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Kingdom of Sorrow

Formed: 2005
From: New Orleans, LA, United States
Last Known Status: Active

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Below is our complete Kingdom of Sorrow 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.

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Relapse Releases "Patlapse" Compilation Online

Relapse Records has released a new online compilation in honor of Pat Egan, who recently passed away. The label comments:

"Our hearts go out to our brother Pat Egan and his family. Pat was our Director of Sales for over 10 years and passed away on Monday morning after battling pneumonia. We have created a 20 song sampler to benefit his daughter's college fund. Any and all donations are very much appreciated. RIP Pat, we love and miss you!"

The Dillinger Escape Plan also commented on the compilation:

"On Monday Pat Egan, Relapse records director of sales for the past 10 years, passed away after a struggle with Pneumonia and related complications. Pat was a champion and great friend of Dillinger for years and we are very sad to have lost him. He work very had to get our music out to all you guys and now is your chance to show your appreciation.

"Here is a link to a compilation featuring songs by us and a bunch of other bad ass Relapse artists. All proceeds from the download of this compilation will go towards a college fund for his daughter Katie, a scholar and an athlete with a bright future ahead of her. All of the bands on this compilation have waived their royalties and Relapse is passing through all proceeds from the sale of the comp directly to Pat’s wife and daughter.

"The compilation costs a minimum of $5, but you are welcome to donate more than that if you would. There is no limit on how much you can give."

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Mayhem Festival Cruise Canceled

The inaugural Mayhem Festival Cruise that was to take place this December has been canceled. The cruise was to set sail on Friday, December 7th, 2012 from the Port of Miami, FL and travel to the Bahamas, returning to the mainland on Monday, December 10th.

Bands confirmed for the cruise included Lamb of God, Machine Head, Anthrax, Hatebreed, Suicide Silence, and Kingdom of Sorrow, Gojira, Periphery, Born of Osiris, Battlecross, Otherwise, Girl on Fire, Anti Mortem, and Gypsyhawk. Mayhem veterans JDevil (Jonathan Davis of Korn) and DJ Starscream (Sid of Slipknot) were also to perform full DJ sets each night.

Here's the official statement from the organizers:

Unfortunately, due to circumstances beyond our control, we have been forced to cancel the Mayhem Festival Cruise. If you purchased a cruise package, you will be automatically refunded to the credit card you used to purchase. If you used a prepaid card or gift card to purchase the cruise, please contact Rose Tours for your refund (215-663-8800). If you used a credit or debit card, you will see the credit within the next 2 to 3 weeks.

We are also offering anyone who purchased a cruise ticket a lifetime complimentary pass to the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival Summer Tour. You will still receive your cruise refund in addition to the lifetime pass to the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival Tour. This pass is valid on any tour date beginning in 2013. Details on getting these lifetime passes will be announced shortly.

We apologize for the cancellation.

We'll report on the details of the cancellation when they become known.

Of course, Barge To Hell sets sail the week prior to the planned Mayhem Festival Cruise and also goes to the Bahamas.

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Mayhem Festival Cruise Details Revealed

From the creators of the country’s largest touring heavy music festival experience and presented in conjunction with Hal Roseman of Rose Tours comes the first annual Mayhem Festival Cruise, taking place aboard the Carnival Imagination.

The maiden voyage sets sail on Friday, December 7th, 2012 from the Port of Miami, FL and travels to the Bahamas, returning to the mainland on Monday, December 10th. Tickets go on sale Thursday, May 3rd at 12pm EST with payment plans available. Get them before they’re “lost at sea” by heading over to this location.

Hosted by Jose Mangin of Sirius XM Liquid Metal, fans will experience a blistering 90-minute set from each one of these killer heavy metal bands: Lamb of God, Machine Head, Anthrax, Hatebreed, Suicide Silence, and Kingdom of Sorrow - as well as additional showcase sets from Century Media, Metal Blade Records, Roadrunner Records and Sumerian Records artists including Gojira, Periphery, Born of Osiris, Battlecross, Otherwise, Girl on Fire, Anti Mortem, and Gypsyhawk. Mayhem veterans JDevil (Jonathan Davis of Korn) and DJ Starscream (Sid of Slipknot) will also perform full DJ sets each night. More...

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Relapse Records Posts New Podcast

Relapse Records has now posted its 13th podcast online, which highlights brand new songs from Relapse artists, exclusive interviews, and classic Relapse tracks. You can check out the Podcast here.

This month's podcast features an exclusive interview with Jamey Jasta of Kingdom Of Sorrow, which is on tour now as part of the massive Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival. The podcast also includes brand new music from Toxic Holocaust, Brutal Truth, Hail!Hornet, Revocation, and more. The songs appearing on the audio file are as follows:

Toxic Holocaust – “Bitch"
Revocation – “No Funeral”
Hail!Hornet – “Shoot The Pigs”
Dying Fetus – “Fade Into Obscurity”
Unkind – “Harhakuvat”
Fuck the Facts – “The Pile of Flesh You Carry”
Kingdom of Sorrow – “God’s Law in the Devil’s Land”
Red Fang – “Through” (No Talent Cover)
Brutal Truth – “Fuck Cancer”
Cephalic Carnage – “Black Metal Sabbath”
Origin – “Mental Torment”
Daylight Dies – “Unending Waves”
Nile – “Sarcophagus”

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Megadeth, Unearth, Kingdom of Sorrow Slay Mayhem

The heatwave scorching the U.S. has been following the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival from shed to shed and leaned on Boston hard as the mercury hit 105 on the Comcast Center tarmac in Mansfield, Mass.

But that didn't stop me and 15,000 or so fellow headbangers from slipping on our black T-shirts and standing in the blistering sun for 10 hours to get our fill of the biggest metal tour of the summer.

Most people in Boston were in the shade, a pool, the beach or some sort of air conditioned locale, but legions of soaked fans stood on the red-hot concrete for hours watching their favorite bands pay them back in spades.

As if it weren't painful enough to just be outside, the Boston crowd didn't disappoint the bands as pit after massive pit opened up across the venue. By the time Jamey Jasta, Kirk Windstein and the rest of Kingdom of Sorrow ripped into "Enlightened to Extinction," the outdoor stage area was a sea of sweaty, swirling, sunburned bodies. With security hosing down the masses, Windstein was a riff machine and Jasta - one of the hardest working dudes in metal - was on point, as usual. More...

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Hatebreed Frontman Reveals Solo Album Details

Hatebreed frontman Jamey Jasta has revealed the track listing for his upcoming solo album debut. The album, simply titled "Jasta," will hit store shelves on July 26, 2011through eOne Music. You can view the album's track listing as well as the guest appearances for the record below.

1. Walk That Path Alone
2. Mourn The Illusion
3. Screams From The Sanctuary
4. Nothing They Say
5. Anthem Of The Freedom Fighter
6. Something You Should Know (feat. Phil Labonte of All That Remains)
7. Set You Adrift
8. Enslaved, Dead or Depraved (feat. Randy Blythe of Lamb Of God)
9. With A Resounding Voice (feat. Tim Lambesis of As I Lay Dying)
10. The Fearless Must Endure (feat. Zakk Wylde of Black Label Society)
11. Heart Of A Warrior (feat. Mike Vallely)
12. Death Bestowed (feat. Mark Morton of Lamb Of God)

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Full Lineup For 2011 Heavy MTL Festival Announced

Death metal veterans Morbid Angel have announced that they will be taking part in the forthcoming edition of the Heavy MTL festival. Heavy MTL 2011 is set to take place on July 23rd and 24th at Parc Jean-Drapeau in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. You can view the entire festival lineup below.

Saturday, July 23:
DISTURBED
GODSMACK
BILLY TALENT
IN FLAMES
TRIVIUM
MACHINE HEAD
UNEARTH
SUICIDE SILENCE
KINDGOM OF SORROW
ALL SHALL PERISH
RED FANG
STRAIGHT LINE STITCH
BLACKGUARD
CRYPTOPSY
DEAD & DIVINE
NECRONOMICON
SLAVES ON DOPE
MASS MURDER MESSIAH
GRIMSKUNK

Sunday, July 24:
KISS
MOTÖRHEAD
MORBID ANGEL
ANNIHILATOR
OPETH
ANTHRAX
CHILDREN OF BODOM
AS I LAY DYING
THE SWORD
TIMES OF GRACE
DEVILDRIVER
DIAMOND HEAD
GIRLSCHOOL
ENDAST
GORGUTS
LAZURUS A.D.
LES GUENILLES
THE CATALYST
ANONYMUS

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In Flames Announces "Mayhem Festival" Off-Dates

Swedish melodic metallers In Flames have scheduled several off-dates from their upcoming appearance on the 2011 Rockstar Energy Mayhem Festival. Support on the special shows will come from Trivium, Kingdom Of Sorrow, and Straight Line Stitch. You can view the dates, cities and venues in the list below.

07/18 Omaha, NE – Sokol Auditorium
07/25 Niagara Falls, NY – Rapids Theater
07/26 Clifton Park, NY – Northern Lights
08/01 Charlotte, NC – Amos’ Southend

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Official Rockstar Mayhem 2011 Lineup Announced

The official lineup and dates for the 4th annual Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival has finally been announced. Confirming much of what was leaked last week, DISTURBED, GODSMACK and MEGADETH will headline the main stage, joined by MACHINE HEAD, IN FLAMES, TRIVIUM, and many more bands. The tour will make a 26 date trek across the country beginning on July 9th at the San Manuel Amphitheater in San Bernardino, California. Go to www.rockstarmayhemfest.com and www.livenation.com for up-to-date ticketing information.

This summer’s mainstage artists, DISTURBED, GODSMACK, and MEGADETH, will be joined by a mix of the best hard rock and metal artists of today. IN FLAMES, MACHINE HEAD and TRIVIUM have grown through the ranks to now perform on the mainstage in rotating slots throughout the tour.

The JAGERMEISTER stage will feature UNEARTH, KINGDOM OF SORROW, RED FANG, and the winners of JAGERMEISTER Battle of the Bands. The Extreme Stage will spotlight SUICIDE SILENCE, ALL SHALL PERISH and STRAIGHT LINE STITCH.

The 2011 ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL will also feature ROCKSTAR METAL MULISHA JUMP TEAM, the World’s Greatest Freestyle Motocross team.

“Strap yourself in and hold on tight, cuz this ride goes reeeeeal fassst this summer,” exclaims GODSMACK vocalist Sully Erna. “Godsmack/Disturbed, Mayhem Festival!! Can't Fu@?kin' wait!!!”

Mainstage guitarist Dan Donnegan of DISTURBED emotes, “DISTURBED is looking forward to being part of the biggest summer tour in the U.S. this year. It's been years since we shared the stage with GODSMACK and we've been wanting to team up with them and join forces for a longtime. MEGADETH has been a big inspiration to us and we are looking forward to the other bands rounding out what seems to be a solid bill.” More...

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Rockstar Mayhem Festival 2011 Initial Details

Update: Check out the official announcement here.

While the official announcement has yet to be made, initial details about the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival 2011 are being reported around the 'net. Blabbermouth.net reports that Disturbed and Godsmack are rumored to be headlining this summer's touring festival, which will kick off in early July.

Here's the initial Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival 2011 lineup (more to be announced):

Main Stage:
DISTURBED
GODSMACK
MEGADETH

Rotating Opening Slot On Main Stage:
MACHINE HEAD
IN FLAMES
TRIVIUM

Second Stage:
SUICIDE SILENCE
UNEARTH
STRAIGHT LINE STITCH
ALL SHALL PERISH
KINGDOM OF SORROW

A tip we received also indicates that Red Fang will be part of the lineup.

A total of 13 acts are expected to appear on the bill.

The Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival 2011 tour dates appear to be:

Jul. 09 - San Bernardino, CA @ San Manuel Amphitheatre
Jul. 10 - San Francisco, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheatre
Jul. 12 - Seattle, WA @ White River Amphitheater
Jul. 13 - Boise, ID @ Idaho Center Amphitheatre
Jul. 15 - Phoenix, AZ @ Cricket Wireless Pavilion
Jul. 16 - Albuquerque, NM @ Hard Rock Casino Presents: The Pavilion
Jul. 17 - Denver, CO @ Comfort Dental Amphitheatre
Jul. 19 - St. Louis, MO @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
Jul. 20 - Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center
Jul. 22 - Boston, MA @ Comcast Center
Jul. 23 - Montreal, QUE @ Parc Jean Drapeau
Jul. 24 - Hartford, CT @ The Comcast Theatre
Jul. 27 - Holmdel, NJ @ P.N.C. Bank Arts Center
Jul. 29 - Pittsburgh, PA @ First Niagara Pavilion
Jul. 30 - Washington, DC @ Jiffy Lube Live
Jul. 31 - Camden, NJ @ Susquehanna Bank Center
Aug. 02 - Virginia Beach, VA @ Verizon Wireless V. Beach Amphitheater
Aug. 03 - Raleigh, NC @ Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion at Walnut Creek
Aug. 05 - Chicago, IL @ First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
Aug. 06 - Detroit, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre
Aug. 07 - Indianapolis, IN @ Verizon Wireless Music Center
Aug. 09 - Oklahoma City, OK @ Zoo Amphitheatre
Aug. 10 - Dallas, TX @ Superpages.com Center
Aug. 12 - Atlanta, GA @ Lakewood Amphitheatre
Aug. 13 - Tampa, FL @ 1-800-Ask-Gary-Amphitheatre
Aug. 14 - West Palm Beach, FL @ Cruzan Amphitheater

Please bear in mind, this is not yet official. The official announcement will be made on Monday, January 31st.

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Relapse Records Offering Free Sampler Album

Relapse Records is currently offering a free, 26 track, digital label sampler online now exclusively via the label's Facebook page. The sampler includes previously unreleased tracks from Red Fang, Abysmal Dawn, Noisear, as well as songs from Obscura, Baroness, Black Tusk, Dying Fetus, Death and more. The track listing is as follows:

1. Baroness - "Swollen and Halo"
2. Red Fang - "Number Thirteen"
3. Black Tusk - "Embrace The Madness"
4. Revocation - "ReaniManiacs"
5. Obscura - "Incarnated"
6. Abysmal Dawn "In Service of Time"
7. Cephalic Carnage - "When I Arrive"
8. Dying Fetus - "Descend Into Depravity"
9. Misery Index - "The Spectator"
10. Black Anvil - "Scalping"
11. Tombs - "Merrimack"
12. Howl - "Heavenless"
13. Kingdom Of Sorrow - "God's Law In The Devil's Land"
14. Toxic Holocaust - "Nuke The Cross"
15. Noisear - Global Warning
16. Murder Construct - "End of An Error"
17. Kill The Client - "Vicious Slaughter"
18. Agoraphobic Nosebleed - "Agorapocalypse Now"
19. Brutal Truth - "Get A Therapist...Spare The World"
20. Royal Thunder - "Mouth of Fire"
21. Titan - "Wooded Altar Beyond The Wander"
22. Mose Giganticus - "The Great Deceiver"
23. Circle of Animals - "No Faith"
24. Cough - "Crippled Wizard"
25. Horseback - "Invokation"
26. Death - "Scavenger Of Human Sorrow" (re-master)

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Kirk Windstein Talks Crowbar, Down DVD, And More

MetalSucks recently conducted an interview with guitarist Kirk Windstein of Crowbar, Down, and Kingdom of Sorrow. Windstein addressed the recent news surrounding his decision to drop off Kingdom of Sorrow's Ozzfest stint in favor of treating his alcohol problem. He also explained the myriad delays that affected the upcoming Down DVD "Diary of a Madband," updated fans about the forthcoming new Crowbar album, and commented on Crowbar's legacy as a band that influences today's young crop of metal bands. Excerpts from the interview follow.

On leaning on his bandmates for support and advice during the recovery process:

Kirk: Yeah, totally. I’ve talked to Rex [Brown, Down bassist] about it because he’s dealt with a lot of problems himself. There’s not a person in any of my bands that hasn’t experienced it from time to time with the exception of Nicky and Charlie from Kingdom of Sorrow (the drummer and guitar player); they’ve never had a drink or tried a drug in their life. Everyone else in my bands, in Down and Jamey from Kingdom and the guys in Crowbar, have all at times had issues with stuff. Every person is different, and it’s a matter of keeping yourself healthy and not letting it get out of control. For me, it got out of control. Would I be a fool and a liar to sit here and say that I don’t think about it? It’s a normal thing to always think that you can control it. That’s what the battle of it is. It’s like “okay, I’m home. I’m detoxed. I get it. I’m in the right headspace. I’m physically and mentally in the right place and headed in the right direction.” It’s a matter of you realizing that you doing what you need to do is basically what it comes down to.

On a new Down album:

Kirk: 2011 I would say. Yeah. Something for sure. We’re not even there yet, so I think that’s totally feasible. Obviously not this year because it would have to be signed, sealed, delivered and done already. It’s not there by any means. It’s always going to happen and Down is always going to be there. So that’s a good thing.
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Kirk Windstein To Miss Kingdom Of Sorrow Tour

Kingdom Of Sorrow has announced that founding member Kirk Windstein, who is also a founding member of Crowbar and Down, will not be taking part in the band's upcoming tour dates due to health issues. In his place will be Type O Negative guitarist Kenny Kickey.

Kirk Windstein states: "Hey all, Kirk here. Just wanted to let everyone know that I will be taking a much needed break and will not be joining my bros in KOS for Ozzfest. I have entered the AA program and am turning over a new leaf. 25 years of gigging and touring has taken its toll and my drinking is now preventing me from being the healthiest, best player that I can be. It’s been a fun ride, but I’m ready to tackle this sober and look forward to being at the top of my game with all of my projects! I am happy to say that Kenny Hickey will once again be filling my spot for these 8 shows. Thanks Kenny, I love you bro!!! Thanks to everyone for their support. All my best, Kirk Windstein."

Jamey Jasta adds: "The road is no place for Kirk right now. He has begun to address his problems so he can lead a happy and healthy life and continue to rock with Down, CROWBAR and Kingdom Of Sorrow. I only want the best for him and I feel like sitting this tour out is a step in the right path."

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Kingdom Of Sorrow Announces Ozzfest Off Dates

Kingdom of Sorrow has announced two Ozzfest off-date performances, partnering with tour-mates Black Label Society in Fort Wayne, IN as well as DevilDriver and Skeletonwitch in Rochester, NY. Kingdom of Sorrow will kick-off this first run of tour dates in support of the band's new album "Behind The Blackest Tears" on August 17th in Tinley Park, just outside of Chicago, IL. The band's upcoming tour dates are as follows:

8/17 2010 OZZFEST @ First Midwest Bank Amp Tinley Park (Chicago), IL
8/18 2010 Pierre’s (w/ BLACK LABEL SOCIETY) Fort Wayne, Indiana
8/19 2010 OZZFEST @ First Niagara Pavilion Burgettstown, PA
8/20 2010 Montage Music Hall Rochester, NY
8/21 2010 OZZFEST @ Comcast Theatre Hartford, CT
8/22 2010 OZZFEST @ Susquehanna Bank Center Camden, NJ
8/24 2010 OZZFEST @ Comcast Center Mansfield, MA

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Winds Of Plague Tracks Vocals With Jamey Jasta

WINDS OF PLAGUE are busy the weak touring across North America as part of the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival all summer long, while continuing to write material for their much anticipated new album. Jamey Jasta (Hatebreed, Kingdom of Sorrow) recently sat down with Jonny Plague to discuss his guest spot on the upcoming WINDS OF PLAGUE record and the current happenings on the Rockstar Mayhem Festival. Watch the interview below:

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Crowbar Signs with E1 Music, Plans New Album

Sludge metal legends CROWBAR have signed a worldwide deal with E1 Music. The band will be releasing a new full-length album later this fall. "CROWBAR is very excited to have landed this deal with E1 Music! We have always been very proud of what we do and the new record will not disappoint and of our die hard fans." says front man and guitar player Kirk Windstein.

The forthcoming album will be the follow up to the band’s last album, "Lifesblood for the Downtrodden," which was released out in 2005. Windstein continues. "Big thanks to Jamey Jasta, Steve Ross and the legal team at E1 Music. Get ready, with a real label behind us we will crush!"

E1 Music Vice President of Metal Scott Givens adds, "CROWBAR have influenced a generation of great bands and E1 is fully committed to making this the band’s biggest selling record of its long and storied career."

Kirk Windstein formed CROWBAR in 1991. Since that time, the band's sound has profoundly influenced a new generation of metal acts the world over. Weinstein is also a key member of KINGDOM OF SORROW (with HATEBREED front man Jamey Jasta) and DOWN.

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Stream Kingdom of Sorrow's Entire New Album Online

New Orleans metal band KINGDOM OF SORROW is streaming their new album "Behind The Blackest Tears" in its entirety at their MySpace page. "Behind The Blackest Tears" will be released next Tuesday, June 8th, in North America and on June 14th internationally.

Additionally, AOL Radio is currently featuring a free MP3 download of “God’s Law In The Devil’s Land” taken from "Behind The Blackest Tears" at this location. KINGDOM OF SORROW has also posted more video footage of Jamey Jasta and Kirk Windstein in the studio working on "Behind The Blackest Tears," which can be seen below. "Behind The Blackest Tears" was recorded at Dexters Lab Recordings (Milford, CT) with engineer Nick Bellmore and mixed and mastered by Zeuss at Planet Z Recordings (Hadley, MA).

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Kingdom Of Sorrow Streaming New Track

Kingdom of Sorrow has debuted the third preview track, “Heroes To Dust," from the band's new album "Behind The Blackest Tears." The new song can be heard online now via the Kingdom of Sorrow MySpace page, along with the previously uploaded “Enlightened To Extinction” and “God’s Law In The Devil’s Land." The album will be released on June 8th, 2010.

The upcoming Kingdom of Sorrow tour dates are as follows:

8/17 Tinley Park, IL First Midwest Bank Amphitheater
8/19 Burgettstown, PA First Niagara Pavilion
8/21 Hartford, CT Comcast Theater
8/22 Camden, NJ Susquehanna Bank Center
8/24 Mansfield, MA Comcast Center

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Kingdom Of Sorrow Posts Third Webisode Online

Kingdom Of Sorrow, the band featuring Crowbar leader Kirk Windstein and Hatebreed frontman Jamey Jasta, has posted thier third in a series of videos online, detailing the making of their forthcoming second album, "Behind The Blackest Tears." You can check it out below. The album is scheduled to be released on June 8th through Relapse Records. More...

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Kingdom Of Sorrow Featured In Lost Planet Trailer

Kingdom Of Sorrow, the band featuring Hatebreed frontman Jamey Jasta and Crowbar leader Kirk Windstein, has had one of their new songs, "Enlightened To Extinction," featured in the trailer for the forthcoming new video game, Lost Planet 2. You can check out the trailer below. "Enlightened To Extinction" comes from the bands forthcoming new studio album, "Behind The Blackest Tears," which is scheduled to be released on June 8th through Relapse Records. More...

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