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Kingdom Of Sorrow: Kenny Hickey Comments On Ozzfest
August 17, 2010
Kingdom Of Sorrow recently announced that they will be joined by Kenny Hickey of Type O Negative for their upcoming Ozzfest run. Hickey, who will fill-in on guitar for Kirk Windstein, comments on touring with Kingdom Of Sorrow below. Hickey previously toured with the band as part of the GWAR tour in 2008 while Windstein was on tour with Down.

Kenny Hickey: "I am psyched to do this tour and help out my friends in KOS. The new record kills and it's gonna be a lot of fun playing it live. I haven't played Ozzfest since Manson, Pantera, Type O in '97 so it's gonna be a trip back for me."

Kingdom Of Sorrow will kick-off this first run of tour dates in support of their new album 'Behind The Blackest Tears' tomorrow, August 17th in Tinley Park, just outside of Chicago, IL. The band also has two Ozzfest off-date performances, partnering with tour-mates Black Label Society in Fort Wayne, IN as well as DevilDriver and Skeletonwitch in Rochester, NY. A listing of confirmed tour dates and cities can be found below.

Ozzfest 2010:
8/17 - Tinley Park, IL - First Midwest Bank Amphitheater
8/18 - Fort Wayne, IN - Pierre's (Off Date w/ Black Label Society)
8/19 - Burgettstown, PA - First Niagara Pavilion
8/20 - Rochester, NY - Montage Music Hall (Off Date w/ DevilDriver, Skeletonwitch)
8/21 - Hartford, CT - Comcast Theater
8/22 - Camden, NJ - Susquehanna Bank Center
8/24 - Mansfield, MA - Comcast Center
 
 
 
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In Case You Didn't Already Know...
June 4, 2010
Kingdom Of Sorrow are streaming their highly-anticipated new album 'Behind The Blackest Tears' in its entirety at www.myspace.com/kingdomofsorrow. 'Behind The Blackest Tears' will be released next Tuesday, June 8th, in North America and on June 14th internationally. A listing of available formats can be found here.

Head on over and give the stream a listen. If it's anywhere near as horrid as their last album, at least you didn't have to shell out cash and find out after the fact...
 
 
 
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Kingdom Of Sorrow Post Another Track Online
May 30, 2010
Kingdom Of Sorrow has debuted the third preview track, "Heroes To Dust," from their highly-anticipated new album 'Behind The Blackest Tears'. "Heroes To Dust" can be heard online now via the Kingdom Of Sorrow MySpace page along with "Enlightened To Extinction" and "God's Law In The Devil's Land." 'Behind The Blackest Tears' will be released on June 8th and is available for pre-order at this location.

Kingdom Of Sorrow recently posted more video footage of Jamey Jasta and Kirk Windstein in the studio working on 'Behind The Blackest Tears' at this location. 'Behind The Blackest Tears' was recorded at Dexters Lab Recordings (Milford, CT) with engineer Nick Bellmore and mixed and mastered by Zeuss at Planet Z Recordings (Hadley, MA).

Kingdom Of Sorrow will be touring this summer as part of Ozzfest 2010. The band will be appearing on the second stage during this long-running, traveling US festival. A listing of tour dates and cities can be found below with the complete festival line-up available at www.Ozzfest.com.

Ozzfest 2010
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8/17 - Tinley Park, IL - First Midwest Bank Amphitheater
8/19 - Burgettstown, PA - First Niagara Pavilion
8/21 - Hartford, CT - Comcast Theater
8/22 - Camden, NJ - Susquehanna Bank Center
8/24 - Mansfield, MA - Comcast Center
 
 
 
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Kingdom Of Sorrow On Ozzfest 2010
May 3, 2010
Kingdom Of Sorrow will be touring this summer in support of their brand new album 'Behind The Blackest Tears' as part of Ozzfest 2010. Kingdom Of Sorrow will be appearing on the second stage during this long-running, traveling US festival. Complete artist line-up and tour dates are now available at www.Ozzfest.com.

Kingdom Of Sorrow has also just posted another video of Jamey Jasta and Kirk Windstein in the studio working on 'Behind The Blackest Tears' online at this location. 'Behind The Blackest Tears', the follow-up album to Kingdom Of Sorrow's self-titled debut, was recorded at Dexters Lab Recordings (Milford, CT) with engineer Nick Bellmore and mixed and mastered by Zeuss at Planet Z Recordings (Hadley, MA).

Kingdom Of Sorrow recently posted the first preview track, "God's Law In The Devil's Land," from 'Behind The Blackest Tears' online via the band's Myspace page. 'Behind The Blackest Tears' is set for a June 8th North American release date and will be available on CD, gatefold LP, and digitally. A listing of available formats can be found here.
 
 
 
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Kingdom Of Sorrow Debut First Preview Track Online
April 15, 2010
Kingdom Of Sorrow are premiering a brand new track taken from their forthcoming album, 'Behind The Blackest Tears', today exclusively via the band's Myspace page. This track follows-up the band's five-minute making-of video for 'Behind The Blackest Tears' that was posted last week at this location and can be viewed below. 'Behind The Blackest Tears' is set for a June 8th North American release date and is available for pre-order here.

'Behind The Blackest Tears', the follow-up album to Kingdom Of Sorrow's self-titled debut, was recorded at Dexter Lab Recordings (Milford, CT) with engineer Nick Bellmore and mixed and mastered by Zeuss at Planet Z Recordings (Hadley, MA). Additional album details will be made available shortly.
 
 
 
 
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Biography
YEAR FORMED: 2003
HOME TOWN: New Orleans
MEMBERS:
Jamey Jasta - Vocals
Kirk Windstein - Guitar
Vocals
Steve Gibb - Guitar
Derek Kerswill - Drums
Matthew Brunson - Bass

Boasting a line up that includes members of such influential metal bands as HATEBREED, DOWN, CROWBAR, and more, KINGDOM OF SORROW has arrived to stake its claim as the band that lives up to its super group status.

The seeds of KINGDOM OF SORROW were sown over a decade ago when a 16 year old HATEBREED front man (and avid CROWBAR fan) Jamey Jasta introduced himself to DOWN/CROWBAR guitarist Kirk Windstein at a show at Pearl Street in Northampton, Massachusetts.

A short time later Jasta, who actively booked shows throughout New England in the early nineties, put up the cash for an NAPALM DEATH/CROWBAR show in order that HATEBREED could play with one of his favorite bands. Ever since, the two have remained in close contact and become the best of friends over the subsequent decade.

Jasta and HATEBREED invited CROWBAR out for a UK run of dates in March 2005. It was there that the two friends decided to combine forces on a band based on their mutual affinity for the hallmarks of the genre (BLACK SABBATH, IRON MAIDEN, PANTERA) and their history of writing some of the heaviest hitting metal of the past fifteen years.

The duo holed-up in Silver Bullet Studios in Connecticut in May 2005 and once again when Kirk relocated post-Katrina to write and assemble what would become the very first KINGDOM OF SORROW album.

The first taste of the untitled project surfaced in the form of the epic track “Buried in Black” on Roadrunner Records,’MTV2 Headbangers Ball: The Revenge’ compilation (released April 2006).

“Buried in Black” combined two of metal’s most recognizable styles into one crushing, morose display of metal brilliance. The lead-heavy riffs captured by Zeuss (HATEBREED, SHADOWS FALL, MUNICIPAL WASTE) that closed the compilation cleared the deck of the bands before it, and were a call to arms of what is sure to be one of the genre’s most celebrated new bands. It wasn’t long before “Buried in Black” appeared on metal radio shows the world over and became a staple on Sirius’ “Hard Attack”.

While the writing flowed fast, progress was slow due to the pair’s commitments to their main bands that wrote, released, and toured extensively, on new records through 2006 and 2007. Songs were deconstructed, reconstructed, written and recorded again in Planet Z Studios (HATEBREED, SHADOWS FALL, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, etc.) with Zeuss until the duo was completely satisfied with the outcome. Jasta commented on the writing process, “It really was probably the best time I've ever had in the studio. As far as creatively...it was such a liberating thing. We felt like, "It's a new band. It doesn't matter what anybody thinks." We're just doing it because we want to do it. So it was a totally genuine and pure creative process."

KINGDOM OF SORROW inked a deal with Relapse Records in fall 2007 and began plans to unveil the record they’d spent the better part of two years creating.

On their long-awaited debut album KINGDOM OF SORROW (due February 19 in North America, February 25th internationally) lays down an 11 track barrage of some of the heaviest and most muscular metal in years. Tracks such as "Lead into Demise", "Demon Eyes (Demonized)", "Lead the Ghosts Astray" are as memorable as they are heavy, while the haunting "Screaming At the Sky" and “Free the Fallen” show a new side to these often-copied, yet never duplicated metal luminaries. KINGDOM OF SORROW is the incredible next step in the illustrious careers of two of metal’s most-celebrated heavyweights.

In early 2008, Jasta and Windstein assembled the first full lineup for the bands upcoming live debut. In addition to Jasta (Vocals) and Windstein (Guitar, Vocals), KINGDOM OF SORROW is completed by former BLACK LABEL SOCIETY guitarist Steve Gibb, SEEMLESS drummer Derek Kerswell, and bassist Matthew Brunson. The quintet will step out on its first dates on a short Northeast US Tour in March, before announcing world tour plans for the coming months.