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Killswitch Engage Singer Howard Jones Leaves Tour, All That Remains Singer Steps In

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Killswitch Engage has announced that lead singer Howard Jones has been forced to leave the band's current headlining tour with The Devil Wears Prada and Dark Tranquility due to unforeseen circumstances. All That Remains vocalist Phil LaBonte will be filling in for Jones for a few shows while the band makes the decision about what will happen to the rest of the tour.

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1. spiral_architect writes:

good news! i hope they get a new vocalist entirely!

# Feb 10, 2010 @ 10:13 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. KREDD writes:

what the crap?! next comes the cancellations. i can feel it. please prove me wrong.

# Feb 10, 2010 @ 10:55 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. Anon writes:

The guy reminds me of a game show host on stage. Hope whatever caused him to leave comes out OK though.

# Feb 10, 2010 @ 10:55 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. Guttersniper writes:

It would be interesting to hear how Phil Labonte sounds with the band, he tried out for the spot before Howard beat him out for it... I've preferred All That Remains since their This Darkened Heart album, Killswitch has just seemed too bland/emo since then while ATR has gotten better

# Feb 10, 2010 @ 12:05 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. kmac writes:

they canceled the orlando show while everyone was waiting an hour for them to come out and play after devil wears prada was done. it likely will happen.

# Feb 10, 2010 @ 12:26 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. jbeyer writes:

fml, and im suppose to see them friday. i hope they dont loose howard, he worked out so well after jesse left

# Feb 10, 2010 @ 12:53 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. fecker writes:

good, bring back Jesse Leech!!!! that band had so much potential and they threw it away when he left, now they're just a piss take band, shame

# Feb 10, 2010 @ 1:01 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. Nony writes:

It's nice to know there are such caring people in this world. Instead of being concerned for Howard's well-being, the majority of comments I'm reading (not just here but all over the 'net) are extremely insensitive & in very poor taste. You ALL should be ashamed of yourselves. Ok, so maybe you're not a fan of KsE, maybe the last album rubbed you the wrong way (I for one THOROUGHLY enjoy it on a regular basis) but is that any reason to sh*t on the guy? He is *genuinely* hurt & we should all be hoping for a speedy recovery.
And PS: Those asking for Jesse's return: PLEASE MOVE ON WITH YOUR LIVES. AOJB was an epic album, no doubt. But he left on his own recognizance 8 YEARS AGO AND he has his own band....WHY would he come back to KsE???? Howard is the lead singer. Deal with it.

# Feb 10, 2010 @ 1:34 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. KREDD writes:

howard is the man

# Feb 10, 2010 @ 1:57 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. romeZ123456 writes:

sorry but Howard's the man he sounds better and he has a better voice I didn't even like KSE until Howard started singing with them the fact he won't be on the tour I might just sell my ticket bcuz without his voice on kSE songs won't sound the same I hope he get better and wish him the best of luck with the situation. maybe people on here don't like the idea of him being black, singing metal and does it very good so good that the band took off after he join the band unlike when jesse was with them and I like jesse band make me say hmmmmmmm

# Feb 10, 2010 @ 2:50 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. Nony writes:

@romeZ123456: I love Howard just as much as you do & I can understand it would be weird to see KsE without him but....you could still support the band by going to the show. Word is that Phil isn't that bad. I'm dying to check out the videos on youtube!!

# Feb 10, 2010 @ 3:18 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. Natsquatch writes:

"maybe people on here don't like the idea of him being black, singing metal"

Wow, seriously? What is this, 1955? Seriously? SERIOUSLY?!? Think about what you're saying.

Tard.

# Feb 10, 2010 @ 3:39 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. i hope not writes:

i'm gonna see them in a month. CRAP

# Feb 10, 2010 @ 3:50 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. thedudeabides writes:

Great, stay gone howard! Bring back the original singer Jesse Leech, and re-do these past two albums of CRAP.

# Feb 10, 2010 @ 4:07 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. thedudeabides writes:

It's not about race, so quit with that talk Natsquach. I like how Howard sings in Blood Has Been Shed and the remake he did of Fixation on The Darkness, but I think Jesse's voice was untouchable on AOJB.

# Feb 10, 2010 @ 4:13 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. Natsquatch writes:

No sh!t it's not about race, that's why that sentence is in quotation marks. I'm not the one who said it.

# Feb 10, 2010 @ 4:21 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. Hollow writes:

Post #10, romeZ123456 is a total jerk!

I think Phil will do a good job covering for Howard. He's a fantastic vocalist and I enjoy his work in To The Sons Of Man, Self Revolution, Hope Is... and Irreversal. He's a good friend of the band and I know he'll do a good job.

# Feb 10, 2010 @ 4:37 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. EsotericSurgery writes:

Phil sounds fantastic on studio albums...he's actually quite terrible live. I can say that honestly too, since I've seen ATR live 4 times now. Every time he sounds like sh**. Howard on the other hand is a BEAST live. You may not like his style but him on the album sounds like him live. Get well soon Howard!

# Feb 10, 2010 @ 5:00 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. DeathCrush writes:

^ I agree. I like his voice (I think it is pretty good) but only on studio albums... I wonder why he messes up live?

# Feb 10, 2010 @ 5:09 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. EsotericSurgery writes:

#19, studio producers do a nice job at covering up and enhancing. lol

# Feb 10, 2010 @ 5:23 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. livingDeaDbeat00 writes:

I think most people's first reaction is "oh sh**, what happens to the band" instead of concern for Howard's well-being because they're not close personal friends of his...we're fans. And I don't think that's "in very poor taste".

# Feb 10, 2010 @ 6:13 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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22. csjustjoking writes:

I love Howard! I hope he is ok. I am kind of curious to see how Phil handles it. I've seen ATR 2 times and 1 time they cancelled because Phil's voice went out. To be honest, I didn't think he was that great live. During all of the singing parts he would turn the mic around and have the audience sing everything. I want to hear him sing a little!
As far as bring back Jesse...Are you guys crazy? Howard is so much better than Jesse. Jesse is a good singer but I don't think he is a good fit for KSE. They have thrived since Howard replaced him.
Howard is awesome live. I'm gonna miss him when I see the concert in Fargo next Wednesday. Cross your fingers that they don't cancel.

# Feb 10, 2010 @ 6:40 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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23. romeZ123456 writes:

First @ Natsquatch watch who u taking to because I not the one I don't play those games second and most important because I'm black have the rite to call it how I see it. all I every see on here or any other blog site is how much they hate howard why? they never give me a good answer they always use jesse which is B.S. that dude left the band and started his own band how about they stop listen to KSE and listen to jesse band I'm tired of hearing them cry about that and howard is a better singer period just listen to them

# Feb 10, 2010 @ 6:55 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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24. Nony writes:

@livingDeaDbeat00: I disagree. I don't have to know someone personally to care about them or be concerned about their well-being. KsE happens to be my favorite band, so naturally when something like this happens, there is cause for concern. A lot of the 1st reactions I read early this morning were whiny b*tches talking about how p***ed off they were, how much $ they spent on tickets/gas. Granted, a lot of people didn't know the true nature of these "unforseen circumstances" until this afternoon, but there have been tons of people online all day talking trash. Not all of them, but a good majority of them. Above all, it just disturbs me that there are "fans" that have these ridiculous expectations from bands to play no matter what! They don't care, they just want their show.

# Feb 10, 2010 @ 7:07 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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25. Natsquatch writes:

You're black. Super. I don't care.

You say you're calling it like you see it, but your vision is obviously severely blurred. The metal community is NOT filled with racists, and I see plenty of people on boards (and on this very article) who say they actually do prefer Howard. You're inventing problems that don't exist.

Also, I have listened to Killswitch, they were one of the first bands I got into way back in the day, and I never said anything about a preference for Jesse or Howard. But now that you mention it, I do think Jesse was a far better lyricist and sang with a lot more emotion.

People are going to have different opinions than you, and you're just going to have to deal with it.

# Feb 10, 2010 @ 7:11 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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26. tokenchoke420 writes:

Esoteric: You are right on point. I love ATR's studio albums but they are a major flop live. Phil just doesn't have the energy, it will show even more with kse than it ever did with ATR. I gotta say- it would be so badass to see Jessie back on tour for a couple more shows with these guys... play only old songs, it would be my dream... but back to reality, going to this show for DARK TRANQUILLITY!

# Feb 10, 2010 @ 8:46 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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27. RTB writes:

LDB the moral of your point is well taken and i agree whole heartedly.......
This racist crap is making me lmao....or it could be a combo of that and the beer im drinking right now...
If there were any biggots on this site, i d be absoulty shocked in all seriousness...i think there s miscommunication...nobodys a biggot, and if you make great music, thats all that matters...no matter the race, religoin or creed you are...*bottoms up*

# Feb 10, 2010 @ 8:49 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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28. livingDeaDbeat00 writes:

^ heyo, have one for me.

# Feb 10, 2010 @ 8:51 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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29. EsotericSurgery writes:

#26, I've seen him with plenty of energy. He just can't do it. Maybe it's all the partying that goes along with the touring...I can see his nipple-pierced a$$ hooting and hollering at under age girls and losing his voice before shows.

# Feb 10, 2010 @ 9:58 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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30. frostbite2691 writes:

so wait what happend to howard y is he leaving?

# Feb 11, 2010 @ 1:59 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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31. n0thinghead writes:

wow. alotta bashing and sh**talking here lol well i'm not gonna add to ANY of it. i just rlly hope howard's ok. love the guy since the fixation remake. i'm a vet kse fan since the beginning w/ jesse and i loved howard's voice. i rlly wish them ALL well. and if god forbid something negative happens, i wish them nothing but the best and hope that they pull thru together.

"hope is... hope is not lost!!" \m/

# Feb 11, 2010 @ 9:13 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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32. killernofiller writes:

Hope whatever is affecting Howard blows over and he gets back to work, although I'm not a big KSE fan.
Anyone out there see their cover/video of the mighty RJD's HolyDiver on youtube? The songs kicks big a$$, and the vid is f*cking hysterical

# Feb 11, 2010 @ 9:41 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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33. METAL213 writes:

PHILLSWITCH ENAGAGE! Haha I love it. KSE is still a really good band even though their new album is weak and pathetic. Last three albums were all great. I know Phil will do a good job, they couldn't have made a better choice

# Feb 11, 2010 @ 2:54 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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34. Blindgreed1 writes:

The ammount of stupidity I've read in these posts is incredible.

# Feb 11, 2010 @ 3:13 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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35. 3 writes:

#25 remarks tht:"i was into KoE back i the day" how far "way back in the day " do you mean? how old is that crap band anyway?......seriously, i am asking.

# Feb 11, 2010 @ 3:41 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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36. Natsquatch writes:

Hmm, I was in eighth grade, so that would be 2004. I still like them, actually, I've just found many better artists since then.

# Feb 11, 2010 @ 3:56 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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37. EyeHateYou writes:

For starters, I hope these "unforeseen circumstances" aren't in regards to this man's health.

Secondly, most of you have rather terrible taste in music.

# Feb 11, 2010 @ 4:01 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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38. Valentine_no_more writes:

Does Mr. Howard Jones have an ego? Will they replace the vocalist with someone a little more heavier vocals wise?

# Feb 11, 2010 @ 4:04 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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39. Natsquatch writes:

Valentine, it's a bit of a waste of time to look for "heaviness" in Killswitch's music to begin with. They're good at what they do, which is making accessible, melodic metalcore for the masses to enjoy.

I read that according to what the band said at one of their shows, Jones is having back problems. He was napping on the couch before their set, and could literally not move off of it when he woke up, so he had to be taken to the hospital.

# Feb 11, 2010 @ 4:44 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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40. EsotericSurgery writes:

Most of this video is ruined by some twerps next to the person taking the video, but here's a fan video of Phillswitch Engage. (love that #33 lol)

http://www.metalhammer.co.uk/news/phil-labonte-singing-for-killswitch-engage-video/

# Feb 11, 2010 @ 6:10 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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41. malnourishedmikey writes:

"I read that according to what the band said at one of their shows, Jones is having back problems. He was napping on the couch before their set, and could literally not move off of it when he woke up"

i use this excuse quite frequently

seriously though i hope his back gets better, back problems are a b1tch

# Feb 12, 2010 @ 2:18 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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42. Dustin83 writes:

Don't get me wrong i love jesse as well but i doubt he will ever rejoin killswitch and howard is an awesome singer i think people just get upset when something changes and most people hate change and i know the last two albums have been not as heavy but bands have to evolve a little bit or else they will just get bored and quit

# Feb 12, 2010 @ 3:34 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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43. Dustin83 writes:

I saw phil last night at the show in charlotte nc and he did a very good job filling in and howard i hope ya get to feeling better man so you can come back to charlotte and kick some ass

# Feb 12, 2010 @ 3:39 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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44. Hollow writes:

Jesse has done a few shows with Howard. They have performed on stage together.

# Feb 12, 2010 @ 6:57 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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45. tokenchoke420 writes:

OK... so i wasn't so sure about this, until I saw the setlist. They are only playing one song from the new cd, and they are playing 3 songs of the very first self-titled cd!! Songs like Vide Infra that I never thought I would get to see live.... this definitely makes it worth it.

# Feb 12, 2010 @ 9:06 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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46. Bildo writes:

Im seeing them in Seattle. Ive seen live footage of Phil singing and his live screams are so much cleaner than Howards. He botched Holy Diver big time though. Anyhow I'm still excited. Im glad they aren't playing their new stuff because no way Phil pulls it off.

# Feb 12, 2010 @ 10:41 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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47. Fuck_A_Name writes:

too bad killswitch engaged sucks, thusly all this chit-chat is useless.

HAH!!

EN-GARDE YOU METALCORE QUEERS! LET THE BASHING BEGIN! I'm in the mood for a conversation about why metalcore is diluted form of metal that rarely reaches it's limited potential in the first place, as opposed to the belief that it's the heaviest metal ever and totally not gay....ahem.

SO hit me, I'm bored.

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48. slade900 writes:

Howard Jones in a great singer whats with all the hate on him dont like the band dont f***ing comment have a opinion dont just bag the band

# Feb 12, 2010 @ 11:52 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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49. Justin C writes:

however says they dont like killswitch because they kicked jesse out is a f'in retard he quit. howard is 10 times the vocalist of jesse leach plus he blew out his voice listen to his new band and seemless their sh**. phil is a great vocalist but not nearly as versatile as howard jones and that shows. and if you dont like kse then why the hell are you on this page anyway. im excited for my obsession the new kse song thats coming out next week on the god of war 3 cd. me and the real fans will be listening to it.

# Feb 13, 2010 @ 12:29 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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50. HarvesterOfSorrow18 writes:

Too many songs about relationships etc on the new record and it doesnt really compare to older stuff but either way metalcore is an inferior and lackluster form of heavy music...u guys all know it!!

# Feb 13, 2010 @ 1:36 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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51. Natsquatch writes:

I disagree about metalcore being inferior to any other sub-genre. It has its shining stars, good bands, mediocre bands, and sh** bands, just like anything else. Trash, death, folk, black, doom, metalcore, power, doom, melo-death, deathcore, you get the idea. Not one of those is any more legitimate or "true" than the other, it just comes down to personal taste.

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52. Natsquatch writes:

Typo- *Thrash, not trash, haha.

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53. Natsquatch writes:

...and I listed "doom" twice. Damn, haha.

# Feb 13, 2010 @ 3:48 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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54. ODYJON writes:

Seriusly that sucks to see him go but as a old fan of KSE I liked most of the stuff from heartache and before. The old singer kicked ass.

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55. Fuck_A_Name writes:

I dont believe that metalcore is inferior to EVERY sub-genre...nu-metal is far more terrible, and deathcore makes me sick. lol

The problem is, is that too often bands in the metalcore genre are bands that are riding the In Flames style of melo-death, with none of the boundary-pushing(Killswitch). Only with the genre dying from suffocating on mediocrity are bands actually rising to the occasion and making fantastic music.

Unfortunately, Deathcore rose up to continue the problem. :P

# Feb 13, 2010 @ 5:06 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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56. ksefan writes:

i was at the baltimore concert last night and even tho howard wasnt there (which really sucked), but i thought phil did an excellent job in place of howard and im glad he filled in for him for now cuz KsE is the f***in sh** (and so is ATR lol)

# Feb 13, 2010 @ 12:54 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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57. KSE Fan writes:

Howard is the man. I love his voice and I love this band. I hope that he is okay.

# Feb 13, 2010 @ 8:45 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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58. Justin Again writes:

50. HarvesterOfSorrow18 is a dumba** and anyone who agrees with them metalcore is by far not the worst form of metal. are you serious haha? dont even get me started shadows falls, ATR, KSE, and of course the always getting better Trivium. Trivium is metalcore and their new album shogun is simply amazing. one of the best metal albums of 2009 by far i may even say longer than that to be honest. if you havent heard it take a listen and hear some metalcore at its finest!!! and like i said before if you dont like metalcore or killswitch then why are you even on this page anyway??? because nobody gives a fuc* what you think.

Justin

# Feb 13, 2010 @ 9:34 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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59. Natsquatch writes:

^Your argument is weak. Leave it to the pros, bro.

Also, Trivium isn't (and never was) metalcore.

# Feb 14, 2010 @ 12:33 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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60. Justin Natsquatch writes:

natsquatch learn what metalcore is then you have an argument? type in trivium and anywhere you look youll see that trivium is american metalcore at its finest... and all my information is fact so check ur background haha if your a pro learn about the music first our your just someone who thinks they know what their talking about but knows nothing. sorry boss look it up if ya dont believe me.

# Feb 14, 2010 @ 1:59 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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61. Justin alittle bit more for ya writes:

Jesse was a far better lyricist and sang with a lot more emotion??? so is that why jesse cant start up another band with any good hit songs hes had plenty of time to do it? seemless blows and his new band is terrible. howard got nominated for awards for the end of heartache what jesse get hmmm? nothing jesse is a better singer? howard is much more versatile all of his songs have much more emotion fixation on the darkness are you kidding? they even redid the music video with howards version but your the pro here. and ur right im sure jesse showed alot of emotion when he permentantly blew out his voice look that up to while your at it.

Whose the pro here?

# Feb 14, 2010 @ 2:05 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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62. Natsquatch writes:

Metalcore= mixing metal and hardcore together. Coalesce, Unearth, Shadows Fall, Killswitch, you get the idea, all of these bands do this. Not Trivium. There is ZERO hardcore influence in their music. They just get lumped in with that category because they hit big with Ascendancy at the time of metalcore's peak in popularity, kind of like System of a Down got lumped in with Nu Metal for having a vaguely similar sound. Harmonized guitars and mixing of singing and harsh vocals doesn't make a band metalcore.

You're not seriously saying that the amount of recognition a band receives or how many hits they have is a sign of quality? By your logic, Nickleback is far better than hitless bands like, say, Lykathea Aflame or Bolt Thrower.

Yes, I think Jesse sang with more emotion, him blowing his voice out in his time with KSE doesn't change that. I also happen to think Seemless and The Empire Shall Fall are great. That's my OPINION (never said it was fact), just like it's your opinion that Howard is better. It's fine if you think that, just don't treat it as fact because then nobody is going to take you seriously. Your ignorance and expecting everyone to think the same as you is why I criticized your a$$ in the first place, and still am now.

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63. Murphenstien writes:

Just saw there show in Cleveland. Phil did an amazing job covering for Jones.

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64. livingDeaDbeat00 writes:

Well Christ on a cracker, Justin, if Wikipedia says Trivium is metalcore than it must be so.

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65. HarvesterOfSorrow18 writes:

Ok so i probably shouldnt have said inferior..definately just an opinion dont take it too seriously dude...dnt get me wrong i like bands like KSE, Unearth, ATR, AILD, Shadows Fall, Trivium (but fail to see them as a metalcore band) but i do feel that alot of other metalcore bands are almost exact replicas and it does begin to make it hard to find those type of bands that really push it to 'a new level' (if u can excuse the pantera pun) and keep that sub genre as exciting as others..

I agree 100% with Natsquatch in the fact that this is probably the case with all sub genres as well.. but it seems that metalcore is more of a phase of metal that is starting to fade out (as deathcore kicks in..) and that just kinda shows that its style isnt one made for longevity..But after saying all of that sh** it is still just my opinion and take it whatever way u like!

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66. macky writes:

All this chat about metalcore and what not......Just listen to it and stay metal,thats all it asks people!

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67. Natsquatch writes:

You are now "that guy". That guy who says there's no need for classification of music. Super.

I don't know why I've been so hostile all week, must be having a case of male-PMS.

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68. Justin C writes:

natsquatch u said it urself trivium is metalcore haha ember to inferno and ascendancy and even shogun are prime examples of metalcore albums. and metalcore isnt dying its on the rise and getting better and better. god forbids new album is awesome. shadows falls new album kicks a$$ and kse and atrs new albums are awesome and thats why all of those bands played mayhem festival last year and this year. but your right its dying thats why theirs no death metal on mayhem fest this year right? Howard jones can play for a band like blood has been shed and killswitch and not miss a step he has so many unique vocal styles shows in songs like holy diver. and for those who think atr is better than killswitch their producer for all of their albums was adam d and other members of killswitch haha...

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69. Natsquatch writes:

I said Trivium is metalcore? Let me see... NOPE.

You are severely lacking in reading comprehension skills.

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70. DeathCrush writes:

Well, there is metalcore and metalcore. Good metalcore is Converge and THE DILINGER ESCAPE PLAN

# Feb 14, 2010 @ 8:06 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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71. Cynic writes:

The phrase metalcore has evolved to mean something more complex than just a mix of hardcore and metal, otherwise it'd be the same as crossover. Music is complex and trying to define sounds with one word is not easy when some people take things at face value (i.e. all bands that scream are screamo? All bands that sing about death or have harsh vocals are death metal?).

There are definite parts of Trivium's music on Ascendancy which I would define as metalcore. They're not as metalcorey as others, but enough that I'd define that release as metalcore. As if it needed to be said, I hate it all.

# Feb 14, 2010 @ 10:22 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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72. Natsquatch writes:

Cynic, I wouldn't say that it was a metalcore album, though I will agree that there were some common traits with the genre. The Crusade and Shogun were nowhere close to metalcore. I know you didn't say that, I'm just getting that out of the way before that Justin idiot makes a big deal about me slightly agreeing with you.

Many people tend to either label them as either a sh**ty metalcore band, a sh**ty Metallica ripoff, or a great "thrash" band. I disagree with all three of those, I think they take elements from a few different genres and make it into their own sound, which is great or terrible, depending on who you ask.

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73. JUstin C writes:

natsquatch they have metalcore songs so they are metalcore!!! thanks have a nice day...

# Feb 14, 2010 @ 10:53 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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74. Natsquatch writes:

Having a discussion with you is like arguing with a brick wall that has Down Syndrome.

# Feb 14, 2010 @ 11:00 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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75. Justin C writes:

thats the worst analogy ive ever heard in my life... i needed a good laugh!!! thanks...

# Feb 15, 2010 @ 2:36 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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76. Natsquatch writes:

Ok, bud. Be sure to not reproduce at any point in your life.

"This conversation... is over."

# Feb 15, 2010 @ 2:44 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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77. macky writes:

Cailiban are awesome

# Feb 15, 2010 @ 7:22 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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78. acacia writes:

hopefully the original singer will return

# Feb 15, 2010 @ 8:19 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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79. Blindgreed1 writes:

Nat: Please see post #34.

Now lets go Nat... You're surrounded by idiots.

# Feb 15, 2010 @ 9:54 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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80. Justin C writes:

you are really an idiot and i'm sorry for you i hope you stop listening to music for the rest of your life for everyones sake. the only thing your going to produce is a dic* because your a puss*... have a nice life retard...

# Feb 15, 2010 @ 3:19 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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81. tokenchoke420 writes:

dude that's the most retarded thing I've ever heard. Can we ban Justin C????

# Feb 15, 2010 @ 4:51 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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82. Blindgreed1 writes:

Justin C: Natsquatch has forgotten more about metal than you'll EVER know, so just quit while you think your ahead kid. Trust me. He's not the only one around here who will hand you yor a$$ in a hot flash in a genre debate. You have a lot to learn and wiki isn't the place to learn it.

# Feb 15, 2010 @ 5:12 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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83. xDecapitation writes:

lol #8 really caused quite a stir. Killswitch is dece, saw them with In Flames, but honestly if they're your favourite band...come on guys. All That Remains is f***ing amazing live I'm pretty sure he'll fill in quite fine. I think he almost had the spot too if I'm not mistaken

ps. Killswitch isn't emo...god some people are so ignorant.

# Feb 15, 2010 @ 10:38 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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84. Hollow writes:

It's always funny when lower-life people insult those who are higher than them. Killswitch Engage is one of the biggest Metal bands of this generation, selling thousands of albums and selling out arenas.

And you sit at home on the computer.

# Feb 16, 2010 @ 12:51 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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85. ATR W KsE writes:

k guys with all your sencless comments, i saw phil in concert for kse 2 days ago and he tore the place up. he sounded so good live, and he does with all that remains. It was an amazing show despite devil wears prada their pathetic, their fans are even worse. and for people who saw them live, maybe it was the place you went to see them at... think about that? It was an amazing show for me and everyone else who went, Philswitch is the new name get it right. cause that's the way it's going to stay. and the person who works at the house of blues told us, the lead singer (howard jones) is no longer in the band (what's so ever) so have fun with your pity crying. don't get me wrong he was a great singer, but all that remains kicked ass

# Feb 16, 2010 @ 11:05 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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86. Blindgreed1 writes:

^^^Does anyone else see the irony in this post? "sencless comments". lol. Oh and of course "someone who works at the house of blues" is obvioulsy a credible news source. Maybe Oz needs to worry that DB will replace him with a guy that works at a bar. Damn... *continues pointing and laughing at the monitor*

# Feb 16, 2010 @ 12:31 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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87. n0thinghead writes:

^^^ BG1 FTW!!! \m/ no, DB, end this thread alrdy lol

# Feb 17, 2010 @ 7:24 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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88. sw33t dr34ms writes:

To all the KSE haters:

Why go through the trouble of coming to the web page of a band that you don't even like, just to leave a spiteful comment that they're not even going to read?

To all the people who argue with these sad individuals (such as Natsquatch) :

SHUT- THE- F*CK- UP-!

# Feb 17, 2010 @ 11:08 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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89. livingDeaDbeat00 writes:

#88

Do you know what a discussion board is?

Also note: Your favorite expletive looks decidedly less insulting with a giant asterisk in the middle of it.

# Feb 18, 2010 @ 12:35 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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90. sw33t dr34ms writes:

You See?? Not even 2 hours later and some immature little girl spit's out some spiteful comment, in a sad attempt to appear witty and clever on a comment board filled with people who couldn't care less. She's was probably switching tabs between this, facebook, and a Simple Plan video, while trying to wipe the poorly applied caked up black eyeliner from under her eyes, and posting comments about a band that she would dare not to see because us fans would bash her pretty little 15-year-old poser face in....

# Feb 18, 2010 @ 1:11 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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91. EsotericSurgery writes:

#90, Speak for yourself dumbass. I tend to leave the pretty (or not for that matter) girls alone in the pit... posers or not. You must be a pretty sad individual if you take your anger out on women. If what you said was true, and the "spiteful" comments aren't even read by "us who care" (which would include you apparently) about said topic, why are you getting so pissy? You clearly weren't reading or paying attention to her right?? Wrong. Go away please.

# Feb 18, 2010 @ 2:25 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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92. Blindgreed1 writes:

sw33t dr34ms: You ever talk about LDB like that again and i'll pound your fat ugly pimple ridden face in. Then i'll staple your dirty nutsack to your forehead and punch your balls so hard you'll wear em for eyeballs. We clear?

# Feb 18, 2010 @ 10:27 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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93. ATR W KsE writes:

blind shut up man you're a dumbass talking crap over the internet, seriously gtfo. i'm not joking for god's sake just kill yourself.

# Feb 18, 2010 @ 10:43 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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94. Blindgreed1 writes:

^^^ I got a better idea, instead of killing myself, how about you and your boyfriend sw33t dr34ms show a little respect for the ladies and not act like complete fan boi douchebags? BTW, who the fvck are YOU? You're not even a member so get the fvck off my Metal Underground b!tch.

# Feb 18, 2010 @ 11:32 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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95. tokenchoke420 writes:

This is gettting heated. Peace pipe anyone?

# Feb 18, 2010 @ 12:01 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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96. Blindgreed1 writes:

^^^Nah, tryin to quit. First one's always free...;-)

NP: Enbodiment - Carcass

# Feb 18, 2010 @ 1:15 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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97. livingDeaDbeat00 writes:

What's wrong with Simple Plan?

# Feb 18, 2010 @ 1:18 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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98. Natsquatch writes:

Kill them with fire!

Seriously though, the only dumbasses (currently) speaking are you two, sw33t dr34ms (who the hell typ35 L1k3 th15?), and ATR W KSE. Deadbeat and Blind both know their metal and are respected members of this site, and have done nothing to incite you. You're both extremely detached from reality, so just stop, all you're doing is digging yourselves into an even deeper hole.

# Feb 18, 2010 @ 1:27 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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99. sw33t dr34ms writes:

Wow, you people really take this up the a$$ hard huh? Flame wars are so entertaining, now I see why you guys do this. LOL. I drop the bait and you guys just start ripping each other apart. Say whatever you want, I have no need to prove myself, I assume we're all metal fans so keep rockin! (and keep making me smile with these comments)

# Feb 18, 2010 @ 3:35 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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100. livingDeaDbeat00 writes:

BG and Squatch appreciate you stickin up, now let's bury this dead hooker.

# Feb 18, 2010 @ 4:18 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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101. I'mfromSanAntonio!!! writes:

I hope they bring their old vocalist back, he's way better than Howard in my opinion

# Feb 18, 2010 @ 4:28 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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102. Blindgreed1 writes:

sw33t dr34ms: I'm not at all surprised that someone who doesn't respect women makes every day analogies about anal sex, but what you said makes no sense. We're a tight knit group here at the MU, so when someone makes random douchebag statements about someone they don't know and I happen to respect I'll chime in and call it as I see it. I'll agree that you don't have to prove yourself. It's plain to see that you are an ignorant childish "poser". Get back to Blabbermouth where you belong kid.

# Feb 18, 2010 @ 5:03 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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103. Natsquatch writes:

"LOL. I drop the bait and you guys just start ripping each other apart."

Bud, what are you talking about? YOU are the one getting ripped apart. Get out. We may all be metal fans here, but I don't buy into that metal brotherhood BS. An idiot who likes metal is still an idiot.

# Feb 18, 2010 @ 6:22 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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104. RTB writes:

A metalcore arguement...cool
^101 agreed
^LDB whats wrong with wikipedia? That s the epicenter of truth and validism, that and fact checker and or google
^ Yo nats, i think the pressures of college are getting to you, your all stressed out dude, whens spring break anyways...soon right? You might wanna hit cancun or cancum as some of the wild ones say these days
Entertaining thread......i enjoyed it

# Feb 18, 2010 @ 6:25 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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105. Natsquatch writes:

Haha, I'm not stressed, I think my tolerance for idiocy just snapped and caused me to turn green, burst through walls and on an e-rampage.

Spring break is very soon, and I'm looking forward to it. I actually live at the beach, so I'll be getting away from that. Gonna go to a farm in north Texas with a bunch of friends to get our drank on instead.

# Feb 18, 2010 @ 6:43 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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106. Natsquatch writes:

* "go an e-rampage"

# Feb 18, 2010 @ 6:43 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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107. Natsquatch writes:

** "GO ON an e-rampage".

Jeepers.

# Feb 18, 2010 @ 6:44 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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108. RTB writes:

^LOL...good luck dude, sincerely

# Feb 18, 2010 @ 7:10 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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109. Sw33t Dr34ms writes:

....(Smiling)

# Feb 18, 2010 @ 7:40 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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110. Sw33t Dr34ms writes:

Wow..That was a rather eloquent comeback Natsquatch! Well done!

# Feb 18, 2010 @ 7:44 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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111. chairhead writes:

saw KsE last night in fargo...i didn't think it'd be that great but phil did an extraordinary job...i was glad i wasn't all "ah f*** dude, this is gonna be sh**ty as f***" cuz i woulda eaten my words and i think everyone should still go out and show their support.

# Feb 18, 2010 @ 10:56 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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112. hellrat writes:

ALL of you folk are FVCKIN DORKS!!! :)

my deepest apologies, NERDS....but read back over what you've scribbled here

Serious f*cking impairment runs rampant again

call yer sorry selves metallers? unsurprising....still a goddamned shame

ah, hell!!!

# Feb 18, 2010 @ 11:42 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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113. hellrat writes:

ok sorry....not ALL of you are dork like, only MOST

Yee fvckin Haw

# Feb 18, 2010 @ 11:44 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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114. Blindgreed1 writes:

My job here is done... Next!

# Feb 19, 2010 @ 9:37 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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115. DeathCrush writes:

Flame war party at My house anyone? Or a metalunderground.com gathering?

# Feb 19, 2010 @ 11:38 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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116. Blindgreed1 writes:

LOL I'm down DC!

# Feb 19, 2010 @ 11:43 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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117. Your_Mom writes:

I was wondering why this story had so many postings. Now I see it's just a bunch of lame back and forth 5th grade nonsense. Nice to see the MU faithful are still alive and well floating in a sea of mental retardation.

As far as Howard leaving KSE I personally think it sucks but I'm sure whoever they find to replace him will do just fine. I do wonder if he is ill of just fed up with Adam's faggy dancing during the live show. I know I am.

NP: Down - Underneath Everything

# Feb 19, 2010 @ 1:50 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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118. Blindgreed1 writes:

^^^Yet another perfect example of IRONY. LMFAO!!! Hey douchebag, Howard didn't leave. HA-DUHHH!

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119. theonewhokonws writes:

I saw Killswitch this past Thursday in mpls, MN. Great stage show and awesome sound. The band played fantastic, the cape was funny as always. Didn't know Howard wasn't going to be there. Im watching and enjoying the opening songs when i begin to wonder if Howard just looks black on the cds and videos and I was also noticing that Howard's voice must be fried, because his singing really sucks and why is he pointing the mic towards the crowd to do the singing. Hey, I thought Howard was tall, this dude is short and . . .hey, thats not Howard. Before the 4th song the band informs the crowd, howard had to leave the tour for personal reasons. Doh! If I known he wasn't playing with the band I would have stayed home. All in all, the band played great and the Cape was entertaining, killer guitar tones and it was better than staying at home. Go support the band and put up with the replacement singer, they have him down in live mix, after the first couple of songs they turn him down in the mix. lol

# Feb 20, 2010 @ 11:54 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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120. theonewhokonws writes:

Hey, Your Ma, Adams Faggy dancing isnt faggy, It's funny, him and the cape. Adam rocks hard and doent take it serious, hes having a good time, no need to be evil and do Metallica / Korn stage moves, like the Devil and its Prada, now they sucked, the band before them should have played 2ound .

# Feb 21, 2010 @ 12:10 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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121. CradleofFilth88 writes:

Actually, I thought it was going to suck that Howard had left and Phil would be filling in, but it worked out fine because they focused a lot on some of their more aggressive songs, which fit Phil's voice better, and when songs like My Curse and The End of Heartache, he got help from Adam the guitarist and the crowd. All in all, it was still an incredible performance. Unique and original. The band seemed to have a heightened sense of energy since they knew they had to compensate for the lack of Howard.

# Feb 21, 2010 @ 11:58 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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122. CradleofFilth88 writes:

Dude, Nony, what you say is 100% truth. Howard Jones is an amazing vocalist who is going through a rough time, and all everyone seems to do is complain about him like little girls and talk about how they want Jesse to come back when he has been out of the band for like 8 years now. Way to have faith guys. Hey maybe, since Dio was recently announced to have stomach cancer, you can all say how much you hate him and talk about having Ozzy be the new singer for Heaven and Hell? Pathetic...

# Feb 21, 2010 @ 12:05 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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123. CradleofFilth88 writes:

Unfortunately, Natsquatch, there are still alot of racist bastards out there surfing the nets today. I've heard people say that Cryptopsy is better than Suffocation purely because Suffocation has two African Americans in it. I've heard people denounce God Forbid as one of the worst bands in metalcore because they have a black lead singer. Because of the internet, little racist and sexist p***ies can say whatever they want without worrying about getting beat up...god, I f***ing hate racist fa**ots.

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124. n0thinghead writes:

deathcrush: a MU gathering/party/getty/shindig would b awesome!! aint that rite BG1?? db, cynic, oz, etc. everyone from MU!! it'll b awesome. but unfortunately, i'll still need a wilco-english translator (bg1) lol.

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125. metalontheroad writes:

holy cow what a huge group of haters and bashers. i love how everybody goes on these forums and bashes someone because you dont like their singing or playing. i know what its like to record for hours on end, and to play every night, get spit on because someone likes your opening band better, or you have the flu and your performance is below par. if you dont like a band dont trash them... just go back to your meaningless emo life and write poetry. we make music for those who appreciate heavy music.. not for those who think one band is the be all end all of music. be thankful you have the freedom to listen to what you want, an be thankful we are allowed to play heavy music for fans who actualy appreciate it instead of complain all the time. if you think you could do it night after night then do it.. otherwise shut it.

# Feb 22, 2010 @ 10:45 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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126. Dimebag6sic6 writes:

I saw them last night with Phil. It was actually a pretty decent performance by the man. The band itself still had its extremely energetic stage presence and overall the show was great. Still, Howard is the man. I hope he gets better soon.

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127. Blindgreed1 writes:

n0thing: will do someone because I'm first drunk in the evening. lol. \m/\m/!!! I'd bet that crazy dutchman would drink us all under the table.

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128. n0thinghead writes:

BG1: get crazy with the cheese whiz!! \m/

# Feb 22, 2010 @ 5:41 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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129. n0thinghead writes:

DB should ACTUALLY do that tho. for like some bday of MU party or something. NO spouses or significant others tho, soo then we'll all rlly have a good time.

# Feb 22, 2010 @ 5:43 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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130. Blindgreed1 writes:

n0thing: I don't think DB's insurance would cover such an extravaganza. lolz. But i'm down like a clown.

# Feb 22, 2010 @ 5:48 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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131. LuckyDMG writes:

I saw the Indianapolis show last night. Great show, sh**ty sound! Phil did alright, but he is no Howard! For me, Killswitch is all about the music. Joel, Adam, Mike, & Justin were amazing as usual! I hope Howard makes a hasty return. No offense to Jesse ,but I hope they don't bring him back! Howard Jones is the best choice for Killswitch.

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132. n0thinghead writes:

BG1: lol yeah. it'll b quite the shindig. i too would b totally down, but NOT like a clown. i can't stand those abominations from hell.

# Feb 22, 2010 @ 6:03 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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133. ATR W KsE writes:

dumbasses i swear.. you come here every day waiting for more people to talk sh** cause you think you're so cool talking back and acting like your all big and bad, don't bother responding im not coming to this sh** website to see you homo's have sex with eachother. btw, no respect for ladies? erm.. you don't know me, but for the girls that deserve respect, get it from me, so suck my d*** f***in losers.

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134. Blindgreed1 writes:

ATR W KsE: I'll respond if I want to. Remember? This is our website. Not yours. We make the rules around here b!tch.

Let's analyze your post shall we?
You said: "you think you're so cool talking back and acting like your all big and bad". I do this because I am cool, big and bad.

You said: "you homo's have sex with eachother". I find this an interesting concept for you to believe. First of all, this is the internet. The people I talk to on this board live 1000's of miles away from me so having homosexual sex with any of them would be quite the feat. Furthermore, you also instructed us to suck your d!ck which (I don't know where you come from) around here makes YOU the homo and not us.

It's obvious you have some issues that you need to address. Why don't you do some growing up and go ahead and expirament with those little fantasies that are rolling around in your head. Maybe you'll see a whole new world open up to you. There are plenty of places for guys like you to meet other men interested in homosexual sex on the internet. Why don't you give that a shot and quit comming here to act like a pissy little douchebag okay poser? Bye now.

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135. DoRiToz writes:

Hell yea phillip with killswitch as soon as i heard i just about sh** my pants... so f***in blow there mind phillip

# Feb 27, 2010 @ 12:58 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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136. Reiko writes:

I'm still going to catch their NY show in March, Howard or no (the band is still mostly intact, and I for one love Adam to death). I hope he's OK, though, and I do wish he gets back. I freaking love his voice, and I doubt anyone would be able to replace him.
\m/

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137. n0thinghead writes:

way to go bg1. u sure showed him >=|

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138. HeadbangerHippy writes:

Nicely done BG1. Props to you for that. What the f*** is up with all the f***ing hate on this board? Aren't we all headbangers here? Why don't we f***ing fight with Emos, or Rap fans or something...?

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139. Ryan9287 writes:

i went to the show in detroit and phil sounded pretty bad in my opinion. the show was still good though. adam d was funny as hell.

I agree with you headbangerhippy atleast we all like heavy music. i would say almost all the bands that are reported on this site are better than the crap thats popular these days.

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140. Urination writes:

I have to go pee.

# Mar 1, 2010 @ 8:53 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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141. Blindgreed1 writes:

Hippy: I believe the hate for this band stems from the lyrical content (which some say is EMO) and overall metalcore path they'e taken. I used to like KSE, but they haven't moved me since EOH. The other hate exhibited is from pubescent teen fan boi's who get zero respect from me because they haven't earned it. I've been reading you for a couple of weeks now and I gotta admit, I like you Hippy. :-)

n0thing: You shaved your fro? lol.

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142. Justpassingby writes:

Well. I am sooo glad that the p*ssing contest between the "Metal Professors" is over with. Didn't know there was such a thing. Honestly guys, I wouldn't spend too much time marveling over your vast knowledge of metal as I doubt it will get you a date or a book deal. Anyway, back to the real subject here. For all those that have purchased tickets, don't take it as a personal attack. These things do happen from time to time. Yes, it sucks but I would rather see the guy on a slight hiatus rather than push it and do more damage. You have to remember what these guys do for a living. The majority of these guys will probably have chronic back problems as they get older. As for who is better. Yes it is a matter of personal opinion. I like Howard personally. He is every bit as good live as he is in the studio. This is a nice attribute for a lead vocalist or any musician for that matter. As for Phil being crap live, some vocalists can sing like a canary in the studio, but do not have the endurance for a live set. Just putting in my 2 cents worth, and to some, I'm sure that is about all it's worth. I wish Howard a speedy recovery and thanks to Phil for keeping things going.

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143. Hollow writes:

All of you are idiots for arguing.

# Mar 3, 2010 @ 12:30 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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144. Natsquatch writes:

You know guys, if you're going to make snide remarks, you could at least back it up with reason, and also have the courtesy to be more specific in who you're directing them at. This is the internet, it's not like anybody's going to get beaten up.

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145. Natsquatch writes:

^ Directed at the last couple posts.

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146. DeathCrush writes:

normally, i am a huge fan of harsh vocals. In my opinion though, Howard Jones has a more adaptive voice for clean vocals than harsh....

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147. jms writes:

no one can sing like howard jones, if some how they lose howard no one will ever be as good in that band. Hes just got a unusual voice and its pretty dam good

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148. Blindgreed1 writes:

Luckily I wasn't looking for a date OR a book deal. Not that he'll ever answer, but why the hell would a ticket buyer feel personally attacked because of a change in line up due to injury? I fail to see a connection there???

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149. WHAAAAA writes:

this get more and more intresting as the post progress

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150. DMS writes:

Damn ! I missed all the fun......should have commented earlier.

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151. RTB writes:

A MU party.....i can picture it crystal clear
Oz showing up with that captain spalding like mask constantly farting
Wilco fahqn hammered
Bg pissing off the masses, hammered, and trying to convert me to the darkside
420 & deathcrush sitting at a table having a battle of wits
Cynic joining us by videophone because he cant stand to be in the room with a bunch of ignorant americans
Bradp***ed a something a rather showing up with his coverband do a rendition of bertie higgins 70s hit "key largo"
Brunohawksaloogie showing up with one of the real housewives of OC as arm candy
Xdecap showing up in a canadian national team hockey jersey, rubbing the gold medal in my face, and also trying to covince me that curling is a sport
Living deadbeat being hit on by everyone at the party
Lord asseth blazing on the balcony, bragging that texas weed reigns supreme
Kanadian korn rollin in with kegs of molson beer, a bringing his hockey stick challenging me to a game of 1-1 hockey ( scoring goals by who can shoot the most ballls of socks in a dryer
Deathbringer sitting in a corner thinking to himself im surrounded by idiots, i ought to shoot myself in the fahqn head for even lamestorming this whole suare
FAN p***ed off, knocking over trash cans and telling the dj to play some suffocation
VP nottinghead on his laptop logged in to the MU commenting on threads cause he loves it so much
Analog guest trashing the place, constantly cussing, giving nobody credit for nothing
Nats & hellrat arguing about metalcore
Demoncleaner showing up with a cubs hat, a megadeth shirt, and a hash pipe
Remember metal preaching to everyone that opeth is the greatest band ever, and that serj tankian should be president of the united states
And RTB rolls in, already intoxicated, brings a grip of heineken and grolsch, wearing a penguins beanie, a cannibal corpse shirt, with globs of old spice on ready to take on the world.....u see folks, when your belly up in beer, (like i am now) and have a day off, the world is your oyster....meaning when your hammered and have too much time on your hands, you publish ridiculous posts like i have just done, and dont give a f**K....everybody keep drinkin, and always abide by coaglins laws, via the movie coacktail......*officially passing out* cheers

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152. Decyferite writes:

Jesus Christ, everyone arguing about subgenres... Just shut the f*** up... Listen to what you like, and quit b****ing about differing opinions... I bet most of you f***ers have a Brittney Spears cd or two in your make-up bags, next to you tampons...

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153. macky writes:

Reply to post 147

Brock lindow would be awesome

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154. n0thinghead writes:

BG1: yeah bro, i just had to cut the fro =\ found too much crap hiding in there, but now, i keep finding food in my beard (like i've always been finding for a few yr.'s now lol).

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155. Blindgreed1 writes:

RTB: That sounds about right...

n0thing: Food for thought? lol

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156. jesss14 writes:

I just saw them a couple of hours ago and though I still liked their performance, I was disappointed that I didn't see Howard there. I hope that everything works out for the best.

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157. Ryan9287 writes:

that's what you get for banging a porn star

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