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Members of Snot, Nothingface & Prong Form New Band, Noise Within

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NOISE WITHIN is the name of the new Los Angeles-based project featuring singer Boris Bouma (EPIDEMIC), bass player John "Tumor" Fahnestock (SNOT, AMEN, LO-PRO), guitarist Aaron Slipp (PRONG) and drummer Tommy Sickles (NOTHINGFACE). Four of the band's tracks — "Opportunity", "Privilege", "In the Room" and "829" — are currently available for streaming on the NOISE WITHIN MySpace page.

Bouma had just entered Billboard at 34 and was touring with his band EPIDEMIC. Fahnestock had toured the world as a founding member of SNOT and later AMEN, and was now doing the same with LO-PRO. However, when a widespread panic hit the recording industry, Elektra and Geffen Records left both their bands homeless.

Having lived through the death of Lynn Strait, singer from SNOT, and the loss of two recording contracts, John took a break from music and started a T-shirt business, 313 Merch.

Boris, having moved to Hollywood from his native Holland across the Atlantic to chase his dreams, devoted himself to drugs.

Forming any type of band wasn't on the agenda, until the universe placed the two backstage at a NINE INCH NAILS show, where they both worked as roadies to finance their new careers. Not only had the paths that lead them there been similar, they shared a taste for music, "King for a Day, Fool for a Lifetime" by FAITH NO MORE being one of their favorites.

Boris had been piling up material, and with the help of Aaron Slipp, who after being PRONG's touring guitarist now was a free agent, the first NOISE WITHIN demo's were made with a drum computer.

After a long search, a drummer was found in Tommy Sickles.

"We are doing this for our pleasure, at our convenience", the one-year sober Boris says. "In my previous bands music became a job, and the studio may as well have been a cubicle. NOISE WITHIN didn't meet through the classifieds or management, we're friends. Van-proof. I really long to smell these guys asses and feet."

About the dying industry, he raves. "I think it's awesome. Kids have been ripped off for years, and stealing music is a natural result. Everything changes, and labels that resist that will go under. In the end, music will survive. There will always be music."

"The last label I was on gave us half a million in advance — ridiculous. We ended up sculpting our music to the taste of marketing guys. NOISE WITHIN recorded a demo in six hours, for one-hundred and fifty bucks — old school."

If schedules allow it, NOISE WITHIN will play its first shows in 2008.

Source: Blabbermouth

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1. Red_Chord writes:

Booooooooooooooooooooooriiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiing

# Apr 14, 2008 @ 5:21 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. broken face writes:

Ive heard of some of these bands snot an nothingface so i fort id take the time 2 check it out cus im nice like that. An thats 3 an a half mins of my time an life wasted listening to this sh**. In the desciption it reads "Napalm Death Meets Pink Floyd" I dnt fukin think so.....

# Apr 14, 2008 @ 5:32 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. ...Just Another Number... writes:

Myspace, ick... can't check the music out till I get home. I ust hope it isn't as much of a dissapointment as "HELL YEAH" was. Wasn't a musician who was in SNOT that wasn't remarkable, Tommy is one of my favorite modern drummers, Prong was pretty damn awesome too.

# Apr 14, 2008 @ 6:11 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. Txmetalhead writes:

Damn - this is going to be awesome. I love Nothingface and Prong. Snot was cool, I guess.

# Apr 14, 2008 @ 7:35 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. Txmetalhead writes:

BF - what is the point of making hateful statements about Nothingface? NF is actually a good fukin' band, and Prong is legendary. My opinion, of course. I am going to give them a listen. New sh1t to hear, awesome!

# Apr 14, 2008 @ 7:38 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. F### THERECORdF###THEPEOPLe writes:

Prong, can suck my balls, they only came out with one good song that all u probably know!!! SNOT is legendary, above all SNOT should be bowed to before anybody,(greatest band ever)!!! Nothingface is absolutely f!@#$%g bad a$$ and also legendary, if wasn't 4 bands like them metal,hardcore, what ever u call it would not exist, so just shut up and appreciate!!! I think itll be awesome!!!!

# Apr 14, 2008 @ 9:29 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. Kalis_wrath writes:

Red, you mean snot gunna be good?

# Apr 14, 2008 @ 10:18 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. pursuit of vikings writes:

This sounds so...unappealing. I'm not familiar with Prong, but Snot and Nothingface? *Blows Raspberry*

# Apr 14, 2008 @ 11:07 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. DeathInEye writes:

Txmetalhead- I don't think BF was talking about Nothingface or Prong. I believe BF was bashing the sh!t labelled music that is Noise Within. Seriously, not good.

# Apr 14, 2008 @ 11:08 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. ...Just Another Number... writes:

Hmm, nothing eath-shatteringly awesome, but good enough to make me want to hear a full length. I expected it to be more punky though, thank god they went with more of a metal edge.

# Apr 17, 2008 @ 6:19 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. MuDvAyNe fan writes:

wait whatttt?? wtf so does this mean that f***ing Nothingface isnt gonna put out the new album this summer?? wtf Tom Maxwell said on the radio a couple months back that this summer will be a great summer for nothingface fans....WTF he better not of just ment this group...ya i this band might be bad a$$ but f*** its been like 6 years since the last nothingfave cd!

# May 2, 2008 @ 10:52 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. Txmetalhead writes:

To post 6 - Snot is sh**, man. They were like alternative punk metal or something like that. I respect Lynn - but Snot was f***ing weak. Not anything to get excited over. My opinion, of course. For your information, moron - Prong has plenty of great songs...but yes, they are well known for "Snap your Fingers, Snap your Neck." Practically ever fukkin' song on PRONG -Cleansing was killer. The riffs were fukkin' incredible. Prong has been jamming since the 80s man...you have to respect that. As for Nothingface - Sickles is a killer drummer, and Tom Maxwell is bada$$ on ax. The groove is fukkin' awesome. I really like the singer's voice, Matt Holt, as well. Try out Violence from Nothingface..awesome fukking cd.

# May 2, 2008 @ 1:14 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. Txmetalhead writes:

Yeah, you are right - DIE - thanks for bringing that out.

# May 2, 2008 @ 1:16 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. Txmetalhead writes:

Also to post 6 - how can you say that Nothingface is legendary, and then sh1t on prong...know your history, man. Nothingface pays homage to PRONG, possibly inspired by their music or at least borrowed some riffs, etc. and -BINGO- Prong came b4 Nothingface! Don't get me wrong, I really love NF, however, If their was no Prong...nothingface wouldn't even be around. Respect your elders...dude.

# May 2, 2008 @ 1:19 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. Txmetalhead writes:

One last thing - haha - in my opinion, Snot couldn't hold a candle to Nothingface or Prong. Sure Lynn Strait died and his dog-which was tragic...but that didn't make their band great. I will be fair, though, and try to listen to Snot again..but right now - not impressed.

# May 2, 2008 @ 1:21 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. Txmetalhead writes:

Haha - I lied - further response to 6 - No actually I know quite a few songs from Prong.
Whose Fist Is This Anyway?, Broken Peace, Prove You Wrong, Out of this Misery...satisfied, man? Just like the song says "I Proved You Wrong"!

# May 2, 2008 @ 1:26 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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