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Killswitch Engage/Shadows Fall Supergroup Make CD

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OVERCAST, the long-defunct influential Massachusetts band which featured in its ranks KILLSWITCH ENGAGE bassist Mike D'Antonio and SHADOWS FALL singer Brian Fair, has reunited and will be will be playing this year's New England Metal And Hardcore Festival on Saturday, April 29. In addition, the band will be re-recording 10-14 classic tracks and laying down two previously unreleased songs for a full length album entitled "Reborn to Kill Again", in May 2006. Adam Dutkiewicz (KILLSWITCH ENGAGE) has signed on as producer of this endeavor for which a label deal has yet to be announced.

Regarding their decision to re-record classic material, OVERCAST said in a statement, "Simply put, we are having the time of our lives hanging together and playing these old songs again. We feel as if we are breathing new life into this dead material. Suddenly the ambition to 'one up' ourselves has returned, more thirsty than ever. But most importantly, our main reason is due to the overwhelming excitement of the old skool fans, even to this day. For the kids who have shown us MUCH love over the years by coming up to us at shows and telling us how much they appreciated OVERCAST. These people have provided us with the greatly needed encouragement and enthusiasm we have been lacking. They have given us a vision to try this band one more time. For them we dedicate our new found time and energy towards this recording. We consider it an honor that some of you still care."

From August 1991 to November 1998, five people had an obsession with music entitled OVERCAST. Motivated by having fun and playing songs that went against the grain, the band stayed true to themselves by writing music they wanted to play ... fashionable or not. Money was never an issue back then mainly because there wasn't any to be had. Sometimes the group would play for gas money, most times for far far less. Only through sacrifice and perseverance did they make it work. First-hand experience and trial and error provided their path. They had no one to rely on but themselves. Years and years of weekend warrior tours took them places they normally would never have gone or seen. It was indeed a time they still reflect on and a time they will never forget.

But all things come to an end. After years of being turned down by labels, skimped out on by promoters, and a general sense of the band being too much of an albatross to continue ... in 1998 OVERCAST disbanded. Heartbroken and emotionally taxed, they went their separate ways. Brian joined SHADOWS FALL (a band who had opened for OVERCAST on many occasions), Mike started working on a project called KILLSWITCH ENGAGE. Guitarist Pete Cortese continued writing and ended up in a band called SEEMLESS. Guitarist Scott McCooe began playing bass in TRANSIENT. Drummer Jay Fitzgerald formed and played in many bands, finally settling down in the band TUNNEL DRILL.

Now eight years have passed since OVERCAST was an active band. All of a sudden the stars have aligned, the planets have shifted, and old friends find themselves back home with substantial amounts for free time. OVERCAST is reborn.

Source: Blabbermouth

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1. Killswithc Fan writes:

sweet. they are on set this world ablaze.
i cant wait to hear it.

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2. Christi writes:

sweeeeeeeeeet :)

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3. Teppic writes:

Niiiiiice, sound like some good sh** is cooking.

# Mar 8, 2006 @ 7:52 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. Teppic writes:

Niiiiiice, sound like some good sh** is cooking.

# Mar 8, 2006 @ 7:53 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. webber writes:

please come to puerto rico were the best crowd in the world ;;; you see

# Mar 8, 2006 @ 8:32 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. Teppic writes:

Just found a new killswitch engage song, its low quality and only 38 seconds long but still. http://www.wwe.com/content/media/video/superstars/randy_orton/entrance/0306ortonentvid?section=%2Fsuperstars%2Fentrance

# Mar 12, 2006 @ 4:22 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. bradispissed writes:

wow


how f***ing lame

# Mar 13, 2006 @ 12:21 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. psythe writes:

who do you like better (if either) - the old, or the new KsE vocalist? the new guy can actually sing as well as screech and growl and all that manly stuff - but the old guy had a lot more raw fury to his sound...so, anyone for a poll??

# Mar 13, 2006 @ 4:54 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. metalX writes:

jesse is hands down a better singer, Alive or just breathing is a masterpiece. I think howard was a good replacement but still not as good as jesse.

# Mar 13, 2006 @ 8:53 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. Teppic writes:

The taste is like a butt it´s splitted. I like Howard better. Mature bradisp***ed grow up ffs. And to say that jesse is the better singer is just wrong. He´s more aggresive and stuff but not the better singer.

# Mar 13, 2006 @ 3:29 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. Captain Charisma writes:

yeah i herd the new killswitch song. i was watching smackdown when orton comes out with a new theme. When it was anounced that that the song was a killswitch engage song i about sh** myself

# Mar 13, 2006 @ 8:00 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. killingtime420 writes:

Howard's much more versatile.
He gets my vote for the better KSE.

Keep tally psythe.
Thus far:
Howard - 2
Jesse - 1

And you still need to cast your own vote.

# Mar 13, 2006 @ 10:56 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. RememberMetal? writes:

Psythe

I like both of KSE's vocalists but theres something a bit more visceral about Jesse Leech....Some of his vocals were so furious it sounded like it was bordering on madness on the debut (the remastered version is worth the price of admission) and AOJB.

I think Leech also had a few more voices....While Howard is a great vocalist by almost anyones barometer (mine included) he either does clean, hardcore or the shrieking and roaring.

Leech could blur the lines between all of those styles and even roar and scream IN KEY....Thats f***ing major...And Leeches lyrics struck me as a little less corny.

A point for Leech from me....Just barely ousting the talented Howard Jones.

Regarding the actual story itself it sounds atleast mildly interesting....Curious to see how the material pans out.

# Mar 13, 2006 @ 11:47 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. BLACKDOG writes:

THIS COULD BE GOOD !!!

# Mar 13, 2006 @ 11:53 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. M0uRnInG_StAr writes:

i'm undecided ... Both jones and Leech are good vocalists and metalX correct me if i'm wrong but did'nt Jones sing on the "alive or just breathing" album?

# Mar 14, 2006 @ 6:21 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. Kingspade writes:

I like both too, but I think Jesse was better i just for the fact because i thought he was more "in your face" and because My Last Serenade is my favorite KsE song. But Howard is really good too, either way they kick ass.

# Mar 14, 2006 @ 7:02 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. slayerdisciple writes:

killswitch engage b****es

# Mar 14, 2006 @ 7:03 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. RememberMetal? writes:

Jesse Leech sings on "Alive or Just Breathing" and the self title debut.....

The two singers are extremely similar and KSE couldn't have found a better replacement.....Howard Jones to this date has only done the vocals on "The End of Heartache" the 3rd and most recent Killswithch album.

# Mar 14, 2006 @ 7:05 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. breakthefoundation writes:

Alright lets break this down. Jesse of course ir the more raw and furious of the two, basically meaning with more training he could possibly have the potential to be an extrordinary singer. On the other hand Howard Jones is obviousley a person with a range of trained vocalization skills. When we talk about the two albums, that being AOJB and The End of Heartache, I realize that the overall dynamics of the third album among the band as a whole and the lead singer have grown to become a juggernaught of artistry among the sounds of the metal evolution. So my vote goes to howard. KSE f***en rocks my socks.

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