When it was announced that Killswitch Engage was parting ways with vocalist Howard Jones, there was a great sense of loss amongst the fans. However, there was also a feeling of anticipation and hope as many people were holding their breath and secretly wishing that original vocalist Jesse Leach would return. When those prayers were answered the anticipation for a new KsE album skyrocketed.
Enter Disarm The Descent, the first album with Jesse Leach since 2002’s seminal Alive Or Just Breathing. It’s been 11 years, so naturally some questions arise. Does Leach still have what it takes for KsE? Was his return the best choice? Is this even an album worth venturing into? Head on below for my thoughts! READ MORE
Metalcore band Killswitch Engage has teamed up with AltPress to stream their new album Disarm The Descent, which comes out April 1st via Roadrunner Records. You can listen to the album by clicking the previous link or by heading down below.
Disarm The Descent is the first album to feature original vocalist Jesse Leach since 2002′s Alive Or Just Breathing. You can pre-order the album here
Keep an eye out for our exclusive interview with drummer Justin Foley, coming soon! READ MORE
Metalcore band Killswitch Engage has released a new single entitled “The New Awakening”. The song comes from the band’s upcoming album The New Descent, which comes out April 2nd via Roadrunner Records. It is the first album to feature original vocalist Jesse Leach since 2002′s Alive Or Just Breathing. The album was produced by guitarist Adam Dutkiewicz. The album is available for pre-order on iTunes.
You can hear the new single below. READ MORE
Melodic metal band Killswitch Engage has released a stream of “In Due Time”, the first single from their upcoming album Disarm The Descent. The single will be released on digital platforms on Feb. 5th.
Their sixth studio album, it will be released on April 2nd via Roadrunner Records and is the first album to feature singer Jesse Leach since 2002′s Alive Or Just Breathing.
I’ve played it a few times now and I think it’s great! Definitely a return to that classic KsE sound that gained so many fans. Head on below to give it a listen! READ MORE
Roadrunner Records artist Killswitch Engage has unveiled their new album title as Disarm The Descent and have announced that they will be releasing it on April 2nd. The first single, “In Due Time”, will be released digitally on Feb. 5th. There will be 12 tracks on their 6th studio album, which is also the first album to feature original vocalist Jesse Leach since 2002′s Alive Or Just Breathing.
Leach states, “It is with a grateful spirit that we prepare for this record’s release. From the music, to the lyrics, to the artwork, we are all proud of what we have accomplished. To me this is by far my best vocal performance, much thanks to Adam’s guidance and faith in my abilities. I am very grateful to be where I am in life, back in an amazing band with a record we are all excited for the world to hear. Thanks to all the fans for their warm welcome back and their undying love for Killswitch Engage.”
Head on below for the full track list. READ MORE
A demo version of metalcore band Killswitch Engage‘s song entitled “No End In Sight” has leaked onto the internet, resulting in the band performing the track live. It is the first track to feature original KSE vocalist Jesse Leach on front vocals since he left the band after the release of 2002′s Alive Or Just Breathing (he did guest vocals on two tracks on 2004′s The End Of Heartache). The track is a rough demo and, according to Adam Dutkiewicz in an interview with Guitar World, “It’s actually the one tune that’s pretty different from the other stuff. Overall the rest of the album is a little faster, a little meaner, a little growlier — thrashy but with lots of clean parts. We’re going a little more extreme this time.” You can hear “No End In Sight” below.
The band is currently in the studio mixing their upcoming album with producer Andy Sneap (Megadeth, Exodus, Nevermore). The as-of-yet untitled album will be released sometime in early 2013 via Roadrunner Records.
Killswitch Engage will be performing Alive Or Just Breathing in its entirety on tour in a few weeks. Support will come from Shadows Fall and Acaro. Check here for all tour dates. READ MORE
Killswitch Engage has announced a full tour in celebration of the 10th anniversary of their second album Alive Or Just Breathing. The band will be performing the album in its entirety on this tour as well as other, more recent hits. The tour will begin with the band headlining the California Metal Fest in on Nov. 24th in San Bernadino, CA and end almost a month later in Portland, ME.
Earlier this year, original singer Jesse Leach rejoined the band. “I honestly never thought I would have the opportunity to sing these songs on stage with Killswitch again. Now here I am back in the band and celebrating 10 years of the release of this record. I am absolutely thrilled for this tour. I can’t wait to sing ‘Rise inside’ and ‘Just Barely Breathing’ among others. On top of it all, we have our good friends in Shadows Fall and Acaro joining us. This tour will be one we will all remember!”
Guitarist Joel Stroetzel states, “We’re all looking forward to this tour! It’s going to be a great time on all levels. Playing songs we haven’t played in many years, celebrating the 10th anniversary of Alive or Just Breathing with Jesse now back in the band, and just hanging out with some great old friends — we’re psyched.”
Joining KsE on the tour will be Shadows Fall and Acaro. All tour dates are below. READ MORE