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Fallen Angel

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Below is our complete Fallen Angel news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Fallen Angel Guitarist Undergoes Surgery

Guitarist John Cruppe of Fallen Angel has posted the following statement online about his recent health issues and the current status of the band:

"This is an open letter to all fans, friends, and family members to the New York based heavy metal band Fallen Angel. I am entitling this letter 'THE DAY I FELL' or maybe even more appropriate, 'WHAT DID YOU GET FOR YOUR BIRTHDAY THIS YEAR?'

"My name is John Cruppe and I am the founder and co-lead guitarist of Fallen Angel, and I wanted to address everything going on in our circle currently. There are a lot of rumors floating about and I wanted to set the record straight now that I can. So let me start by asking a simple question. What did you get for your Birthday this year? Was it something great and did everyone you wanted to remember it remember your day, or were you forgotten in the shuffle and disappointed? Either way let me just say that I would trade with any of you in a flash if given the opportunity.

"My Birthday is May 2nd and within ten days of it I was told I had been diagnosed with a cystic tumor on my brain stem that needed to be surgically removed immediately. They said there was nothing I could have done differently to avoid this and that they only saw a few of these over the course of a year on the norm. Prior to being properly diagnosed my primary physician and his partner [Meloni / Marino] advised me that my symptoms [numbing across entire left side of body, constant headaches and more] did not warrant an MRI even though I requested one, and in their infinite wisdom prescribed a series of B-12 shots and for me to take Aleve a couple times a day. This lasted for about six weeks prior to my official diagnosis, which ultimately led to my surgery on May 31st 2012.

"They wasted six weeks of valuable time as I suffered daily with these symptoms. They only started to take me seriously after I admitted myself into Emergency due to my symptoms becoming even more severe. Sounds like a pretty pathetic turn of events if you ask me. Soon after, my diagnosis became official, and the fear of dying or becoming paralyzed from the surgery sent me into a whirlpool of emotion that was nearly impossible to cope with as you might suspect if you were in my shoes. I was shuffled through Neurologists and Neurosurgeons until finally I was paired up with Dr. Walter at Strong Hospital. In my opinion this man is a genius with picture perfect bedside manner. More...

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New Metal Songs Hitting The Rock Band Network

It's been awhile since the metal was freely flowing on the Rock Band Network, but this week again sees a variety of new songs added for the headbanging crowd. The following tracks are now available on the Xbox 360 version of the game:

All Shall Perish - "A Pure Evil (2x Bass Pedal)" (160 MSP)
Fallen Angel - "Watching" (160 MSP)
Nightrage - "Wrapped in Deceitful Dreams" (160 MSP)
Nightrage - "Wrapped in Deceitful Dreams (2x Bass Pedal)" (160 MSP)
Oklahoma Caddy Shack - "Children of Brodom" (80 MSP)
Oklahoma Caddy Shack - "Children of Brodom (2x Bass Pedal)" (80 MSP)
Within the Ruins - "Controller" (160 MSP)
Within the Ruins - "Controller (2x Bass Pedal)" (160 MSP)

PS3 players can also look forward to these songs arriving on Tuesday, May 1st:

All Shall Perish - "Never... Again" ($1.99)
Anarchy Club - "Rise and Shine" ($0.99)

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New Metal Songs Come To The Rock Band Network

After last week's hiatus due to the holiday season, the Rock Band Network is back in full swing adding in new tracks. This week's metal additions to the Xbox 360 version are as follows:

Devin Townsend - "Planet Smasher" (160 MSP)
Fallen Angel - "The One Who Walks Alone" (160 MSP)
Nordheim - "Beer, Metal, Trolls, and Vomit!" (160 MSP)
Pythia - "Just a Lie" (160 MSP)
Pythia - "Just a Lie (2x Bass Pedal)" (160 MSP)
Texas in July - "Hook, Line, and Sinner (RB3 2x Bass Pedal)" (160 MSP)

These songs also hit the PS3 version on 1/10 (North America) and 1/18 (Europe):

Devin Townsend - "Ziltoidia Attaxx!!" ($1.99)
Asking Alexandria - "A Prophecy (RB3 version)" ($1.99)

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Morbid Angel Added To The Rock Band Network

Finishing out the year, the Rock Band Network has added on new Xbox 360 tracks from Devin Townsend, Morbid Angel, and more, bringing the network to over 1,500 total songs available. The newly added metal tracks on the Xbox 360 version are as follows:

Deception of a Ghost - "These Voices" (160 MSP)
Devin Townsend - "N9 (2x Bass Pedal)" (160 MSP)
Fallen Angel - "Darkness" (160 MSP)
Morbid Angel - "Nevermore" (160 MSP)
Morbid Angel - "Nevermore (2x Bass Pedal)" (160 MSP)
Texas in July - "Hook, Line, and Sinner (RB3 version)" (160 MSP)

Unfortunately due to the holidays there will be no new songs added to the PS3 edition this week and no new songs added to either platform next week. Updates to the Rock Band Network will resume as normal on January 5th, 2012.

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Watain And More Added To The Rock Band Network

There's a little something for everyone this week in the latest collection of new metal tracks added to the Rock Band Network, from black metal to power metal and a whole lot in-between. These songs have now landed on the Xbox 360 version of the game:

Powerman 5000 - "V is for Vampire" (160 MSP)
All Shall Perish - "A Pure Evil" (160 MSP)
All Shall Perish - "My Retaliation (2x Bass Pedal)" (160 MSP)
Asking Alexandria - "Hey There Mr. Brooks (RB3 version)" (160 MSP)
Devin Townsend - "N9" (160 MSP)
Ethereal Collapse - "Category III: Architect" (80 MSP)
Ethereal Collapse - "Category III: Architect (2x Bass Pedal)" (80 MSP)
Fallen Angel - "Sad Wings" (160 MSP)
Francisco Meza - "Rage and Pain (2x Bass Pedal)" (80 MSP)
Halcyon Way - "Icon of Resolution" (80 MSP)
Halcyon Way - "Icon of Resolution (2x Bass Pedal)" (80 MSP)
Watain - "Underneath the Cenotaph" (160 MSP)

These songs also hit the PS3 edition on 12/20 (North America) and 12/21 (Europe):

Between the Buried and Me - "Selkies: The Endless Obsession" ($1.99)
Powerman 5000 - "Show Me What You've Got" ($1.99)

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Deadlock And Nevermore Come To The RBN

The Rock Band Network continues to expand its catalog this week, bringing new tracks to the Xbox 360 version from Nevermore, Deadlock, and more. The following songs are now available on the Xbox 360 that may be of interest to metal fans:

Deadlock - "Martyr to Science" (160 MSP)
Fallen Angel - "March Into Hell / Blood on My Soul" (160 MSP)
Fallen Angel - "Respiration Desperation / The Neutral Zone" (160 MSP)
Francisco Meza - "Rage and Pain" (80 MSP)
Nevermore - "The Obsidian Conspiracy" (160 MSP)
Nevermore - "The Obsidian Conspiracy (2x Bass Pedal)" (160 MSP)
Nevermore - "Without Morals (2x Bass Pedal)" (160 MSP)
Prototype - "The Way It Ends (2x Bass Pedal)" (160 MSP)
Will Haven - "Mida's Secret" (160 MSP)

These tracks will also be hitting the PS3 on 12/13/2011 (North America) and 12/14/2011 (Europe):

August Burns Red - "Internal Cannon" ($1.99)
Dance Gavin Dance - "Heat Seeking Ghost of Sex" ($1.99)
A Day to Remember - "If It Means a Lot to You" ($1.99)
A Day to Remember - "2nd Sucks" ($1.99)

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More Metal Songs Coming To The Rock Band Network

This week the Xbox 360 version of the Rock Band Network is back to seeing a varied list of newly added rock and metal tracks from several genres. The following songs are now available on the Xbox 360 edition:

All Shall Perish - "My Retaliation" (160 MSP)
Design the Skyline - "Break Free From Your Life" (160 MSP)
Fallen Angel - "The Reapers Shall Gather / Arrival" (160 MSP)
Kylesa - "Tired Climb" (160 MSP)
Nevermore - "Without Morals" (160 MSP)
The Bunny the Bear - "Ocean Floor" (160 MSP)
Thunder and Lightning - "Horizon" (160 MSP)

These tracks are coming to the PS3 on 12/6/2011 (North America) and Wednesday, 12/7/2011 (Europe):

Attack Attack! - "Last Breath" ($1.99)
A Day to Remember - "All Signs Point to Lauderdale" ($1.99)

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Atheist Invades The Rock Band Network

Although not quite as impressive in the quantity department as many past updates, this week's lineup of newly added songs to the Rock Band Network features a nice blend of differing styles so there's something for any metal fan. Atheist, All Shall Perish, Halcyon Way and more have invaded the Xbox 360 version, while next week the PS3 edition gets another new song from Black Veil Brides.

The newly added Xbox 360 metal tracks are as follows:

Atheist - "Faux King Christ" (160 MSP)
Atheist - "Faux King Christ (2x Bass Pedal)" (160 MSP)
All Shall Perish - "Spineless (2x Bass Pedal)" (160 MSP)
Fallen Angel - "Life or Death" (160 MSP)
Fallen Angel - "The Answer" (160 MSP)
Halcyon Way - "Inversion" (80 MSP)
Chaotrope - "The Cascade Effect" (80 MSP)

This track will also hit the PS3 on Tuesday the 15th (North America) and Wednesday the 16th (Europe):

Black Veil Brides - "Heaven's Calling" ($1.99)

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Lich King Comes To The Rock Band Network

Only two tracks have hit the Xbox 360 edition of the Rock Band Network this week, but luckily both are songs that may be of interest to metal heads. The newly added tracks are as follows:

Fallen Angel - "Ashes to Ashes/Leaving It All Behind"
Lich King - "Act of War"

The following tracks hit the PS3 edition on Tuesday, 8/16/2011 (Wednesday, 8/17/2011 in Europe):

Buckner & Garcia - "Pac-Man Fever" ($1.99) - Pop-Rock
Buckner & Garcia - "Froggy's Lament" ($1.99) - Pop-Rock
Buckner & Garcia - "Hyperspace" ($1.99) - Pop-Rock
Buckner & Garcia - "Mousetrap" ($1.99) - Pop-Rock
Possible Oscar - "Dead Again" ($1.99) - Rock

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Rock Band Network Gets New Metal Songs

For all you metal hungry Rock Band fans gearing up for the weekend, the Rock Band Network has now added on new tracks from Mastodon, After the Burial, Musica Diablo, and Winter Crescent. A listing of all the newly added Xbox 360 Rock Band Network songs, including all the non-metal tracks, can be found below.

Metal

After the Burial - "Pendulum (2x Bass Pedal)" (160 MSP)
Ethereal Collapse - "Category I: Slave to the Empirical (2x Bass Pedal)" (80 MSP)
Fallen Angel - "On and On" (160 MSP)
Mastodon - "Megalodon (2x Bass Pedal)" (160 MSP)
Musica Diablo - "Betrayed (2x Bass Pedal)" (80 MSP)
Serianna - "Inheritors (2x Bass Pedal)" (160 MSP)
Shakespeare in Hell - "Poor Yorick (2x Bass Pedal)" (80 MSP)
Winter Crescent - "Battle of Egos Part I" (80 MSP)
Winter Crescent - "Battle of Egos Part I (2X Bass Pedal)" (80 MSP)

Alternative

Dan Markland - "If I Was King" (80 MSP) More...

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Devin Townsend And More Added To Rock Band

If you're ready to rock out in celebration of the weekend, the Rock Band Network has got new metal tracks to keep your fingers flying. This week's roundup on the Xbox 360 includes songs from Devin Townsend, Ethereal Collapse, Soilwork, and more. The PS3 edition will also be getting a new Texas in July song on July 27th.

The full list of newly added Xbox 360 songs, including the non-metal tracks, is as follows:

Metal

Bob Katsionis - "Nightrager (2x Bass Pedal)" (160 MSP)
Chaotrope - "The Fall of Psilanthropy" (80 MSP)
Chaotrope - "The Thief in the Night - Part I" (80 MSP)
Devin Townsend - "By Your Command" (160 MSP)
Devin Townsend - "By Your Command (2x Bass Pedal)" (160 MSP)
Ethereal Collapse - "Category I: Slave to the Empirical" (80 MSP)
Fallen Angel - "The Grinding Wheels of War" (160 MSP)
Serianna - "Fragments" (160 MSP)
Serianna - "Fragments (2x Bass Pedal)" (160 MSP)
Soilwork - "Stabbing the Drama" (160 MSP)

Pop-Rock

Dan Rothery - "Regret" (160 MSP)
Rose of Jericho - "These City Lights" (80 MSP) More...

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Mastodon And More Hit The Rock Band Network

This week's grouping of new metal tracks added to the Rock Band Network has a little something for everyone, with new tracks coming from The Dillinger Escape Plan, Blackguard, Mastodon, and more.

The complete list of newly added music to the Xbox 360 edition of the game, including all the non-metal songs, is as follows:

Metal

"Farewell, Mona Lisa" - The Dillinger Escape Plan (160 MSP)
"Farewell, Mona Lisa (2x Bass Pedal)" - The Dillinger Escape Plan (160 MSP)
"The Sword (2x Bass Pedal)" – Blackguard (160 MSP)
"This Round's On Me (2x Bass Pedal)" – Blackguard (160 MSP)
"The Sword" – Blackguard (160 MSP)
"Betrayed" - Musica Diablo (80 MSP)
"Desecration Day" - Halcyon Way (80 MSP)
"The Nightrager" - Bob Katsionis (160 MSP)
"Inheritors" - Serianna (160 MSP)
"Seahorse Seahell" - Lions! Tigers! Bears! (160 MSP)
"Pendulum" - After the Burial (160 MSP)
"Sinner's Vengeance" - Fallen Angel (160 MSP)
"Megalodon" - Mastodon (160 MSP) More...

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New Metal Songs Added To The Rock Band Network

After last week's full lineup of new metal songs hitting the Rock Band Network, this Friday's roundup doesn't have quite as many options, but there are a still a handful of songs to help metal heads rock out over the weekend. New music is hitting the Xbox 360 edition of the game from Severed, White Wizzard, Dillinger Escape Plan, and Bumblefoot.

The entire list of newly added Xbox 360 songs, including the non-metal music, is as follows:

Metal

Fallen Angel - "Grant Me Peace" (160 MSP)
Severed - "Envision" (160 MSP)
White Wizzard - "Over the Top" (160 MSP)
The Dillinger Escape Plan - "Farewell, Mona Lisa" (160 MSP) More...

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Fallen Angel Inks Deal With Hellion Records

New York metal act Fallen Angel, which includes former Joey Belladonna guitarist Robb Lotta, has now inked a deal with Hellion Records to release the band's debut concept album "Crawling out of Hell" (reviewed here) in South America. The currently announced South American release date for "Crawling out of Hell" is set for July 15th, 2011.

The band will also be announcing select tour dates in support of the album in weeks to come and is currently writing and recording the follow up to "Crawling out of Hell," which is tentatively due in late 2012. Additional details on the new album will be announced as they are made available.

A question and answer session from the band about the "Crawling out of Hell" album can also be found at the band's official website here.

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