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Formed: 1999
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Jagermeister Tour Report From Philadelphia

I had the chance to attend the Jagermeister Music Tour when it made a stop in Philadelphia, Pa on November 18th at the Electric Factory. I’ve been to the 4 seperate Jagermeister Tours so I knew what to expect going in, an amazing metal show. More...

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Killswitch To Re-Release Debut CD

I attended the Killswitch Engage, Slayer and Mastodon show tonight in Philadelphia, PA at the Electric Factory, and had a chance to speak with Adam from Killswitch and he mentioned that he remastered their debut self-titled album that was released on Ferret Records. According to Adam this cd is already finished being re-mixed and is going to be re-released in the near future.

I also got the chance to take some photos and had an interview with Joel from Killswitch and will have all those up along with a show report very soon so keep checking back!

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Slipknot Adds Vancouver Tour Date

Slipknot has added a Vancouver date to their 2005 tour with Killswitch Engage and Unearth on January 16 at the PNE Forum. Tickets are on sale now at www.ticketmaster.ca for $39.50.

Other tour dates:

Jan. 07 Quebec City, QUE @ Centre du Foire
Jan. 08 Montreal, QUE @ Jarry Indoor Tennis
Jan. 09 Mississauga, ONT @ Arrow Hall
Jan. 13 Calgar, AB @ Calgary Stampede Corral
Jan. 14 Edmonton, AB @ Shaw Conference Center

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Slipknot, KSE, Unearth 2005 Dates Announced

The following Canadian Slipknot dates with Killswitch Engage and Unearth have been announced:

Jan. 07 Quebec City, QUE @ Centre du Foire
Jan. 08 Montreal, QUE @ Jarry Indoor Tennis
Jan. 09 Mississauga, ONT @ Arrow Hall
Jan. 13 Calgar, AB @ Calgary Stampede Corral
Jan. 14 Edmonton, AB @ Shaw Conference Center

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Vote For Your Fave Artist Of 2004 At NationalNoise

NationalNoise magazine is asking you who your favorite artist of 2004 is. The list of artists you can vote for include Avenged Sevenfold, Atreyu, Mastodon, Lamb of God, Shadows Fall and Killswitch Engage. Go here and cast your vote.

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Watch A New Episode Of Metal Injection Online

The brutal people over at Metal Injection have posted a new episode of their TV show online, which features a hilarious interview with Howard of Killswitch Engage.

Also, you can finally check out Trivium's video "Like Light To The Flies" Videos from Shadows Fall, Candiria and the End are also featured on this episode. The episode is streaming online here.

Metal Injection also airs on TV in Brooklyn on Tuesday Nights at 12:30AM on Ch. 67 Cablevision, 34 Time Warner.

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Killswitch Engage To Be Featured On Rockline

Killswitch Engage will be the featured guests on the nationally syndicated radio show Rockline on Monday, October 11th. The live show begins at 8:30 p.m. PT / 11:30 p.m. ET, and fans are encouraged to call in with questions during the program at (800) 344-ROCK (7625). To find a station near you, check out www.rocklineradio.com. Fear Factory will also be on the show that night.

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Preview The Headbangers Ball Vol 2 CD Online

Roadrunner Records is releasing the long-awaited MTV2 Headbangers Ball Volume 2 Compilation this Tuesday. 40 tracks from 40 of the hottest acts in mainstream heavy metal and in the underground, for one low price. Who needs the radio, when you have this awesome play list to pop in the CD player. MTV has put up a full preview of the album, which you can access by clicking here

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Enter To Win The "Killswitch Engagement"

Your heartache is over as Killswitch Engage is headed out on the road again for the Jagermeister Tour with Slayer and Mastodon, and Roadrunner Records and Rolling Stone are presenting a kick-ass contest we are calling "Killswitch Engagement"

One grand prize winner will get:
- Roundtrip air transportation for 2 to Los Angeles
- All access passes to the 12/17 Killswitch Engage Jagermeister LA Show (which also happens to include Mastadon and the almighty Slayer)
- 2 nights hotel accommodations
- $500 shopping spree at Hot Topic
- Killswitch Engage CDs and Merchandise

To enter the contest, click here.

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KSE Guitarist Fills In For 36 Crazyfists Bassist

36 Crazyfists bassist Mick Whitney has made his return to the stage, broken bones and all. However, Mick is currently on his way back to Alaska due to extenuating circumstances. That being said, there are still a handful of dates left to be played on this tour...and yes, the show will go on...

Who will be playing bass for 36 CF on these remaining shows? Hint: He was originally the drummer for Killswitch Engage, and is now on guitar. Yes, Jack-Of-All-Musical trades, Adam Dutkiewicz.

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Powderburn To Open For Slayer

Metal artist Powderburn has secured a slot in the Jägermeister Music Tour’s date in San Antonio, headlined by heavy metal icons Slayer. This tour is sponsored by Jägermeister, one of the world's leading premium spirit brands - and imported from Germany by Sidney Frank Importing Co., Inc. This represents their Fall tour edition, which is also featuring Killswitch Engage and Mastodon. The show is scheduled for Friday, December 3rd at Sunset Station in San Antonio. "It still hasn't really set in yet," adds Ken Lockman, PB’s guitarist and lead vocalist. "There's a few bands you dream about opening for and Slayer is definitely one of them."

Earlier this year, Powerderburn, based out of Austin, Texas, obtained a full sponsorship by Jägermeister. Other Texas dates in the Jägermeister Music Tour include Dallas, Houston and Corpus Christi. For more info, please visit Powderburn's official website and Jagermeister Music Tour.

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Pre-order Jagermeister Music Tour Tickets

Currently on a headline run of the states with From Autumn To Ashes, Eighteen Visions, and labelmates 36 Crazyfists, KsE will be heading out this Fall on the Jagermeister Music Tour with Slayer and Mastodon. Now this ain't some mamby-pamby concert, this is metal as it wasintended to be, and you can pre-order tickets to this event as follows:

You will need a password to pre-order tickets starting 9/8 at 10am thru 9/9 at 5pm (local times). The pre-sale password is "blood" (case-sensitive).

The first 100 pre-sale purchasers over 21 in each market will receive a "Limited Edition Jagermeister Tour Bandana" at the venue the day of the show (all markets except for Dallas, Seattle, and Spokane).

Dates, venues, cities, and links for pre-ordering are listed below (note, you will need to do a search for 'Jagermeister' or 'Slayer' to find your city to purchase tickets): More...

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Complete Jagermeister Tour Dates

Dates have been announced for the upcoming Jagermeister tour, featuring Slayer, Killswitch Engage, and Mastodon. Here is the complete list of tour dates: More...

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Slayer Explain Myrtle Beach Cancellation

A representative at Slayer's management company has sent the following statement to BLABBERMOUTH.NET regarding the band's cancellation of their scheduled headlining appearance in Myrtle Beach, SC Wednesday night (Sept. 1):

"Tom Araya, Slayer's bassist/vocalist, was treated and released from a Myrtle Beach, NC hospital on Wednesday after experiencing severe pain due to a kidney stone. Slayer — who has had to cancel only one show in the band's twenty-one-year career — was unable to play the Myrtle Beach headlining 'Off-Fest' concert, but did play yesterday's [Sept. 2] Ozzfest show in Tampa. With the final Ozzfest show on Saturday in West Palm Beach cancelled due to Hurricane Frances, Araya will be able to go home early and be treated by his personal physician."

Slayer will headline this fall's Jägermeister Music Tour beginning on October 29 in Springfield, Missouri. Support at all dates will come from Killswitch Engage and Mastodon.

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A Few Jagermusic Tour Dates Released

Two more dates for this Fall's Jagermusic Tour have been announced. The three dates known so far are as follows:

November 18 - Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory
November 21 - Cincinnati, OH @ Bogarts
December 7 - Denver, CO @ TBA

This Fall's tour features SLAYER, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, MASTODON and a local Jager band opening the show.

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Kerrang! Music Awards Nominations Released

SLIPKNOT, METALLICA, THE DARKNESS, H.I.M., RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS and BLINK-182 are battling it out for the "Best Band" award at the Kerrang! Awards 2004, according to the BBC News.

The nominees for Kerrang! were revealed at a live gig in London on Tuesday (August 24), where bands like the LOSTPROPHETS, BIFFY CLYRO and MINUS performed for 500 delighted rock fans.

Previous big-name winners include FOO FIGHTERS, BON JOVI, MARILYN MANSON, AC/DC and IGGY POP.

Seven of this year's awards have been voted for by the public, with the remainder judged by the Kerrang! team.

The awards themselves will take place at a top-secret location on Thursday.

Kerrang! Awards 2004 nominees:

Best British Newcomer:

AMPLIFIER
YOURCODENAMEIS:MILO
REUBEN
OCEANSIZE
THE GLITTERATI

Best International Newcomer :

THE RASMUS
VELVET REVOLVER
BRAND NEW
MINUS
MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE

Best Single:

ASH – "Orpheus"
LOSTPROPHETS – "Last Train Home"
THE RASMUS - "In The Shadows"
H.I.M. - "Funeral Of Hearts"
LINKIN PARK - "Breaking The Habit"
EVANESCENCE - "Going Under"

Best Album:

SLIPKNOT -"Vol. 3: (The Subliminal Verses)"
KILLSWITCH ENGAGE -"The End of Heartache"
MUSE – "Absolution"
LOSTPROPHETS - "Start Something"
BLINK-182 – "Blink-182"
THE DISTILLERS - "Coral Fang"

Best Video:

THE OFFSPRING - "Hit That"
BLINK-182 - "I Miss You"
SLIPKNOT – "Duality"
NEW FOUND GLORY - "All Downhill From Here"
H.I.M. - "Funeral of Hearts"

Best Live Band:

THE DARKNESS
RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS
METALLICA
SLIPKNOT
MUSE
FUNERAL FOR A FRIEND

Best Band On The Planet:

SLIPKNOT
METALLICA
THE DARKNESS
RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS
H.I.M.
BLINK-182

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Jagermeister Music Tour '04 News

The Jägermeister Music Tour is back, and due to overwhelming demand, Slayer returns to headline. Following the success of the Fall '03 Tour, Slayer has signed to once again lead the charge. Thrash/Punk/Metal mainstays will be joined by Killswitch Engage and Mastodon. The Tour is set to roar on October 29th in Springfield, Missouri.

American Recordings artists, Slayer - hands down one of the most distinctive and influential punk/thrash/metal bands on the planet - will headline The Jagermeister Music Tour, delivering its blast of über-noise night after night. Slayer will be fresh from their jaunt with this year's Ozzfest and a four-week co-headline European tour with Slipknot.

Celebrating the recent release of their box set, Soundtrack to the Apocalypse, and Gold sales certification of their War at the Warfield DVD, Slayer will release a brand-new DVD, Still Reigning, in October. The cornerstone of the video will be the live performance of "Reign In Blood," the band's 28-minute undisputed masterpiece that has been called the greatest speed metal album of all time. Slayer's video, "Bloodline," was recently named the "#1 Best Metal Video of the New Millennium (So Far)" by viewers of MTV2's "Headbangers Ball" and readers of Revolver magazine.

Killswitch Engage is considered to be one of heavy metal's best live acts. The End of Heartache, their third album, has been called " a stunning collection, retaining much of their signature (sound) but teasing with electric hooks ("The End of Heartache") and strategic use of silence ("When Darkness Falls")…" by Rolling Stone magazine.

Killswitch Engage is ready to stupefy crowds during this Tour. Songs from their latest release, The End of Heartache (Roadrunner Records), rage on the Resident Evil: Apocalypse soundtrack as well as the upcoming MTV2 Headbangers Ball, Volume 2 compilation.

Inarguably one of the most talked about bands in recent extreme music history, Relapse Records' Mastodon has awakened the slumbering heavy metal music scene. Their latest, Leviathan, is a monster of a release and has been called "Devastating" by Rolling Stone. The group, noted for their exhilarating live performances and unique sound, has just been named as one of Revolver magazine's 10 "Future of American Metal" bands as well as one of Alternative Press Magazine's 7 "Most Important Bands in Metal Today."

The fast-growing Jägermeister Music Tour is now in its fourth successful year. "The caliber of the talent we've been able to draw from is tremendous," says Rick Zeiler, Director of Marketing & Brand Development for Jägermeister, "and having Slayer on board again is huge. Slayer is a legend, and they are the perfect fit for Jägermeister and our fans."

Each show on the Tour will be rounded out by a Jägermeister-sponsored band. In addition, fans can expect the usual royal treatment with great giveaways from Jägermeister and show sponsors, Schecter Guitars, Peavey Electronics, Coffin Case and Meinl Cymbals.*

For more information on dates and cities visit www.jagermeistermusictour.com.

*Must be 21 years old to receive giveaways subject to availability and legal restrictions in each state.

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Vote For Best Metal Videos Of The New Millennium

MTV2’s Headbanger’s Ball and Revolver magazine are teaming up to bring you the Best Metal Videos of the New Millennium (so far) picked by you. So put your pedal to the metal and vote for your favorite video here. Then, catch the two-hour premiere Saturday, August 21 at 10 PM during Headbanger’s Ball, on MTV2. Plus check out the final list in the October issue of Revolver.

Videos you can vote for: More...

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Watch The Get Thrashed Documentary Trailer Online

The trailer for the forthcoming Get Thrashed documentary has been put online here. The documentary will include interviews by the following artists:

METALLICA, SLAYER, ANTHRAX, EXODUS, GODSMACK, DISTURBED, SEVENDUST, TESTAMENT, OVERKILL, DEATH ANGEL, SHADOWS FALL, MESHUGGAH, IN FLAMES, STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, STONE SOUR, SUPERJOINT RITUAL, LAMB OF GOD, VIO-LENCE, KREATOR, NUCLEAR ASSAULT, VOIVOD, CHIMAIRA, BIOHAZARD, FOZZY/WWE Superstar Chris Jericho, SEPULTURA, KITTIE, THE HAUNTED, D.R.I., SOILWORK, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, HEATHEN, Brian Slagel, Jon & Marsha Zazula, authors Ian Christe (Sound of the Beast) and Steven Blush (American Hardcore), NY metal radio DJ Eddie Trunk, Rampage Radio's Ron Quintana and featuring the music of unsigned bands: EXIT TO ETERNITY, OSMIUM, CONCRETE COFFIN, VISCID, NOCTURNAL FEAR, KAOS, RESPONSE NEGATIVE, ULYSSES SIREN

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KSE Frontman Talks About Ups & Downs Of The Band

Killswitch Engage frontman Howard Jones spoke to the Hartford Advocate about his joining the band, the state of the metal scene and the hardships and benfits of touring and being in the band.

Speaking to the Advocate fresh off some serious touring -- something like 60 shows in 70 days, and spanning four continents -- the sacrifices inherent to the life of a professional musician are fresh in Jones' mind.

"I'm basically making money to pay for a place I never see," he says. "I just got to see some of my family for the first time in almost a year. I am constantly sick on the road. Last tour, I got bit by a spider and it ended up infected. I had to get three shots. One of my wisdom teeth came in and started to shatter inside my mouth, so I'd be spitting out pieces of that during shows. I sprained my ankle during a show, pretty much dislocated my shoulder during a show, it's just two months straight and you feel like chopped meat. That's the downside ... . I've completely destroyed some relationships because of being in a band. You definitely have your regrets when it comes to that. A lot of times it's great, and then other times, it's really just one of the saddest things you can do."

Read the full article at Hartford Advocate.

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