HEAR YE, HEAR YE: Roadrunner Records Royal subjects Killswitch Engage of Springfield, MA present herewith a theatrical debut: a classic pantomime of "Holy Diver," its origins based in neighbouring province Portsmouth, NH penned by decorated yeoman Ronnie James Dio. Master drama instructor Brian Thompson (ye olde video director) humbly invites members of the Royal Court to enjoy his lively interpretation of the epic prose.
FAIR MAIDEN : ADAM DUTKIEWICZ
IRONSMITH : HOWARD JONES
HIS ROYAL HIGHNESS: JUSTIN FOLEY
ADORNED KNIGHT: MIKE D'ANTONIO
NECROMANCER: JOEL STROETZEL
Ladies and Gentlemen of the court, make haste to your seats, and heed the tale of the Adorned Knight (Mike D'Antonio), as he returns, fresh from battle, to find his Fair Maiden (Adam Dutkiewicz) under the death-like spell of an evil necromancer (Joel Stroetzel)! His Royal Highness (Justin Foley) and celebrated kinsmen: among them sergeants of law, millers, yeomen and friars alike raise goblets and dine on freshly slaughtered beast as thein Armour-Clad hero gallops forth into the eve...to fight spirits and forces unbeknownst, with hopes to release his betrothed from such black and unnatural alchemy. Eyes will refrain to blink as the sorcerer commands by ways of his all-seeing orb, and travels light as zephyr through the wood! Breeth will be held; gasps heard as the castle's Rogue Ironsmith (Howard Jones) skulks whenceforth in the darkness of the dungeon, pensively waiting, with haste. Blood will be spilled anon, but who shall be slain?
Over 300,000 legions of commoners and peasants have been clamoring the castle walls in hopes of catching a glimpse of "Holy Diver." The Royal Brigade has been ordered to ensure the ramparts hold, and with brute force send them back into pestilence with a proclamation decreed herein:HOLY DIVER VIDEO
Alas, on the second fortnight of the eighth month of our lunar calendar (August 28th, 2007), a special edition of As Daylight Dies, Killswitch Engage's musical masterpiece, will enter shoppes and vendorplaces. Additional arias include "Be One," "Let The Bridges Burn," "This Fire" and "Holy Diver." A visual component will accompany the musical compositions: "My Curse," "The Arms of Sorrow" and the aforementioned "Holy Diver" (unavailable elsewhere, save for a personal invitation to a performance by His Highness), as well as documented rehearsal of "My Curse" and "The Arms of Sorrow."