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Killswitch Engage
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Killswitch Engage, As I Lay Dying + More Coming to The Intersection June 16!

This summer is so far, turning out the be the "Most Metal Summer of All Time." So many great shows are showing up to the Grand Rapids area, my ears will be bleeding from the upcoming metal massacres. Not only are bands like Children of Bodom, Amon Amarth, and Behemoth coming to the Intersection...you can add Killswitch Engage to that list.

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Black Sabbath
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Black Sabbath Announce Late 2013 European Tour

Black Sabbath are slowly but surely adding to their tour itinerary. The metal masters, who have announced shows in Australia and at Ozzfest Japan this year, just tacked on a late 2013 run that will cover Europe.

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Eddie Vedder / Josh Homme
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Pearl Jam + Queens of the Stone Age Collaborate Onstage at Lollapalooza Chile

A mass of hard-hitting rock bands took to the Chilean installment of Lollapalooza 2013, boasting brilliant performances and insane jam sessions. Not only did Pearl Jam and Queens of the Stone Age deliver full sets, but members of each act joined their respective counterparts for some Pearl / Queens collaborations in front of the 70,000-person crowd.

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Behemoth
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Behemoth, Children of Bodom, Amon Amarth + More Coming to The Intersection!

THIS IS THE SHOW I HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR! Just look at that lineup! If you are headbanging metal head like myself, this is ranks up there as one of the 'SICKEST' shows to hit The Intersection! I have been waiting for these bands to come to Grand Rapids. I would have never thought all in one show!

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70000 Tons of Metal 2014
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Fear Factory, Symphony X + More Lead Initial Acts for 2014 70,000 Tons of Metal Cruise

It's never too early to start planning ahead and the organizers for the annual 70,000 Tons of Metal cruise are whetting fans appetites by unveiling the first eight performers for the early 2014 voyage. They include Fear Factory, Symphony X, Overkill, Death Angel, Soilwork, Septicflesh, Finntroll and Dark Tranquillity.

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Falling in Reverse
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Falling in Reverse Announce 2013 West Coast Vans Warped Tour Swing

Falling in Reverse have circled June on their calendar for their next major jaunt. The band will return to the Vans Warped Tour stage, playing select shows on the run this year.

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Pop Evil
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Pop Evil Unveil ‘Onyx’ Album Art, Track Listing + Tour Dates

Pop Evil fans are just getting used to the band's rocking new single 'Trenches,' and there's more where that came from. The group's new album, 'Onyx,' arrives May 8 and the band just unveiled the full track listing and the disc's cover art.

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Mastodon and Machinehead Coming to The Intersection July 11th!

Last time Mastodon graced us with their presence, they brought with them an arsenal of metal sharing the stage with Opeth. The show SOLD OUT! The 'metal' was powerful that night, and Mastodon tore up the stage. Apparently, they could not get enough of Grand Rapids, so they have decided to make the trip back. This time though, they are bringing MORE METAL with MACHINEHEAD!

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Every Time I Die
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Every Time I Die, Chelsea Grin, Veil of Maya, Terror + More Confirmed for 2013 All Stars Tour

A huge lineup has just been announced for the 2013 All Stars Tour. Coming from many different 'core' backgrounds, the package tour will feature Every Time I Die as headliners, along with Chelsea Grin, Veil of Maya, Terror + many more.

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Limp Bizkit Coming to The Orbit Room on May 10th!

Before I became a Metal Head, I went through many different phases of music before I discovered the greatness and brutality that is metal. Limp Bizkit's Significant Other was the VERY first CD I ever bought, so there is a piece of my heart with these guys. After many rumors, new album, etc. Limp Bizkit is making a stop here in Grand Rapids!

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Korn Announce Headlining 2013 U.S. Tour Dates With Brian ‘Head’ Welch in Lineup

Korn have just announced the latest phase of original guitarist Brian 'Head' Welch's integration back into the band's touring lineup. Although Head's spot in Korn isn't permanent quite yet, all signs point to great things ahead. With that sentiment in mind, Korn have just revealed a batch of tour dates which will feature Head performing headlining U.S. shows with the band for the first time since 2004.

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Heavy Metal and Popular Culture International Conference
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Inaugural ‘Heavy Metal + Popular Culture International Conference’ Coming to Ohio

Colleges are for learning on a wide variety of subject matters and you can now include heavy metal among them as Bowling Green State University will host the first 'Heavy Metal and Popular Culture International Conference' next month. The event, which runs April 4-7, was founded by BGSU's Jeremy Wallach, Esther Clinton and Brian Hickam -- all metal fans who got the idea while attending similar heavy metal educational conferences in Europe.

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