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Killswitch Engage Cover Dio

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Killswitch Engage have recorded a cover of Dio's"Holy Diver" for a compilation cd put together by Kerrang! magazine. Bassist Mike D' Antonio said following reguarding the cover: "Howard [Jones] sang in falsetto. It came out super good. Everyone's really excited about it. The guitar riffs are definitely modified to sound way, way heavier." This story was initally reported by MTV.com.

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1. RememberMetal? writes:

oh my.

Much respect to the powerful pipes of Howard Jones but uhm...well...I just hope this does not indicate a move in this direction for KSE...Hope their just tinkering and testing thier limits.

# Apr 30, 2006 @ 5:36 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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ehhh dio sucks lets get some maiden covered over here!

# Apr 30, 2006 @ 5:40 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. CrazyBitchFist writes:

This is some hot a$$ monkey sh*t right here!!! holla

# Apr 30, 2006 @ 7:50 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. slayerdisciple writes:

i love both bands but i dont think i can picture KSE covering dio

# Apr 30, 2006 @ 8:38 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. BLACKDOG writes:

YOU JUST MIGHT HAVE A POINT.

# Apr 30, 2006 @ 8:48 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. jnsguts writes:

dio was and is a major influence in metal, any band that covers on of his songs is just showing respect. HIMMM!!!!

# Apr 30, 2006 @ 8:49 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. breakthefoundation writes:

no f***en way, cannot wait to her this sh**. KSE kicks it harder than any band on the planet. Maybe they'll actually make a dio song respectable for a change.

# Apr 30, 2006 @ 8:50 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. jwwolf writes:

first off dio is the god he made the \m/ sign no matter how many kiss fans say other wise
his pipes are STILL in prime shape comapred to other DEAD BANDS remains
i cant see his voice as covering ronnie's at all
well see

# Apr 30, 2006 @ 9:58 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. slayerdisciple writes:

simmons just wanted to steal some of dios thunder by sayin he invented the \m/ sign when he had his fingers in a similar style on there love gun album cover but nobody did it until dio came around not to mention simmons has his thumb stickin out, dio is the true creator of the sign

# Apr 30, 2006 @ 11:27 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. madmetalman writes:

killswitch are a horrible band! they are all p***ies who make sh**ty music!

# May 1, 2006 @ 4:50 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. slayerdisciple writes:

not really, better then about 99.9% of all of the other metalcore bands

# May 1, 2006 @ 9:18 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. psythe writes:

agreed.

# May 1, 2006 @ 10:03 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. !!Nailgun!! writes:

"Holy diver you've been down too long in the midnight sea!" -RJD

# May 2, 2006 @ 1:01 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. fuckknuckle writes:

Enough with the covers, re-releases, re-re-releases, and sh** get another album out already, I'm tired of waiting, and franky, growing bored of KsE everyday thier new album isnt out!!!!!!!

# May 2, 2006 @ 6:08 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. BLACKDOG writes:

HOLY DIVER'S GOOD! But I would have preferd they did RAINBOW IN THE DARK.That's my favorite DIO song.If I'm lucky maybey SEVENDUST will do that one.

# May 2, 2006 @ 9:14 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. slayerdisciple writes:

sevendust is a band that i can somewat picture doin a dio cover

# May 2, 2006 @ 10:35 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. Nigh Howl writes:

Killswitch Engage is a bunch of puppies!!!

# May 7, 2006 @ 4:07 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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