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Killswitch Engage Cover Of Dio's "Holy Diver" Posted Online

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KILLSWITCH ENGAGE's stunning cover of DIO's "Holy Diver" — which was one of several exclusive tracks that were made available on a special CD accompanying Kerrang!'s 25th anniversary issue (out on the stands May 31) — has been posted online at this location. Entitled "High Voltage", the 15-track disc was made up of classic rock and metal songs covered by contemporary bands, with 10 of the tracks recorded exclusively for the CD.

A brand new KILLSWITCH ENGAGE song, entitled "This Fire Burns", was recently included on the "WWE: Wreckless Intent" compilation, available now on Columbia Records. The collection — which features wrestlers' themes heard during the WWE's TV shows such as "SmackDown!", "RAW", "WrestleMania", and "Saturday Night's Main Event", as performed by today's top-selling aggro-rock and rap artists — also included new, exclusive material from SHADOWS FALL, ZEBRAHEAD, MOTÖRHEAD and more.

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1. CHASE THE DEVIL DESIGNS writes:

KSE is the sh!t. I can not wait to hear this new song from the masters of "DIO" THIS IS GOING TO ROCK!!!!!!!!!!!

# Jun 16, 2006 @ 12:21 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. rulin kmadd writes:

Listen to Tenacious D.

# Jun 16, 2006 @ 1:26 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. HighVoltage13 writes:

I haven't liked KsE since Jesse Leach left. I'm juts not feeling Howard Jones. I feel they became too "hardcore" and even slightly "emo-ish" since he joined, whereas before they were more metal. Just my opinion though.

# Jun 16, 2006 @ 3:25 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. rulin kmadd writes:

them and Shadows Fall are the closest thing to metalcore i can tolerate.

# Jun 16, 2006 @ 3:28 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. coco writes:

yo killswitch engage is da sh**. they rock.

# Jun 16, 2006 @ 6:38 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. slayercult writes:

somethin we can agree on coco, i dont really call shadows fall metalcore (except for brian fairs vocals) i call them thrash with gothenburg influences

# Jun 16, 2006 @ 11:10 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. ARSENAL_OF_MEGADETH writes:

This is utter blasphemy! Killswitch Engage is a horrible band. As a Dio fan, I feel insulted.

# Jun 17, 2006 @ 12:14 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. generallee writes:

Hahaha. This is one of the funniest things I have ever heard. I am suprised Howard Jones was able to get through the recording without laughing. Don't get me wrong, I love Killswitch and how goofy those guys are, but this is just so ridiculous that you have to laugh at it, especially those "high-part" vocals.

# Jun 17, 2006 @ 12:15 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. psythe writes:

lol, MegaDave aren't any better than KsE. In fact, I prefer Killswitch hands down. But yeah, Jesse was twenty times the Killswitch vocalist Howard is.

"Dio has rocked for a long, long time. Now it's time to pass the torch...You're too old, no more rockin' for you!" lol, Jack Black is wonderful!

# Jun 17, 2006 @ 1:14 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. killswitch_65 writes:

killswitch kicks a$$ and kicked the sh** out of that song. IT FU**ING ROCKED!!!!!!!!

# Jun 30, 2006 @ 1:34 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. killswitch_65 writes:

killswitch kicks a$$ and kicked the sh** out of that song. IT FU**ING ROCKED!!!!!!!!

# Jun 30, 2006 @ 1:34 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. JaredDeMarino writes:

I just don't understand how some of you can say "KsE sucks" that's just stupid. They are more talented the half of the shyste you listen to. ALL OF YOU!!!

# Jun 30, 2006 @ 9:14 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. Derek Vinyard writes:

Killswitch Engage are the new face of metal.
Lamb of God and DevilDriver are also leading the way.
The song kicks ass, period.

# Jul 4, 2006 @ 4:00 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. hateBreeD writes:

For the first time a cover is much better than the original song! Which band than KSE is able to do something great like this? Exactly: None!

# Jul 7, 2006 @ 5:40 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. end of heartache writes:

hey i heard killswitch is dooing a blues brother tribute...f*** yea! its going to be metal too. hese black too!!!!!

# Jul 8, 2006 @ 11:31 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. jessie leach overated writes:

PERIOD if jesse sang the end of hearthache it would of never been nominated for a emmy. Howard Jones singing voice is just diff. Plus he doesnt look like a religous b**** like jessies dumb a$$ did. And as far as being them being more "HardCore Punk." They sound nothing like real Hardcore Punk, and Emoish yea maybe the guitars once in a while. But i still think their a pretty dam good heavy band.

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