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Monday, November 5, 2012

It's time to make plans for the hard rocking show of the season in Storm Lake. Alternative bands from North Dakota, South Dakota and Nebraska will compete at the 8th annual EDGEdOUT Battle of the Bands on Friday, Nov. 9th at the KC Hall. A sixth band, At War With Giants, an alternative group from Omaha, has just been added. EDGEdOUT is sponsored by KBVU 97.5 fm, The Edge at Buena Vista University.

The victor of the rock 'n' battle will be invited to EDGEFest '13 which is scheduled for Sunset Park on Saturday, May 18th. According to KBVU Music Director Clark Kuhns, "We're really excited to have this lineup because it contains a wide range of different genres, and because we get to bring in such a great group of bands that no one in our area has heard before, so it should be an awesome concert."

One of the most unique bands to grace the event's stage is The Evil That Men Do, out of Omaha.

This socially-conscious young indie fivesome was formed by friends who all formerly appeared in punk and blues bands, coming together to form a hardcore metal group that still retains elements of their root genres. They have made a name for themselves over the past two years playing mostly in Nebraska, and are looking to expand their fan base.

Among the issues that the band rips into are big tobacco companies and their impact on the youth of America. "Normally when people kill other people it's a crime and cigarette companies kill approximately 400,000 people a year. We need to stand up to one of the most notorious serial killers of our time and stop the body count," says guitar player Dylan Luttrell.

He is joined by singer and Iowa native Holland Ludwig, Tyler Miller on guitar, Pat Newman on bass, and Will Holdcroft on drums.

The guys also bring a sense of humor to the shows, always claiming all five members to be illegitimate offspring of KISS legend Ace Frehley.

The EDGEdOUT performance schedule has just been set and includes The Evil That Men Do, 7 p.m.; post-hardcore band Even Diamonds Are Deceiving, Grand Island, 7:35 p.m.; Christian hardcore band 3Hours, Sioux Falls, 8:10 p.m.; Christian metal band Colossus, Sioux Falls, 8:45 p.m.; At War with Giants, 9:20 p.m.; and post-hardcore band Tracings, Fargo, 9:55 p.m.

Showtime is 7 p.m. with tickets available at the door for $5. The doors of the KC Hall, which is across from King's Pointe Waterpark, will open at 6. All bands will be selling their CDs and signing autographs at the event.