Jesse Leach, Howard Jones face off in new Killswitch Engage video

Killswitch Engage has released a video for the song "The Signal Fire" from its new album "Atonement" (read Live Metal's review), out now via Metal Blade Records. Current and former KsE singers Jesse Leach and Howard Jones trade vocals in this performance clip. Watch the video, directed by the band's longtime collaborator Ian McFarland (The... Continue Reading →

REVIEW: Killswitch Engage – ‘Atonement’

Review by Greg Maki-----The story of Killswitch Engage is remarkable and unique: Record subgenre-defining album (2002’s “Alive or Just Breathing”); replace vocalist after his sudden departure; achieve even greater success, flying the flag of metalcore while peers quietly fade away; replace second vocalist with first vocalist; continue busting out heavy, catchy, impassioned tunes; do it... Continue Reading →

Killswitch Engage shares new song ‘I am Broken Too’

Killswitch Engage has released the new song "I am Broken Too," from its upcoming eighth album, "Atonement," due Aug. 16 on Metal Blade Records. Listen to the track and watch the lyric video, which features vocalist Jesse Leach's handwritten lyrics, below. The album is available for pre-order here. Killswitch Engage previously shared the new single... Continue Reading →

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. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lm-sI1EB8BA "'Unleashed' is about inner passion and rage coming up to the surface," singer Jesse Leach said. "We... Continue Reading →

Killswitch Engage announces rescheduled U.S. tour dates for fall

Fresh off its summer European tour with Iron Maiden, Killswitch Engage has announced the rescheduled dates from its spring 2018 tour. The band was forced to postpone a handful of dates in late April and early May due to singer Jesse Leach undergoing vocal cord surgery. The band will play make up shows in the four markets (Sayreville, Poughkeepsie,... Continue Reading →

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... Continue Reading →

Bridge Nine Records to release “xXx Fanzine 1983-88: Hardcore & Punk In The Eighties”; Includes 288 pg book, 19-song covers compilation

During hardcore’s rise to prominence in the 1980s, a teeneage Mike Gitter chronicled and self-published the musical and cultural revolution in one of Boston’s most beloved DIY zines, xXx. Now, three decades later, the history of the underground has been assembled into the long awaited, 288-page 11” x 11” book, “xXx Fanzine 1983-88: Hardcore &... Continue Reading →

Anthrax, Killswitch Engage to team up for ‘Killthrax II’ tour

What do you do when you've co-headlined one of the hottest metal touring packages of 2017? Well, like any rock band that cares about its fans, you do it again, but you take it to the places that missed out the first time. That's exactly what metalcore masterminds Killswitch Engage and legendary thrash/metal masters Anthrax... Continue Reading →

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