Just a measly 30 minutes away from the band's hometown in Springfield (yes, Springfield...and much like The Simpson's, well let you guess which state), Killswitch Engage will be hosting an in store event at Strawberries in Shrewsbury, MA (oops, we just gave away the state). Decree has been handed down from our northeast sales rep, our very own Malibu Lou. "It's a Killswitch Engage listening party extravaganza," Lou pipes out. "The first to buy the cd will be the first to meet the band." Starting at 4pm, Alive Or Just Breathing - the cd which Kerrang! magazine is calling "a flawless, 21st century metal album that every self-respecting moshpit-monkey should be extremely excited about" - will start playing through the speakers at Strawberries. Buy the cd, get a free poster and sticker..."while supplies last," Lou chimes in...meet the band, and try you luck at winning on of 10 pairs of tickets to be given away from their show at the Palladium later that night. "Support your local and future of metal," Lou profoundly states..."you like that one," he then questions, assuredly expecting a 'hell ya' response. And if that's not enough reason for you to come down to the event in person, read THIS (the Kerrang! 5 K review). Details for the in store are as follows: 5/24 - Killswitch Engage 4:00 PM - Meet & Greet Strawberries - 50 Boston Tpke, Shrewsbury MA / 508-757-3443 Oh, and Malibu Lou will be the cat handing out the pizza, most likely whilst wearing some sort of 'aloha wear' shirt...make sure to say 'hi' now, ya hear? yes, pizza will be served download "Life To Lifeless" mp3 in our MUSIC section, Alive Or Just Breathing in stores May 21st Oh, and check this - KsE's video "My Last Serenade" has been but into "Uranium." Ja, it's true. This is a show on MuchMusic USA that spotlights hard rock/metal artists. Uranium starts on air 5/27 @ 7pm (Mon - Thurs). Dig.