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I Killed The Prom Queen

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Below is our complete I Killed The Prom Queen 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.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

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Bleeding Through Confirms New Guitarist

Bleeding Through has officially announced the departure of guitarist Scott Danough, stating: "As some of you may have heard, there has been a member change in Bleeding Through, the first member change in over three years. Scott Danough is no longer a member of Bleeding Through. We felt that we had grown apart and it was time for both parties to move on. We wish him the best."

As publicized yesterday amidst news of I Killed The Prom Queen's break-up, IKTPQ guitarist Jona Weinhofen will replace Danough.

Meanwhile, Bleeding Through continues to write material for their next release.

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I Killed The Prom Queen Call it Quits

Australian metallers I KILLED THE PROM QUEEN have called it a day. In a statement announcing their decision to go separate ways, the band write, "The final nail in the coffin came when Jona was asked to join USA metal group BLEEDING THROUGH as second guitarist. This, coupled with our inability to find a replacement vocalist, aided the decision to end the band.

"We would all like to sincerely thank all our friends and family and our label's Stomp, Metal Blade, Golf and Howling Bull Records for their ongoing support of IKTPQ and most of all we would like to thank all the fans that made the last seven years the most amazing years of our lives. We feel that we made a good impact on the Australian and worldwide music scenes. We also apologise for the cancellation of our USA tour dates.

"The band will announce a final farewell Australian tour in the coming months."

To read individual statements from the I KILLED THE PROM QUEEN bandmembers regarding their decision to call it a day, visit their MySpace page.

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Bury Your Dead Announce New Singer

Victory Records metalcore titans BURY YOUR DEAD have found a new singer to lead them on their upcoming six-week headlining tour of America, aptly dubbed the "Don't Call It A Comeback" tour. Coming aboard is one of the most popular singers ever to come out of Australia's hardcore scene — Michael Crafter. Crafter previously fronted the Australian metal band I KILLED THE PROM QUEEN as well as mosh-core group CARPATHIAN. Crafter has also staged his own hardcore and metal fest Down Under, called Prepare To Burn, a.k.a. "Crafterfest."

"After weeks of practice and hanging out, we have decided that Crafter is now our new frontman," states drummer Mark Castillo. "He's an amazing dude and put forth a ton of effort to show us he was serious about being apart of BYD. Let the good times roll."

Good times will roll out in full force during BURY YOUR DEAD's imminent headlining tour, which kicks off April 20 in Rochester, NY, and covers 45 dates before ending June 3 in Chicopee, MA. Joining BURY YOUR DEAD on the "Don't Call It A Comeback" tour will be SUICIDE SILENCE, STICK TO YOUR GUNS and SINCE THE FLOOD.

Check out the tour banner here.

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Additional Kittie Dates Announced

The "Funeral For Yesterday Tour" featuring Kittie and Walls of Jericho, the trek has been extended through April and May. Support on these dates will be provided by In This Moment, Neurosonic, and I Killed The Prom Queen. More dates will be released, but here is the first batch of confirmed dates:

4/13 Toronto, ON @ Funhaus (no In This Moment) w/ Thine Eyes Bleed
4/15 Quebec City, QC @ L'Anti (n In This Moment) w/ Thine Eyes Bleed
4/18 Orono, ME @ Ultra Lounge
4/19 Burlington, VT @ The Higher Ground
4/20 Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance
4/22 Farmingdale, NY @ Crazy Donkey
4/26 Pittsburgh, PA @ Rex Theatre
4/28 Allentown, PA @ Crocodile Rock
5/4 Jacksonville, NC @ Hooligan's

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New England Metal and Hardcore Fest Lineup

The lineup has been announced for this year's New England Metal and Hardcore Festival. The event will be headlined by black metal act Dimmu Borgir and feature performances from Bury Your Dead, Kylesa, The Devil Wears Prada, 100 Demons, Nora, The Human Abstract, Death Before Dishonor, Dead Hearts, Unearth, Shai Hulud and many more.

The New England Metal and Hardcore Festival take place at the Palladium, located at 261 Main Street in Worcester, Mass.

The full lineup is as follows (in no particular order): More...

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I Killed The Prom Queen Parts With Singer

I Killed The Prom Queen has parted ways with singer Edward Butcher, who joined the group roughly one year ago. Here's a statement from the band:

"As some of you may have already heard Ed Butcher, our current vocalist has decided to leave the band. His decision was entirely of his own accord and came as a bit of a shock to us however we must respect his decision to return home to the UK. We would like to thank him for his valued time with iktpq. The last 12 months with Ed have been some of the best times we’ve had and he will be missed both as a friend and an outstanding vocalist. We also wish him all the best for his future projects. For anyone who is concerned about the band’s future, don’t worry, we will announce a new vocalist soon and we will continue to play all the tours we have booked this year. We will soon announce our next Australian tour for when we return from our UK/Europe and USA tours around May/June."

Meanwhile Edward had the following comments:

"For the fans of I Killed The Prom Queen. I have decided after a year of playing in the band that it's time for me to leave. my reasons for this are personal but I would like to thank everyone who has supported the band since I've been a part of it. I am grateful for your support and kind words throughout the year. Hopefully your support will continue! Thanks again."

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I Killed The Prom Queen Post New Video Clip

Adelaides I KILLED THE PROM QUEEN have posted a film clip for the track "Say Goodbye" from the album "Music For The Recently Departed" which will be released in the UK on the 5th of February through Golf Records. You can check it out here.

The album was released in the U.S. and Canada last November through Metal Blade Records. The effort was recorded with producer Frederik Nordstrom (In Flames, At The Gates).

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Metal Blade To Release IKTPQ In N. America

Metal Blade Records has just signed on to release I Killed the Prom Queen's recent release Music for the Recently Deceased which will hit stores all over the US and Canada on November 14th 2006. Redefining Australian metal/hardcore with an intense live show matched by none and their unique mixture of hardcore and metal, IKTPQ more than deliver an experience not yet seen within Australia, or in the States for that matter. Make sure to catch the band when they travel to the states to tour with Silverstein, Aiden, and It Dies Today.

I KILLED THE PROM QUEEN
Tour w/ Silverstein, Aiden, It Dies Today, and He is Legend
11/17 Norfolk , VA Norva Theatre
11/18 Washington , DC 9:30 Club
11/19 New York , NY Irving Plaza
11/21 Philadelphia , PA The Trocadero
11/22 Sayreville , NJ Starland Ballroom
11/24 Worcester , MA Palladium
11/25 Albany , NY Northern Lights

*more dates to be announced soon*

The brand new release of their brutal sophomore album Music for the Recently Deceased was recorded in Sweden with famed metal producer's Fredrik Nordstrom and Patrik J. Sten (In Flames, Soilwork, At the Gates).

You can check out select tracks off "Music for the Recently Deceased" at their MySpace page.

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I Killed The Prom Queen Signs To Metal Blade

Australia outfit I Killed The Prom Queen recently signed a deal with Metal Blade Records for the release of their new album in the U.S. and Canada. Titled "Music For The Recently Deceased," the effort was recorded with producer Frederik Nordstrom (In Flames, At The Gates) and will hit stores on November 17th.

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IKTPQ Sign Record Deal With Metal Blade

Australian metallers I Killed The Prom Queen have signed a deal with Metal Blade Records for the release of their latest opus, "Music For The Recently Deceased", in the United States of America and Canada. Music For The Recently Deceased will hit the store shelves all over the countries on the 17th of November, coinciding with the band's Fall tour with Silverstein. I Killed The Prom Queen have plans set to tour the US heavily throughout next year.

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Last Ever Metal For The Brain Tour Info Announced

Metal For The Brain is an Australian benefit concert for the National Brain Injury Foundation and victim of brain injury, Alec Hurley. It spans three stages, 13 hours, more than 40 Aussie metal bands, and tickets are available from Ticketek for 60 Dollars, all ages. Over 18's must bring their ID to access the bar area and drink. Alcohol will not be permitted to be brought into the venue.

This year's Metal For The Brain Tour tentative line-up and set times have been officially announced. The tour has also launched a full website with more information at this location and an official forum, which was just recently launched itself. The announcement also divulged that this is to be the last ever Metal For The Brain tour, so get ready for this show to go out with an Earth-shattering 'bang'. The tour is scheduled for November 4th, at the University of Canberra Refectory.

Note that some of the below details, in regards to the stages some bands are playing may contain minor discrepancies to details posted on the Metal For The Brain website. The information is not necessarily finalised, and may experience slight changes. Current details are as follows: More...

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I Killed The Prom Queen Album Launch Tour

I Killed The Prom Queen are currently on tour in support of their new album, "Music For The Recently Deceased". Tour information can be found here. The new album will be the first to feature IKTPQ's new vocalist Ed Butcher, who, as previously reported, moved to Australia to join the band after the departure of Michael Crafter near the end of January this year.

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Carpathian, Atreyu, 36 Crazyfists, 3, IKTPQ Tour

Carpathian have announced the dates for their national tour here. Joining them at selected venues across the country are Atreyu, 36 Crazyfists (as previously reported), 3, and I Killed The Prom Queen.

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Complete Lineup Confirmed For NEMHF 2006

The full lineup for the 8th Annual New England Metal and Hardcore Festival, which is sponsored this year by ESP Guitars and Krank Amps, has been confirmed.

The three-day festival at The Palladium in Worcester, MA, will feature headliners Lacuna Coil, Black Dahlia Murder, and Between the Buried and Me on Friday, April 28. Arch Enemy, Chimaira, and Exodus will headline Saturday, April 29. Headliners for Sunday, April 30 are Gamma Ray and DragonForce.

UK-based DragonForce will be making its first-ever American appearance at the festival. Italy's Lacuna Coil and Sweden's Arch Enemy will be making return appearances at the New England Metal and Hardcore Festival, after stellar performances at the 2003 and 2002 editions of the festival.

"It's fantastic to be a part of what is quite possibly the best U.S. metal fest around!" said Arch Enemy guitarist Mike Amott. "This is our third time playing the New England Metal and Hardcore fest and it's always a pleasure. It's held in a great venue with great fans."

"It is an honor for us to be one of this year's headliners at the New England Metal and Hardcore festival," said vocalist Andrea Ferro. "We are more than ready for it. We can't wait."

Bands confirmed for Friday (listed alphabetically) are: A Life Once Lost, A Perfect Murder, Alarum, Arsis, Between The Buried And Me, Black Dahlia Murder, Cephalic Carnage, Dead To Fall, Demiricous, Ed Gein, From A Second Story Window, Haste The Day, If Hope Dies, Lacuna Coil, Ligeia, Necrophagist, Neuraxis, Nodes Of Ranvier, Ringworm, Scarlet, Still Remains, Suicide Silence, The Absence, Thine Eyes Bleed and Through The Eyes Of The Dead.

Saturday's bands include 100 Demons, Arch Enemy, At All Cost, Caliban, Chimaira, Colin Of Arabia, Cryptopsy, Damnation AD, Death Threat, Embrace The End, Exodus, First Blood, Full Blown Chaos, God Forbid, Hate Eternal, Immolation, Into The Moat, Ion Dissonance, Overcast, Ramallah, Remembering Never, Righteous Jams, Scars Of Tomorrow, Shoot To Kill, Since The Flood, Skinless, Spitfire, Suffocation, Sworn Enemy, Terror, The Acacia Strain, The Classic Struggle, The JonBenet, and Turmoil.

Sunday's lineup is: A Love End Suicide, Bloodlined Calligraphy, Born Victim, Bronx Casket Company, Burn In Silence, Byzantine, Cannae, Cellador, Doom Raider, DragonForce, Folly, Gamma Ray, Goat Horn, Hypersolid, Inked In Blood, Into Eternity, Light This City, Losa, Mercury Switch, On Broken Wings, Phoenix Morning, Protest The Hero, Sanctity, The Miles Between, Torn Asunder, Trouble, Twelve Tribes, Who Killed The Prom Queen, Wolf, xdeathstarx, and xlooking forwardx.

Talent is subject to change.

The 8th Annual New England Metal and Hardcore Festival is also sponsored by Prosthetic Records, 2nd Stage sponsor; Revolver Magazine, exclusive magazine partner and creator of the official event program; Facedown Records, sponsor of street marketing efforts; FUSE TV; Mazur PR; The Syndicate; and many others.

Vendors this year include Century Media/Nuclear Blast, Deepsend Records, ESP Guitars/Krank Amps, Eulogy Recordings/Hand Of Hope Records, Facedown Records, Fuse TV/Uranium, Lifeforce Records, Metal Blade Records, Oak Knoll Productions, Prosthetic Records, Red Rocket Records, Relapse Records, Revolver Magazine, Stillborn Records/Hatewear Inc., Trustkill Records, Victory Records, and others.

Friday tickets are $35.00; Saturday and Sunday individual day tickets are $40.00. Three-day passes are $109.50. Tickets are available now at all Strawberries Record Stores, online at tickets.com, or by calling tickets.com at (800) 477-6849. There is re-entry at this all-day event until 6 p.m. each day.

The Palladium is located at 261 Main Street in Worcester, Massachusetts.

Visit the festival website at metalandhardcorefestival.com or myspace.com/metalandhardcorefestival.

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I Killed The Prom Queen Confirm New Singer

Australia's I Killed The Prom Queen recently announced the addition of vocalist Ed Butcher. According to the band, "he has kindly relocated from his home in Swindon, UK to join IKTPQ, and we're extremely excited for you to hear his work on our new album." Butcher replaces singer Michael Crafter, whose acrimonious departure from the band was announced in late-January.

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New England Metal & Hardcore Festival 2006 Details

MassConcerts has announced that the New England Metal & Hardcore Festival will return once again to the Palladium in Worcester, Massachusetts, on Friday April 28, Saturday April 29 and Sunday April 30. Friday tickets are $35.00; Saturday and Sunday individual day tickets are $40.00. Three-day passes are $109.50. Tickets go on sale this Friday, February 24 at 10:00am at all Strawberries Record Stores, online at tickets.com, or by calling tickets.com at (800) 477-6849.

Proclaimed in past years as one of the best American festivals focusing on heavy music, the three-day show will host numerous metal, hardcore, and metalcore bands along with a jam-packed vendor area where fans can purchase hard-to-find CDs, t-shirts, and other music merchandise. ESP Guitars will be giving away guitars and Krank Amps will be giving away amps and even a half stack. These two great companies will also be bringing you up close and personal with some of the bands they endorse - so as we get closer to fest we will have schedule of artist signings and other surprises.

The show will once again take place on two stages at The Palladium. Bands that have already been confirmed for the festival are: Lacuna Coil, Gamma Ray, DragonForce (first time EVER in America!), Arch Enemy, Chimaira, The Black Dahlia Murder, Bullet For My Valentine, Exodus, Cryptopsy, 100 Demons, A Perfect Murder, Alarum, Arsis, Bloodlined Calligraphy, Bronx Casket Company, Byzantine, Caliban, Cattle Decapitation, Colin Of Arabia, Damnation AD, Dead To Fall, Death Threat, Demiricous, Dying Eyes Bleed, Ed Gein, Embrace The End, Folly, Full Blown Chaos, Goat Horn, God Forbid, Hate Eternal, Horse The Band, Hypersolid, If Hope Dies, Immolation, Inked In Blood, Into Eternity, Ion Dissonance, Ligeia, Losa, Mercury Switch, Necrophagist, Neuraxis, Nodes Of Ranvier, On Broken Wings, Protest The Hero, Ramallah, Righteous Jams, Ringworm, Sanctity, Scars Of Tomorrow, From A Second Story Window, Shoot To Kill, Since The Flood, Skinless, Still Remains, Suffocation, Sworn Enemy, The Acacia Strain, The Absence, The Classic Struggle, The Miles Between, Torn Assunder, Trouble, Twelve Tribes, I Killed The Prom Queen, Wolf, xDEATHSTARx, and xLOOKINGFORWARDx. More bands will be announced in the coming weeks. Talent is subject to change.

"We’ve been extremely happy with how this festival has grown over the years," said MassConcerts Booking Agent and festival co-founder Scott Lee, "and this year the lineup is one of the most varied yet - a great mixture of different styles of bands."

The 8th Annual New England Metal and Hardcore Festival is brought to you by ESP Guitars and Krank Amps, teaming up to present the festival this year; Prosthetic Records, which is sponsoring the 2nd Stage upstairs, Revolver Magazine our exclusive magazine partner and creator of the official event program, Facedown Records which is sponsoring our street marketing efforts, FUSE TV, Mazur PR and The Syndicate. Vendors this year include Century Media, Trustkill, Eulogy/Hand of Hope, Metal Blade, Red Rocket Records, and many others.

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Cannae Schedule More Tour Dates

Massachusetts thrash band CANNAE has booked a handful of regional and national dates to support the band's latest offering, "GOLD BECOMES SACRIFICE," released in September through Prosthetic Records. The album features guest spots from producer Jason Suecof and metal legend James Murphy along the band's intense thrash sound.

CANNAE will be supporting God Forbid on a five-day run across New England, before taking off to head out with Hell Within and I Killed The Prom Queen for nearly a month. Architect will take over for I Killed The Prom Queen in December. More dates to come.

CANNAE ON TOUR: More...

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I Killed The Prom Queen Seek Label

Australia's I Killed The Prom Queen have finished recording their full-length in Sweden w/ producer Frederik Nordstrom (In Flames, At the Gates, Dark Tranquility). The band is currently looking for a new label to call home. After a highly successful European tour, IKTPQ are now back on the road in the states. Look for more dates to be posted soon, but here's the latest. After Nov 14, they will join up with Cannae and Hell Within.

10/29 Fredericksburg, VA @ KC's w/ Time of Cholera, All Hope Lost, EFT, more
10/31 Clearwater, FL @ 688 Skatepark w/ Winter Solstice, Bloodlined Caligraphy
11/1 Orlando, FL @ Backbooth w/ The Showdown, Maylene & The Sons of Disaster
11/2 Jacksonville, FL @ Thee Imperial w/ Anam Cara, War of Ages
11/3 Raleigh, NC @ The Berkeley Cafe w/ 100 Demons, Cast Aside, Anam Cara, War of Ages
11/4 Virginia Beach, VA @ Peppermint Beach Club w/ Winter Solstice, Bloodlined Calligraphy
11/5 Sterling, VA @ Sterling Community Center 20 Bands, Hurricane Benefit
11/6 Chicopee, MA @ Cabot St Pub w/ Drowningman, Fight Paris, The Blackout Pact
11/7 TBA
11/8 Virginia Beach, VA @ Sweet Caroline's
11/9 TBA
11/10 Wolcott, CT @ Wolcott VFW
11/11 Amityville, NY @ Village Pub South w/ Abeyance
11/12 Amityville, NY @ Village Pub South w/ Calico System, Chiodos, Lovehatehero
11/13 Albany, NY @ New Age Cabaret

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I Killed The Prom Queen To Record In Sweden

Australia's I Killed The Prom Queen will head to Sweden in August and September to record a new album. Tracking will take place at Studio Fredman in Gotenborg, Sweden with producer Fredrik Nordstrom (At The Gates). According to vocalist Michael Crafter, "We are really excited to be going to Sweden... Fredrik has done some amazing stuff from At The Gates, Soilwork, In Flames and tons of great metal bands." The album is expected hit streets this winter via an undisclosed label.

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Cannot Afford Hellfest Fest Details

On July 23rd, the Cannot Afford Hellfest Fest will be taking place at Captain Tees in Harrisonburg, VA. Tickets are $12 and the show begins at 7 PM. The following bands are slated to perform:

Evergreen Terrace
Caliban
Beloved
Between The Buried And Me
Scars Of Tomorrow
Glass Casket
Reflux
I Killed The Prom Queen
Aggrocrag

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