Killswitch Engage

Killswitch Engage

 

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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]

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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.

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Fan Poll: 5 Best Killswitch Engage Songs
  –  February 14, 2018
As Killswitch Engage and Anthrax destroy stages across the second leg of KillThrax, their massive co-headlining North American tour, we decided to look back at KsE's catalog and ponder the impossible: What is the metalcore band's single greatest song?
The Weapon, Feat. Killswitch Engage Frontman, Release Debut EP
  –  February 13, 2018
Hardcore punk act The Weapon, led by Killswitch Engage frontman Jesse Leach ... Leach says he's not trying to make polished and produced music with The Weapon; instead the band focuses on getting a feeling across - a rather angry feeling, at that.
KILLSWITCH ENGAGE Frontman's Punk Project THE WEAPON Just Released A New EP
  –  February 13, 2018
Killswitch Engage frontman Jeese Leach recently stated the band is working ... Leach tells Revolver that he'd like to get it out on vinyl sooner or later alongside way more music from The Weapon. We are not striving for perfection, just feeling.
Watch: KILLSWITCH ENGAGE's Adam D. Heads to The Bar, Mid-Song, For A Shot of Whiskey
  –  February 12, 2018
Sometimes playing live can leave a musician very parched. Killswitch Engage guitarist Adam D. knows this and has figured out a perfect solution. Rather than ask somebody to get him a drink, he just picks up and goes and gets one himself. During Killswitch ...
Anthrax shows age can't slow these thrash pioneers
  –  February 19, 2018
Hitting the stage after sets by Killswitch Engage and Havok, Anthrax promptly had the floor erupting in a swirl of mosh-pit insanity, bodies flying toward the security guards lining the front of the stage as the band tore into "Among the Living" and ...
That’s Not Metal: Smashing Pumpkins, Feed The Rhino And Killswitch Engage On The UK’s Biggest Metal Podcast
  –  February 16, 2018
That’s Not Metal is your weekly guide to all of the comings and goings in the world of rock and metal, featuring hard-hitting opinions on this week’s news, discussion of the things that matter most to you, and reviews on this week’s biggest rock ...
Fan Poll: 5 Best Killswitch Engage Songs
  –  February 14, 2018
As Killswitch Engage and Anthrax destroy stages across the second leg of KillThrax, their massive co-headlining North American tour, we decided to look back at KsE's catalog and ponder the impossible: What is the metalcore band's single greatest song?
The Weapon (Killswitch Engage) Premiere Debut EP
  –  February 14, 2018
The Weapon, the new hardcore/punk outfit fronted by Killswitch Engage vocalist Jesse Leach, have debuted their debut EP streaming via Bandcamp below. Guitarist Chris Drapeau, bassist Josh Mihlek and drummer Andy Mass complete the outfit’s lineup.
The Weapon, Feat. Killswitch Engage Frontman, Release Debut EP
  –  February 13, 2018
Hardcore punk act The Weapon, led by Killswitch Engage frontman Jesse Leach, released their two-song debut EP today, featuring the tracks "At What Cost" and "Shotgun Anarchy," which can be heard below. Leach and his bandmates, guitarist Chris Drapeau ...
Watch: KILLSWITCH ENGAGE's Adam D. Heads to The Bar, Mid-Song, For A Shot of Whiskey
  –  February 12, 2018
Sometimes playing live can leave a musician very parched. Killswitch Engage guitarist Adam D. knows this and has figured out a perfect solution. Rather than ask somebody to get him a drink, he just picks up and goes and gets one himself. During Killswitch ...
Metal masters: Anthrax tour with Killswitch Engage, Havok has been ‘great every night’
  –  February 9, 2018
Anthrax has played many shows around the world that the band wishes had been caught on tape. The thrash metal giants finally listened to the voice in their heads and captured a sold-out show last year at the Barrowland Ballroom in Glasgow, Scotland.
Twitching Tongues releasing LP, touring with True Love, Vamachara, more
  –  February 7, 2018
Hatebreed also have upcoming shows with Killswitch Engage and Candiria, including NJ’s Starland Ballroom on April 26 (tickets). Crowbar have other dates as well, including a March 14 show at Brooklyn Bazaar with more bands TBA (tickets).
Killswitch Engage Making Big Progress On New Album
  –  February 6, 2018
Killswitch Engage may be busy on the road with Thrash icons Anthrax but that hasn't stopped the band from making progress on their forthcoming studio album. Frontman Jesse Leach spoke about the progress on the new effort during a chat with KFMX that was ...

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