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Metal Stars Confirmed For Dimebag Tribute

The Ozzfest live tribute to fallen Pantera/ Damageplan guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott has began to take a clearer shape with many big name members of the metal community confirmed. The musicians will perform a set of Pantera classics after the set of Hellyeah at Ozzfest. Among the confirmed artists are:

Vinnie Paul (Pantera, Damageplan, Hellyeah)
Kerry King (Slayer)
Scott Ian (Anthrax)
Charlie Benante (Anthrax)
Mike Inez (Alice In Chains)
Jerry Cantrell (Alice In Chains)
King Diamond (Mercyful Fate, Solo artist)
Kirk Hammett (Metallica)
Chad Gray (Mudvayne, Hellyeah)
Jamey Jasta (Hatebreed, Icepick, Kingdom Of Sorrow)
Bob Zilla (Damageplan, Hellyeah)

Dimebag's former girlfriend Rita Haney has said about the tribute: “To have this event on the Mainstage at OZZFest in Dallas is such a treat and an honor!” says Rita Haney. “When this tragedy originally happened, I saw the music community come together like I've never seen before. To have the name ‘Dimebag’ still, to this day, unite musicians to pay homage in such a respectful way, is very overwhelming! In Dime's vision, it's always been about a damn good time!"

“When we decided on Dallas as the site for this year’s OZZFest, it seemed like the perfect opportunity to pay tribute to ‘Dimebag’ Darrell since it was his hometown,” said Sharon Osbourne. “’Dimebag’ was a part of our OZZFest family and everyone in the metal community misses him dearly.”

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Jamey Jasta Issues Solo Shows Information

Jamey Jasta (Hatebreed, Icepick, Kingdom Of Sorrow) has checked in with the following update:

"A lot of people have been writing me asking me about my solo dates and upcoming shows with both of my bands Hatebreed and Kingdom Of Sorrow. I've been getting a lot of questions and inquiries about booking. First, I'd like to thank everyone for interest and second I'd like to answer some of the questions. Hopefully this helps, see you all on the road!

1. What is the JASTA solo show all about?

Basically I perform songs from all three of my bands, as well as some covers, vote @ www.jameyjasta.com. I jam with a bunch of cool dudes from the band PHANTOMS. We play small bars, clubs and halls. Most of the time on really short notice in places you wouldn't think you'd hear some of these songs played live. This is just a fun way for me to play in places that I haven't played in years and I get to play cities and venues that it is hard to play with Hatebreed. I will eventually put out a solo record, maybe Halloween time of '08? But Hatebreed will always be my #1 priority and we will have our DVD coming out soon as well as a live album and a covers CD THIS YEAR! Later this year we will get back to writing our new album as well.

2. How can I book a JASTA solo show?

My old pal Tim Borror at The Agency Group books my solo shows. Please do not bother him unless you are a serious promoter and have promoted successful shows in the past. Thanks! timborror@theagencygroup.com."

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Jamey Jasta Invades SXSW

Jamey Jasta, the voice of HATEBREED, ICEPICK and KINGDOM OF SORROW, will headline the Monster Energy sponsored showcase at RED 7 (outdoor patio stage) on Saturday, March 15th at 4:30pm.

"So far I've only done a few solo shows” Jasta explains, “but they've been killer and the crowds have been great. It's just a fun way for me to play small clubs and bars and perform songs from all 3 bands that I’m in, as well as cover some of my favorite metal and hardcore tracks.”

Jamey Jasta and the rest of the guys in HATEBREED have taken a few months off to work on personal projects but will rejoin forces to prepare and film their highly anticipated, first ever released LIVE DVD in the band’s history by documenting their sold out show in Detroit, IL at Harpos on March 29th. In true Jasta form, he has still maintained a break neck schedule by just releasing the long awaited labor of love, KINGDOM OF SORROW (Relapse Records) self titled debut with close friend Kirk Windstein (Down/Crowbar) which entered the Billboard’s New Artist chart at #2. If Jamey’s schedule isn’t busy enough, he has recently been spending extra hours in his home recording studio working on his solo project. “I am in such a great space creatively, these days”, proclaimed Jasta, “I have been writing profusely on my solo material. I don’t have a release date in mind for this project, but my studio work is certainly sharpening my vocal and writing skills for the next HATEBREED studio album which is going to be completely next level!”

Jamey Jasta’s backing band for his solo SXSW performance will be held down by Connecticut’s own underground hardcore veterans, PHANTOMS, who will also be playing a set of their own early in the day. “These guys are insane, just a raw vicious ball of energy,” Jasta said of having Phantoms, “they are a killer band that will make this performance a special one!”

March 15th – 2008 – Saturday
RED 7 – Monster Energy Showcase
611 E 7th St. (@ Red River Street)
Austin, TX 78701

The event schedule:
JASTA 4:35pm to 5:15pm
In This Moment 3:50pm 4:20pm
At All cost 3:05pm to 3:35pm
Black Tide 2:20pm to 2:50pm
On A Pale Horse 1:45pm to 2:05pm
Aizen 1:10pm to 1:30pm
Phantoms 12:35pm to 12:55pm
Subversa 12:00 to 12:20pm

**Hydro Da Hero will will perform a track during set changes**

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Kingdom Of Sorrow Film New Video

KINGDOM OF SORROW — the band featuring Jamey Jasta (HATEBREED) and Kirk Windstein (DOWN, CROWBAR) — recently shot a video for the song "Lead Into Demise" with director Kevin Custer (MADBALL, OVERKILL, THE CONFESSION, THE DESTRO). It is expected to begin airing in the coming weeks.

Remaining KINGDOM OF SORROW dates:

Feb. 28 - Baltimore, MD - Ottobar
Feb. 29 - Philadelphia, PA - North Star Bar
Mar. 01 - Albany, NY - Valentines
Mar. 02 - New York, NY - Knitting Factory
Mar. 04 - Toronto, ON - El Macombo
Mar. 05 - Cleveland, OH - Peabody's Down Under
Mar. 06 - Chicago, IL – Reggie's Rock Club
Mar. 07 - Detroit, MI - Magic Stick

The self-titled debut album from KINGDOM OF SORROW sold 6,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 131 on The Billboard 200 chart. The CD was recorded at Planet Z Studios in Massachusetts with producer Zeuss (HATEBREED, SHADOWS FALL).


Kirk Windstein (DOWN, CROWBAR) – Vocals, Guitars
Jamey Jasta (HATEBREED, ICEPICK) - Vocals
Derek Kerswill (SEEMLESS, UNEARTH) - Drums
Matthew Brunson - Bass

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Kingdom Of Sorrow Announce More Tour Dates

KINGDOM OF SORROW, the new band featuring HATEBREED frontman Jamey Jasta and DOWN/CROWBAR’s Kirk Windstein, have scheduled the following upcoming tour dates:

February 27 - Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
February 28 - Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar
March 1 - Albany, NY @ Valentines
March 2 - New York, NY @ Knitting Factory
March 4 - Toronto, ON @ El Macombo
March 6 - Chicago, IL @ Reggie’s Rock Club
March 7 - Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick

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Kingdom Of Sorrow Announce Worcester Show

KINGDOM OF SORROW, featuring Jamey Jasta of HATEBREED and Kirk Windstein of DOWN/CROWBAR, have updated their tour itinerary to announce a gig at the Palladium in Worcester, Massachusetts on February 27th.

The band's upcoming live dates include:

27 - Palladium - Worcester, Massachusetts
28 - Ottobar - Baltimore, Maryland

1 - Valentines - Albany, New York
2 - Knitting Factory - New York, New York
4 - El Macombo - Toronto, Ontario
6 - Reggie’s Rock Club - Chicago, Illinois
7 - Magic Stick - Detroit, Michigan

February 19th is the North American release date for the self-titled debut from Kingdom Of Sorrow. It will be availble in Europe on February 25th. The CD will contain the following 11 songs: 'Hear This Prayer', 'Grieve', 'Piece It All Back', 'Led Into Demise', 'Demon Eyes', 'With Unspoken Words', 'Free The Fall', 'World', 'Ghosts', 'Begging', 'Buried In Black'.

Kingdom Of Sorrow's complete lineup is as follows:

Kirk Windstein of Down/Crowbar - vocals and guitars
Jamey Jasta of Hatebreed/Icepick - vocals
Steve Gibb of Crowbar/ex-Black Label Society - guitar
Derek Kerswill of Seemless/Unearth - drums
Matthew Brunson (local Nola freak) - bass

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Icepick's Danny Diablo To Tour With Necro

Icepick's Danny Diablo has been confirmed for Necro's upcoming North American headlining tour. The tour, which will also feature Psycho Realm and The R.O.C, will kick off in across Canada on January 8th, 2008 and hit select markets in the US.

"I am really happy that I will be touring with Necro, Pyscho Realm and Riviera Regime. I consider these hardcore rap groups to be family and it is an honor to bless the stage with them," says Diablo. "I'm gonna bring it N.Y.H.C. style to these shows. I can't wait to play the Canadian shows cause I have been getting mad love from my Canadian fans over the years. So get ready for Danny Diablo and his Thugcoremusic to bring down the house."

Danny Diablo is currently supporting his Suburban Noize debut, "Thugcore 4 Life." The album is a combination of New York style hardcore and hip-hop mixed together to create something truly unique. The album features guest appearances by some of music's biggest names Daddy X(Kottonmouth Kings), the Sub Hoodz Stress and Harley Havok, DJ Lethal(House of Pain), Slain, Danny Boy and La Coka Nostra's Big Left and Ceekay. Danny Diablo's video for the track "Mechanix" featuring Necro and the Transplants' Skinhead Rob can be viewed online on YouTube.

Danny Diablo rose through the ranks of the New York hardcore sceneduring the mid-90s as the frontman of the legendary Skarhead. Aftertouring the world several times over, appearing on the Warped Tour andinfluencing a slew of new age hardcore bands, Diablo joined forceswith Hatebreed frontman Jamey Jasta in Icepick. The duo's side-project, which took hardcore back to its roots, released their debut album "Violent Epiphany" in 2006 via Jasta's own Stillborn Records. Currently Diablo is working with producer Tim Armstrong (Rancid) recording his upcoming album, International Hardcore Superstar, for release in 2008.

"It's the same thing," Diablo says commenting on what brought this hardcore veteran to hip-hop. "I'm from the same neighborhood. I'm from Jackson Heights, Queens. Growing up, I was in an area of Queens that always had rappers walking around like Kool G Rap (and) Eric B. I grew up in rap. I listened to rap before I listened to metal. Then I got to metal and then I got to hardcore. But it's the same thing, hardcore and rap. In the '80s, they were talking about the same thing strugglesand stuff like that."

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Jamey Jasta Issues Hatebreed and Icepick Update

Hatebreed frontman Jamey Jasta issued the following update:

"I am taping a 'Headbanger's Ball' episode [on Thursday, February 15] in New York City with my good friends in CONVERGE. This was always a goal of mine. I am really stoked to have them on. It's great it's finally happening!

"HATEBREED are working on an 'animated' video for 'Destroy Everything'. It's gonna be INSANE! We leave for the start of our world tour in ONE WEEK!

"I am almost done with the KINGDOM OF SORROW album [collaboration of Kirk Windstein of CROWBAR/DOWN fame] and we are going to announce our label soon! Hopefully this month!

"ICEPICK may actually do some shows later this year. Thanks everyone for the interest and support and to everyone who offered us such killer shows! We wish we could have played them but Ezec is in Cali and I have been swamped! More on that soon, we have new songs me and Frank have been writing some killer tracks and Nick from TERROR has contributed some tunes too! It's gonna blow 'Violent Epiphany' away!!!

"Brass City Tattoos' [and operated by guitarist Sean Martin of HATEBREED] next webisode will be ready any day now and you will meet one of our new artists Ethan who is now doing piercing and walk-ins. Come on down, we finally have some merch available in the shop too. We got BCT Gear, Hatewear and some CDs!"

You can still view Hatebreed’s video interview with 4QRadio.com, conducted during their recent U.K. tour.

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AsIce Organizes ColdAsIce Festival

AsIce will be organising the first ever ColdAsIce Festival in the Easter weekend of 2006. This all will be held in Het Podium in Hoogeveen. You can already make a reservation for the festival at www.hetpodium.nl.

SATURDAY the 15th of April:
23.00 Born From Pain
22.00 Rise and Fall (bel)
21.00 Liar (bel)
20.10 Down To Nothing (usa)
19.10 Arkangel (bel)
18:20 Icepick
17:30 Omission
16:40 Strike First
15:50 Nothing Done
15:00 Solid Ground (swi)
14:00 Doors Open
(check this show in the showlist)

SUNDAY the 16th of April:
20:30 Angel Crew
19:30 Malkovich
18:30 Slumlords (usa)
17:40 Justice (bel)
16:50 Restless Youth
15:50 The Set Up (bel)
15:00 Abusive Action
14:00 Doors Open
(check this show in the showlist)

The prices will be:
12 Euro for the Saturday
10 Euro for the Sunday
A passepartout for both days will cost 17 Euro.

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Hatebreed Sideproject To Release Album Soon

Icepick (Hatebreed/Skarhead) are now looking to release their debut album "Violent Epiphany" through Stillborn on November 29th.

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Icepick Announce First Live Show

ICEPICK, HATEBREED frontman Jamey Jasta's much-anticipated collaboration with SKARHEAD singer Lord Ezec, will make their live debut on February 27 at CBGBs in New York City. Fans who attend the gig should expect to hear four or five original songs as well as several HATEBREED and SKARHEAD covers.

The concert, a benefit for Pete Koller from SICK OF IT ALL, will also feature H20, MOST PRECIOUS BLOOD, KILL YOUR IDOLS, ENSIGN, INHUMAN and THE FEARLESS VAMPIRE KILLERS (featuring ex-CRO-MAGS frontman John Joseph and SICK OF IT ALL bassist Craig Setari).

ICEPICK's track "Born to Crush You" was featured on the "UFC Ultimate Beatdowns Vol. 1 Metal" compilation, released last August through Nitrus Records.

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