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 →

Anthrax, Killswitch Engage added to Exit 111 Festival

The Exit 111 Festival lineup has expanded with the additions of Anthrax and Killswitch Engage. These acts join a lineup that celebrates all forms of rock—from hard to classic, alternative to Southern—when it debuts Oct. 11 to 13 at the Great Stage Park in Manchester, Tennessee. The inaugural three-day event hosted by Eddie Trunk will be led by headlining slots from Guns N' Roses, Def Leppard... 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 →

LIVE RECAP: Sonic Temple – Day Two – 05/18/19

Review and photos by Lizzy Davis-----Everyone must have stayed for System of a Down’s entire set and partied a little hard on day one of Sonic Temple, as there was a significantly smaller early crowd at Mapfre Stadium on Saturday. The weather continued to cooperate, with warm temperatures and not a cloud in the sky... Continue Reading →

LIVE RECAP: Epicenter – Day Three – 05/12/19

Review and photos by Lizzy Davis-----After a traffic-filled day one and a storm-filled day two, Epicenter Festival needed something relieving to happen on the final day. The weather wasn’t looking promising, though, and right as Demob Happy was about to kick off day three on the Pine Stage, the bottom fell out again. People groaned... Continue Reading →

Killswitch Engage, Clutch announce co-headline summer tour

Killswitch Engage and Clutch have announced co-headline tour dates this summer. Tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m. local time Friday, May 17. "We're excited to hit some of our favorite spots in July and to share the stage with Clutch," KsE singer Jesse Leach said. "Fun times ahead!" "We are really looking forward to heading out on the road... Continue Reading →

Five Finger Death Punch, Godsmack to headline second Impact Music Festival

Waterfront Concerts, SAVE (Suicide Awareness Voices of Education) and Music Matters have announced the second annual Impact Music Festival, featuring Five Finger Death Punch, In This Moment, Skillet, Clutch, Between the Buried and Me and more on Saturday, July 27, and Godsmack, Evanescence, Killswitch Engage, All That Remains, Beartooth, Andrew W.K. and more on Sunday, July 28. The festival will... Continue Reading →

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