD, the singer's first since 2000's Into The Light: “I have more than 20 songs to actually turn into 'songs', as opposed to 'instrumentals'...actually, closer to 30, [including] some [Into The Light] stuff ...

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RAVEN Guitarist's Recovery "Ahead of Schedule"

According to an update posted by RAVEN bassist/vocalist John Galagher, guitarist Mark Gallagher has been recovering faster than expected from the leg injuries he sustained (shattered ankle on one leg, most of the flesh ripped off the other) when a “20-foot wall” fell on him in early November. “He can stand now, and has been ...

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THE IRON MAIDENS Hit The Road, Score Movies

THE IRON MAIDENS, L.A.'s all-girl tribute to IRON MAIDEN that features in its ranks PHANTOM BLUE drummer Linda McDonald and guitarist Josephine, have lined up the following performances during the coming weeks: Dec. 31 – Reseda, CA @ Paladino's Jan. 05 – Las Vegas, NV @ PINK-E's Jan. 10 – Santa Ana, CA @ The ...

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