Greg's top 10 of 2019

By Greg Maki-----Metal—and rock music in general—is farther from the mainstream today than its’ ever been in my lifetime. But metal is a genre that thrives in the underground, and in 2019, there was no shortage of quality albums from new and established acts. Here are the best that found their way to my ears.... Continue Reading →

Light the Torch to open for Killswitch Engage on 2020 tour

Killswitch Engage has announced that Light the Torch will serve as the opening act on its upcoming spring 2020 headline tour. As fans are well aware, Light the Torch features frontman Howard Jones, who served as KsE's singer from 2002 through 2012. "We are excited to bring out Light the Torch, first of all, because they are a killer... Continue Reading →

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 →

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 →

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