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Formed: 1999
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2013 Metal Grammy Nominees Revealed

The 2013 Grammy nominees in the "Best Metal Performance" category have now been revealed, and are as follows:

"T.N.T." - Anthrax
"God Is Dead?" - Black Sabbath
"The Enemy Inside" - Dream Theater
"In Due Time" - Killswitch Engage
"Room 24" - Volbeat Featuring King Diamond

As usual, there's nothing on the extreme side to be found, but at least actual metal bands have made the list. Anyone want to bet which performance wins?

Keep in mind, last year Halestorm somehow won best metal performance in a lineup that featured Lamb of God, Megadeth, and Iron Maiden, so it seems likely voting for the most rock-focused and least metallic band may be the way to go.

And when you're done with that, let us know what the REAL best metal performance of 2013 should have been - Grammy's be damned!

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Battlecross To Tour With Killswitch Engage

Battlecross has announced the band will join Killswitch Engage, Trivium, and Miss May I on a run through the U.K. and Ireland, which kicks off in Dublin on January 29th, 2013.

It will be the Detroit outfit's first outing there and the band is looking forward to it:

"Battlecross is so stoked to hit the UK with Killswitch Engage, Trivium and Miss May I as our first overseas tour ever and thank them for having us on this awesome tour!

"What an honor it is to share our first UK experience with these bands and we're ready to thrash with you, our new friends! Thank you all who have been waiting so patiently for Battlecross to come overseas, and we promise that it will be worth the wait!

"Expect nothing less than swift hard kick in the arse from our live show and hope you like us enough to have us back very soon. Can't wait to rage and have a pint or four with our UK fans! Until then, please hit up our website and send us a message with your email address so we can stay in touch and meet up before, during and after the show AND We'll write you back! Please keep checking the Metal Blade UK page for updates and giveaways until then!!"

01/29 DUBLIN – The Academy
01/30 BELFAST – The Limelight
02/01 MANCHESTER – Academy
02/02 LONDON – Brixton O2 Academy
02/03 NEWCASTLE – O2 Academy
02/04 GLASGOW – O2 Academy
02/06 BIRMINGHAM – O2 Academy
02/07 SOUTHAMPTON - Guildhall

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Killswitch Engage Releases "Always" Video

Killswitch Engage has released a video clip for the song "Always," which can be viewed below, and front man Jesse Leach comments:

"We’ve just release a special short film created by our friends McFarland & Pecci for our song 'Always.' This song is a unique one on the record and I wanted the video to really stand out, to mean something. My hope is when people watch this video, it impacts them enough to cause them to stop and contemplate their own lives."

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Killswitch Engage Announces Special Show

The Merciless Book of Metal Lists presents a very special show for the 2013 CBGB Festival in NYC. This intimate affair features Massachusetts metal giants Killswitch Engage at the 400 capacity Santos Party House on Saturday October 12th.

“This was originally going to be a secret show for our book release back in the Spring, but schedules didn't allow for it, so we stayed on it, and decided to do it for CBGB Fest,” states "The Merciless Book of Metal Lists" author Howie Abrams. He adds, “Killswitch Engage is one of my favorite bands; one which has reinvigorated metal in recent years, and we’re proud to be working with them to make this great night happen.”

Killswitch Engage is about to head out on tour in the U.S. with the mighty Lamb of God, with support from Testament and Huntress, and also wanted to offer up this unique event to its most loyal fans. NYC and tri-state area fans can catch KsE on this upcoming tour at Roseland Ballroom in NYC (Oct-25) and at Starland Ballroom in NJ (Nov-22).

Additionally, proceeds from the show will be donated to The FC Foundation, an organization whose mission is to fight cancer by raising awareness and to educate about early cancer detection, in an attempt to put an end to late-stage cancer diagnoses.

Support for KsE will come from NYC's heaviest ladies (and two gentlemen) Eye Ra Haze, whose atmospheric brand of metal compliments the evening perfectly. KsE encourage fans attending the Santos show to bring proof of their purchased Roseland or Starland ticket to the merch area to claim a special KsE autographed item. Tickets will be on sale Tuesday October 8th at 10 AM via this location. All tickets are $25. Doors will open at 6:00 PM - show time is 7:15.

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Roadrunner Records To Release Box Set

Roadrunner Records has issued the following announcement about releasing a retrospective box set:

"On October 1, we'll be releasing 'XXX: Three Decades of Roadrunner Records,' a four-disc box set that chronicles our first thirty years in existence.

"Each disc in the set will reflect a period in our history, with artists such Mercyful Fate, Deicide, Brujeria, Suffocation, Type O Negative, Slipknot, Machine Head, Sepultura, Killswitch Engage, Trivium, Dream Theater, Opeth, Gojira, Airbourne, Black Stone Cherry, and Rush being represented.

"Furthermore, the set will feature liner notes written by Decibel contributor Chris Dick in addition to quotes from founder Cees Wessels; legendary A&R guru Monte Conner; and artists such as King Diamond, Sepultura/Soulfly/Cavalera Conspiracy mastermind Max Cavalera, Trivium frontman Matt Heafy, Opeth leader Mikael Åkerfeldt, Slipknot drummer Joey Jordison, and more."

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Killswitch Engage Drummer Breaks Collarbone

Killswitch Engage has checked in with the following announcement about recruiting a fill-in drummer for upcoming tour dates:

"We have some not so good news to announce. Our drummer Justin Foley recently had a bicycle accident and broke his collarbone. So he will not be able to do this upcoming Asia/Europe tour that begins later this week. Luckily we were able to find a replacement drummer on short notice, so we will not be canceling any dates.

"The replacement drummer will be our longtime friend Jordan Mancino from As I Lay Dying. Barring any unforeseen issues, Justin should be back on track in time for our upcoming North American tour with Lamb of God, which starts in late October. Killswitch would like to thank our Asia and Europe fans in advance for understanding. As always, thank you so much for the support." More...

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Lamb Of God To Tour With Testament, Killswitch

Long-time friends Lamb of God and Killswitch Engage have joined forces for a can't miss tour in the fall of 2013. The tour launches October 22nd in Toronto and canvases much of the U.S and Canada.

The two bands will combine for 28 North American shows in total. Support for all shows except Los Angeles will be provided by thrash legends Testament, with Huntress opening all shows.

Lamb of God will end the North American portion of the "Resolution" record cycle with this tour. It will include a coast to coast visit to all major Canadian cities which will be Lamb of God’s first visit to Canada on this cycle other than a festival play in June in Montebello and a show in Toronto in January 2012. Lamb of God will then finish the Resolution cycle completely with a visit to Europe and South Africa in January 2014. Details on that tour will be released late August. More...

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Roadrunner Records Offering Free Sampler

Roadrunner Records is currently offering a 10 track digital sampler album as a free download. You can get the tracks over at Amazon.co.uk here. The track listing is:

1. Absolute Zero Stone Sour
2. Black Tongue Mastodon
3. Bruane Brenn Kvelertak
4. Witchtripper Down
5. Live It Up Airbourne
6. Anastasia Slash
7. White Trash Millionaire Black Stone Cherry
8. In Due Time Killswitch Engage
9. Ghost Walking Lamb Of God
10. Chaos Lives In Everything (feat. Skrillex) Korn More...

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Killswitch Engage To Host Fan Chat Today

Roadrunner Records group Killswitch Engage is currently traversing the country on the “Disarm The Descent Tour,” accompanied by special guests Miss May I, Darkest Hour, The Word Alive and Affiance.

The tour lineup was originally to include As I Lay Dying, but the band dropped off the tour after front man Tim Lambesis was arrested for allegedly trying to hire a hit man to kill his wife.

In celebration of the U.S. headline run Jesse Leach, front man of Killswitch Engage, will participate in a live YouTube chat today, Tuesday June 11th at 1:00PM ET. For the live chat Jesse will be joined by his tour mates: Levi Benton of Miss May I, John Henry of Darkest Hour, Telle Smith of The Word Alive, and Dennis Tvrdik of Affiance.

Killswitch Engage will be posting a link to the live chat on the band's official Facebook page once it is live at 1:00PM ET. Fans will then be able to join in on the live Q&A with all four vocalists and can leave questions for them in the comments section of the video post.

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As I Lay Dying Cancels Tour With Killswitch Engage

After Tim Lambesis was arrested for allegedly attempting to hire an undercover officer to murder his wife, the fate of the upcoming As I Lay Dying/Killswitch Engage tour was up in the air. As I Lay Dying has now issued the following announcement about officially canceling the run:

"In light of recent events, As I Lay Dying will unfortunately not be taking part in the upcoming tour with Killswitch Engage.

"Given the circumstances, we feel that it is best for the band to be off the road while the current situation gets sorted. We'd like to thank all of our fans for their ongoing support at this difficult time.

"-Jordan, Nick, Phil, and Josh."

Lambesis' bail was set at $3 million and he currently remains in custody. Further details on the case and footage from his arraignment can be found at this location.

Killswitch Engage will however be continuing on with the trek, bringing on different supporting groups. The band comments:

"Since As I Lay Dying has announced they will not be able to join us on this tour...we would like to welcome Darkest Hour, and The Word Alive on the Disarm the Descent 2013 U.S. TOUR! Please welcome both bands with open arms, ROCK!"

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Killswitch Engage Video Interview Available

Killswitch Engage guitarist Adam Dutkiewicz and vocalist Jesse Leach were interviewed by KaaosTV before the band's show at The Circus in Helsinki, Finland on April 16th, 2013. Check out the video clip below.

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Killswitch Engage Announces Headlining Tour

Grammy-nominated, Massachusetts-based hard rockers Killswitch Engage – singer Jesse Leach, guitarist Adam Dutkiewicz, bassist Mike D'Antonio, guitarist Joel Stroetzel and drummer Justin Foley - have announced the first headline tour in support of new album "Disarm the Descent," which debuted at #7 on the Billboard Top 200 and at #1 on the Hard Music Chart.

The tour will feature support from As I Lay Dying and Miss May I, with Affiance opening. Tickets go on sale on April 12 or April 13, depending on the market.

"Everyone in the Killswitch family is excited to get out on our first U.S. headlining tour in support of our new record," Leach said. "We are hitting some great cities and have a great mix of songs from every era of Killswitch as well as of course a handful of new ones."

Leach continued, "We look forward to sharing this tour with our old friends and brothers in metal As I Lay Dying. I personally have never had the chance to tour with them and I am looking forward to having such a quality band out with us to give this tour even more fire! We will also be joined by a talented and up-and-coming band Miss May I. Thanks to all the U.S. fans for your support! Our live show will be full-on energy with all of us ready to take this to a whole new level."

Bassist Mike D. concurred, saying, "We are super excited to be back out with our good buds in As I Lay Dying! They are some of our favorite dudes to hang with on the road, so assumptions are high that utter chaos shall ensue. There will be so much metal riffage -- you could build your own Carnival Cruse Ship. That's right, 'CHUGGA CHUGGA Paralysis' is surely imminent." More...

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Sylosis Posts European Tour Trailer

UK-based modern thrash metallers Sylosis, whose latest album “Monolith” was released via Nuclear Blast in October 2012, recently announced that they’ll join Killswitch Engage on the upcoming “Disarm The Descent” European tour as special guests.

Killswitch Engage’s sixth studio album "Disarm The Descent" was released April 1st via Roadrunner Records. “Disarm The Descent” is the band’s first release since 2002 with original lead singer Jesse Leach.

Check out this new teaser trailer for the impending tour: More...

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Killswitch Engage Streaming Full New Album

Killswitch Engage will be releasing new album "Disarm the Descent" this coming April 2nd, 2013.

The band has now teamed up with Altpress.com to stream the full album online. Give the release a listen via Alternative Press here or through the player blow.

The album's track listing is as follows:

1. The Hell In Me
2. Beyond the Flames
3. The New Awakening
4. In Due Time
5. A Tribute to the Fallen
6. Turning Point
7. All We Have
8. You Don't Bleed for Me
9. The Call
10. No End in Sight
11. Always
12. Time Will Not Remain More...

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Killswitch Engage Streaming New Song

You can now stream "The New Awakening," a song from Killswitch Engage's upcoming album "Disarm the Descent," through the player below.

The album will be available everywhere April 2nd, and pre-orders are now live via iTunes or from the band's website here. The track list is as follows:

1. The Hell In Me
2. Beyond the Flames
3. The New Awakening
4. In Due Time
5. A Tribute to the Fallen
6. Turning Point
7. All We Have
8. You Don't Bleed for Me
9. The Call
10. No End in Sight
11. Always
12. Time Will Not Remain More...

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Killswitch Engage Video Interview Available

Montreality has posted a new video interview online with Mike D'Antonio of Killswitch Engage, in which he speaks about the type of student he was, past jobs, how to make it in the music business, Killswitch's upcoming album "Disarm The Descent," and more. Check out the video clip below.

The band's new album "Disarm the Descent" drops on April 2nd, 2013 via Roadrunner Records. You can also check out the band's lyric video for "In Due Time" at this location.

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Sylosis Joining Killswitch Engage On Tour

U.K. based modern thrash metallers Sylosis, whose latest album “Monolith” was released via Nuclear Blast in October 2012, have just announced that they’ll join Killswitch Engage on the upcoming “Disarm The Descent” European tour as special guests. Catch the band live:

08.04. NL Amsterdam - Melkweg
09.04. D Stuttgart - LKA
10.04. D Bochum - Matrix
11.04. D Hannover - Musik Zentrum
13.04. S Malmo - Kulturbolaget
14.04. NO Oslo - Rockefeller Music Hall
16.04. FIN Helsinki - The Circus
17.04. EST Tallinn - Rock Cade
19.04. S Goteborg - Brewhouse
20.04. DK Copenhagen - Amager Bio
21.04. D Berlin - C Club
23.04. D Munich - Theaterfabrik
24.04 AT Vienna - Arena
25.04. I Milan - Magazzini Gernali
26.04 CH Solothurn - Kofmehl
28.04. B Meerhout - Groezrock Festival
29.04. FR Paris - Le Trabbendo
30.04. D Cologne - Essigfabrik
02.05. UK Manchester - HMV Ritz
03.05. UK Glasgow - 02 ABC
04.05.UK Birmingham - The Institute
05.05. UK London - 02 Shepherds Bush Empire
06.05. UK Cardiff - Solus @ Cardiff University More...

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Killswitch Engage Posts New Video

Roadrunner Records artist Killswitch Engage has premiered a new video for “In Due Time,” the first single off forthcoming album, "Disarm The Descent." Directed by McFarland & Pecci, the video is now available to watch over at RollingStone.com here.

"Disarm The Descent," which was produced by the band’s very own Adam Dutkiewicz, marks the group’s first album with original vocalist Jesse Leach since 2002's breakout "Alive or Just Breathing."

Pre-orders for "Disarm The Descent" are currently available at Killswitch Engage’s official online store, with the full album arriving everywhere April 2nd. The track list is as follows:

1. The Hell In Me
2. Beyond the Flames
3. The New Awakening
4. In Due Time (check out the lyric video here)
5. A Tribute to the Fallen
6. Turning Point
7. All We Have
8. You Don't Bleed for Me
9. The Call
10. No End in Sight
11. Always
12. Time Will Not Remain More...

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Killswitch Engage Posts "In Due Time" Lyric Video

Killswitch Engage posted a lyric video for the new track "In Due Time." The song appears on the band's upcoming studio album, "Disarm the Descent," which drops on April 2, 2013 via Roadrunner Records. Preorders can be made at this location.

"Disarm the Descent" will mark the return of Jesse Leach on lead vocals since the 2002 release "Alive Or Just Breathing." The track list is as follows:

1. The Hell In Me
2. Beyond the Flames
3. The New Awakening
4. In Due Time
5. A Tribute to the Fallen
6. Turning Point
7. All We Have
8. You Don't Bleed for Me
9. The Call
10. No End in Sight
11. Always
12. Time Will Not Remain

Check out "In Due Time" here: More...

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Killswitch Engage Reveals New Album Artwork

Killswitch Engage has revealed the cover art to forthcoming studio album, "Disarm the Descent," via a 27-second trailer which also features a clip of new music. Check it out below. "Disarm The Descent" hits stores on April 2nd, 2013.

The track listing for the album, which was produced by guitarist Adam D. and is the first to feature Jesse Leach on lead vocals since 2002's "Alive Or Just Breathing," is as follows:

"The Hell In Me"
"Beyond the Flames"
"The New Awakening"
"In Due Time"
"A Tribute to the Fallen"
"Turning Point"
"All We Have"
"You Don't Bleed for Me"
"The Call"
"No End in Sight"
"Always"
"Time Will Not Remain" More...

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