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KILLSWITCH ENGAGE Confirmed For Japan's BEAST FEAST 2002

KILLSWITCH ENGAGE are the latest act to have been confirmed for Beast Feast 2002, a two-day festival set to take place on December 14-15 at Makuhari Messe Event Hall in Tokyo, Japan. The full list of artists currently scheduled to perform at the event looks as follows: SLAYER SOULFLY MOTÖRHEAD DOWN HATEBREED ARCH ENEMY CONVERGE ...

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KILLSWITCH ENGAGE: New Singer Will Enable Us To Grow

New KILLSWITCH ENGAGE frontman Howard Jones (formerly of Connecticut-based BLOOD HAS BEEN SHED) has stated the following regarding his new band: "I had heard that things were up in the air with [former frontman] Jesse [Leach] so after a lot of tossing and turning at night I gave the guys a call. It really clicked ...

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KILLSWITCH ENGAGE Land New Frontman

KILLSWITCH ENGAGE have replaced singer Jesse Leach with ex-BLOOD HAD BEEN SHED frontman Howard Jones, according to bassist Mike D'Antonio, who broke his silence on the situation in an interview with Australia's Metalshop. "[Jesse] strained his voice and he did it touring, and he has done it previously," Mike responded to a question ...

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GOD FORBID Pull Off Midwest Tour, Plot Next CD

The following is an update from GOD FORBID guitarist Doc Coyle: "GOD FORBID unfortunately had to pull out of its mini-Midwest tour with SHADOWS FALL and KILLSWITCH ENGAGE to concentrate on writing the follow-up to our debut, Determination. GOD FORBID apologizes to anyone who was looking forward to seeing us on this tour, and will ...

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KILLSWITCH ENGAGE's JESSE LEACH: "I Have To Do What Needs To Be Done"

KILLSWITCH ENGAGE's record label, Roadrunner Records, issued a statement earlier today acknowledging vocalist Jesse Leach's absence from the group's upcoming activities, but suggesting that this will be only a temporary arrangement and indicating that plans exist for the frontman to return to the band at a later date. "Due to personal issues and vocal strain, ...

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KILLSWITCH ENGAGE Frontman Quits Group

KILLSWITCH ENGAGE have parted ways with vocalist Jesse Leach. Although the exact reason for Leach's departure has not yet been disclosed, it is believed that his increasing distaste for the touring lifestyle and desie to spend more time with his wife at home had played a part in his decision to leave the group. The ...

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TWICE THE SUN: New Singer Needed

Miami, Florida's "alternative metal" act TWICE THE SUN have parted ways with singer James Partridge and are currently seeking a replacement. Interested parties can call (305) 469-8500 or send an e-mail to [email protected] for more info. As previously reported, TWICE THE SUN recently inked a deal with Roadrunner Records as a joint signing between R2 ...

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KITTIE, POISON THE WELL, SHADOWS FALL Dates Announced

The initial dates for the forthcoming US tour featuring KITTIE, POISON THE WELL, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, HOTWIRE, and SHADOWS FALL have been announced. They are as follows: Jul. 09 - St. Louis, MO @ Pop's Jul. 10 - Bloomington, IL @ Lafayette Club Jul. 12 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue Jul. 13 - Madison, WI ...

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TWICE THE SUN Part Ways With Drummer, Seek Replacement

Miami, Florida's "alternative metal" act TWICE THE SUN have parted ways with drummer Tommy Garrett due to "creative differences". No replacement has yet been announced. As previously reported, TWICE THE SUN recently inked a deal with Roadrunner Records as a joint signing between R2 Publishing head Dave Bason (the man who brought THE STROKES to ...

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SCAR CULTURE Find Replacement Drummer For North American Tour

SCAR CULTURE have lined up drummer Alpheus Underhill to replace Duke Borisov on their upcoming North American tour with HYPOCRISY, SOILWORK and KILLSWITCH ENGAGE. Borisov, the band's original drummer, was forced to take a hiatus from the group last month. A resident of Los Angeles, Underhill jumped at the opportunity to fly out New York ...

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SINGLE BULLET THEORY Join HYPOCRISY, SOILWORK Touring Package

SINGLE BULLET THEORY will be supporting HYPOCRISY, SOILWORK, and KILLSWITCH ENGAGE during their upcoming US tour, which is scheduled to kick off on May 12th in St. Paul, Minnesota. It is not presently clear if SINGLE BULLET THEORY will be making an appearance on the bill in addition to the previously-announced SCAR CULTURE, or if ...

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TWICE THE SUN Ink Deal With Roadrunner Records

Miami, Florida's “alternative metal” act TWICE THE SUN have signed a full-fledged recording agreement with Roadrunner Records following the recent completion of a three-song demo with producer Michael "Elvis" Baskette (i.e. INCUBUS, STONE TEMPLE PILOTS). TWICE THE SUN came to Roadrunner as a joint signing between R2 Publishing head Dave Bason (aka, the man who ...

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SCAR CULTURE Seek Fill-In Drummer For Upcoming Tour

Due to a family emergency, SCAR CULTURE drummer Duke Borisov has been forced to take a temporary hiatus from the band. As a result, the Brooklyn, New York-based group are currently on a frantic search for a fill-in drummer for their upcoming North American tour with HYPOCRISY, SOILWORK and KILLSWITCH ENGAGE. Interested parties should e-mail ...

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HYPOCRISY, SOILWORK Initial Dates Released

Ticketmaster is currently selling tickets to the following dates on the forthcoming North American tour featuring HYPOCRISY, SOILWORK, SCAR CULTURE, and KILLSWITCH ENGAGE: May 13 – Pops - Sauget, IL May 15 - Metro - Chicago, IL May 22 - Jaxx Nightclub - W. Springfield, VA May 26 - Krome - South Amboy, NJ A ...

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KONKHRA Confirmed For Turkish Festival

Denmark's KONKHRA have been confirmed for an as-yet-undisclosed metal festival that is scheduled to take place in Istanbul, Turkey at the end of June. In related news, KONKHRA mainman Anders Lundemark is planning on issuing “a very extreme blast beat death metal record” under the name KILLSWITCH in the fall. ...

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NEW ENGLAND METAL AND HARDCORE FESTIVAL Takes Shape

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: TICKETS GO ON SALE FEBRUARY 2 FOR FOURTH ANNUAL NEW ENGLAND METAL AND HARDCORE FESTIVAL WORCESTER, Mass. - MassConcerts is proud to announce that the fourth annual New England Metal & Hardcore Festival will return to the Palladium in Worcester, Mass., on Friday, April 5 and Saturday, April 6. Individual day tickets ...

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ANDY "Undie" SNEAP Shoots From The Hip!

It's been quite some time since we last got an official update from former SABBAT guitarist and acclaimed producer Andy Undie Sneap, so in the interest of making up for lost time, we will let this English fool fill us in what he's been up to. And while at it, we'll even let him have ...

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