Despite the mass of awesome festivals and tours that grace the soil of the United States, Canada annually hosts one of the year's most must-see summer festivals in Heavy MTL. Situated in Montreal, this year's Heavy MTL fest boasts some awesome acts, but the Canadian fest is now bringing the heaviness to the U.S.
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Although Jesse Leach has been killing it with Killswitch Engage ever since his return to the band last year, it's safe to say that the voice of Howard Jones is sorely missed in the rock world. Jones left Killswitch Engage so he could manage his Type 2 Diabetes more efficiently, among other reasons. He has been jamming with his old math core band Blood Has Been Shed, but now it's been reported that Jones is working on yet another project with members of All Shall Perish and Devolved.
All Shall Perish guitarist Ben Orum has chosen to leave the band in order to focus on being a father. A statement just released by Orum details his inability to tour with the band while continuing to be an attentive father, while letting fans know that he will continue making music with the new and smaller project, Oblivion.
The music world continues to mourn the loss of Suicide Silence's Mitch Lucker, a rising star in the metal community who perished in a motorcycle accident on Halloween night earlier this year. In the wake of his death, a memorial show designed to raise funds for Lucker's young daughter, Kenadee, was recently announced and now some of the talent has been revealed.
Back in May, we reported that World Digital Rights, a company in Panama which owns licensing rights for the music of All Shall Perish, would be taking 80 fans to court for illegally downloading the band's 2011 album, 'This Is Where It Ends.' From the beginning, the band opposed the lawsuit, speaking out in support their fans despite the illegal downloading. Luckily for those All Shall Perish fans, the charges have now been dropped.
Even though the band and their management oppose it, a lawsuit against 80 illegal downloaders of All Shall Perish’s 2011 album ‘This Is Where It Ends’ will proceed. World Digital Rights, a Panamanian company that owns the licensing rights to All Shall Perish’s music, is seeking $150,000 in punitive damages from each downloader. The suit was filed in federal court in Florida on April 20.
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