Killswitch Engage

Killswitch Engage



Killswitch Engage are an American metalcore band from Westfield, Massachusetts, formed in 1999 after the disbanding of Overcast and Aftershock. Killswitch Engage's current lineup consists of vocalist Jesse Leach, guitarists Joel Stroetzel and Adam Dutkiewicz, bassist Mike D'Antonio, and drummer Justin Foley. The band has released seven studio albums and two live performance albums. Their latest album, Incarnate, was released on March 11, 2016.[2]

Killswitch Engage rose to fame with its 2004 release The End of Heartache, which peaked at number 21 on the Billboard 200, and was certified gold by the RIAA in December 2007 for over 500,000 shipments in the United States. The title track, "The End of Heartache", was nominated for a Grammy Award in 2005 for Best Metal Performance, and a live DVD titled (Set This) World Ablaze was released in 2005. Killswitch Engage has performed at festivals such as Soundwave Festival, Wacken Open Air, Reading and Leeds Festivals, Ozzfest, Download Festival, Rock on the Range, Rock Am Ring, Mayhem Festival, Monsters of Rock, Pointfest, Knotfest and Heavy MTL. The band has sold over four million records in the U.S. and has been considered notable within the New Wave of American Heavy Metal.[3]



Disarm the Descent
Disarm the Descent is the sixth studio album by American metalcore band Killswitch Engage.
Killswitch Engage
Killswitch Engage is the fifth studio album by American metalcore band Killswitch Engage.
Alive or Just Breathing
Alive or Just Breathing is the second studio album by American metalcore band Killswitch Engage.
As Daylight Dies
As Daylight Dies is the fourth studio album by American metalcore band Killswitch Engage.

Photos - Killswitch Engage529

People Recently Photographed at Killswitch Engage Events4

Popular Albums8

Album Appearances & References6

Popular Songs17

Popular Live Albums1

Song Appearances & References1

Minor Film Appearances & References2

TV Shows3

Video Game References4

Collaborators & Influencers9

Other Music-Related Relationships34

Awards & Nominations3


Band Members7

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Spotify - Albums & Singles31


Spotify - Appears On2


Spotify - Top Tracks10


Upcoming Concerts57

Montreal, Canada
January 25, 2018
London Music Hall
London, Canada
January 26, 2018
Sherman Theater
Stroudsburg, United States
January 27, 2018
The National
Richmond, United States
January 28, 2018
Jannus Live
St Petersburg, United States
January 30, 2018
The Fillmore Charlotte
Charlotte, United States
January 31, 2018
Eagles Ballroom Club Stage
Milwaukee, United States
February 2, 2018
Egyptian Room at Old National Centre
Indianapolis, United States
February 3, 2018
Marathon Music Works
Nashville, United States
February 5, 2018
Iron City
Birmingham, United States
February 6, 2018
The Pavillion at Concrete Street
Corpus Christi, United States
February 8, 2018
Lonestar Pavillion
Lubbock, United States
February 9, 2018
The Criterion
Oklahoma City, United States
February 10, 2018
El Rey Theater
Albuquerque, United States
February 11, 2018
House of Blues
San Diego, United States
February 13, 2018
House Of Blues
Anaheim, United States
February 14, 2018
Revolution Concert House
Garden City, United States
February 16, 2018
Knitting Factory Concert House
Spokane, United States
February 17, 2018
The Ranch
Edmonton, Canada
February 19, 2018
Bowes Event Center at Revolution Place
Grande Prairie, Canada
February 20, 2018
MacEwan Hall
Calgary, Canada
February 21, 2018
Burton Cummings Theater
Winnipeg, Canada
February 23, 2018
Skyway Theater
Minneapolis, United States
February 24, 2018
Anthem at Hard Rock Hotel and Casino
Sioux City, United States
February 25, 2018
The Forge
Joliet, United States
February 27, 2018
Ram's Head Live
Baltimore, United States
March 1, 2018
Dome Arena
Henrietta, United States
March 2, 2018
The Palladium
Worcester, United States
March 3, 2018
State Theater
Portland, United States
March 4, 2018
Starland Ballroom
Sayreville, United States
April 26, 2018
Metropolitan Park
Jacksonville, United States
April 27, 2018
Jacksonville, United States
April 28, 2018
Mercury Ballroom
Louisville, United States
May 1, 2018
Agora Theatre
Cleveland, United States
May 2, 2018
The Chance
Poughkeepsie, United States
May 3, 2018
Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez
Mexico City, Mexico
May 4, 2018
Saku Arena
Tallinn, Estonia
May 26, 2018
Helsinki, Finland
May 28, 2018
Helsinki, Finland
May 29, 2018
Tele2 Arena
Stockholm, Sweden
June 1, 2018
Dahls Arena
Trondheim, Norway
June 2, 2018
Royal Arena
Copenhagen, Denmark
June 5, 2018
Hanover, Germany
June 10, 2018
Berlin, Germany
June 13, 2018
Klub Proxima
Warszawa, Poland
June 19, 2018
Letnany Airport
Prague, Czech Republic
June 20, 2018
Festivalpark Stenehei
Dessel, Belgium
June 21, 2018
Geneva Arena
Geneve, Switzerland
June 26, 2018
Freiburg, Germany
June 30, 2018
Arnhem, Netherlands
July 1, 2018
Metro Radio Arena
Newcastle, United Kingdom
July 31, 2018
SSE Arena
Belfast, United Kingdom
August 2, 2018
Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre
Batley, United Kingdom
August 4, 2018
Manchester Arena
Manchester, United Kingdom
August 6, 2018
Genting Arena
Birmingham, United Kingdom
August 7, 2018
O2 Arena
London, United Kingdom
August 10, 2018
O2 Arena
London, United Kingdom
August 11, 2018

News Articles12

Killswitch Engage and Anthrax announce 'KillThrax II' tour, including Oklahoma City concert
  –  October 20, 2017
Metalcore masterminds Killswitch Engage and legendary thrash/metal masters Anthrax have announced today plans for "KillThrax II," a 29-city tour of North America presented by SiriusXM that kicks off Jan. 25 in Montreal, Canada and will zig-zag across the ...
Metal Injection's 35 Most Anticipated Albums Of 2018
  –  January 12, 2018
Whether it's metal legends like Slayer, Megadeth and Ozzy Osbourne or heavy metal heavy hitters like Ghost, Killswitch Engage, Pig Destroyer to up and coming acts worth your time like Tribultion, Gatecreeper and Anaal Nathrakh – there is a lot to look ...
Fan Poll: 10 Most Anticipated Albums of 2018
  –  January 11, 2018
When original singer Jesse Leach reunited with Killswitch Engage in 2012, it brought new life to the band and a fresh, raw punk-rock energy. The two albums that the metalcore stalwarts have recorded since, 2013's Disarm the Descent and 2016's Incarnate ...
Join Us Tonight- We’re Gonna Live Tweet X-Files Season 11 Episode 2
  –  January 10, 2018
Judging by this synopsis from TVLine- it sounds like tonight’s episode may tie into another classic episode, “Killswitch Engage”. Yes, that *is* the name of a hard rock band, GUESS where they got it from? (There’s also Eve 6 the band ...
TGIF: Happenings — what’s coming up in Northeast Ohio starting Jan. 12
  –  January 10, 2018
Killswitch Engage, Hatebreed, The World Alive, May 2; Protest the Hero, May 3; Hammerfall, Flotsam and Jetsam, June 1. Visit Beachland Ballroom: 15711 Waterloo Road, Cleveland, presents Keller Williams, Jan. 12; Cauliflower Ninja ...
Yoakam, Spoon, Jason Isbell and Tony Bennett - here are a dozen notable shows coming to Richmond in early 2018
  –  January 8, 2018
She’s the daughter of the late, influential singer Donny Hathaway. “This town ain’t big enough for both of us,” one might expect a member of Anthrax or Killswitch Engage to utter should they appear at the same time at opposite ends of Broad Street ...
Is Burnout Paradise Still Burnout Paradise Without the Soundtrack?
  –  January 5, 2018
Imagine starting the game up and not hearing Guns and Roses, imagine not having Killswitch Engage pounding out as you hit top speed along the harbour, imagine not having Soundgarden playing when you’re skidding around corners. The unthinkable could also ...
Era of Discord Inks Deal With Swimming With Sharks
  –  January 5, 2018
The band takes influence from groups such as Parkway Drive, Pantera, Slipknot, Mudvayne, Killswitch Engage, Bloodbath, Cannibal Corpse and Lamb of God, among others. In 2017, Era of Discord released their debut album titled 'Terra Imperium' streaming below.
‘Surviving the Music Industry’ With Rex Brown, Frank Bello, Howard Jones, Alex Skolnick + Brian Slagel [Watch]
  –  January 4, 2018
The Grammy Museum was kind enough to open its doors for us, so we recruited Pantera legend Rex Brown, Anthrax’s Frank Bello, former Killswitch Engage vocalist Howard Jones, Testament’s Alex Skolnick and Metal Blade Records’ Brian Slagel for a ...
Ozzy Headlines Fort Rock Festival
  –  January 2, 2018
Other big name bands on the bill include: Godsmack, Five Finger Death Punch, Stone Temple Pilots, Killswitch Engage, Hollywood Undead, Sevendust and many more!
Iron Maiden announce 2018 UK arena tour with Killswitch Engage
  –  November 13, 2017
Tickets are on sale from 9am on Friday November 24 and will available here. Speaking to NME about the future of the band in the wake of his recent cancer scare, frontman Bruce Dickinson said: “I don’t have a time frame on it. For as long as my body is ...
Killswitch Engage, Anthrax to headline Worcester concert
  –  October 18, 2017
Westfield rockers Killswitch Engage will share the bill with metal gods Anthrax at The Palladium in Worcester on March 3 at 6:30 p.m. The joint appearance is part of the bands' "Killthrax Tour." The Denver-baserd Havok is the opening act. A pre-sale is ...


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