Killswitch Engage signs with Metal Blade Records

Metal Blade Records has signed veteran metalcore act Killswitch Engage to its roster and, partnering with Sony Music Entertainment outside North America, will release its upcoming album in 2019 worldwide.

“I have been a huge fan and friend of Killswitch for a long time, so it is truly an honor to be able to work with them. So happy to welcome them to the Metal Blade family,” said Metal Blade CEO/founder Brian Slagel.

“I’m beyond stoked to sign with the legendary Metal Blade Records and Columbia/Sony Music,” said Killswitch Engage vocalist Jesse Leach. “It’s clear they truly understand and believe in what we do as a band, and we’re psyched to have them on our side. It’s an exciting new chapter for KsE and we can’t wait to see what the future holds.”

Guitarist Adam Dutkiewicz said, “I’m very excited to say that Killswitch Engage will be joining forces with Metal Blade Records and Columbia/Sony Music! Super stoked to join the ranks with a long list of many epic metal acts, as well as a team of excellent human beings who truly have a genuine love for metal music. Here’s to an awesome future with awesome labels!”

“I am very happy and proud to work with such an amazing band like Killswitch Engage in the future,” said Benjamin Voss, senior A&R manager at Columbia/Sony Music Germany. “We are absolutely excited about releasing their new album on Sony Music outside North America.”

Currently finishing work on its upcoming album, Killswitch Engage has taken a break from recording to embark on a summer European tour with Iron Maiden. The trek will also see the band appear at various premier festivals (Sweden Rock, Graspop Metal Meeting, Hellfest, etc.), along with a few special headlining shows. Then, in the fall, the band will tour across Australia with Parkway Drive.

KILLSWITCH ENGAGE ON TOUR:
WITH IRON MAIDEN:
June 5 — Royal Arena — Copenhagen, Denmark
June 7 — Sweden Rock Festival — Solvesborg, Sweden **
June 9 — Rockavaria — Munich, Germany **
June 10 — Expo Plaza — Hannover, Germany
June 11 — Live Music Hall — Cologne, Germany ***
June 13 — Waldbuhne — Berlin, Germany
June 14 — Kwadrat — Krakow, Poland ***
June 16 — Akvarium Klub — Budapest, Hungary ***
June 17 — Novarock Festival — Nickelsdorf, Austria **
June 19 — Proxima — Warsaw, Poland ***
June 20 — Letnany Airport — Prague, Czech Republic
June 22 — Graspop Metal Meeting — Dessel, Belgium **
June 24 — Hellfest — Clisson, France **
June 25 — Den Atelier — Luxembourg, Luxembourg ***
June 26 — Geneva Arena — Geneva, Switzerland
June 28 — Rock in Rome @ Ippodromo Capanelle — Rome, Italy *
June 29 — Rock the Castle @ Villafranca Castle — Verona, Italy **
June 30 — Messe Freiburg — Freiburg, Germany
July 1 — GelreDome — Arnhem, Netherlands
July 31 — Metro Radio Arena — Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
Aug. 1 — The Academy Dublin — Dublin, Ireland ***
Aug. 2 — SSE Arena — Belfast, UK
Aug. 4 — Aberdeen Exhibition & Conf. Centre — Aberdeen, UK
Aug. 6 — Manchester Arena — Manchester, UK
Aug. 7 — Genting Arena — Birmingham, UK
Aug. 10 — 02 Arena — London, UK
Aug. 11 — 02 Arena — London, UK
*With Megadeth (no Iron Maiden)
**Festival off—date
***Killswitch Engage headlining off—date

WITH PARKWAY DRIVE:
Oct. 25 — UC Refectory — Canberra, Australia
Oct. 26 — Hordern Pavilion — Sydney, Australia
Oct. 27 — Nex — Newcastle, Australia
Oct. 28 — Riverstage — Brisbane, Australia
Nov. 02 — Margaret Court Arena — Melbourne, Australia
Nov. 03 — Entertainment Centre — Adelaide, Australia
Nov. 06 — HBF Stadium — Perth, Australia

www.killswitchengage.com

**Photo by John McMurtrie**

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