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This Week In Metal: February 16th - February 24th 2017

Dillinger Escape Plan have cancelled the remaining dates on their European tour due to a traffic collision involving the bands tour bus while in Poland.

On February 11 while on their way to play the Polish city of Krakow, the New Jersey tech metal outfit had pulled their bus to the side of the road due to it breaking down. A truck collided with the gear filled trailer before crashing into the tour bus itself. Fortunately, no one was seriously injured however all the band’s equipment was destroyed in the incident.

All further dates in Croatia, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, France, Spain and Belgium have been cancelled.

A GoFundMe campaign is up and running to help the band in this time of need. If you wish to donate, please follow the link and donate: www.gofundme.com/help-the-dillinger-escape-plan.

Though DEP are still scheduled for an indefinite hiatus, their latest album Dissociation is out now via Party Smasher Inc.

The Dillinger Escape Plan - Photo Credit: @stevoshoots

Nu metal sensations Linkin Park dropped their first single off their up and coming album One More Light on February 16. The track entitled Heavy has sparked an uproar in the rock/metal community as the musical direction is not quite to everyone’s taste.

Sounding more chart toppy than heavy hip-hoppy, keyboard warriors across the globe took to the internet to weep for a Hybrid Theory that looks to never be revisited by the Californians.

Though the reaction isn’t quite as rash as the petition to prevent the release of the Suicide Silence album, fans have been split down the middle on where they stand on the up and coming record. Only time will tell.

One More Light will be released on May 19 via Warner Bros.

Linkin Park - One More Light artwork

Trish Doan, bassist of all female metal quartet Kittie, died at age 31.

In a statement on the band’s official Facebook page, members of the band had these loving words to say about their bandmate:

"It is with immeasurable sadness that we share news of the passing of our sister and best friend Trish Doan.

"Finding the right words is tough. She was so bright and vibrant and talented and we loved her and still do. She was so much more than just a musician or member of the band. She was our blood, our sister and family. Finding our way without her will be challenging, like a ship without a lighthouse, and we are devastated.

"We ask that you please respect our privacy and her family's privacy during this difficult time."

Though it has been reported that Doan had suffered with anorexia-nervosa and quite the Canadian band back in 2008, there has been no official cause of death.

Our thoughts are with her family, friends and bandmates.

Trish Doan - R.I.P.

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