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40 Below Summer Disband

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40 Below Summer have decided to call it a day and will play a final show at the Starland Ballroom in Sayreville, NJ on September 17th with all of the bands original members. It will be filmed for a DVD that the band will sell through their official website at a later date. Despite the end of 40 Below Summer, the remaining members of the band, frontman Max Illidge, guitarist Joe D'Amico and bassist Hector Graziani, will continue on together under the moniker of Black Market Hero. Also in the line-up are Ryan Jurhs of Flaw fame on guitars and drummer Ali Nassar. The band will open the aforementioned 40 Below Summer show.

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1. RememberMetal? writes:

bleh....didnt like em anyway.

# Aug 23, 2005 @ 2:34 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. WicKeD writes:

I heard it.. Not so good, but ok..

# Aug 23, 2005 @ 6:46 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. krunkle writes:

it's about time they sucked anyway noe real big loss

# Aug 23, 2005 @ 12:32 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. salla writes:

so did flaw split up too ?

# Aug 23, 2005 @ 1:03 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. deathbringer writes:

Yes, Flaw broke up some time ago and several of the guys formed Five Bolt Main, who Metal Underground .com recently covered and interviewed as well.

# Aug 23, 2005 @ 2:31 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. ILLLATINO90 writes:

f*** you n*****s. you little hos havent even probably heard their sh**. so f*** off little b****es

# Aug 23, 2005 @ 5:57 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. Rulin Kmadd writes:

there music sounds like a bloody queef.
sh**ty nu-metal at it's worse.

# Aug 23, 2005 @ 10:04 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. badluckmaniac writes:

like one of the only nu-metal bands i liked and they broke up they had a great live show tho

# Aug 24, 2005 @ 1:37 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. BrianSD writes:

40 was a good band, put on a solid live show, and sounded good live. 40 was a Nu-metal band, but who the f*** cares, good music is good music whether it's Nu-metal, Rock, Death Metal, Thrash, Metal-Core. I could pick out a list of sh**ty bands from all of those genres. To me it's all just heavy music.
By the way, Flaw did suck.

# Aug 24, 2005 @ 10:29 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. ILLLATINO90 writes:

it sucks that they had to go like dat. But the rest of da members are on that Black Market Heroes right?

# Aug 24, 2005 @ 7:54 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. Steve writes:

wow..40 Below Summer is a great band. They are one of my favorites. Ever since i saw them play with Mudvayne I couldn't stop listening to them. I will DEFINITELY be at that last show! They are so good. Nothing was said on the website, so maybe it's not true?

# Aug 25, 2005 @ 2:03 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. ballfart writes:

you are all a bunch of fags.

# Aug 25, 2005 @ 11:59 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. -40_above_winter writes:

40 below f***ing ruled, truely unique music, and if you dissagree something is wrong with your head. and this blows, but i will be looking forward to their new projects.

# Aug 26, 2005 @ 12:45 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. ILLLATINO90 writes:

ballfarts mother was in my bed. f*** off you little prostitute queer ho. Go f*** yourself

# Aug 26, 2005 @ 2:16 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. head case writes:

there 1st cd was awesome and there 2nd was a crock of sh** so i couldnt really give a f***....

# Aug 26, 2005 @ 4:16 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. head case writes:

chimaira now thats a f***in band

# Aug 26, 2005 @ 4:17 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. Yeah writes:

IT was f***ING good album.. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

# Aug 26, 2005 @ 11:32 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. Cal writes:

Stop knocking 40 Below Summer. Just don't post if you're going to.
I enjoyed their music ALOT. It's sad to see the end of such a great band.

# Aug 26, 2005 @ 7:42 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. eyedontlikeu writes:

Oh well. They were an alright band.

# Aug 26, 2005 @ 7:47 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. ScrewWiggers 66 writes:

Good. They sucked donky d***.

# Aug 28, 2005 @ 11:38 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. ILLLATINO90 writes:

Your mother sucked donky d***. u f***in b****

# Aug 29, 2005 @ 1:28 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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22. Motherless Bastard writes:

I bought the last commercial 40 Below failure. I liked the single and was hooked in. The rest of the cd sucked pole. Nice try fellas.

# Aug 30, 2005 @ 12:55 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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23. darkenhorizon writes:

It's a shame to see the end of 40 below. It seemed like things were looking up for the band. their last few demos for their "supposed" upcoming album was amazing. too bad they couldnt find a way to stay a unit. (at least for one more album if nothing more) but i guess i'll just look on to see what music comes from these guys. BlackMarket Hero's is it called? hmmm lets hope so i dont really feel like being disappointed again. WHen nothingface broke up and members went off to become kingdom of snakes i was excited for it. but they suck the worst amount of a$$ ever. however i must say blessedinblack (the other ex members of nothingface) has a good sound to them. peace out -
40 Below Summer will always kick a$$ so fu*k off all you other haters of 40 below. you obviously have a deaf ear to what real music sounds like! so go cut your throat in a bathroom cause you need deaththrashmetal riffs in order to survive long enough not to bi*ch some more. sometimes good music needs melody. open your eyes. and maybe your curtains in your bedroom as well. get some sun! SUNBURN (for all those who truley get that. POSERS)

-DaRkHoRiZoN-

# Aug 31, 2005 @ 7:45 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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24. RootOFallEvil40 writes:

wow.... perfectly put man. 40 Below did kick serious ass. people are f***ing gay not to think 40 below was good. oh well they will always be in my cd collection regardless. Bring on BlackMArketHeroes

# Aug 31, 2005 @ 10:21 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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25. ILLLATINO90 writes:

Thank you. 40 Below Summers Max Illidge has a f***in bad a$$ muthaf***in voice. Love that band. so all u f***in haters can suck my f***in big c*** u f***in piece of sh** whores!! Lets go BlackMarketHero

# Aug 31, 2005 @ 11:41 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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26. markofdeath writes:

40 below was awesome so all those who say otherwise can f***in die :)

# Sep 1, 2005 @ 12:30 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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27. ILLLATINO90 writes:

YUP. I Loved 40 below summer..

# Sep 1, 2005 @ 6:10 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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28. SeanC writes:

Definitely sad news. 40 had great potential.

# Sep 1, 2005 @ 11:10 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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29. ILLLATINO90 writes:

Hey, any 40 fans. what is ur favorite album? and yur 5 fave songs?

# Sep 2, 2005 @ 10:21 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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30. Motherless Bastard writes:

Kingdon Of Snakes and Blessed in Black will never compare to Nothingface. Tommy?!?!?! What are you doing? You are a guitar god...get back to f***ing metal, bro. I was psyched to hear Blessed in Black...the music was cool, but it ain't metal at all. Sad to say...it sucks!

Milk

# Sep 4, 2005 @ 3:31 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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31. DaRkHoRiZoN writes:

Invitation to the dance was my favorite album.

5 favorite songs:
1-Endorphines 2- Falling down 3- Training day 4- step into the sideshow
5- Relapse

hard to limit it to 5 songs. their early sh** was great as well

# Sep 4, 2005 @ 9:41 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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32. ILLLATINO90 writes:

Yea. i liked theri early stuff. Mine was THE MOURNING AFTER
1. SMILE ELECTRIC 2.F.E 3 FACES 4.TAXI CAB CONFESSION 5. ALIENATION

# Sep 4, 2005 @ 11:07 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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33. Me writes:

40 Below owns.... Plain and simple. I'm sad to see them go.

# Sep 8, 2005 @ 2:46 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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34. ILLLATINO90 writes:

Yea, f*** ALL HATERS

# Sep 8, 2005 @ 10:36 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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35. ENSLAVEDBYNATURE writes:

40 BELOW WAS ONE OF MY FAVORITES WILL BE SORRY 2 SEE THEM GO

# Sep 9, 2005 @ 4:30 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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36. I LOVE 40 writes:

i loved 40 below summer.. their music was not only unique. but very talented. i LOVE U 40!!!

# Sep 9, 2005 @ 6:24 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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37. key to nothing writes:

I heard some stuff off of the mourning after and liked it but I also heard some really crappy stuff off one of the other albums,an recomendations

# Sep 9, 2005 @ 10:31 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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38. DaRkHoRiZoN writes:

recommendations? if you havent heard it all by now then somethings wrong with ya. correction none of its crappy. you have to really LISTEN to it. the riffs, the vocals, the harmony used in the vocals that match the tune. thats what made 40 below stand out.

# Sep 9, 2005 @ 11:12 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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39. Steve-O writes:

40 Below Summer will be missed, they were an amazing band. I can't wait till they bring out their new projects.
Peace out.

# Sep 11, 2005 @ 5:51 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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40. THEDEVIL writes:

nu metal is dying, what's the big surprise anyway....

# Sep 12, 2005 @ 9:57 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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41. Rhyno writes:

40 Below Summer is my favorite band, and all you b****es who think they were no good probably never seen them live. They have a kick a$$ stage performance, and will blow out your eardrums. I am looking forward to seeing Black Market Hero in concert someday. As long as they have Max as the lead singer, they will always have the 40 flava. All you f***ers talkin sh** can go beat off to naked pictures of you grandmothers you c*** suckin motha f***in b****es.

# Sep 12, 2005 @ 12:39 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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42. dloc writes:

f*** you guys 40 below kicks ass

# Sep 12, 2005 @ 7:46 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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43. ILLLATINO90 writes:

I will always LOVE 40. Max has the best voice in da world

# Sep 12, 2005 @ 8:30 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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44. DIE writes:

40 kicks ass! anyone bad mouthing them obviously didnt listen to them. R.I.P. 40 i love youu!!

# Sep 12, 2005 @ 8:51 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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45. matt writes:

man this sucks i wish you guys would play one last show in st louis we loved you

# Sep 12, 2005 @ 10:27 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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46. here again... writes:

nu metal is dying whats the big deal anyway

# Sep 13, 2005 @ 5:52 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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47. Ulrich writes:

They where F***ing Good! ,a shame they broke up. Max Illidge is an awesome singer

# Sep 15, 2005 @ 8:29 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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48. Benjamin writes:

40 below summer was the band that brought me to nu metal, perfect mix of screaming and singing.

# Sep 16, 2005 @ 8:36 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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49. DaRkHoRiZoN writes:

word

# Sep 16, 2005 @ 8:35 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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50. -NiTrOz- writes:

well sh**.... what the f*** is happening to nu metal. i love the f***in sound but sh** all my favorites are dying. first i heard of 40 below summer breaking up. what the f***? then nothingface!!! not to mention korn whole sh**. i'm not sure if you call korn nu metal but what the f***. then slipknot musta taken sum f***in sleeping pills. atleast we still got ill nino tearing sh** up. but yeah flaw had one good song and it got old fast. all you haters pull your head out your ass. 40 below ROCKED!!!!!!!!!!!! WE NEED MORE BANDS LIKE THEM AND LET NU METAL GROW FOR f***S SAKE!!!!

-NiTrOz-

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