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Chromium has posted the cover artwork online for the band's new album, which can be viewed here. Chromium also commented on the new album:
"The start of 2011 has been quite a stellar one for the internationally renowned hard rock/metal group Chromium. Just having completed the crowd vocals for the band's upcoming third release, Chromium are on a path for great things this year. Fans got a first glimpse and listen to the new album this past week and the reaction was astounding.
"Another noticeable and unbelievable aspect of the third upcoming album is that world-renowned artist and bassist for the Grammy nominated band Killswitch Engage, Mike D’Antonio, had his hand in developing the artwork for the album. Mike D brought a totally different edge to the band’s image with his masterful skill in the artwork for the album.
"The first single from the album ‘My Perfection’ has been premiered on the band’s official MySpace page and fans worldwide have been praising the new sound of the band. The song will be hitting the radio airwaves soon so keep a listen out for ‘My Perfection’. Produced by the band’s very own Jared Gunston, the album promises to surpass any expectations and please fans around the world with its extensive attention to detail and brutal power behind the music. The introduction of Justin Du Preez on vocals has really brought a powerful and clear approach to the already unique vocals of the band.
"Chromium will be going on a full South African national tour in support of the upcoming album which promises to be one of the most energetic and entertaining stage shows to grace local venues this year." More...
Killswitch Engage/Times of Grace guitarist Adam Dutkiewicz recently took up the position of intern for Kerrang magazine and conducted a video interview with Jesse Leach, former Killswitch Engage guitarist and current frontman for Times of Grace. You can view the video interview below:
Times of Grace are set to release its debut album on January 18, 2011 through Roadrunner Records.
Unearth has begun tracking the new album at Zing Studios in Westfield, MA. The band is currently tracking drums with sit in drummer for the album, Justin Foley of Killswitch Engage/Blood Has Been Shed. "Foley was an obvious choice for this album for many reasons, but mainly because of his abilities and knowledge of heavy music as well as his long time friendship with the band," comments Trevor Phipps. "A decade plus of friendship has made this an easy transition for the band, Foley and our producer/engineer Adam D."
In other news, the band has decided to change the mixing engineer for the album to Mark Lewis (The Black Dahlia Murder, White Chapel, Devil Driver, Trivium, etc...) from Audiohammer Studios.
Guitarist Buz McGrath added this irrelevant comment about working with Mark, "Mark Lewis mixed me a drink once and i woke up in a swamp covered in anti freeze."
Unearth is aiming for a mid to late June release for the album followed by a world tour.
Times of Grace, the side project of Killswitch Engage guitarist Adam Dutkiewicz and the band's former singer Jesse Leach, will hit the road in February for a U.S. tour that launches two weeks after the release of the band's debut, The Hymn of a Broken Man.
The album, much of which was written by Adam D while he was laid up in a London hospital recovering from back surgery, comes out Jan. 18.
Leach, frontman for Seemless and The Empire Shall Fall, said of the tour: “We are excited after all of these years to see Times of Grace become a live band! We have a solid group of musicians on board and some killer bands in the works. This is shaping up to be a tour to be remembered, and the first that reunites Adam and I on one stage together again! I couldn't be more pleased to present this band to the world.”
Adam D added: “Jesse and I are wicked excited to be able to bring our songs to fans live...FINALLY after all these years. We hope you all get a chance to check out the record and come sing along with us when we come to a town near you. Thanks to all of those who support this project, and we hope to see you all very soon!”
Here are the tour dates announced today by the band's label, Roadrunner Records:
Feb. 01 Baltimore, MD @ The Quarter
Feb.02 Atlanta, GA @ the Masquerade (downstairs)
Feb. 04 Dallas, TX @ The Door
Feb. 05 Austin, TX @ Emo's
Feb. 07 Phoenix, AZ @ The Nile
Feb. 08 Los Angeles, CA @ Troubadour
Feb. 09 San Francisco, CA@ Bottom of the Hill
Feb. 11 Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
Feb. 12 Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Ballroom
Feb. 14 Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex - Grand Room
Feb. 15 Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater
Feb. 17 Minneapolis, MN @ Station 4
Feb. 18 Chicago, IL @ The Bottom Lounge
Feb. 19 Detroit, MI @ Eagle Theater
Feb. 20 Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballroom
Feb. 21 Toronto, ON @ Mod Club
Feb. 22 New York, NY @ Gramercy Theater
Feb. 24 West Chester, PA @ The Note
Feb. 25 Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Smalls
Feb. 26 Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance
Feb. 27 Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club
Times Of Grace, the new project between Killswitch Engage guitarist Adam D and former Killswitch Engage vocalist Jesse Leach, has posted another short video trailer online for its debut album "The Hymn of a Broken Man." The new album is expected in stores on January 18th, 2011. You can view the video trailer below:
Times Of Grace, the new project between Killswitch Engage guitarist Adam D and former Killswitch Engage vocalist Jesse Leach, has posted its second music video online for its debut album "The Hymn of a Broken Man." The new album is expected in stores on January 18th, 2011. You can view the video for "Where the Spirit Leads Me" below:
Times Of Grace, the new project between Killswitch Engage guitarist Adam D and former Killswitch Engage vocalist Jesse Leach, has posted another short video trailer online for its debut album "The Hymn of a Broken Man." You can view the video trailer below:
Times Of Grace, the new project between Killswitch Engage guitarist Adam D and former Killswitch Engage vocalist Jesse Leach, has posted a short video trailer online for its debut album "The Hymn of a Broken Man." The debut album is set for release on November 9, 2010 through Roadrunner Records. You can view the video trailer below:
Here's "The Hymn of A Broken Man" tracklisting:
1. Strength in Numbers
2. Fight For Life
4. Where The Spirit Leads Me
5. Until The End Of Days
6. Live In Love
7. In the Arms of Mercy
8. Hymn of a Broken Man
9. Hope Remains
10. The End of Eternity
11. Worlds Apart
12. Fall From Grace
New Zealand's Just One Fix has issued the following update about The Metal Bar releasing a compilation album:
"That's right, The Metal Bar (vocalist Riccardo Ball's all-metal show on Juice TV) is releasing it's very own album, including 38 brutal tracks scattered over two discs from acts all around the world such as Slipknot, Trivium, Machine Head, Cavalera Conspiracy, Megadeth, Cradle of Filth, Soulfly, Mastodon, Korn, Disturbed, Avenged Sevenfold, Lamb of God, DevilDriver, Heaven and Hell, Opeth, Rob Zombie, Killswitch Engage, Parkway Drive, Murderdolls, Hatebreed, Divine Heresy, Mutiny Within, Taking Dawn, Subtract, In Dread Response, Just One Fix, Fear Factory, 3 Inches of Blood and heaps, heaps more.
"When the Knife Comes Down, our first single from new album 'Blood Horizon' which was nominated 'Best Metal Video' for the Juice Awards 2010, will be featured on the album! Support the metal - pick up your copy September 27!"
Rhode Island-based metal band THE EMPIRE SHALL FALL has posted a new song. "Our Own," online. The track comes off of "Awaken," the upcoming full-length, which is set for a North American release on October 12 via Restricted Release in cooperation with Angle Side Side. "Awaken" is the first metal album from vocalist Jesse David Leach since his departure from Killswitch Engage. To check out "Our Own," visit Plug In Music.
THE EMPIRE SHALL FALL will embark on a handful of live dates later this week with additional dates TBA. The tour dates are as follows:
9/17/2010 The Palladium - Worcester, MA
9/18/2010 Santos Party House - New York, NY
9/24/2010 The Brewery Exchange - Lowell, MA
Killswitch Engage guitarist Adam Dutkiewicz has announced that he and former Killswitch Engage frontman Jesse Leach will be teaming up once again, as the duo have formed a new band entitled, Times Of Grace. The band are currently working on their debut album, "Hymns Of A Broken Man," which is expected to be released this November through Roadrunner Records.
"In all my life. I have yet to write a record that bares my soul as much as this record does," Leach said. "Adam and I had a real spiritual connection while making this and I know that it comes through in the performances and lyrics. This record has our blood, sweat and tears flowing through it. It is painfully honest at times. In short this record is our catharsis." More...
Killswitch Engage have just announced their participation in this year's edition of the Download Festival taking place in Donington Park, UK. KSE take the stage on Friday the 11th alongside legends AC/DC.
The slot to peform became available from the withdrawal of Aussie rockers Wolfmother.
Killswitch Engage has just posted the video for "Save Me," which is the ninth track on their recent self-titled full length. The video can be found at Crave Online. The band is pretty excited about it:
Guitarist Adam Dutkiewicz said "This was my favorite video shoot EVER! It took like 1/2 an hour, and we were turned into clay. And who doesn't like claymation and space aliens? They didn't like my suggestion of turning me into a blood-thirsty pterodactyl with laser eyes at the end of the vid, but it's cool. Thanks to all who worked wicked hard on this video...it looks sweet."
And drummer Justin Foley added "If you are going to follow in anybody's footsteps, it may as well be Green Jello, right? With the "Save Me" video, we have finally achieved a band goal that we've been striving for a long, long time; shooting a video that we do not appear in. We also get to go into outer space."
Killswitch Engage released the most recent self-titled album in June of 2009.
Killswitch Engage, who had previously been touring with Phil Labonte after the sudden departure of their vocalist Howard Jones, has announced Howard will be re-joining the band for their upcoming May tour dates. Killswitch Engage issued the following brief statement about the tour arrangement:
"Since a lot of people have asked, we figured that we’d set the record straight. Howard will be on board for our four (4) upcoming dates in May. We are excited to be back at full strength for these dates. Hope to see you all there."
The upcoming Killswitch Engage tour dates are as follows:
5/19 2010 The NorVA NORFOLK, Virginia , US
5/20 2010 Ches-A-Rena Pittsburgh, Pennsylvan, US
5/21 2010 Water Street Music Hall Rochester, New York , US
5/22 2010 Columbus Crew Stadium Columbus, Ohio , US
6/27 2010 Graspop Festival Dessel, BE
Western Massachusetts' THE ACACIA STRAIN, has posted the latest installment of their on-going in-studio video blog series. After the fall out of last week's video, front man Vincent Bennett shows his devotion to perfection by working on some new vocal patterns he's never experimented with before. THE ACACIA STRAIN entered Planet Z Studios in Hadley, MA with producer Zeuss to record the follow up to 2008's, "Continent" last month. The album will be released later in 2010 by Prosthetic Records. Check out the video below:
The organisers of Belgiums biggest metal festival, Graspop Metal Meeting, has confirmed the final bands for this years edition of the event. The biggest news is that Soulfly, the band led by former Sepultura frontman Max Cavalera, will be headlining the event on the Saturday. Other bands added to the bill include New York hardcore legends Sick Of It All, former Guns N Roses guitarist Slash, Hatebreed, Revamp, Oceans Of Sadness and Dear Superstar. The festival takes place in the town of Dessel from June 25th-27th.
The lineup is now as follows:
Friday: Aerosmith (Headliners)
Stone Temple Pilots
My Dying Bride
The Devil's Blood
Oceans Of Sadness
Long Island BURNING THE MEMORY has posted a new song on their MySpace page. It is the title track off of their upcoming Spare Change Records release entitled "Affirmations." Artwork is being handled by Mike D’Antonio of Killswitch Engage.
Killswitch Engage has posted two video clips online from their recent appearance in New York City, which can be found below. The band also issued the following statement about the footage:
"Killswitch Engage wanted to share with you some footage that was recently shot at the Irving Plaza shows in New York City. First, there's an awesome behind-the-scenes video shot at sound check on the first night featuring Adam, Joel & Mike jamming out a unique version of 'Prelude,' the opener track on the debut album. Second, the final song of the set was 'Fixation on the Darkness,' featuring Jesse Leach on vocals – and you can see that on YouTube as well."
Killswitch Engage guitarist Joel Stroetzel has checked in with the following statement about the band's recent tour dates:
"Wow… I can’t believe that we made it though this one! The first week of the tour was really looking grim ... blizzards, shattered bus windshields, show cancellations ... lead singers having to leave the tour! We can’t thank our good friend Phil from All That Remains enough for coming to the rescue. Equally, we can’t thank our fans enough for coming out to the shows, being so supportive, and throwing down so hard despite the situation. Adam said this at a lot of the shows, but I would like to confirm it… Killswitch Engage does in fact have the best fans in the world! Until we meet again… Peace out!"
The organisers of Belgiums premier metal festival, Graspop Metal Meeting, has announced the addition of eleven more bands to this years bill. Among the latest acts are American supergroup Hellyeah, Australian rockers Airbourne and British heavy metal veterans Raven. The other confirmed bands are Katatonia, Evergrey, The Devil's Blood, Eluveitie, Finntroll, Dark Funeral, 3 Inches Of Blood and Sylosis. The festival will take place in the town of Dessel from June 25th-27th.
The lineup is now as follows: More...