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Formed: 1999
From: Boston, MA, United States
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Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

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Killswitch Engage Premiere Another New Live Video

A live video for “The Crownless King” filmed during Killswitch Engage‘s August 13th, 2019 show at The Space in Las Vegas, NV has premiered streaming via YouTube below. The band’s new album “Atonement” is out in stores now. A video for “Unleashed” from the set has been shared yesterday and can be found HERE.

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Killswitch Engage Premiere New Live Video

Killswitch Engage‘s August 13th, 2019 set at The Space in Las Vegas, NV has been filmed. The below pro-shot footage of “Unleashed” from the performance can be streamed below. The entire set will premiere online this coming Thursday, August 29th.

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Killswitch Engage Premiere New Music Video

Killswitch Engage premiere an Ian McFarland (Meshuggah, Fear Factory) produced music video for “The Signal Fire“, which finds them rejoined by their ex-frontman Howard Jones (now of Light The Torch). The track itself is taken from their recently released record “Atonement“.

Comments Killswitch Engage’s vocalist Jesse Leach of it: More...

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Killswitch Engage Premiere New Song

Killswitch Engage premiere a new song entitled "I Am Broken Too", taken from their upcoming new album "Atonement". The effort will be out in stores August 16 via Metal Blade Records and will feature a guest appearance by Howard Jones, the band’s former singer, and Testament’s frontman Chuck Billy.

Check out now "I Am Broken Too" below.

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Killswitch Engage Premiere New Song “Unleashed”

Killswitch Engage premiere a first song called “Unleashed” from their impending new album “Atonement”, which will land in stores on August 16th via Metal Blade Records.

Comments frontman Jesse Leach on the new single and upcoming album: More...

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Killswitch Engage To Tour With Clutch

American metalcore veterans Killswitch Engage has announced that they will be embarking on a run of North America this Summer, which will be co-headlined by Maryland rockers, Clutch. Also joining the bands on the bill will be New York hardcore legends Cro-Mags JM (the version of the band led by vocalist John Joseph McCarthy.)

"We're excited to hit some of our favorite spots in July and to share the stage with Clutch," said KsE singer Jesse Leach. "Fun times ahead!"

"We are really looking forward to heading out on the road with Killswitch Engage," said Clutch frontman Neil Fallon. "It'll be a rager."

The tour dates are as follows: More...

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Killswitch Engage Guitarist Leaves European Tour

Killswitch Engage guitarist Killswitch Engage Guitarist Joel Stroetzel has pulled out of the band's current European tour, citing a family emergency. While no announcement has been made yet whether a replacement will be brought in for the trek, the band did perform as a quartet in Vienna (fan filmed footage can be viewed below.)

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Killswitch Engage & Parkway Drive Tour Announced

Killswitch Engage and Parkway Drive announce their forthcoming co-headlining tour with After The Burial joining them as opening band. That trek will stop at the below cities:

04/18 San Francisco, CA – Warfield Theatre (Killswitch Engage closes)
04/19 Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Palladium (Parkway Drive closes)
04/20 Mesa, AZ – 98 KUPD – 98Kupd Ufest
04/22 Colorado Springs, CO – City Auditorium (Parkway Drive closes)
04/23 Wichita, KS – Cotillion Ballroom (Killswitch Engage closes)
04/24 Oklahoma City, OK – Diamond Ballroom (Parkway Drive closes)
04/26 Dallas, TX – South Side Ballroom (Killswitch Engage closes)
04/27 Austin, TX – Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater (Parkway Drive closes)
04/28 Houston, TX – So What Music Festival
04/30 Kansas City, MO – Uptown Theater (Parkway Drive closes)
05/01 Indianapolis, IN – Egyptian Room at Old National Centre (Killswitch Engage closes)
05/03 Jacksonville, FL – Welcome To Rockville (Killswitch Engage only)
05/04 Atlanta, GA – Tabernacle (Parkway Drive closes)
05/05 Nashville, TN – War Memorial Auditorium (Killswitch Engage closes)
05/07 Niagara Falls, NY – The Rapids Theatre (Parkway Drive closes)
05/09 New York, NY – Terminal 5 (Killswitch Engage closes)
05/10 New Haven, CT – College Street Music Hall (Killswitch Engage closes)
05/11 Philadelphia, PA – Franklin Music Hall (Outdoors) (Parkway Drive closes)
05/3 Rockingham, NC – Epicenter (Killswitch Engage only)
05/12 Myrtle Beach, SC – House of Blues (Parkway Drive only)
05/14 Silver Spring, MD – The Fillmore Silver Spring (Killswitch Engage closes)
05/15 Detroit, MI – The Fillmore Detroit (Parkway Drive closes)
05/16 Milwaukee, WI – Eagles Club Stage (Killswitch Engage closes)
05/17-19 Columbus, OH – Sonic Temple Festival

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Crowbar U.S. Headlining Shows Announced

Crowbar announce some headlining shows of their own around their run later this month with Killswitch Engage, Born Of Osiris and Death Ray Vision. Below's where that shows will take place:

11/20 Columbia, SC – New Brookland Tavern
11/21 Harrisonburg, VA – Golden Pony
11/23 Amityville, NY – Amityville Music Hall
12/08 Huntington, WV – Club V
12/09 Memphis, TN – Growler’s
12/10 Lafayette, LA – Boom Boom

The aforementioned tour with Killswitch Engage, Born Of Osiris and Death Ray Vision, itself runs as follows: More...

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Born Of Osiris Announce New Headlining Shows

Born Of Osiris announce some new headlining shows around their support dates with Killswitch Engage, The Black Dahlia Murder and more. Below’s how their schedule now looks:

11/16 Oshkosh, WI – University Of Wisconsin Oshkosh
11/17 Toledo, OH – Civic Music Hall (w/ The Black Dahlia Murder)
11/18 London, ON – Rum Runners
11/20 Sherbrooke, QC – Bar Le Magog
11/21 Quebec City, QC – Salle Multi
11/22 Trois-Rivieres, QC – Rock Cafe le Stage

w/ Killswitch Engage, Crowbar & Death Ray Vision:

11/23 Ottawa, ON – 27 Club
11/24 Providence, RI – The Strand
11/25 Poughkeepsie, NY – The Chance
11/27 Reading, PA – Reverb
11/28 Cleveland, OH – Agora Ballroom
11/30 Louisville, KY – Mercury Theater
12/01 Chattanooga, TN – The Signal
12/02 Asheville, NC – Orange Peel
12/04 Lynchburg, VA – Phase 2
12/05 Wilmington, DE – The Queen
12/06 Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom

Born Of Osiris:

12/08 Lansing, MI – The Loft
12/09 Palatine, IL – Durty Nellies

Born Of Osiris recorded a new record earlier this year with release plans still to be announced.

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Parkway Drive, KSE & TAIM Announce European Tour

Parkway Drive, Killswitch Engage and Thy Art Is Murder will be touring Europe and the UK early in the new year. Below's where that trek will hit:

01/25 Hamburg, GER – Sporthalle
01/26 Leipzig, GER – Arena
01/27 Frankfurt, GER – Jahrhunderthalle
01/29 Manchester, UK – O2 Apollo
01/31 Nottingham, UK – Motorpoint Arena
02/01 Cardiff, UK – Motorpoint Arena
02/02 London, UK – Alexandra Palace
02/04 Paris, FRA – Olympia
02/05 Brussels, BEL – Forest National
02/06 Amsterdam, NET – AFAS Live
02/08 Cologne, GER – Palladium
02/09 Cologne, GER – Palladium
02/11 Stuttgart, GER – Schleyer-Halle
02/12 Zurich, SWI – Halle 622
02/13 Milan, ITA – Alcatraz
02/15 Munich, GER – Zenith
02/17 Vienna, AUT – Gasometer
02/18 Prague, CZE – Forum Karlin

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See: Jones Joining Killswitch Engage Live Onstage

New footage of Killswitch Engage being joined onstage by their former frontman Howard Jones (currently of Light The Torch) is streaming online below. This latest footage was captured during their August 11th performance in London, UK and showcases Jones once again guesting on “The End Of Heartache“. As previously reported, Howard Jones will also be making an appearance on Killswitch Engage‘s upcoming new full-length.

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Just For Fun

Watch: Jamey Jasta & Howard Jones Petting Animals

Below you can watch Episode 1 of "Metal Dudes Doing Non Metal Things" starring Jamey Jasta (Hatebreed, Jasta) and Howard Jones (Light The Torch, Ex-Killswitch Engage) petting cute baby animals. Jamey & Howard visit Silverman's Farm in Easton, CT for that trying also to find out which animal is most "metal".

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Dee Snider Premieres “Tomorrow’s No Concern”

A music video for the new Dee Snider (ex-Twisted Sister) single “Tomorrow’s No Concern” is streaming below. It’s from Snider's new effort “For The Love Of Metal“, which was helmed by Hatebreed/Jasta, etc. vocalist Jamey Jasta and features guest spots from Lamb Of God‘s Mark Morton, Howard Jones (Light The Torch, ex-Killswitch Engage, etc.), Arch Enemy‘s Alissa White-Gluz, Joel Grind and Nick Bellmore of Toxic Holocaust and Kingdom Of Sorrow‘s Charlie Bellmore.

Says Snider of this new track: More...

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Dee Snider (Ex-Twisted Sister) Discusses New Album

The cover art and track listing have been shared for the new release from ex-Twisted Sister frontman Dee Snider. The album is titled “For The Love Of Metal” and was produced by Hatebreed vocalist Jamey Jasta, featuring guest spots from the following musicians:

Howard Jones (Light The Torch, ex-Killswitch Engage, etc.)
Mark Morton (Lamb Of God)
Alissa White-Gluz (Arch Enemy)
Joel Grind (Toxic Holocaust)
Nick Bellmore (Toxic Holocaust)
Charlie Bellmore (Kingdom Of Sorrow)

Comments Dee Snider:

“I am beyond excited to be working with one of the world’s leading labels for heavy music, it’s a perfect home for this album! I believe there’s something for every hard rock and metal fan on this record and I cannot wait to unleash it on the world July 27th!”


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Killswitch Engage Vocalist To Undergo Surgery

Killswitch Engage has announced that they have had to cancel a number of shows due to vocalist Jesse Leach needed vocal chord surgery. A statement from the band reads thusly:

"Earlier today we found out Jesse needs to have surgery to repair an issue with his vocal chords. He is expected to make a full recovery and be fine for any future touring, but to avoid any future risk we unfortunately have to pull off these dates now. Our intention is to postpone the headline shows in Sayreville, Louisville, Cleveland & Poughkeepsie and get back to our fans as soon as possible. New dates for those cities will be announced soon, so please hold onto your tickets.

"In the meantime our friends in Hatebreed, Candiria and The Word Alive still plan on continuing forward with these shows. Show them your support.

"Below are all the shows impacted by this. Tickets will be available for refund at your original price of purchase for the headline shows as noted below ***.

"Thanks for your endless support and understanding. We'll be doing all we can to get back to these places to see you all again soon." More...

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Current & Ex-Killswitch Engage-Singers Now Friends

Killswitch Engage vocalist Jesse Leach and his predecessor Howard Jones (now Light The Torch) recently hung out together long enough, so that Leach now feels comfortable calling Jones "his dude". States Leach in an Instagram post:

“You have no idea, none. Tonight was therapy and laughter. Tonight was the longest we were able to talk alone as friends, this guy is my dude! Lots of laughter and some deep stuff as well. Honored and happy! DUDE ….LIGHT THE TORCH IS no joke, incredible new @lightthetorchband just wait…….this man is back in FULL EFFECT!!! Wow! Coming at you sooon! Chills!
#Gratitude #HowardJones #Brothers #JesseLeach #SoMuchLaughter #WeGood #killswitchengage #Pals #lightthetorch”

“So we had a little venting session about working in the studio with Adam D, Howard went in, I assisted. Adam deserved it ha ha… Such good times last night man! At some point I’ll talk more about it. I honestly didn’t really know Howard as a person until last night.

We’ve seriously just never hung out. A lot of really crucial stuff was said and I made a new friend…We have a lot in common, it’s crazy! It was also nice to see all of the guys hanging out in the same room sharing stories and tons of laughs.

The past is the past and when you let go of certain things, forgive and move on…life gets a whole lot sweeter. Really really cool hangs, my heart is full today. ???? #AdamD #killswitchengage #JesseLeach #HowardJones #TherapySession #LightTheTorch #RealTalk #NewFriend #SuchABlast #Hojo #Anxiety #Depression #Brotherhood #Headcases #LeadSingerIssues” More...

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The Weapon (Killswitch Engage) Premiere Debut EP

The Weapon, the new hardcore/punk outfit fronted by Killswitch Engage vocalist Jesse Leach, have debuted their debut EP streaming via Bandcamp below. Guitarist Chris Drapeau, bassist Josh Mihlek and drummer Andy Mass complete the outfit’s lineup.

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Jamey Jasta Produced Dee Snider Album Completed

Recording sessions for the upcoming album from ex-Twisted Sister frontman Dee Snider seem completed. Hatebreed, etc. frontman Jamey Jasta was instrumental in the project, overseeing the production and more. As you can see below, singer Howard Jones (Light The Torch, ex-Killswitch Engage, etc.) was also involved in the project.


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Killswitch Engage & Hatebreed Tour Rumored

It appears like Killswitch Engage, Haterebeed and The Word Alive will be touring together in the spring around some festival gigs. A few dates have leaked out so far:

04/26 Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom (feat. Candiria)
05/01 Louisville, KY – Mercury Ballroom
05/02 Cleveland, OH – The Agora Theatre
05/03 Poughkeepsie, NY – The Chance

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