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Formed: 1999
From: Boston, MA, United States
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Killswitch Engage News

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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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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Enter To Win The "Killswitch Engagement"

Your heartache is over as Killswitch Engage is headed out on the road again for the Jagermeister Tour with Slayer and Mastodon, and Roadrunner Records and Rolling Stone are presenting a kick-ass contest we are calling "Killswitch Engagement"

One grand prize winner will get:
- Roundtrip air transportation for 2 to Los Angeles
- All access passes to the 12/17 Killswitch Engage Jagermeister LA Show (which also happens to include Mastadon and the almighty Slayer)
- 2 nights hotel accommodations
- $500 shopping spree at Hot Topic
- Killswitch Engage CDs and Merchandise

To enter the contest, click here.

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KSE Guitarist Fills In For 36 Crazyfists Bassist

36 Crazyfists bassist Mick Whitney has made his return to the stage, broken bones and all. However, Mick is currently on his way back to Alaska due to extenuating circumstances. That being said, there are still a handful of dates left to be played on this tour...and yes, the show will go on...

Who will be playing bass for 36 CF on these remaining shows? Hint: He was originally the drummer for Killswitch Engage, and is now on guitar. Yes, Jack-Of-All-Musical trades, Adam Dutkiewicz.

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