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Killswitch Engage, Asking Alexandria, As I Lay Dying, Black Veil Brides + More to Rock 2012 California Metalfest

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The lineup of the sixth annual California Metalfest has officially been announced. The Nov. 24 festival in San Bernardino, Calif., showcases some of today’s biggest names in metal, including As I Lay Dying, Suicide Silence, Asking Alexandria, Black Veil Brides and the Dillinger Escape Plan. Headlining the even will be Killswitch Engage, who will be giving fans an epic performance of their breakthrough album ‘Alive or Just Breathing’ in its entirety for the first time ever.

Killswitch Engage will be headlining California Metalfest 6, with original vocalist Jesse Leach having reunited with the band earlier this year. ‘Alive or Just Breathing’ was the last album Killswitch released before the 2002 departure of Leach, and is considered by many to be one of metalcore’s most essential albums.

Ash Avildsen, the founder of California Metalfest recently addressed the significance of the upcoming Killswitch performance. “‘Alive or Just
 Breathing’ is one of the most important and timeless albums for this era of heavy music,” says Avildsen. “KsE’s special headlining set combined with the rest of the line-up is going to make for an incredible day of metal and memories. Having all these bands in the same place on one day is really exciting both as a fan and as a festival producer.”

California Metalfest 6 is set to be hosted by wrestling’s hardcore legend Mick Foley, along with several other celebrities to be announced at a later date.

The sixth annual California Metalfest will raid San Bernadino on Saturday, Nov. 24. Check out more info about the West Coast fest here.

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Suicide Silence Vocalists Infection Woes Land Him In An Ambulance

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Suicide Silence singer Mitch Lucker apparently wound up in an ambulance last night as a result of his elbow infection. He recounted the experience on his Twitter as follows:

“had an ambulance come to my house. I woke up inside of it because everyone thought I was dead… Apparently I just passed out & had a nap. Don’t even know if I was dead or not…I spent so much time in limbo with crazyville & reality… I thought I was legit dead 4. 2. long. Thanks for all the positive vibes! Last night was crazy, but I’m ok and Getting way better. Thank you all for the support. I will be fine <3″

Lucker was recently admitted to Orange Coast Memorial in Fountain Valley, CA as a result of an infection stemming froom his broken elbow.

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Kvelertak Release Studio Update From New Album Sessions

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Kvelertak Release Studio Update From New Album Sessions

Kvelertak have posted the below studio update video from the sessions for their new album. The group recently began tracking the effort at God City Studios with Converge‘s Kurt Ballou handling the production.

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Incantation – New Album Title Revealed

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Death metallers Incantation have returned home after their Brazilian tour and European summer festivals. The band will now focus on their new album, which they have revealed will be titled Vanquish In Vengeance. It will be a conceptual album and the release date has been scheduled for November via Listenable Records.
Vocalist John McEntee commented: „The title track is about the massacre of Saxons in the town of Verdun in 782, called on by order of King Charlemagne. As a album title it has a different meaning to me. Vanquish In Vengeance symbolizes the long history of the band. We have fought many battles over the years to keep things going. We have always stayed true to our original vision and have never caved into trends. After a long wait between albums we are back with a Vengeance with some of our darkest and heaviest material to date.”

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Killswitch Engage’s Jesse Leach Speaks On His Lyrical Fight Against Hatred

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Killswitch Engage frontman Jesse Leach recently posted the following missive on hatred and how he fights it with his lyrical content via his Facebook:

“Hatred is all around us in this world and in our everyday lives. Hatred is not limited to actions but can be “simple” words. We must realize the impact our words and actions have on the people we are surrounded by in our society.

Everyone has their own baggage and issues in this life. These differences is what makes us all so unique and at the same time valuable teachers of experience. We all have something to learn from one another no matter how you were raised, what you do for a living, what your beliefs are, your financial state in life, your sexual preference, your race etc. Your perspective is unique to you and people around you can learn from what you have lived through.

Hatred stems from ignorance, ignorance is the lack of knowledge. Knowledge comes from understanding. Understanding leads to empathy and thus a greater chance of eliminating hatred through the communication of life experience. It sounds more complicated than it is.

In your every day life there are many opportunities for us to fight against ignorance and hatred. How many of us shy away and remain silent and removed from these situations? We must learn we can make a difference even just a simple act or words, they do make a difference, it does matter!

This brings me to music, because after all its what I do. Music has that ability to cause a reaction in people. Music can soothe, arouse, upset, pacify and in some cases give us a sense of salvation. I know in my life I owe a great deal to music and I for one do not know if I would be alive today if it were not for the catharsis of music. I know how deep music can effect people, I see it everyday from the stage.

People sing along and yell, cry, laugh, get angry. I see it in the eyes of people every single night! What a powerful enigma music is. I see the way words hit people and the reaction they feel from those words and sounds! There is a real connection!

This is why I after 20 years I am still active in music and this is why I am out here every night doing what I do. I get it… I understand that music is a powerful tool that can be used to heal, enlighten, soothe and spread the message of love and understanding to people.

That is why the lyrics are so important to me. This is something I do not take lightly, in fact it is my passion!

It is one of the ways I fight against hatred.

How about you? We all can make a diference in this world!

Thanks for reading.

One Love

Jesse David Leach“

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Job For A Cowboy Posts More Studio Footage, Announces Russian Shows

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New footage from Job For A Cowboy’s „Demonocracy” studio sessions is currently available at the band’s official landing page. You can also witness Jon Rice demolish his kit during “Fearmonger” in the player below.

Additionally, Drum Magazine recently caught up with Rice to talk about his natural sounding approach to the record. Read the full story here.

In related news, at the tail end of their Euro trek, Job For A Cowboy will bring on the audio annihilation to Russia, Ukraine and Belarus this October. In the meantime, the band is still ravaging stages across North America on the final days of the Summer Slaughter Tour. See remaining tour dates below.

Summer Slaughter Festival 2012
8/24/2012 The Fillmore – San Francisco, CA
8/25/2012 The Grove – Anaheim, CA

w/ Between The Buried And Me, Periphery
08/27/2012 The rock – Tucson , AZ
08/29/2012 Diamond Ballroom – Oklahoma City, OK
08/30/2012 Remintons – Springfield, MI

Russia/Ukraine/Belarus Tour 2012
10/16/2012 Bingo – Kiev, UA
10/17/2012 Re:Public – Minsk, BY
10/19/2012 A2 – Saint Petersburg, RU
10/20/2012 KKZ Moskva – Moscow, RU
10/22/2012 VARITE – Saratov, RU
10/23/2012 Zvezda Club – Samara, RU
10/25/2012 Premio – Nizhniy Novgorod, RU

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Suicide Silence Vocalists Infection Woes Land Him In An Ambulance

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Suicide Silence singer Mitch Lucker apparently wound up in an ambulance last night as a result of his elbow infection. He recounted the experience on his Twitter as follows:

“had an ambulance come to my house. I woke up inside of it because everyone thought I was dead… Apparently I just passed out & had a nap. Don’t even know if I was dead or not…I spent so much time in limbo with crazyville & reality… I thought I was legit dead 4. 2. long. Thanks for all the positive vibes! Last night was crazy, but I’m ok and Getting way better. Thank you all for the support. I will be fine <3″

Lucker was recently admitted to Orange Coast Memorial in Fountain Valley, CA as a result of an infection stemming froom his broken elbow.

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Hollow Earth: „I hope the lyrics will at least serve as some measure of substance along the way”

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Hi! What`s up? What about the today weather in Michigan?

Hello. I’m currently in the midst of trying to tie up some loose ends regarding tour dates and of course, finally getting to these questions that I’ve neglected for quite some time now! Today’s weather in Michigan was rather pleasant. In fact, it’s been a pretty mild winter thus far.

How did the band form?

Let’s see, first off I’m Steve and I sing for the band. In 2010 I was fortunate enough to fill-in on bass for Shai Hulud for a handful of tours. That’s when I met Mike Moynihan, who was singing for Shai Hulud at the time and now plays guitar for Hollow Earth. We became buds pretty quickly. On my last tour with Hulud, in November of 2010, a young man by the name of Aaron Goodrich filled in on drums. The three of us bonded pretty hard on that tour and even joked about starting a band. Geography was not in our favor as Mike was living in Florida, Aaron was living in NYC and I was living/still live in Michigan. Ten months later through a strange turn of events, Aaron moved from New York to Michigan for the sole purpose of starting a touring band with me. When Mike heard about it, he wanted in and by the time he relocated to Michigan it was literally almost a year to the date that the three of us bonded on that Hulud tour. Weird, wild stuff. From there we recruited Jake Hicks on bass, Dave Giandiletti on the other guitar, and Hollow Earth was born. Since then Aaron has left the band, moved back to NYC and we now have another fellow Michigan native on drums, Jake Duhaime, which has been working out very well.

I found your 2 songs on some blogspot and it crushed me! It’s hardcore/metal on a very high level! How has it been received by the fans and media? Why only 2 songs? Are they representative of what’s to come?

First off, thank you, that’s very kind of you! Everything with this band thus far has happened very fast. We practiced 2-3 times a week throughout November and December of 2011 which resulted in a seemless collection of six songs. Feeling confident in the material we decided to self-finance a trip to Getaway Group in Massachusets with Jay Maas. To our surprise he was able to accomadate us much sooner than we had expected. By January 12th, we had a completed six-song EP in our hands. Our plan of attack was to shop the EP around to labels, in hopes of obtaining a tangible copy, preferably on vinyl! That’s where the 2 songs come into play… We wanted people to know we exist so we posted those two songs as a teaser of sorts while we worked on finding a home for all 6 tracks. The EP was written as a linear concept both musically and lyrically from start to finish. So taking a song like “There Will Come Soft Rains” out of context was a bit weird for us at first, but to answer your questions, yes, the 2 songs are very representative of the rest of the record and so far both songs have been received very well. We’ve had a slew of interesting reviews… Some with really, really nice things to say, some with not so nice things, and some that are quite comical regardless of the nature of the review! The EP is called “We Are Not Humanity” and came out on Panic Records, April 24th, 2012. The album is available for purchase on LP (one sided), CD or mp3 from www.panicrecords.net

Do you think you got the production you were looking for?

Absolutely! This was my second time working with Jay Maas and aside from having a track record that speaks for itself, he is a lot of fun to work with and a master of his craft. I’m by no means an expert when it comes to production, but I’m fairly certain that if you chronologically listen to a handful of records that Jay has done, you can hear a progressive improvement. He makes a solid effort to try new things and keep it interesting, as opposed to finding a formula that works and sticking with it. There’s really nothing worse (from a producation standpoint) than hearing multiple records by different bands that all sound the same. And even if I’m wrong, and the Maasman is guilty of this, he’ll make up for it in witty wise-cracks throughout the entire session… That much, is a guarantee!

Besides Hollow Earth, are you currently in other bands?

Yes, as a matter of fact I play guitar in a band called Great Reversals (who also recorded with Jay Maas) and I sing for a band called Tharsis They. Jake Hicks (bass) plays guitar for a band called End Trails. Jake Duhaime also plays drums in a band called From Hell. All of the aforementioned bands are actively based out of Michigan and can be found fairly easily on the internet. Should anyone be interested in more info, feel free to shoot us an e-mail at hollowearthinc@gmail.com

How big of a role do the lyrics play for the band, and music?

The lyrical content of our songs will always be at the forefront of what we do. I’ve learned a lot about life and myself through writing lyrics (for bands both past and present) and it’s certainly not something I take very lightly (for better or for worse). And though I have no idea what the specific lyrical future holds for Hollow Earth, I feel confident in saying it will be certainly be something we put a lot of thought and effort into.

Let’s do an analysis of the lyrics. They are based on the disappointment of the world. What do you think whether the direction in which humanity can chose to turn back?

The concept that our record (We Are Not Humanity) embodies is something I’ve been sitting on for nearly 3 years, and seeing it come to fruition was very exciting for me. All six songs are based on the writings of Daniel Quinn, particularly “Ishmael” and “The Story of B.” The record begins by clinging to the intrinsic notion that human beings magically inherited the Earth and are free to do with it as we please. By the end of the record we realize that it wasn’t always this way, that human beings once belonged to a community of life along with every other living creature on Earth. Whether or not it’s too late for the human race to alter its course is something I waffle on. More often than not I find myself rooting for some type of devastating apocalyptic ending. For it is far easier to turn a blind eye and mindlessly contribute to the problem than to implore myself to find effective and practical ways of contributing to the solution. At the end of the day, I don’t have a sound answer to your question. At one time I truly believed writing thought provoking lyrics and simply being outspoken could incite some sort of small scale revolution, even if only within the punk/hardcore subculture. These days I’m a bit more skeptical. To truly enact change I think you need to move beyond the limits of a subculture, which (again for better of for worse) is something I’m not quite ready to do in my life. As cheesy as it sounds, I hope the experience of playing music and traveling will be a stepping stone of sorts so that when the time comes I might find myself working towards greater change in the world… But as for now I’m selfishly enjoying the privilege of being able to pour my time and energy into this band. And so long as I am doing so, I hope the lyrics will at least serve as some measure of substance along the way.

What made humanity become a parasitic plague on the world and at what time did this happen in your opinion?

This is a great question. As I mentioned, the lyrical concepts were inspired by the writings of Daniel Quinn. In the novel “Ishmael” he goes to great lengths to answer this very question. I’m not sure how much I can offer in the way of WHY humanity has become a “parasitic plague” for that is rather complicated. But as far as WHEN, I agree with Quinn in saying that it began over ten thousand years ago at the dawn of the agricultural revolution.

Do you think people with each succeeding generation will improve the world or destroy it even more?

Ultimately my faith in mankind is generally pretty low, particularly on a grand scale. I would like to think that eventually push will come to shove and we’ll have no choice other than to take the necessary measures to mend our relationship with the earth and in my opinion, the sooner the better. For with each succeeding generation technology is only going to lead us further and further from being able to sustain ourselves should something catastrophic unfold.

How big a role in stupefying the society has a strong promotion of consumerism by media, concerns etc.?

Its role is undeniable. Mass media consumption can be just as helpful as it can be harmful. Unfortunately, in our culture it seems that the latter prevails. It’s really easy to just point a finger at the major networks and corporations controlling these mediums but it really boils down to the individual. For the most part, we have the ability and the means to subject ourselves to alternative media outlets and whether or not we choose to do so is completely in our control. For those of us who are priveleged enough to have a wealth of resources at our disposal (particularly Internet access), there’s really no excuse not to educate ourselves on political and social issues. However, most of our society is taught to accept things as they are without question from a very young and impressionable age which often results in a certain type of cradle to grave mentality, which gives mass media a virtually insurmountable advantage. It is for that very reason I’m thankful I was exposed to punk and hardcore, which urged me to start asking questions.

Do you solely find inspiration within the hardcore genre, or do you appreciate music like punk and crust as well?

We definitely draw inspiration outside the boundaries of the hardcore genre. Bands like Mastodon, Russian Circles, Propagandhi, and apparently Emperor and Behemoth (according to Mike) could be considered influences. If any of that qualifies as punk and/or crust I’m not really sure, you be the judge. We’ve been compiling a short mental list of records that all 5 of us equally enjoy in the van: Ghost “Opus Epoymous” – Foxy Shazam “Welcome to the Church of Rock and Roll” – Yuck “Self-Titled” – Propagandhi “Supporting Caste” and anything from Queen’s catalogue. I’m not sure how relevant that is in regards to our direct influence or inspiration on our music per say, but it’s what we’re collectively listening to!

You wrote that you like eating food in places we don’t live:) Could you tell something about your culinary discoveries?:)

Ha! That’s funny that you picked that out. Mike (guitar) and I are both vegan, and between our travels in Shai Hulud and now with Hollow Earth we’ve really become fond of spending ridiculous amounts of money at vegan restaurants wherever we go! Michigan isn’t the most vegan-friendly state, nor is Florida for that matter, so it’s quite exciting to see what other cities have to offer. However, we’ve quickly learned that we can’t keep breaking our budget night after night, so we started bringing a rice cooker on tour and have resorted to good ol’ rice and beans most nights, or the occasional Thai-curry experiment here and there! It’s fun. Most people are pretty baffled when they see a steaming pot near the merch table!

What next do you have planned for the band?

We are currently 5 days into a month long trek out to the west coast and back. We’re playing Rain Fest, which is extremely exciting for us! After that we have a short Midwest run with our friends in Like Wolves, then we do a couple weeks in the Northeast with Reign Supreme immediately followed by a handful of shows with This is Hell in July. Our hope is to tour as much as possible. We’ve done a healthy amount of touring thus far in the States and we’ve been having a blast, so we hope to keep it up. Our record just came out recently, so we plan to continue to support it as much as possible. It’d be nice to hit Canada and hopefully Europe as well in the near future… However, we’re also getting anxious to write some new material, which would mean taking a break from the road. So, at this point who knows? We shall see.

Anything you’d like to add to conclude this interview?

Well first and foremost, MY APOLOGIES for taking so long to complete this interview! I’m dealing with a terrible combination of being a procrastinator, a perfectionist, and the always busy “band dad!” I can’t thank you enough for taking an interest in our band, it’s quite flattering! Cheers.