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Killswitch Engage Announces New Self-Titled Album

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Massachusetts band Killswitch Engage have announced that upcoming fourth studio album through Roadrunner Records will be self-titled. The album, produced by Brendan O'Brien (AC/DC, Rage Against the Machine) and co-produced by guitarist Adam Dutkiewicz, will hit stores on June 30.

Some of the working track titles for the album include "Reckoning," "The Forgotten," "Light in a Darkened World" and "Starting Over." Vocalist Howard Jones commented on the album by saying, "It was time for us to step outside of our comfort zone and try something a little different with this record. It definitely still sounds like us, but we needed to be refreshed and take things a little further." The singer also comments on the album being the band's second self-titled effort of its career, saying, "When we all couldn't agree on an album title, someone suggested we just keep it self-titled and we all pretty much agreed...gives it the feeling of a fresh new beginning."

Killswitch Engage have been playing the tentatively titled "Light in a Darkened World" during their set on the Music As A Weapon Tour, where they are serving as main support to Disturbed. The band also performed the song as the opening act of the first annual Revolver Golden Gods Awards, which were held on Tuesday, April 7 in Los Angeles.

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1. travis 2.0 writes:

they better not f***ing sell out

# Apr 14, 2009 @ 4:37 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. cink writes:

I'm pretty sure they wont even though they are working with Brendan. Can't wat!

# Apr 14, 2009 @ 5:30 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. MetalFan420 writes:

I hope they dont sell out.. "It was time for us to step outside of our comfort zone and try something a little different with this record". that does not sound very promising......

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# Apr 14, 2009 @ 5:57 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. prelude writes:

Of course as soon as someone hears the words a little different for this record, they automatically freak the f*** out. Bands need to be able to try different things if every album sounded exactly the same that would suck after awhile

# Apr 14, 2009 @ 6:07 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. robw writes:

where have u ppl been?? they sold out years ago.... theyve been going downhill since howard joined the band

# Apr 14, 2009 @ 7:58 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. PorcupineTreeFan writes:

Their last album was a huge let down. I really don't think this album will impress me, but something tells me I'll check it out anyway. Its sad how they have went down hill unlike LoG who are evolving and still kicking @ss even though they have reached similar spot light.

# Apr 14, 2009 @ 11:33 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. Pursuit_Of_Vikings writes:

I don't know about selling out, but they have definitely been mainstream for quite some time now. I'm all for them stepping outside their comfort zone (even if it means being more commercial, I mean sh**, some bands are bound to become that and it may as well be them ). Failure to do so after four albums would be pretty damn disappointing to me...I don't need another All That Remains.

# Apr 14, 2009 @ 11:50 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. Zero 54 writes:

^^^ I think All That Remains sound has changed alot over their 4 albums... Anyways, I don't like how KSE now has a second self titled album, I view this band as one of my favorites i really enjoy all of there material it will be interesting to see where they go with this.

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# Apr 15, 2009 @ 12:56 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. Rake writes:

Wasn't KSE's first album a self-titled?

# Apr 15, 2009 @ 1:14 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. That one guy writes:

Rake -- yes it was.. says so in the article...

# Apr 15, 2009 @ 1:41 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. deathmetallllll writes:

why is adam not producing the album himself what are they trying to impress the soccer moms, if ur not doin for your self dont do it. it shouldnt be about the money

# Apr 16, 2009 @ 4:51 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. Blindgreed1 writes:

Yesterday I actually heard one of the new tunes (Light in a Darkened World) on this album and it sounded like something off of Heartache.

# Apr 16, 2009 @ 4:58 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. chodesmacker007 writes:

you ever heard of a band called "kse sucks d*** and sniffs queefs"

# Apr 16, 2009 @ 7:52 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. SwitchKill writes:

Yes, I have. chodesmacker007 is their lead singer and producer. Except the kse stands for Keep Sucking Eternally. Unlike the band you're trying to hate on, which is more talented than you will ever hope to be.

# Apr 22, 2009 @ 1:13 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. IWrestledABearOnce writes:

[insert OOOOHing sound here]

HE f***ING BURNED YOUR a$$ CHOSESMACKER007!!

# Apr 22, 2009 @ 1:23 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. AlliedFront676 writes:

how are they trying to impress soccer moms? They have to pay this producer big time money, im sure there not making that much money just yet, as they only have one album that even went gold and that took 4 or five years(End of Doucheache). Its funny when fans talk about selling out, they dont realize how little money some of these bands make, if you can make a living more power to ya.

# Apr 22, 2009 @ 3:43 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. HowardMoans writes:

AlliedFront- Well said. So what if people wanna make some money. More power to them for sure. Also, whoever said that All that Remains hasnt changed over the years is a f***tard. Their sound has changed over each album. Maybe not drastically, but its improved each time.

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18. XWigglesX writes:

COCKSMACKER007 HAHAHAHAHA

# Apr 22, 2009 @ 6:53 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. Zeddicus writes:

I agree with POV: they've been mainstream for quite some time. I remember hearing The End of Heartache on the radio back in '04. Regardless of their commercial status, though, I'm still interested in this album. As Daylight Dies wasn't a bad release, but it wasn't great. I prefer some of their earlier stuff from Alive or Just Breathing. As far as popular rock music goes, Killswitch Engage isn't bad; it beats Slipknot and Avenged Sevenfold, so I'll take it.

# Apr 28, 2009 @ 7:15 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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