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F*#K YEAH: Killswitch Engage Welcomes Back Former Singer Jesse Leach

DO YOU SEE THIS PICTURE RIGHT ABOVE? This is the official 2012 Killswitch Engage with former and newly appointed singer Jesse Leach.

I don’t know about you, but I am pumped for the new album that they are working on and the tour that will follow. I’m excited mostly because Jeese left the band before I was able to see them live when he was still around but second chances sometimes do happen. Don’t get me wrong, I loved Howard as their singer and he will be missed as their frontman but something about Jesse being back brings a wave of fresh air back to a band thats been pretty much dormant for almost two years.

Last time Jesse played with KsE 3/19/10

The band explained that Leach auditioned for the role he once called his own and blew everyone away. “After much deliberation and careful consideration, we are pleased to announce that Jesse Leach has rejoined Killswitch Engage,” the gents said, in an official statement. “Our job was to find the best person to fill Howard’s shoes: a decision based on talent and not familiarity.

“Truth be told, Jesse blew us away in auditions. The room seemed charged with electricity. He commanded both new and old material, and proved, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that he wanted to do this. The choice became very clear and apparent.”


Jonny Craig Using Heroin

If you haven’t seen the pictures yet, Jonny Craig is shown very clearly, holding a spoon and really there’s only thing you do with a focused look on your face and holding a spoon with a lighter.

The next picture that was posted on Monday is Jonny holding a needle, making sure there isn’t any bubbles. At least he’s a careful junkie. I don’t know if he’s skinny normally, but this picture he’s looking really thin, like Trainspotter skinny.

For a full story head over to Under the Gun Review and get the full scoop about Jonny and his addiction. Part 2


Jesse Leach Has Rejoined Killswitch Engage

Jesse has come home. Killswitch Engage’s original singer Jesse Leach has rejoined the band after a month that Howard Jones officially left the band because of personal issues. I’m happy and sad about this, Happy to see Jeese back because he was the singer when I got into Killswitch and sad to see Howard not continuing with the band since he was the singer for the past three albums, so he kind of grew on me. But I am so glad the new singer is Jesse. Welcome Back!

Howards Statement:
Well, I guess I will shed a little light without going too deep. As some of you may know, I’ve had a pretty interesting couple of years to say the least battling with some personal issues. One of the low points being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes that went unchecked for years. The rest of the band stuck with me through it, and to be honest they are the ones that kept me going. The whole experience definitely put a scare in me. Recently we’ve all been in writing mode but somehow I couldn’t get excited about the new album and all the touring that would go with it. The guys saw it before I did. In hindsight I now realize that my heart wasn’t in it. I have had an amazing decade with KSE. I love Justin, MikeD, Joel and Adam for hanging in there and standing by me no matter how bad it was. I have so many good memories, and those are the ones that I will keep. Will I be involved in music again? Sure, I have been in bands for a little over half my life, can’t stop now. Until then, get the new KsE album, it’s going to be good. Thanks everyone for letting me try to entertain you, and I wish myself well in my future endeavors. Gone fishin’ Howard


Mayhem Fest 2012 Line-Up & Dates

This year it seems like if the end of the world doesn’t happen like it is predicted, this years line-up for Mayhem Fest is ready to turn the end of the world into a reality.

Tour Dates:
Sat Jun 30 San Manuel Amphitheater CA
Sun Jul 01 Shoreline Amphitheatre CA
Tue Jul 03 White River Amphitheatre WA
Wed Jul 04 Idaho Center Amphitheatre ID
Fri Jul 06 Ashley Furniture Homestore Pavilion AZ
Sat Jul 07 Hard Rock Casino Presents: The Pavilion NM
Sun Jul 08 Comfort Dental Amphitheatre CO
Tue Jul 10 Gexa Energy Pavilion TX
Wed Jul 11 Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion TX
Fri Jul 13 1-800-ASK-GARY Amphitheatre FL
Sat Jul 14 Aaron’s Amphitheater at Lakewood GA
Sun Jul 15 Klipsch Music Center IN
Wed Jul 18 Zoo Amphitheatre OK
Fri Jul 20 Verizon Wireless Amphitheater MO
Sat Jul 21 First Midwest Bank Ampitheatre IL
Sun Jul 22 DTE Energy Music Theatre MI
Tue Jul 24 Riverbend Music Center OH
Wed Jul 25 Blossom Music Center OH
Fri Jul 27 Susquehanna Bank Center NJ
Sat Jul 28 First Niagara Pavilion PA
Sun Jul 29 Jiffy Lube Live VA
Tue Jul 31 Saratoga Performing Arts Center NY
Wed Aug 01 Darien Lake Performing Arts Center NY
Fri Aug 03 Comcast Center MA
Sat Aug 04 Toyota Pavilion At Montage Mountain PA
Sun Aug 05 Comcast Theatre CT

Tickets go on sale April 6th

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New Images From Rob Zombie’s Film “Lords of Salem”

Production is well underway on Rob Zombie’s latest film, The Lords of Salem
The pics first appeared on the Zombie’s official Facebook, the two images have no explanation, but we’re teased “all will be revealed soon.” You can view both images after the jump.

The Lords of Salem follows a local DJ who plays a cursed record and unwittingly unleashes a coven of 300-year old witches who were secretly imprisoned and tortured during the Salem Witch Trials. It will be in theaters sometime in 2012.

Zombie is doing his best to keep details scarce right now, but rest assured will fill you in with updates as they surface.

Here is the new working poster for The Lords of Salem:


Attack Attack! Announce New Album “This Means War”

Rise Records’ Attack Attack! have revealed their forthcoming album will be titled “This Means War” and arrive in stores January 17, 2012.

Attack Attack! start their headling tour January 26th in Columbus Ohio. The tour will feature The Ghost Inside, Sleeping With Sirens, Chunk! No Captain Chunk! and Dream On Dreamer. Dates can be viewed below

Tour dates:
1.26.12 – Columbus, OH – Newport Music Call
1.27.12 – Toledo, OH – The Omi
1.28.12 – Grand Rapids – The Intersection
1.29.12 – Milwaukee, WI – The Rave II
1.31.12 – Des Moines, IA – Peoples Court
2.01.12 – Omaha, NE – Sokol Underground
2.02.12 – Fort Collins, CO – Aggie Theatre
2.04.12 – Reno, NV – Knitting Factory
2.05.12 – Sacramento, CA – Ace Of Spades
2.07.12 – Fresno, CA – Rainbow Ballroom
2.08.12 – Bakersfield, CA – Golden State Hall
2.09.12- Las Vegas, NV- Hard Rock Café
2.10.12- Pomona, CA- The Glass House
2.11.12 – Tucson, AZ – The Rock
2.12.12- Albuquerque, NM- Sunshine Theater
2.14.12- Austin, TX- Emo’s East
2.17.12 – Tallahassee, FL – Floyd’s
2.18.12 – Jacksonville, FL – Freebird Live
2.19.12 – Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
2.21.12 – Raleigh, NC – Lincoln Theater
2.22.12- Richmond, VA- The Hat Factory
2.23.12- Allentown, PA- Crocodile Rock
2.24.12- Washington, DC- 9:30 Club
2.25.12- Danbury, CT- Tuxedo Junction
2.26.12- Poughkeepsie, NY- The Chance/The Loft


Amy Winehouse Dead

Earlier today, British pop superstar, Amy Winehouse, was found dead in her London home by police at the age of 27. I’ll leave it up to you to decide what words this situation deserves, but if you would like to voice your opinion, TMZ has a poll about various Winehouse events and such. Click here to view these poll questions.


IMPORTANT NEWS: UNDER THE GUN REVIEW

Hey everyone,

If you haven’t heard already, I have happily accepted the managing news editor position at Under The Gun Review. This means I am no longer updating this blog. Neither is Kriston. She has joined me at UTG as a writer.

If you haven’t looked at UTG, do it. We have plenty of exclusive interviews, reviews, and streams for your listening and viewing pleasure. I’m sure you’ll be quickly fond of the site and our content.

As for CurbsideAudio, its sad to leave it behind, but it was never meant to go anywhere. It got my foot in the door and for that, I am very grateful. Thanks for reading <3.

You can still reach me at my Twitter or at Under The Gun Review

Promotional requests/business stuff can be sent to UTGJacob@gmail.com.

Thanks Again,

Love,
Jake


UNEARTH: Liquid Metal to Premiere “Shadows in the Light” Today At 4:00 PM EST

Today, Liquid Metal (SiriusXM 40) will host the exclusive premiere of UNEARTH’s “Shadows in the Light,” the third track off the band’s upcoming and eagerly-anticipated Darkness in the Light full-length!

Said vocalist Trevor Phipps: “‘Shadows in the Light’ is a tune that showcases everything UNEARTH has ever brought to the table from the aggressive to melodic sides both musically and vocally. This is probably the most ‘dynamic’ song on the album, but also one of the hardest hitters…and catchiest. We set out to make this album heavy as hell, while also keeping the listener interested with some memorable moments. We hope this tune becomes a staple in our live set this summer and beyond. Lyrically the song is about never standing down even when your enemies or any sort of personal or worldly defeat seems to be bearing down on you.”

To check out “Shadows in the Light,” tune in to Liquid Metal TODAY at 4:00 PM (EST)!

Darkness in the Light is UNEARTH’s fifth full-length in a discography that’s placed the band among the most prolific, evolving and plainly ravaging modern metal acts to come out of the U.S. Slated for North American release via Metal Blade Records July 5, the 11-track long player was recorded at Zing Studios in Westfield, Massachusetts with producer (and Killswitch Engage guitarist) Adam Dutkiewicz and mixed at Audiohammer Studios in Sanford, Florida by Mark Lewis (The Black Dahlia Murder, Whitechapel, Trivium). Sitting in on drums during the recording was Justin Foley of Killswitch Engage/Blood Has Been Shed.

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The All-Stars Tour Line-Up

Get ready for this summer’s The All-Stars Tour that pretty much lives up to its name. Tour dates will be announced on Wednesday, May 11th.

The Starting Line-Up:
Emmure

Alesana

IWrestledABearOnce

Blessthefall

For Today

In This Moment

Born of Osiris

The Ghost Inside

After the Burial

Motionless in White

Chelsea Grin

Sleeping with Sirens

For All Those Sleeping

Attila

On Selected Dates:
Memphis May Fire