Killswitch Engage to release ‘Atonement’ on Aug. 16

Killswitch Engage will release its eighth album, “Atonement,” on Aug. 16 via Metal Blade Records. The album is available for pre-order here.

The band also has shared “Unleashed,” the first song from the new album. Watch the visualizer for the track below.

“‘Unleashed’ is about inner passion and rage coming up to the surface,” singer Jesse Leach said. “We all have that wild within that often stays dormant until a tragic event triggers and awakens it. This song is about that awakening within. I feel we were able to capture something raw and intense on this song and I’m stoked for everyone to hear it! The new album ‘Atonement’ is a reflection of perseverance and passion through the trials and suffering of our existence.”

“Atonement” is the culmination of a trying and turbulent two-year period. KsE started kicking around ideas for the album as early as 2017. The band recorded the bulk of the material separately on both coasts. However, in the middle of the process, a polyp developed scar tissue in Leach’s throat, forcing him to undergo surgery. The intense three-month recovery ended with speech therapy, vocal therapy and scream therapy.

The elaborate illustration on the “Atonement” album cover was created by U.K.-based artist Richey Beckett (Metallica, Mastodon) with the band’s Mike D’Antonio handling art direction and layout duties.

ATONEMENT” TRACK LISTING:
1. “Unleashed”
2. “The Signal Fire” [Featuring Howard Jones]
3. “Us Against the World”
4. “The Crownless King” [Featuring Chuck Billy]
5. “I Am Broken Too”
6. “As Sure As the Sun Will Rise”
7. “Know Your Enemy
8. “Take Control”
9. “Ravenous”
10. “I Can’t Be the Only One”
11. “Bite the Hand That Feeds”

KsE will spend the summer on a co-headline tour with Clutch followed by a just-announced fall Europe headline tour. All confirmed dates are below.

KILLSWITCH ENGAGE & CLUTCH TOUR DATES:
7/8 — Quebec City, QC — Festival D’ete#^
7/11 — London, ON — Rock The Park#
7/12 — Syracuse, NY — SI Hall
7/13 — Inwood, WV — Earth Rocker Fest#
7/14 — Myrtle Beach, SC — House of Blues
7/16 — Fort Wayne, IN — The Clyde
7/18 — Sioux City, IA — Hard Rock & Casino
7/19 — Cadott, WI — Cadott Rock Fest#
7/20 — OshKosh, WI — Rock USA#
7/22 — Tulsa, OK — The Brady Theater
7/23 — St. Louis, MO — The Pageant
7/25 — Bethlehem, PA — Sands Event Center
7/26 — Asbury Park, NJ — Stone Pony Outdoors
7/27 — Montreal, QC — Heavy MTL#
7/28 — Bangor, ME — Impact Festival#
7/30 — Huntington, NY — The Paramount
8/1 — Columbus, OH — Express Live!
8/2 — Pittsburgh, PA — Stage AE Outdoors
8/3 — Port Chester, NY — Capital Theater
8/4 — Worcester, MA — Palladium Outdoors
#Festival
^KsE only

KILLSWITCH ENGAGE IN EUROPE:
10/14 — Norwich, UK — UEA
10/15 — Bristol, UK — O2 Academy
10/17 — Glasgow, UK — Barrowland
10/18 — Manchester, UK — Academy
10/19 — Birmingham, UK —O2 Academy
10/20 — London, UK — O2 Academy Brixton
10/22 — Brussels, BEL — AB
10/23 — Amsterdam, HOL — Melkweg
10/25 — Oberhausen, GER — Turbinenhalle  
10/26 — Berlin, GER — Huxleys
10/28 — Helsinki, FIN — Circus
10/30 — Stockholm, SWE — Fryshuset  
10/31 — Oslo, NOR — Rockefeller  
11/1 — Karlstad, SWE — Nojesfabriken  
11/2 — Copenhagen, DEN — Amager Bio
11/4 — Warsaw, POL — Stodola
11/5 —Leipzig, GER — Werk 2  
11/6  — Munich, GER — Tonehalle  
11/8  — Lausanne, SWI — Les Docs  
11/9 — Prattelen, SWI — Z7  
11/10 —  Nurnberg, GER — Loewensaal

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