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Formed: 1999
From: Boston, MA, United States
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Below is our complete Killswitch Engage news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

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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Taste Of Chaos Internet Presale

Get tickets to the Taste of Chaos tour (starting in February 2005 with The Used, MCR, Senses Fail, Killswitch Engage and more) before they go on-sale to the less internet-minded masses out there. Go to Tasteofchaos.com and get your tickets now.

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More Info On Damageplan Nightclub Shooting

Scoop of the Columbus, Ohio radio station The Blitz 99.7 FM has confirmed to Blabbermouth.net that Damageplan drummer Vinnie Paul was uninjured in the shooting incident at a Columbus nightclub which resulted in the death of Paul's brother, Dimebag Darrell. According to Scoop, who attended the concert and briefly saw Vinnie following the incident, Paul was in a complete state of shock and expressed his desire to be with his brother right after the shooting occurred.

A friend of Scoop's, Kevin Minerd, who also attended the concert, told Blabbermouth.net that the gunman entered the stage from the left side and walked over to the right side where Dimebag was standing before grabbing the guitarist and pumping several bullets into him. Additional shots were fired, although it's presently unclear which other member of Damageplan, if any, was killed in the incident.

"A Columbus police officer, when he arrived, engaged the shooter, and the shooter is also dead, and if the officer hadn't acted when he did and how he did, we'd probably be looking at more dead, because this guy was actively shooting," Sergeant Brent Mull, public information officer, told MTV News.

"We have 200-plus patrons that we have sequestered inside three city buses," Sergeant Mull explained. "We are interviewing them one by one. The ones that were inside and witnessed this, ran for their lives and were in fear for their lives. They are victims too, and we want to take care of them."

As news of Dimebag's (born Darrell Lance Abbott in Dallas, Texas on August 20, 1966) bizarre and tragic demise rippled through the metal community, the news was met with shock and sadness.

"I'm speechless," friend and Rob Zombie/Ozzy Osbourne bassist Rob "Blasko" Nicholson told MTV. "This is totally unreal. Dimebag is a fucking legend and this is total bullshit."

"This is insane and this is beyond travesty," Killswitch Engage frontman, and former Damageplan tour partner, Howard Jones said. "This is beyond anything I've ever heard. This shouldn't happen in or outside of the rock and metal community. He will be missed and mourned as a person, as a musician, and as a friend."

Anthrax guitarist Scott Ian, whose band has toured with Pantera and has featured Dimebag guest appearances on their albums, stated in a posting on Anthrax's web site, "I am devastated as I'm sure we all are. All I can convey at this moment are my condolences to Rita and Vinnie and the whole family. My heart is with you."

Motley Crue bassist Nikki Sixx offered the following: "Dime, I will never forget all the times you made us laugh. I'm so happy we got to spend the day together in London recently… We should all live our lives as full as you have. I will miss you, as will all of us... This is a sad day."

Rich Ward (Fozzy, Stuck Mojo): "Darrell was as nice as they come. During the times that I spent with him, I wondered why he played in such a heavy band. Not that he didn't have the ability to school all of us that dared to share a stage with him, but because he seemed like such a gentle and kind man. He had a great sense of humor and was someone that everyone in the room gravitated toward. He never carried himself like the big rock star that he really was, instead he came across humble and appreciative. I consider it a privilege to have known him, as he was one of the 'real' guys in the business and as Zakk [Wylde] would say, 'one of the boys'!"

Shaun Glass (Soil): "Today I am saddened to say I lost my friend and hero it sickens me that someone would take away a person that brought so much joy to so many people. Love ya, Double D."

Jon Dette (ex-Slayer, Testament): "My brother just called to tell me that Dimebag Darrell was shot and killed on stage tonight. Words cannot express the sadness I'm feeling right now and my condolences go out to Vinnie Paul and the Abbott family for their loss. This is a huge tragedy for the music world."

Orange County, California-based sextet Bleed The Sky (recently signed to Nuclear Blast Records): "It's a sad day in heavy metal, Dimebag Darrell formerly of Pantera, was shot and killed while performing with Damageplan in Ohio. We would more than likely not be a band if it wasn't for him, and can't possibly imagine the pain that his brother and his family must be in. RIP, brother, heavy music will never be the same without you."

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Metalunderground's "Best Metal Album of The Year"

This year, Metalunderground.com is figuratively handing out an award of its own for "Best Metal Album of The Year." Everyone else hands out "best of year" awards or lists, so why shouldn't we? Afterall, the staff here at metalunderground.com has very diverse tastes, and we know our metal. So this year I asked each of our writers to pick their top 5 albums of 2004 and rank them form 1 to 5. What I saw was a lot of different opinions, but among the differences, two albums rose to the top.

Without further ado...[drum roll, please]...the winner of Metalunderground.com's "Best Metal Album of The Year" honor for 2004 is: More...

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Seemless To Have Debut Reissued

Seemless (ex-Killswitch Engage, Shadows Fall) and Equal Vision Records have confirmed that Equal Vision will be releasing a remastered and repackaged version of Seemless' self-titled album, which was originally released via Losing Face Records. The album will hit stores on January 25th. You can download some of the group's material here.

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47th Grammy Nominees Announced

The 2005 Grammy Nominations are in, and Cradle Of Filth, Killswitch Engage, Nickelback, and Slipknot are all in the hunt. The Nominations for BEST HARD ROCK and METAL performances are as follows:

BEST HARD ROCK PERFORMANCE:
(For solo, duo, group or collaborative performances, with vocals. Singles or Tracks only.) More...

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Vote For The Best Metal Videos Of 2004

MTV.com is currently running a poll for the "Best Metal Videos of 2004." Go here to vote and then tune into MTV2 for the premiere of Headbangers Ball Best of 2004 on Saturday December 25th at 10 p.m. EST to catch the winning videos.

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Killswitch Engage Contest

Killswitch Engage have arranged a special gig at a 300 person capacity venue, the Northstar Bar in Philadelphia, PA on January 5th. There are only two ways to get tickets:

1 - Listen to WYSP
or
2 - Enter here

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More News On Taste Of Chaos Tour

The Taste of Chaos tour, which features Killswitch Engage, along with the Used, Senses Fail and My Chemical Romance, begins February 18 in Orlando, FL and runs throughout North America.

Underoath will play the first batch of dates, beginning February 18 to March 16. Saosin will then take over and play the rest of the dates.

Taste of Chaos Tour dates: More...

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All That Remains Joins Killswitch Engage On Tour

ALL THAT REMAINS, the Massachusetts-based act featuring former SHADOWS FALL vocalist Philip Labonte, have been confirmed to support KILLSWITCH ENGAGE in Europe beginning on January 19. Also on the bill are TWELVE TRIBES and JOHNNY TRUANT. The band will be shooting a video for the title-track of their latest record, "This Darkened Heart", on Tuesday, November 30 with director Dale Resteghini (SHADOWS FALL, GOD FORBID).

ALL THAT REMAINS' sophomore album, "This Darkened Heart", is available on Prosthetic Records. The follow-up to 2002's "Behind Silence and Solitude" was produced by KILLSWITCH ENGAGE guitarist Adam Dutkiewicz.

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Date Set For Killswitch Engage Re-Release

Killswitch Engage will reissue their self-titled debut album on January 11th via Ferret. The new version will be remixed and remastered by guitarist Adam D and will include their original 4 song demo.

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Jagermeister Tour Live Pics From Philadelphia

I recently attended the Jagermeister show in Phliadelphia, on the 22nd of November and had the chance to take a lot of pictures, the best 35 of the 100+ are up in the gallery section. Click here to see the pictures.

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Taste of Chaos Tour Details

THE USED will be teaming up with KILLSWITCH ENGAGE and MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE for the first ever 'Taste of Chaos Tour'. The tour will take place from early February through the middle of April, and will pass through North America playing venues ranging in size from 3,000 to 10,000 seat capacity. "KILLSWITCH ENGAGE are one of the few bands out there who can successfully cross both the Ozzfest and Warped Tour demographics," says Roadrunner Records Sr. Director of Touring & Artist Development Harlan Frey. "KILLSWITCH ENGAGE have already cemented themselves as one of the premier hard rock/metal acts in music today, and "Taste of Chaos" will provide them the perfect platform needed to do the same in the Alternative/Punk genre."

Reached for comment while on the Jagermeister Music Tour with SLAYER and MASTODON, vocalist Howard Jones says; "We are stoked to be a part of the first annual Taste of Chaos Tour. This is a chance for us to play to a bit of a different crowd and hopefully make some new fans along the way."

Dates are as follows: More...

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Jagermeister Tour Report From Philadelphia

I had the chance to attend the Jagermeister Music Tour when it made a stop in Philadelphia, Pa on November 18th at the Electric Factory. I’ve been to the 4 seperate Jagermeister Tours so I knew what to expect going in, an amazing metal show. More...

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Killswitch To Re-Release Debut CD

I attended the Killswitch Engage, Slayer and Mastodon show tonight in Philadelphia, PA at the Electric Factory, and had a chance to speak with Adam from Killswitch and he mentioned that he remastered their debut self-titled album that was released on Ferret Records. According to Adam this cd is already finished being re-mixed and is going to be re-released in the near future.

I also got the chance to take some photos and had an interview with Joel from Killswitch and will have all those up along with a show report very soon so keep checking back!

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Slipknot Adds Vancouver Tour Date

Slipknot has added a Vancouver date to their 2005 tour with Killswitch Engage and Unearth on January 16 at the PNE Forum. Tickets are on sale now at www.ticketmaster.ca for $39.50.

Other tour dates:

Jan. 07 Quebec City, QUE @ Centre du Foire
Jan. 08 Montreal, QUE @ Jarry Indoor Tennis
Jan. 09 Mississauga, ONT @ Arrow Hall
Jan. 13 Calgar, AB @ Calgary Stampede Corral
Jan. 14 Edmonton, AB @ Shaw Conference Center

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Slipknot, KSE, Unearth 2005 Dates Announced

The following Canadian Slipknot dates with Killswitch Engage and Unearth have been announced:

Jan. 07 Quebec City, QUE @ Centre du Foire
Jan. 08 Montreal, QUE @ Jarry Indoor Tennis
Jan. 09 Mississauga, ONT @ Arrow Hall
Jan. 13 Calgar, AB @ Calgary Stampede Corral
Jan. 14 Edmonton, AB @ Shaw Conference Center

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Vote For Your Fave Artist Of 2004 At NationalNoise

NationalNoise magazine is asking you who your favorite artist of 2004 is. The list of artists you can vote for include Avenged Sevenfold, Atreyu, Mastodon, Lamb of God, Shadows Fall and Killswitch Engage. Go here and cast your vote.

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Watch A New Episode Of Metal Injection Online

The brutal people over at Metal Injection have posted a new episode of their TV show online, which features a hilarious interview with Howard of Killswitch Engage.

Also, you can finally check out Trivium's video "Like Light To The Flies" Videos from Shadows Fall, Candiria and the End are also featured on this episode. The episode is streaming online here.

Metal Injection also airs on TV in Brooklyn on Tuesday Nights at 12:30AM on Ch. 67 Cablevision, 34 Time Warner.

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Killswitch Engage To Be Featured On Rockline

Killswitch Engage will be the featured guests on the nationally syndicated radio show Rockline on Monday, October 11th. The live show begins at 8:30 p.m. PT / 11:30 p.m. ET, and fans are encouraged to call in with questions during the program at (800) 344-ROCK (7625). To find a station near you, check out www.rocklineradio.com. Fear Factory will also be on the show that night.

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Preview The Headbangers Ball Vol 2 CD Online

Roadrunner Records is releasing the long-awaited MTV2 Headbangers Ball Volume 2 Compilation this Tuesday. 40 tracks from 40 of the hottest acts in mainstream heavy metal and in the underground, for one low price. Who needs the radio, when you have this awesome play list to pop in the CD player. MTV has put up a full preview of the album, which you can access by clicking here

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